Rhode Island Convention Business on Upswing

According to reports coming from the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotel occupancy for June 2012 was at 81.4 percent. This marks the first time occupancy has risen above 80 percent since October 2004. Martha Sheridan, President and CEO of the CVB, said large conventions and…

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Fresh Design, New Revenue Sources for Tourism Victoria

Tourism Victoria wanted to redesign their entire website and better highlight its rich history and contemporary attractions, hotels and restaurants. Their staff felt the previous site's color scheme was very neutral and did not reflect the destination marketing organization's (DMO) marketing…

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DMAI Grants 13 DMOs with Industry Accrediation

In the latest Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) cycle, 13 destination marketing organizations (DMOs) received accreditation from Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). According to an article in myDMAI, the industry-wide accreditation program is designed to…

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DMAI Appoints Des Moines CVB Leader as New Chair

Greg Edwards, president and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been appointed as the new chair of Destination Marketing Association International's (DMAI) board of directors. According to an article from Meetings Focus, Edwards will oversee strategic planning, the…

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Equipping Tourism Kelowna with simpleview CMS

As the largest city located on stunning Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Kelowna offers leisure travelers miles of beautiful parkland, sandy beaches for outdoor activities and plenty of other opportunities to experience the region's best qualities. To attract visitors and keep their web content…

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International Visitor Spending in U.S. in May Up 8%

According to reports from Travel Weekly and the U.S Department of Commerce, international visitors to the United States spent $13.9 billion on tourism and travel-related activities in May 2012. This figure marks an eight percent increase from May 2011, as well as being the 29th straight month of…

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"Best of the Road" Contest Winners Selected

Yesterday at Destination Marketing Association International's (DMAI) 2012 Annual Convention in Seattle, five American towns were selected as the Best of the Road contest winners. This honor is a culmination of five traveling teams visiting 30 nominated small towns throughout the United States to…

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Conn. Creates Statewide CVB

In partnership with the state of Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development, the Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau has formed the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau - a destination marketing organization (DMO) to help increase the state's convention, meeting…

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