China Travel 2.0 - Travel Editor's Tour to Highlight the Significant Role of Social Media in Travel
28.04.2009 - After several months of preparation, research, discussions and late night twitter sessions, Winser Zhao & Peter Davison announce the China Travel 2.0 editor tour.
28.04.2009 - After several months of preparation, research, discussions and late night twitter sessions, Winser Zhao & Peter Davison announce the China Travel 2.0 editor tour. Although many people have shared a positive response to the launch of the website, both organizers felt it was time to organize a media campaign through our media partners such as Traveldaily.cn and www.travolution.com
China Travel 2.0 is designed to allow travel editors to learn about the past,present and future of China over a 14 day period between June 1st to June 14th, 2009.
The editors come from some of the top names in the online travel community such as Matador Travel, Offbeat Guides, Travel Muse, Trip Films and "The Indie Travel Podcast". They have a broad agenda to learn about China´s history, see modern cities and to make travel connections in one of the world´s largest travel markets.
--2009 Lonely Planet Travel Blog Award recipiants for Best Podcast, Craig and Linda Martin of "The Indie Travel Podcast" have confirmed their participation for China Travel 2.0.
--Editors will travel to Beijing,Chengdu,Old Dali,Sanya,Guangzhou and Shanghai.
--Editors will be required to have a twitter account and participate in twitter related activities on the tour.
--Editors will have language resources made available to them before, during and after their tour.
--China Travel 2.0 will participate in the Roots & Shoots 1 Million Tree Carbon offsetting program.
--The China Travel 2.0 Editor Tour 2009 will publish city by city information on their site, the participating editor sites as well as keeping readers informed by actively using Twitter, social networking and other related social media tools.
Twitter is a new social networking and micro-blogging tool that allows users to engage in conversation with other people worldwide using only 140 characters to send messages.
The editors are excited to get here! This will be the first time for some of them including Craig & Linda Martin. On being asked about the trip, Linda responded: "I´m so excited to be visiting China - it´s been at the top of my "travel to..." list for some time. Combining travel and new media in China Travel 2.0 is too good to be true."
The organizers believe that there is a fundamental shift in the way people learn about travel destinations. This type of active inclusion of social networking communities is meant to address a type of traveler that wants to learn about the sites, sounds and experiences right from the source.
For More information see our website: www.chinatravel20.com or contact:
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