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  • New Ways to Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

    Tourism Exposed
    Kimberly Ramsawak
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Have you ever lost sleep over choosing the right career? If you’ve gone around in circles, trying to figure out your path and stressing that you’ll get it wrong, you’re definitely not alone. These days, the chances that you’ll go through life in any one job are increasingly unlikely; as our career expectations are simply... [Continue Reading]New Ways to Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality was first posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • What do the best destination marketers have in common?

    Sheila's Guide
    Sheila
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Social media tools like hashtags are available to anyone. (2014 Nebraska state tourism conference hashtag, photo by Sheila Scarborough) When it comes to social media excellence, the best tourism marketers and DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations) do certain things that are not necessarily driven by their size or budget. Destinations like Pure Michigan, Experience Columbus (Ohio,) Visit Philadelphia, Travel Oregon, etc. all have a few things in common…. **  A very complete strategic plan that they don’t shove in a drawer, but actually use. **  Specific marketing goals and a…
  • The Problem with...a Brand

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    2 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
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  • Travel media resources to share with your customers

    Sheila's Guide
    Sheila Scarborough
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Magazine rack; so many choices for content! (photo courtesy Cathy Stanley-Erickson on Flickr CC) While putting together a presentation for the ETC (Educational Travel Community) conference in Boston, I was asked by the organizers to create a list of 15 travel-related resource sites that tour operators, tour suppliers, alumni group travel organizers, and others could monitor for current items of interest, and then share with their email and social media audiences. Useful content that you share is content that YOU don’t have to create. It’s a time-saver and it’s also helpful…
  • This is how many visitors hotels are losing to OTAs via paid search

    Tnooz
    Nick Vivion
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    In the fourth quarter of 2014, hotel brands lost an estimated 31,653 clicks per month to intermediaries bidding on their trademarks. Brand Verity’s report, which looked at a wide cross-section of industries, considered only search volumes in the final quarter of last year. The category included 25 of the most popular hotel brands according to monthly search volume in the United States, which was pulled from Google AdWords. While hotel brands have been doing a stellar job at addressing bidding against their eponymous trademarks on both Google desktop and mobile, the survey found…
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    Sheila's Guide

  • Travel media resources to share with your customers

    Sheila Scarborough
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Magazine rack; so many choices for content! (photo courtesy Cathy Stanley-Erickson on Flickr CC) While putting together a presentation for the ETC (Educational Travel Community) conference in Boston, I was asked by the organizers to create a list of 15 travel-related resource sites that tour operators, tour suppliers, alumni group travel organizers, and others could monitor for current items of interest, and then share with their email and social media audiences. Useful content that you share is content that YOU don’t have to create. It’s a time-saver and it’s also helpful…
  • What does success look like?

    Sheila Scarborough
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:06 pm
    You have the same 24 hours as Beyonce mug by Sweaty Wisdom on Etsy (photo by Sheila Scarborough) If success here at the start of a new year means “Email Inbox Zero,” or a blog and email newsletter editorial calendar already completed, or all unfiled piles of paper gone from my house, or a nice set of year-long personal and professional goals taped to the bathroom mirror….well, then I am going back to bed. Visualizing who you want to be and what you want your ideal life to look like is a great way to stay focused on life’s journey. It’s similar to athletes who…
  • Travel Post Friday: Church of Country Music takes a close-up

    Sheila Scarborough
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Close-up at night, looking outside from one of the former church windows at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (photo by Sheila Scarborough) This is one of the windows in the “Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. It is the winter home of the Grand Ole Opry music show, and many would say that the Ryman is its spiritual home, too. My full post about taking in an Opry performance at the Ryman is on the Perceptive Travel Blog, but I had so much fun playing with my phone’s Macro/close-up setting on this photo that I thought I’d share it here (it was…
  • What do the best destination marketers have in common?

    Sheila
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Social media tools like hashtags are available to anyone. (2014 Nebraska state tourism conference hashtag, photo by Sheila Scarborough) When it comes to social media excellence, the best tourism marketers and DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations) do certain things that are not necessarily driven by their size or budget. Destinations like Pure Michigan, Experience Columbus (Ohio,) Visit Philadelphia, Travel Oregon, etc. all have a few things in common…. **  A very complete strategic plan that they don’t shove in a drawer, but actually use. **  Specific marketing goals and a…
  • What am I doing here? Why I write.

