Posted on March 25, 2009 by pagetx
[tweetmeme source=”pagetx”]Is anyone using Flickr to promote their destination or attraction? If you’re not, wake up and smell the photography! Flickr can be used in several different ways to help promote tourism locales. I’ll talk about just two of them in this post.
Search for Photos of Your Destination
The first way is the simplest. Flickr makes it very easy to search for photos using various keywords. Pick any keyword that represents your destination: city name, attraction name, a natural resource, etc. The sky’s the limit here. You’ll be surprised at how many really great photos are returned to you in the results of your search.
Filed under: Flickr | Tagged: creative commons, destination, Flickr, marketing, photo | 3 Comments »
Posted on March 15, 2009 by pagetx
[tweetmeme source=”pagetx”]My family and I are leaving tomorrow on a little trip for Spring Break. Because of the economy, we feel the need to stay a bit closer to home than in years past. But we still wanted to get our fix of “Go, See, Do” without breaking the bank.
I don’t plan to list the details of our itinerary, but I did want to describe to you why our Spring Break trip is off to a great start … and how La Quinta has helped us out with that.
I am a member of La Quinta’s rewards program, La Quinta Returns. However, I haven’t stayed in a La Quinta hotel in some time now. This time, though, they had hotels in the locations we planned to visit AND they had the best room rates. A great win-win situation for us.
So as a dutiful hotel patron and traveler, I printed out my reservation confirmations to take with us on the trip in case there were any problems. As it turns out, I didn’t need to do this after all. This morning as I was checking my E-mail on my iPhone, I saw a confirmation/reminder E-mail from La Quinta. Everything I needed to know and more was in that E-mail. It’s a great example of how customer service and technology can be used to make the customer’s experience just a little bit better. But wait, there’s more.
Filed under: E-mail | Tagged: E-mail, iPhone, la quinta | 1 Comment »