Unit VI Web Assignment
This is a two-part assignment. Part I is due with Unit VI and Part II is due with Unit VII. Choose one of the state destination marketing organizations (DMOs) below. These states have the easiest access to such things as marketing plans and tourism research and statistics.
Montana: Montana Office of Tourism Intranet Oregon: Travel Industry Nevada: Industry Partners Kentucky: Industry Partners Michigan: Michigan Tourism Strategic Plan Wisconsin: Industry Partners South Carolina: Industry Resources Iowa: Industry Partners West Virginia: Industry Info Each state website has a link included that is geared toward the traveler. These links may be at the very top or very bottom of the page indicated. For the first part of the assignment, analyze the attractions of the state. You will need to review the chapter in the textbook on attractions. Using the content, draw conclusions about the focus of the DMO’s efforts. For example, every state has a travel guide and other items to facilitate travel to the particular state geared toward the individual traveler. The trade, meeting planners, tour operators, and incentives also have targeted brochures. 1. Identify the “brand” for the state.
2. Next, highlight how the destination is focusing on this brand. For instance, for North Carolina, it is Deeper Connections.
3. Finally, investigate the individual traveler, industry, and trade to find how the state addresses this brand. How does the DMO market to the individual and trade? Your response should be a minimum of two pages in length, double-spaced. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations, and be cited per APA guidelines.