Trends in Online Marketing and Ways to Promote Your Tourism Website

If you’re interested in information on past, present and future trends in online marketing or great online gadgets, tools and resources, don’t miss the concurrent sessions presented by Susan Sweeney on Tuesday, March 5 at the Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Hot Springs.

Sweeney Head ShotSweeney is an internationally-recognized internet marketing and e-business expert. She is the founder and president of Connex Network Inc., a thriving internet marketing and e-business consulting firm. As a professional internet marketing speaker, Sweeney has delivered lively keynotes, workshops and boot camps to audiences on four continents.

She was recently inducted into the Canadian Speakers Hall of Fame for her outstanding excellence as a professional speaker and for her dedication to the professional speaking industry by educating others to excel. Members are selected by their peers in recognition of their contributions.

A best-selling author, Sweeney has eight internet marketing books, including the highly regarded and successful “101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site.” Now in its 8th edition, it has been translated into German, Spanish and Chinese, and has sold over 77,000 copies. Her book “101 Ways to Promote Your Tourism Business Web Site,” has received rave reviews from many tourism industry professionals.

Her other book titles include: “101 Internet Businesses You Can Start from Home;” “The E-Business Formula for Success ;” “101 Ways to Promote Your Real Estate Web Site;” “Going for Gold;” and “Social Media for Business.”

Sweeney is the dean of, an online eLearning portal that has business courses from all of the industry’s leading experts, authors, business people, companies and industry gurus. She is also the developer of the Internet Marketing Bootcamp, a two day, comprehensive educational program that provides everything you need to achieve e-business success. Additionally, she develops internet marketing webinars that she delivers bi-weekly via the internet and has recently developed a six-week Secrets of Search Engine Success webinar training program.

Sweeney plans to help Governor’s Conference attendees increase traffic to their websites to help their businesses prosper.

Here are 21 Little Known Facts about Sweeney:

  1. Susan was born and grew up on the island of Newfoundland.
  2. Susan wrote a book with her social media expert daughter, Kara.
  3. Susan likes adventure. She has gone hot air ballooning in Colorado, white water rafting in Canada, down hill skiing in Austria, snorkling in Cozumel, rode a camel in Dubai and swam in a shark tank in Cancun.
  4. Susan took a 24 hour train ride from St Petersburg, Russia to Kiev in the Ukraine.
  5. Susan’s entrepreneurial spirit flourished early – selling Regal door-to-door at age 12 and charging neighbourhood kids 5 cents for ride on her pony.
  6. Susan won the fishing tournament at the Florida Govenors Conference in Boca Raton
  7. Susan has done Habitat for Humanity builds in Cape Town, South Africa and New Orleans, Louisiana.
  8. Susan spent a year and a half commuting every other week between Bedford NS and Laguna CA working on a .com start up – the company is still alive and well today!
  9. Susan’s book 101 Ways has been translated into German, Spanish, and Chinese.
  10. Susan likes to spend time at the family cottage at Brule Beach, Nova Scotia.
  11. Susan was finished her first year of university at the age of 16.
  12. Susan likes country music. Her favourite artists are Colin Raye and Garth Brooks
  13. Susan’s skiied Big Sky, Montana after speaking at the Montana Governors Conference.
  14. Susan can never remember her cell phone number.
  15. Susan has earned her CSP and is has been inducted into the Canadian Speakers Hall of Fame.
  16. Susan loves to sing but can’t carry a tune…stay on key.
  17. Susan enjoys working with saws, airnailers and other carpenter tools.
  18. Susan has 3 great children, Kathlyn, Kara, Andrew and one great husband – Miles
  19. Susan hates to exercise.
  20. Susan wants a Brookstone Shiatzu massage chair.
  21. Susan once got locked out of her hotel room in her nightie when putting out her room service tray.
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4 comments on “Trends in Online Marketing and Ways to Promote Your Tourism Website
  1. Swing Soul says:

    Online marketing are an important part to create a positive impact on an business we plan to have and it should be efficiently taken care of so that it can reap rich rewards in the future.

  2. Hello Susan, I’m really hoping to go to the AGC this year. I need all the help I can get. A little about myself 49 years old, my husband just retired form the USAF we have lived all around the world for the last twenty years mostly over sea’s Hawaii and Germany and his last two years in Montana. My husband retired and is going to school full time for landscape architecture. He purchased land in Eureka Springs on the Beaver Lake years ago and we built our first home. Life is good but for me I needed to find my passion here I worked on tour activity boats in Hawaii. We have been in our home for just over a year and for the last year I’ve been saying I need to bring SUP standup paddle boarding to Arkansas this is the number one fastest growing water sport. So this year a went to the Surf Expo in Orlando met with vendors that want to work with me because there brands haven’t been introduce here yet. So I’ve formed my rental business here and will be working with the local marina’s . My dream is to open a shop here right next to our natural foods Eureka Market. It’s crazy how much rent is though and I just can’t be in two places, instructor and run a shop. So I’m just taking baby steps for now, but I really believe there’s so much opportunity here for our beautiful natural state. I need to meet the right people to help me make this happen and it’s sounds like you have been helping people get started on the right foot. Thanks so much and hope to see you!
    Melody 479-244-7380
    SUP-Outfitters website coming soon!

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