Mon 28 May 2007 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Cabot Trail Relay Run / Cape Breton ISland / Uncategorized / Victoria County Comments Off on 20th Annual Cabot Trail Relay Run – A Great Success

20th Annual Cabot Trail Relay Run – A Great Success

Sixty -five teams and over 1100 runners competed in the 20th Anniversary of the Cabot Trail Relay Run. The run for many in the tourism industry signals the start of the tourism season in Victoria County.  The team from Maine, Maine-iacs won the Cabot Trail Relay Run for the third consecutive...Read more

Fri 25 May 2007 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Cabot Trail Black & White Exhibit / Cape Breton ISland / Lobster Palooza Festival / Victoria County Comments Off on Cabot Trail Black & White Exhibit Opens

Cabot Trail Black & White Exhibit Opens

  A large crowd turn out for the opening of the Cabot Trail Black & White Exhibit on May 24 at Bras d’Or Yacht Club in Baddeck. The travelling exhibit will be featured in communities around the Cabot Trail during the Lobster Palooza Festival, May 27 – July 1.  The exhibit...Read more

Thu 10 May 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton ISland / Service First Course Training Comments Off on Victoria County leading the way with Service First Trained Tourism Staff

Victoria County leading the way with Service First Trained Tourism Staff

In a short time,  Victoria County has become a leader with tourism staff training with Service First course – Making the Connection.  Baddeck is leading the way with over 60 plus staff completing this course and soon the number will increase in the County with courses in Cape North on May...Read more

Fri 04 May 2007 Tom Wilson Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing Comments Off on NS 2007 On-line Advertising Program is now Available

NS 2007 On-line Advertising Program is now Available

The NS Dept. of Tourism has announced its 2007 On-line Advertising program is now available.  Bookings will be handled on a first come first serve basis. Contact Laura Patrick at 902-424-0939 or  e-mail at patricll@gov.ns.ca  Advertising will be on www.novascotia.com web site.  Recently Nova...Read more

Thu 03 May 2007 Tom Wilson Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Uncategorized Comments Off on Atlantic Internet Marketing Conference – May 14-15, Westin, Halifax

Atlantic Internet Marketing Conference – May 14-15, Westin, Halifax

The Atlantic Internet Marketing Conference schedule for May 14-15 at Westin Hotel in Halifax has an excellent 2 day program featuring international leaders for keynote speakers and internet marketing experts from Atlantic Canada. It has been described as a two day intensive course on internet...Read more

Thu 26 Apr 2007 Tom Wilson Destination Branding / Tourism Research Comments Off on 2007 NS Tourism Product Development Day

2007 NS Tourism Product Development Day

There were many highlights at this year’s Product Development Day, April 25 at Westin in Halifax. A good crowd,  Bill Baker, Total Destination Management,  lots of breaks,  the theme – Building our Brand through Core Experiences – Delivering the Promise”. But the real...Read more

Tue 24 Apr 2007 Tom Wilson New Media / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing Comments Off on 2nd Annual Canada Online Revealed Conference Coming Up – May 28-29

2nd Annual Canada Online Revealed Conference Coming Up – May 28-29

Canada’s 2nd Online Revealed conference is taking place in Toronto Sheraton Centre on May 28-29.  An event not to be missed on the ever changing on-line marketplace and what it means to Canadian Tourism Industry.  Sixteen unique workshops will be presented over two days in four distinct...Read more

Tue 24 Apr 2007 Tom Wilson A Couple of Chicks / Cape Breton ISland / New Media / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Victoria County 1 comment

Social Media Making a Difference

Social Media (Social Communities) is making an impact on travel and many visitors are checking out tripadvisor and other sites such as Tourism BC Blogs before deciding on a destination, accommodations and packages. As Jen Thraenhart, CTC, said in his recent blog post (Social Media and Travel), ...Read more

Thu 12 Apr 2007 Tom Wilson A Couple of Chicks / Cape Breton ISland / New Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Victoria County Comments Off on Did you hear something Cracking ?

Did you hear something Cracking ?

“Why yes… it is the A Couple of Chicks Podcast.” So many ideas were hatching at the “Growing your Business with E-Marketing Workshop at Gaelic College,  St. Ann’s on April 4th. Tom Wilson, Director of Recreation & Tourism , Victoria County Recreation & Tourism...Read more