Monday, December 23, 2019
Travel and tourism is now a booming industry, and technology has helped massively in this regard.
Friday, December 6, 2019
Chapter 1 of the Hotel and Tourism Marketing Book \"WEBSITE\" is about Travel Then and Now. It looks at how tourism has changed and what to expect.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
IGTV Marketing takes a giant leap forward with Clickable Links. See how to maximize the channel with integrated stories, highlights, posts and syndication.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
A trip to O\' Grove Fishing Village in Galicia, Spain: A sensational place for mussel and oyster farming. The boat tours are excellent value and popular vacation attraction.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Case study on how to get your Travel Story on Google News. A Step by Step process that got the Movie of Barbados Historic Railway featured in Google News.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Technology disruption is a serious threat to established brands. Travel and Tourism is especially venerable and travel icons are fighting to adapt to digital travel.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Explosion traces the story of Barbados vintage railway in the days of rum and rail. It is charmingly narrated by the engine driver in a special movie commemorating the islnands history of the steam engine.
Monday, September 30, 2019
According to the Financial Times it not true that Packages Holidays Killed Thomas Cook: In fact package holidays are an attractive travel option to many travellers. Read on to see what actually happened.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
New Video of Barbados historic railway is a fascinating account of the history of rail. St. Nicholas Abbey Railway & Secrets of The Steam Engine!
Thursday, September 26, 2019
One of the areas that have benefited massively from social media marketing is hotels and tourism. The travel industry has attracted large audiences of travelers who use social media in planning a trip.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Examining the demise of one of the largest brands in travel. Lessons From Thomas Cook\'s Failure reviews finance, IT, mindset & travel in the digital age.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Social media is drastically changing the way tourism companies communicate with their customers. Once upon a time, Google was the predominant source of information for hotels and accommodations, and it was the direct. Not so much anymore, see how social is picking up the slack.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Review of chapter 4 of Digital Media shows how social media has changed tourism. This blog is a highlight of whats in the review and why it matters.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Here is our list of reviews of the must-see summer classical music festival and opera festival. Where to stay, what to see and what not to miss. These are our picks of the best classical music festival happening in 2019.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Barbados Music Festival Claude DeBussy in the company of Brahms with renowned artists in attendance. This is a sample of his experimentation and impressionism.
Monday, September 2, 2019
Now a set of walk through tutorials on how to use Instagram for travel brands. For hotels, hospitality and tourism destinations
Friday, August 30, 2019
Barbados Classical Music Festival 2019 Finale at the Walled Garden Barbados Museum & Historical Sociaty. Calssical music in the rhythm of the Caribbean!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Continuation of Instagram tutorial for hotels & tourism. It provides 12 Tips to Make Instagram Promos Buzz with case studies and links to apps & resources
Monday, August 12, 2019
ShoutoutPages are resources that will share your post to their following. They are usually influencers in their niche and may have a huge following. Details at http://Markhat.com/instshoutoutpages/
Reposting a trending posts for an authority instgram profile is another valid way to get noticed - Find out more about how to re-post for authority and engagement- see the above links
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Instagram Powered By Passion People & Purpose. The old marketing standards of Place, Price, Packaging and Promotion are replaced now with Passion, Purpose, People and Process.
