Tourism Victoria County

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

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

Sun 06 Dec 2009 Tom Wilson A Couple of Chicks / European On-Line Travel / Internet Marketing / New Media / On-Line Booking / Online Travel / Search Engine Optimization / SEO / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Technology / Tourism Victoria County / TourismVC / Victoria County / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Tourism Online Marketing Trends / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Tourism Online Marketing Trends

Recently, Victoria County Recreation & Tourism Dept., Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, hosted Ms. Patricia Brusha, A Couple of Chicks e-Marketing for a Tourism Online Marketing Workshop – A Guide to Success on the Web.  Participants were exposed to the latest trends and issues in online...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

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

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 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

Fri 29 Aug 2008 Tom Wilson Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Victoria County Comments Off on Visitors to Nova Scotia Down 13% in July / /

Visitors to Nova Scotia Down 13% in July

Just before labour Day weekend, Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture & Heritage Dept. announced the tourism statistics for month of July and there are a number of very scary numbers – Visitors down 13%  in July (equals 40,000 visitors ), US visitors down 15% YTD, visitors from rest...Read more