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ABTA Travel Marketing Conference

May 2022

We are delighted to be out and about again in 2022, and our first stop is ABTA’s Travel Marketing Conference, which combines inspirational case studies, valuable insights and interactive panel discussions.

Designed for advanced level travel marketing professionals, the event will bring together key names in the travel industry and senior marketing experts.

Based around the key themes of flexibility and trust this two-day conference will explore how you can take advantage of the pent-up demand as international travel continues to open up.

CEO Andy will be sharing his advice on transitioning into a new world of digital analytics, absolutely essential as we head towards the dawn of a new era with GA4, as well as the ongoing concerns of managing a cookie-less world. He'll also be moderating an invaluable discussion about how to make PPC and SEO work together for you.

You can book a ticket here, and we hope to see you there!

Tik-Tok, time flies! Digital Marketing for Attractions

October 2021

The Adido team were delighted to attend the 18th Visitors Attraction Conference (VAC) 2021, live in London at the QEII conference centre, and it was great to see so many familiar faces attending in person.

Our CEO Andy took to the stage to share his expertise with a whistle stop presentation covering ‘Digital Marketing for Attractions’. He covered numerous areas including social media, and whether the increasing popularity of Tik-Tock as a platform would be suitable for the sector.

He shared his top ten points for attractions to start thinking about this Autumn as we head towards 2022.

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Adido to lead ABTA’s Digital Marketing Training for Travel

September 2021

Our CEO, Andy, is delighted to be moderating ABTA’s Digital Marketing Training for Travel, which will take place online on 28 September. The day will offer invaluable advice including up-to-date guidance on digital marketing strategies including SEO, paid advertising, social media, email marketing and online content strategies for travel businesses of all sizes. He’ll be joined by an experienced line-up of speakers including Ryan Haynes from Haynes Comms, and Adido’s very own Tom Crewe (hailed as the ‘Smartest SEO in the world’).

  • You’ll learn how to do more with your spend by improving your digital content and maximising its effectiveness
  • Understand how to optimise your website to improve the online experience for your customers. Hear how social media can drive traffic to your website and how to integrate paid social into your wider digital marketing strategy
  • Learn how you can create unique and engaging content across all your marketing channels.
  • Take part in interactive sessions and put your questions to travel marketing experts and industry peers

We’re excited to share access to a 20% discount* to attend. To claim your discount please register online and enter the discount code ABTADMT21. You can find more information about the event and register your attendance here

*Please note that discounts cannot be combined and that the discount only applies to new bookings, it cannot be retrospectively applied.

PPC and SEO working together in the travel & tourism industry

April 2021

Last month we joined ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) for their virtual Travel Marketing Conference. This is a recording of our live webinar hosted by Adido's CEO Andy Headington, featuring our experts Tom Crewe (Head of SEO) and David Berendt (Head of Paid Media).

They explain how SEO and PPC can complement each other as digital marketing channels to achieve your targets.

We've been shortlisted for a CIM Travel Marketing award!

January 2019

We're over the moon to have been selected as a finalist for a CIM Travel Marketing Award. We're hoping to raise the trophy in March for 'Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year' for our successful Hoburne Holiday Parks campaign.

The ceremony is happening at The Hilton Park Lane on 11 March 2019. Keep up to date with all the latest news about the awards @The_TMAs #TTMA19

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Adido on tour

October 2018

This Autumn Adido are out and about on tour at lots of travel industry events. In September we were excited to be part of the annual Travolution European Summit where we met lots of delegates at our stand, and Andy also delivered an extremely well-received talk on ‘How to improve your digital travel marketing strategy for 2019’. At the beginning of the month we also attended VAC (Visitors Attraction Conference), and you can find all our key takeaways in this blog.

If you’re lucky enough to attend the inaugural TTG Luxury Summit in October, we are also delighted that Andy will be explaining ‘7 things luxury brands need to do in 2019’ so watch out for him! And finally in November, we’re looking forward to meeting lots of travel marketing peers at our stand in the Agency Pavilion at WTM (World Travel Market) 2018. Come and say ‘Hello’ if you’re attending.

