Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop Successful tourism marketing requires an understanding of how to make effective use of one’s website and its connections on the social web. Yes, it is helpful to have a website but even moreso the dedicated space on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Insider Tips Planeta.com‘s role as an online facilitator/clearinghouse for …

Upgrade

Buzzwords Upgrade = To raise (something) to a higher standard Upgrade your world by making the most of old-school allies and the expanding universe of the social web This presentation shows how the messages of environmental conservation and responsible / conscious / local travel is told using hi-tech and lo-fi communication. Engage! Comments are welcome …

Australia

Photo:  Channon Market (2007) Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Much of the continent has lain flat …

Hangout

Poster: Are you hangoutable? = ¿Estás hangoutable? Hangout = To relax completely in an unassuming way. Also a Google term for a live video conversation, private or public, aka hangout on air. Before we get to the technical definition and how-to guide, focus on the relax part. You’re in a hammock or stretched out in a lounge …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Making the most of Slideshare despite not having the re-uploading option anymore

Photo: Ayuuk Ceramics Slideshare — https://www.slideshare.net — is useful for sharing presentations and documents. It’s easy to upload and tag files. Presentations are then available for embedding on other websites. On the downside, the ability to edit and replace files (re-uploading) has been removed as an option. Re-Uploading — the ability to edit a presentation and post …

Indigenous Peoples Week: Gameification #ipw7

Poster: Fidel Domingo Clemente Rodriguez, Gameification On Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 7-13 (Monday-Sunday). We are asking participants to score their own engagement in the event. One of the objectives is to increase digital literacy. With that in mind, we are developing a point system …

What is the Social Web?

Photo: Cape Town It’s easier than ever to use the social web. What is the social web? Also called social media, these channels allow members to contribute, rank and share and often remix user-generated content. The bottom line is that we need to learn how to play, extend skills and abilities, develop core skills and …

Virtual Conversation: What is a Recipe?

Poster: Ron Mader, What is a recipe? #roofdog Publisher’s Note: Turning our preview into a recap of the Virtual Conversation on ‘What is a Recipe?’ held June 2 to July 5, 2017, hosted by The Recipe Project. Kudos for inspired, inclusive and open participation! Twitter Shoutout: @historecipes, @ltotelin, @historybeagle Hashtags:  #recipesconf and #recipesproject. Wiki: Recipes Source: http://recipes.hypotheses.org/9170 The Recipes Project is a …