SEO For Destination Marketing Organizations

SEO For Destination Marketing Organizations Part 1

SEO for destination marketing organizations (search engine optimization for DMOs) is the technique of using search engines like Google and Yahoo to bring more visitors to your destination. The most important thing for destination website managers to realize about SEO is that it’s not difficult – in fact, you’re already doing the basics. If you have a website that markets …

Why Your DMO Website Must be Mobile Friendly!

With the increasing usage of mobile phones by travelers all over the world, it is absolutely essential that DMOs make sure their website is mobile friendly. According to this Google report on the Traveler’s Road to Decision (in English) 84% of leisure travelers rely on search engines via smartphones to find local information: If a DMO’s site isn’t mobile friendly …

DMO Content & Translation Recommendations

One of the main issues that our DMO clients struggle with is creating, managing, and translating quality content. Content can take many forms, text, photos, graphics (such as maps and illustrations), PDF downloads, embedded videos, etc., but this post will focus on text content. It’s essential to write quality text copy on your DMO website in order to get good …

Shibuya – Video Promotion by Team Akarui Japan

Here’s a fun video showcasing the Shibuya entertainment district of Tokyo, made by Team Akarui Japan. Video by LHK VisonWorks. Shibuya is famous for its many nightclubs, bars and music venues, and as you can see in the video is very popular with Japan’s youth culture.

Top 10 Japan Travel Destinations For 2017 

GaijinPot has written a great article on the top tourism destinations to visit in Japan for 2017 . Click here to see the original article: https://travel.gaijinpot.com/top-10-japan-travel-destinations-2017 Our predictions for the best places to visit in Japan next year. With Tokyo pulling out all the stops as it prepares to host the 2020 Olympics, Lonely Planet announcing Japan as this year’s number 2 best …

WorldNomads Japan Insider's Guide

WorldNomads Japan Insider's Guide

WorldNomads, a provider of international travel insurance and travel advice, has created a beautiful Japan Insider’s Guide featuring major cities, etiquette, transportation, accommodation, dining and activity tips. It’s full of richly photographed, well-written advice, and I highly recommend it for anyone considering visiting Japan. You can visit WorldNomads to download the guide here, and I highly recommend doing so as you’ll …

How to make your tourism destination website successful

How to Make Your Tourism Destination Website Successful

Building and managing a successful tourism destination website is hard, especially if you’re a destination management organization (DMO) that doesn’t have a large budget. This post is the first in a series outlining how to make your tourism destination website successful. It aims to answer a lot of the questions our clients have asked us over the years, and is applicable to all …

Common Problems for Tourists Visiting Japan

Common Problems for Tourists Visiting Japan

My friend Toshio over at Tokyo Travel Assist recently asked me to speak to a group of tour guides about common problems for tourists visiting Japan. This group was made up of accredited tour guide-interpreters who are currently working as guides in the area in and around Tokyo. I discussed issues from the viewpoint of foreign, non-Japanese speakers coming to Japan for the …