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Resilience and flexibility: How Visit Florida built wellbeing into remote working

We’re facing one of the greatest global health challenges of the last one hundred years – but how can we promote social and mental wellbeing during a year of uncertainty? We spoke to Dana Young, CEO and President at Visit Florida, to understand how lessons learned from their continued fight for survival allowed the organisation not only to thrive during the pandemic, but to support the wellbeing of their employees throughout the stress of the last six months.

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Place Branding for the 2020s - and how COVID-19 is impacting on strategic thinking

Two months ago, we were living and working in a different world. What started as research around the emerging trends in 2020 rapidly gained new importance as COVID-19 put the world on lockdown. Discover the discrepancies between our pre- and post-COVID-19 findings to understand how places can adapt their destination marketing and investment promotion strategies for this new reality.

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    Clare Dewhirst Founder and Director, City Nation Place
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    Jason McGrath Senior Vice President, IPSOS Global Reputation Centre
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    Cat Leaver Head of Brand, VisitScotland
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    Rose Wangen-Jones Managing Director, Marketing, London & Partners
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    Geerte Udo CEO, amsterdam&partners
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Place Branding for the 2020s - and how COVID-19 is impacting on strategic thinking

Two months ago, we were living and working in a different world. What started as research around the emerging trends in 2020 rapidly gained new importance as COVID-19 put the world on lockdown. Discover the discrepancies between our pre- and post-COVID-19 findings to understand how places can adapt their destination marketing and investment promotion strategies for this new reality.

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How the private sector saved Visit Mexico

In late 2018 it was announced that the Mexican Tourism Promotion Council would be disbanded. A year and a half on, we spoke with Carlos Alberto González González, Director General of the newly relaunched Visit Mexico, to understand how they’re collaborating with industry partners as well as how data is enabling a low-budget promotion strategy during COVID-19.

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Peter Kentie Peter Kentie Managing Director, Eindhoven 365

Becoming Eindhoven

Eindhoven have taken the world stage by storm, winning the 2018 City Nation Place Award for Place Brand of the Year. Peter Kentie, Managing Director at Eindhoven 365, took the time to share the thinking behind their repositioning, and to explore their innovative approaches to funding and stakeholder engagement.

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The funding conundrum for place branding teams

We can all agree that tourism promotion is an essential component of a city, nation or place’s economy, right alongside a solid economic development strategy. In 2018, travel and tourism generated 10.4% of all global economy and created 319 million jobs – that works out as a global average of 1 in every 10 people whose daily income is reliant on tourism.  And yet for some reason, when the going gets get tough and budgets need to be cut, everyone seems to turn their eyes to the place promotion budget.

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Rodrigo Esponda Rodrigo Esponda Managing Director, Los Cabos Tourism Board

Changing international perceptions of Los Cabos

Following the dissolution of Mexico's Tourism Promotion council, the private sector of Los Cabos stepped into fill the gap. Rodrigo Esponda, Managing Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, shared details of the collaboration with us, along with the work that they're undertaking to challenge negative stereotypes in the media.

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