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After a year of tumultuous “will they or won't they fund us,” questions, the United States Congress finally included destination organizations to be eligible for Payment Protection Program (PPP) funding through the passing...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Well. It’s been a year. Destinations, destination organizations, travel advisors, consumers – we’ve all been hit by the pandemic, and now, finally coming out of a brutal election season in the United States, it feels like...
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

As I reflect upon this election season, I ask myself over and over, “Will this election be a positive turning point, or will we drop deeper down a well of political polarization?” History will be left to answer this question...
Thursday, November 5, 2020

Throughout American history much has been written on the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), from his role in redefining the role of the federal government to establishing the current United States’ leadership role on...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

“A company cannot achieve long-term profits without embracing purpose and considering the needs of a broad range of stakeholders.” -- Larry Fink Recently, I have been following discussions with Uber CEO Dara...
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Values are important and lasting beliefs or ideals shared by the members of a community about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable. They serve as broad guidelines in all situations and are important in the way we...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

We are in what we call the Great Interruption. A pandemic, civil unrest, massive unemployment, a recession, and a giant cloud of sand from the Sahara – and then the normal stuff like hurricanes, typhons, monsoons,...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

There remains a lack of understanding of what a destination organization does, why it is important, why it is relevant to residents, and stakeholders alike. We cannot be a shared value in our community and expect elected...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The past two years have seen an unending series of politically sparked boycotts and counter-boycotts, due in large part to an increasingly competitive business environment and changing consumer expectations; with...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I wince each time DMO leaders state that they must work harder to defend their budgets. The threat and response assume a pattern. A new grab on tourism dollars is met with a new call to rally supporters and to prepare yet...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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