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:
- PhocusWright itb09 Tweetdeck 7 Scenes 4 M’s
- PhoCusWright ITB 2009: social media guy, hyperlocal, twitchhiker
- Travellr Nieuwe Site met Vraag en Antwoord
- 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
- ITB Berlin, A Flavour of Day One
- A testament to testing: ITB day 2
Josiah Mackenzie of Hotel Marketing Strategies Blog did a great a job covering the summit:
- Live Coverage of PhocusWright 2009 Begins Tomorrow
- PhoCusWright@ITB: Travel & The Semantic Web
- PhoCusWright@ITB: Selling Luxury Boutique Hotels
- Cool Start Up 7 Scenes
Olivier Dujardin of the Blegian Dutch Language blog MAX MANAGEMENT, and @maxmanagement:
- 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:
- Jared Salter Itb Berlin 09 Recap
- The Berlin Buzz by PhocusWright
- Travel Weekly reported about it.
A pity I cannot could find a only one post from
Martin Schobert (l) of the Austrian Tourist Board site Kulinarische Reisen who was on two panels, on one of which he was dressed very aptly in a Trachten jacket
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.
7 thoughts on “Winding Down from the T-List – PhocusWright Travel Blogger Summit #ITB09 in Berlin part 3 – Final”
I love your 6 C’s
We can add another one C :
Continu to keep in touch with your guest after their stay 😉
Well that’s a very good one.
and in Continue doing what you’re good at:-)
and an 8th one you inspire me to: Be always Courteous!
Thanks for the links, Guido. I like your photography of the event – what camera/lens do you use?
If you click through via the photos to my Flickr account you can find the details:
A Canon Eos 30D with in this case a 2.8 50-150 mm Sigma (actually the equivalent of 75-225 mm) zoom lens. I have a bag full of lenses.
Some (not one of the above) I take with a Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ 25
Great Content, I still need to get all of my pictures and reviews online. Time is flying quickly, strange to think this was already 3 weeks ago!
A pleasure as always,
I’m very sorry I wasn’t able to attend this year. Thanks for the pix and links. Also your 6, 7, 8 C’s, they’re great! You don’t mind if I quote you in the Canadian Tourism Blog, do you? I look forward to ITB 2010. Will try to make it then (and perhaps plan a side trip to the Hague)
Nice wrap up and pix 🙂
It was a great event and ,if not sooner, see u @ITB2010 :-).