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France Montagnes make the most of Le Tour de France

France Montagnes make the most of Le Tour de France

This weekend the 2014 Tour de France hit the Alps. Although some of the famous Alpine climbs, such as Alpe d’Huez, the Galibier and the Col de Madelaine didn’t feature this year, the less well known ski resorts of Risoul and Chamrousse both hosted stage finishes. A win for France Montagnes France Montagnes – responsible...
19 Social Media and Digital Facts about Val Thorens

19 Social Media and Digital Facts about Val Thorens

Val Thorens has had a remarkable year, winning a number of awards, most significantly ‘Ski Resort of the Year’ at the World Ski Awards. When we interviewed Gregory Guzzo  director of the tourist office in December 2012 about their rebrand to ‘Val Thorens United’ it was evident that this was a resort with a plan....
'Do It For Denmark' - Danish Travel Agent campaign goes viral

‘Do It For Denmark’ – Danish Travel Agent campaign goes viral

You have to hand it to Danish travel agency Spies Rejser, their new ‘Do It For Denmark’ campaign is going viral, fast. The video leading the campaign was only posted yesterday and already has 385,000 views. Do It for Denmark Spies Travel have scored an instant success with their tongue-in-cheek competition, notionally aimed at addressing...
Ski Beat advert suggests poor season for UK ski companies

Ski Beat advert suggests poor season for UK ski companies

The travel section of The Guardian this weekend featured this full page ad (see below) from Ski Beat that we found very worrying, even if it’s great for the consumer. The ad itself looks great. The message is clear: ‘End of Season Chalet Clearance Sale’, with ‘Massive reductions’. And there’s a reminder that you can ‘SAVE...
How MountainBase hit PR goldmine with promise to refund term time fines...

How MountainBase hit PR goldmine with promise to refund term time fines…

Marketing – sometimes the best ideas sink like a stone, sometimes they soar like a bird. In the last 24 hours MountainBase has transformed itself from a modest one chalet operator in Morzine to front page news, with press coverage worth tens of thousands of pounds. So, how did they do it? It started with...
How Grand Massif went from 2800 Facebook fans to 10000 in one week...

How Grand Massif went from 2800 Facebook fans to 10000 in one week…

In the last few years, we’ve seen many innovative campaigns by ski resorts using social media. Some have worked, some have sunk like a stone, but few have been as successful as the pre-season Facebook promotion by the Grand Massif region in France. Pre-season opening promoted exclusively on Facebook After the great snow that fell in...