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Following the issuance of the Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, interest and conversation surrounding this policy has truly come to a head. This "Travel Ban" has communicated to all international residents that maybe their trip to the States should be put on hold. What does this mean for your brand?
While a New Year brings excitement and a fresh start, for many travel and tourism marketers it also ushers in the long, slow season. With the winter months come greater challenges in filling beds and selling tickets, especially during the week. How can brands crack the midweek code? This year, Peter Mayer asked 578 U.S. residents […]
Getting your message in front of in-market tourists can be a challenge, but there’s a real strategy to positioning yourself as the thing that deserves their time. But it’s all about targeting tourists once they arrive, rather than trying to reach them before they arrive. Here are Four Tips For Reaching Spontaneous Bookers.
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What do travelers want? Where are they? How do we speak their language? Hear from Michelle Edelman and David Crane, Peter Mayer's in-house travel & tourism experts, as they cover the biggest trends you need to know and how you can capitalize on them.
If you’ve ever held up your phone and said, “Hey, Siri” or “OK, Google” you’ve used voice or conversational search. The advance of voice recognition and machine learning is transforming the way we find answers. So, how can your destination or business actually use this technology for marketing?
If you poll a group of seniors about destinations that are on their travel “bucket list,” they’ll likely list dream vacations that they have longed to complete for decades. Whether it’s the Seven Wonders of the World or a high-end Nile cruise, these fantasies have been built over a long period of time and will take a lifetime to complete – if ever.
Our travel & tourism clients all have unique and enticing facets to market. But what helps their content marketing really stand out and gain a competitive edge? Here are six of our best approaches. 1. Mine your competitors’ content and discover where your audiences engage. A great content marketing program applies competitive learning. Identify best practice […]
It seems like everyone around the world for the past two years has been calling 2016 "the year of virtual reality." And while that might be true, the technologies helping to shoulder true virtual reality (VR) have applications far beyond what we imagined.
In our last blog post on passion point targeting we reported how users are adjusting their travel plans to focus on passion-based experiences, ones that appeal uniquely to them. In this post we’ll reveal ways brands can reach those users, mainly through content-based ad units. There are some great opportunities to connect passion segments to your destination, attraction or property.
Volumes have been written about the effects of technology on modern culture. Too much tech can lead to shortened attention spans, increased expectations and, ultimately, isolation. For many, travel is an opportunity to reverse the effects of tech overload.
Summer ushers in family vacations. Even though single travel is on the rise, family trips are one of the fastest-growing segments of the tourism industry and, despite the fact that the average vacation in the United States costs $4,580 for a family of four, parents are willing to spend that money on something they feel is important to their family.
Fueled by Millennials, the travel industry is cooking up all kinds of inventive ways to travel “like you live there.” What’s behind this trend? The Quest for More Authentic Experiences Increasingly, travelers are wanting to immerse themselves in the true experience of their destination. They are eschewing the tried-and-true, cab-to-hotel, concierge-recommended, “must visit” restaurant trope. […]