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EF: Passion(ate) About Education-Guest Blog by Modig!Media

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EF: Passion(ate) About Education by Guest Editor, Lance VanDyke Salemo :modig!media Cambridge, MA | September 26, 2012 When is a groundbreaking not a groundbreaking? When it’s a social/multimedia event that features electropop darlings Passion Pit as the headlining act! EF (Education First , an international study-abroad and language-instruction leader that blends technology with education, knows how to throw a party. ... Read More »

Family Travel Marketing Strategies Fail Families

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Family Travel Marketing Strategies Fail Families In a previous post, New Media Travel  asked “Why Is Hotel Content So Boring?” The point was that hotels, airlines, and often the entire travel industry, are inclined to present images of the perfect family: a leggy blonde mother, two gorgeous light-haired kids and a handsome, fit dad playing in the blue water. Or, ... Read More »

Tying the Knot With Kids-The New Kind of Wedding

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Tying the Knot With Kids-The New Kind of Wedding Since 9/11 it’s pretty clear that the trend toward the bonding, memory-building kinds of family travel experience  is still strong. And the Caribbean, with its mix of the sensual and the accessible, is still a perfect place for those tying the knot, again, but who are committed to sharing the event ... Read More »

Is GuestComment Poised to Revolutionize Muddled Review Sites?

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   Is GuestComment Poised to Revolutionize Muddled Review Sites? We hope so. When New Media Travel spoke to the owners of 40 Putney Road, a Brattelboro, Vermont,B&B, we were curious about how this new brand of innkeepers was using social media to build a loyal client base. Inn owner Tim Brady said something very interesting. In a discussion about TripAdvisor ... Read More »

In Search Of Great Markets: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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            In Search Of Great Markets: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, a Canadian Maritime  province, is not the kind of place where you’d expect a savory, colorful , high-energy outdoor farmers’ market. It’s not Marrakesh or Istanbul,  but it is a very cool, complete market with lots of exciting colors ... Read More »

All Twitter Infographic Shows Social Media’s Clout on Travel

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All Twitter Infographic Shows Social Media’s Clout on Travel What do you think the most immediate post vacation activity is? It’s not paying the bills, but is, in fact, posting photos to a social network: 76% of us do that first thing after we unpack. Does this matter? Yes, because the travel business has never been better, says Hotel Marketing.com. ... Read More »

The Travel Agent is Dead. Long Live the Travel Agent!

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The Travel  Agent is Dead. Long Live the Travel Agent! Today’s travel agent is more akin to an advisor or consultant than the booking agent of the past. Makes sense. If you wanted to travel  say to the mountain village of Chefchaouen,  Morocco, in the Riff Mountains (enjoy the blue houses and weavers), then wanted to spend a few nights ... Read More »

Are Travel Writers Becoming Extinct?

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Are Travel Writers Becoming Extinct? Yes, if all they write about are places they travel to.  It seems the traveling public is more interested these days in travel ideas, trends, travel news and technology, than destinations. Travel writers love to travel. That’s why most of them are in the business. But it that the right reason? I don’t think so. ... Read More »

Who Writes Hotel Reviews Anyway: The Demographics of Reviews and Reviewers

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Who Writes Hotel Reviews Anyway: The Demographics of Reviews and Reviewers Reviews are critical to the hotel industry’s success. In fact, they’re critical to just about any business, but hotels are especially vulnerable because a hotel stay is a big emotional and financial investment, and travelers want to get it right. So they read many hotel reviews, and read them ... Read More »

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