With December upon us, now is traditionally the time to be gazing into the future and for both the travel media, and the travel industry it looks like there are some interesting developments on the horizon with the arrival of a new generation of travellers – Generation Z.
Forget Generation Y (aka “The Millennials”, born between 1980-2000). They are already here. Generation Z are the first generation born (1995 – 2010) into a world dominated by the Internet, Social Media, Continue Reading
The success of Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) in a connected mobile world hinges on their ability to continuously assert their brand as the primary source of trusted, engaging, targeted and actionable information about unique experiences. So why aren’t they?
As Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) were busy putting the finishing touches on glossy brochures, preparing press trips and setting up pavilions at yet another travel show, along came a bunch of bespectacled tech troublemakers disrupting the entire market. That may be Continue Reading
As a full-time travel writer, I’m often asked how I got “so lucky.”
To them, I just simply started a website, wrote a few diary entries on my trips and started getting paid to travel the world. Of course, if you’ve read Gary Arndt and Matthew Kepnes’ open letters to travel bloggers, you’ll know this is really never the case.
Anybody can start a travel blog; however, if you’re looking to be able to quit your Continue Reading
Social media is supposed to amplify your business or blog. So why does it feel like a full-time job itself? With IFTTT, you can get more out of social networking while doing less work.
Every month seems to bring a new site that you must be on according, to the fad-following social media gurus. You’ll remember them pushing the now-forgotten Google+ not long ago. Even if you’ve culled the list of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Foursquare, Google+, and their Continue Reading
No security is absolute and there isn’t a single password perfect enough to protect you from every type of hack that exists now or will in the future.
Unfortunately there’s no mystical password out there in the ether to that can secure all of your online accounts forever. One great password isn’t nearly enough. You need a layered password strategy that requires a unique login for each of your online accounts. But that same technology that forces you to have Continue Reading
The internet’s infrastructure and mobile networks are finally fast enough for countless people on this planet to enjoy video content in their homes, at work or on their mobile devices. Video compliments many niches online but few as well as travel. EVOLUTION OF TRAVEL MEDIA
The art of documenting travel for the masses began with words as it was all there was. The barriers to entry weren’t that high and it gave people an idea of what it was like Continue Reading