Travel Blog Carnival Week 8

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Travel Rants’ Travel Blog Carnival Week 8

Darren is forgiven. Week 7 passed without review by sheer lack of time on his side (Happy Birthday again Darren!) and on the reviewers side. However I have expressed my concern that it is a bit much for a one man blogger earlier.

I offered to do a review of this week which Darren accepted.

Since I liked Gudrun ‘s style of reviewing most, I will try to copy that. There were 17 posts submitted. I chose 4:

  • Vicky Brock of Tracking Tourism: The Tourism Research Blog | Travel industry thinking from Stephen Budd and Vicky Brock at Highland Business Research – Note: As I am a slow two finger typist, I do suggest she abbreviates her blog title – gives us in her post Get to grips with monitoring online reviews and comments | Tracking Tourism: The Tourism Research Blog, subtitled “Time to stop searching and start finding” (again very long!) some very interesting suggestions how a travel supplier can monitor what the word of mouth on the web is about the supplier.
  • Martin Cowen of Travolution Blog comments in his post Social media versus Search on FaceBook plans presented at TMF&A to insert adds in discusions between FaceBook members. If I discuss New York with you on FaceBook, then, according to these plans, immediately a couple of ads of NYC hotels and restaurants will pop up. Also the down to earth comments are interesting to read. However I have seen an Inn owner claiming selling a room via FaceBook. I must admit that Travolution writes sometimes so much as an insider that i need a decoder to understand what they are writing about πŸ™‚
  • Barbara Ann Weibel of Hole in The Donut – Traveling the World presents in Never Keep All Your Money in One Place some clever and some hilarious hiding places to stash away your cash when on holiday.
  • Elizabeth of Go Green Travel Green – Green Travel Tips for Savvy Travelers which for me is a new Blog on the block gives some down to earth advice to travel light derived from an instant unplanned trip from Russia to Estonia in
    McDonald’s Bathrooms are Lifesavers & 16 Other Travel / Life Lessons from Estonia | Go Green Travel Green

The posts not chosen are good as well. You can find all at my Tumblr miniblog : Happy Hotelier | Tumblr that I have just set up in order to see if I can organize myself better with it. More on Tumblr l8ter!

7 thoughts on “Travel Blog Carnival Week 8”

  1. Ah Guido, many thanks for picking my post and sorry to make you suffer. I appreciate typists prefer short titles, but sadly search engines don’t. The tweak I made to the blog title has ensured I consistently rank as number one on Google Blogs for my target key terms πŸ˜‰ and getting the keywords into the titles/subheads again has had dramatic effect on the search traffic I receive. No help to typists though!

    A great set of picks and many thanks again for the inclusion!

  2. nice roundup this week – glad to see so many great submissions and I liked your idea of including all the submissions on your Tumblr site. Seems as though some groups are really taking advantage of this promotion tool, guess I better start submitting more of Kango’s posts, rather than spending all my time reading what other’s have written πŸ™‚

    Thanks Guido!


  3. Thank you ladies,
    Apart from looking after our guests here I have been Tumblr-ing around happily a whole day. So I was a bit slow on moderation.

    @ Vicky
    You may know I always like kidding around a bit. I just wanted to put (type) it right here for once. Thinking about what you say, I may change my blog’s name or subtitle into “Happy Haagsche Hotelier……”


    But you learn a lot form, other people:-)
    Only now after reading some more about Kango I understand a bit what you are doing over there and I believe it is grrreat, especially the UGC crawling helps the little entrprneurs (I am Tumblrd ) like myself.

    P.S. can I count on your votes for the Logo?

  4. Hi Guido and thanks a million for including my post on hiding places for money in your favorite picks. And also many thanks for agreeing to be the reviewer this week.

  5. Guido,

    thanks for the recognition. our post was actually written by our new chief writer, Martin Cowen, not myself – but thanks anyway…

    thankfully we are insiders, although perhaps the ones we submit for the Carnival should be more consumer-focused.

    a question for Darren perhaps??!? πŸ™‚

  6. @ Barbare: You’re most welcome.
    @ Kevin: Most welcome as well. I’ll change the name. Have you introduced Martin Cowen? Personally I believe a bit insight into the profession would neither harm the consumer nor the professional πŸ™‚

  7. Martin joined us in early-February as chief writer. He is a freelance journalist and one of the most experienced travel trade hacks in the UK, having formerly edited

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