for destinations and resorts marketers

 

Destinations@MTS is an executive level event during the Forum. Sessions are interactive and take advantage of the expertise in the audience from resorts and destinations around the world. Intimate by design, D@MTS includes approximately 100 people focused on destination and resort marketing growth, trends and best practices enabling attendees to take advantage of opportunities and meet challenges head on. 

D@MTS features The Executive Think Tank. Brief presentations are followed by "table talk" — a lively debate and discussion forum where delegates engage, deliberate, and present new ideas to an attentive audience.

Design Thinking for Destination Marketing - What is Your Next Challenge? 
Every destination has its challenges. And one could argue that they keep getting more complicated or even that there are a new breed of challenges - open, complex, dynamic, and networked— and require a different response. Design thinking for destination marketing is a method for practical and creative problem solving that evolved from fields as varied as engineering, architecture, and business. At its core, design thinking involves understanding people's needs and developing creative solutions to meet those needs. This session is an interactive, principles-based journey that applies design thinking to help creatively solve your DMO’s next big challenge.
Presented by Guillermo Maizer, CEO, Atlas Advertising

Getting Your Budget and Defending It
Join an in-depth discussion about how to fund your destination. Business Improvement Districts (Community Assessments) have been a common method for funding. Hear about the success of TBIDs (Tourism Business Improvement Districts) to help promote the destination using tax dollars on lodging, restaurants, retails and even lift tickets. After a presentation, engage in discussions about how you approach funding for your destination.
Presenters include:  John Urdi, Executive Director, Mammoth Lakes Tourism

Google And Destinations
How to benefit from Google's DMO Content Partnership program with real-time examples of DMO and Resort visibility in the world's #1 search engine. How does your site really look in Google?
Presented by Sven Tresp, Global Program Manager, Streetview, Google

 

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Two ways to join DestinAtions@MTS:

FORUM VIP UPGRADE with DESTINATIONS@MTS - $100 USD
If you represent a resort, hotel, lodging property or DMO from anywhere in the world, and are focused on marketing, take advantage of this unique element of the MTS Forum featuring dynamic and interactive content. This special upgraded Forum package includes the following:

  • Complimentary admission to D@MTS
  • Complimentary reception the evening prior to D@MTS
  • Hosted lunch during D@MTS
  • Complimentary post-D@MTS Happy Hour

FORUM VIP UPGRADE with DESTINATIONS@MTS (for other Industry Guests) - $495 USD
If you are NOT a resort, DMO, hotel or lodging property take advantage of this unique element of the MTS Forum and the target audience it represents for your business. Or, ask about sponsorship opportunities. This special upgraded Forum package includes the following:

  • Complimentary admission to D@MTS
  • Complimentary reception the evening prior to D@MTS
  • Hosted lunch during D@MTS
  • Complimentary post-D@MTS Happy Hour

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