    Sheila
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Taking notes at BlogHer 2007 conference (courtesy Elizabeth from Table4Five at Flickr CC) A fun blog theme/blog tour request came in from a friend in Australia – a reminder of blogging’s younger days before people started turning off comments and worrying quite so much about where they showed up in Facebook’s News Feed. Des Walsh, a business coach and LinkedIn expert, tagged me as someone he’d like to hear from on the topic of writing, specifically why I write, so here are some quick thoughts to fold into the theme that was originally started by Susan Foster. 1)…
 
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  • This is how many visitors hotels are losing to OTAs via paid search

    Nick Vivion
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    In the fourth quarter of 2014, hotel brands lost an estimated 31,653 clicks per month to intermediaries bidding on their trademarks. Brand Verity’s report, which looked at a wide cross-section of industries, considered only search volumes in the final quarter of last year. The category included 25 of the most popular hotel brands according to monthly search volume in the United States, which was pulled from Google AdWords. While hotel brands have been doing a stellar job at addressing bidding against their eponymous trademarks on both Google desktop and mobile, the survey found…
  • Are travellers really using mobile to act on impulse?

    Linda Fox
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    Statistics are funny things – they can be twisted and turned for greater impact and when it comes to use of mobile in travel there are volumes of them. As an example – it seems that 46% of smartphone owners would book an ‘impulse’ vacation based on a mobile alert/push notification. Would you? Really? When considering whether consumers might or not, you need to think about the demographic of the people  and this Switchfly study was conducted among more than 2,000 American adults aged 18+, of who 67% own and use a smartphone. We also need to consider the exact wording…
  • Can hotels use metasearch to compete against OTAs?

    Special Nodes
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    After several years of growth punctuated by major acquisitions, mergers, partnerships, and product launches, travel metasearch looks set to evolve rapidly in 2015 as the line with OTAs continues to blur. NB: This is an analysis by Gautam Lulla, President, Travel Tripper. Many of the traditional metasearch sites have now begun to roll out facilitated booking for hotels. Kayak (through Booking.com) and Hipmunk (through Orbitz) allow guests to book directly on the site after a user completes a search, with the reservation itself managed by the sites’ respective affiliates. TripAdvisor has…
  • Chinese outbound leisure trend shifts into the cities

    Martin Cowen
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    IHG and Oxford Economics have released a report into the Chinese outbound travel market, predicting a shift towards long-haul international leisure travel in the next ten years or so. There is no direct reference in the report to how these travellers will buy their trips. But the scale of the opportunity – 90 million Chinese households able to take long-haul trips by 2023 – is compelling for Chinese OTAs and outbound specialists, international OTAs with a Chinese presence and in-destination providers offering  online service to Chinese guests. It is possible to get statistics…
  • IBM gives Apple to Air Canada, Starwood helps meetings planners, and more…

    Tnooz
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DEVICES in tourism and hospitality for March 2015. 3 March 2015 IBM develops a passenger care app for Apple devices IBM has begun selling MobileFirst apps for iOS devices like the iPad that are customized for the airline industry. The Passenger Care app enables customer service agents to escape from deskbound computers and walk around with a tool that can help check-in and rebook passengers, easing airport congestion. Air Canada is the launch customer. Starwood unveils service for meetings planners Starwood Hotels & Resorts…
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  • Focus on Yourself

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    4 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
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  • The Thing About Assessments

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    3 Mar 2015 | 4:34 am
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  • The Problem with...a Brand

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    2 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
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  • Highway Star

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    27 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
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  • Interesting Take

    Bill Geist's Zeitgeist
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
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    Canadian and World Tourism

  • Campeche City, a Hidden Gem in Mexico.

