For many professionals – myself included — business conferences have become a routine part of the working schedule. With these conferences often comes travel to random cities, and perhaps even a day or two off to explore if you’re lucky. When you’re on unfamiliar territory, however, trying to plan a day trip often becomes a nightmare. This exact problem is what led to the new location-based app Gogobot, created by Travis Kantz.
Warren County has the lowest sales tax in New York state, and county officials have begun a marketing campaign promoting that fact.
The county recently placed a link on its tourism website touting the fact the county’s 3 percent sales tax is the lowest in the state. Several other counties in the region — including Washington and Saratoga — also impose a 3 percent tax on purchases, but none are lower and 57 others across the state are higher.
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The Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, has released a request for written fixed price proposals from qualified applicants to provide leisure tourism destination marketing management and island support services that drive incremental visitation and revenue for Hawai‘i from its U.S. and Canada leisure major market area.
Crediting an influx of marketing cash from oil giant BP, tourism officials on Monday said 2011 was a banner year for New Orleans, with 8.75 million visitors spending a record-breaking $5.47 billion. Mayor Mitch Landrieu cited a new study by the University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center that showed a 5.6 percent increase in the number of visitors compared with 2010, and $180 million bump in spending.
The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is pleased with the quality stakeholder input at a week-long Strategic Visioning Retreat (SVR) in the territory.
The sessions, which attracted a wide cross section of tourism and community stakeholders in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John as well as local, regional and international experts, will feed into the development of the five-year tourism road map for the territory.
A recent tourism promotion designed to lure Olympics-weary Brits to France this summer hit a major snag when a scene of a family jogging along an idyllic, boulder-fringed beach turned out to be taken thousands of miles away - in Cape Town, South Africa.
Spending by visitors to the nation's largest American Indian reservation has increased by nearly one-third over the past several years, and Navajo Nation officials are pointing to word of mouth for the uptick in interest in the sprawling reservation.
The Indiana Office of Tourism Development is seeking grant applicants for a program that aims to market themed "trails" to tourists.
This is an extension of the state's Indiana Artisan program, launched in 2008.
Under that program, the state funded eight trails, each built around artisans in a particular region of the state. For instance, an Indiana Glass Trail includes glass makers and museums in east central Indiana. A Nickel Plate Arts Trail in Hamilton and Tipton counties showcases visual and culinary artists located near the route of the historic Nickel Plate Railroad.
Many of you know the story. When Colorado eliminated its tourism marketing efforts back in 2000, the state lost market share dramatically and became the poster child for "How not to do it" when it comes to state tourism promotion and development.
The state is marketing Tennessee as an outdoor paradise this spring. The department has launched http://spring.tnvacation.com , to highlight fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and other activities. The site also is sponsoring outdoor adventure-inspired contests, with the grand prize three ultimate fishing getaways throughout Tennessee.
It's the time of year when parents are thinking about summer plans for their young kids, but why should the school-aged set have all the fun? There are plenty of adult-oriented camps, trips and tours that combine learning about beer with a memorable experience.
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