Marijuana tour guides and hospitality companies are excited about increased interest. So excited, in fact, that one company is focused solely on travelers looking to smoke marijuana.Colorado Green Tours offer private half-day and full-day, in addition to all-inclusive packages for the Cannabis Cup, a weekend celebration of marijuana.
Ines Maione of clickworker, a crowdsourcing firm based in Germany, writes in to discuss how crowdsourcing is being used in the tourism sector, and how her company is helping to connect tourism companies with the crowd.
The Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to pull in visitors from the middle part of the country. It thinks the change in focus this year will help it market places like the Titanic Museum, Silver Dollar City, all of the shows and even the zipline tours.
Find the best fit for your brand or activation with this insider's look at what works and what doesn't work at some of the biggest festivals in the United States.With the likes of South by Southwest, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza drawing thousands of enthusiastic fans every year, music festivals have quickly become an important opportunity for brands to engage and influence a large audience.
About 50% of youth travel bookings are now made between one and three weeks in advance of the travel/stay date, according to a study.
Safe Travel Accommodation for Youth (STAY) WYSE Association, the trade body for the youth travel accommodation sector, conducted a survey among 2,231 Youth Travel Accommodation (YTA) operations across 100 countries.
The study reveals insights on the booking trend, profile of youth travellers, evolving trends in this segment and more.
Key takeaways from the survey include:
50% of bookings are made between one and three weeks in advance compared to the previous figure of 36% in the previous survey
Luxury World Traveler™ is an Instagram based account that, for the last year has acquainted their followers to a new destination country every week and highlighted many of the tourist attractions, activities, and luxury hospitality unique to that specific area. They are now going to provide one lucky follower, and their guest, the opportunity to actually experience a luxury trip themselves.
“The Ready, Set, Go! app transforms a person’s smartphone into a disaster management headquarters. Essentially, it’s like having a digital business continuity plan which holds all the essential information to get a business up and running again after an incident or crisis.”
Mr Gschwind said research has shown 80 per cent of businesses without a continuity plan don’t survive two years after a major crisis (Source: APEC, 2008).
We also know that for every dollar invested in disaster mitigation, three dollars is saved in recovery costs,” he said (Source: Queensland Government, 2001)."
Been missing out on your dose of warring armies, unruly dragons and cunning courtiers? Fans of hit TV show Game of Thrones can rest easy - Series Four of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic begins in the US on 6 April (and on 7 April in the UK).
The following article was published by Future Travel Experience Emirates has launched a new iPad app, which allows passengers to book and manage their flights, download their boarding pass and read up on over 130 destinations.
Hotels advertise "bleisure" packages. The Thai Tourism Authority is promoting "honeyteering." And a Mississippi TV anchor told advocates of gay equality to "go on gaycation."
Whatever you're doing on vacation, chances are there's a made-up word to describe it. Combine honeymoon and volunteering, you get honeyteering. Combine business and leisure, you get bleisure. Add glamour to a camping trip with wine, steak and scented candles, and you're glamping.
And while that's all fine and good, there are various nitty-gritty details you should be paying attention to when buying that ticket -- like day of flight and where to book. Luckily, the experts seem to agree on a few key points.
...If you are employed in social media marketing, it is time for a healthy dose of reality followed by some serious soul searching and career planning. Some of you are lucky enough to work in the rare companies that create advocates with great products, service and mission and thus are equipped to leverage social media for marketing gain; most work at companies that have inflated their opportunities in the medium and are floundering with their social media marketing and content strategies.
Here's the way a large number of social media professionals today go about justifying their programs, along with some recent data that may (and should) scare the hell out of you if you work in social media marketing...
Canberra’s destination marketing organisation, VisitCanberra, has launched its new visitcanberra.com.au consumer website. The new mobile and tablet friendly website has an intuitive interface, providing visitors with new ways to source information and gain inspiration. The website also encourages and facilitates user generated content in addition to integrating social media content across the site and enabling visitors to share pages via their own social media channels.