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  • Don’t Let Bad Career Choices Affect Your Future Career Success

    Tourism Exposed
    Kimberly Ramsawak
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Most people don’t believe that they have control over their careers. After all, 90% of people are currently looking to change their current jobs or entire careers, but despite being miserable on the job and wanting to get away from our horrible workplace, annoying co-workers or abusive managers, many of us are reluctant to quit.... [Continue Reading]Don’t Let Bad Career Choices Affect Your Future Career Success was first posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:32 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Who is the most ambitious CEO in the universe?

    Tnooz
    Tnooz - Talking Other Tech
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    SYSTEMS: Every CEO will always claim they are a least one of the following things – driven, ambitious, innovative, team-player, motivator. But very few give out the impression that are a combination of all five. Maybe that is why Larry Page of Google is held up so highly by so many. Read more on at Fortune. There’s a joke about Larry Page that’s been making the rounds at Google X. This is the place where Google is developing self-driving cars, high-altitude wind turbines, and a fleet of stratospheric balloons to blanket the world with Internet access. So it goes: a brainiac who…
  • It’s on!

    Resort Marketing
    Eric Hoffman
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    I’ve written and said this many times, that working year round at a ski resort must be similar to being a school teacher and opening day has to be similar to the first day of school. We (ski resort employees) put in a ton of effort over the off-season to make sure that things shine when our first guests arrive on opening day, and then it’s non-stop until the last chair stops spinning on closing day. And then? Well it’s another push to get everything ready for the next opening day! We just opened for the 2014-15 winter season on this past Saturday and with over a foot of…
  • It's OK to Say "No" this Thanksgiving

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    25 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
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  • 10 Key Learnings from #SoMeT14US Social Media Tourism Symposium in #Nashville

    Canadian and World Tourism
    Jaime Horwitz Rodriguez
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Content is still king. Compelling content is still the holy grail of social mediaGreat content is a conversion machine. Example: @VisitPhillyStories and storytelling are at the core of social media Harness user generated content to your advantage (reward your local and visiting champions). Examples: #ExploreBC #Nashville #IHearNashvilleManage the experience first. If you don't deliver your brand promise, social won't help you. Example: Cypress Hills Eco adventures in Saskatchewan and #NashvilleSocial is not a one way street. For businesses to become truly social you must have buy-in from…
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  • Who is the most ambitious CEO in the universe?

    Tnooz - Talking Other Tech
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    SYSTEMS: Every CEO will always claim they are a least one of the following things – driven, ambitious, innovative, team-player, motivator. But very few give out the impression that are a combination of all five. Maybe that is why Larry Page of Google is held up so highly by so many. Read more on at Fortune. There’s a joke about Larry Page that’s been making the rounds at Google X. This is the place where Google is developing self-driving cars, high-altitude wind turbines, and a fleet of stratospheric balloons to blanket the world with Internet access. So it goes: a brainiac who…
  • WhichAirline adds Skyscanner API, SpecialGlobe helps special needs families, and more…

    Tnooz
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DISTRIBUTION in tourism and hospitality for October 2014. Tuesday 25 November 2014: European flight search service WhichAirline integrates with Skyscanner’s metasearch API Explains WhichAirline in a press release: “Not only does WhichAirline instantly compare millions of global results powered by Skyscanner’s API, but it also searches all possible flight combinations through low-cost airlines with a unique comparison technology.” Thursday 20 November 2014: SpecialGlobe launches its service for families who…
  • Priceline maintains focus on reducing friction for local experiences, no plans to become the next Oracle

    Nick Vivion
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Priceline has been kicking it up into another gear over the past year, locking in acquisitions of OpenTable, Buuteeq, and HotelNinjas in a bid to improve the ultimate traveler experience. The company appears to be entering a new phase of growth, moving from simply connecting the world’s hotels to stepping into personalization and end-to-end customer experience management. It’s no longer sufficient to just serve inventory; the company sees its role more as a place that not only helps hospitality businesses access customers but also provide the tools to deliver the most memorable…
  • Uber and Jetblue are leading a dumbing down of travel

    Timothy O'Neil-Dunne
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    This is the story of two brands in travel. One respected, one trying to get respect. One is Uber, the other is JetBlue. Both, however, have sadly started down a path that will likely undermine their brand value, albeit for different reasons. The reasoning behind this journey, and how technology affects it, is an interesting story. So let’s start with JetBlue The company has struggled with profitability for years. It essentially got rid of its founder David Neeleman after a disastrous customer service episode brought on by the famous St Valentines Ice Storm in New York on Feb 14 2007. The…
  • The open booking prophecy will be fulfilled by 2020

