Tourism Research

Tue 24 Jan 2017 Tom Wilson Tourism Research / Tourism Victoria County / Victoria County Comments Off on Tourism Strategies : A Norm Now / / /

Tourism Strategies : A Norm Now

                                            Photo credit – Carpathian Mountains, Eastern Europe, by Anastasia Petrova  John Dunn, FLOOR13 company, indicated the next five years...Read more

Thu 20 Oct 2011 Tom Wilson Engage / experiences / Internet Marketing / Media Revolution / New Media / Online Marketing Strategy / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / twitter Comments Off on Two New Books on Social Media / / / / / /

Two New Books on Social Media

Two new social media books that recently  caught my eye were – 1) The End of Business as Usual, by Brian Solis and 2) No Bullshit Social Media by Jason Falls and Erik Deckers. The End of Business as Usual is Brian Solis second book. His first book was the highly successful publication...Read more

Mon 24 Jan 2011 Tom Wilson Google Maps / Location Based Marketing / Permission Based Marketing / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology Comments Off on Location & Permission Based Marketing / / / / /

Location & Permission Based Marketing

I remember Dr. Ian Fenwick, a couple of years, who presented at a Canada e-Connect conference in Toronto on Digi Marketing.  During his presentation, he talked extensively on permission based marketing in which people must decide on the benefits of services offered before giving permission to...Read more

Fri 29 Oct 2010 Tom Wilson Engage / Experience economy / experiences / Marketing Gets Personal / memorable / Memorable experiences / New Media / On-Line Booking / Online Travel / performance based marketing / Podcasts / Search Engine Optimization / SEO / Social Media / Sustainable Tourism / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / tracking marketing results / travel blogs / Web 2.0 / web analytics / web reports / Web Site Statistics / youtube 1 comment / / / / / /

Edge of the Wedge Podcast – The Tough Questions

At Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland, the 23rd course of the Edge of the Wedge at GMIST,  is taking place this week, August 25-28, with participants from Atlantic Canada attending the 4 day experiental travel course with instructors Nancy Arsenault, Celes Delvar and Todd Lucier. A question and answer...Read more

Fri 11 Jun 2010 Tom Wilson Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Emerging Tourism Markets / Engage / Experience economy / experiences / Google Maps / Internet Marketing / Marketing Gets Personal / Media Revolution / memorable / Memorable experiences / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / travel blogs / twitter / Video / Web 2.0 / web analytics / Web Site Statistics / youtube 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Watch, Listen, Learn – Celtic Heart of North America

Celtic Heart of North America officially launched its website   at  the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique with a ceilidh. The ceilidh showcased  some of the many unique experiences the Celtic Heart of North America co-op provides on Cape Breton Island. There was a square set,  a...Read more

Tue 08 Jun 2010 Tom Wilson Destination Branding / experiences / Google earth / Google Maps / Internet Marketing / Media Revolution / memorable / Memorable experiences / Social Media / Tourism Australia / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / tracking marketing results / Video / Web 2.0 / www.localsknow.ca / youtube 1 comment / / / / / /

Tourism Australia leads with “There is nothing like Australia”

Tourism  Australia has launched a new campaign based on experiences from fellow Australians. Australians were asked to share their photos and stories on their special  places and why visitors should come to visit this unique country.. Tourism Australia has been a leader in developing the...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

Fri 12 Feb 2010 Tom Wilson Canada e-Connect Conference / New Media / Online Travel / Search Engine Optimization / SEO / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Travel Blog / web analytics / youtube Comments Off on 2010 Canada E-Connect Conference Highlights / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

2010 Canada E-Connect Conference Highlights

Here are my highlights and takeaways from 2010 Canada e-Connect Conference recently held in Montreal, Quebec. Tourisme Montreal continues to lead DMO’s with 100% Online Marketing and learning along the way. They have 5 bloggers writing stories, doing videos for the city providing the local...Read more

Mon 08 Feb 2010 Tom Wilson A Couple of Chicks / Marketing Gets Personal / Media Revolution / New Media / Online Revealed Conference / Online Travel / performance based marketing / Search Engine Optimization / SEO / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / tracking marketing results / Video / Web 2.0 / web analytics / youtube Comments Off on Geoff Ramsay, eMarketer, shines at the opening of ORC2010 / / / / / / / / /

Geoff Ramsay, eMarketer, shines at the opening of ORC2010

Geoff Ramsay, CEO, e-Marketer, did not disappoint as keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Online Revealed Canada Conference at Delta Centre Ville Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. It was an action packed presentation with 67 slides and access to over 4,000 sources of information. Delegates were treated to...Read more

Tue 12 Jan 2010 Tom Wilson Emerging Tourism Markets / Internet Marketing / Maps / Marketing Gets Personal / Media Revolution / On-Line Booking / Online Travel / performance based marketing / SEO / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on PEI 2010 Tourism Plan – Culinary & Culture / / / / / / / /

PEI 2010 Tourism Plan – Culinary & Culture

The 2010 PEI Tourism plan was presented by Tourism PEI and Tourism Advisory Council at the annual TIAPEI conference in late November 2009. The tourism plan concentrated on six areas this year – Culinary, Golf, Culture,  Convention Centre and Queen’s Wharf,  Integrated Tourism...Read more