Tue 07 Jul 2009 Tom Wilson New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / performance based marketing / Social Media / Tourism Victoria County / TourismVC / tracking marketing results / Web 2.0 / web analytics 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Staycation – Staying Closer to Home

There are a number of definitions out there on staycation, the popular one by wikipedia – is a period of time in which an individual or family stays at home during their vacation or takes day trips from their home to area attractions. Others have added long weekends (3-4 days) closeby...Read more

Sat 27 Jun 2009 Tom Wilson Destination Branding / Emerging Tourism Markets / European On-Line Travel / Internet Marketing / New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / On-Line Booking / Online Travel / performance based marketing / Search Engine Optimization / SEO / Social Media / Sustainable Tourism / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / TIANS / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / tracking marketing results / Travel Blog / Video / Web 2.0 / web analytics 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Tourism Partnership Renewed

Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership (ACTP) between, ACOA, four provincial governments tourism departments – NS Tourism, Culture & Heritage, NB Tourism & Parks, Tourism PEI, and NL  Tourism, Culture & Recreation, and the four tourism industry associations – TIANS, TIANB,...Read more

Sun 21 Jun 2009 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Tourism Victoria County / TourismVC / Victoria County Comments Off on Silver Dart Centennial Celebrations – Youth in Aviation Week / / / / / / / / / / /

Silver Dart Centennial Celebrations – Youth in Aviation Week

Victoria County , Cape Breton Island, certainly had its influx of visitors this past week with the Youth in Aviation Week, part of the year long Silver Dart Centennial Celebrations in the Village of Baddeck – Birthplace of Canadian Aviation.  Amazing weather, great  crowds and events...Read more

Mon 15 Jun 2009 Tom Wilson Blog / New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Travel Blog / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube 3 comments / / / / / / / / / /

Social Media Workshops Popular

  The Nova Scotia Tourism social media workshops are a hit and attracting large audiences throughout Nova Scotia. Close to fifty people attended the workshop in Sydney recently. Savior Joesph and Cythnia Bragg from Colour, were the presenters during this three hour workshop. The workshop was...Read more

Mon 25 May 2009 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Cabot Trail Relay Run / Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Emerging Tourism Markets / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Sport Tourism / Tourism Victoria County / TourismVC / Victoria County / Video / youtube Comments Off on Cabot Trail Relay Run – The Race of a Lifetime / / / / /

Cabot Trail Relay Run – The Race of a Lifetime

The 22nd Annual Cabot Trail Relay Run that took place recently May 23-24 was certainly a Race of a Lifetime for two runners, Mark Campbell and Jamie Isenor of the Brigadoon Honey Badgers team.  This team with two runners ran the 17 stage race between themselves. No other team has ever done this...Read more

Tue 12 May 2009 Tom Wilson Blog / New Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Research / Travel Blog / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on To Blog or Not ? / / / / / /

To Blog or Not ?

With the amazing amount of information coming from my tweetdeck, I was beginning to wonder if I should continue to blog.  Is less better, do people want to hear your story, can passion exist in twitter, how much can you really say in 140 characters or less ?  Then along came an article by Adam...Read more

Tue 12 May 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton ISland / Destination Cape Breton Association / Emerging Tourism Markets / Internet Marketing / Marketing Gets Personal / New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Online Travel / Research Division / Social Media / Sustainable Tourism / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / tracking marketing results / Web 2.0 Comments Off on Let’s Talk: Tourism Business Forum / / / / / / / /

Let’s Talk: Tourism Business Forum

  The spring series of Let’s Talk : Tourism Business Forum comes to Cape Breton on Friday, May 15th at Gaelic College, St. Ann’s, from 9:00 am. to 12:00 noon. This forum provides an opportunity for organizations and businesses to meet and discuss together the promotion and development...Read more

Mon 04 May 2009 Tom Wilson Emerging Tourism Markets / Marketing Gets Personal / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Online Travel / performance based marketing / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Web 2.0 Comments Off on Joe Veneto provides Opportunities for NS Tourism Operators / / / / / / / / / /

Joe Veneto provides Opportunities for NS Tourism Operators

The theme for this year’s Nova Scotia Tourism Product Development Day  at Museum of Industry at Stellarton, NS was “Packaging Secrets Revealed.”   Joe Veneto, the Opportunities Guy did not disappoint the 160 plus delegates.  Mr. Veneto has extensive experience with tour...Read more

Sat 02 May 2009 Tom Wilson A Couple of Chicks / Emerging Tourism Markets / European On-Line Travel / google analytics / Internet Marketing / Marketing Gets Personal / New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / Online Travel / performance based marketing / Search Engine Optimization / SEO / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / Tourism Web sites / tracking marketing results / Uncategorized / Video / Web 2.0 / web analytics / Web Site Statistics / youtube 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

NS Tourism Research Forum provides many highlights

The 3rd annual Nova Scotia Tourism Research Forum at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton on April 27th was a great success, attracting  the most delgates to date, 80 plus, with an excellent program. The research forum included sessons on 2008 Results, Competitive analysis, In Province travel...Read more

Sun 26 Apr 2009 Tom Wilson Canada e-Connect Conference / Internet Marketing / Media Revolution / New Media / Online Revealed Conference / Online Travel / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / Tourism Web sites / tracking marketing results / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube 4 comments / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Inspiration for Video on Your Destination Website

Over 100 Million from around the world watched Susan Boyle preform on Britains Got Talent 2009 Show on youtube in three weeks, one video had over 45 million viewers….. Canadians watch the most online video with 3.1. billion online videos in February 2009,  the average canadian spending 10...Read more