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And 2017 is here! The new year is a great time to set new goals and vow to banish bad old habits.

Psst! Want new social fans that LOVE you? Cross-promoting is a powerful way to draw your fans from one of your social sites to another.

There are plenty of travel resources online, and plenty of travel apps to download. Many CVBs and DMOs offer their own smartphone and tablet apps that serve as comprehensive guides to their destinations, or as guides that focus on specific themes for which their destination is known. When you can research information about a destination before the trip begins, how do you know if an app will enhance your group's experience? When it comes to mobile apps, the information isn't about what to do—it's about what to do next. 

With the dawn of 2017, you might have a few personal New Year's resolutions. But what about your business and career? If you have new annual goals for your career and business, let these resolutions to help you along the way.

Do you have a great looking social presence, but not as many "super fans" as you'd like? Super fans are an elusive, yet powerful voice for your brand. Understanding these fans and how to capture their attention is a bit of a challenge. Here are three tactics to help you identify and engage with them.

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.