Greatest Hits – our most popular and useful blog posts

Greatest Hits Leslie and Sheila at Main Street Now Big Bash 2018

Have some glitter with the Greatest Hits – Leslie and Sheila in The Photo Bus at the Main Street Now 2018 conference “Big Bash” closing event in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 

(Updated April 1, 2021) 

Here you go – our Greatest Hits. These are some of our most useful and popular blog posts….

While digging around in years of website Google Analytics data, we decided that many of our followers probably haven’t seen some of our most popular posts.

You may have just found us, or haven’t gotten around to opening many of our email newsletters, or haven’t had time to poke around in the Tourism Currents blog archives that date back to our launch in 2009.

So, here are some general “foundation” posts, followed by very specific topics; see which ones are what you need right now.

Social Media and General Destination Marketing

**  Start here – building a strategy for social media in destination marketing.

**  Then, how to make every social media post support your marketing goals and strategy.

**  What are you posting and when? Here’s our social media content calendar planning process.

**  A trends post – un-trendy tourism trends – from 2016 that is still relevant.

**  Ideas for building a stronger team of tourism partners (includes downloads.)

**  What you do really matters right now, Part 1 of 2 –how travel and tourism can help heal divisions and bring people together.

Deep Dives on Specific Topics

**  Getting started with influencer marketing for tourism (includes a contract template download.)

**  Meet travel bloggers and influencers at these conferences.

**  Every town has a museum, so here are our museum marketing ideas.

**  RV park and campground marketing ideas.

**  How to measure Facebook Page engagement – if you’re going to track ONE stat on your Page, we say that it should be the engagement rate of your posts.

**  When your job is to promote a whole county, we talk about challenges and answers – tourism marketing for a county.

**  Everyone has to eat – culinary tourism is boiling hot!

**  THE business social network – how to build a successful LinkedIn Page for tourism.

**  One of the keys to success on Instagram is hashtags – how to do Instagram hashtag research for tourism marketing.

**  Group tours still matter, and many of them need to get with the times – social media marketing for group tour operators.

**  5 Main Street marketing tips for the downtown development folks, plus how to use social media for economic development.

**  How to kick-start your destination marketing blog, and then more great advice on tourism blogging from the pros.

**  A fascinating look at survey results about small town tourism challenges.

**  3 powerful ways to use Twitter for tourism, plus there’s also our list of travel and tourism Twitter chats.

**  Getting started with Pinterest for tourism.

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