Tourism professionals at Convention and Visitors Bureaus – CVBs (or Destination Marketing Organizations – DMOs) are implementing some innovative programs to increase visitation in their destinations. We call them Tourism Best Practices, named one of the “Top 15 Tourism Marketing Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2018.”

We start with a SUPER ad during the Super Bowl…

Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau (FL) Unveils Football Field Sized Aerial Advertisements at Super Bowl LIII

Hampton Roads Sports Commission (VA) also looks to sports. Announces Water Country USA® Kids Triathlon

Joplin CVB (MO) starts planning events around four major centennials

Destination marketing campaigns tourism staff are working on…

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (AL) brings back the #iHeartHsv social media campaign!

Minnesota with new “True North” campaign

Sarasota (FL) with a new campaign and visitors center

Panama City (FL) amps up marketing after Hurricane Michael

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation changes the game again creating social content for locals to share.

Final few “quickies”…

Congrats to Manasha (WI) and Alexandria (VA) for finding grants to assist with destination marketing. Alexandra secures $50,000 for marketingManasha lands $100,000 for Paper Trail. And really, hats off to Virginia Tourism and Fox Cities CVB for providing the grants!

Arkansas Tourism Wins National Award for Website

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