Economic Value of Dive Tourism in Curaçao
My name is Bryan Horne. I am a Dive Industry Expert and a Digital Marketing Consultant with nearly two decades of experience within the Curaçao Dive Tourism Industry. This knowledge and expertise of the scuba diving industry (both local and international) led me to create Dive Curaçao and Dive Travel Curaçao.
But, it is because of my passion for scuba diving and marine conservation that I have a constant drive and will, to enable the Government of Curaçao and the Dive Tourism Industry of Curaçao, to create a sustainable dive tourism sector that has the potential of becoming a major economic pillar for Curaçao.
Curaçao Dive Tourism Economic Impact Study
According to the 2017 Economic Impact study of the Curacao Diving Industry, conducted by the Curacao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA), concluded that the diving industry contributes approximately $41,319,914 USD annually to the local economy.
Today, we can safely estimate this figure to exceed $100,000,000 USD annually. We also believe there is an enormous amount of growth potential still to be realized.
Digital Marketing Consultant
Are you searching for answers, direction or innovative digital marketing solutions for your scuba diving business? Are you tired of advertising agencies and digital content specialists simply telling you what you want to hear? Are you frustrated paying for results with no measurable return on your investment?
If you answered yes to any one of these questions then it is time to consider changing your strategy. Because in todays highly competitive marketplace – an “out of the box” and well planned digital marketing approach that creates sustainable revenue generation opportunities is needed.
Let’s be honest, your competitor is not the dive shop down the road – it is all the competing diving destinations that are selling the same widget! Right? The question you need to ask yourself is: “What is your unique selling proposition and how do I leverage it, in todays digital world, to my advantage?”
If you are interested in optimizing the online presence of your scuba diving business to create positive revenue opportunities, then dive in and let us assist you with your business development. Contact me today for a free consultation.
Digital Marketing Services
Create and Execute Digital Marketing Campaigns – develop and execute digital strategy for your organization. We assist you in planning, building, and implementing digital marketing campaigns across multiple channels and platforms. We employ organic search campaigns, paid advertising, email marketing, social media, and other channels to increase awareness about your company, brand, products, and services.
Ad Copywriting & Content Creation – writing posts for Digital PR campaigns, creating articles and other resources for organic search.
Develop Visual Assets for Digital Campaigns – develop assets for display advertising, email marketing campaigns plus branded videos and customized photography.
Build and Administer Dive Tourism Websites
- Build custom WordPress websites to meet your needs today with an outlook for future expansion
- Website (DEEP) Audits – Website audits are an essential measure to improve the efficiency and visibility of a website. Audits improve Google search ranking while increasing site traffic and performance. A website audit presents a business with an exceptional opportunity for growth online.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – SEO audit is the process of analyzing how well your web presence relates to best practices – it is the first step to creating an implementation plan that will have measurable results. The purpose of the audit is to identify as many foundational issues affecting organic search performance as possible.
- Custom Content Creation
Build, Monitor and Optimize Digital Marketing Campaigns
- Email Marketing – Email marketing is the act of sending a commercial message, typically to a group of people, using email. In its broadest sense, every email sent to a potential or current customer could be considered email marketing. It involves using email to send advertisements, request business, or solicit sales or donations.
- Social Media Marketing – is the process of creating tailored content for each social media platform to drive engagement and promote your business. This type of marketing is all about connecting with your audience or customers and helping them understand your brand better.
- Content Marketing – developing content that is memorable, shareable, useful, and drives genuine engagement from interested audiences.
- Pay-per-click Advertising (PPC) – is an internet advertising model used to drive traffic to websites, in which an advertiser pays a publisher when the ad is clicked. Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter have also adopted pay-per-click as one of their advertising models. The amount advertisers pay depends on the publisher and is usually driven by two major factors: quality of the ad, and the maximum bid the advertiser is willing to pay per click. The higher the quality of the ad, the lower the cost per click is charged and vice versa.
- Conversion Rate Optimization – is the practice of increasing the percentage of users who perform a desired action on a website. Desired actions can include purchasing a product, clicking ‘add to cart’, signing up for a service, filling out a form, or clicking on a link.
Booking Platform and Payment Gateway Solutions
Take bookings from your website and heavily reduce the number of emails and phone calls to confirm bookings. With our Booking Engine and Payment Gateway solutions you can sell individual activities and dive travel packages that allows your dive travelers to customize their diving holiday.
Additional Curaçao Dive Tourism and Dive Industry Services
- Destination Management Organization – Dive Tourism Sector
- Economic Impact Studies for Dive Tourism Sector
- Dive Tourism – Strategic Business Development
- Travel Industry Strategies / Integrations / Development
- International Media (Digital) Relations
- Marine Management, Conservation and Sustainable Tourism
- International Dive Industry Standards
- User Pay Systems for Conservation Initiatives
- Retail Sales and Service Training
- Effective Communication Strategies
Curacao Dive Tourism Industry
A Vision for the Future of the Dive Tourism Industry in Curaçao
In times when the Curaçao Dive Tourism Industry has amazing growth potential and the Curacao Government is rapidly advancing toward more progressive marine management legislation, users fees seems like a unavoidable financial option.