Despite advances in technology that have allowed the ubiquitous rise of “virtual” everythings, we believe that places still matter and that the issues and opportunities facing them will only continue to grow exponentially. 

A Different Perspective is our way of starting discussions and prompting ideas that will address these place-issues from multiple perspectives. Our goal is to highlight new data and ideas that stimulate these conversations so that we are able to build a deeper perspective and help find solutions that enrich destinations and the communities they serve. 


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Donna Childress

Introducing PlaceBalance

As a tourism destination, are you wondering if your community has
  • Adequate capacity to serve residents and guests?
  • The right product mix?
  • The differentiators it needs?
  • The right guidance for developers?

If so, our new PlaceBalance tool can help. With it, you can understand how your destination "fits" in the community. You can visualize your destination's capacity, market performance and use, resident sentiment and needs, tourism business sentiment and needs, and areas of opportunity and stress. It is a diagnostic tool that helps DMOs understand how their destination management efforts are aligned with their community needs.

With PlaceBalance, Clarity of Place helps you organize and filter data regarding your place assets and guides you in these efforts:

  • Planning: Deciding which assets and infrastructure to invest in first.
  • Quality: Finding ways to enhance your product.
  • Resiliency: Comparing demand projections and growth plans.
  • Stewardship: Aligning tourism and community needs.

Interested in learning more? Visit our website or schedule a demo.

We’d be happy to tell you more about how PlaceBalance can help you and your destination.

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