The Middleton Tourism e-newsletter delivers useful information about one of Wisconsin’s most charming communities. Each issue demonstrates why it’s bolder, greener, tastier and cozier in Middleton. The black brings out the colors in the main image. The copy is lively and to the point. The topics covered are enticing and generate excellent click-through. It’s an e-newsletter people like to see in their inbox.
Trails are one of Vilas County’s the most important tourism assets. Communities throughout the county have worked hard to create one of the top silent sports destinations in the Midwest. The Vilas County Map It Trails App for iPhone is a highly-practical, easy-to-use app that includes maps for Vilas County’s 58 designated trails, including six canoe trails.
App users can select trails based on mileage, difficulty, trail type and more. The app is an essential tool for hikers, bicyclists, birdwatchers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers and paddlers.
Wellness tourism is a niche market that’s blowing up worldwide. If you’re not already reaching out to this luxury segment of the traveling population, let us explain why you should.
- Wellness tourism defined.
- Who are wellness travelers? What are they looking for? Find out here.
- Here’s an interesting article about the economic potential of appealing to “wellness travelers.” It includes some pretty mind-blowing stats like the fact that tourists spend 130% more than a regular leisure traveler.
- India is the world’s fastest-growing wellness travel destination with a projected 22% annual growth. Learn from its example.
With the economy still recovering, budget travel is a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon.
- Budget travelers are looking for alternatives to pricey hotels by going glamping (glamorous camping!), or renting a whole apartment or house through sites like Airbnb or Vacation Rentals by Owner.
- No frills (and we mean no frills) air travel is also growing in popularity.
- Here are a few of the top amenities budget travelers are looking for.
- Here are some tips for budget travelers from how to save on hotels, transportation, food and more.
Summer has unofficially begun and it’s time to take a look at the season’s travel outlook.
- Summer travel bookings are up from this time last year and most aren’t listing a budget as their number one priority anymore.
- Airlines are looking forward to a red-letter summer, with the highest numbers of passengers since 2008.
- Summer travel trend: People just aren’t as interested in “unplugging” as we think they are. Two-thirds of the folks in this study listed “in-room technology as an amenity they can’t live without.”
- Find out where people are going this summer.
Everyone eats when they travel, but have you ever traveled to eat? You just might be a foodie traveler.
- A what? See the definition of “culinary travel” here.
- Here’s the mostly international bucket list for foodie travelers.
- No budget for leaving the country? No problem. There are plenty of amazing options for culinary travelers right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
- Let’s go over the role this travel trend plays in tourism.
- There’s a growing segment of foodie travel called agritourism, which includes activities like picking your own fruits and veggies. But it’s really so much more and perfect for epicureans.
Solo travel is on the rise, especially among women.
- And it’s just what the lead sentence of this article states: “A solo vacation is no longer weird or tragic – it is just the coolest indulgence.”
- Check out the 26 best places for solo travel – both domestic and international.
- Here are some helpful tips for flying solo on your next vacation.
- Don’t leave home without this list of handy sites for the lone traveler.
Global travel is on the rise double digits from last year.
- Traveler budgets are increasing, despite only 70% of hotel managers world-wide expressing confidence about 2014 profits.
- Find out the most visited countries and which country could eventually overtake the US as the world’s largest travel and tourism economy.
- Check out the best international travel destinations for 2014.
- Here are 10 great apps for international travel.
For many, vacation is about relaxing. For others, it’s about excitement. This Link Friday we dive into the world of extreme vacations.
- A recent report shows adventure travel has been growing strong since 2009. It’s time to start thinking about marketing to this niche group.
- Here’s a list of the top 10 thrill-seeker vacays. Adrenaline junkies only.
- There’s also a sub-niche of adventure travel: extreme sports vacations. And they include activities you may never have heard of – like zorbing and cheese rolling.
- Here are some places to check out if you’re in the mood for a different kind of extreme: extreme resorts.
Travel is sort of our thing at Pilch & Barnet. Check out these handy apps to make your next trip that much easier.
- Apple Maps is ok. Google Maps is better. Public transportation directions, more accurate routes and turn-by-turn GPS navigation makes this app a must-have.
- Traveling abroad? You’re going to need to convert money, distance, degrees – The Converted app takes care of it all in one place.
- Organize your travel in one place with TripIt. It will import information from your e-mail inbox and organize your flights, hotel and car rentals, dinner reservations and more into one big itinerary. Use the free version, do a 30 day free trial or pay for a year, if you’re really a jet setter.
- Ready to hit the open road? Download Roadtrippers first. It’ll map out your route based on interesting sites to see along the way.