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Social Media/New Media in Tourism Promotion: Panel at NYC Social Media Week

I’ll be facilitating a panel titled “Social Media and New Media in Tourism Promotion” as part of Social Media Week. SMW is a global event in its fourth year and New York is one of several host cities. I’m proud and grateful to announce that the social media-savvy Tribeca Grand Hotel in Manhattan (of Grand Life Hotels) is the site sponsor of the panel. You can follow them on twitter and like them on facebook.

The panel will feature colleagues I’ve worked with over the past year in Belize and in the Catalonian Pyrenees–both writers and tourism marketing and management professionals–and we’ll be presenting our work as case studies that demonstrate the effective use of social and “new”/digital media in promoting countries/regions and tourism industry stakeholders’ businesses. Featured panelists are writer Megan Wood (  and on twitter) and Costa Brava Tourism’s Director of Marketing, Jaume Marin (twitter). The panelists will also be happy to answer audience members’ questions. Tourism board representatives, marketing and PR professionals, and tourism industry stakeholders are all likely to find this panel insightful.

The panel will be held at Tribeca Grand from 10-11:30 AM EST on Friday, February 17. The event is free but you will need to register, which you can do here. If you can’t make it, but you’re interested in the topic, you should be able to catch the panel via a live stream. Check the SMW site for more information, as the live stream link has not been provided to speakers yet.

If you’d like to follow SMW on twitter, the event’s official hash tag is #SMW12.


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