Does Social Media Influence Travel Decisions?

A recent tweet by Nathan Kam, a PR executive on behalf of a tourism organization, asked whether social media played any part in the decision making process of determining where people stay, visit or what they do on their next vacation. My response? Yes, social media absolutely plays a big role in how people make… Continue reading Does Social Media Influence Travel Decisions?

Is GoHawaii.com’s “Thousand Smiles” campaign giving more of a toothache?

It just happened last week that I had the great chance to meet Nathan Kam, Vice President of Travel & Tourism at McNeil Wilson Communications, here in San Francisco during his recent trip to help promote the Hawaii Visitors & Conventions Bureau’s campaign entitled “A Thousand Reasons to Smile“. It’s a pretty good campaign that’s… Continue reading Is GoHawaii.com’s “Thousand Smiles” campaign giving more of a toothache?

South by Southwest Attendees: Organize!

The 2009 South by Southwest interactive (SXSWi) conference is rapidly approaching and this past weekend I had a crazy idea that I’d actually attend this year. Why? Because I’ve heard about some great networking parties that take place and that you basically have a great time. The keynotes and interviews were pretty interesting and one even… Continue reading South by Southwest Attendees: Organize!