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Global recognition for Cape Town Tourism’s social media presence with Travel + Leisure Social Media in Travel + Tourism (Smitty) Award

Global recognition for Cape Town Tourism’s social media presence with Travel + Leisure Social Media in Travel + Tourism (Smitty) Award

Cape Town Tourism has been announced as a winner in this year’s annual Travel + Leisure SMITTY Awards [ www.travelandleisure.com/smittys-2013 ] (Social Media in Travel + Tourism Awards) in the category Best Overall Use of Social Media, CVB, Global. … June 3, 2013
Qantas to reveal its social media success secrets at eTravel Summit

Qantas to reveal its social media success secrets at eTravel Summit

The disruptive nature of the Internet has changed the game for many travel industry suppliers, who are increasingly using social media, mobile, and email marketing to promote their products and services, and engage with customers. For Qantas, this … March 26, 2013
Positive interim summary of ITB Berlin 2013

Positive interim summary of ITB Berlin 2013

BERLIN, Germany - During the 3 days reserved for trade visitors at ITB Berlin there was a slight increase in buyer numbers from the USA, Middle East, and Africa. That is the result of an initial analysis of the world’s leading travel trade show, which … March 10, 2013
E Tourism Summit: tourism taking the lead in digital marketing

E Tourism Summit: tourism taking the lead in digital marketing

The fifth annual E Tourism Africa Summit will take place on September 13 & 14, 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Coordinated by E Tourism Frontiers, the E Tourism Africa Summit is hosted in partnership with South African Tourism and … September 4, 2012
HotelTravel.com's new two-step check out make bookings a breeze

HotelTravel.com's new two-step check out make bookings a breeze

PHUKET, Thailand - HotelTravel.com continues to improve its customer experience by simplifying the website’s checkout process, making it possible to go from hotel selection to payment confirmation in just two easy steps. The two-step checkout is … August 10, 2012
Tech-savvy Cape Town Tourism to court more mobile and social media travelers

Tech-savvy Cape Town Tourism to court more mobile and social media travelers

Tourism and technology have always made for good bedfellows, particularly when it comes to the use of social media platforms and mobile phone enablement. When travel went online, it experienced fewer barriers to entry than most sectors, as direct consumer … July 19, 2012
African specialists prepared for social media

African specialists prepared for social media

Social media could destroy the mystery of Africa, but specialists will thrive as a result, according to a panel of senior African tourism businesses at the latest World Travel Market Meridian Club Think Tank, which took place Tuesday, July 10. Senior … July 16, 2012
10,000 Japanese travelers follow Hawaii-Arukikata Twitter

10,000 Japanese travelers follow Hawaii-Arukikata Twitter

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Japanese language Twitter Account – Hawaii-Arukikata https://twitter.com/#!/hawaiiarukikata received its 10,000th Twitter follower – making it a significant social media personality in Japan for Hawaii. Hawaii-Arukikata posted … April 10, 2012
EIBTM Association Program strategically aligned to address key industry issues

EIBTM Association Program strategically aligned to address key industry issues

This year’s EIBTM Association Program is focused on issues and objectives highlighted by executives from the industry as key to their learning and development. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the EIBTM Association Program ( www.eibtm.com ) organized … November 1, 2011
ITB Asia Stickman trots the world to raise funds for charity

ITB Asia Stickman trots the world to raise funds for charity

SINGAPORE – Attendees at ITB Asia 2011 will now be able to contribute to a good social cause while doing what they do best, traveling around the world. Messe Berlin (Singapore), organizer of ITB Asia, "The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market," has … September 28, 2011
Fourth E-Tourism Africa Summit – social media now playing a bigger role in tourism

Fourth E-Tourism Africa Summit – social media now playing a bigger role in tourism

The fourth annual E-Tourism Africa Summit, sponsored by South African Tourism and Cape Town Tourism, was a resounding success with approximately 300 people attending the two-day summit at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on September 15-16, … September 20, 2011
World Travel Market’s social media revolution

World Travel Market’s social media revolution

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is for the first time reaching out to the global online travel community with the launch of a newtravel blog, a number of social media webinars, and an extensive social media … August 10, 2011
The Vanilla Islands in the Indian Ocean extend promotion with social media

The Vanilla Islands in the Indian Ocean extend promotion with social media

The Vanilla Islands, constituting of the Indian Ocean destinations of La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comoros, and Seychelles, has launched its online presence through the different social media networks to further the promotion of the islands. Tourism … August 5, 2011
EIBTM CEO Summit 2010

EIBTM CEO Summit 2010

For the first time, this year’s EIBTM ( www.eibtm.com ) CEO Summit will deliver three powerful presentations to the global group of CEO members who represent every part of the meetings and events industry. The line-up of speakers will include Dominic … November 10, 2010
Gallup poll names Costa Rica happiest country in The Americas

Gallup poll names Costa Rica happiest country in The Americas

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Costa Rica, the world’s foremost leader in sustainable tourism practices, has begun to reap the rewards for its commitment to social and environmental preservation alike. The country’s philosophy to being at peace with humanity … July 31, 2010
Looking to market to the lucrative and growing Chinese leisure travel market?

Looking to market to the lucrative and growing Chinese leisure travel market?

Recognizing the high growth in Chinese Outbound Tourism and the high growth of Chinese Internet participation, two graduates from the Masters program of the prestigious Hotel School at Cornell University with extensive travel, tourism, hospitality, and … April 22, 2009
Bloggers’ Summit attracts increased interest at ITB Berlin

Bloggers’ Summit attracts increased interest at ITB Berlin

Now in its second year, the Bloggers Summit Workshops being organized in the context of the PhoCusWright@ITB conference (a highly successful part of the ITB Convention for the past three years) looks like it is becoming one of the most popular events … March 2, 2009



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