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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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The Vocabulary of Colour

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Colour is a powerful design tool. It influences the overall look and feel of your website and makes the first impression on your potential customer’s mind. Colour creates atmosphere, the vibe of your website and changes how a customer feels about your business. It is important to understand the vocabulary of colour to create a design that is pleasing to the eye and connects your brand to your audience.

Colour Jargon

Color theory is the interaction of colors in a design through complementation, contrast, and vibrancy. The colour wheel helps identify categories such as primary, secondary and tertiary colours and colour schemes like complementary, analogous and monochrome. When used appropriately these color combinations are foolproof and harmonious. Including shades or tints of the...

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5 Surefire Ways to Increase Year-Round Bookings

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Perhaps you have plenty of bookings during the high season, but what can you do to ensure bookings flow all year, through shoulder and low season? Here are five proven tactics that will keep your bookings rolling in every season.

1. Responsive site

To ensure year-round bookings, first you must get the basics right. According to eMarketer’s latest estimates of travel research in 2016, 51.8% of all travellers who book trips online will do so using a mobile device.

That means your accommodation, whether you’re a small two-room B&B or a large resort, must have a responsive website site that can be viewed on any size device.

2. Powerful Booking Engine

Another fundamental key to increasing your online booking lies in the system you use – namely, your booking...

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