Category: Marketing Insights

NY Traveler Intentions Post-Quarantine

Like many of our fellow tourism industry professionals, we made a lot of assumptions about post-pandemic travel. How would these unprecedented times affect traveler decisions, intentions and when could we expect them to act on those? ABC Creative Group has been doing destination marketing for nearly two decades and we’re just as invested in successful…
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Tips for Keeping Up Destination Marketing During Crisis

Like everything in our daily lives right now, destination marketing during a crisis of this scale is unprecedented. Attractions, accommodations, eateries and breweries are closed or close to it. Everyone’s pretty much stuck at home. This sucks. It also presents great opportunity from a marketing standpoint. For starters, we have a captive audience, one that’s…
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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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Influencers Are ‘Taking Over’

In tourism, nothing tells (and sells) a destination quite like images and videos. Travel, after all, is a theater of sight and sound working in concert to create an experience. Image- and video-driven social media provide the ultimate platform to preview these engaging and enticing displays. The modern social media landscape is also influencer-driven. Influencer…
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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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