Friday, December 29, 2017

Amazing Luxury Beach Resorts Barbados | The Crane Resort - Inspired Vacations

The Crane Resort is the perfect choice for couples, families, weddings and events. Set on the luxurious Crane Beach in Barbados. Book your experience today. - Inspired Vacations for the Independent Minded Traveler

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Barbados World Heritage Tourism Showcases St. Nicholas Abbey

Barbados World Heritage Tourism takes center stage with renewed interest in cultural and heritage holidays. This video showcases the only working Jacobean plantation in the world!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Barbados Embraces Heritage and Cultural Travel | Blog

You're in for a treat as several splendid historic and cultural sites in Barbados will soon be enhanced, thanks to a substantial loan from a leading lending agency.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

PROVIDE AID FOR DOMINICA – AidDominica Disaster Relief Forum Featured on – Medium

When the earth revolts against the many atrocities committed against it, the vulnerable locations will suffer first, and the most. Such may be described as the case of Dominica; that has been ravaged…

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

AI & Matchmaker.Travel The New Frontier in Personalization to Disrupt Tourism – Persona Holidays

Leading tourism companies says that Artificial Intelligence (AI), Personalization and travel matchmaker systems are the new frontier of travel bookings. Traditional search and booking systems are frustrating and do not match travelers with hotels based on personal style, mood and personality.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Aid Dominica Info, Help, Resources Forum for Maria Hurricane Disaster

News and resources including major initiatives, regional aid contacts, global crowdfunding, inter-island help, looting and security response. Also includes message and helpers forum where users can share experiences and help others with information and advice.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How You Can Help Dominica Recover From Hurricane Maria

How you can help Dominica recover from Hurricane Maria, gives you 6 areas of action - How to focus, how to be most effective and be sustainable. It offers links to verified charities, funding, volunteering and the AidDominica helpers forum.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mood MatchMaker.Travel - The New Frontier For Bookings - MARKHAT.COM

Hotel Chains, Destination and OTAS are eyeing the latest mood matchmaker.Travel as the New frontier for bookings

Caribbean Culture & Hreritage Tourism - Mud in The Blood |

Some say culture is in the blood, but if you are a potter you know that Caribbean heritage and culture is in the clay!

Monday, October 9, 2017

AidDominica Information Help • Travel Watch News

AidDominica information help is a new website for all who want to help Dominica recover from the devastated and ruins left by Hurricane Maria!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Expedia CEO Mark Okerstromon Personalization - MARKHAT.COM

With Persona Technology hitting the media, the top OTA says it is the future - Expedia CEO Mark Okerstromon Personalization.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Rescue Dominica Website Aids People Who Want to Help - MARKHAT.COM

AidDominica, a rescue Dominica website aids people who want to help, has added a new messaging system that includes up to the minute commentary. The site also includes points of contact and funding options.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dominica Aid & Rescue Resources for Maria Hurricae Disacter

news and resources including major initiatives, regional air contacts, global crowdfunding, interisland help, looting and security response

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

If You Love To Be Beside the Sea Check out The Best Picnic Beaches in Barbados

Best picnic beaches in Barbados for good times with family and friends! Enjoy plenty fun and frolic or simply sit back and relax at these top picnic spots!

Monday, September 11, 2017

With Its Head in The Sand Caribbean Heritage & Culture Has Feet of Clay - MARKHAT.COM

With its head in the sand, sun tan holidays are fading as travel seek more meaning - Caribbean Heritage & Culture is finding its feet of clay

Monday, September 4, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How BlockChain Can Radically Change Travel & Help Hotels - MARKHAT.COM

How BlockChain Can Radically Change Travel. It is not just a new payment system it can fundamentally change distribution & help hotels compete

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Animal Flower Cave Barbados – Review by HolidayHotelReviews

The animal flower cave in the Northern most tip of Barbados is a fascinating area. Its where the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea collide as they swirl around this tiny Caribbean Island - Set apart and to  the east of the leeward islands in the lesser Antillies. Its place is distinctive and so its it…

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tony Robins Persona Marketing - MARKHAT.COM

We explore Tony Robins Persona Marketing implications for travel. Understanding your guests character is inline with PersonaHolidays & the

Monday, July 10, 2017

10 Fun Things To Do in Barbados with Kids

Only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, Barbados offers plenty for families to see and do. Put these experiences at the top of your to-do list.

Friday, July 7, 2017

PersonaHoliday Publishes The Benefits for Hotel & Destination Marketing Organistations

How Hotel Brand Personality and Emotional connection is the key to matching hotels with travelers - The new page on FascinatingTravelers explores the many features and benefits that hotel chains and destination marketers realize with the innovative holiday planning app from Persona Holidays.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

PersonaHolidays Investment Opportunity

Outline of investment opportunity with personHolidays - The technology that will disrupt travel search, bookings and marketing

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Barbados Culture Holidays

Chalky mount Pottery 

Discover the authentic culture of Barbados as you meet a local Chalky Mount potter and discover the islands cultural accommodations and activities.

