VR Application in Marketing the Travel & Tourism Industry

June 13, 2019By Christian DelaCruzNEWS

The ability to teleport from the Egyptian Pyramids, to an underwater scuba adventure in the Red Sea, to an aerial helicopter adventure over the Manhattan skyline may seem like the plot of a science fiction film, however this is exactly what travel and tourism pioneer Thomas Cook’s “Try Before You Fly” campaign is allowing customers … Read More

Advance Travel & Tourism welcomes Adam Zappia

May 31, 2019By Sara DyerNEWS

Advance Travel & Tourism is excited to welcome the newest member to the team, Adam Zappia. With 7 years of tourism marketing experience, Adam knows that travel is what connects the world and helps us grow. Prior to joining Advance Travel & Tourism, Adam was a Senior Travel Account Executive at Cox Media Group where … Read More

5 Reasons Traditional Marketing and Social Media Need Each Other

May 23, 2019By Sara DyerNEWS

Considering that more than 80% of Americans now use some form of social media (up from 24% in 2008), it’s no wonder that businesses are focusing more and more of their marketing efforts on social channels. But embracing social media doesn’t mean abandoning advertising and other traditional marketing. In fact, using a mix of the … Read More

How to Get Your Tourism Board on Board with Digital Marketing

May 15, 2019By Sara DyerNEWS

Sometimes the biggest hurdle for destination marketers is convincing their board to approve digital marketing spend.  Whether it’s their lack of understanding of digital marketing or pure shock of the cost, tourism boards can often be apprehensive about expanding advertising to digital as well as traditional. 

Laura Beth Strickland named Vicksburg CVB Executive Director

May 14, 2019By Sara DyerNEWS

Laura Beth Strickland, employee of Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau for 10 years, has recently been named the CVB’s newest executive director. As a Vicksburg native and proud Mississippian, her experience and passion for growing the tourism industry in Vicksburg is not only a professional goal but also a personal goal of hers.