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22 May - Uncategorized

The Role of Tourism: Forging Connections

It's National Travel & Tourism Week! Here at Destination Innovate we're celebrating by using this as a time to observe and reflect upon how our industry creates connections large and small in so many ways. ​


25 Apr - Uncategorized

Risk vs Reward: Tools for The Future

Risk vs Reward Tools for the Future This last two episodes of Tech, Travel & Twang’s Monday Momentum was juicy enough that we wanted to share even more AI tips, new tools and resources! There’s tons of online, at conference and in market chatter about all things tech – we’ll help break through the noise. […]


22 Mar - Uncategorized

TikTok + Travel, is the Love Affair Over?

TikTok + Travel is the love affair over? Dear Destruptor,   Check on your social media manager; they are not OK.   As I’m sure you’ve seen allll over social media and the news, TikTok faces a ban (for real this time) in the U.S. Sure to pass the Senate, and with the President assuring […]


29 Feb - Uncategorized

Do Unbelievable Things with Believable Strategy

DO UNBELIEVABLE THINGS with believable strategy. At d!, we understand that your company is more than just a product or service; it’s a vision, a mission, and a legacy in the making. We are not satisfied with merely serving up the expected. Instead, we are committed to orchestrating a profound metamorphosis that propels your company towards […]


3 Nov - Uncategorized

StaySense Taps Tourism Legend Jenn Barbee as Advisor​

StaySense Taps Tourism Legend Jenn Barbee as Advisor​ Amplify by StaySense, a leading innovator in the hospitality and travel technology industry, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jennifer Barbee, a renowned figure in the tourism and hospitality sector, as its newest advisor. Barbee’s expertise and extensive experience will play a pivotal role in steering […]


20 Oct - Uncategorized

Unlocking the Cosmos: Astrotourism and the Magic of the Night Sky

Unlocking the Cosmos: Astrotourism and the Magic of the Night Sky In an era where our lives are increasingly dominated by screens and city lights, there’s a growing hunger for experiences that reconnect us with the natural world. One such phenomenon gaining traction is astrotourism, a journey into the cosmos that invites us to gaze […]


21 Aug - Uncategorized

Creating Opportunity: Your Travel Industry Conference Guide

Creating Opportunity: Your Travel Industry Conference Guide     The travel industry is an ever-evolving landscape, driven by technological advancements, changing consumer preferences, and global events. Attending conferences can be an invaluable way to stay updated, network with industry professionals, and gain insights that can help shape your business strategies. With a new conference every […]


5 Jul - Uncategorized

Global Clean Beaches Week: Fostering Sustainability in Tourism

Global Clean Beaches Week: Fostering Sustainability in Tourism Clean Beaches Week (July 1-7) serves as a timely reminder of the importance of preserving our natural coastal treasures. With tourism’s immense growth and the subsequent environmental impacts, it is crucial to prioritize sustainability in the tourism industry. July 4th is the most popular beach day around […]


8 Jun - Uncategorized

Exploring LGBTQ+ Travel Trends: The Benefits for All of Embracing Inclusivity 

Exploring LGBTQ+ Travel Trends: The Benefits for All of Embracing Inclusivity In recent years, the travel industry has witnessed a remarkable surge in LGBTQ+ tourism. As societal acceptance and understanding continue to grow, destinations around the United States are becoming more welcoming and inclusive for LGBTQ+ travelers. From vibrant Pride parades to LGBTQ+ friendly accommodations […]


31 Mar - Uncategorized

THE Must-See Sessions at eTourism Summit 2023!

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas right? Not this time! We have the must-see sessions from this year’s eTourism Summit happening April 10-13 and you are going to want to take these tips, trends, and innovative ideas back to your team.  With sessions hosted by some of the most innovative destinations in the tourism […]


31 Mar - Uncategorized

22 Questions Your DMO Should Ask

In a *somewhat* particular order: I hope these questions usher in a sense of development and not anxiety. You have all year. Take it slow and strategic. I love your face. You’ve got this, Jenn


31 Mar - Uncategorized

Building The Future With ETS

Kristen and Jenn chat with eTourism Summit mastermind Ashleigh Osborne about eTS ’23, what to expect, must see seshes and the heart of community, travel, and education. Hear all episodes: