Tag Archives: bloggers

The secret sauce for invites to press trips or fam tours

If you are a blogger, here is how you develop a professional reputation┬áto catch the eye of tourism and hospitality organizations that offer press trips and fam (familiarization) tours…. Start in your own town. Yes, start with the assets right … Continue reading

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Blogger outreach best practices: a Tourism Currents webinar

Where are the bloggers who might be a good fit for your destination or attraction, and how in the world do you find them, sort them out and connect with them? How can you best reach out to online publishers … Continue reading

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Philadelphia and Fargo-Moorhead CVBs join us for BlogWorld

And now there are four…. In addition to the speakers that I announced in my first post about the BlogWorld and New Media Expo West 2011 Tourism track – the Abilene (TX) CVB and Authentic Seacoast Resorts in Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Bloggers and cookie-cutter press trips

How to best incorporate bloggers and online publishers into standard press trips/fam tours is an ongoing item of discussion in many tourism circles. I’m seeing more and more interest by bloggers in constructing individual fams directly with CVBs and DMOs, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for tourism at BlogWorld and New Media Expo West 2011

Remember how (as Tourism Currents) we set up and ran the first-ever Tourism track at the 2010 BlogWorld online publishing conference? How we said that you have to go where the geeks are to connect with tech-savvy travelers, and that … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: great Amtrekker tips on making better video

Although he couldn’t come in person to last year’s TBEX in New York (Travel Blog Exchange conference for travel bloggers – the sold-out 2011 TBEX is in Vancouver) I’ve never forgotten the “remote presentation” created by Brett the Amtrekker. He’s … Continue reading

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Who has the chops for the goodies?

Two observations bracketing my day today: Bloggers as Moochers This morning on Twitter, I noted (tweeting as @TourismCurrents) a press trip announcement for Southern city B&Bs that wants writers with letters of assignment from print publications with “minimum annual circulation … Continue reading

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How to reach out to bloggers and (aack) influencers

In a previous post, I wrote pretty frankly about how to reach out to bloggers, and what makes us crazy. Since I still get this question a LOT, it might be time to revisit the issue. Because the answer is … Continue reading

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Want to connect with Midwest bloggers? This Iowa event is for you

(This is a guest post by Jody Halsted about a cool conference in Iowa that is all about connecting and educating Midwest bloggers. I followed the conference hashtag on Twitter during last year’s version of it and was impressed, so … Continue reading

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