Some way off (maybe), but visitors to the FiturTech hospitality exhibition in Spain this week are experiencing what some believe will be the hotel room of the future.
Chicago, Guangzhou, the USA, Hong Kong, Iceland, and International Banana Museum are all stars in the latest crop of top-rated, critically acclaimed short digital films.
Major new emphasis from the tourism authorities in New Zealand with a radical repositioning of its web presence to focus on user generated content and destination activities.
A few years ago, if a chap with a camera asked for a free hotel room so he could take pictures not of the accommodation but the view, what would be the most likely answer?
There is always – always will be – plenty of debate about the benefits of using professionals to produce videos of travel products and destinations.
2009 may possibly have been the year when everyone appeared to upload every conceivable piece of footage ever taken to video sharing websites.
Unfortunately not much of it was any good in the eyes of web users as viewer counts are still extremely modest given the visitor numbers on YouTube et al.
So, who in the Travel category did manage to please? Find out…