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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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Takeaways for tourism and travel pros from SXSW Interactive 2013

Now that I’ve had a few weeks to “let it cook” as Liz Strauss would say, here are a few thoughts from the 2013 SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive tech conference in Austin. Yes, I could have posted this more … Continue reading

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Picking between two don’t-miss social media conferences: SoMeT and SmallTown

This year, two of my very favorite conferences fell on the same day, November 8: the Social Media Tourism Symposium (SoMeT for short) (update – now, sadly, defunct) in El Paso, Texas and State of NOW SmallTown in Hutchinson, Kansas. It … Continue reading

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Two speaker proposal deadlines coming up

If you have great ideas, stories or case studies to share, there are two speaking proposal deadlines coming up this week…. **  SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) digital/tech creatives conference in Austin, Texas in March 2013. It’s only the biggest … Continue reading

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Your town will never be the Social Media Capital of the World

An interview in the business section of my local paper featured strategist Peter Kim discussing business and social media. Nothing in it was particularly new or striking unless, frankly, one has not been paying attention to recent seismic shifts in … Continue reading

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Complexity is not insane; it’s our job

There’s a lot of buzz about the infographic to the left that shows many of the different social media marketing-related tools and services that have sprung up in the last few years. Note:  it is missing Pinterest and Foodspotting, and … Continue reading

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Tech trends 2012

Each spring I do a “snapshot in time” webinar for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications – I’m on the AWC National Board of Directors) about technology trends for communicators. It also includes a quick wrap-up of trends I … Continue reading

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Talking to Dell: how tech and social media can help tourism

After a thoroughly enjoyable day speaking and participating in Dell’s pre-SXSW Unconference for Small Business, I was asked at the after party why we at Tourism Currents feel so strongly that technology and social media can be helpful for tourism … Continue reading

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Travel and tourism at SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) 2012

The topics are all over the map at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin every year, but even in the 20,000 person geek madness, it’s still possible to find one’s “tribe.” If you are a travel blogger, travel writer, travel … Continue reading

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City kid among the cattle: how social media opened my eyes to a rural world

What can city people learn from rural folks? If my own experience is any indication – a TON. Thanks to a diverse social network that includes interesting people in small towns and rural areas, I’ve learned so much over the … Continue reading

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