UNITED STATES: TDM. AUSTRALIA: SAI Marketing Counsel; Calais Consultants. TDS Founder - Bruce Dickson.
Our Clients Put It This Way“Put simply, you've done a great job."- Tourism Australia(Audit of Australia’s Top 25 Driving Routes)"Your ability to think outside the square and apply it in a rational and strategic context, without compromising the goal and concept, is a true skill." - Tourism Development Manager, NSW State Tourism Commission
Tourism Plans & RoadmapsWe share over 25 years of experience in creating breakthrough destination strategies and integrated tourism and community plans - for DMOs, economic development agencies and the tourism industry. These include special interest plans focused around cultural, nature-based, food & wine, indigenous and self-drive tourism.
Destination & Place BrandingIn collaboration with our highly experienced team of Associates, we create high impact and authentic tourism destination brand strategies that leave clients and communities focused, energized and united. This is because we are internationally respected, tourism specialists in a highly specialized area. (Such specific tourism industry expertise being vital to a great end result.)
Destination Assessments/AuditsWe conduct thorough destination assessments and visitor experience audits to appraise your area’s crucial state of tourism appeal, servicing and visitor readiness. All from the fresh perspective of a ‘first time visitor’. This highly cost-effective process results in a practical and achievable action planthat targets your priority needs, with affordable and truly advantageous improvements.
Give your destination the benefit of a fresh perspective and enhanced strategic approach.
TDS International Associates -
Tourism Development ResourcesFree Tourism Resources - INDEX:A-Z Glossary: Key Tourism industry terms definedTourism strategy plans: Why they are vital to success16 Tips for greater visitor center impactSpecial interest tourism - really mainstream tourism?Checklist: Key Success Factors for MuseumsNetworking and its special value to tourism
Writings on Tourism IndustryMost Popular Writings - INDEX:Placemaking with public artTourism product renewal & revitalizationThe threat from marketing overkillProtecting what matters in your community Tips on copywriting for tourism successDeveloping local distinctiveness (& city identity)
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City/County Destination Audits & Tourism Assessments Visitor Experience & Market Communication ReviewsTourism Strategy Plans & Niche Market Development Destination Branding & PositioningTourism Workshops & Industry Training
Tourism Development Solutions [TDS*]PO Box 19654Portland, Oregon USA 97280Office phone: (1) 503 977 2772Email: firstname.lastname@example.org[* Formerly: Tourism & Community Development Solutions/TCDS]