I had a really great conversation with Barbara Vega, founder of I Heart BackPackers, a tour operator who specializes in backpacking tours all over the World.
Tracking organizations say the rate of decreases in international tourism is slowing — or, put another way, fewer folks are not globetrotting lately, which lends hope these numbers could climb out of the red and into the black in the near future.
Yellow Hostel, a Youth Hotel in Rome put together this catchy video that will undoubtedly appeal to their ideal client – backpack toting twenty-somethings.
On Thursday, at the end of the ‘Future of U.S. Aviation’ Forum, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the Obama Administration’s plans to create a taskforce which will come up with a plan to nurse the ailing airline industry back to health.
Word-of-mouth is the core of tourism marketing. Remarkable tourism product and experiences drive word-of-mouth. No amount of advertising can build credible awareness or brand like word-of-mouth.
Think about your organization and ask yourself these two questions: * Are external social media sites restricted or blocked while at work? * Is the use of social media in the workplace inhibited or frowned upon?
Expedia (EXPE) and Choice Hotels (CHH) tonight announced they have signed a new, long-term deal that will return Choice’s inventory to Expedia’s global family of websites including Expedia and Hotels.com.
Many hoteliers that are part of a hotel franchise complain about their representation company.
@PrincessCruises invited a number of well known travel bloggers on a Caribbean Cruise. The folks at Princess Cruises must have been excited about all the social media they were going to generate.
Voluntourism has been steadily spreading its tentacles into the travel industry for the last year or so, fuelled by environmental concerns, recession induced guilt about spending money on vacations, and growing awareness about responsible tourism.
There may be brakes on the economy but there are no brakes on innovation. The future of the travel industry is taking shape at The PhoCusWright Conference.
User/crowd generated content available through the mega review site TripAdvisor has done a lot of things to the industry.