Entries by Destination Analysts

DMO Websites and the 3.4% Rule

Did you know that, on average, 3.4 percent of DMO website users are converted by these sites from an undecided potential traveler to an actual visitor? Our recent landmark study of 13 Western U.S. DMO websites revealed that while this conversion factor may seem modest, the resulting economic impact to the DMOs’ communities is very […]

America’s Tourism Brand in the Time of Trump

There’s little denying that we’re living in uncertain times. Just days ago, who would have predicted mass protests at U.S. airports or newspaper headlines suggesting America’s tourism industry is closed for business? Our industry, and in fact, the American economy as a whole, depends on robust international travel.  International travelers spent $246.2 billion in the […]

Leisure Travel Outlook: Our Forecast for 2016

  The U.S. travel industry will continue to grow in 2016, fueled by a strong domestic travel market.   While regional performance will vary and the strong dollar and economic challenges abroad will test our ability in the short-term to grow international markets, overall the picture looks positive. In the absence of unexpected shocks, our model […]

Test Your International Visitor IQ

Sharpen your pencils.  It’s time to test your knowledge of international travelers. Until recently, detailed marketing intelligence on our international markets was hard to come by.  We at Destination Analysts are devoted to changing this.  The eight questions below are taken from this year’s The State of the International Traveler survey.  This survey was conducted among […]

An Inside Look at What Destination Analysts’ Clients Say About Us

We are excited to share a video we have composed from interviews with our wonderful clients who discuss their experience working with Destination Analysts. We debuted this at the 2014 Marketing Outlook Forum in Atlanta where our team had an amazing time sharing, learning and interacting with other industry insiders. This video truly speaks to the caliber […]

Bratton Speaks at National Park Service on Marketing to Millennial Travelers

The Generation of Yes and America’s Greatest Idea America’s National Parks are indeed our country’s greatest idea, but they face a serious challenge in attracting a new generation of digitally-oriented visitors.  Attracting a more youthful audience is both a challenge and a great opportunity for the National Park Service.  When it comes to travel, the […]

Fun with Infographics: The Millennial Generation and New Travel Technologies

If you have any doubt that the Millennial Generation is the driving force behind the adoption of new technologies in travel industry, take a look at our latest State of the American Traveler infographic. It’s interesting to note, too, that Millennials use more traditional information sources at similar rates as their older counterparts. Posts   […]

David Bratton Discusses The State of the American Traveler

Bratton Speaks at Pennsylvania Tourism Forum Americans are showing strong levels of optimism for leisure travel in the upcoming year. Yet, we have not fully recovered from the effects of the 2008 financial crisis and recession. Levels of expected (as well as actual) leisure travel are reserved compared to the period immediately before the crisis. […]