Using social media to attract visitors to your city or destination? Its not a matter of “Should we?” anymore, its “How?” and “How can we do it effectively?

The folks over at Tourism Currents, Becky McCray (@BeckyMcCray) and Sheila Scarborough (@SheilaS) are about to open up an encore round of online workshops and full-curriculum courses that can show you how it all works and how to MASTER social media for your organization. Learn how to tap into the increasing number of people who use social media for travel, and how to promote your destination, venues, hotels, attractions and events in new ways.

Tourism Currents - Social Media for TourismI’ve followed Becky’s and Sheila’s tweets and blogs for nearly two years – since I discovered Twitter. They are both extremely connected and immersed in social networking and tourism. I have learned so much from them via Twitter, blogging and sharing information.

I’m thrilled that a former colleague (and tweep!) @SeattleMaven will be featured in one of the segments. You’ll recall Ann’s and my interview about how she uses Twitter for Seattle CVB’s visitors, members, and local residents.

I’m so confident in the workshops they’ve put together and flattered to be asked to help spread the word. I’m whole-heartedly promoting Tourism Currents with this affiliate link for signing up.

Who should take this opportunity and run with it?

If you are a staff member, volunteer or board member at one of these organizations:

  • Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus (CVBs)
  • Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs)
  • Main Street and Downtown Development Associations
  • Historic preservation and heritage trail organizations
  • Parks, nature preserves, botanical gardens and other nature/outdoors-related attractions
  • Public Relations professionals who do tourism work
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Business and shopping districts
  • Niches like agritourism, culinary tourism, arts/culture, sports/adventure and educational travel
  • Festival and event planners
  • Tourism and hospitality professors and students at colleges and universities
  • Attractions, museums, etc. that depend upon tourist traffic
  • Bed and breakfasts, inns, lodges, hotels and motels
  • Historic highways and scenic byways organizations
  • State and city governments that do marketing and outreach related to tourism
  • Get all the details about topics covered, curriculum and benefits on the Tourism Currents website »

    Don’t hesitate to sign up now!

    You can participate as an individual or as a group, and there’s a money-back guarantee.


    I’m looking forward to collecting some new tips and information for my own personal development and brand. “See” you there!