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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

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

Mon 29 Mar 2010 Tom Wilson Canada e-Connect Conference / Google Maps / Google My Maps / Maps / New Media / On-Line Booking / Online Travel / Social Media / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Videos, Maps & Mobile / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Videos, Maps & Mobile

Remember Video, Maps and Mobile, many consider them as the key for the travel industry to focus on in 2010 and beyond including PhoCusWright. You tube is now the number 2 search engine in the world (Social Media Revolution video) . Rob Hughes, Manager of  E-Strategies, Brewster, in his...Read more

Sun 21 Mar 2010 Tom Wilson Engage / New Media / Social Media / twitter / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Engage by Brian Solis / / / / /

Engage by Brian Solis

One of the newest books out on Social Media that is catching everybody’s eye is “Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate and Measure Success in the new Web” by Brian Solis.  It is available for purchased at Amazon – $18.77  (CDN) and...Read more

Sun 07 Mar 2010 Tom Wilson Maps / New Media / Online Travel / SEO / Social Media / Sport Tourism / Sustainable Tourism / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Technology / travel blogs / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Olympic Moments / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Olympic Moments

Like many Canadians I was touched by the Olympics and the many special moments it brought to us. It was easy to be proud Canadians from the Olympic Torch Run to the Closing ceremonies. Here are my moments – 1) Olympic Torch Run in Baddeck 2) Opening ceremonies – bringing in the flag...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

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