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Charlie Daniels

We lost an America icon earlier this week with the passing of Charlie Daniels.  I always viewed...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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Stop, Start, Stop is Killing Us

This nation's uniformed, nonsensical, scattershot response to "the VID" continues to threaten our...
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Maybe This Wasn't Such a Good Idea

As the world begins to open up, there was optimism in rural and outdoor destinations that...
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Maybe We Don't Need the Wall After All

America has spent a lot of time, effort, money and xenophobia on "that Wall" that Mexico was,...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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A DMO in 30 Days?

When we explain the advantages of a Destination Marketing Organization to those that don't quite...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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A DMO in 30 Days?

When we explain the advantages of a Destination Marketing Organization to those that don't quite...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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Are We Really Celebrating?

This 4th of July is unlike any in our history. And yet, so many of us are racing to congregate in...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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I Miss 1984

Not the book. The year. I was single, programming a rock radio station with a band of brothers...
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Shakespeare on the Zoom

One of the delights in living in South Central Wisconsin is American Players Theatre. Shakespeare...
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They'll Pay

I'm the last person to advocate for higher visitor taxes if your destination is over the national...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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Front or Back?

When we moved into our new neighborhood, we got lots of "looks." After a few weeks, it became...
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Newmanizing the Temptations

It was 1965 when Smokey Robinson took The Temptations into the studio to produce one of his...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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Well Played, My Friends

Today's issue of the Z-News (our monthly e-mail newsletter) notes the retirement of 7 (count 'em,...
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Who Could Possibly Oppose This Initiative?

In an attempt to jump-start America's struggling travel and tourism industry, Arizona Senator...
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Doing Right

One of the reasons tourism and hospitality remains the Rodney Dangerfield of careers for some is...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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Father's Day Weekend Duets

Terri discovered a video this week, that neither of us had ever seen, featuring a father and son...
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An Interesting Angle

In an effort to restart its tourism economy, Cyprus is offering to pay for the medical care for...
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Where Are You?

These first few weeks of June have opened yet another door. What we do with the opportunity may...
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If You Build It, Will They Come? How Two Large Fall Shows Are Forging Ahead

    As many associations wrestle with decisions for their fall conferences and shows, the...
Jeff Hurt Author: Jeff Hurt
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Uncomfortable Conversations

The videos have gone pretty viral...but, on the off chance you haven't seen them, this is...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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The US Travel Conversation on Race

If you have yet to check-out last week's online conversation with Destination DC's Elliott...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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Bonnie Pointer

The self-described adventurous risk-taker, Bonnie Pointer launched the Pointer Sisters but split...
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Ready to Take THE Pledge?

We are loving the ingenuity of Destination Marketing Organizations around the world that are...
Bill Geist Author: Bill Geist
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Here's (Another Reason) Why DMO Aid is Crucial

When a crisis hits, messaging from those impacted often becomes frantic and scattered. But, for...
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A Flower Grows

From the shattered glass and devastated dreams of so many small business owners...springs art,...
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