This week I spoke with Jan Hepola at a Hospitality Minnesota conference. We talked about different ways Web 2.0 applications could help promote hotels, resorts and campgrounds. Here are some of the ideas we mentioned:
1. Get a blog. I’m partial to WordPress (www.wordpress.com)
2. Don’t have time for a blog? Go with Twitter. (www.twitter.com) or post a comment on a blog (http://delicious.com/tag/mnvoices – here’s a list of MN blogs)
3. Start a YouTube channel (www.youtube.com)
4. Save, store and share pictures on Flickr. (www.flickr.com)
5. Start using the social networking power in tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and others. (www.facebook.com, www.linkedin.com, www.myspace.com, www.wiwih.com)
6. Let others do the talking for you on review sites such as TripAdvisor (www.tripadvisor.com)
Over the next few weeks I’ll try to write more on all of these tools. I’ve already written quite a bit about starting a blog. (https://byteoftheweek.wordpress.com/2007/12/12/starting-a-new-blog/) I’ll write about the others too and try to post examples of each.