This Tourism Week

profile-photo-MartinHatchuel1-96x96TripAdvisor: What to do about the pipe bombers?

There’s no doubt that review sites – TripAdvisor, FoodSpotting, FourSquare – play an important role in today’s tourism network (note: network, not industry. I’ll explain why next week…).

But a lot of people in tourism are unhappy with the review sites, and not because they’re scared of criticism – but because they’re pissed off since it’s so damned difficult to defend one’s self on them.

Interested? Continue reading here

Join us for Responsible Travel Week 2014

Responsible Travel Week 2014 (has-tag #RTWeek2014) is an online and real world ‘unconference’ (a conference which takes place everywhere, rather than in a single, limited location) which aims to build awareness for responsible travel, and to share the message (and the love). It’s coordinated by

More information – and heaps of resources – here

We need to talk about TripAdvisor

Beginning next Tuesday: four conversations about review sites like TripAdvisor featuring speakers from around the world.

Watch us live on YouTube via these links:

There’s more about Google+ Hangouts here

Now go away on holiday. It’s in the economy’s best interest

With best Barefoot Wishes – M

MARTIN HATCHUEL, Barefoot Writer

Specialist writer for the tourism industry
Social media & advertising
Media management
Responsible tourism
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