Meet John Springer Master potter and Teacher. Drop in anytime and you are likely to meet him at work. If he is not working he will likely stop and entertain you with a demonstration of his magic art.

In the words of John Springer Master Potter "One thing that sets us apart is that we have over 250 years of culture. There was one point in time the utensils used in our homes were pottery from right here in the village. And we also use our local materials that are from right here in the village."

And what you can count on; you will usually see the potter at work. There are not many places you can do that nowadays as its all so industrial and many places use molds and factory process not open to the public.

For more on Barbados cultural herigae and alternative holidays see The page also contains a round of accommodation and activities in the area and other cultural destination.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hotel Chains and Destinations Turn to Emotion To Connect with Travelers

How Hotel Personality Branding and emotion is the key to matching with travelers and make a lasting connection

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hotel Website Strategies an Amazon BestSeller

New page documents how Hotel Website Strategies was cited as a Hot New release and was #1 Bestseller on Amazon. It is the first in the series Marketing Hotels and Tourism Online- Now available in Paperback and Digital

The Book is available on Amazon. Book buyers also get these amazing bonuses

How PersonaHolidays Hotel Matchmaker is Fascinating Travelers - Blogger

An amazing solution for Chain Hotels and Destination Marketers who are ready to create more meaningful experiences for travelers. Engage and convert more direct bookings with personality matching hotels and holidays.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Website Strategy Process Implementation - MARKHAT.COM

Short version a Book Buyers bonus for the book CExplains how to implement the website strategy process

Monday, April 10, 2017

Marketing Hotel Tourism -Website Strategy New bonus

Ian here - I just added this new Website Strategy Process as an addition bonus for anyone who buys my book either in Paperback or Kindle - It was a #1 Amazon bestseller - More to come check it out at

Strategy is grossly misunderstanding:

  • A Web Designers will tell you that website strategy is about color, photography, graphics and layout.

  • An Internet Marketers will say is about keywords and SEO.

  • A Branding consultants will tell it is about quality image and consistency. 

Strategy is About Messaging! See it all at

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Travel Weekly Features Marketing Hoels & Tourism Book - WEBSITE

Delighted to see my book on Travel Weekly Magazine. It is the right place for it as the book was written for Hotel owners, managers and marketers. The strategies apply to anyone but the examples are from the hospitality and tourism business. It is now in Paperback. The Kindle version was a #1 Bestseller on Amazon!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hotel Website Marketing Strategies Paperback By Ian R Clayton

Ian R Clayton first book in the series marketing Hotela & Tourism online is now available in printed format. IHotel Website Marketing Strategies Paperback

Monday, April 3, 2017

AccorHotels Travellers Search Hotels by Mood - MARKHAT.COM

Accor is the latest hotel chain to get personality branding with technology that lets AccorHotels travellers search hotels by mood. ala PersonaHolidays

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Millennials Redefine Luxury Experiences & Marketing - eHotelier - MARKHAT.COM

Recent American express study shows 72% of respondents put experience over things. It concludes millennials redefine luxury experiences & Marketing

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PersonaHolidays Taps HowToFascinate FascinatingTravelers Technology - MARKHAT.COM

In providing the latest in personalization, PersonaHolidays Partners with HowToFascinate for its FascinatingTravelers app. The innovative spp has high praise from travelers.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Marriott Travel Personality Quiz Delivers a Fitting Experience - MARKHAT.COM

Marriott Travel Personality Quizz help it deliver the right experience to each traveler. Its a boost to PersonaHolidays that is now fascinating travelers

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How Googles Rank Brain is Changing Travel - MARKHAT.COM

An in depth look at artificial intelligence, machine learning & personalisation in tourism. It also looks at how Google's Rank Brain is changing travel.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Personality Matching New Age Destination Marketing - MARKHAT.COM

Barbados adopts the PersonaHolidays app a Personality Matching New Age Destination Marketing system that creates uniquely personal holiday recommendation

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fascinating Travelers with PersonaHolidays - MARKHAT.COM

Fascinating travelers show how to fascinate travelers with PersonaHolidays personality hotel matching using award winning brand assessment science.

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Personality Hotel Matching App Drives Destination Bookings

PersonaHolidays Personality Hotel Matching App Featured in Travel Weekly is Driving Bookings for Destination Marketing Organizations

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hotel Marketing Trends 2017 Disrupt Travel - MARKHAT.COM

Netafinity on Hotel Marketing Trends 2017 that potentially can disrupt travel. We focus on the move to bookdirect and metasearch with our own insights.