Hospitality Industry & Wine Tourism
Following is a list of topics, news, tourism and wine travel items I think you will enjoy:
Highlights from the Travel Marketing Executives Conference (ATME), Boston, June 2010
The following is a list of noteworthy snippets presented in the meeting from Robert Cole's blog. For a complete list of highlights, go to his blog: www.rockcheetah.com/blog
The reviews are in and TripAdvisor is a bigger hit than ever with travelers. The world’s largest travel site attracted 40 million visitors worldwide in July, up 60% from the beginning of the year, according to comScore, and carries more than 35 million reviews of 450,000 hotels in 23 countries.
A significant demographic shift will take place at the start of 2011 that could have profound effects on the travel industry.
Wine tourism means organizing travel around the appreciation of, tasting of, and purchase of wine. It is a kind of tourism highly developed in many regions around the world, and it can be as simple as hopping on a wine shuttle in Napa Valley or as complicated as renting a villa in the south of France for a month. Wine tourism is a great way to learn about the people, culture, heritage, and customs of an area.
Myth 1: “Online advertising is not for local businesses.”
Earlier this year, the California’s B&B Association (CABBI) asked travelers if they’ve ever stayed in a bed and breakfast, and if not, why?
Here is the top 15 list of the misconceptions they heard:
1) B&Bs are for old people and all have lace doilies, paisley wallpaper, antiques, patchwork quilts, floral décor and teddy bears.