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Tourism Tidbits Archive

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.

Tourism and Transportation

August 2011

One of the great debates in tourism is how do we differentiate between tourism and travel, and the tourist and the traveler.

Safe Tourism Produces More than Merely Safe Communities. It Produces a Whole new World of Marketing Opportunities

July 2011

Often the tourism industry hears the complaint that tourists do not deserve special treatment. Even some Police departments will make the false claim that they treat everyone the same, and therefore special attention provided to visitors is not only wrong but also goes beyond the parameters of community security.

Tourism and Trade Show

June 2011

rade shows have long been seen as an important marketing tool for a large number of industries that need to exhibit their products to a specific audience.

Tourism in a World of Technology

May 2011

Technology has the great advantage that it allows tourism industries to replace expensive human labor with technological labor, thus not only reducing labor costs but also avoiding issues of customer service. Yet technology may produce a whole new set of unintended consequences.

Event Fire Inspection Tips/A Convenient Truth for Tourism

April 2011

Putting on a successful event takes a lot of work and coordination. One area often over looked is the need to work closely with the local fire department.

Green Tourism is Beautiful Tourism

March 2011

While tourism’s critics may have had some reasons to argue that tourism was an unfriendly industry to the environment, much of those criticisms are no longer valid.

Protecting Events

February 2011

Because major events attract a great deal of publicity any negative security occurrence can have long-term consequences for the destination. Major events have sparked a philosophical debate among both security professionals and tourism professionals.

Producing Great Events

January 2011

Major events are an important part of tourism. Be these events conferences or conventions, sporting events or religious rallies, major events impact almost every area of a tourism industry.

Encouraging people to give the gift of travel

December 2010

One of the great gifts that a person can give to another is the gift of travel. Travel serves as a perfect gift in that it allows the receiver to use it at a time that works for him/her.

Expressing Gratitude to our Guests

November 2010

On an ever-increasing basis the careful observer of tourism and travel hears phrases such as: “remember when travel used to be fun?” or “I used to love to travel and now I dread it!”

To Photograph or not to Photograph

October 2010

One of the major controversies within tourism centers is the use of CCTV (Closed Circuit Television Cameras). Traditionally the debate has centered around the need for security versus the need for privacy and how to balance both needs.

The World of Timeshares

September 2010

One of the more interesting forms of tourism is what is often called the Timeshare. Timeshares are a form of tourism that fits in midway between a hotel/motel and outright ownership.

Seeking Greater Convention Business

August 2010

Conventions, in the guise of trade shows, may be one of the earliest forms of capitalism. Ever since people have started to trade with each other there has been the need to gather together, exchange ideas and find new ways to present products, services or ideas.

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