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.”

Jersey Boys on Broadway. (photo via NYC & Company)

NYC & Company Announces NYC Off-Broadway Week Promotion

The popular bi-annual program, now in its 10th year, offers visitors and New Yorkers the opportunity to purchase 2-for-1 tickets to 38 unique Off-Broadway productions.

Corvette Welcome Fest Returns To Downtown Effingham

500 to 700 corvettes expected for the Corvette Welcome Fest Downtown Party which kicks off Mid America Motorworks’ 25th Annual Corvette Funfest.

Tourism Toronto Partners With Google To Analyze Its International Marketing

“This collaboration with Google fuels our destination marketing programs through more robust analytics,” said Andrew Weir, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer for Tourism Toronto.

Taiwan Targets Australia, New Zealand Tourists With Strong Presence of Marketing Activities

To promote Taiwan as an ideal tourism destination, Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau Singapore Office has launched a string of marketing activities in Australia and New Zealand from August, creating a buzz in the two countries.

Visit Austin Announces Tourism and Hospitality Career Fair

The event will introduce those looking to start or grow their career in the industry by promoting positions from entry level to management.

Green Bay Building $6.5 Million Visitor Center

The two-story building will house the offices of the CVB and be “the front door of (the) community.”

Public Art Chugs Into Downtown Temple

The city is planning to install 10 decorated tiny trains throughout the downtown area.

And while this marketing is not being done by the DMO, still great insight into destination marketing… San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Savvy Strategy to Welcome Chinese Travelers

the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s ramped-up campaign to attract Chinese visitors—with initiatives ranging from a WeChat mini-program to strategic hiring of Mandarin speakers—is something that other cultural institutions could learn from.

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