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Fri 14 Dec 2012 Tom Wilson Canadian Tourism Commission / CTC / NS Tourism / TIAC / TIANS Comments Off on Highlights of 2012 TIANS Conference / / / / / /

Highlights of 2012 TIANS Conference

  The 2012 Nova Scotia Tourism Summit ( TIANS Conference) was held recently in Halifax, Nov. 25-27,  attracting over 500 delegates. The conference featured keynotes speakers, sessions, marketplace, socials and much more. The following were my highlights of the conference :   1) Minister of...Read more

Thu 12 May 2011 Tom Wilson 5 senses / Canadian Tourism Commission / CTC / Engage / Explorer Quotient / Memorable experiences / NS Tourism / www.localsknow.ca Comments Off on Not enough to be Better, you have to be Different / / / / / / /

Not enough to be Better, you have to be Different

The title for this post is a phrase keynote speaker Toni Newman used extensively in her workshop during the Tourism Innovation NS Days held recently in Halifax. The other phrase of course was Why not ?? Toni challenged us to be different, and think outside the box. You soon realize this is not an...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

Thu 07 Jan 2010 Tom Wilson Blog / New Media / NS Tourism / Social Media / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube 4 comments / / / / / / / / / /

Nova Scotia’s 2010 Tourism Plan – Focus on Experiences

  It is a new year now and Nova Scotia has a new tourism plan for 2010. The target markets will change a bit with more emphasis on the Canadian Market for visitors but still working with its partners for long term growth in UK, mid -Atlantic States and New England States.  The big news is...Read more