Category Archives: Social Media
By Tomahawk on
Digital marketing is an ever-evolving part of promoting your tourism business. With new tools and technologies being developed constantly it's vital to keep on top of the latest strategies available to you. That's why we continue to provide a wealth of content in the form of eBooks, articles, and webinars to assist with your learning journey!
Our Tourism Tech Talks series in 2023 delivered 5 digital marketing webinars with 5 strategies shared by subject experts in each. These 25 strategies are summarised below covering: Something New, Something Reliable, Something Underrated, Something DIY, and Something Trending. The five key digital marketing topics are:
- Social Media Marketing for Tourism
- Google Strategies for Tourism
- Brand, Design & Storytelling
- Technology &...
By Tomahawk on
There's no doubt that Facebook for tourism businesses is a major social media channel to create awareness and engagement with travellers and potential guests. Getting your content looking at it's best is vital for creating inspiring first impressions and engagement!
Part of the challenge is getting the resolution (pixel size) right for the various image placements available. This guide for Facebook image and video sizes (based on 2023 Facebook standards) is a handy reference if you regularly create/crop images and upload video to your business page. Bookmark this page to refer back to or click on the image below to save it on your desktop.
Keep reading for full details on all the different image options and sizes in more detail!
By Lez Gunnion on
Embrace technology & AI to help your business succeed in tourism
Love it or hate it, technology offers significant advantages for supporting tourism businesses to promote and sell what they offer in the digital world.
In this article, we'll delve into technology tips, including AI powered tools, for tourism recommended by our digital performance expert, Lez Gunnion. We also share a recording of our Tourism Tech Talks webinar hosted by Lez that covers these strategies along with additional questions from tourism businesses.
1. Something New: AI Chatbots
Chatbots are found on a website as a pop-up that allows visitors to the site to ask questions in a live chat format. They are used to provide automated customer service, answering questions to solve issues, and to...
By Michelle Ackers on
1. Refresh your Social Media Content & Calendar
Your social media platforms are a vital way engage with potential customers and broaden your reach to new audiences. The start of spring can mean a change in the tone and messaging of your social media posts. If your tourism business is in a location that benefits from higher visitor volumes through spring and summer then you'll want to become more active with regular social media posts to share your content.
- Activate seasonal social media ad campaigns to expand your reach and engagement with potential customers
- Develop a monthly social media content calendar of organic posts with a variety of "content buckets"
- Refresh the style and design of yor posts, make sure they are on point with your brand and visual...
By Jaimee Beck on
5 Strategies to Build Brand Awareness & Engagement
In today's fast-paced digital landscape, social media has emerged as a powerful tool for tourism businesses to reach, engage, and convert their target audience. To stay ahead in this competitive industry, it's essential to adopt innovative and effective strategies.
In this article, we'll explore five key social media marketing strategies recommended by our subject expert, Jaimee Beck, to boost your tourism business and create lasting impressions on your audience.
We also share a recording of our Tourism Tech Talks webinar hosted by Jaimee that covers these strategies along with additional questions from tourism businesses.
1. Something New: Use AI for Content Creation
In a world driven by technology, embracing...
By Michelle Ackers on
Tourism New Zealand ended it's domestic marketing programme in New Zealand from July 2023. Tourism businesses had a great run benefiting from plentiful marketing budgets being pivoted towards domestic campaigns while borders were closed from 2020. Their campaigns like "Do Something New New Zealand" served to inspire kiwis to explore their own country and will no doubt continue to leave a lasting impression for some time to come.
The mandate to promote our regions and tourist spots is now squarely returned to the RTO's. If you're business is reliant on domestic visitors then the ball is also in your court to consider how to attract their bookings as a staple part of your year-round revenue.
Here are some tips from our team that will help you maintain a strong presence and...