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DMO outlook: Trends to watch
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What should destination marketing organizations be worrying about in the coming years? And what new developments should they be embracing? Such questions are central to Destination Marketing Association International's latest initiative: DestinationNEXT, a two-part study that looks ahead to determine trends and influences that will help DMOs navigate the fast-changing world of business, group and leisure travel.
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Gasoline's price plummet appears to have hit bottom
The great slide in gasoline prices may have come to an abrupt end. After declining 123 straight days, gas prices bottomed out at a national average of about $2.03 last week — a six-year low. Recently, the national average was at about $2.06 a gallon. Moreover, prices could rise 30 to 60 cents a gallon heading into peak spring and summer driving season.
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US tourism industry to see boom in overseas visitors
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VideoBriefThe U.S. will see a significant increase in overseas tourists within the next several years despite a stronger dollar, according to a new report by the global travel group, Brand USA. Canada and Mexico remain the top nations for visitors to the U.S., yet other countries are gaining notice. Tourists from developing countries, such as China, India and Brazil, are expected to be some of the most frequent visitors to America.
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President proposes fee increase to pay for air travel infrastructure
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President Barack Obama wants to update the nation's air travel infrastructure. Recently, upon releasing his FY2016 budget proposal, he revealed his plan for doing it: Raise the airport user fee levied on travelers when they purchase an airline ticket, then use the proceeds to fund improvements to airports, runways and baggage systems.
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  Fall for Odessa!

There's always something fun to do in Odessa, and autumn is especially exciting. Events like the Permian Basin Fair & Exposition, the Tejano Super Car Show and the Epsilon Mu Harvest Fair are just a few great reasons to bring the entire family to Odessa. Plus, there's great area sports and recreation, exciting entertainment, delicious dining and outstanding accommodations. You'll find fabulous fall fun in Odessa!

How flight delays affect you and your business — even if you're not flying
It has probably affected us all at some time, is totally indiscriminate about who it attacks and frequently causes pain and inconvenience when it occurs. It can sometimes creep up on us, whilst on other occasions we can see it coming a few hours in advance. It is the flight delay.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Oil prices likely reaching lowest point in downturn (Waco Tribune)
The million-dollar question: Which digital marketing trends to focus on in 2015? (Eye for Travel)
Policy changes have US tourism industry poised for a huge 2015 (By: Suzanne Mason)
Expedia has acquired Travelocity for $280 million in cash (Forbes)

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Janice Langlinais, Director of Communications, Texas Travel Industry Association, 512.328.8842

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