Blogging while travelling? Is this work or a holiday? After finishing an article and a few hours spent on social media, you’re out of time to soak up the sights of your current location. Or you spend all day exploring a beautiful place only to find you’ve missed a deadline.
As a travel writer there are two ways you can organise your time: you can wait until you get home to write up your trip, or write while you travel. Continue Reading
Virgin Atlantic has today announced a partnership with Longreads to introduce a new service called “Travelreads” that will help flyers discover new travel destinations or learn more about the ones they already love. What is Longreads?
Well, the idea is very simple and it started back in 2009 with the adoption of a Twitter hashtag, #longreads to denote interesting in-depth articles, essays and stories of between 1,500 – 30,000 words. Then Mark Armstrong organised Continue Reading
Crowd-based opinions from review websites such as TripAdvisor are no longer considered trustworthy by consumers, who prefer to listen to friends or experts. This is creating a shift towards alternative ways of sharing opinions and ranking hotels and experiences online. So, what’s wrong with TripAdvisor?
Although TripAdvisor has been a major success, with over 35 million reviews and 50 million worldwide visitors a month, there are suspicions that reviews are falsified, for example, written by hoteliers to give Continue Reading
Immediately after the sickening sensation when you realise you have lost your mobile phone (you know, when you’ve dialled it and don’t hear it ringing in the kitchen) comes the realisation that somebody else might have it.
Ok, it’s not the end of the world. Most people are honest and decent aren’t they? Let’s hope they hand it in, or maybe ring to say they have it.
Yeah, let’s hope!
The Internet security giant, Symantec, has been wondering the same Continue Reading
Are you planning your next round the world trip? Have you already thought about the synergies you can create with Tourism Boards and Tourism Operators?
When I took my first trip in 2001, I didn’t own any smartphone and I had no laptop with me. We landed in Dublin with our backpacks full of travel guidebooks, to explore Ireland in what now seems a very old-fashioned and certainly not 2.0 way. Back then, tourism boards were tiny offices scattered in Continue Reading