A Look Back at the Biggest Tourism Trends of the 2010’s
With 2020 just a few days away, we’re feeling a little nostalgic. Just 10 years ago, many of us were still using flip phones with slide-out keyboards and printing photos at CVS instead of posting them on Snapchat. Clearly, tech changes fast. And tourism marketing trends change just as quickly. So before that big ball drops, grab a “go cup” …
6 Common Problems with Google Ads (And How to Solve Them!)
Tell us if this sounds like you: you spent hours building your Google Ads campaign, replete with carefully chosen keywords, clever headlines, and decked out with your finest automated extensions. You went live. And after getting through “the learning stage,” things are smooth sailing! “Managing Google Ads isn’t so bad after all,” you think as you kick back in your …
Don’t Spook New Customers! Avoid these common digital marketing mistakes.
This time of year brings out all the usual Halloween themes: hairy spiders, gory zombies and flocks of bats that adorn front lawns. But in the digital world, nightmares tend to involve low click through rates and 404 errors. In the spirit of the season, we’re offering up a list of the most common digital marketing mistakes that scare away …
Lt. Governor’s Travel Summit: A Trade Show Marketing Case Study
The Louisiana Travel Summit draws in the biggest names in our state’s tourism industry. As always, we enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about what everyone has been up to, and catch up on travel trends between mimosa toasts and bloody mary breaks. Leading up to the event, we were well aware that Summit’s “Partner Showcase” brings out some pretty …
5 Ways Tour Companies Can Maximize Gallery Ads
Google is rolling out a new ad format that feels like it was made for tour operators. The new gallery ads are mobile only, and allow you to showcase multiple images at once. So you can serve up action shots from all of your best excursions, right in the search results page. Finally! How was this not a thing until …
Google Launches New Travel Report… And It’s Time To Level Up
One could argue that Google knows approximately everything, so we take full advantage when they reveal their insights. This month, they released a new report focusing exclusively on how travelers search for experiences, and yes, we geeked-out a little. Packed with insightful, up-to-date travel stats, “Think With Google” dropped a few #truthbombs on things we could have guessed.. and other things that …
How is Tourism Marketing Unique?
There are some near-universal marketing truths, but let’s just say that tourism world has its quirks. A “one size fits all” messaging strategy isn’t going to cut it in this industry. In tourism – specialization is key, and this holds true to everything from sales, to operations, to absolutely every aspect of marketing. A few of our clients have asked …
Boost Your Tourism Business On Peak Travel Days
In the tourism industry, everyone knows that you need to prepare for big travel weekends. Whether you’re a ski lodge in Denver looking forward to the first snow, or a hotel in Pensacola that picks up during spring break, making the most of your busiest days is critical. We’re all spread thin in those last two weeks leading up to …
Your 2019 Marketing Automation Challenge
Have you ever woken up in a panic, remembering a forgotten report that never got sent out? Let’s leave those back in 2018. We can find you some extra hours in the week, without compensating any of your marketing goals. By shortening the time it takes to accomplish some daily tasks, you’ll actually make it to that kick-boxing class (one …
Tourism Marketing in 2019: How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions should last long after the champagne’s been popped. With just a little extra planning, you can give yourself a path to success for all of 2019.