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Julia Hendry, Caribbean Tourism Organisation
I had the fun of introducing our hot digital trends event last night.
Social media is moving so fast that many organisations find some basic rules quite helpful.
I took part in an interesting Travelmole debate about online content tonight. Fellow panellist Giles Longhurst explained how Frommer's Unlimited creates relevant bespoke and syndicated content for different company websites - content not just to drive high traffic levels, but traffic with a low bounce rate to engage and deliver results.
Twitter was the hot topic at last night's TravBlogCamp 2009, with the legal issues of running a blog and paid vs. free content also provoking heated debates. Arranged by Travel Rants' DarrenCronian and moderated by Tnooz's Kevin May, TravelBlogCamp 2009 was a lively event with bloggers, online editors, travel companies and PRs joining in the debate.
My favourite quotes from this year's travel convention were Peter Long of TUI UK who said: "my crystal ball is as cloudy as everyone else's" and Micky Arison of Carnival who rather modestly deflected requests for predictions by saying "I'm not an economist I sell cruises."
Get a cutting-edge London hotel. Fill it with some of the brightest online brains. Stir with a few questions and an interesting theme and it makes a great night out. Travolution's sixth "Question Time" event last night was another thought-provoking evening as the industry openly discussed the opportunities and problems of social media.
Less than a week ago few people had heard of swine flu. As events unfold I've been watching the media reaction to developments with great interest. First the debate about whether the impact of Twitter was dangerous in spreading misinformation. Then detailed analysis on how much this subject is being discussed on facebook. Now the debate about whether the media itself is fuelling fears.
Trust was a constant theme of the 2009 Travolution PhoCusWright summit in London this week. Speaker after speaker mentioned its value in their online model
We're tweeting. Are you?
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