The DMO Download
A weekly digest on economic development and cultural, heritage tourism news.
Broadband is an opportunity for rural communities to begin revitalizing their downtown. High speed internet creates more economic opportunities by attracting entrepreneurs and industries to the area.
Visit California is using visual stories to increase trust, confidence and awareness amongst visitors and stakeholders – and you should, too.
There are some important design principles to keep in mind when developing a placemaking strategy for your community.
With many funding opportunities becoming available for economic development and destination marketing, it’s important to implement a strategy that is mindful of the competition and how to attract tourists.
Utilizing influencers in your destination marketing strategy will build consumer trust around your destination’s brand.
U.S. travelers can now visit their northern neighbors as Canada opens its borders.
Destination marketing organizations in Montana are changing their usual marketing to focus on destination stewardship in efforts to preserve their natural amenities.
Having insight on traveler behavior is important in effectively managing budgets. Enter Google and their new tools for tourism.
A report reveals information about summer American travel sentiment.
Surveys indicate that the pandemic inspired four out of five tourists to travel “more responsibly,” indicating a push for more sustainable tourism.
A study reveals a new traveler outlook that diverts from the “gloom and doom” messaging of the pandemic, a Skift article reports. To keep up with travelers demands, tourism marketers should encourage a back-to-normal mentality in their messaging.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is seeking $50 million from state legislators, WHSV 3 reports. The funds, if granted, will be out of the $4.3 billion Virginia received from the American Rescue Plan.