Category Archives: Hospitality and Hotels

Social media marketing and guest communications for the hospitality industry – hotels, motels, and other types of lodging.

This is how hotels and tourism folks screw up social media

I’m in a big city for a conference. My original hotel plans for my last night in this city fell through – a local college football game drove up prices in my preferred area to insane levels that I would … Continue reading

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4 tips to improve your CVB or DMO LinkedIn Company Page

It is your organization’s public storefront on the oldest and biggest social network for business, with over 277 million people in 200+ countries. It’s a LinkedIn Company Page, and too many of them are sad, pathetic, ignored bits of online … Continue reading

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Not saying something negative is still saying something

This comment in a Facebook Group is why I worry about objective coverage from press trips and fam tours: Travel blogger: “We had a AWFUL stay at a well-known place. I told the PR person that I could write about … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Tech and Travel in India

By the time you read this, I’ll be in the Kerala region of India for a conference about travel, technology and tourism: ICTT 2013, the International Conference on Travel Technology India. It’s an incredible chance to talk about my favorite … Continue reading

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You can bring clean water to Haiti through Passports with Purpose 2012

How often as a traveler have you gone to a country where you were warned not to drink the water, not to swallow any when you brush your teeth and not to get any in your mouth as you shower? … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Who slept here in 1896?

Who stayed in Denver’s elegant Brown Palace Hotel on Monday, March 9, 1896? Musician John Philip Sousa, the man who composed The Stars and Stripes Forever among many other marches and famous songs. One of the hotel historians brought the … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Comfort Inn helps travelers plug in

You know how it is when you carry a lot of electronic and electrical gizmos. Phone. Laptop. Tablet/iPad. Music player/iPod. Camera. Video Camera. We’ve all done it….the Bend-Look-Crawl-The-Floor dance as we poke around an unfamiliar hotel room, trying to find … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: breakfast drink in Malaysia

A good breakfast makes me happy. Good coffee to go with it; even better. Fresh “Juice of the Day” – a bright red, cheery watermelon concoction without seeds or pulp – means I’m smiling and humming and chirping to myself … Continue reading

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Keeping up with social media during holidays

Does your organization have a plan in place for content creation and social media monitoring during holidays and weekends? You know….that time when people travel to your destination, stay in your hotel, look for things to do, places to eat, … Continue reading

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