Songtsan Travel, a Tibetan-run tour organization, launched a new website to help clients arrange Tibet tours. The site highlights the organization’s focus on promoting local Tibetan businesses, providing quality service to western clients, and promoting children’s education in Tibet.
April Thompson has sat next to some interesting people on planes. She once struck up a conversation with the pilot of Air Force One on Sept. 11, 2001. Another time, she listened to a French pastry chef talk about starting a bakery in Alabama.
But there were many other instances when she sat next to someone with whom she didn't want to spend hours talking. So last year, when she heard about Planely.com, a social travel-media website that connects fliers on the same flight or airport, she was eager to join.
Santa Fe is New Mexico’s Favorite Destination ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer travel season. According to the 2012 Garrity Perception Survey, New Mexico residents appear to be taking fewer in-state trips this year than they did last year.
That is how Greene County Economic Development, Tourism and Planning Director Warren Hart is describing the new mobile travel website, m.greatnortherncatskills.com.
The mobile website launch is part of Greene County’s spring and summer initiative to market events and family resorts in the county, with the goal of allowing Smartphone and tablet users access to a variety of what Hart called listing data — links to lodging, attractions events and golfing locations to name a few.
Are you traveling this Memorial Day weekend? Planning to do a little shopping, too?
You’re not alone. IBM’s Social Sentiment Index, which aggregates public opinion from Twitter, blogs, message forums and other social media channels, has revealed a 46 percent increase in the amount of conversations about Memorial Day travel over last year.
What #NM destination is the most popular among its residents? Will instate #NM travel be on the rise? Answers to these and other tourism topics are in the Garrity Perception Survey 2012 New Mexico Tourism Insights.
The US was among the world"s friendliest travel destinations when Lonely Planet compiled a list of where travelers are always welcome.
"Blamed though they are for the coming of WWIII, the Anti-Christ, Miley Cyrus, Bruce Willis, monster trucks, rampant street crime, and noise pollution through overloud talking, Americans just take it all in their stride," the site said.
Even Americans know there"s no such thing as a "typical Yank", so forget stereotypes and expectations.
"The USA"s citizens will invariably welcome you and help you get the best out of their country - all they ask in return is for you to leave your preconceptions at home, " according to Lonely Planet.
In an analysis of nearly 1,000 travel-related keywords searched an estimated 2.4 billion times on Google during January and February 2012, AdGooroo found Disney accounted for 7.3 percent of all travel-related searches followed by Las Vegas at 6.3 percent, placing these two vacation destinations ahead of all others explored by online searchers, followed by Florida (5.7 percent), the Caribbean (3.2 percent), Mexico (2.1 percent) and Hawaii (1.1 percent).
Take a Facebook fan page of a travel business which has X number of fans. Clearly targeting these fans to meet your marketing goal is an opportunity but what about bringing`friends of fans’ into the mix to reach potential new customers?
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant is enlisting mobile devices to create better relationships with on-premise customers while simplifying the process for enrolling in the casino’s loyalty program.
Lavished with praise and envy in equal measure by some last year for its RFID tag-driven, social media frenzy for clubbers, Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel is at it again. Not content with arming its guests and visitors to its high profile club nights with wristbands so they can check-in automatically and share content on Facebook, Ushiaia will allow registered users to pay for items around the hotel with nothing more than their fingers.
Foursquare allows you to Claim Your Venue, essentially allowing you to be the owner of the location where people try to “Check-In” to when they visit your establishment. Once claimed, you can remove duplicate locations in ...
To generate some fun “buzz” about Kansas and help the tourism industry promote area attractions, local tourism partners were asked to create themed video vignettes on the topic of “Tourism Clicks in Kansas.” Each video features a local spokesperson wearing a local version of Dorothy’s iconic red shoes from the “Wizard of Oz.” Watch the compilation posted on the “Tourism Clicks in Kansas” YouTube channel.
In addition to the new destinations, the app now includes three new features on its Android version, giving travelers the ability to view local transit stations, create personalized maps, and see itinerary suggestions from travel experts.
According to a research initiative by the National Restaurant Association and LivingSocial to study consumer perceptions related to restaurant operator marketing practices, among restaurant operators who had used various marketing communication forms to prospective consumers, 94% rated TV ads very or somewhat effective by the largest proportion of respondents, beating out email effectiveness by four points. Additionally, promotion forms that were felt to be effective by the operators ranked as follows (chart):