Category: Tourism marketing

Trends, ideas and case studies on tourism marketing

LinkedIn: A MUST for Your Travel Business

Despite being created for profession networking purposes, linkedin offers many advantages that make it an interesting platform to market a destination or related businesses. This article explains these advantages and how to get the best from linkedin as a platform for marketing destinations and travel businesses.

How to implement Tourism 3.0 in medium and small businesses in 10 steps

At first sight, you might find the Tourism 3.0 model complex as it combines many concepts that are not yet usually integrated within the tourism business models. However, it can be far simpler than you imagine; it can be implemented just working out the following 10 steps

Responding to Negative Posts on Social Media

Beyond marketing brands, products and services, social media platforms provide “excellent” opportunities to harm the brands’ reputation when a customer is dissatisfied, and even more when their complaints are not properly attended by the company’s customer service. This articles explains some case studies to showcase the threatening importance of social media platforms for companies overlooking customer complaints.

Tourism trends 2020 (VII)

Technological innovations are streamlining processes in nearly all industries, and tourism is not an exception to this trend. The main technologies affecting the tourism industry are explained in this article.

Maximize Your Social Media Exposure: A Mini Case Study

Social media marketing may appear to be simple to the eyes of many entrepreneurs, but an optimum and effective social media strategy entails many complexities that need to be well understood. This article features a case study that illustrates on how a social media strategy needs to be designed and executed to attain optimum results.

3 Reasons Why Pinterest is a Good Tool for Destination Marketing

Pinterest is one of the least known social media platforms, and has been little used for marketing destinations. However, this fact is actually an opportunity for destinations to be among the first movers and make a difference. This article explains all the advantages of using Pinterest for destination marketing.

The art of persuading prospect tourists to visit our destination

Marketing has traditionally been rather focused on unidirectional communication, with little listening beyond marketing research or conversations in the sales meetings. As long as the competition is fiercer than ever, and the market audience is overwhelmed with thousands of marketing messages every day, it is necessary to make this strategy evolve towards a more interactive communication that works on persuasion and tailoring the conversation.

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.

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.

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.