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  • Your tourism megaphone: social media during natural disasters
    The post Your tourism megaphone: social media during natural disasters appeared first on Tourism Currents. How can tourism organizations best use social media after a natural disaster? Normally, social media for destination marketing is all about enticing and welcoming visitors, but after disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, floods, or earthquakes, there is a different goal, at least in the short...
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  • Frederic Gonzalo on Connecting Offline and Online Destination Marketing
    How can you connect online and offline destination marketing for tourism? Use physical signage of your hashtag, says Frederic Gonzalo at the TBEX North America travel blogging conference. More about Frederic, in English or French -- http://fredericgonzalo.com/ We are Tourism Currents; social media training for tourism and hospitality. More at http://www.tourismcurrents.com
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  • 60 seconds with Kim Rielly ROOST Adirondacks on regional tourism
    Do small towns and rural areas in your destination lack enough hotels and lodging? That's a good reason to try regional tourism marketing; highlight what you have in your area, not what you lack! A tip from Tourism Currents - learn more at http://www.tourismcurrents.com Thanks for the insights from Kim Rielly with ROOST, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism which is the DMO for New York's...
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  • 60 Seconds with Brian Matson from TwoSix Digital on landing pages
    When you send people to your website from a link, campaign, etc., do you have a good landing page to welcome them? Brian from TwoSix Digital gave us a little advice about that, during the 2016 TACVB (Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus) Midwinter conference in Beaumont, TX.
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  • Get To Know Tourism Currents
    What is Tourism Currents? We are an independent team of experts offering social media training, coaching and consulting for tourism and hospitality.
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  • Responding to negative hotel reviews
    http://www.tourismcurrents.com What do you do when someone says something negative online? Sheila and Becky from Tourism Currents talk about hotel reviews, and the importance of responding to them.
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  • What is Tourism Currents?
    We help you make sense of social media and online communication for tourism and hospitality. Tourism Currents co-founders Becky McCray and Sheila Scarborough summarize what they offer and why they're different from other training and education options. Visit us at http://www.tourismcurrents.com Our free newsletter archive: http://www.tourismcurrents.com/category/newsletter ** On Facebook: ...
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  • QR codes for tourism
    Tom Martin from Converse Digital talks to Sheila at Tourism Currents about why he thinks QR codes are great for tourism and destination marketing. Converse Digital: http://www.conversedigital.com/ Tourism Currents: http://www.tourismcurrents.com/
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  • Why Twitter Helps A CVB
    Beth Conway from the St. Joseph, Missouri CVB explains why Twitter is helpful to her in a tourism job. St. Joseph MO CVB at http://www.stjomo.com Tourism Currents at http://www.tourismcurrents.com - We help tourism and hospitality professionals make sense of social media for their destination marketing.
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  • Tourism and Bloggers: How Can They Connect?
    Tourism is all about telling the stories of unique places. Bloggers do that. Meet them at BlogWorld and New Media Expo. Tourism Track 2011 on Los Angeles, Nov 3-5: http://www.tourismcurrents.com/blog-world-expo Fall 2011 conferences on tourism and social media: http://www.blogworld.com/2011/07/19/roundup-fall-tourism-tech-conferences/ Why Tech Events Matter for Tourism and Travel: http://www...
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  • 60 seconds with Penny Reeh on Facebook for Festivals
    Festivals and special events expert Penny Reeh talks to Tourism Currents about why Facebook is currently her social media platform of choice. Penny's site: http://www.tfea.org Tourism Currents (social media training for tourism professionals) http://www.tourismcurrents.com
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  • Tourism Currents and Chris Brogan: Social Media and Your Visitors
    Author, speaker and consultant Chris Brogan (a travel enthusiast himself) takes a moment during the Oklahoma Entrepreneur's Conference to talk to Tourism Currents about why social media is a powerful way for CVB, DMO and tourism organizations to engage with their visitors. Chris' site: http://www.chrisbrogan.com Tourism Currents (social media training for tourism professionals) http://www.tou...
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  • Build a quick video using photos you already have
    The post Build a quick video using photos you already have appeared first on Tourism Currents. Are you ready to get started with video, but are short on either skill or time? We’ve had a Tourism Currents YouTube channel since we launched our business in 2009, but it lay around kinda sad and unattended in recent years. To get us back on track, we’ve started shooting a few short videos again, mostly...
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  • We Are Tourism Currents - Who We Are & What We Do
    About the Tourism Currents team, specializing in social media training and education for tourism. Learn more about our online course, workshops, speaking, and consulting here - https://www.TourismCurrents.com/ Get our free tips & trends info by email, twice a month - https://www.tourismcurrents.com/newsletter-sign-up/
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  • 60 Seconds with Gathan Borden from VisitLEX - Social Media is a Team Sport
    Social media is not just the responsibility of the Marketing Department. People online use it for customer service, too, so the CVB or DMO Sales team, Group Sales, Service, etc. all need to understand and participate in social communications for tourism. More about Lexington, Kentucky at http://www.visitlex.com/ More from Gathan on his personal blog: https://gathandborden.com/ More about our ...
