We’re Colocating with the Smoky Mountain Gift Show

We’re Colocating with the Smoky Mountain Gift Show

The Shows are ON: Tennessee Market Week Hosts International Gift Expo of the Smokies and Smoky Mountain Gift Show Emerald, owner of the International Gift Expo of the Smokies (IGES), along with Clarion Events, owner of the Smoky Mountain Gift Show, today announce two...
5 Ways to Increase Your Revenue in 2021

5 Ways to Increase Your Revenue in 2021

A comprehensive look at five ways museums, zoos, aquariums and national parks can recoup revenue or generate new earned income in 2021. Whether you are a cultural institution (like a museum, zoos and aquariums) or a travel-based organization like a national park,...
Using Google to Market Your Business Locally

Using Google to Market Your Business Locally

Large or small,  Google’s products for retailers are extremely important for building awareness of your business, developing your customer base, and driving in-store and online sales. Let’s start with some fast statistics and insights that I’ve learned over the...
COVID-19 Will Change How Museums Make Money

COVID-19 Will Change How Museums Make Money

Museum revenues were already declining before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has ushered in a new era of planning for cultural organizations and nonprofits. With limited federal funds available for cultural organizations, future revenue growth lies in growing income...
How The Cruise Industry is Navigating COVID-19

How The Cruise Industry is Navigating COVID-19

Until recently, cruises were the fastest growing sector of the travel industry. In the past five years, the demand has increased by 20.5 percent. In the global cruise market, there are over 50 cruise lines and more than 270 ships, however, just around 75 percent of...
The Impact of COVID-19 on Zoos and Aquariums

The Impact of COVID-19 on Zoos and Aquariums

Just weeks into the beginning of this year, it seems as if the world came to a bit of a screeching halt thanks to COVID-19. Unfortunately, visits to zoos and aquariums, popular spots during the spring and summer months, were no exception. Statistics show that over 700...
Is Domestic Travel Helping or Harming National Parks?

Is Domestic Travel Helping or Harming National Parks?

National parks, road trips and Airbnb staycations are top fall travel plans in 2020. Here’s how it’s impacting local travel and tourism businesses, towns and community residents.  Travel and tourism have taken a serious blow because of COVD-19; the pandemic has...