    Special Nodes
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    Six years doesn’t sounds like much. But in corporate travel, it’s a lifetime. NB: This is a viewpoint by Ethan Laub, founder of open booking startup TripScanner. He’s an alum of HBS and Wharton, and has worked at American Express Business Travel. Think back for a moment to 2009. Corporate booking tools were just starting to gain traction. Concur was a relatively new entrant, not the power player that it is today. And “Open Booking” – the ability to manage travel while letting employees book where they prefer – hadn’t yet been coined as a term. Since then, there’s…
 
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    Resort Marketing

  • It’s on!

    Eric Hoffman
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    I’ve written and said this many times, that working year round at a ski resort must be similar to being a school teacher and opening day has to be similar to the first day of school. We (ski resort employees) put in a ton of effort over the off-season to make sure that things shine when our first guests arrive on opening day, and then it’s non-stop until the last chair stops spinning on closing day. And then? Well it’s another push to get everything ready for the next opening day! We just opened for the 2014-15 winter season on this past Saturday and with over a foot of…
  • Establishing Consistency

    Eric Hoffman
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve written before that this blog is a tool that I like to use as my personal sandbox, to test (and share) ideas, tools and more in the digital space. I haven’t been the most consistent in posting to this blog, but in the six plus years that I’ve written, I’ve published 318 (including this one) posts which works out to an average of 53 posts per year, or just over one post per week. The posts have been a bit less consistent in the past two years, but starting back on August 8, 2014, I’ve made it a goal to publish one post per week (and on Mondays) to see what…
  • Design and How to Do It

    Eric Hoffman
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I’m not a designer, but as an online marketer I find myself often looking at the how content can best be presented to visitors. It’s clear that there are now many devices and ways that users can interact with content and that there needs to ways to have it look and act consistently across these devices and interaction methods. A new and rapidly evolving option to accomplish this is Google’s Material Design which they call “…a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of…
  • Favorite Ski Songs

    Eric Hoffman
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Several years ago, I wrote a post about whether or not to ski/ride with music, I figured it’s time to write one about my favorite songs to ski with. Here’s my playlist to ski to: Even Flow // Alive – Pearl Jam Blue Sky – Big Head Todd and the Monsters But Anyway – Blues Traveller I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) – Michael Franti & Spearhead On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons Ickey Thump – The White Stripes Tighten Up -The Black Keys Everylong // Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters Sunday Bloody Sunday // Beautiful Day – U2 Life…
  • Use Your Full Quiver

    Eric Hoffman
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Looks like it was a busy week for searches about Park City Mountain Resort over Labor Day weekend, could there possibly have been some other reason for the big jump in searches but perhaps it was simply the great work of the marketing team?! Goes to show, don’t forget to set up subscriptions for Google Trends reporting for your favorite, or just interesting, web searches, so you can tell what searches might be ramping up without looking into Google Webmaster tools reports: Google Trends: Google Webmaster Tools: Note that there wasn’t much increase in the clicks to the site for…
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  • It's OK to Say "No" this Thanksgiving

    Bill Geist's Zeitgeist
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
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  • Continuing to Tweak a Classic

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    21 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
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  • Stand and Deliver…Better Meetings

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    19 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
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  • Re-appropriating Content Under any Other Name...

    Bill Geist's Zeitgeist
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
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  • What Travel Marketers in the '30s Knew that Some of Us Forgot

    Bill Geist's Zeitgeist
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
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    Canadian and World Tourism

  • 10 Key Learnings from #SoMeT14US Social Media Tourism Symposium in #Nashville

    Jaime Horwitz Rodriguez
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Content is still king. Compelling content is still the holy grail of social mediaGreat content is a conversion machine. Example: @VisitPhillyStories and storytelling are at the core of social media Harness user generated content to your advantage (reward your local and visiting champions). Examples: #ExploreBC #Nashville #IHearNashvilleManage the experience first. If you don't deliver your brand promise, social won't help you. Example: Cypress Hills Eco adventures in Saskatchewan and #NashvilleSocial is not a one way street. For businesses to become truly social you must have buy-in from…
  • Live Blog from the Rosewall #Nashville #SoMeT14US

