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4 Steps to Engage Your Market Through Social Media

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Social media may feel daunting some days, but there are a few tricks to get your messages to the right people likely to book!

1. Create Content

This is perhaps the greatest challenge of a successful social media account. Think of it like a television “channel.” No one will tune in if you don’t have any shows for them to watch! Content works best when you educate and inspire. Each post should have something useful or interesting to share, and a beautiful image.

Before you make each post, ask yourself “would I want to read this if [my competitor] posted it?” Take photos, share news and interesting information, and create visuals that could easily belong in a glossy magazine to represent your brand.

2. Collect and Use Data - Know Your Customers

Demographics go far...

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5 SEO Marketing Success Factors for Travel in 2016

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Can you believe that more than half the year has already gone by? With only 5 months left in 2016, it’s time to ask yourself if you’ve done everything you can to market your travel website to the right audience. If not, now is the time to try these 5 sure fire strategies to boost your website performance:

Optimize your images

The number one selling feature of any travel-related website is photos. Some may say an image-heavy website is bad for SEO. We beg to differ. Images can be optimized with keywords using the alt tags and with proper naming conventions. These are also crawled by Google Bots and are displayed in both the Image Search results and the Universal results page. As a pro tip: submit an image sitemap in your Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) to get...

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Tomahawk Whitepaper: Online Distribution

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It's time to throw away previous models of online distribution! Tomahawk Director and tourism marketing expert Gina Paladini presents the drastic changes in online distribution for tourism, and how your business can stay ahead of the curve.

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Let’s start by looking back to the 1990 era of travel distribution.

 

 

“Those were the days.” The distribution chain was an easy, single flat line with the novel addition of a supplier having their first website.

 

 

 

 

Today the available distribution "chain" is more like a bicycle wheel with spokes than a chain!

 

The increase of distribution channels options requires an deep understanding of your customers, and which channels...

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Pokemon Go and the Rise of Tourism Augmented Reality

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If you haven’t heard of Pokemon Go by now, you may be in the minority. The Nintendo-game based app created by developer Niantic, has taken the world by storm since its release a week ago.

According to SimilarWeb, the game already has twice as many users as the popular dating app Tinder, and is on track to have more active users than Twitter by the end of the week.

Integrated with Google Maps, the app requires users to travel to exact locations to play and progress in the game, overlaying the characters with real-world landmarks.

To sweeten the experience, users can purchase “lures” which cause characters to spawn in a specific location for a limited time, drawing crowds of other users to that location. This has an intriguing application for...

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Social Media Glossary

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Whether you're working with an in-house team member or an external agency, understanding common social media terms can help you navigate the results for your business and improve your digital marketing. Use our easy Social Media Glossary to learn the language!

Platform

A platform is the "brand" of social media being used. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are all different platforms.

Channel

A channel is the specific page for your business. Think of it like a television channel - a dedicated space for your content to be scheduled and distributed. For example, the Tomahawk channel is https://business.facebook.com/TomahawkTourism on the Facebook platform.

Likes

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When a person clicks on your post with the pre-generated response. This feature has recently...

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Write the Right Way - Typography

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While imagery and design dominate the overall look and feel of a website, there is no denying the fact that more than 50% of any average business website is words. At the end of the day, your customer is browsing your website to gain information about your product, not just look at pretty pictures. It is therefore crucial to devote a lot of careful thought and deliberation to getting typography right on your website. 

Choose the right type

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Finding the ideal font to pair with your brand can be challenging. There is a plethora of good typefaces out there, but which is that one combination that fits your needs perfectly?

There are multiple styles to choose from such as Serif, Sans serif, handwritten, cursive script, decorative or different weights like Regular, Bold, Italic,...

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