Category Archives: Websites

I don’t have all day – give me itineraries

Hey, you. You there, at the CVB or DMO or Tourist Board. You know all about your town, right? Awesome, ’cause I’m new here and don’t have much time to see your coolest stuff. A tailored itinerary list with all … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end for Google

People may think I’m nuts, but Google+ is going to be the lever that begins prying Google away from total domination of much of our online lives. What follows is, of course, conjecture, but one thing I’ve learned over the … Continue reading

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Taking a Google licking but still ticking

Thought for the day…. As many of you know, I’ve been dealing with the nasty WordPress Pharma hack here on Sheila’s Guide (don’t worry, it’s safe for your computer or mobile device to be here; the hack only messes with this … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: the Paris Coffee Shop

It’s the kind of unpretentious downtown diner where the owner pauses at the table of a longtime customer, and they commiserate about how their bum shoulders keep them from playing tennis as much as they’d like. The kind of place … Continue reading

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Social media for crisis communications: the Visit Florida oil spill response

One of the best uses of social media is to engage the public directly, with the latest information available, when there is a crisis. The Visit Florida tourism organization (a pretty well-oiled machine even without a crisis!) is harnessing the … Continue reading

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Can you see this? Let’s talk Web accessibility

You won’t find a more powerful advocate for making the Web accessible to everyone than Glenda Watson Hyatt.  She has cerebral palsy but is able to control her left thumb, so that is how she does all of her typing … Continue reading

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Ideas for a travel and tourism Web site overhaul

There’s a lot of action going on right now in my Travel 2.0 LinkedIn Group. One of the members (Mike Huber, working with a commercial Arizona travel company not affiliated with the Arizona Office of Tourism ) asked this question … Continue reading

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