    Jaime Horwitz Rodriguez
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    First day of my first (hopefully not last) SoMeT (Social Media Tourism Symposium).I'm live blogging from Nashville's Rosewall venue, a beautiful place, perfect for listening to amazing musicians and songwriters - quintessential Nashville activity.The day was vey good. There were excellent presentations by BrainJuicer (on the psychology of influence and the need to think faster in marketing)? Tourism British Columbia (turning travelers/visitors into advocates and increase engagement which way more important than "Likes."), Skift (a good presentation on current data in social media) and…
  • Destination Think's Social Media Tourism Symposium #Nashville #SoMeT14US

    Jaime Horwitz Rodriguez
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    My first time attending Destination Think's (formerly Think Social Media) Social Media Symposium. Had to come to this edition in Nashville where I could combine tourism, social media and music - 3 of my day to day passions. I hope to learn about new best practices in Social Media and Tourism and get insights into how Nashville has leveraged it's reputation as a quintessential musical town into it's great brand as Music City. Hope to make lots of contacts with US destinations as well. Looking forward to hearing from Ireland, Brtish Columbia, Nashville, KLM, San Francisco travel and…
  • Dear Expedia, I love you. But please stop stalking me.

    Jaime Horwitz Rodriguez
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Dear Expedia, we've been in a relationship for over a decade now. Sometimes, I haven't been very affectionate, but I have never booked any travel on any other OTA. When you first opened in Canada, I must have been one of your first customers. I've always liked how you keep improving yourself, and although I have booked hotels and airline tickets directly with some hotels and some airlines, that was usually because you parted ways with some hotel chains. In the case of airlines, it was probably because I was booking on points. One time for a trip to Spain, I did not book with you because I…
 
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    Charleston CVB Visitors News

  • Holiday Festival of Lights Kicks off its 25th year

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Holiday Festival of Lights kicked off its 25th season Nov. 14 with a grand opening celebration featuring live entertainment, remarks, and fireworks. Plus, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) was proud to present awards for the festival’s own annual Giant Greeting Card and Gingerbread House Competitions. Winning entries in both competitions are on display during the event, which runs nightly through Jan. 1 at James Island County Park.
  • The Parklands Foundation Introduces the Genesis Project

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Parklands Foundation knows a child will drown in Charleston County next summer. We just don’t know their name. The Parklands Foundation of Charleston County is focused on the reality of tragic drowning incidents in Charleston long before the water season starts.
  • YALLFest 2014 Recap

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Whether you were measuring by the number of eager readers lined up on the sidewalks or by the quick sell-outs of all the ticketed events, Yallfest 2014 was a blistering success.
  • Support the Lowcountry Food Bank and save on admission to the Holiday Festival of Lights!

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With over two million shimmering lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is preparing to make spirits bright nightly from Nov. 14 through Jan. 1 at James Island County Park. What’s your best bet to get the most out of the festival this year? Come Monday through Thursday, and bring a canned food item!
  • Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) recently joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies and departments across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2014 NRPA Congress and Exposition.
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  • Loudoun County nabs national wine tourism conference - Washington Business Journal (blog)

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Washington Business Journal (blog)Loudoun County nabs national wine tourism conferenceWashington Business Journal (blog)The four-year-old Wine Tourism Conference is expected to bring approximately 200 tourism and wine industry officials to the Lansdowne Resort and Conference Center in November of next year, according to Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Visit Loudoun, the ...Loudoun Selected For 2015 Wine Tourism ConferenceLeesburg TodayLoudoun County to host 2015 Wine Tourism ConferenceVirginia Business MagazineVirginia is for beer lovers: Study highlights rapid growth of craft…
  • Rising stars of Bournemouth's tourism industry help shape town's future - Bournemouth Echo

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Bournemouth EchoRising stars of Bournemouth's tourism industry help shape town's futureBournemouth EchoTIP is the invention of the National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA), and Bournemouth council's Tourism Management Board, and comprises trail-blazers selected from the town's tourism and hospitality industry by an industry-wide nomination process.
  • WDP Opinion: Tourism industry merits early Christmas gift - Western Daily Press

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:21 am
    Western Daily PressWDP Opinion: Tourism industry merits early Christmas giftWestern Daily PressTourism is Britain's sixth largest export, bringing in £24 billion annually, but it is the only one subject to VAT. A cut in VAT from 20 percent down to five per cent – would put the vital West tourist industry on a level playing field with many of its WMN opinion: VAT cut will help region's tourist industry competeWestern Morning NewsHow do you create 6000 jobs in Wales in one go? Cut VAT on tourism WalesOnlineTourism VAT cut could provide more than 2000 jobs in Suffolk and north…
  • Top industry players view SATTE as the most anticipated travel and tourism ... - eTurboNews

