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Destination Slogans: Silver Bullet or Meaningless Puff?

Virginia “is For Lovers”, Egypt is “Where it All Begins”, and Dubai is “Definitely Dubai”. This month's TMI blogger, Tom Buncle FTMI, explores how much impact destination slogans truly have.

Date: 1st July 2015

Destination Slogans: Silver Bullet or Meaningless Puff?

Destinations: socially adept or socially inept?

This month's TMI blogger, Jackie Ellis, wonders whether DMOs really 'get' social media, or whether they fail to embrace it fully because of fears of losing control of the message

Date: 22nd May 2015

Destinations: socially adept or socially inept?

Funding announcements - unalloyed good news for all?

In the run up to the general election Tim Manson MTMI ponders the upsides and downsides of recent funding announcements:£18m extra money for promotion of some destinations = good; not taking displacement factor into account = not so good

Date: 28th April 2015

Funding announcements - unalloyed good news for all?

Disjointed government and the law of unintended consequences

The restriction on taking children out of school in term time, introduced in Sept 2013, is impacting on the domestic tourism industry. Robin Barker FTMI gives a personal view on unintended consequences in this month's blog post

Date: 24th March 2015

Disjointed government and the law of unintended consequences

Destination Management and Public Health: Converging or Diverging Agenda?

Wellness tourism offers opportunities but Dr. Philip Long, Associate Dean (Tourism), Bournemouth University, suggests there may also be tensions around perceptions of alcotourists and their impact on destinations.

Date: 24th February 2015

Destination Management and Public Health: Converging or Diverging Agenda?