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Simplifying Online Travel Marketing with Chris Cheetham-West

Marketing your travel business online doesn’t have to be so hard. Chris Cheetham-West knows exactly where to start.

Cheetham-West is a former small-business trainer at Google and is the author of “Digital Marketing for Results: How to Focus on What Matters.” He shares some simple, straightforward and easy-to-execute strategies for online travel marketing in this episode of the Gather and Go podcast.

Plus, we have news about TSA rules; a Road Tip about streamlining your experience at airport security checkpoints; and a Hot Minute tourism promotion videos.

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Key Moments From This Episode

0:55 — Travel News: Is peanut butter a liquid?

2:02 — Road Tip: Sailing through airport checkpoints

7:04 — Familiarization trip opportunities

10:17 — How Chris Cheetham-West learned Google’s secrets

13:08 — Should you handle online travel marketing in-house?

16:05 — Simple tips for improving search engine ranking

21:01 — Building credibility through partners

24:36 — A straightforward social media strategy for travel

27:59 — How to promote travel with video

30:36 — Affordable ideas for paid promotion

43:40 — Hot Minute: Are people paying attention to your travel videos?

About the Podcast

Gather and Go with Brian Jewell is a podcast that helps group travel leaders plan, promote and lead better trips. Each episode reaches thousands of professional tour operators and travel agents and the volunteer group leaders they work with, as well as destination marketers, museum leaders, church travel leaders and other tourism enthusiasts around the world. Each show includes a featured conversation with a smart and influential travel leader. You’ll also hear travel news, road tips and more. New episodes are released about twice monthly.

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