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    eTurboNewsTop industry players view SATTE as the most anticipated travel and tourism eTurboNewsAfter being bracketed as a vital sector by the new government in this year's Union budget, the Indian tourism industry is looking forward to a positive year, giving the industry more than enough reason to be at SATTE 2015. Donning a new brand identity
  • Medical Tourism in the Caribbean - Caribbean Journal

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Medical Tourism in the CaribbeanCaribbean JournalHe informed that the global market size for medical tourism was estimated to be US$60 billion, and the Caribbean showed strong potential in the industry but was failing to capitalize on this. In an overview of the industry, he explained that medical We don't want your medical tourism businessIMTJall 2 news articles »
 
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    Travel and Tourism Industry News

  • 4 Reasons Why Everybody Loves Las Vegas

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    Las Vegas is famous for a lot of things, like parties, casinos, and all kinds of adult fun. Everybody loves Vegas for different things. Tourists, in particular, love it for these reasons: Up All Night By day, Vegas is a welcoming place filled with resorts and hotels and wholesome fun for the whole family. By […](Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)
  • More Tourists to visit Davao City this August for Kadayawan Festival 2014

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    The city government of Davao is expecting an increase of visitors for the month of August when people from nearby and outside the region flock to this city for the Kadayawan Festival. City Tourism Officer Lisette Marquez said they expect 14 percent increase in visitor arrival this month with 180,000 guests compared to last year’s […](Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)
  • Ascott’s Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year

    admin
    22 Jun 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Ascott’s properties in Thailand once again earn the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The properties are Ascott Sathorn, Citadines Sukhumvit 8, Citadines Sukhumvit 11, Citadines Sukhumvit 16, Somerset Lake Point and Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor. Ascott’s Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year Each year, this award is given in recognition of […](Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)
  • Montenegro becomes a popular superyacht destination despite remote access for suppliers

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:02 am
    The remoteness of Montenegro in South-eastern Europe makes it a challenging destination to deliver superyacht supplies to, however more and more yachts are choosing to cruise there. Montenegro has become a popular base for charter activity in the Adriatic, particularly for superyachts cruising in Dalmatia. Lake in Durmitor National Park by Wikipedia Mike Shore, executive […](Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)
  • Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Welcomes First Guests

    admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:22 am
    Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort celebrated its very first guests to check-in today, March 31. The Hicks family of St. Petersburg, Fla. received a grand welcome and VIP experiences including a complimentary hotel stay, a special tour of the property with Adnan Bizri, managing director of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Russ Dagon, vice […](Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)
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    Marketing Times for the Hotel & Travel Industry from Net Affinity | Hotel Marketing News

  • #Top30 Hotels UK Hotels on Twitter #Top30UKHotels

    William
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    It’s time for this week’s Top 30 UK Hotels on Twitter list. Congratulations to the Four Seasons London for moving up this week’s Top30 list. Download this list as a PDF here Rank Hotel Location Followers 1st Fairmont Hotels Nationwide 109,000 2nd Chesterfield Hotel Mayfair, London 73,800 3rd The Savoy London 41,500 4th Beech Hill Hotel Windermere 40,800 5th Premier Inn Nationwide 40,300 6th Celtic Manor Resort Newport South Wales 38,400 7th Claridge’s London 36,200 8th Fallowfields Oxfordshire 28,600 9th The Dorchester London 28,400 10th Le manoir Oxfordshire 27,900…
  • #Top30 Hotels Irish Hotels on Twitter #Top30IEHotels

    William
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Hi everyone, Thank you for your interest in this week’s Top 30 Irish Hotels on Twitter list! Well done to Europa Hotel Belfast, Ashford Castle and Dylan Hotel for moving up this week’s list. Congrats Clontarf Castle this week’s new entry to the Top 30 Irish Hotels on Twitter list. Download the list as a PDF here Rank Hotel Location Followers 1st Jurys Inns Hotels Nationwide 23,700 2nd Cliff House Hotel Co. Waterford 13,900 3rd Mount Juliet Co. Kilkenny 13,600 4th The Merchant Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland 13,600 5th Ballymaloe Co. Cork 13,400 6th Ireland Blue Book…
  • TripAdvisor Instant Booking ‘changing every week,’ hopes to win major OTA participation