To understand hwo this work and why it matter see http://markhat.com/instagrampassion/
Monday, August 5, 2019
The Top 7 Digital Marketing Trends In The Hospitality Industry – Big City Life
Thursday, July 25, 2019
This article reviews the critical challenges and opportunities of digital media marketing for hotel and tourism today. It provides essential strategies for hospitality professionals to succeed in the digital age.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
fishing is a way of live and a big part of tourism attraction in Barbados- The Oistines Fish market is popular with tourist and local in the day as yjry vist the market to buy flying fish snapper, tuna and lots f local caught fish. At night Oistins is hopping with fish frys and BBQ. Their is music and dancing on weekends. See more like this at http://lifestylesoftheartisan.com - Book your personalized barbados vacation at http://personaholidays.com
Thursday, July 18, 2019
So what is with Instagram that makes it attractive for travel and hotel businesses? To understand why it worked for them, here are a few features that make the platform stand out from other platforms.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tourism marketing has changed a lot. Everyone is coming up with new marketing campaigns tailored to the habits of Internet users. Many hotels and resorts ar
Friday, May 31, 2019
Social media for hotels and social media in common has had a huge impact in pretty much all aspects of our lives. It has replaced the way we learn, relate, have fun, and even affects how people pick to travel. Hotels and other businesses within the travel industry are finally starting to understand that ways …
Monday, May 27, 2019
Even if you own a smaller company, it will definitely pay off to invest and be active in the field of social media and digital marketing in order to boost
Monday, May 20, 2019
Digital Media Membership Bonus gives book buyers and readers of Ian R. Claytons\' book series, Marketing Hotels Tourism access to videos, blogs & membership.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Here are the top rated 5 photographs for travel by Bigtime Daily. A lot of people get inspired from these Instagram photographs and end up booking a vacation.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Instagram is one of the most powerful sites for marketing travel brands. Just think about this: It has thousands of professional photographers, power users, videographers, storytellers and travellers working for you. You may not even know it but this army of passionate people are documenting your destination and driving traffic to your…
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Travel Brands are turning to Instagram! It has the highest engagement and is a perfect online hotel and tourism brochure that drives traffic. This article condenses tips from the outstanding Book & Memembers Blog -Digital Media Marketing for Hotel & Tourism.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Digital Media Chapter 4 Bonus Spreading the Word, is a how to guide to Instagram. A new tip on how to work with influencers and repost amazing photographs.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Travelers visit Sydney for its Opera House, London for the Royal Albert Hall and Salzburg for Mozart. Today we have numerous special music events, festivals and safaris occurring in destinations all over he world! It is a vital new trend in tourism.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Why hotels must have a Content Marketing Strategy to engage travelers and build trust – Journal Enterprise
Monday, April 15, 2019
Foreign Policy Barbados article features island life and its fascinating nightlife including the unique Caribbean 5 day music festival that just concluded.
Monday, April 8, 2019
All these truck are beautifully designed, and all serve one purpose. To provide great food to people who enjoy eating out.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Phocuswire takes a positive view on the dominate of big brands in travel marketing. This blog examines how small travel brands can personalize vacations and win.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Why Europe’s Copyright Law will kill curation, marketing & syndication as we know it. Crunchbase suggests that Europe may be overstepping the mark.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
This blog by Social Media examiner take a hard look facebook and askes Is Facebook Organic Marketing Dead. The answer is yes and no. See key findings here.
Friday, March 29, 2019
World Travel Market 2019asks -Will Instagram let us shop for travel. Instashop is now a reality and it seems destinated for travel. read all about it here
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Internets Creator, Tim Breners-Lee, says the Web is Broken. It is manipulative & un-trustworthy. But there is hope for travel & tourism in personalization!
Helpful recommendations and tips for your next trip to Barbados, a Caribbean top island vacation destination
Monday, March 25, 2019
This week’s roundup includes lots of interesting stats on retail sales, customer experience, app installs, and more.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Content is important for SEO - but how much is too much? Google’s John Mueller weighed in on a recent Twitter discussion and shed light on how eCommerce companies can utilize content on category pages.
Friday, March 22, 2019
But spring’s arriving first, along with the famous Caribbean Musical Festival – Vujaday Barbados, and its Cast of Artist just got bigger with the addition of exciting new DJs.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Need some help thinking up new marketing hotel and tourism campaigns? Look no further than what automaker giant BMW has done. BMW is reaching out to gain
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
PhocusWire Webinar of industry leaders talks about Personalizations Impact on Hotels and Hospitality. Read Marhats insights and summary
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Colour psychology and the case of the blues in marketing: Psychology show how colour influences marketing. Innate for years it\'s now official.
Friday, March 15, 2019
This their latest news and insignts Impact looks at how and why Facebook is overhauling their ad tracking to Make Ad Reporting More Relevant.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The travel industry is concerned about what google is up to \"Is Google Hotels Competing With Booking Sites.\" Its not now but will it be in the future?
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Phocuswright Reality Check after the Airbnb HotelTonight Deal - Airbnb a Long Way To Go to Become an OTA. Why do they want it?
Monday, March 11, 2019
Will a deal between HotelTonigh Airbnb Disrupt The OTA Marketplace? Its seems it can having greater retention and better cost structure and hotel pricing.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Barbados Du-Wayne Niles is selected for Disney\'s Broadway Lion King