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As a mid-20s millennial, I've noticed something: People like to talk about us. The internet abounds with jokes at our expense (often well-earned) and articles exploring how to retain us, entertain us, or maybe just kick some sense into us.

DMOs and CVBs know their territories. Tour operators know their customers. But do DMOs know how to best work with tour operators?

Millennials grew up with a presence of technology in their lives—and because of that, they react differently to certain triggers than generations before them. If you're hoping to garner the attention and business of millennials in your marketing, consider these six tips:

Want to reach new audiences in new ways, and connect with them instantly? Go live! Live streaming allows you to interact with clients (and potential clients) in real time. There are plenty of sites—Facebook Live, Periscope and YouNow, to name a few. If you're planning on incorporating live streaming into your social media marketing strategies, consider the following tips:

Imagine if one glance showed you exactly what was planned for your social posts, newsletters, video, flyers, blogs, web campaigns and sales missions.

Recent Blogs

Generation X: Travel Trends

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.

Giving Back to the Comeback City

"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.

Baby Boomer Travel Trends

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.