Tourism Undersecretary for Tourism Development Daniel G. Corpuz said that along with sun and beach tourism, the industry must promote other things the Philippines has to offer: nature tourism, cultural tourism, leisure and entertainment tourism, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) and events tourism, health and wellness tourism, retirement tourism, cruise and nautical tourism, diving and marine sports tourism, and education tourism.
Forget the new visual look. It's the support for map directions API, Air Drop of photos and itineraries, new Highlight interest-sharing alerts, and an Apps Near Me tool that are the most promising new features for travel app developers.
Recommendations included establishing a product development strategy to support existing attractions and create new tourism concepts; creating a dedicated events organization to lead, organize and manage citywide efforts in delivering year-round events; and creating a neighbourhood marketing council with Business Improvements Areas to promote the diversity of neighbourhoods in Vancouver.
Local tourism leaders see hints that Savannah is on the cusp of becoming a full-blown vacation destination. They cite new attractions, such as the SCAD Museum of Art and the Savannah Children’s Museum, an emerging foodie culture and expanding hotel offerings as evidence of the city’s potential.
Triposo has just been updated with many new and welcome features, making it an even more useful travel companion. The original version had a definite bias for big-city destinations, but now the app has added more than 22,000 towns with practical information such as locations of pharmacies and public transportation.
A MONSTER war of words has erupted over how the world-famous Nessie is promoted. The Loch Ness Monster is one of the Highlands’ biggest assets, but the way the legendary monster is portrayed to tourists is threatening to split the business community on the shores she reputedly roams.
Social media can level the playing field between industry leaders and upstarts, between multinational corporation executives and small-business owners, making peers of all participants. Yet appearances can be deceiving. To borrow from George Orwell's Animal Farm, all social-media users are equal, but some are more equal than others.
Facebook has featured TripAdvisor in their latest case study, which demonstrates how a well-integrated OpenGraph application can deliver: in this case, a 27% increase in engagement for Facebook users on TripAdvisor itself.
This week, EE faced a social media backlash after an error in competition guidelines meant that people received TicketMaster vouchers instead of weekend passed to Glastonbury. We take a look at some other social media competitions which didn’t go to plan.
For soccer fans flocking to Confederations Cup matches in Brazil's tropical northeast next week, getting tickets to the stadium should be simple - but two in three will not find accommodations in the host city Recife.
Officials are sending visitors as far as 120 kilometers (75 miles) inland to spend the night, a detour on par with staying in Philadelphia for a New York Knicks game.
Businesses are scrambling to crack the social media code. Most businesses know social media has the power to reach millions of customers, but a lot of companies are still trying to figure out the best way to translate tweets and posts into sales. Check out these tips to improve your business with social media:
Since 2010, Strengthening Sustainable Ecotourism has been working in and around Nyungwe National Park (SSENNP) with a program known in Kinyarwanda as “Nyungwe Nziza” or Beautiful Nyungwe.” It has been working with the park to promote and sustain Rwanda’s ecotourism and conservation while promoting cultural awareness and stimulating the local economy through tourism. Thus far, the project has worked closely with local communities and schools to raise environmental awareness and help generate local jobs by bringing tourists from all over the world to visit Nyungwe National Park’s spectacular rain forest canopy .
I know, I know. For some of you out there, the mere mention of the “T” word makes you cringe. Immediate images of Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, and a number of irritating celebrities, tweeting about their favorite breakfast cereals pop into your head.
But as annoying as Twitter can be when put in the wrong hands (damn evil Karshashians!), don’t be so fast to dismiss the medium as an annoying and useless enterprise. Love it or hate it, these days Twitter is an essential ingredient to any successful business. In this article you will learn five ways that Twitter can help take your business to new levels.
Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, but sometimes it isn't always the easiest to find. If you're at an establishment and don't know the Wi-Fi password, you might be able to find it in the comments on Foursquare.