Category: Marketing 3.0

Marketing trends in all sectors, with focus on storytelling and viral marketing

Key concepts and ideas about Open Innovation

Open Innovation encompasses a myriad of different approaches, but is also often confused with other innovation- related terms. Furthermore, there are many specific concepts related to Open Innovation which must be defined precisely in order to properly understand some of the coming explanations.

Generating Sales Leads Through Travel Guides

The online marketing of a DMC (incoming travel agency or similar) can adapt many ideas from other industries to design a sales funnel that gets and engages leads in the smartest possible way, mainly through offering Travel Guides. This article explains what to take into account when integrating Travel Guides within your marketing strategy.

Why is Open Innovation convenient for destinations?

The travel market is becoming increasingly competitive. In order to survive and thrive, destinations need to be continuously improved and be innovative. Open Innovation has proved to be a very successful innovation strategy approach in many industries, and could also be used in the tourism industry.

Create Great Tourism Marketing Content that Works for your Business

Even if I am always stressing the importance of storytelling as the key marketing strategy for destinations, tourism marketing content needs to go beyond stories, to offer all the information that prospect visitors may need to know when planning their trip, and also during their stay, among other considerations. This article explains all the variables to take into account for an effective content marketing strategy.

Tourism trends 2020 (II)

The will for living experiences nowadays is going far beyond than ever before. Travelers not only want to discover new places, relax or have fun, but also want to learn new skills and develop themselves personally and even professionally in some cases. This article synthesizes what transformative experiences are about.

Destinations with a soul (II)

Following with the first part of the article released last November, this second part explains some of its limitations and some insights on how to put it into practice, providing also reference literature.

Pop Culture in Tourism Marketing

Marketing is not always about bold creativity, but also taking advantage of the social conversations about the destination and turning them into a funny and appealing claim to visit the destination. This article provides many examples of marketing campaigns with Pop culture or social conversations as the starting point from where they were created.

Great opportunity to boost Tourism 3.0: Video game industry is trying to leverage its potential for fighting against climate change

Concern about climate change and the need to protect the environment is reaching its highest levels ever. Video game industry players are also embracing this concern into their business model and their products, trying also to raise awareness among their clients, and to move them to take action in addressing environmental challenges.

From customer acquisition to customer recommendation marketing

Despite the effectiveness of the conventional marketing tools such as the booking websites and collaborative platforms, marketing innovation is attainable to all business -no matter their size- and it pays off! It is all about imagination.

Destinations with a soul (I)

Ingraining values and a mission related to sustainability in the vision of an organization or a destination is much more than an idealistic purpose. It is a truly visionary venture, so long as the spirit or soul of the organization not only transforms its environment, but also creates conditions for business sustainability and delivers extra value to its clients and stakeholders that pays off in the mid and long term.