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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“Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.” |


Whether you liked or hated him, you have to admit Hugh Hefner blazed his own trail like very few people do … until he passed away yesterday at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. “Hef” was not only a perve in a bathrobe, he was also a visionary entrepreneur and a great illustration of what you can strive for: Create your own niche: Playboy is known for its nude photos but it was much more than that. For instance, the […]

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


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Personal Branding Tip – Talk Your Way to the Top! |


  Fifty Shades of Fame #11 If you’re like me and you like to talk, podcasting may be an ideal way to get your message out. You can get a podcast onto iTunes fairly easily, and there are other podcast directories, depending on your niche. Podcasts can be motivational, instructional, or a series of interviews.

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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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Personal Branding Tip – Lights, Camera, Action! |


Fifty Shades of Fame #10 Another with method of marking yourself is video marketing. I’m sure you’ve heard of YouTube. It’s the second largest search engine in the world. It’s owned by Google, which means that videos ther get higher rankings automatically. If you are regularly creating videos about your subject, you can do them as slideshow videos or you can do “talking head” videos where you were visible on the screen, like the ones I’m doing lately. I would […]

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Personal Branding Tip – You Gotta Blog. |


Fifty Shades of Fame #9 It goes without saying that these days you want to have a blog. A blog is the “home base” you use to establish yourself. You can post any type of content there, including curated content from others.

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Once the Travel Bug Bites… |


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“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” – Michael Palin

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