Ready to spread the word about your town or tourism attraction? Maybe you want to run a “fam” or familiarization tour. That’s what Hutchinson, Kansas, is doing today.
The usual fam tour targets travel agents, tourism consultants, tour operators, or others who can send direct customers to your town. But Hutch is targeting bloggers.We may not book any tours, but we sure talk, a lot. They aren’t the first town to try it, but they may be one of the smaller towns to pull it off successfully.
Cody Heitschmidt was one of the instigators of the idea, then helped recruit the group of bloggers. You can read a bit more about who’s here, and what’s on our agenda at “Bloggers Invade Hutchinson.”
Any small town tourism business could spearhead a similar event for their own area. You could band together with other towns to generate a truly memorable couple of days for some influential online leaders.
My travel reports will be posted at Out Standing in My Field . So far, it is way, way, way cool.
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kare anderson says
Becky and colleagues,
As a longtime lurker/fan I am finally commenting. This is such a cost-effective, authentic way to shine spotlights on the reasons to visit a town or region I wrote about it in two blogs, citing yours on FB +…
Becky McCray says
Kare, thank you for sharing these ideas with your communities! You’ve added a lot to the discussion with your posts. Thank you!
Thank you so much for coming to Hutchinson! We try hard to be welcoming to visitors and are thrilled that you and others in your group took the time to come and visit!
Becky McCray says
Thank you, Julie. It was absolutely our pleasure.