While it’s impossible to predict where and when a natural disaster, virus outbreak or terrorist attack will happen, it’s not impossible to have a strategic plan in place that will empower destination marketing organizations (DMO) to mitigate the impact to local tourism during and after a crisis. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
This week at ITB in Berlin, we had the pleasure of presenting our annual partner awards to campaigns launched in EMEA that demonstrate innovation, creativity and achievement in travel marketing. The partner awards recognize campaigns that leverage media solutions across travel marketing categories, and include the following recipients this year.
As someone in the travel industry, travel is both a matter of business and an area of personal interest. For more and more professionals, regardless of what industry they work in, the same holds true.
Last fall, VisitBritain showcased the amazing moments that could only be experienced in Great Britain through a that included the “365 Days of #OMGB” content platform. Now, as a part of our multi-year partnership, we’re unveiling the next iteration: an innovative, new video player which is the first ever to utilize a smartphone’s gyroscope and compass as a way for users to navigate and engage with inspiring destination content.
Creating relevant and valuable digital content for travelers that is essential to marketing success. We previously shared three powerful ways to captivate travelers through storytelling. But once that stellar content is created, then what?
It is important to influence and keep your brand top of mind when reaching consumers as they browse the web – which can be challenging, considering how much content people are consuming online these days. For instance, our recent study on the Traveler’s Path to Purchase with comScore indicates that American, British and Canadian travelers make more than 120 to 160 visits to travel sites prior to booking a trip. Add on top of that all the other types of websites consumers are visiting. For example, the average American visits 140 travel sites and 290 total sites, so that includes another 150 visits to non-travel sites. This showcases the huge opportunity for brands to continue engage with travel shoppers throughout the consumer journey, reaching them wherever they are online.
The travel journey begins long before the bags are packed. It starts when a traveler selects where to go from the abundance of destination choices across the globe. But how do they decide where to go?
With the New Year in full swing, looking back can help us move ahead more effectively as travel marketers. Traveler behaviors and preferences throughout 2016 gives us a hint of what lies ahead, helping to identify opportunities for the coming year.
Imagine hopping on a fixed mountain bike and riding through the majestic landscapes of Sedona. While donning a virtual reality (VR) headset at the Cubs Convention Chicago, that’s exactly what people in Chicago got to experience without even leaving their state.
By now, you’ve likely had your fill of New Year’s resolutions. But while some resolutions fade as quickly as the New Year’s Eve fireworks, the start of the year is the ideal time for some thoughtful reflection on your marketing strategy.