    Jaime Horwitz Rodriguez
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    San Francisco de Campeche's Main Square and CathedralA couple of weeks ago, I went to Campeche City, Campeche for a quick visit while I was staying in Merida, Yucatan. Calle 59. Campeche Historic DowntownSan Francisco de Campeche is a small city in the Yucatan Peninsula, founded on October 4, 1540 by the Spanish Conquistadors. The region had been Mayan territory since the 10th Century and Mayans and their descendants are still an important part of the population. In 1986, the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia decreed that the city's colonial architecture deserved…
  • Memories of Tuscany

    Jaime Horwitz Rodriguez
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Siena in Tuscany, ItalyPool at BrancaiaNot too long ago, I traveled back to Italy after many years.  My wife and I decided to spend a week in Tuscany and we chose to fly and drive. After a couple of days in Paris and a couple more in Siena we continued on to the Chianti region. On a friend's recommendation, my wife had found a wonderful place outside the beautiful town of Castellina. Brancaia is a working winery owned by a Swiss couple who in total own three wineries in the Chianti region. They turned Brancaia into a villa with several different size apartments for rent. We rented a 1…
  • La Chaya Maya I. Restaurant Review. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

    Jaime Horwitz Rodriguez
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Chaya Maya I restaurant. Merida, Yucatan corner of Calle 57 and Calle 62. Centro (Historic Downtown)I recently spent a couple of weeks in Merida, Yucatan testing the snowbird lifestyle, sort of. I say sortof because I am not retired and nowhere near retired. My wife and I rented a place in Merida, Mexico and worked remotely from our laptops during the day. In the evenings we strolled around the beautiful historic downtown and on weekends we explored. I also visited with a couple of relatives I have there and had a good meeting with a tourism official.Merida, is a large city of approximately…
  • Snow? What Snow? 5 photos that speak volumes (of snow)!

    Jaime Horwitz Rodriguez
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    It's been a record breaking winter so far this year. New England has gotten a lot of media attention, but they call that snow?  Check out these tweets and photos from Atlantic Canada, particularly Prince Edward Island!Incredible! RT @tolelee: @weathernetwork #atlstorm #Snowmageddon2015 drift in Bedeque, PEI pic.twitter.com/Xcah2KRkb4— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) February 16, 2015 Great photos! Keep em coming! #peistorm MT @EmilieGautreau3: Well this is gonna be fun!! 😀 pic.twitter.com/cXg6zH0sJI— The National (@CBCTheNational) February 17, 2015Still digging! Quite a…
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  • Comfy Cow To Establish Production, Distribution Headquarters In Louisville

    19 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    One of Louisville’s favorite treats will soon be in freezers across the country. The Comfy Cow plans to establish its first standalone production facility in Louisville, Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
  • Big Four Bridge Lights The Night With Color

    11 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Today marked the beginning of a nightly light display on the Big Four Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge. Each evening from around sunset until 1:00 a.m., a program of LED lighting will provide motion and color to the structure of the bridge. A daily schedule of programming will provide rainbow effects or combinations of 2 or 3 colors that dance and move across the bridge. Certain holidays will have a dedicated theme, such as shades of red and pink for Valentine’s Day, green for St. Patrick’s Day, and red, white and blue for the Fourth of July.
  • COMPLETION DATE FOR CONVENTION CENTER RENOVATION MOVED UP

    9 Feb 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Accelerated Schedule Starts August 2016
  • TARC Receiving Grant To Expand ZeroBus Fleet

    6 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
    TARC will add five more all-electric ZeroBus vehicles to the fleet thanks to a $3.3 million grant announced today in Louisville by Federal Transportation Administration officials.
  • Zoo to feature LEGO Bricks this spring

    3 Feb 2015 | 4:45 pm
    A quarter of a million LEGO® bricks will make their way to the Louisville Zoo April 10- July 5 this spring. Thirty whimsical designs created by renowned artist and children’s author, Sean Kenney, will decorate the Zoo. The sculptures range in size from 12 inches to nearly 7 feet tall and include: a Monarch butterfly built with over 60,000 bricks, a 6-foot tall hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, and world-premieres of a life-size peacock, a deer family made from 19,000 bricks, a giant sea turtle with a bird and more.
 
