On behalf of our Board of Directors, we would like to welcome you to CenStates TTRA! Please take a moment to read this PDF for information on the CenStates chapter. … [Read more...] about Welcome Texas
Oh, smaller towns and cities, how we love you. You offer us an escape from the buzz of traffic, buildings that block out the sunset, and hectic, high-speed attitudes. And don’t even get us started on your killer charm and good looks. We know you’re out there, and we want to celebrate you. That’s why Expedia polled 1,000 Americans to determine their favorite medium and small towns to visit in the U.S. They reviewed all the nominations and pinpointed the most frequently mentioned cities, towns, and villages to provide you with America’s favorite places to visit. READ ARTICLE … [Read more...] about Americans Pick Their Favorite Destinations
The new year brings new board members to the CenStates chapter of TTRA. Newly elected board members for the 2018-19 term are: Mary Fessler, Director of Marketing, Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau; William Graves, Data Analyst, Visit Wichita; and Cole Hubbard, Research Coordinator, Travel Texas. Bob Frohoff of Bob Frohoff Consulting was re-elected to another term on the board. Continuing officers for CenStates are Brenda Myers (Chair), Hamilton County Tourism, Carmel, Indiana; Kirk Hulstein (President) South Dakota Department of Travel; Ashley Garoutte (Vice President), H2R Market Research; Lorinda Cruikshank (Treasurer), Missouri Division of Tourism. Also continuing on the board are Kim Caplinger, Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department; and David Czechowski, Choose Chicago; and Amy Vaughan, IUPUI. CenStates sincerely thanks retiring board members Leah Chandler, Branson CVB … [Read more...] about Welcome New CenStates Board
The CenStates chapter of TTRA is excited to announce that Texas is now part of CenStates! The Texas chapter voted to merge with CenStates and the CenStates chapter voted to add Texas as the fifteenth state in the region. So travel and tourism professionals in Texas may attend the CenStates conference and members will receive other benefits of the CenStates chapter, such as access to original research, tourism "cocktails" and case studies focused on the central states along with benefits of the International organization. For membership information, visit ttra.com. … [Read more...] about Welcome, Texas
Americans love to travel as much as ever, but results from a recent AARP Travel survey reveal some noteworthy trends in preferences: The percentage of Boomers saying they travel to relax and rejuvenate jumped from 38% to 49%. Seventy-four percent (74%) of employed Millennials with paid time off expect to bring work along on a trip, compared to 56% of Boomers. In the international travel arena, touring with a local is increasingly appealing. Read more here. Or view the infographic here VISIT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD PDF … [Read more...] about Travel Trends for 2018
If you are a local convention and visitors bureau, do you ever worry about having a modest advertising budget in comparison to competing CVBs? According to a study from Kantar Media of over 2,300 CVBs: Approximately 51% of CVBs exhibit measured media spend of less than $10,000 per year. 51% is likely to be a low figure since Kantar lists only CVBs with measured media spend. There are many more CVBs that are not included in this report. Only 3% had annual measured media spend of $1 million or more. … [Read more...] about How does your advertising budget measure up?
The Leadership of the Travel and Tourism Research Association wishes you a merry & bright holiday season and happiness, good health & prosperity in your new year! … [Read more...] about Merry & Bright!
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