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What Hoteliers Should Know About Mobile Bookings

Mon, Jun. 18, 2018

By Lisa Ross

Lisa RossMobile is no longer a secondary source for communication and receiving information. Mobile technology continues to evolve and shape the customer journey, with most transactions now taking place primarily on mobile devices.

How Wellness is Changing the Travel Industry

Thu, Jun. 14, 2018

By Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer HawkinsConsumers’ desires for wellness experiences is now transforming clients, contacts and the travel and hospitality industry overall. (1 reader comment)

Weathering the Effects of a Natural Disaster

Tue, Jun. 12, 2018

By Stacy Moskowitz

Stacy MoskowitzYou never know which way the wind will blow or when the ground will shift; that’s why creating a communication preparedness roadmap to ride out the downpour is a step that can’t be overlooked.

A Look at the ‘New South’

Mon, Jun. 11, 2018

By Lou Rena Hammond

Lou Rena HammondAffordability and a high quality of life have brought jobs, opportunity and prosperity to the U.S. South. But as a new economic powerhouse emerges, the region continues to retain the charm, traditions and culture that have always defined the Southern experience.

Edelman Wins Wyoming Tourism

Thu, Apr. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

That's WYEdelman topped 16 bidders for the $250K Wyoming Office of Tourism account because it proved its “ability to be strategic thinkers and creators with a core focus on media relations.”

DKC PR Visits Florida

Fri, Apr. 6, 2018

By Steve Barnes

visit floridaVisit Florida, the tourism marketing arm of the Sunshine State, hands US PR duties to DKC Public Relations.

U.S. Travel Spending to Pick Up in 2018

Mon, Mar. 19, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

MMGY GlobalSpending on domestic travel could see a boost in the U.S. this year, if recent findings from a quarterly survey of Americans’ travel plans conducted by MMGY Global are any indication.

ENroute Books Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Thu, Mar. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Puerto VallartaENroute Communications has landed the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board to represent the Mexican destination in the US, Canada and Europe.

Travel Biz Works to Lure Foreigners

Thu, Jan. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Visit U.S. CoalitionRepresentatives of the travel industry have banded together to reverse the three-year decline in the number of overseas visitors to the US.

De La Cruz Sails from Carnival

Mon, Jan. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jennifer de la CruzJennifer de la Cruz, a nearly 30-year veteran of Carnival Cruise Line, is stepping down Jan. 26.

Thailand DOT Taps Quinn

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Tourism Authority of ThailandThe Tourism Authority of Thailand has retained Quinn to boost awareness of the Thailand brand as a top Southeast Asia travel destination in key U.S. markets.

PR Tourism Sees ‘Voluntourism’ Boost

Thu, Oct. 12, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Puerto Rico Tourism CompanyPuerto Rico Tourism Co. expects development of 'voluntourism' activities to help island recover from Hurricane Maria devastation.

Weber Shandwick Re-Books Bahamas

Wed, Aug. 9, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The Islands of the BahamasWeber Shandwick, which represented the Bahamas for 18 years until budget issues ended the relationship in 2013, is working on that travel account again.

Birthplace of Elvis Looks for PR Firm

Thu, Jul. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Tupelo, the Misssissippi birthplace of Elvis PresleyTupelo, the Mississippi birthplace of Elvis Presley, is looking for a PR firm to get national media to attract visitors. (3 reader comments)

Small Screens, Micro-Influencers, Growing Opportunities

Thu, Jul. 20, 2017

By Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins Media’s ongoing evolution has presented enhanced opportunities for brand exposure even as many consumers’ attention spans are shrinking, challenging brands to incorporate target media strategies that penetrate across various platforms while making an impact in less time than ever.

Why U.S. Hispanics Should be a Top Target for Hoteliers

Wed, Jul. 19, 2017

By Lisa Ross

Lisa K. Ross The U.S. Hispanic audience is now one of the largest leisure target niche groups, and presents strong marketing opportunities for hotel brands. But how can hoteliers tap into this powerful and growing consumer segment?

How Changing US Demographics Affect Travel PR Pros

Tue, Jul. 18, 2017

By Karyl Leigh Barnes

Karyl Leigh BarnesDestination marketers must include more diverse perspectives at the marketing communications table if they want to attract consumers across varying cultural and community backgrounds. (1 reader comment)

Domestic Vacations Dominate in 2017

Mon, Jul. 17, 2017

By Julie Freeman and Nancy Friedman

Julie Freeman and Nancy FriedmanA recent survey suggests a slowdown may be coming this year for the travel industry, with many U.S. travelers choosing to remain stateside during 2017 and favoring road trips over international vacations.