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Tourism Tidbits Archive

Are Your Tourism Business and You Legally Vulnerable?

April 2013

Travel and tourism professionals can never forget that their profession is not only one that evokes high levels of emotions, but is often open to all sorts of liability cases that range from the frivolous to the extremely serious.

New Ideas for Marketing Your Brand

March 2013

In this month’s Tourism Tidbits we discuss branding, social media and ways to stay ahead of the pack.

Ways to Make Your Making an “Ordinary” Tourism Industry “Extraordinary” without Spending Additional Money

February 2013

Although the tourism industry prides itself on helping people to get away and find a bit of rest and change of life, in reality most people take their lives with them.  Bad habits go to new places and all too often computers have become a mixed bag, great when they work and total frustration when [...]

Using Your Police Department and First Responders to Promote Your City, State, or Nation

January 2013

The tragic and recent school shootings in the US have underlined once again the fact that too many people see police departments and other forms of security as adding nothing to the bottom line.

Using Tourism as Incentive Marketing Tool

December 2012

Even in a period of economic uncertainty, many people still go through the December dilemma of what to give for Christmas or Chanukah.

Tourism Security as a Marketing Tool

November 2012

Tourism security professionals and managers often (and justly) complain that they are considered expendable due to the fact that the other parts of the tourism industry perceive them as adding nothing to the bottom line.  In fact often tourism officials believe that security is simply and added and required expense that must be accepted, be [...]

Tourism and the Law

October 2012

A word of caution: The following material does not come from a lawyer nor is it meant to give legal advice.  Instead the information presented below is meant to stimulate thought.  Please do not make any legal decisions based on the information contained within.  Instead consult an attorney in your state or country before making [...]

Accepting Tourism Responsibility, Doing Due Diligence and Setting Standards of Care

September 2012

One of the most frequently heard complaints in the world of travel and tourism is that when things go wrong, few people accept responsibility.

Tourism and Good Health: Medical Tourism

August 2012

Tourism and health has taken on two new meanings. Health tourism can be broken down into two components, people who travel to a particular spot for medical reasons, such as cancer centers or for specific operations such a coronary bypass, and people who travel to a location for medicinal reasons such as rest and relaxation. [...]

Getting Ready for Major Events

July 2012

This summer much of the world’s eyes will be on London, England and the Summer Olympic Games. Perhaps the world premier sporting event begins on July 27th and continues until August 12. Needless to say, such a major event, even for a city as large as London is no simple matter. Organizing such a major event is no easy matter.

Developing a Tourism Continuity Plan

June 2012

This is one edition of Tourism Tidbits that you hopefully will never need, but definitely want to keep. No matter how good your risk management may be, the bottom line is that from time to time bad things do happen. No matter what we do, natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes occur, people get [...]

International Tourism Month and Tourism Security & Safety

May 2012

The city of Las Vegas will hold its 19th conference on tourism security and safety during the month of May. The choice of this month is not an accident as May is the international month for tourism, and the first rule of good hospitality is taking care of our guests. All too often tourism professionals [...]

Reviewing the Building Blocks of Tourism

April 2012

In most of the world, April marks the beginning of spring, a renewal and of fresh hope. It also marks the gateway to the busy tourism season and a time for tourism professionals to step back and contemplate their industry.

The Economics of Event Planning

March 2012

No matter what we call the event or what its purpose may be, on some level events are a business and the locale that chooses to ignore the business side of the event, will in the end suffer not only an economic failure but will also have to deal with negative publicity and potential employee turnover.

Marketing tips for smaller tourism oriented communities

February 2012

Large tourism communities often can afford specialized agencies to develop new marketing plans. The same is not true however for the smaller (or poorer) destinations.

Cashing in on the Luxury Travel Market

January 2012

Despite the worldwide recession, there is one area of the tourism market that is rapidly expanding, that is the upscale or luxury market.

Using the Social Media for Tourism

December 2011

The social media have not only changed the face of politics but also have a major influence on the world of travel and tourism.

Outdoor Safety

November 2011

Many people consider the winter months to be a time of tourism hibernation. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Ski vacations and other winter sports turn the tourism industry from a limited product into a twelve-month a year product.

The Arts and Tourism

October 2011

An area of tourism that is often overlooked is the question of the arts and tourism.

Protecting the Female Traveler

September 2011

The tourism industry is proud of the fact that as one of the world’s newest industries, women have played a profound role in tourism success. One only needs to attend almost any tourism or travel industry conference and to quickly note that women not only form a significant proportion of those in attendance, but also often are in the majority.

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