The land grab is under way. Less than 24 hours old, the new Google+ Communities feature is already seeing a frenzy of Community creation, but which new communities will last the course and which will be the most influential?
Rather like Facebook Groups, the new Communities feature allows G+ users to create groups to share interests, organise, and communicate around those topics. Up till now, users with shared interests have had to congregate around hashtags and shared circles. Communities gives Continue Reading
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
But you’ll need to be quick. Entries for the Expedia.co.uk ‘Make It Happen’ blogger trip to Berlin. need to be submitted this weekend.
Our friends at Expedia want to invite you to submit your idea of how you would explore a city using Expedia. The trip is open to any English language bloggers. You can submit and centre your itinerary around anything, choosing a particular theme such as art, fashion, food, or incorporating a bit of everything.
The sun was setting across the wintery landscape of Quebec, casting long shadows of fir trees on the snow as the tour group from former East Germany were relaxing with drinks and enjoying the view. The manager from the tour company noticed that one man was standing slightly apart from the group and as she approached him to see if all was well, she realised he was sobbing. Tears were streaming down his face.
On Wednesday night the best in travel writing, photography and broadcasting were celebrated at the 4th British Travel Press Awards, held at RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London.
The event also marked the announcement of the new Travel Blogger of the year, which means that we have to say goodbye to the previous reigning blogger queen, Jayne Gorman (blog 40 before 30) and hello to Emily Chappell (That Emily Chappell) Britain’s new travel blogger of the year.
If you have never been on a large group press trip before, and many new bloggers haven’t, there are some useful tips that ‘old hands’ probably take for granted and don’t always bother to pass on!
I recently took part in my first press trip, to the Outdoor Academy in West Sweden. Approximately 45 journalists, tour operators and retailers took part, and we spent our time sea-kayaking and eating crayfish. Visit Sweden ran a tight ship and as a first-timer I Continue Reading