One-Minute Tips

Treasure Hunts for Destination Marketing

Here’s a destination marketing idea for an affordable event you can add to your destination’s roster this year: Treasure Hunts! While in Block Island, I was quickly told about The Glass Float Project.  The Block Island Tourism Council commissions Hand Blown Glass Floats designed by a local artist to be hidden around the island.  As…
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Influencer Marketing for Hotels & Resorts

Say Goodbye to Traditional PR and Say Hello to Influencer Marketing! Meet Lauren Wood, a luxury travel influencer who also happens to be a prestigious lawyer.  Not only is she a fantastic litigatorbut she takes amazing drone footage, beautiful photography, and tells the story of your resort in an authentic way on her blog Travel…
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Four ways destinations can use Google Trends to inform marketing

1. You can compare your destination’s popularity to other destinations over time. The above data shows that the Lake George region outperformed its competitors during Covid of 2020. Speculation based on the data:  Lake George marketing partners & hotels touted that they were “open for business” with a safety-first approach as early as May 15th…
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How to Attract More Meeting Travel – 1 Minute PR Tip

1 Minute PR Tip: Tell the visual story of the most unique meeting spaces in the world Are you wondering how you can attract more business travel?  Stop making business travel look boring, with wide-open conference spaces and stock photos.  Promote your unique smaller venues by telling a powerful visual story. Attracting more meetings for…
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Yurts & Heated Igloos – The Hottest Trend for Outdoor Restaurants

I first saw the igloos in Boston in January of 2018 and now slowly this trend is catching on in smaller resort towns.  Igloos are not just for big-city restaurants, they are ideal for outdoor destinations! Last year, The Fort William Henry Resort and The Erlowest Inn in Lake George, NY added heated igloos, and…
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Optimizing Outdoor Spaces

With Covid-19, we learned quickly how important outdoor spaces are. Have you utilized all your space? This photo shows an outdoor corridor that was turned into a funky dining space with a long bench and matching funky mural. Now is a good time to look at your outdoor spaces, how inviting are they? Can you…
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Why not Yoga?

Whether you have a beach or an empty conference room, Yoga is an amenity that is gaining in popularity with hotel guests. Hyatts and Marriotts have on-demand yoga channels and many hotels are adding to the relaxation factor of their resort with free mat rentals and yoga classes. Special yoga weekends are popular as are…
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Make them Dizzy

Instagram Marketing Tips for Hotels Boomerangs and Spinning Chairs Want a tip?  Add spinning chairs to your hotel or resort for more visibility online.  Spinning chairs are not only Instagrammable but they are fun. Put in a chair that spins and watch the kids take videos for TikTok and Instagram and see your resort be…
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Light up the night

Light it up! For families, vacation often involves full days and empty nights with not too much to do. When my kids look at the hotel options, they are always wondering what they can do at the hotel. Shuffleboard and ping pong can be a blast, but as soon as the sun sets they become…
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More than a firepit

Any hotel can have a firepit, but they are frequently underutilized. Make it extra special by having a s’mores night, with a s’mores bar nearby or just an employee with a box of marshmallows, sticks, chocolate and graham crackers.  Events like these centered around a fireplace allow people to socialize and create memories that last…
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