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A regenerative approach to tourism aims to revolutionise Canada’s tourism sector.

By Oliver Batten Some may argue that the two words “tourism” and “sustainability” do not go hand-in-hand or that there’s no such thing as “sustainable tourism”. But in a globalised world, it is important to acknowledge the current systems in play and the positive impacts that tourism can have on people and places. A recent …

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Oliver Batten

Introducing Oliver Batten, DMS Lead – Strategy and Sustainability

Exciting news this week as we welcome Oliver Batten to the DMS team as Lead – Destination Strategy and Sustainability. Oliver (Oly) has worked across a diverse range of roles and along the way found his passion for sustainability and innovation.  Oly will be working across our client base with a focus on developing destination …

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Turning heads by turning destination marketing on its head

By DMS The power of destinations to be noticed in a sea of sameness comes from a simple truth: people want you to relate to them, not just talk about you. In an attention-challenged world we need to create an emotional connection. It means speaking to our audience in a way that resonates with them. …

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Strategy and long-term relationships the real winners at the NSW Tourism Awards

By DMS Since 2015, DMS has been working with Destination Barrington Coast (Mid-Coast Council) and Mudgee Region Tourism, putting in place and building on the foundations for success. This year’s NSW Tourism Awards recognised the value of great strategy and adopting a sustainable approach to elevate the awareness and appeal of previously little-known destinations. It …

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Visiting Friends & Relatives – A shot in the arm for tourism

By DMS At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, COVID-19 has smashed the tourism industry. Lock- downs, border closures and a host of other travel restrictions have, for many destinations, stripped thousands if not millions of dollars from their visitor economies. While all destinations vary, international and interstate travel have been the hardest hit …

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Go on, we dare you – Avoiding the sea of sameness

By DMS Today’s tourism world is highly competitive and cluttered with so many destinations all shouting about their attributes. The bigger the budget, the louder they shout. Sadly, it’s creating a sea of sameness. And COVID-19 has done little to calm the competition. Given all this, how do destinations stand out from the noisy crowd? …

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