    William
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    At last week’s PhoCusWright conference in Los Angeles, TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer remained hopeful that major OTAs will decide to participate with its Instant Book service. Kaufer said, Instant Booking is changing every week, and as some changes happen maybe some big OTAs will say it looks a bit more like what we want to participate in. The world’s largest travel review site has started offering users the opportunity to make a booking without leaving TripAdvisor, in addition to its price comparison service. However, the larger online agencies, including the two biggest; Expedia…
  • Project management is essential for SEO success

    William
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Search engine optimization (SEO) has proved to be a valuable tool for companies that use it to highlight their business among search results provided by various search engines. A business or a brand that ranks in the top results will be viewed by innumerable visitors. Also if a business appears a number of times in the search results, it will be accessed by more people. Consequently its sales will increase, its revenue will be boosted and its return on investment will also grow. A business is able to rank higher than competitors in the search results thanks to the efforts made by its own SEO…
  • #Top30 Hotels UK Hotels on Twitter #Top30UKHotels

    William
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    It’s time for this week’s Top 30 UK Hotels on Twitter list. Congratulations to Beech Hill Hotel and Jurys Inn Hotel for moving up this week’s Top 30 list. Download this list as a PDF here Rank Hotel Location Followers 1st Fairmont Hotels Nationwide 108,000 2nd Chesterfield Hotel Mayfair, London 74,600 3rd The Savoy London 41,200 4th Beech Hill Hotel Windermere 40,200 5th Premier Inn Nationwide 40,000 6th Celtic Manor Resort Newport South Wales 38,300 7th Claridge’s London 36,000 8th Fallowfields Oxfordshire 28,600 9th The Dorchester London 28,200 10th Le manoir…
 
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    Small City Branding Around the World

  • What Can Times Square Teach Us About Destination Development?

    Bill Baker
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Over the past forty years I have visited the Times Square District many, many times. I was recently there with my family and was amazed by the never-ending transformation of the district.  Of course the sleazy side of the area was cleaned up decades ago, but the transformation continues. I was struck by the innovative ways in which the area has become like no other as a destination development. I was interested to again review the work of Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and how they went about the research and planning for the precinct. While there is only one Times Square, there are salient…
  • Portland Airport Food Carts Embrace the City Brand

    Bill Baker
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    A few months ago I posted about the positive role airports can play in city branding and unfortunately how most airports fall short. At that time I mentioned that Portland International Airport (PDX), in my home city, is very much an exception. It constantly works at being a welcoming gateway to Portland and Oregon through local merchandise, food, wine, culture and art, and displays. Their latest initiative is to roll out a series of local food carts, giving travelers a taste of the city’s active food cart scene – one of the top in the nation. There are over 600 food carts in the city and…
  • Wise City Branding Advice from Vizag, India

    Bill Baker
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:47 pm
    There are so many misperceptions surrounding the branding of cities and there is barely a week goes by where we don’t see a place make a mess of their attempted branding efforts. Let’s face it, branding places can be tricky because of the myriad stakeholders, city dynamics, competitors, politics and the strength of the strengths. Too many places enter the process with rose colored glasses and with too much focus on design and not enough on strategy. I found this article by Sohan Hatangadi (a heritage and environmental activist) in The Times of India in regard to the branding of the Indian…
  • When is the Right Time to Rebrand a City?

    Bill Baker
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    A month ago, I received a phone call from the convention & visitors bureau of a city we worked for about ten years ago. The Executive Director called to ask about the appropriate time to consider rebranding or repositioning his destination. My first response was to clarify the difference between rebranding and repositioning. Rebranding involves a process where an outdated or irrelevant brand identity is modified and re-launched with a new focus. In the context of places the term “refresh” might be more appropriate. It’s sort of like a facelift and for consumer goods may include a…
  • Is This the Year’s Worst Tourism Logo?

