Hotel PR Today – Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast Episode 2

Hotel PR Today - Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast Episode 2

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This episode of the Passport Travel Marketing & PR podcast features an interview with Allison Sitch from Marriott about hotel PR: what it is like today and how it has changed.

Allison currently leads the public relations strategy for the hotels of the Americas. Focused on supporting continent business objectives, elevating the Marriott International portfolio of 30 hotel brands, driving destination messaging to drive interest to 35 countries and 4,700 hotels. Oversees consumer public relations that promotes retail promotions and strategies in addition to loyalty programs, digital, technology and marketing innovation, buzz marketing partnerships and original content that drives consumer opinion. Responsible for successful development and execution of strategic consumer public relations from Canada, down through North America, the Caribbean and South America.

Hosts: Leif Pettersen of Leif Pettersen PR and Chris Christensen of BloggerBridge.comand AmateurTraveler.com

Hotel PR Today - Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast Episode 2

Social Media Marketing – Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast Episode 1

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This first episode of the Passport Travel Marketing & PR podcast features an interview with Tim Anderson of Marginal Boundaries about social media marketing and creating a social media strategy in the travel space.

Tim works as a brand consultant, advertiser, publicist, photographer, videographer, freelance writer, social media manager, strategist, and marketer, in both English and Spanish through his brand Marginal Boundaries.

Tim has been traveling since 1999 and traveling full-time as a location independent digital nomad since 2008. He has lived in Bulgaria, Colombia, Mexico and the United States.

We talk about the difference between just getting an intern to handle your social media and actually creating an intentional and appropriate social media strategy. In the travel space, selling something like a 2 week long cycling tour is very different from selling a t-shirt. Travel does not tend to be an impulse buy and this has to inform your social media strategy.