Category: Content Marketing

What DMOs Should Do About Google Travel

Google recently tweaked its Travel section and, like many Google moves, it’s a seemingly simple change. Essentially, it’s now easier for travelers to plan a trip as Travel gathers the features of Google Flights, Hotels, Trips and Maps all in one place. It’s not necessarily a seismic shift or legit threat to DMOs at this…
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Why Tourism Matters and Other Takeaways from NYSTC 2019

Tourism matters. It’s a trillion-dollar industry in the U.S. with a much larger impact when considering the trickle down. The numbers exposed at the New York State Tourism Industry Association’s NYS Tourism Conference are eye-opening. For example, in 2018 alone, travelers spent about $1.1 trillion and generated $2.5 trillion in total economic impact, according to…
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Rethink Your Travel Guide

The dry intros. The same pictures year after year. And listings, listings, listings. Travelers and tourism professionals alike know the typical travel guide all too well. But, now there’s this thing called content marketing that can change the way you think about travel guides. It starts by rethinking of your audience as readers, not travelers.…
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There’s No PR in SEO … Or Is There?

In the same way PR is no longer just about press releases and coverage, SEO is not bound by keywords and metadata. In fact, they have more in common than you might think and understanding this link could be critical to your marketing efforts. After all, both public relations and search engine optimization serve the…
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Finding Your Stories and How to Tell Them

As destination marketers, we talk a lot about telling stories and its importance in luring travelers to your community. Storytelling is an easy term to say and throw around when developing content and strategy, but what does it really mean? And, more importantly, how do you do it? First, accept the truth: Every place has…
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