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  • 2 things you must do for digital destination marketing
    What do you really, REALLY have to do for an online presence, especially if you're a tourism partner business, attraction, restaurant, or hotel? More about our social media training for tourism at https://www.tourismcurrents.com/ Sheila and Leslie from Tourism Currents say to do two things: claim your listing on Google My Business, and have a rocking Facebook Page.
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  • Play a long game for long-term success
    The post Play a long game for long-term success appeared first on Tourism Currents. Sometimes you have to chase short-term victories. Most of the time, you do not. We are thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to spend time together in the same location (in the same time zone!) this week at the iDSS/Tempest Tourism Academy 2017, in Long Beach, California. It’s made us think a lot about business relat...
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  • Locals: the soul of your community and key to destination marketing
    The post Locals: the soul of your community and key to destination marketing appeared first on Tourism Currents. Locals are the soul of your community, and a key part of your destination marketing. More than likely, your locals were tourists before they decided to move to your community and perhaps start a business there, because tourism is key to economic development. From a tourism standpoint, t...
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  • RV park and campground marketing ideas
    The post RV park and campground marketing ideas appeared first on Tourism Currents. How are your local campgrounds and RV parks doing with their marketing? A few months ago, we saw this email marketing plan for RV parks, posted on LinkedIn by our friends at Back To You Marketing. We started thinking about all kinds of marketing ideas for RV parks and campgrounds (especially since RV sales in the [...
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  • 3 powerful ways to use Twitter for tourism
    The post 3 powerful ways to use Twitter for tourism appeared first on Tourism Currents. What is the best use of Twitter for tourism and destination marketing? Many CVBs, DMOs, and tourism partners find that engagement is down on their Twitter accounts in recent years, especially when compared to Facebook or Instagram. Is Twitter still worth the effort, or is it “dead?” Today’s Best Ways to Use Twi...
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  • More tips for successful Restaurant Week promotion
    The post More tips for successful Restaurant Week promotion appeared first on Tourism Currents. California’s restaurant promotion – connected from top to bottom (Here is our Part I – tips for successfully marketing a Restaurant Week or Month)   Quick Refresher on Restaurant Week or Month Once a year (usually) many destinations work with local restaurant partners as they offer meal specials and dea...
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  • Tips for successful Restaurant Week marketing
    The post Tips for successful Restaurant Week marketing appeared first on Tourism Currents. How can you help promote your Restaurant Week or Restaurant Month? Once a year (usually) many destinations work with local restaurant partners as they offer meal specials and deals throughout a week or a month, often in winter when business can be slow. Of course, for such a promotion to be really successful...
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  • 3 ways to be a better community partner
    The post 3 ways to be a better community partner appeared first on Tourism Currents. Is your organization a true community partner? You work hard to build your community….business by business, person by person. Now that you’ve gathered this group, are you being a good partner to them? For the past several years, we have been hunkered down working on our own organizations and businesses, just tryin...
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  • “They never answered me” – do visitors say this about you?
    The post “They never answered me” – do visitors say this about you? appeared first on Tourism Currents. It is an ongoing problem. Of all the things about social media in travel and tourism that drive us bananas, this one is at the top…. No answer or response from destinations, attractions, or hotels when they are tagged (mentioned) on social. Why does this still happen, we wonder? After all, socia...
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  • Finish the year strong and start the next with a bang
    The post Finish the year strong and start the next with a bang appeared first on Tourism Currents.   You only have a day or so left to start the year off right. All the over-achievers have already gotten to Email Inbox Zero, set up their integrated marketing program through next December, crafted a blog editorial calendar, and even gotten a pedicure to organize their toes. Meanwhile, the rest of u...
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  • Healing the country through travel and tourism – what rural folks can do
    The post Healing the country through travel and tourism – what rural folks can do appeared first on Tourism Currents. (Part Two of a two-part series – here is Part One, about what urban tourism pros can do – by our “Co-Founder Emeritus ” Becky McCray, who is now focused on speaking and writing about small town business and rural entrepreneurship. She helps you shape a better future for your town. ...
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  • Healing the country through travel and tourism – what urban folks can do
    The post Healing the country through travel and tourism – what urban folks can do appeared first on Tourism Currents. (Part One of a two-part series – here is Part Two about what rural folks can do – by our “Co-Founder Emeritus ” Becky McCray, who is now focused on speaking and writing about small town business and rural entrepreneurship. She helps you shape a better future for your town. Here are...

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