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    Charleston CVB Visitors News

  • Easter Dining Options on Kiawah Island

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Come enjoy multiple dining options this Easter on Kiawah Island!
  • SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar Partners with Louie's Kids to Give Back

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Beginning this week, SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar will be partnering with local charity organization Louie’s Kids to raise money through the restaurant’s Kitchen Karma program over the next five weeks.
  • Wannamaker North Trail Expands for Cyclists and Hikers

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is proud to announce the expansion of the popular Wannamaker North Trail. Opened in 2012, the trail recently increased both parking capacity and trail length for cyclists and pedestrians. The former 8-mile trail now features nearly 15 miles of biking and hiking trails.
  • Site of former Baker Hospital to become public park

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) now has a future park site on the Charleston Peninsula. The donation of the 57-acre property was facilitated by local and Atlanta-based real estate teams and led by funding support from Charleston residents, Michael and Jenny Messner, and Michael’s business partner Paul Shiverick and his wife Betsy.
  • Eat Local Month

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Eat Local Month (April) is Lowcountry Local First’s annual effort to focus attention on local growers, fishermen and restaurants while providing fun and educational opportunities for our community to actively engage in eating what’s ripe and in season.
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    tourism industry news - Google News

  • Shore up efforts to save tourism sector, hoteliers told - The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Shore up efforts to save tourism sector, hoteliers toldThe Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)Speaking during a Gala Night at the hotel, Mr Mwirigi said marketing of the country's tourism industry has been hampered by insecurity challenges and travel bans imposed by the country's traditional source markets. He petitioned stakeholders in the and more »
  • “Birth Tourism” Elicits Federal Raids - Clapway

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Clapway“Birth Tourism” Elicits Federal RaidsClapwayThese local zoning laws have been the federal government's primary legal tool against maternity hotels, for while the “birth tourism” industry is illegal, being a pregnant tourist and having birth while visiting is not. Tuesday's legal response has The US is going after Chinese “maternity hotels” in southern CaliforniaQuartzUS federal agents search Southern California locations to probe Chinese Global TimesCalifornia apartments raided in federal investigation of Chinese 'birth tourism'Marianas VarietyArirang…
  • Tourism industry ponders ASEAN standards - BusinessWorld Online Edition

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Tourism industry ponders ASEAN standardsBusinessWorld Online EditionDAVAO CITY -- The tourism industry will meet here on March 23 to discuss preparations for the full implementation of common accreditation standards for tourism professionals that will be adopted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • Tourism industry to gather for VisitScotland expo in Aberdeen - Aberdeen Press and Journal

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:06 am
    Aberdeen Press and JournalTourism industry to gather for VisitScotland expo in AberdeenAberdeen Press and JournalThe event will exhibit the north-east to tourism bosses from across Scotland, showcasing local food, drinks, accommodation, entertainment, scenery and culture. Around 380 hosted international travel industry buyers and more than 200 UK-based buyers and more »
  • World Responsible Tourism Award 2015 open for nominations - Blue & Green Tomorrow

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:12 am
    World Responsible Tourism Award 2015 open for nominationsBlue & Green Tomorrow“We want to play an active role in creating and encouraging a more caring tourism industry and the winners of these awards, big or small, will set examples the rest of the tourism industry can. and should, follow. I'm very excited about being able to
 
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    Travel and Tourism Industry News

  • Place Your Bets: Watch Out for the Cheltenham Festival Results

    admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Do you have plans over St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Why not enjoy a sports event? The Cheltenham Festival, one of the biggest events in racing, is happening from March 10 to March 13. That’s a long weekend where everyone can enjoy a healthy competition amongst the English, the Irish, and everybody in between! Cheltenham Festival […](Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)
  • 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 36 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 51 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 34 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 56 times, 1 visits today)
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    The Travel Word

