Many new and many familiar faces and a lot/too much to digest and cover here.
As a wrap up I’ll give you in this last post some photos and some links of fellow bloggers covering the summit:
Ludolf Stavinga of the Dutch language blog Reisportals reported partly in Dutch and partly in English:
- Crowd Sourcing-A visual Representation
- Corporate barbarism does not begin at home say The Smiths
- The Pros and Cons of Scrapping
- Tripadvisor Flight Meta Search Expected in the UK
Stephen Bud (l) and Vicky Brock (r) of Tracking Tourism: The Tourism Research Blog:
Josiah Mackenzie of Hotel Marketing Strategies Blog did a great a job covering the summit:
- Cool Start Up 7 Scenes
- Het verhaal achter Hotel Website Mr and Mrs Smith
- PhocusWright itb Conferentie (Day2)
- PhocusWright itb Conferentie (day 1)
Olivier has found a nifty tool to wrap your Twitter stream for publication. It’s only disadvantage is that you have to intsll it before you start Twittering and have to specify who will be in the wrap…
- My consumer thoughts on the PhoCusWright ITB conference
- Sat in the Spotlight on the Travel Bloggers summit panel
My Twitter Award for this summit goes to:
Kayt Sukel of Travel Savvy Mom and @TravelSavvyKayt
Who Twittered best at this summit and took wonderful photographs at the same time.
I found a couple of posts from author’s I have no photos of:
A pity I cannot could find a only one post from
On his significant other Blog: Austria Tourismus Blogger Meeting – Phocuswright Berlin
who made my day with this huge compliment:
To all I didn’t mention here:
It was a pleasure to meet you! You all Rock!
Lesson for me as a hotelier? Keep focused on 6 C’s:
- Be Creative,
- Keep or get into Contact with your guests whenever possible,
- Connect as much as possible with your guests,
- by providing as much Content, as possible
- Do provide the Content within it’s own Context (i.e. offering the right information (content) at the right time, thanks @Joebertl), and
- keep thinking of ways to Convert lookers into bookers.