    Bill Baker
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    From time to time we see so-called destination branding strategies that are far less than stellar. Actually, many are just logos or taglines and are not even a component of brand strategies. But the recent logo design efforts of Haywood County Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA) is the worst we have seen in a while and provides a stark warning for all places thinking about developing  a brand strategy. The Haywood County NC efforts provide a sobering example of what NOT to do on so many fronts that I don’t have space to cover them all here. As reported by Smoky Mountains News , a robust…
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  • 4 Ways Hotel Marketers Can Target Adventure Travelers

    Scott (BookingCounts)
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Not all of your hotel guests are there to swim in the pool, play golf, hold meetings, or be a passive tourist. Some are visiting your destination for adventure. Adventure travel is a fast growing sector of the travel industry, especially as part of the trend for sustainable travel. What you are doing to target […] The post 4 Ways Hotel Marketers Can Target Adventure Travelers appeared first on BookingCounts.
  • Be Human When Responding to Negative Hotel Reviews

    Scott (BookingCounts)
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Have you received a bad review from a former hotel guest? Ignoring it isn’t going to make it go away, so you might as well deal with it. Your hotel or B&B’s online reputation is at stake! This online marketing tip also applies equally to tour operators, tourist attractions, and even restaurants frequented by tourists. […] The post Be Human When Responding to Negative Hotel Reviews appeared first on BookingCounts.
  • Get More Direct Hotel Bookings By Offering Incentives

    Scott (BookingCounts)
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    We always promote ways to not just get more bookings, but get more direct bookings. Incentives (extras you offer to motivate a potential booker) are a proven technique to make that happen. So how can you choose the optimal hotel giveaway that will drive more direct booking conversions?  Who wants to pay 10-25% OTA commission fees when […] The post Get More Direct Hotel Bookings By Offering Incentives appeared first on BookingCounts.
  • Learn Book Now Travel Website Optimization – 10 Week Free Email Training Course

    Scott (BookingCounts)
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    You’ve heard of search engine optimization (SEO), but what does “Book Now Optimization” do for my travel business? SEO helps your website get found online while booking optimization helps you convert visitors to customers. There are so many quick and easy ways to tweak your website to encourage people to book now and later. Until […] The post Learn Book Now Travel Website Optimization – 10 Week Free Email Training Course appeared first on BookingCounts.
  • Why Hotel and Travel Marketers are Worried About Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law

    Scott (BookingCounts)
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    You may have seen the headlines about the strict new anti-spam law that goes into effect in Canada on July 1, 2014. With fines of up to $10 million (yes, that’s million) Canadian dollars per violation (yes, that’s per violation) for businesses, all travel email marketers should pay attention. If you have past travelers, former […] The post Why Hotel and Travel Marketers are Worried About Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law appeared first on BookingCounts.
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    Tourism Management Education

  • 7 Places Worth Visit In South Carolina

    Tourism Management
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:47 pm
    South Carolina and especially its city of Charleston are considered a top tourist destination in the United States of America because of its culture, foods and ancient structures. Charleston is ranked 8th among the smartest cities in the entire world. Visiting South Carolina with family or friends offers immense attractions for you in the visit. […]
  • Five of the best British traditions

    Tourism Management
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Britain is steeped in tradition and there is no better place to absorb the country’s culture and customs than its capital, London. To help you experience some of the most distinctive traditions in and around the city, we have compiled a list of five of the very best. Take afternoon tea Image source A quintessentially […]
  • Surprising facts about the history of language

    Tourism Management
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:28 am
    As the great Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstien once quipped: “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” Never a truer word was spoken, for language is the thing that connects us, it’s our way of communicating and expressing ourselves. But where did language come from and what are some of the more […]
  • Visit the Beautiful Land of India to Enjoy an Enthralling Vacation

    Tourism Management
    23 Feb 2014 | 9:54 pm
    India is the seventh largest country in the world. The beauty of India can be witnessed in the high mountains of Himalayas to the tropical Greenland of Kerala. The country has around 200 billion inhabitants, which is divided into two thousand ethical groups. People here speak over 200 different languages and follow a variety of […]
  • Marmaris Turkey Attractions

    Tourism Management
    10 Feb 2014 | 7:32 am
    This New Year Experience the Beauty and Attractions of Marmaris. Marmaris brings in the best ways of exploring Turkey this New Year. This is considered to be one of the best ways to explore the country. Your holiday in Marmaris could to be loaded with remarkably beautiful memories with them. What does Marmaris Turkey have […]
 
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  • L.A. Weekender: Teeth, art and ice

    Heather
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    Happy Friday! We hope you’re as excited for the upcoming holidays as much as we are. Family, food and relaxing fun sounds just about right to us. We have one more L.A. Weekender for you this month with suggestions for … Continue reading →
  • AXC recognized at SEMA Banquet

