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Wed 13 Dec 2017 Tom Wilson Nova Scotia Tourism / Tourism Victoria County / TourismVC Comments Off on A Tribute to Glen MacDonald / /

A Tribute to Glen MacDonald

One of Victoria County’s great tourism leaders, Glen MacDonald passed away after a very courageous battle with cancer. He was known as a family man, and as well a dedicated and committed tourism professional. I was fortunate to have him as a friend and tourism colleague.  He always spoke...Read more

Wed 12 Jan 2011 Tom Wilson Blog / experiences / google analytics / Google Maps / Maps / New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / SEO / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / TIANS / travel blogs / twitter / Video / web analytics / youtube 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Nova Scotia Social Media Cafe

A beautiful early morning sunrise, and a property with friendly bunny rabbits, provided the perfect setting for NS Tourism Social Media Cafe at White Point Beach Resort.  Twenty three delegates shared their expertise to assist NS Tourism move their social media strategy forward. The top three...Read more

Thu 20 May 2010 Tom Wilson 5 senses / Engage / experiences / memorable / Memorable experiences / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Social Media Comments Off on Experience Nova Scotia – PD Day & Toolkit / / / / / / / / / / / /

Experience Nova Scotia – PD Day & Toolkit

Nova Scotia 2010 Product Development Day at Oak Island was all about experiences.  The first session involved the audience splitting into four groups.  A hands on experience followed involving  sessions with ropes, making crafts, making chocolates and music – singing a song.  I was in...Read more

Fri 14 May 2010 Tom Wilson Canadian Tourism Commission / Canadian Tourism Domestic Market / Canadian Travel Domestic Market / CTC / Emerging Tourism Markets / Experience economy / experiences / memorable / Memorable experiences / Nova Scotia Tourism / Nova Scotia Tourism Research Forum / NS Tourism / Research Division / Tourism Research / www.localsknow.ca / youtube Comments Off on The Experience Economy / / / / / / / / / / / /

The Experience Economy

  The 4th Annual Nova Scotia Tourism Research Forum at Oak Island Resort & Spa attracted the largest number of delegates to date. Almost 100 people attended this one day tourism research forum.  The keynote presenter, Dr. Frederic Dimanche, SKEMA Business School, France and Visiting...Read more

Thu 29 Apr 2010 Tom Wilson Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Google Maps / Maps / New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Slideshows / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Web sites / Travel Blog / travel blogs / twitter / Victoria County / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Ingonish Tourism Communication Day / / / / /

Ingonish Tourism Communication Day

The Ingonish Tourism Steering Committee rcently held its annual Communication Day at  Smokey Recreational Community Center with  a good crowd in attendance. Chair, Donald Jardine, welcome everyone to the 4th annual Communication Day. Councillor Larry Dauphinee, District 6, Municipality of...Read more

Mon 12 Apr 2010 Tom Wilson Blog / blogs / Canada e-Tourism Council / Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Celtic Colours Festival / Destination Cape Breton Association / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Online Travel / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Technology / Travel Blog / travel blogs / twitter / Victoria County / Video / Web 2.0 / www.localsknow.ca / youtube Comments Off on Less Than 2 Weeks – Cape Breton to host its First Social Media Conference / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Less Than 2 Weeks – Cape Breton to host its First Social Media Conference

Excitement is building for Cape Breton’s first Social Media Conference on April 22, 2010 at Inverary Resort, Baddeck.  The conference program has been finalized and online registration and payment is going well. Three keynote speakers are featured at this one day conference – Ms. Terri...Read more

Sun 21 Feb 2010 Tom Wilson blogs / Canada e-Connect Conference / Canadian Tourism Commission / communityofsweden.com / CTC / New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Online Travel / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourisme Montreal / travel blogs / Video / Visit Sweden / Web 2.0 / www.localsknow.ca / youtube Comments Off on The Importance of Travel Blogs in Promoting Destinations / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

The Importance of Travel Blogs in Promoting Destinations

One of the most popular sessions at 2010 Canada E-Connect conference was the International Travel Bloggers & Twitters Forum which feature an all star  panel – Shannon Hurst Lane – Traveling Mamas & Cajun_mama, Wendy Perrin, Conde Nest Traveller, & Perrin Post  Blog and Kim...Read more

Tue 12 Jan 2010 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Ecotourism / Emerging Tourism Markets / Green Travel / Hike the Highlands Festival / Marketing Gets Personal / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Sustainable Tourism / Tourism Victoria County / TourismVC / Victoria County Comments Off on Cape Breton featured in National Geographic Book -10 Best of Everything / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Cape Breton featured in National Geographic Book -10 Best of Everything

Cape Breton is featured twice in National Geographic’s Book “Ten Best of Everything“. First as one of the top cycling routes in the world and of course that would include Cabot Trail.  Both Outside and Bicycling, two US publications, agree the Cabot Trail is an outstanding...Read more

Tue 17 Nov 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Social Media / Tourism Victoria County / TourismVC Comments Off on Olympic Torch Relay – A Special Moment / / / /

Olympic Torch Relay – A Special Moment

The Olympic Torch was here in Baddeck on Monday, November 16th for about 30 minutes but it made an incredible impact on the lives of residents in this small village on Cape Breton Island.  They were part of history and so were five torch bearers who ran through this community including former...Read more

Sat 08 Aug 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Destination Branding / Destination Cape Breton Association / Green Travel / Marketing Gets Personal / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Sustainable Tourism / Tourism Research / Tourism Victoria County / TourismVC / Travel Blog / Victoria County Comments Off on Cape Breton – Third best Island in the World / / / / / /

Cape Breton – Third best Island in the World

  The readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine have voted in the 14th annual poll, and determine the winners in the World’s Best Awards for hotels, islands, cities, airlines, cruises and more. In the Island category, Cape Breton moved up from 10th in 2008 to 3rd place in 2009  for the best...Read more