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.”

Alpharetta Welcomes Visitors With ‘Summer Eats And Treats’

The campaign showcases some of the Georgia city’s attractions and cuisine.

Empire State Building Visitors Will Soon Get Personalized Travel Tips for Their Best NYC Vacation Ever

An exhibit, in partnership with NYC and Company, asks travelers about their interests and length of stay before providing a list of recommendations. From there, users can select their favorites and have the list emailed or automatically transferred to their phones.

Lincoln (IL) Home Hosts Live Re-enactments as Part of “History Comes Alive” Series

The CVB develops a series of re-enactments to promote Lincoln’s legacy and further develop the destination.

‘Yeah, that Vancouver’ Marketing Campaign Starts

The campaign plays with both the name confusion with Vancouver, B.C., and lack of expectations for the city’s offerings.

Visit San Jose Debuts Destination Song To Highlight Local Attractions And Foster City Pride

The song was written and composed by 16-year-old Auckland, New Zealand singer-songwriter Grace Kelly who spent much of her formative years in San Jose after her father moved to Silicon Valley for an employment opportunity. She wrote the song as a tribute to the City and the happy memories she has of growing up in San Jose.

‘Wizard of Oz’ Comes to Life in Western Michigan Park

The Michigan CVB collaborates to bring sculptures of the popular characters to the park enhancing the destination.

Fort Smith CVB Sets Digital Education Workshop

The workshop will share how to expand business exposure within Google’s products and improve conversion of digital audiences to actual customers.

 

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Top 15 Tourism Marketing Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2018