  • The Homestay Initiative in Malawi: Appreciating Local Culture

    editor
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    The Responsible Safari Company (RSC) and Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP) are in the process of designing a Homestay Initiative through which guests can experience authentic village life in Malawi. The hope is that through guests experiencing day-to-day life and taking part in traditional customs, local people will appreciate the importance of safeguarding their cultural practices and traditions, despite the speed with which the world is changing around them. It will also be an income-generating activity for YODEP, sponsored by RSC. At the same time, guests will learn about…
  • How Independent Hotels Can Get a Free Digital Marketing HealthCheck

    editor
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    Digital marketing for hotels is complex. In an ideal world, every hotel would welcome all online bookings directly through its website, mobile website or Facebook page. Unless the hotel is the only one in town, though, the reality is decidedly different, so most hotels use third-party distributors like OTAs (online travel agency) or GDS (global distribution system) networks to complement their direct sales efforts. The trick is to establish a good balance between them. The Hotel Link Solutions HealthCheck service is free and provides a scored report for accommodations using 55 separate…
  • Every Rhinoceros Matters, Whether #JustOneRhino or Another

    editor
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    This post is written as our contribution to the #JustOneRhino fundraising campaign. It benefits the ambitious and very expensive Rhinos Without Borders goal of translocating no fewer than 100 rhinoceros from South Africa to Botswana by mid-2015. For more about the #JustOneRhino campaign, including how you can make a donation and the $30,000 in raffle prizes on offer to all generous benefactors, please see below. The only roadside clue that, hidden deep in the bush, is the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the home to Uganda’s only rhinoceros. Photo courtesy of Ethan Gelber There’s one place…
  • Adventures Less Ordinary: Getting an Accurate Snapshot of Travel Generosity

    editor
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    This post is part of my Editor’s Note in Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good, a free guide to mindful adventures. Drawing on the combined expertise of two dozen leading voices advocating for travel that makes a difference, it is a guide for compassionate people seeking the ultimate adventure – one guided as much by the good you give as the good you get. To order your copy, enter your email address in the form directly below. When photographing an object in motion, you have three principal options: use an incredibly fast shutter speed for a crisp capture of both the…
  • When You Travel to Cuba (It’s Possible!), Help Keep Its Nature Intact

    editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    Cuba has been taunting me for two decades. Its renown, made palpably present here in the United States through its insuppressible culture (Buena Vista Social Club is just the tip of the iceberg!), has been a constant lure. But, based as I am in New York City, Cuba is so very close and yet so very far. Cigars and colorful culture are two stereotypical qualities of Cuba. But there’s a whole lot more to the country! Photo courtesy of International Expeditions All politics aside for the moment, Cuba’s resistance to many contemporary practices and its notoriety for so many wrong…
 
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  • Top “Get More Bookings” Posts for Hotel Marketers

    Scott (BookingCounts)
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    Hospitality marketing sites and blogs are always writing about the latest trend or “trick” to get more bookings. However if you have been following the online hotel marketing space for the last few years, you’ll realize common sense rules still apply. Take care of what’s most important on your hotel website before it negatively impacts […] The post Top “Get More Bookings” Posts for Hotel Marketers appeared first on BookingCounts.
  • Travel Booking Optimization 5 New Year’s Resolutions

    Scott (BookingCounts)
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    At the start of every year, it pays to look at where your travel marketing efforts have succeeded and what recent trends will affect your business in the New Year. 2015 is no exception as there are a few key “Book Now” optimization techniques to add to your toolbox. Here are our predictions of what […] The post Travel Booking Optimization 5 New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on BookingCounts.
  • Rank Your Tour in the Top 10 with Content Marketing

    Scott (BookingCounts)
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
    Every tour operator and vacation activity business wants to rank in the top 10. One way is to focus on TripAdvisor and other travel review sites to eventually earn that “Top 10″ ranking. Maybe a travel magazine or blogger will include your company in their own top 10 list? This travel SEO “trick” lets you […] The post Rank Your Tour in the Top 10 with Content Marketing appeared first on BookingCounts.
  • 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.
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    Fairplex Insider

  • L.A. Weekender: Drags, gold and trains at Fairplex

    Heather
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’re sticking close to home for this edition of the L.A. Weekender. Whether you want to spend a couple days at the drags or keeping quieter company at an art walk or farmer’s market, we have you covered. Whatever your … Continue reading →
  • Wine and dine al fresco at Fairplex

    Heather
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Al fresco dining is always a plus in Southern California and we try to host them as much as possible with our Farm at Fairplex Dinner Series. Next month (March) we are inviting master sommelier Michael Jordan to bring his … Continue reading →
  • Fairplex Snapshot: Fairplex Garden Railroad

    Heather
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    When it comes to LACF, things change every year, but one exhibit has stayed strong since almost the beginning of Fair history: the Fairplex Garden Railroad. What is now one of the oldest and possibly largest miniature railroads in the … Continue reading →
  • 4 Things To Do at Fairplex This Month

    Heather
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Where did January go?  It seems like only a week ago that we came back to the Fairplex offices and started work again… but time flies when you’re having fun, and the fun never stops here! This month we are … Continue reading →
  • Fun Runs at Fairplex!

