DMOs Tourism Professionals Love to Follow – Oct Edition

There’s this piece of me that just kind of wants to open this up with a whole slew of bad jokes. Wouldn’t that be awesome? No? Oh fine. Here is the list of the DMOs that have the most tourism professionals following:

 

Rank Twitter Screenname % of Tourism Pros Follow Klout Score
1. @VisitFingerLake@VisitFingerLake 63.5% 62
2. @BeaumontCVB@BeaumontCVB 52.1% 35
3. @travelportland@travelportland 41.7% 53
4. @TunicaMS@TunicaMS 37.5% 52
5. @VisitLoudoun@VisitLoudoun 36.5% 46
6. @VisitSavannah@VisitSavannah 33.3% 60
7. @visitPA@visitPA 32.3% 65
8. @visitbatonrouge@visitbatonrouge 31.3% 61
9. @VisitAustinTX@VisitAustinTX 31.3% 55
10. @gotolouisville@gotolouisville 29.2% 50
11. @PositivelyCleve@PositivelyCleve 28.1% 58
12. @columbiasc@columbiasc 27.1% 62
13. @AuthenticCoast@AuthenticCoast 27.1% 61
14. @VisitVirginia@VisitVirginia 27.1% 54
15.-TIE @BaltimoreMD@BaltimoreMD 26% 65
15.-TIE @visitphilly@visitphilly 26% 65
17. @VisitIndiana@VisitIndiana 26% 58
18. @vatourismpr@vatourismpr 25% 57
19. @SeeDesMoines@SeeDesMoines 24% 48
20. @enjoyillinois@enjoyillinois 24% 46
21. @NewOrleans@NewOrleans 22.9% 50
22. @CincyUSACVB@CincyUSACVB 22.9% 33
23. @SanAntonioCVBPR@SanAntonioCVBPR 22.9% 31
24. @Colorado@Colorado 21.9% 65
25. @VISITFLORIDA@VISITFLORIDA 21.9% 59
26. @TravelOregon@TravelOregon 21.9% 53
27. @PaducahCVB@PaducahCVB 21.9% 39
28. @TravelCoosBay@TravelCoosBay 21.9% 37
29. @PureMichigan@PureMichigan 20.8% 65
30. @VisitSpokane@VisitSpokane 20.8% 51
31.-TIE @BuffaloNiagara@BuffaloNiagara 20.8% 49
31.-TIE @TNVacation@TNVacation 20.8% 49
33. @RioCVB@RioCVB 20.8% 27
34. @visitmaine@visitmaine 19.8% 54
35. @inDowntownPDX@inDowntownPDX 19.8% 49
36. @VisitFairfax@VisitFairfax 19.8% 46
37.-TIE @GetToTheBC@GetToTheBC 19.8% 34
37.-TIE @StJoMo@StJoMo 19.8% 34
39. @MyVancouver@MyVancouver 18.8% 63
40. @DiscoverOhio@DiscoverOhio 18.8% 60
41.-TIE @lehighvalleypa@lehighvalleypa 18.8% 50
41.-TIE @louisianatravel@louisianatravel 18.8% 50
41.-TIE @VermontTourism@VermontTourism 18.8% 50
44. @ArizonaTourism@ArizonaTourism 18.8% 48
45. @texastourism@texastourism 18.8% 46
46. @GalvestonIsland@GalvestonIsland 18.8% 38
47. @visitholland@visitholland 17.7% 55
48. @VisitBucksPA@VisitBucksPA 17.7% 52
49. @VisitKissimmee@VisitKissimmee 17.7% 48

 

The methodology is the same as the tourism pros post, except in the ranking system. Klout is still very much being gamed, as there are still personal profiles being used with some of these accounts. Therefore, rank is given by the percent of tourism pros following and ties are broken by Klout score.

When I first did this list, @VisitFingerLake was done as more of a personal account where you would see the area through her eyes. That was why I ranked it as a part of the tourism pros instead of the DMOs. Sadly, the amazing person behind the account has recently left her position, and it has gone to a more traditional DMO account. It will be interesting to see how this account develops and obviously, a lot of our eyes are on it.

Another improvement I made was ranking more accounts. Despite the fact that I thought it would be too much to do another long list, the biggest feedback that I received last time was that you guys wanted to see more accounts. Well, I gave you that. And now I’m sleepy. Very, very sleepy. *Yawn*

As before, you will notice that there are a lot of mid-sized DMOs on this list. I still argue that these are the most interesting accounts to me. They tend to have hired a dedicated social media person and that person tends to be… oh… scrappy. They have very little budget and they get very, very creative in trying to make that budget stretch. I want to tackle hug these people, because what they do tends to be so much cooler than those with bigger budgets. Yes, I know it’s weird to get as excited as I do about social media.

And here is your Twitter list so you can follow along with the awesome.

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6 Comments

  1. Amir Eylon says:

    Nicely done, yet again!

  2. Beth Conway says:

    Another great list. Thanks for including us. We’re learning every day and I see were in great company!!

  3. Rick Saake says:

    Just curious where @RenoTahoe ranked?

    • Betsy says:

      I did not rank any DMOs that did not appear on this list. Like I said in the Tourism Pros post, these posts this week are all a labor of love. Because of that, I have to put a stop to work somewhere and don’t look at any of the numbers below the individuals and organizations that make the lists.

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