    Heather
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) students have had quite an exciting November! We blogged about how some of our students attended the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and their contributions to the SEMA Cares auction. They … Continue reading →
  • A farm-fresh Thanksgiving at McKinley’s Grille

    Heather
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    McKinley’s Grille is whipping up a delicious feast for Thanksgiving dinner. We can’t wait for the smells of roasted turkey, candied yams and house baked pumpkin pie to come wafting through the air. www.mckinleysgrille.com Many of our dishes will be … Continue reading →
  • Fairplex Weekend Recap: NHRA Finals

    Heather
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Drag racing history was made this weekend at Fairplex as Erica Enders-Stevens became the first woman to win an NHRA Pro Stock world championship title in the final round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Photo taken from NHRA Facebook … Continue reading →
  • JFB supports #GivingTuesday

    Heather
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    A few weeks ago we shared a little about the National Day of Giving, or #GivingTuesday as the movement is being called on social media. After the consumerism mania of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday encourages you to give … Continue reading →
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  • 3 Ways Being Thankful Improves Your Job Search

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    This week is American Thanksgiving. I’m making the holiday dinner for the first time. Did I mention that I don’t cook very much (and that I hate cooking)? I have recipes gathered and my apron ready. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Since many of you will have some much-needed time off this week from... [Continue Reading]3 Ways Being Thankful Improves Your Job Search was first posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:07 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry News: How to Stay Up to Date and Take Ownership of Your Career by Using Online Resources

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:57 pm
    How can you make yourself stand out and be valuable to travel, tourism and hospitality hiring managers and organizations you’re interested in working for? Travel, tourism and hospitality is a dynamic industry where it can sometimes feel as if change is the only constant. And in this industry, it can be overwhelming for you to... [Continue Reading]Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry News: How to Stay Up to Date and Take Ownership of Your Career by Using Online Resources was first posted on November 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • What to Say (And Not Say) in an Informational Interview

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    As a travel, tourism and hospitality job seeker, it can be challenging to make yourself known to the right people, people who can help you gain exposure or visibility and break into the industry. One of the best ways to get access to these types of important people in the industry is to conduct informational... [Continue Reading]What to Say (And Not Say) in an Informational Interview was first posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:49 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Don’t Get Used to Settling

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Who here has settled for something throughout their career? We have all settled for something at some point in our professional lives. When you were 22 and just out of school, would you have imagined you’d be working where you are today? What did you dream your job would be 10, 15 or 20 years... [Continue Reading]Don’t Get Used to Settling was first posted on September 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Don’t Let Bad Career Choices Affect Your Future Career Success

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Most people don’t believe that they have control over their careers. After all, 90% of people are currently looking to change their current jobs or entire careers, but despite being miserable on the job and wanting to get away from our horrible workplace, annoying co-workers or abusive managers, many of us are reluctant to quit.... [Continue Reading]Don’t Let Bad Career Choices Affect Your Future Career Success was first posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:32 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
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  • Nepal Trekking Expedition Helps Raise Donation For Hospital

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Trekkers from Manorlands who had pledged to raise at least £3000 for Oxenhope Sue Ryder Hospice after an experience of a life time in the legendary Himalayas in Northern Nepal. The 26 member team trekked along the rigorus but beautiful terrain of Nepali mountains over 3000 meters and collected at least 50000 pounds for the hospital. While trekking through the vast Rhododendron forests and through friendly local villages the visitors got to see the world famous Annapurna Mountain Range and other peaks. Waking up to a dawn dominated by the red and orange shadows of the Himalayas was truly…
  • Dolakha Mahotsav From Dec 5

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:53 am
    Dolakha district, famous for its religious affiliation, the Dolakha Bhimsen Temple is getting colored this December as a tourism promotion fair dubbed DolakhaMahotsav is going to be held in the district headquarters. The nine day fair, organized by the Regional Hotel Entrepreneurs’ Association will include mountain flight, paragliding and horse riding.“The district with an immense potentiality for tourism is going to get a tourism boost from such an event” the organizers said. On Friday, the organizers successfully conducted a paragliding pre-test at Bhootpokhari in Bhimeshwor…
  • Coffee firm in Dhading attracting tourists

