Michigan Tourists Spending More, Increasing State Tax Revenue

According to a study from D.K. Shifflet & Associates (DKSA) - a Virginia-based tourism research company - visitors spent $17.7 billion in Michigan during 2011. This marks a $500 million increase from the previous year. Some noteworthy points of the study included trends with out-of-state visitors…

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ASAE Accepting Nominations for "Innovation Stars" Program

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is now accepting nominations for their Innovation Stars program, which is meant to highlight association professionals who are doing groundbreaking work at their organizations. Organizations can submit forms to ASAE until Monday, Sept. 10 at 5…

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More Than 100 DMOs Subscribe to DMAI's Event Impact Calculator

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) announced today that more than 100 destination marketing organizations have subscribed to their Event Impact Calculator. With this tool, DMO staff members can accurately calculate the economic value of a particular event and report its return on…

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Kissimmee CVB Adds New Positions for International Growth

The Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that they are adding 13 positions to help attract international visitors to their Central Florida destination. This raises the bureau's total employee count to 47. According to an article from the Orlando Sentinel, the Kissimmee CVB…

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Aspen Experiences Summer Tourism Boom

While Aspen, Colorado is well-known as a famous, frequently visited winter destination, the city's downtown streets have been bustling this summer, thanks to efforts by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. According to the Aspen Times, a recent report showed a 78.1 percent occupancy rate for Aspen…

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The Financial Justification For SEO

Clicks. Rankings. Exposure. While these terms come up frequently in conversations about search engine optimization, there is also a case to focus on one more term - finance. After all, resulting traffic and awareness from SEO has to make sense... regarding dollars and cents. When it comes to…

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