    Heather
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    In 2015 we are hosting 10 fun runs at Fairplex and that includes everything from the Graffiti Run 5K to a giant inflatable obstacle course to bubbles. Check em’ all out below:   Which run looks the most fun to … Continue reading →
 
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    Tourism Exposed

  • New Ways to Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Have you ever lost sleep over choosing the right career? If you’ve gone around in circles, trying to figure out your path and stressing that you’ll get it wrong, you’re definitely not alone. These days, the chances that you’ll go through life in any one job are increasingly unlikely; as our career expectations are simply... [Continue Reading]New Ways to Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality was first posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Why Being Happy in Your Career Matters

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    I’m a huge believer in the benefits of having a career that makes you happy and doing work that you love. Surveys show that less than half of people in the United States are actually satisfied with their jobs. And this problem isn’t just with American workers. Around the world, only 13 percent of employees actually feel... [Continue Reading]Why Being Happy in Your Career Matters was first posted on February 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Personal Branding: 2 Ways to Control Your Career Message and Stand Out

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    If you were to be interviewed by the company of your dreams, how would you want to come across? Think about that for a minute. Let’s assume that you have an outstanding resume and that you make it to the top of the list of people to be called in for an interview. That is…you... [Continue Reading]Personal Branding: 2 Ways to Control Your Career Message and Stand Out was first posted on January 28, 2015 at 7:55 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Career Planning Checklist: Make 2015 the Best Year for Your Career

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    There’s something about the New Year that I love that gives me a sense of excitement, hope, adventure and energy. If you’re like me, you’re thinking about all of the things you want to accomplish this year (you can use the Annual Career Goal Setting Worksheet to guide your goal-setting as a start). But if... [Continue Reading]Career Planning Checklist: Make 2015 the Best Year for Your Career was first posted on January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Best of 2014: The Top 5 Most Popular Articles on Tourism Exposed (And What You Learned From Them)

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    Today is the last day of 2014 and like a lot of you, I take time at the end of every year to review and assess my last twelve months. Lets take a look back at the last 12 months of content here on Tourism Exposed. In the past year I have posted 25 articles... [Continue Reading]Best of 2014: The Top 5 Most Popular Articles on Tourism Exposed (And What You Learned From Them) was first posted on December 31, 2014 at 8:28 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
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    Easy Expo 2015

  • Bolivia pavilion Expo 2015

    Easy Expo Team
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals Bolivia pavilion at Expo 2015 will be focused on quinoa, the miraculous cereal that conquered the hearts and the stomachs of millions of people all around the world. To pay its homage to the “chisaya mama”, the mother of all cereals, the pavilion will come with the following claim: “Quinoa, a future sown thousands years ago”. Thanks to its nutritional properties, quinoa could help in the challenge against global hunger. Moreover, as it is cultivated respecting the land, this cereal could also be a perfect example of…
  • Czech Republic pavilion Expo 2015

    Easy Expo Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals Czech Republic pavilion at Expo 2015 will showcase the country’s expertise in the management of water resources, as well as its results in the fields of biochemistry and nanotechnology applied to healthy and safe food production and to the protection of our environment. Because of the importance of water when we’re talking about Food, Expo 2015’s main topic, this will be the focus of the Czech Republic pavilion. The structure, built using modules and recyclable materials, will lay side by side with a fresh water surface. On…
  • Colombia pavilion Expo 2015

    Easy Expo Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals Colombia pavilion at Expo 2015 provides a unique sensorial experience made of music, colors and tastes, structured in a path through its five different climates. Due to its different altitudes (ranging from 0 to 5000 meters), Colombia in facts goes from temperate seaside to cold mountains. This climate variety also explains why Colombia has such a variety in plants and animals, making it a small world in itself. This richness, along with balance between Man and Nature and sustainable ways of food production, is amongst the Expo 2015 Colombia…
  • Top 5 artworks – Museo del Novecento