Travolution have shortlisted us for an award!

August 2018

Last week we were notified of our successful shortlisting for the Travolution Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year. And we can’t help feeling chuffed with the fact we’ve been put in a phenomenal line up next to a number of aspirational peers.

A great achievement not only because of the number of (no doubt) outstanding entries, but also because this is our first award nomination in the travel sector since launching our specialist Travel and Tourism division earlier this year.

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Case study corner

July 2018

We're super proud of the results that we achieve for our travel clients. Read our latest report about the work we've been producing for Southampton Airport.

Their objectives are to make parking as profitable as possible and build awareness of their package holidays; and we've already delivered some amazing results.

Andy's top five take out points from ITT Conference 2018

June 2018

  1. PA Consulting presented some great insight from recent research they'd carried out into the holiday experience with the most interesting being that holiday sentiment drops by around 20% at the evaluation & comparison stage of the journey. Whilst it's not that unexpected to be slightly deflated when it comes to researching it does highlight that if you can make the experience of researching a booking a holiday easier and less painful, there is a great chance to stand out!
  2. They also highlighted the hidden perils of TripAdvisor. If a venue or destination finds itself top of the list then at that point it becomes the 'go to' for that area and stops diversity for that town or region. This can sometimes lead to too much demand and overcrowding in places where space is at a premium e.g. historic towns in the UK like Cambridge or Bath. It's a potentially negative loop of reinforcement that destinations need to be aware of when it comes to destination marketing. One example highlighted that Venice welcomed 125k visitors this Easter when it has a theoretical capacity of only 20k and left numerous tourists disappointed at overcrowding and lack of facilities.
  3. Edward Lucas from the Economist gave us a macro view of the travel & tourism sector highlighting that it is growing faster and stronger than most other sectors of the UK economy. Whilst this is great news, it does again highlight the skills gap in the sector and that, as emphasised in other events Adido have attended, more must be done to promote the merits of a career in the sector to those leaving & still in education.
  4. The two big trends in the sector in the coming years are creating a responsible supply chain and making better use of technology. The Blue Planet episode highlighting the impact of plastics on our world, along with many other high profile eco news pieces, means that all tourism businesses need to work harder to understand their whole supply chain and find ways to reduce their environmental & social impact. Coupled with this, better use of technology across all areas is also a focus with many companies relying on very old technology for booking systems, customer management and data security all leading to new entrants offering a better experience across the board. Travel companies face large investments in both infrastructure and skills in order to keep up with customer expectations in the coming years.
  5. We learned that you are TEN times more likely to die from a coconut falling on your head and killing you than being killed by a shark! Beware the coconuts!
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A match made in Dorset

May 2018

New client Not Just Travel, are as fanatical about travel as we are! Part of the fast growing Hays Independence Group consortium, Not Just Travel provide all the tools individuals need to own and grow their own online travel franchise business.

We’ve been challenged with revamping their whole website; as well as creating a new platform for customers looking to travel to be able to speak to agents who are experts in particular types of holidays or specific destinations. Watch this space!

ITT Conference Delegate

June 2018

Adido CEO Andy is a proud member of the Institute of Travel & Tourism who host events throughout the year including their Annual Conference.

This year the Conference is being held in Sicily from 4-6 June and we can't wait to hear about all the highlights when our intrepid CEO returns.

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Great British places to stay - Aria Resorts

May 2018

Our new client Aria Resorts has asked us to help them to boost their lead generation for their holiday ownership scheme. We're starting with a small paid advertising campaign which will test the market and provide insights; and will also be targeting multiple paid channels using social ads and text ads to link through the customer journey.

Aria Resorts is a leading operator and developer of UK holiday homes. Clients can choose to buy a home on one of their 6 luxury sites situated along the fabulous UK coastline.

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