Group travel is all about the destination as a whole. Operators view your offerings collectively, which is why cooperative marketing makes sense for a lot of destinations. Amy Spain, executive director of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureaufinds cooperative marketing to be very effective for their limited budget and offers some good advice on making it as easy as possible!
In this day and age, sharing information with millions of people is as easy as the click of your mouse. But not all information is good, or “share”-worthy.So, how will you guarantee your content is good enough to be “liked” and “shared?”
Have you ever wondered how to effectively market to the group travel industry? Marketing in general has changed substantially over the years, and navigating the options and selecting the right choices can be a daunting task. Tour operators are inundated with information and standing out is critical to your overall success. So, how do you do it?
Once upon a time, Generation X was considered a cohort of apathetic, grungy loners blasting angry music, Today, they're working professionals and mature adults raising families. Sandwiched between the baby boomers and millennials, Gen X is sometimes considered the "Lost Generation," but they're about 68 million strong and account for 25 percent of the population—and 31 percent of total income, according to OpenForum. Gen X is at a point where they have money to spend on travel. Here are a few trends shaping their plans.
"The only thing we ask is you love our city as much as we do," said Aaron Foley, appointed Neighborhood Storyteller for the city of Detroit and author of the book How to Live in Detroit without Being a Jackass.
For baby boomers, travel is, well, booming. According to the AARP 2017 Travel Trends Report, 99 percent of boomers plan to take at least one leisure trip this year, with an average of five or more trips. But why do they want to travel, and where do they want to go? The report uncovered several trends.