Category Archives: Curated Stories

Exploring with Top Travel YouTuber Sawyer Hartman |


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    Influencer Spotlight With YouTube Adventure Vlogger Sawyer Hartman Sawyer Hartman is among the premiere social media influencers online. He commands approximately 1.8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and over 727,000 followers on his Instagram account. Pictured in front of the camera and filming behind, Sawyer is known for his dramatic take on travel videos. Sawyer’s take on YouTube travel vlogging is one-of-a-kind, transforming everyday moments into high-quality short films. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Sawyer Hartman’s filmmaking […]

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Travelers look for the human touch |


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This article explains one of the reasons you need to be “known” and market with “personality.” People don’t want faceless corporate chains – they want to work with real people. CMO by Adobe recently caught up with Virgin Holidays’ head of customer experience to ask him how they were going about delivering exceptional experiences for their customers. CMO.com: Everyone within the whole travel ecosystem seems to be vying to own the customer’s holiday’s experiences. So what makes Virgin Holidays different? […]

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This is how Benji Bruce creates content with his phone (content workflow process) |


A friend and I were chatting about his personal brand. He’s a teacher and he wants to build a personal brand in his subject…leadership. So I told him to create content. Several weeks later, he put out his first video. And my response was “Man, you gotta put out content a lot faster. The tortoise doesn’t beat the hare in this game.” The reason it took him so long is because he’s a perfectionist. And that’s why I made this […]

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Best Tourism Videos of 2017 Highlight the Art of Storytelling |


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Whether it’s a group of influencers exploring a thousand-year-old mountaintop mosque in Tunisia or hiking through the Atacama Desert in Chile, the winners of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s annual video competition show off each country’s landscapes and how seeing them with friends makes all the difference. The UN agency announced the winners earlier this month during its General Assembly in Chengdu, China. UNWTO member states’ national tourism boards could submit videos from national tourism marketing campaigns covering 2011 […]

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9 “Simple” Steps to Become a Thought Leader in Your Industry |


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Travel Blogger Defends Instagram Images After Photoshop Accusations |


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Scrolling through travel bloggers’ Instagram feeds can give you a serious case of wanderlust, but sometimes the stuff they post seems a little too good to be true. According to some of her followers, such might the case for 26-year-old travel blogger Amelia Liana, who has been accused of photoshopping her pictures from different destinations all over the world, The Times reports. In a now-deleted post from Amelia’s account purportedly taken at the top of New York City’s Rockefeller Center, […]

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Wander helps you travel spontaneously – to a budget |


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Just tell the app your origin airport, and the dates you can to travel, and how much you can afford, and it will return back with a list of potential destinations. Search results are gorgeously illustrated with photos of each potential place to visit. When you click through, they’re annotated with information about the weather and temperature of the place – so you can avoid getting washed out on your long-awaited vacation. The ability to refine search results is limited. […]

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The World’s Top 10 Travel Influencers, According To Forbes |


Like it or not, “travel influencer” is a bona fide job in the tech-savvy, heavily filtered age of Instagram and Snapchat. These perma-sightseers have racked up serious air miles and follower counts with their impossibly aspirational snaps of sunsets and cityscapes. And though you likely want to scoff at their so-called “careers” (it’s just envy, admit it), they now carry so much clout even Forbes is recognising them. Forbes‘ infamous annual Rich List has just been joined by its first […]

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Why independent hotels are thriving |


The data has spoken. In 2016, sweeping uptakes in occupancy, average daily rate, and revenue per available room revealed that independent hotel properties outperformed their branded brethren. Now, we find ourselves at the point in the lodging cycle where the non-branded universe is showing stronger growth rates than the chains. This is excellent news for investors and owners of non-branded hotels. To put this into context, brands and chains dominate the U.S. hotel industry. Of all available rooms, approximately two-thirds […]

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Why travel agents own the luxury market |


Yes, there are still doubters and yes, there will be luxury sold directly via online services – but suppliers that want to show real ROI, robustly embracing the trade is the smart strategy. There are many reasons you are thriving in the luxury arena. The rich have the wherewithal to hire people to do time consuming tasks for them, be it managing their finances, keeping their lawns and gardens pretty, or decorating their homes. While it’s possible to do those […]

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