Monthly Archives: December 2010

Time For A Better Conference

Back from another astounding DMAI Annual Convention. The session with Claire Hughes Johnson of Google, the PDM sessions, the “cheap therapy” as you network and realize you’re not the only one dealing with those issues… And the expo is a … Continue reading

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Too Eager Out of the Gate

A friend and colleague, Craig Molitor, recently landed the Fond Du Lac, WI, CVB gig. As I emailed congratulations, I was completing my first year review. Naturally my mind started thinking of all the changes I would have made that … Continue reading

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Get In The Game

Indicators and research show stable growth and longevity in the sports event industry, an industry that has been resilient at a time when other markets are showing signs of decline. – National Association of Sports Commissions So when the motorcoaches … Continue reading

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Lessons from a 6-year-old

I believe my son is an average 6-year-old. He likes Star Wars, Transformers, Wii and sports. When we moved to Norman, Okla., he saw the OU football poster and wanted one. So up one went on his wall! Then he … Continue reading

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Fall 2008 Travel Forecast

Pictures of trees turning those glorious colors of red, yellow and rust are now featured on your website. You are now promoting pumpkin patches and advising visitors to pack long sleeves to cope with the cooler temperatures as they shop … Continue reading

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Lobby with the Big Boys

Did your tourism friendly candidate win yesterday? Were we tourism professionals as active in this past election as all other interested parties? All too often we leave it to the Chambers to host the candidate forums, to publish the candidate … Continue reading

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Tourism Christmas Wishlist

When you climb onto the lap of our joyful Tourism Santa Claus, what will you be asking for? Okay, beyond the obvious three: a raise for you, a sold out year in your hotels at an elevated ADR, and peace … Continue reading

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