Discover Omaha

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I love the city of Omaha and want to help visitors and local residents learn more about the great food and drink opportunities here. There is an abundance of top quality locally owned restaurants that may residents don't know about. There are also many quality bar experiences that are better than the tourist or sports bars. Discover Omaha provides guests with a VIP Tour Experience to discover different segments of the city. We visit locations in the Old Market, Blackstone District, Midtown Crossing, Blackstone District, Aksarben, Dundee Neighbor and the Benson District.

We have created Food Tours, Drinks Tours, Family Fun Tours and Business appropriate tours. These are some of the experiences we offer:

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Holiday Spread

I don’t mean the spread of our waistlines during the holiday. I am talking about the extended spread of the traditional events ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ to blur beyond the original meaning of the holiday sales. Big Ticket retailers, like automobile and furniture, have grabbed the terms to make them last nearly from November 1 to December 10. Traditional retailers have also extended these events to try to capture more holiday market share. This all means that the events mean less to consumers who already can stay at home and shop.

The extension of these events and other factors show that the holiday retail landscape has changed but many retailer tactics haven’t. Mobile is a significant segment of consumer spending. The online sales are a positive since they happen no  matter what the weather conditions are. Social conversations are now an important part of consumers shopping habits. "We’re living in a digital era where consumers are gathering intel from a range of sources," Shelley Bransten, SVP for Salesforce, told Marketing Dive.

Black Friday now seems to be Black November. Retail Dive reports that this year mobile accounted for 34% of online sales on Black Friday, and 57% on Thanksgiving. The sales due to online sales lasted through the weekend resulting in an 18% increase overall.

Cyber Monday is now Cyber Week & Beyond. This year, mobile accounted for 49% of shopping visits, resulting in 28% of online sales. Adobe analysis of social buzz shows Cyber Monday had the most positive social sentiment of all the Cyber Week shopping days, with 56% relating to joy or admiration, compared to 40% for Black Friday.

The ‘traditional’ retail landscape change continues: from marketing methods to sale events. The retailers that will survive are already adjusting ideas, plans and staff quickly to survive in 2016 and beyond.