For Contiki launches 2017-18 program in Vancouver

Contiki Holidays Canada welcomed 45 agents to a launch party for the new 2017-18 itineraries last night in Vancouver. With 21 new itineraries in Europe and five in Asia, there was plenty to talk about.

“Contiki Canada didn’t want to do just a Europe launch,” Sheralyn Berry, director of sales, told PAX. “Asia and Latin America are becoming hotspots.”

The new Asia itineraries take Contiki into India for the first time in 40 years, and adds Singapore as a new destination. The company has also added 600 seats for its popular Thai Island Hopper itineraries…

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For Hootsuite: How to Use Periscope for Business: The Ultimate Marketing Guide

It’s been more than a decade since social media became a common fixture in our lives. But the way we use social media in late 2016 looks very little like it did in late 2006.

As our mobile devices have become ever-more powerful, social has increasingly become an “in-the-moment” activity, and social networks—and users—are embracing live video.

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For Hootuite: Facebook Marketing: The Complete Guide

Once a social network’s number of daily users climbs past a billion (yes, that’s billion with a “b”), it seems pretty safe to call it “pervasive”—and to consider it a critical part of your marketing strategy.

Facebook is well past that figure, with 1.13 billion daily active users as of June 2016, including about 175 million daily users in the United States and Canada (compare that, for instance, to the 167 million viewers who watched the most recent Super Bowl)…

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For PAX News West: Monaco wraps up first Canadian roadshow in Vancouver

Representatives of the Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority, in association with Atout France, hosted 40 travel professionals for dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver last week on the final stop of their Canadian roadshow. It was the first time the world’s second-smallest country (after Vatican City) has hosted a travel trade event in the city…

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For Hootsuite: Twitter Hacks: 21 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

With 313 million monthly active users, Twitter is a huge social media network offering plenty of potential for meaningful connection. But with more than 500 million Tweets sent every single day, it can be tricky to stay on top of the most relevant content, get your Tweets seen, and maximize the time you spend on your Twitter activities…

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