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Read submissions by DMAI's guest bloggers.

  • October 06, 2016

    In this next phase of our fruitful relationship, Airbnb is proud to collaborate with DMAI on the creation of a Policy & Trends Brief that explores home sharing as part of the larger sharing economy and travel industry. DMAI...

  • August 15, 2016

    It’s a common question for travelers. For aspirational Millennials and big-spending Boomers, it can be the key question. We like recommendations. Studies show we prefer them from our friends and trusted sources. This familiarity...

  • July 27, 2016

    In 2014, Christopher Norton, then EVP of global product and operations at Four Seasons, shared his perspective of a certain peer-to-peer rental company that was appearing in quite a few headlines. “Our guests don’t want the...

  • July 06, 2016

    Creating a delightful and memorable experience for visitors is what DMOs strive to do, but more and more, the access to a city literally rests in the hands of the traveler. It’s the mobile screen that’s now the source of the...

  • June 28, 2016

    Six years ago, I had no idea what to expect upon registering for my first DMAI Annual Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My organization had a brand-new CEO, and the team was still trying to figure out our strategic path. As...

  • June 27, 2016

    As I make my plans to attend the DMAI Annual Convention in Minneapolis, I find myself looking forward to several things. While you’d think my first item would be looking forward to the deliciously pleasant Midwest summer weather...

  • May 02, 2016

    Most vacation plans begin with a focal point or a main attraction in mind. Think Niagara Falls or the Sistine Chapel. But it might not be that grand or iconic for everyone all of the time. It could be a music festival, a...

  • April 18, 2016

    Destination marketers are in a curious position. On one hand, they are in the inspiration business, tasked with showcasing the best that a destination has to offer in a way that captures people’s attention. On the other hand,...

  • March 02, 2016

    The two buzzwords heard most often when discussions turn to Silicon Valley these days are “disruption” and “unicorns.” Fortune lists 174 companies as unicorns, which in Silicon Valley-speak, are private businesses that have a...

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