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Hoteliers: Five Ways to Green Your Hotel

Eco-elegance is far from a new concept to the travel industry and the Do Big Things blog, as we’ve examined these issues in previous posts (see “Follow these Green Steps to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint” and “Green Your Routine”). From the frontlines of assessing innovative green building materials and technologies, entrepreneurial independent contractor Sam Marquit … Continue reading

Nuturing Your Creative Side

The end of the year is a busy season for many people. Between work, family, school and getting ready for the holidays, the days come and go quickly. This time of year, shopping is top of mind for most everyone as they make their lists and check them twice. When it comes to gift-giving, there … Continue reading

How to Reach UMA Buyers at Travel Exchange ’14

Are you curious how NTA members interact and do business with United Motorcoach Association attendees at Travel Exchange? Whether it’s at a networking event, over a bite to eat or right on the show floor, there will be plenty of opportunities to do business, socialize and reach out to motorcoach operators while in Los Angeles. … Continue reading

Use Quotes to Connect

“Can I quote you on that?” This is the question you wanted, right? We gave you ways to increase your media exposure in a Do Big Things blog last month, and a journalist’s query is the desired outcome. The media—an industry publication or your local newspaper or TV station—offers you an important pathway to communicate … Continue reading

7 Steps to Increase Your Media Coverage

DMOs and tour suppliers, keeping your online media resources current should be top of mind. This ensures you are providing timely materials for journalists on deadline who need a quick product option or photo to complete an article. The following list was compiled by the editorial team of Courier, NTA’s official monthly trade publication. When … Continue reading

Stress to Success in Five Easy Steps

We’ve all heard the phrase “Work to live; don’t live to work,” right? Well, we often forget this simple way of life and begin to let our workload bog us down, stress us out and maybe even create chronic anxiety. Who wants this? The answer: no one. So, let’s take five by reading our five, … Continue reading

Green Your Routine!

Ever wonder what positive shifts your office could make that would help improve the environment, (not to mention save energy, your time and money)? Here at NTA headquarters, we’ve slowly been discovering ways to do just that. By changing our habits in the office and at Business Builder events, we’re doing our part to reduce … Continue reading

Follow These Green STEPS to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

As reported by U.S. Travel: Environmental issues impact travel decisions. With more than 79 percent of U.S. adults considering themselves environmentally conscious and being increasingly aware of terms such as carbon footprint and global warming, travelers are beginning to make decisions based on sustainability criteria.  At the same time, while environmental responsibility is one of the … Continue reading

Prompts for Writing Great Tweets and Facebook Posts

Kim Orlando, blogger and founder of TravelingMom.com, joins us for her final appearance on Do Big Things, ending her four-week social media series. In this last post, Orlando shares with us a few writing tips so that your reader is able to follow along in your messaging. We hope you’ve enjoyed Orlando’s tips as much … Continue reading

What Should You Talk About?

As part of a four-week series, Kim Orlando, blogger and founder of TravelingMom.com, joins us again for the third week in a row offering more no-nonsense social media advice. In this post, Orlando discusses the “Rules of Engagement” and what to say when speaking to your readers. Follow along below to learn what you should … Continue reading