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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.

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

Recent Blogs

This Wouldn't Look Better as a Lake

"Wouldn't this look better as a lake?"

I was staring out into Yosemite Valley. Half Dome and El Capitan loomed in the distance—two natural landmarks accomplishing what I thought impossible: Make the giant sequoias gathered below look small.

"What?" I turned to the man standing next to me.

"A joke," he said. "Someone once thought this valley would make a great lake."

Get Your Kicks on ... Route 50?

Route 66 sure gets a lot of hype, but have you sent groups along U.S. Route 50 lately? Probably not. In July 1986, Life magazine dubbed the Nevada portion, "The Loneliest Road in America." And yet, from rural mountain ranges to desolate deserts and miles upon miles of rich farmland, Route 50 stretches across 3,073 miles from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. It spans 12 states and links four state capitals—offering the most complete cross-sectional journey along the United States midriff.

OMG Experiences (a.k.a. Millennial Travel Trends)

Millennials are one of the largest generations in history (larger, even, than the baby boomers)—and they're entering their prime spending years. Born between 1982 and 1999, millennials were raised on the Internet, fostering a global awareness and an inherent interest in travel. But what are these young travelers looking for? The Millennial Traveler Report conducted by Expedia and Future Foundation discovered a few key generational characteristics.