Monday, December 23, 2019

Cutting-Edge Technologies Used in the Travel Industry

Travel and tourism is now a booming industry, and technology has helped massively in this regard.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Travel Then and Now - Tracking Changes in Tourism Marketing

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 - Maximizing Stories, Highlights, Posts with Video - MARKHAT.COM

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

TravelWatchNews-Blog: O Grove Spain Mussel Farming Capital

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

Your Travel Story on Google News - Case Study

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

Disruptive Technology Threatens Established Brands Most

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

Barbados Showcases New Movie of The Historic Railway Story

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

Did Packages Holidays Kill the Cook

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 - Blog

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

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media Marketing Today - DemotiX

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

Lessons From Thomas Cook's Failure - MARKHAT.COM

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

Is Social Media Taking Over From Google in Hotel and Tourism? - Foreign policy

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

How Social Media Has Changed Tourism - MARKHAT.COM

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

Classical Music Festivals 2019 Review - Chart Attack

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. Travel Watch News

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

Hotels Tourism Instagram Marketing Tutorials | USA TODAY

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 - Another Great Year - Blog

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

12 Tips to Make Instagram Promos Buzz - MARKHAT.COM

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

Instatutorial 5 - ShoutoutPages

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 

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 - A Passionate Travel Community

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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hotel Marketing Strategies for Digital Media – UCAECHO.NET

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

Oistins Fish Market

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 - Book your personalized barbados vacation at

Thursday, July 18, 2019

How Instagram Builds Hotel & Tourism Brands with Entertainment - Chart Attack

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

How Social Media Changed Tourism Industry  - DemotiX

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

How Hotels are Using Social Media to Build their Brand

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

Tips on How to Succeed in Digital Media Marketing - Social Media

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 - MARKHAT.COM

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

Bigtime Daily reveals the Top Rated Travel Photos of 2019 till now | Bigtime Daily

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

Visual Travel – Lifestylesoftheartisan on Instagram

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

How Hotel Brands Are Using Instagram to influence and engage travellers - AndroidHits

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

Spreading the Word With Instagram - Content Marketing For Hotel & Tourism

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

How Are Music Festivals Changing the Travel Industry - Music Tourism

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.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Barbados Vacations, Festivals and Parties Featured by Foreign Policy News

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

The most interesting food van designs

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

Barbados Food Vans - Gourmets on Whells

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

How Small Travel Brands Personalize Vacations | PhocusWire - MARKHAT.COM

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

Europe’s Copyright Law Will Kill Curation - MARKHAT.COM

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

Is Facebook Organic Marketing Dead? : Social Media Examiner - MARKHAT.COM

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

Will Instagram let us shop for travel? | WTM Insights - MARKHAT.COM

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 Says the Web is Broken | PhocusWire - MARKHAT.COM

Internets Creator, Tim Breners-Lee, says the Web is Broken. It is manipulative & un-trustworthy. But there is hope for travel & tourism in personalization!

Budget Travel Tips for a Visit to Barbados – Journal Enterprise

Helpful recommendations and tips for your next trip to Barbados, a Caribbean top island vacation destination

Sunday, March 24, 2019

How Much Content Is Too Much for eCommerce Pages? Google Weighs In.

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

New DJs in Caribbean Music Event – Sampling of Artists

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

What Hotel And Tourism Can Learn From BMW Content Marketing

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

Personalizations Impact on Hotels - Insights from PhocusWire Webinar - MARKHAT.COM

PhocusWire Webinar of industry leaders talks about Personalizations Impact on Hotels and Hospitality. Read Marhats insights and summary

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A Case of The Blues in Marketing - Colour Psychology - MARKHAT.COM

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

Facebook Makes Ad Reporting More Relevant - MARKHAT.COM

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

Is Google Hotels Competing With Booking Sites? - Search Engine Land - MARKHAT.COM

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

Reality check: Airbnb - Long Way To Go to Become an OTA | PhocusWire - MARKHAT.COM

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 HotelTonight-Arbnb Disrupt The OTA Marketplace | PhocusWire - MARKHAT.COM

Will a deal between HotelTonigh Airbnb Disrupt The OTA Marketplace? Its seems it can having greater retention and better cost structure and hotel pricing.