Out with the new in with the old

The saying is "out with the old and in with the new". The past 2 years have thought us that we need to change things. Therefore I want to propose the opposite: "out with the new and in with the old". Especially now with sustainability, doughnut economy and recycling/re-purposing being the new trends. Why not … Continue reading Out with the new in with the old

Influencer marketing in Travel. 4 tips towards a win-win collaboration between influencers and Destinations

For the last 4 years the traditional press trips to destinations have been replaced by influencer trips. This entails bloggers, vloggers and influencers/celebrities (I will refer to all as influencers in the rest of this article) travelling to destinations to promote these. In the past it was a journalist writing for a print paper or magazine. For the latter, the editorial or commercial department would negotiate the details with the Destination marketing organisation or DMO (tourist boards/offices). The ROI was calculated in a simple investment from the DMO versus the media value the article(s) would generate. Nowadays, the media value is a bit trickier to calculate. Up to now, there is no general or global formula to determine the exact monetary value of a blog, blog or collection of posts on social media.

4 steps on how History can boost your destination marketing

How can history help you market a destination through authenticity and storytelling