Trends, ideas and case studies on tourism marketing
Today´s consumers do not want to be mere product buyers, but rather want to collaborate with their favorite brands and participate in the development of new products that better adapt to their needs and motivations.
Despite the importance of social media and other marketing means, the website keeps on being the main face of the destination in the eyes of most prospect travelers, and so is among the first issues that destination marketers should care about. This article provides key tips to optimize your website to get leads and convert them into clients.
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
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.
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.
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.