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View all posts: International

Planning My First Trip Abroad

About six months ago, my boyfriend and I were invited to a July destination wedding in Italy by some of our closest friends. Initially, I was ecstatic to say the least. I told anyone that would listen that I was FINALLY going to travel outside of the United States! Then, as the weeks went on, my excitement turned to gut-wrenching anxiety. As someone who had barely traveled within the United States, I didn’t know the first thing about traveling abroad! Luckily, here at Miles Partnership, I am surrounded by expert traveling fanatics who have been more than willing to share some of their international traveling tips. So, I felt that I owed it to any other nervous first-timers to share what I have learned so far.

Account Executive
International
Trends

American Indians at ITB

IMG_1758A friend of mine was sitting around a table with friends when a passerby stopped and asked: “Are you a real Indian?” He responded softly, “I am . . . we all are,” while motioning to each of his friends, no two who looked alike but all who were, indeed, very real Indians.

Working with AIANTA (American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association) for the past five years, most recently at ITB in Berlin last week, I am still astonished at their diversity, not just in physical appearance, but in their customs, fashion, regalia, language, music, food and many other nuances of...

Head of Research and Insights
International
Video

Wild About New Zealand: Television + Online + Tourism

Tuesday, September 3 was a big night on New Zealand television - and hopefully for visitation to New Zealand National Parks. Tuesday night in New Zealand saw the first episode in a major six-part primetime series on New Zealand's National Parks, "Wild About New Zealand."

Watch the Television Promo of Wild About New Zealand.

Chris...

Brand Strategist
International
Video

Snapshots from Guam

Guam

While the rest of us type away on our computers and answer phone calls, the Miles/Brand USA team is ATVing, “boonie stomping” and eating their way through one of the United States' most beautiful territories: Guam. After a 12-plus hour flight with multiple stops and a lost day courtesy of crossing the International Date Line, the team arrived on Micronesia’s largest island to film 18 in-language videos in Mandarin Chinese, Hong Kong Cantonese, Taiwanese, Korean, Russian and American English.

The folks at the...

Head of Research and Insights
Events
International

DMO Digital Program in New Zealand Hits a New High

nzMiles recently completed its fifth Digital Marketing Conference for New Zealand destinations. The conference, held in beautiful Lake Wanaka in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, attracted more than 60 attendees from 21 of the 29 DMOs in the country.

It was the largest and most successful event to date, receiving overwhelming positive feedback, including this note from Sarah Meikle, GM of Marketing, Positively Wellington Tourism: “THANK YOU so much for the...