A BBC reporter from Afghanistan, travel photographer from Brazil and adventure tour guide from Canada are among the finalists heading Down Under to compete in the final stage of Tourism Australia's Best Jobs in World contest.
The 18 finalists from 12 countries will fly to Australia next month for a final round of challenges to be elected for Tourism Australia's Best Jobs in the World.
While we’re all unique in one way or another, Carl Jung developed the personality types that the Myers Briggs was later designed to accurately evaluate.
People are classified as extraverts or introverts, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving. CPP has taken it a step further and applied it to social media platforms and users.
Internet access is the hotel amenity prized above all by affluent U.S. travelers – more than the beach, cuisine, privacy, proximity to shopping and unique activities, according to the Resonance Report on Affluent Travel and Leisure.
People travel from all over the world to walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, see the autumn leaves turn in Vermont and New Hampshire and eat lobster in Maine. A new campaign involving tourism officials in three states to the south and west of Boston is aimed at peeling off some of those visitors and attracting new ones to a region they have dubbed "SoNew."
Picture yourself strolling through Peddler’s Village with friends, searching for treasures in the destination’s many stores. Or perhaps a tour of Bucks County’s 10 wineries is more your speed, sipping Rose Bank Winery’s cabernet sauvignon or Unami Ridge’s chardonnay.
Or maybe you’d rather picture your children giggling with Elmo at Sesame Place or riding the carousel at Giggleberry Fair.
Get the picture? Visit Bucks County hopes so.
And the county’s tourism marketing agency is hoping those pictures will draw even more visitors to Bucks this year.
The Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau observed trends over the past year and say they saw an increase in the use of social media to get out information on attractions. They say they now have a presence on every popular social media site, and it's paying off.
This new campaign builds on the 2012 launch of Tonga as 'the True South Pacific', and shows the unique natural beauty, culture and holiday experiences available across the 176 islands within the Kingdom of Tonga.
All flights are not created equal. Routehappy is a new kind of flight search. Find the happiest flight for the lowest price! Happiness Scores reveal shorter flights with better planes, seats, amenities, and flyer ratings.
State tourism officials are taking advantage of the blockbuster success of “Iron Man 3.”Much o f the movie was filmed in North Carolina. Filmmakers transformed coastal Wilmington, small-town Rose Hill and suburban Cary into California, Tennessee, Florida and even Afghanistan for the high-tech adventure.
Has social media obviated the need for some or all of these? After all, anyone can tweet, anyone can start a blog (that's for sure!), anyone can set up a Facebook page, pin it to Pinterest, and share photos on Instagram. So do we need all that traditional marketing stuff?
For years, most hotel restaurants could easily be dismissed as unremarkable and unsurprising, their menus seemingly unchanged from year to year. But lately, they have been following the lead of upscale restaurants and offering ingredients grown or produced nearby.
Local business directory and review site Yelp and Choice Hotels have kicked off a new marketing campaign designed to position the lodging chain as the “Official Hotel of Summer.”
The centerpiece of the campaign is a custom-branded “Official Hotel of Summer Road Trip Guide,” that resides on the Yelp Web site. It allows vacationers traveling by car to plan road trips in various locations around the country.
In the past few years, there’s been a real transformation in the way people consume information and communicate. Fueled by the mass adoption of social platforms, this transformation in consumer behavior demands that the ways we market also evolve. This is especially true in business-to-business where brands compete in a content-flooded environment with countless information sources to capture buyers' attention.
As he expertly navigated the labyrinthine corridors of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Eugenio Giani claimed he had no doubts about Dan Brown. "Tourism is down in Florence by 10%, and if this new book does well, we will get that 10% back," he said.
The tourism industry has changed dramatically with the overwhelming emergence of social media platforms. Due to the nature of a travel product – it is experiential, and often a material commitment in terms of money or time – people have long shared their travel experience and social media just facilitates this.