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Have you met Tokyo?

What I learned from my first experience traveling to Tokyo, Japan.  On the 20th floor of an American chain hotel I witnessed Tokyo overtake Mt. Fuji. By day, the mountain and I made intimate eye contact across the vast ocean made of buildings. The waves of the rooftops flowed between the mountain and myself.  Then, … Continue reading Have you met Tokyo?

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Millennials, Freelance, and Travel: What Will Our Future Look Like?

Humor me for a moment.  Imagine not being restricted by time sheets or vacation days. Imagine booking a vacation and not having a specific return date on the horizon. You have the freedom to stay for as long or as short as you’d like.  Now, if you have children, imagine taking them with you. Picture … Continue reading Millennials, Freelance, and Travel: What Will Our Future Look Like?

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Tourism and Virtual Reality; Like Two Peas in a Pod

Virtual Reality (VR) was once a far-fetched idea of the future, which is now quickly becoming actual reality.

content strategist, travel writer

What is Human to Human Marketing Anyway?

It is easy for a consumer to look at companies as all consuming money mongers who will say and do anything for that $$. It's just as easy for a company to view their buyers as nothing more than metrics on a report and a label assigned to them. These assumptions have led to a mass … Continue reading What is Human to Human Marketing Anyway?

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6 Ways Using a Travel Agent Will Make Your Vacation Better

I used to work for a Destination Management Company (DMC). They worked a liaison between tour operators all over the world and travel agents across America. The DMC doesn’t work with the direct public, their clientele is strictly travel agents. When people ask me what the company does, I found the best explanation is to … Continue reading 6 Ways Using a Travel Agent Will Make Your Vacation Better

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Iceland: The Land of Contrasts

Two days ago I flew home to Portland, Oregon after a week in Iceland and I’m already aching to return. I travel my fair share and each country leaves its mark on me in one way or another. Iceland, however, connected with me in a whole new way.  Iceland is a land of contrast. Endless … Continue reading Iceland: The Land of Contrasts

7 Ways to Market Travel Experiences to Millennials

If you haven't been marketing to millennials, you might want to start. Did you know that there are now more millennials in the workforce than any other generation? We’re also the most lucrative for businesses within the travel and tourism industry. Why? For a couple of reasons. Reason 1: We are the largest generation within … Continue reading 7 Ways to Market Travel Experiences to Millennials

5 Travel Trends Millennials Can’t Get Enough Of

Millennials are traveling more than any previous generation. Technological advances has made traveling a more simplified and affordable experience.

Are Wellness Suites the New Travel Trend?

It isn’t uncommon anymore to hear about companies integrating wellness with work. Allowing more flexible schedules, group meditation, yoga classes, or even treadmill desks in the workplace that allow employees to walk while they work instead of being stuck in a chair.

Would You Go on a Surprise Vacation?

Surprise vacations are a new exciting way to travel. The other day, I stumbled upon a travel company located in the UK that offers a unique approach to travel. Specifically aimed for Millennials who are tired of making decisions and would rather enjoy life as it comes without spending time researching, comparing, and stressing over … Continue reading Would You Go on a Surprise Vacation?

Millennials Figure Out the Truth Behind Spa Treatments

Spas Are for More Than Just Feeling Good The word “spa” or “massage” typically creates mental images of relaxing treatments with soothing music, and blissful pampering. But there is one aspect that is often missed; preventive care. Millennials concept of Wellness reach beyond simply avoiding illness. In fact, it's because of our wellness definition that … Continue reading Millennials Figure Out the Truth Behind Spa Treatments

Three Ways Your Hotel’s Website Affect Your Conversion Rates

It is no longer enough to simply have a website. This goes for any business but it is especially important for hotels.

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How are Hotels Handling an Increase in International Travel?

It used to be, if you were able to travel abroad you were considered lucky or wealthy, but now it’s not surprising that international travel is showing a huge increase.