Featuring Maureen Haley, Visit Houston; Eric Thompson, Visit Salt Lake; Robert Graff, Bindlestiff Tours - National Parks Adventures; Mo Parikh, Bandwango; Jay Judal, San Diego Zoo
Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) are typically government funded tourism marketing offices for cities, states and regions and countries. Because they are often funded by lodging bed taxes, there is not a big focus on tours, activities, attractions and experiences.
Most operators have not leveraged their local, regional and national DMOs as a strong marketing partner.
It is time for both DMOs and operators to think differently. This session, co-produced by Arival and Connect Travel features an in-depth discussion about best practices and some ideas about thinking differently.
We are joined by two DMOs who do work closely with operators and two operators who do work closely with DMOs. And also, a tech company that is helping DMOs use eCommerce to sell tours, activities, attractions and experiences. Where most DMOs offer operators listings, using the right technology can turn your DMO into a true sales channel (with very low or zero commissions).
It's time to think differently about what can be a super important distribution channel, especially as recovery begins and destinations are primed to work with partners to build local tourism and, when ready, destination tourism.
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Vice President Sales & Marketing, Bindlestiff Tours- National Parks Adventures
With more than 20 years of professional experience in sales and marketing in the attractions and transportation industry, Robert Graff serves as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Bindlestiff Tours, a Small Group Tour operator specialists...
Arival is an independent platform for creators and sellers of Tours, Activities & Attractions. Our mission is to establish and inspire a diverse community of individuals and companies in the In-destination Industry by providing opportunities to...
Eric has worked in the Tourism industry for more that 25+ years. Coming from a ski resort sales and marketing background from the Park City Mountain Resort, he was able to bring his marketing acumen and initiative to Visit Salt Lake in...
Will Seccombe is President of Connect Travel, a strategic marketing business that connects destination marketers with the products, services, people and ideas that help them thrive in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive global marketplace. ...
Vice President of Strategic Tourism Initiatives, Visit Houston
Maureen joined Visit Houston in 2016 to support the city’s efforts to increase leisure tourism by growing an experience-based packaging program, and supporting and creating tourism product that is ready to sell direct to consumer as well as in...