Web 2.0 websites

I gave a presentation on content at the Content Convergence conference last week. The main topic of the day was Web 2.0 websites. While everyone is trying to jump onto the Web 2.0 bandwagon, my argument is that on of the better “Web 2.0” websites is the one from Nahanni River Expeditions. The only thing it still misses is a blog. The website has a lot of very useful content, incuding pictures, videos and maps of all trips, user testimonials, etc. It’s a great site, and wasn’t even conceived specifically to be a Web 2.0 site. It won the Yahoo! Big Chair award at the E-connect conference in November.

Another good example of a small tourism organization that jumped onto the Web 2.0 bandwagon in a simple but effective way is Bay of Fundy tourism. They started a blog, written by one of their staff who lives right there. It has significantly increased traffic to their site. Great example of a simple way to improve your site.

Hiking in the Chilcotin

BC is famous for its hiking, but when people look for hiking trails in BC, they tend to think of the lower mainland, Vancouver Island, or the interior. However, the Chilcotin region of central BC has some amazing hiking as well, as demonstrated by the website of the Chilcotin Mountains Trail System. It looks like a gorgeous area, with endless hiking options.