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Destination: Geek

On the second Tuesday of each month, we bring you new and interesting technology-related tidbits. While many will be related to tools that can be used in destination marketing, some are just for your inner geek.   For July, we're revisiting Travel Week at Wired, checking out a new travel recommendation & booking engine, nosing through other folks' luggage and day-dreaming about space travel.

 

The Bee's Knees

There’s a new entrant into the travel recommendation engine world: simplehoney. Their self-stated goal is to “make...

Destination: Geek

On the second Tuesday of each month, we bring you new and interesting technology-related tidbits. While many will be related to tools that can be used in destination marketing, some are just for your inner geek.   This month’s post features some Apple love, a mysterious maybe-travel-related new web application, a documentary project on the power of social media and last-minute thoughts for Father's Day (it's Sunday!).

 

They Say I’m a Wanderer

I’ll be honest. I’m not really sure what Wander is. I followed a link a couple of months ago (hat-tip Brooke) and...

Angry Birds Tourism Launching Worldwide

Travel adventure promoted by a video game? When it’s the phenomenally successful app Angry Birds (700 million downloads), absolutely! All over, destination marketing organizations are utilizing the beloved birds and despised swine in their tourism initiatives.

Perth, Australia has been highlighting the characters on umbrellas and maple lollipops featuring the well-known shapes. Finland is home to “Angry Birds Land...

A +K in Style

Looking to (finally) get something useful out of your Klout score? A score of 40 or better will get you entry into Cathay Pacific Airline's First and Business Class Lounge at San Francisco International Airport, regardless of the airline you're flying. What's so great about that? Two words: Noodle. Bar. There are also workstations, shower suites, free WiFi, a bar, and just being able to say you get to hang out in the luxury lounge.

The jury may still be out on how useful the +K metric is, but it looks like marketing directly to social media influencers through Klout-based promotions is on the rise. It goes to follow (get it?) that subsequent business buzz will result.
Full details about the promotion...

Destination: Geek

On the second Tuesday of each month, we bring you new and interesting technology-related tidbits. While many will be related to tools that can be used in destination marketing, some are just for your inner geek.
Today's post features a more enjoyable way to verify humans are subscribing to your email marketing programs, some interesting information on gaining visitors through second-screen experiences, and a high-tech toy to make your inner geek visible to all.

“CAPTCHA”-ing the Imagination

PlayThruYes, I heard you groan. No, I won’t...

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