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    The hills of Nalang, Dhading which was barren before some years ago has now become greener with the plantation of coffee. Coffee has been planted in around 3 hundred ropani of land. Named as Himalayan Ontop Organic Coffee Estate, this is the highest place of coffee plantation in Nepal. Situated only at 88 km drive, this estate also promotes agro-tourism in Nepal. This organic coffee estate is situated at 1,268 meter at the top of the hill. To promote this coffee estate as a spot for agro-tourism, a resort has been opened inside the firm. Fifty-one thousand coffee plants have already been…
  • NAC to Resume Mountain Flights after an 18 year hiatus

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    The first test flight of the 56-seater Modern Ark (MA) 60, was concluded on Saturday successfullyfor the planned re launch of the mountain flights the corporation  had  stopped in 1997. The national flag carrier plans to resume mountain flights with the Chinese-made MA60 plane and Harbin Y 12e once we receive the remaining aircraft from China. The 56-seater plane was boarded by Chief  Secretary Lila Mani Paudyal, NAC Officials and journalists who were taken on a roundabout trip to watch Mt. Everest and other Himalayan wonders.NAC Secretary told the press later that the technical team had…
  • Loluphera : A New Trekking Route In Nepal

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    Western Nepal is bestowed with many beautiful places and religious sites yet to be reached and travelled. There is a huge potential of tourism in western Nepal. Along with natural beauty, western region is rich in historical sites, mountains and diverse art and culture. Annapurna trekking circuit is the greatly sought after trekking route in Nepal.      In an attempt of finding alternative and new trekking routes, ‘Loluphera’, a new trekking route has been discovered in the western Nepal. Loluphera trekking route passes through major tourist destinations Lomanthang, Lumbini, Fewa and…
 
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    Easy Expo 2015

  • L’Artigiano in Fiera 2014

    Easy Expo Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals From the 29th of November to the 8th of December, the Fieramilano area in Rho-Pero (where Expo 2015 will also take place) will host every day from 10 to 22.30 L’Artigiano in Fiera 2014, the new edition of the traditional craftmanship fair in Milan. Entrance to L’Artigiano in Fiera 2014 is totally free, while the parking costs 2 € per hour. L’Artigiano in Fiera 2014 will gather hundreds of exhibitors from all around Italy and from all around the world. Furniture, accessories, decorative and design objects will be the core of…
  • Top 5 Indie Gigs in Milan, 24-30 November

    Indie Zone
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals The weekly guide to the best indie gigs in Milan selected by Indie-Zone is out! Here’s the concerts you shouldn’t miss in town, from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th of November. Courtney Barnett @ Tunnel – Tuesday 25th of November (lo-fi indei rock) Riccardo Sinigallia @ Salumeria della Musica – Tuesday 25th of November (Italian songwriting) Plastic Made Sofa @ Biko – Thursday 27th of November (psychedelic rock) Treves Blues Band @ Auditorium di Milano – Saturday 29th of November (blues) Calibro 35 @ Alcatraz…
  • Top 5 panoramic spots in Milan

    Francesca Binfarè
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals Milan is a flat city that loves heights and terraces from which to admire the underlying view. In the city there are plenty of panoramic viewpoints (unfortunately some of them aren’t open to the public), with an unmatchable view of the roofs, of the new skyscrapers and, in the sunny days, even of the surrounding mountains. The Top 5 panoramic spots in Milan are: For its height, the UNICREDIT TOWER (piazza Gae Aulenti, Porta Nuova-Garibaldi district) – Recenlty built, it has become the symbol of the new Milan that will host Expo…
  • Milan-Inter Derby, 23rd November 2014

    Easy Expo Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals Sunday 23rd of November AC Milan and Internazionale FC will face each other in one of the most classic matches in the world of soccer. Milan’s world-renowned derby will kickoff at 20.45 local hour, gathering thousands of supporters at the San Siro stadium and millions of soccer addicted in front of the tv. Il Derby di Milano. Or Il Derby della Madonnina, from the Madonna statue on top of the Milan Cathedral. That’s how the match between AC Milan and Internazionale FC is called in Italy. Currently, the two teams are respectively…
  • Guide to Milan eBook

    Easy Expo Team
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals DOWNLOAD THE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO MILAN EBOOK (ePub format) DOWNLOAD THE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO MILAN EBOOK  (PDF format)   Our Survival Guide to Milan wants to offer some quick and helpful tips to all the tourists that will visit the city of Expo 2015, in order to know what to visit, where to eat & drink, what to do and also what to avoid during their stay. Everything thanks to the suggestions by the locals. Now, all of these advices are part of a Survival Guide to Milan eBook that you can download for free from this page. The Survival…
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