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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

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

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

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

Tue 21 Jul 2009 Tom Wilson Media Revolution / New Media / Podcasts / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism Technology / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Social Media – Delegate, UGC & Time Management / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Social Media – Delegate, UGC & Time Management

One of the most important lessons I have learned about social media is to delegate. You need to spread things out so more hands and people are helping you. Involve your team and assign them tasks and responsibility.  Otherwise you will get burned out quickly and turned off by social media.  ...Read more

Wed 03 Dec 2008 Tom Wilson Internet Marketing / New Media / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research Comments Off on Nova Scotia Targeting UK, Atlantic Canada, Niche markets, & Social Media for Visitors in 2009 / / / / / / / / /

Nova Scotia Targeting UK, Atlantic Canada, Niche markets, & Social Media for Visitors in 2009

The recent Annual Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia conference – November 30 to December 2nd in Halifax, brought out a number of interesting announcements and press releases. Some might be surprises but to others not so. I want to talk about four bullets in this blog post. 1) Nova...Read more

Fri 28 Nov 2008 Tom Wilson Internet Marketing / New Media / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research Comments Off on Shaping the Future – TIANS Tourism Summit 2008, Halifax, NS / / / / / / /

Shaping the Future – TIANS Tourism Summit 2008, Halifax, NS

The 31st Annual Tourism Industry of Nova Scotia conference is just a few days away. There are many announcements expected at this event. They include the tourism season to date – May-October, the 2009 Tourism Plan and 2009 Tourism Partnerships and Programs booklet.  Wouldn’t it be...Read more