Marketing for Group Travel: Building Solid Relationships with Tour Operators
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by Rhonda
3M ago
Group travel is a significant segment of the tourism market, and if you want to see those buses pulling up to the curb and filling your destination or attraction with excited travelers, you’ll need to know how to market effectively to tour operators.  According to ABA Foundation (American Bus Association) the most recent statistics (2022)… The post Marketing for Group Travel: Building Solid Relationships with Tour Operators appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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What Makes Today’s Tour Guides Successful?
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by Adena Miller
7M ago
In today’s travel industry, tour guides are more important than ever. Guides who drive business have the responsibility to enhance the travel experience by keeping guests happy, safe and inspired. This is the person who can make or break a trip; therefore, finding the right match for your group is essential. We spoke with several… The post What Makes Today’s Tour Guides Successful? appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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Changing Travel Trends in 2023
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by Staff
7M ago
With constant changes in the world around us and everything moving at seemingly hyper-fast speeds, travelers are increasingly turning to their vacations as a way to take things slow. In our internet age it is easy to become overwhelmed— coupled with a post-pandemic desire to explore the world, traveler behavior has concocted a new recipe… The post Changing Travel Trends in 2023 appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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Can Curated Experiences Help Your Tourism Marketing?
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by Lisa Doerner
7M ago
In years past, travelers may have been satisfied to see sites like the Eiffel Tower or Colosseum; now they want to get behind the scenes, get underground access or see a destination from the air. The possibilities for curated experiences are unlimited. The post Can Curated Experiences Help Your Tourism Marketing? appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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Group Travel Trends
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by Nicole
7M ago
Is group travel dead? My answer: yes and no! Group travel in its most traditional sense – loading 50 seniors on a bus and carting them around for several days on a sightseeing tour with stops for dining and maybe a show - is slowly going away. It is being replaced by smaller, more active… The post Group Travel Trends appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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Increase Foot Traffic with Motorcoach Business – 11 Ways to Become Group Ready
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by Rhonda
7M ago
Working in the travel and tourism industry allows us to get to know organizations that rely on visitors to their communities to help grow their businesses. One way to reach those visitors and increase foot traffic is by marketing to the motorcoach industry. Motorcoaches bring groups of people to the businesses they visit. The COVID… The post Increase Foot Traffic with Motorcoach Business – 11 Ways to Become Group Ready appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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Creating Sample Travel Itineraries – Dos and Don’ts
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by Rhonda
7M ago
Creating sample travel itineraries in the tourism industry is simply a must. They are an opportunity to highlight the many assets and treasures in your destination. Sample travel itineraries are a tactic that we use in destination marketing, both for travel trade as well as for destinations and attractions. For travel trade, this is a… The post Creating Sample Travel Itineraries – Dos and Don’ts appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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Co-opetition: Good For Business
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by Nicole
7M ago
I am a huge believer in co-opetition – where perceived competitors cooperate and together create something bigger than they could do on their own. It is this type of collaboration that I think makes the biggest impact and the guests on my podcast Destination on the Left believe it too. I have been learning from… The post Co-opetition: Good For Business appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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Financial Benefits of Group Travel
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by Rhonda
7M ago
Tourism is an economic engine. Pre-Covid, the economic impact of tourism was at an all-time high, generating $1.9 trillion in 2019 and supporting over 9.5 million American jobs. Of course, as we experienced over the past few years, a lack of travelers creates ripple effects everywhere you look. In 2020, total economic output generated by… The post Financial Benefits of Group Travel appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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Collaboration Thrives in Travel & Tourism
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by Lisa Doerner
7M ago
The travel and tourism industry was indisputably one of the hardest hit during the past two years. Staying in business meant being innovative, flexible and responsive to change. To be successful, it also meant a willingness to collaborate, sometimes with a perceived competitor. Connecting and embracing collaboration with others in the industry, despite being in… The post Collaboration Thrives in Travel & Tourism appeared first on Break the Ice Media ..read more
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