    Silvia Somaschini
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals It’s a tough choice. Seriously, it is, because Museo del Novecento, one of the most interesting museums in Milan, located a few steps away from the Milan Cathedral, has tons of interesting artworks to see. Here inside, you may find some masterpieces of the 20th century’s Italian Art. So it’s tough. Nonetheless, Art historian, curator and museum guide Silvia Somaschini managed to chose five: here they are, the Top 5 artworks that you will find inside the Museo del Novecento. Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Il Quarto Stato (The…
  • Cartoomics 2015 – Movies Comics & Games

    Easy Expo Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Easy Expo 2015 - Your Own Expo, Powered by Locals Maybe it won’t have the numbers of Lucca Comics & Games, one of the biggest comics festivals in the world, but Cartoomics its growing its audience year by year. Cartoomics 2015 will take place from Friday the 13th to Sunday the 15th of March inside the Fiera Milano Rho area, near the Expo 2015 exhibition area. As its claim points out, Cartoomics 2015 will be about “Movies, Comics, Games”, therefore including different areas of pop culture. Events, exhibitions, cosplay, tournaments and much more: the schedule will be quite…
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  • The English Vs. The Romanians – The Final Solution

    Bucharest Expat
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Before we get in to how you can help hunt for those evil Romanians in the UK, we’d like to share some interesting information with you regarding racism, hatred, ignorance and beyond. Hopefully, we’ll succeed in making some connections to the issue at hand; a potentially renewed hatred towards Romanians due to the fallout (or possibly unintended consequences) of the new series on Channel 4; “The Romanians Are Coming”. To start things off on a lighter note, let’s talk about Black people. Particularly, blacks in America. Here’s a quick story, via Skype, from one of our contributing…
  • The Mutilation Of An Architectural Masterpiece

    Dennis
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Alright, we’ll go ahead and say it – the new bookstore in Lipscani is a nauseating disappointment. The local media is touting this as a great renewal of an old building – and it’s garnering quite a bit of attention. Unfortunately, it seems to be catching people’s eyes for all the wrong reasons. Before we get into the details of this statement – a statement that’s likely upset a number of people already – let’s go backwards in time for a moment… We all know that Bucharest is a mixture of old and new, historical and beautiful, historical and not-so-beautiful,…
  • Great Non-Smoking Cafes In Bucharest Part I

    Bucharest Connoisseur
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    The increasing influx of expats into Romania means that businesses and services must adapt and evolve in ways that may be considered “out of the box” for many local business owners. There are many ways to attract this growing demographic; at Bucharest Expat we’re constantly on the look-out for a few key elements that draw us to a particular venue. Although the majority of us expats try as hard as we can to integrate well with local society, there’s nothing wrong with trying to “bring a little bit of home” to local living. Let’s take a look at the venues that make for a good…
  • Yes YOU’RE An Expat

    Bucharest Expat
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    A friendly argument that’s been running around for quite some time now, is whether or not a foreigner living in Bucharest should consider themselves an “Expatriate”. The reason we decided that now was a great time to post this article, is because we almost (that’s a very strong almost) decided to switch our name away from Bucharest Expat to something different. This was a tough decision to weigh. On one hand our website has evolved over the years to become much more streamlined. As it turns out, the majority of viewers seeking “news” are already to subscribed to feeds from…
  • Villas Snagov And Kiseleff

    Bucharest Expat
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    There’s always been fans of the architecture in Bucharest; the belle-epoque buildings surrounding Calea Victoriei, the Saxon homes scattered throughout the suburbs and seemingly random streets within the city centre, the Austro-Hungarian, French Neoclassical, and Gothic designs found throughout Old Town Lipscani, and even the sterile communist bloc buildings one simply can’t miss. Every so often a new “home” would sprout up that’s eerily reminiscent of a mid-1990’s Miami Vice-ish, nouveau riche, pleather and glass “palace” that would make us all think to ourselves “Oh gawd,…
 
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