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Welcome to 2011 in Canada travel via social media.

Ring in the new year with a peek at the latest industry innovations from around the country.

13 January 2011
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While the world rubbed its eyes and awoke in 2011, the social-media machine simply maintained its astonishing momentum. There’s no sign of the pace dropping, but we at the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) have hit the gym and are ready to keep up. Have a look at some more Canadian travel-industry innovations: 

While the world rubbed its eyes and awoke in 2011, the social-media machine simply maintained its astonishing momentum. There’s no sign of the pace dropping, but we at the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) have hit the gym and are ready to keep up. Have a look at some more Canadian travel-industry innovations: 

  • Motorcycle Tour Guide Nova Scotia is a popular website for those who like to hit the road on two wheels in the Maritime province. Now its publishers and creators Harold and Wendy Nesbitt have broadened its accessibility by releasing the Ride Nova Scotia app. Available on iTunes, it’s good for iPhones, iPads or iPod Touches. The app has clearly struck a chord with an international audience, too: it has already been downloaded on five continents. On Jan. 8, the Nesbitts attended the North American International Motorcycle Supershow in Toronto, ON, to collect a MAX (Motorcycle Award of Excellence) for Riders in recognition of their innovation in digital media.

 

  • There are a lot of talented techies in Ottawa, ON, judging by the apps already out there or under development. For local parks, try the Ottawa Parks and Recreation app: clear mapping and good, solid info to steer travellers round the city’s outdoor spaces. This app is also available in the Android Market. Also on the radar: an “augmented reality” guide to the city, with info on entertainment, eating out, nightlife and GPS tracking. Cool! 

Do you have or have you seen innovative examples of social-media travel marketing? Keep sending us your suggestions to ctcnews [at] ctc-cct [dot] ca, or post a comment below to join the conversation.

 

 

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