SOCIAL MEDIA AND SEO

Having a solid and creative social media strategy is so important in tourism and hospitality. A dead Twitter feed, an unloved Instagram account and an unfocused Facebook page is simply bad for business. We’ll teach you everything from writing a snappy tweet to editing an Instagram photo and getting those Facebook settings right. While SEO is still seen as somewhat of a black art, we’ll give you simple guidelines to help you get that important first page ranking on Google.

INSTAGRAM

One of the most important social media outlets, having a visually stunning Instagram feed can really drive interest in your business. We love Instagram and we’ll show you how to get the best out of your photos, how to caption and hashtag them for the most impact, growing a real audience organically.

TWITTER

While waning a little in influence compared to Facebook and Instagram, a Twitter presence is nevertheless still an important part of any social media strategy. We’ll teach you how to tweet effectively (and not sounding like spam) as well as help you link your Twitter account to Facebook and Instagram.

FACEBOOK

While Facebook was never intended as a business tool, today a business Facebook presence is almost obligatory. We’ll teach you how to get that page looking good (it’s not that easy!), how to update so that you have a good mix between being personal and adding important information about your business.

SEO

As the saying goes, you’re either on page one of Google search results or you’re nowhere. There are many factors that need to be taken into account to master the black art of Search Engine Optimisation, but we’ll tackle the technical stuff to help your business rank highly on relevant search result pages.

