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.”

 

A beach destination – especially one with the word “beach” in their city name – promoting visitors go Beachless? Virginia Beach with a new campaign. 

Other campaigns include…

Vanuatu (New Zealand) Launching Campaign to Attract More Foreign Tourists

Washington Holds Tourism Promotion Event in Beijing

Video: Gift Bags, T-shirts Promote Aberdeen (SD)

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Unveils New Name and New Tourism Campaign

In what not to do, Mexico is disbanding their tourism board. Mexico’s Mystifying Tourism Move Leaves Competitors Ready to Pounce
And not a campaign, but a great marketing tool – ambassadors. Downtown Huntington (WV) Partners Implements Ambassador Program
It is a volunteer-based program that is focused on providing a positive visitor experience for all who come to downtown. We have seen them used successfully here in Oklahoma City.

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