Attract Marketing - Articles

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Professional Tips and Tricks of Fundraising

Professional tips and tricks of fundraising from Nick Booker of Attract Marketing Ltd and Bridget Rennie, Development Manager of City of London Festival.

Their joint presentation comes from the highly successful Tourism Management Institute Hot Topic Event 2009 Conference in Birmingham in May 2009

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Attract Book Review - Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World

Internet technologies have completely changed the way that countries see and deal with disaster situations. Nick Booker, MD of Attract Marketing, has reviewed "Disaster Communications in a Changing World" by George and Kim Haddow to get some understanding of the impact of the web.

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Access For All

Nick Booker looks at some of the physical and intellectual issues in making attractions accessible to a wide range of audiences

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Operating the Heritage Attraction

The operational issues of setting up and running a profitable tourist and visitor attraction are examined in this presentation from Attract Marketing.

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Heritage Tourism - Marketing Campaign Planning

Nick Booker of Attract Marketing looks at the issues in marketing campaign planning and audience development for a launching a major heritage tourism attraction, the Cold War Exhibition at RAF Museum Cosford.

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What Makes a Good Tourist Attraction Leaflet

Paula Bardell-Hedley, the Director of Research & Marketing at LDS Tourism Services Ltd, recently posed the Question: ‘What makes a successful leaflet or brochure?‘ on LinkedIn.

Nick Booker, Director of Attract Marketing, was judged to have the best answer out of many reponses from around the world.

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Book Review: Aviation and Tourism: Implications for Leisure Travel

Attract Marketing reviews this recent book by Anne Graham, Andreas Papatheodorou and Peter Forsyth published by Ashgate Publishing

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Book Review: Vietnam Tourism

Attract Marketing reviews "Vietnam Tourism" by Arthur Asa Berger, published by the Haworth Hospitality Press.

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Branding Visitor Attractions

Tourism is big business. It has become highly competitive. Consumers have plenty of choice of destinations and visitor attractions, and in the mass market loyalties can be fickle.

So what are the strategic issues to take into account when planning a successful branding exercise for visitor atractions in a fast changing economic environment?

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The Reality Experience

Can we create a new experience for visitors in museums and heritage sites for people who think they already know everything there is to know about them?

Nick Booker describes the experiences of the Welsh Highland Railway in creating an evocative heritage experience for visitors.

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Better Museum Marketing

Marketing your small to medium sized museum isn't just about advertising in tourist board directories and creating brochures and leaflets.

This article from Attract Marketing shows how factors such as reception facilities, staff training and coach driver incentives may be part of the marketing mix.

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Shugborough Reborn Courtesy of Attractions Management

Shugborough House has always been a notable landmark in the Staffordshire countryside and a popular destination in the North Midlands. But it wasn't paying its way.

Find out how Attract Marketing helped Shugborough to transform from into "The Complete Working Historic Estate" using detailed market research and expert destination strategy development.

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Virtual Reality, battlefield recreations, civil war re-enactment
Sculpture Park
Witley Court Fountain, Worcestershire
Donkeys at farm attraction
Birmingham Pinnacle Tower, Birmingham, West Midlands
Llangollen Railway, heritage site and visitor attraction, Wales
Gatwick Aircraft, Gatwick Airport, Sussex
Estonia Tourism Seminar
Military and battlefield Tourism, Somme War Graves, France