How to be a Film Friendly Destination

Have you wondered how your destination can become film friendly? It doesn’t happen overnight, but there are steps you can take to let the right people know what your destination can offer to those who are looking to find the “perfect location” for a movie, TV show, commercial, or...

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Get more links to your CVB, DMO, or tourism partner website

 

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What’s hot on our social media channels?

What are our followers interested in on Tourism Currents social media? There's an expression - "Eat your own dog food" - which is a rather gross way of saying, "Take your own advice." For years we've been encouraging clients and subscribers to integrate their destination marketing so that they don't operate social channels,...

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Marketing ideas for every budget

How is your marketing budget looking these days? One of our clients recently asked us to include basic budget spending advice in a presentation - what would we recommend for organizations with no money or time, some money and time, and a decent amount of money and time. That challenged us to...

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How to do Instagram hashtag research for tourism marketing

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Is it safe to travel to your town? How will visitors know?

  We always say to give them what they're Googling for. Do you and your tourism partner websites, your social media, and (especially!) your partner Google My Business listings have the best answers right now? We decided to use the easiest way to see what people are looking for in this moment:...

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3 ways to lift yourself up by lifting others

This is a little unusual for us. Normally we're very focused on tips, trends, and educational work in digital destination marketing and social media. But right now, we are like a lot of you... some days we're just mentally exhausted. We sat and thought about it. Did we want to write a blog...

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Hotel reviews and how to respond to them

Over the past few months, we put together some marketing ideas for small, independent hotels. The first in our series was Help for branding small, independent hotels, followed by Small hotel marketing – win with engagement. This third installment of our Small, Independent Hotel Marketing series is about responding to hotel reviews, particularly...

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The 2 Things – online marketing basics

We boil it down, especially for tourism and Main Street / downtown partners... What do you absolutely HAVE to do to avoid being invisible online? What can you absolutely NOT ignore, or blow off because you’re "too busy?" We call it The 2 Things. If you are a CVB, DMO, Chamber, Main Street or...

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Podcasting for destination marketing: you can do this!

The relatively recent combination of multiple digital audio hosting services and directories, smartphones everywhere creating a simpler user experience, and frustration with overcrowded channels like Facebook has meant lots of interest in podcasting for destination marketing. This is Part Two of our short podcasting series - Part One is 7 questions to ask before starting a tourism...

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