Posts Tagged ‘Hike the Highlands Festival’

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

Tue 01 Sep 2009 Tom Wilson Adwords / Blog / Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Celtic Colours Festival / Emerging Tourism Markets / google analytics / Google Maps / Hike the Highlands Festival / Internet Marketing / Maps / Marketing Gets Personal / New Media / On-Line Booking / Online Travel / performance based marketing / Search Engine Optimization / SEO / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / tracking marketing results / Travel Blog / Video / Web 2.0 / web analytics / web reports / Web Site Statistics / youtube Comments Off on Festivals capturing markets with Online Marketing and Social Media / / / / / / / /

Festivals capturing markets with Online Marketing and Social Media

Two of Cape Breton’s favorite fall festivals are Hike the Highlands, Sept. 11-20 and Celtic Colours – October 9-17. What makes them unique is they are the forefront with Online marketing and social media. They are starting small and learning along the way.. Dan Coffin, Marketing...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

Sun 08 Mar 2009 Tom Wilson On-Line Booking / Online Travel / Skype / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators 1 comment / / / / / /

Online Booking and Online Chats

Nova Scotia’s tourism website now has online booking for accommodations and online chat to assist you in your bookings. This new service is available now and still includes the  1-800-565-0000 toll free number as well. Nova Scotia on-line booking system is managed by Blue Ocean Contact...Read more

Tue 30 Sep 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Hike the Highlands Festival – A Memorable Experience / / / / / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands Festival – A Memorable Experience

I was off for a bit enjoying hiking in the Highlands of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I was busy meeting & greeting hikers at the 5th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival. I’m part of a great team that welcomes hikers from North America and yes a  couple from Scotland, the other Highlands,...Read more

Tue 30 Sep 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Web Analytics – An Important Tool in Measuring Success / / /

Web Analytics – An Important Tool in Measuring Success

I love using Google Web Analytics program in measuring the success of my online marketing program.  For example, I am a volunteer chair for Hike the Highlands Festival and by using the Google Analytic program I was able to find out the following information on our website- 1) Visits to the Hike...Read more

Sat 19 Apr 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Ingonish Communication Day – A Success / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Ingonish Communication Day – A Success

On April 15th, the Ingonish Tourism Steering Committee, hosted its second annual communication day for the community at Smokey Recreational Center, Ingonish Beach, outlining its achievements the past year and plans for 2008-2009.  Over 30 people attended the day long event which was faciltiated by...Read more

Tue 29 Jan 2008 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Social Media / Tourism Victoria County / Uncategorized / Victoria County 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Henrietta’s Adventure in Cape Breton

One of the hottest videos on You Tube is Henrietta’s Adventure in Cape Breton. Henrietta is one the mascots of A Couple of Chicks E-Marketing. She visited Bird Islands, Hike the Highlands Festival, Cape Clear and kayaked in Baddeck. Produced by Bob Harrison – www.goodjobbob.caRead more