This is a continuation of BlogWorld Travel & Tourism track coverage; see also Part One on the business of travel blogging and Tourism track highlights. Highlights from a panel on collaborating to build a better business, community and world….
I wasn’t sure what to make of the Collaboration panel (was it just an hour of warm-n-fuzzy?) but they surprised me. The right partnerships can be very good for business.
We covered the release of Swept when it first hit Amazon as a self published title by travel blogger Torre DeRoche (@Fearfulgirl) just two months ago.
This week, Torre told the world how she secured a major international book deal with three publishing houses around the world, as well as selling the movie rights to none-other than Hollywood itself. A rather triumphant effort, to say the least.
It’s the dawn of a new age, and everything is changing.
Or so we’re told fairly regularly. The travel industry has made huge steps over the last couple of years in terms of online marketing, and there are now more people on the internet talking about travel through blogs, social media profiles, video channels, and online publications than ever before. But, in such an emerging market, how do we know who’s actually in it?
Liz Strauss’ comment from her BlogWorld keynote on community-building summarizes what is happening lately across a variety of events, including London’s World Travel Market; more travel bloggers and tourism/PR organizations are noticing each other, and hammering out the details of a working relationship.
Heading into the 2011 Blogworld and New Media Expo, I was amped about attending the many, many interesting sessions involving destination marketing, writing and online content creation inspiration. This year’s Expo in Los Angeles promised more than ever before on SEO, blogging for a living, and finding real measure and influence in an audience. The best Blogworld takeaways from a tourism perspective
One of my most anticipated sessions of the Expo was Social Photography: A Picture is Worth Continue Reading
Dutch visual storyteller Caspar Diederik has coined a new term: storytraveling. Storytraveling is the art of telling travel stories in a short, visual and catchy way.
His latest digital storytelling project, Digital Diary, includes the works of seven different artists who each produced visual stories of their own impressions of Italy’s off-the-beaten-path, southern province of Basilicata.
I recently caught up with Caspar (@StoryTravelers) to get a better understanding of what is involved in planning and Continue Reading