Latest Instagram Snaps
  • View of Hue's lovely Thanh Toan covered Japanese bridge from another village bridge. Now if younger influencers/bloggers took that shot they'd be putting themselves in the boat with their back to the camera because they didn't grow up in a time when cinema was still the greatest art, humans were still visually literate, and they understood the concept of point of view and that we didn't have to see the back of somebody, centre frame, to feel what they were feeling. Sigh... I'm still sharing pics from that 22-day Vietnam Culinary Tour I hosted a couple of months ago as I'm currently tweaking the itinerary. So yep this is a #latergram 2018 dates coming very soon but expressions of interest being taken now. Trip details on our site; link in bio. #hue #vietnam #centralvietnam #asia #travel #food #traveller #foodie #foodies #foodietravel #foodtravel #culinarytravel #culinaryjourneys #grantourismotravels #vietnamculinarytour #vietnamesefood #streetfood #travelgram #travelblogger #travelwriter #visitvietnam #travelvietnam #vietnamtravel #ig_vietnam #history
  • The pretty Thanh Toan covered Japanese bridge crosses a canal in an old village around 8kms east of Hue. The story goes that it was commissioned by the wife of a Mandarin in the 18th century. As she was childless and had no descendants to leave offerings for her, after her death the villagers established a public shrine in the bridge to repay her for her generosity. There's a small museum of agriculture nearby where you can learn about rice farming among other things, which we'll check out on our next trip. I'm sharing pics from the 22-day Vietnam Culinary Tour I hosted a couple of months ago as I'm currently tweaking the itinerary for another so this is a #latergram 2018 dates coming very soon but expressions of interest being taken now. Trip details on our site; link in bio. #hue #vietnam #centralvietnam #asia #travel #food #traveller #foodie #foodies #foodietravel #foodtravel #culinarytravel #culinaryjourneys #grantourismotravels #vietnamculinarytour #vietnamesefood #streetfood #travelgram #travelblogger #travelwriter #visitvietnam #travelvietnam #vietnamtravel #ig_vietnam #history
  • I'm tweaking our Vietnam Culinary Tour and locking in some fantastic experiences we did with our travel partners there. I loved the day we spent exploring all the temples and tombs around Huế. This handsome building is in the leafy grounds of the Pagoda of the Celestial Lady or Thien Mu Pagoda, a round seven-storey pagoda that's the symbol of the city. It was built in 1601 in a pine forest on a hill overlooking the Perfume River and you get to enjoy wonderful views of it from a boat cruise. I'll share a pic soon. Trip details on our site; link in bio. #hue #vietnam #centralvietnam #asia #travel #food #traveller #foodie #foodies #foodietravel #foodtravel #culinarytravel #culinaryjourneys #grantourismotravels #vietnamculinarytour #vietnamesefood  #traveling #travelgram #travelblogger #travelwriter #visitvietnam #travelvietnam #vietnamtravel #ig_vietnam #history #architecture
  • Our new Cambodia food tour is focused on the handmade, home-cooked and hands-on. You’ll observe living culinary traditions at risk of disappearing, do four Cambodian cooking classes, including lessons in Cambodian barbecue and traditional desserts in a local home, and try your hand at everything from making fermented rice noodles to crafting Khmer cocktails. At the request of a Grantourismo reader, we’ve created a new small-group Cambodia Food Tour for eight nights from Saturday 25 November to Saturday 2 December. That means you can leave home on Friday, fly into Siem Reap in Cambodia on Saturday, fly out the following Sunday morning – and you’ll only need to take five days off work. Two spots have just gone so get in touch ASAP iif you're interested! Book now for 10% discount, VIP airport fast track service, a 60 minute massage and a culinary gift pack. Details on link in bio. #siemreap #cambodia #asia #travel #traveller #travellers #travelwriting #travelwriter #travelblogger #traveblogging #travelphotography #travelgram #culinarytravel #culinaryjourneys #food #foodie #foodies #foodietravel #foodwriter #foodphotographer #foodblogger #foodblogging #foodwriting #foodiesofinstagram #foodlover #cambodianfood #cambodiancuisine #handmade #homecooked #artisanal
  • NEW POST: Our Vietnamese deep fried spring rolls recipe for nem ran, as they’re known in Hanoi and Northern Vietnam is a classic and it’s easy to make. Crunchy and chewy with a bubbly surface, these Hanoi-style fried spring rolls are eaten with bun cha or wrapped in lettuce and fresh herbs. They're also fantastic on their own. More correctly called nem rán Hà Nội in the capital and northern Vietnam, they're known as cha gio (chả giò) in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and southern Vietnam. This is the fourth in a series of Vietnamese spring roll recipes I started sharing after returning from Vietnam in July where I’d hosted our first 22-day Culinary Tour. Announcing dates for another trip very soon. #vietnam #asia #travel #food #traveller #foodie #foodies #foodietravel #foodtravel #culinarytravel #culinaryjourneys #grantourismotravels #vietnamculinarytour #vietnamesefood #streetfood #buzzfeast #buzzfeedfood #thekitcn #food52 #feedfeed #recipe #recipes #springrolls #homecooking #cooking #cookingtime
  • This old guy at Battambang's main market was taking his turmeric sorting very seriously when I took this sneaky shot of him a few months ago. I've felt a bit like him in recent days - a lot of work to get through and so focused on getting it all done. I've been so oblivious to what's going on around me, I missed the earthquake in Mexico (a country we have a long intimate attachment to, so sending muchos abrazos). I've also been forgetting to drink my tea and water, so I think my throbbing headache is the result of both caffeine withdrawal and dehydration. My headache is nothing compared to the suffering in the world right now: the kids killed in the school that collapsed in Mexico City, the tragedies that are the Rohingya crisis and conflict in Yemen, where 17 million are facing famine, not to mention the people of Bangladesh, Nepal and India, who experienced the heaviest floods in a decade - over 1,000 dead and around 40 million people (that's not a typo) lost their homes, businesses or crops. Yet those crises are largely being ignored by Western media - and social media - which is so focused on the hurricanes and floods in the US and Caribbean. This is not to diminish those events; they're all awful and deserve some of our attention. But I think now more than ever, it's important that we look beyond our backyards to see how we can help, even in little ways, those who are in desperate need. #helpingothers #altruism #givingback #philanthropy
  • Absolutely gorgeous late afternoon light here in Siem Reap today. #siemreap #cambodia #asia #travel #travelgram #instatravel #wanderjournals #instagood #instadaily #instalove #igdaily #bestoftheday #photography #beautiful #beautifulplace #light #afternoonlight #reflections #afternoonstroll #afternoonwalks #magichour #clouds #cloudporn #cloudscape #cloudstagram #cloudlovers #sky #skyporn #skyscape #skylovers
  • Dinner: Terence's wonderful larb moo - Thai minced pork salad. I ate half the Mussaman gai (Thai Muslim chicken curry) before I thought to take a photo. It was leftovers from the night before and even more heavenly the second night. Terence has been cooking Thai food for so long that I realized I take for granted that it's going to taste as incredible as it does. #thaifood #thai #thaicooking #cooking #homecooking #larb #curry #currychicken #cookingtime #food #foodporn #foodie #foodstagram #foodography #foodpicture #foodlover
  • A charming mural demonstrating the Khmer 'sampeah', where each variation of the prayer-like greeting signifies a greater level of respect, depending upon age or status. The gesture is Hindu in origin, dating back to Cambodia's pre Angkor period and Funan Kingdom, which went through a period of Indianisation from the first century AD onward that had a great influence over everything from the architecture and art to the cuisine and culture. In Thailand, much of which was part of the Khmer Empire for centuries, the gesture is called the 'wai'. Locals don't expect visitors to Cambodia to use it, but they appreciate it when you do, as it's a sign of respect and interest in their culture. We teach our tour participants the sampeah and some basic greetings and vocabulary to make their experience all the more engaging and enriching. not join us on one of our Cambodia food tours? Details about our tours on our site; link in bio. #siemreap #cambodia #asia #travel #traveller #travellers #travelwriting #travelwriter #travelblogger #traveblogging #travelphotography #travelgram #culinarytravel #culinaryjourneys #food #foodie #foodies #foodietravel #foodwriter #foodphotographer #foodblogger #foodblogging #foodwriting #foodiesofinstagram #foodlover #cambodianfood #cambodiancuisine #culture #mural