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Account Executive
Travel

Changing Perspectives with Historical Tourism

Our Family’s Visit to the USS Lexington

I spent my childhood on the East Coast near many of the historical battlefields and settlements that shaped the early days of our nation. It was common for us to take field trips that let us see our history firsthand.

My wife was not so fortunate. While she received an excellent education, she grew up in a small town in rural Texas, far from any significant historical sites. I didn’t realize the significance of this until we took our kids on a tour of the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier that served during World War II.

Marketing Coordinator
Industry News
Miles News

Global All-Stars: 2019 Speaker Lineup

We are so excited to introduce the speakers for the 2019 Global All-Stars Innovators Showcase! Now in its eighth year at Destinations International’s Annual Convention, Global All-Stars serves as an incredible platform for exciting new ideas, insights and innovation from around the world. In 2019, we will cover the topical theme of trust, focusing on “Trust in Place, Product and People”. You won’t want to miss a minute of the inspiration and insights from Global All-Stars 2019. Read on to learn more about this year’s speaker line-up. 

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Project, Advertising & Data Manager
Travel

Sarasota Staycation in Season

With a February house guest, we were daunted to brave the traffic on Tamiami Trail and long waits for tables in restaurants so full, they don’t need to accept reservations. The challenge was writ large: to find seclusion and enjoyment in this slice of (finally red tide-free) paradise when about 90,000 snowbirds have come to roost. Here’s what we discovered during our mini staycation.

Get off the beach and into a boat. Yup, just you, your closest friends and some of the most beautiful waters on the U.S. shoreline. Avoid the world-famous beaches in season where it takes a wizard to find a parking spot and you can hardly see the sand between bumper-to-bumper umbrellas. Although the intracoastal can sometimes boast as many vessels as...

Account Executive
Travel

Reason to Travel #3: To Find Yourself

I hear more and more people doing what I’m going to call “genetic tourism:” seeking their heritage by going back to where they think they’re from, or where DNA says their parents, grandparents or distant relatives came from, and learning about themselves by tracing their family stories or genes.

Two years ago, Ancestry.com partnered with Go Ahead Tours and began offering genealogy-themed trips across Europe. Ancestry.com also worked with Cunard and the Queen Mary 2 to put together a westbound transatlantic cruise where passengers would retrace the steps their ancestors took from England to America, with genealogists offering workshops and telling stories each day. In 2020, another QM 2 cruise will coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, where many Americans can now trace their own beginnings.

Epublishing Project Manager
Email Marketing
Marketing

7 Tips to Keep Your Email Subscriber Form Compliant

Last year it was GDPR; a few years before that it was CASL; and even before that it was CAN SPAM. Rules regarding how to gain new subscribers, and what you need to do to ensure you can keep them on your list, are changing.

With each new set of rules, updates to your form need to happen. While this may be time consuming, in the end these changes will most likely help you to make sure you are only adding highly engaged subscribers. Not only that, but it will also help increase your deliverability. If you are new to email marketing, or just want to double check that you have all the information you need to set up your new form, below is a list of things your online subscribe form must have.

  1. Have an unchecked box that states they are giving you permission to send emails. It can be something as simple as, “Yes, please send me email about…” If you are...