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New Manager of Divi Flamingo Beach in Bonaire

(Dive Travel Business - June 27, 2014) -- Charles Vos is the new general manager of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort& Casino in Bonaire, effective June 1.   An accomplished hotelier in The Netherlands, where he worked for 20 years, he relocated to Bonaire three years ago.  He came to Divi Resorts from The Sand Dollar Condominium Resort in Bonaire, where he was manager.

Dive News Network Appoints SE US Regional Correspondent

(Dive Travel Business - June 25, 2014) -- Dive News Network, the parent company of Southeast Dive News, has announced that it has appointed Gene Muchanski as their Southeast Regional Correspondent.

Early Bird Discount for DEMA Show 2014

(Dive Travel Business - June 24, 2014) -- The newly renovated Las Vegas Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) is offering a special Early Bird Discount on "pre" and "post" show dates to DEMA Show registrants that make reservations in the official DEMA Show hotel block by August 11, 2014. Rates are based on availability and must be booked prior to the discount deadline for maximum savings.

Single/Double $49 – November 13-17 and November 23-25, 2014 (if booked by August 11, 2014)
Single/Double $95 – November 18-22, 2014

Bringing Back Inactive Divers and Recruiting a Younger Consumer Take Center Stag

(Dive Travel Business - June 23, 2014) --  Conceived in 2011 as a means by which DEMA Member input could help steer the direction of the Industry, 2020 Vision Sessions are part of the strategic learning process used by DEMA’s Board of Directors.  Ideas and priorities from these brainstorming sessions help the Board understand the needs of Industry Members “on the ground” and help to shape the future of recreational diving.

Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day?

(Dive Travel Business - June 20, 2014) -- With so much to do, it’s easy for dive travel specialists to neglect the daily online postings that are critical to cultivating a strong social media presence.

At the Affluent Traveler Symposium in Boca Raton, Fla., travel marketing and e-commerce executive Susan Black offered agents social media tips, best practices and an update on the trends.

DEMA’s Board of Directors Makes Immediate Changes to the Association

(Dive Travel Business - June 19, 2014) --On June 4th and 5th, the DEMA Board of Directors met to follow up on April’s Strategy Session.

How to Create A Profitable Niche

(Dive Travel Business - June 18, 2014) --Having a strong niche is usually beneficial for travel agents, but turning that niche into a profitable business takes planning and a high level of commitment.

“You can’t just sell a specialty – you have to live and breathe that specialty,” said consultant Nolan Burris, president of Future Proof Travel Solutions, who recently added a webinar on niche travel to his Boot Camp Video Training series for travel sellers.

Thai Curfew Lifted by General of the Thai Army as Peace Restored

(Dive Travel Business - June 17, 2014) --On Friday June 13, the nighttime curfew imposed last month by the Thai Army on locals and visitors alike when the Thai Army took control from the government was lifted across the country by the coup leader of the Thai Royal Army.

Cornell Report: Eco-certification Delivers Better Business for Hoteliers

(Dive Travel Business Monday June 16, 2014) -- According to the latest research from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Center for Hospitality Research, eco-certified hotels "generally have higher resource efficiency on both the operator and the customer factors." And furthermore, "This finding underscores the credibility of audit-worthy eco-certifications … and provides further empirical evidence for operational benefits of eco-certifications."

Keys to Successful Destination Marketing & Management Revealed - Free Report

(Dive Travel Business News - Friday June 13, 2014) -- Sustainable Destination Report, a free report offered by Totem Tourism identifies the major factors that underscore successful destination management. In profiling activities in 26 countries, the report outlines a number of common themes that each of these destinations employs to provide an appropriate mix of activities and practices that support continued success as a sustainable destination.

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