See Tourism Currents in person at these events
We’d love to meet you in person…
Here are a few upcoming events where we are honored to be speaking. If you are in the area, please let us know and we’ll try to meet you!
** Tourism and Main Street partner workshop on digital marketing for the Vicksburg, Mississippi CVB all morning on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Both of us are looking forward to exploring the city and a little bit of the surrounding Mississippi Delta region.
** (Will be rescheduled because of COVID-19) Sheila will speak about getting more out of LinkedIn at the 10th annual Social Media Tulsa social business conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 26-27, 2020. #SMTulsa is always a great event, with a variety of digital communications speakers plus plenty of networking. (Pssst – here’s a link that will get you US$50 off of the regular registration price.)
** (Will be rescheduled because of COVID-19) Sheila will also speak about creating more online content in less time at the Heartland Byways conference for scenic byways on April 14-16, 2020 in Leavenworth, Kansas. Although the event is located in the Midwest, it is open to any DMOs or partners who are interested in supporting scenic byways and heritage highways.
** (Will be rescheduled because of COVID-19) Both Leslie and Sheila will speak about making social media and digital marketing work for rural destinations at the first-ever Oregon Rural Tourism Conference, April 26-28, 2020 in Sunriver, Oregon.
** (Cancelled because of COVID-19 – we hope to speak at the 2021 Main Street conference in Boston MA) Both Leslie and Sheila will lead a breakout session on social media for economic development at the Main Street Now national conference, in Dallas, Texas, May 18-20, 2020. This will be their 3rd time to present at this national economic development and preservation event.
** Sheila returns as a faculty member for the TTIA (Texas Travel Industry Association) Travel & Tourism College June 22-26, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines near Bastrop, Texas (close to Austin.) You do NOT have to be a Texas DMO or attraction to attend.
Are You Working on Next Year’s Budget?
We know that some DMOs and their partners work on a fiscal year, and others on a calendar year, so somebody somewhere is usually developing a budget for their upcoming year.
If you haven’t already, consider including funding in your budget for staff and partner learning and development (and we hope that includes our digital destination marketing training and workshops, or our self-paced online course in social media for tourism.)
Continuous learning and what some call re-skilling or up-skilling is a top priority for employees of all kinds, worldwide. If you’re not educating your staff and partners year-round, they simply will not be able to keep up with the pace of change. We can help get you up to speed, and keep you there.
Contact us if you’d like to discuss options for working with us. We’d love to help you bring more visitors to your #SocialTown.
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