When to Add A New Social Media Channel

When to Add A New Social Media Channel

How do you know when it’s time to add a new social media channel? In previous posts, we talked about Instagram, hashtags, and how to know if Snapchat is right for your destination. But when is the right time to pull the trigger and add a new channel? We recently encountered this question at BTI when […]

Creative Travel Writing for Your Destination

Creative Travel Writing for Your Destination

I was fortunate enough to attend the amazing PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference in Palm Springs last week, where I participated in a creative writing skills workshop with the very talented Pam  Mandel. During this day-long workshop, we talked about creative travel writing: what it is, how to do it well, and how to avoid common […]

Social Media Strategy Building Blocks

Social Media Strategy Building Blocks

Social media strategy building blocks are basic elements of the strategy that set the stage for success. Casa Larga Vineyards is an award-winning winery in Fairport, NY, established in 1974. Break The Ice Media has worked with the winery for over 7 years, creating and executing strategic marketing plans. The social media strategy, just like the […]

Top 4 Trendiest Tourism Trends from eTourism Labs

Top 4 Trendiest Tourism Trends from eTourism Labs

Earlier this week, Sarah and I attended eTourism Labs, a travel & tourism conference focusing on the digital world. There are so many takeaways I’m excited about and lots of great ideas I want to implement in my day-to-day work. Here are the top 4 trendiest trends I heard about over and over from presenters this […]

Podcasts: A Powerful Tool

Podcasts: A Powerful Tool

  In Oct. 2016, we launched “Destination on the Left,” a podcast focused on destination marketing that explores successful collaborations, creative marketing ideas and best practices. It provides an opportunity for professionals in the travel & tourism industry to share what they have learned and successes that they have achieved. The podcast was born out […]

Unlocking the Power of Travel Apps

Unlocking the Power of Travel Apps

On Tuesday, I attended a seminar hosted by I Love NY about using TripAdvisor and Viator for destinations.  The information provided was compelling, relevant, and motivating. But as with all seminars, there’s a disconnect between the information gathering stage, and the action stage, the “shopping cart abandonment” of the travel industry if you will. As […]