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The State of the American Traveler's New Dynamic Dashboard

Users can now drill in greater data and detail from the research and customize the results to their needs

The State of the American Traveler is one of the nation’s leading leisure travel research reports. The State of the American Traveler examines the travel intentions, interests and behavior of American travelers probing on 4 specific themes in each...

VP of UX & Optimization

Five Critical Digital Marketing Tasks for Tourism and Hospitality Businesses

2021 promises continued volatility for tourism and hospitality businesses around the world as rolling lockdowns and rapidly changing restrictions create both disruptions and opportunities. Here are five critical and completely free digital marketing tasks that your business or businesses in your destination need to be on top of. 

Watch the 10-minute summary video here:

#1 - Claim all your business listings.

This seems obvious, but Miles Partnership has audited over 100,000 business listings across 238 destinations around the world and found between 25% and 40% of the business listings in a given destination are unclaimed. Focus on claiming business listings on platforms with the biggest footprint first. In order of importance,...

Head of Research and Insights

Funding for Tomorrow

10 international best practices in tourism taxation and funding from two major studies across both North America and Europe

  • Access the full tourism funding reports, webinar and resources on the Funding for Tomorrow resource page here

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest crisis ever in the history of travel and tourism. It has also profoundly impacted tourism tax revenues and the funding for Destination Marketing and/or Management Organizations (DMOs). 

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Video Creative Producer
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Online Video

Producing in My Pajamas: Adventures in Remote Production (Part 2 – Remote Production 2.0)

(This is a continuation of Producing in My Pajamas Part 1.)

Once upon a pandemic, San Francisco Travel had the opportunity to interview five local celebrities: Coach Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors), Mayor London Breed, Lexi Pence (YouTube Personality), Hunter Pence (Former San Francisco Giant), and Francis Ford Coppola (Winemaker and Director).  The twist?  San Francisco was on lockdown, and that was only the first challenge of many that we needed to ninja our way around to make this happen.

With this prospect, they wanted to create a hero video that would speak to their COVID recovery messaging and use of the tagline “Our Gate is Open™.”  Given that this was a once-in-a-lifetime...

Video Creative Producer
Content
Online Video

Producing in My Pajamas: Adventures in Remote Production (Part 1 – Remote Production 1.0)

It was March 2020, I was mentally preparing for a busy season of video production. Undoubtedly, I would be whisked away to any number of different destinations through the end of the year, staying in countless hotels and racking up all those frequent flyer miles. As I was making a mental note of my travel “must-haves” to preemptively pack in preparation for what we were predicting would be a busy season, I caught an earful of the news. The NBA was postponing their season because of COVID-19.  Um…what?

Yes, the virus became real for me when professional sports decided to shut-it-down. And while the first few weeks working remotely proved a welcome respite from the slog to and from the office and having to dress like a grown adult, as the weeks ticked by it became clear that we were going to have to pivot and pivot HARD in order to keep...