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Topic: Tourism

Swiss Village Posts Profile Pictures of Its Facebook Fans Around Town Obermutten, pop. 79, has 12,000 fans and counting

Here's a clever little tourism stunt: The tiny village of Obermutten in the Graubünden area of Switzerland has gotten itself a sizable online following—putting itself on the map for would-be…

November 21, 2011, 1:25 PM EST

Pittsburgh Will Pay You $100,000 If You'll Just Please Move There City resorts to plain bribery

How much money would it take to lure you to move to Pittsburgh? How about $100,000? Some wags in SoHo would probably say no amount is enough. STFU, SoHo! The…

November 11, 2011, 1:53 PM EST

Tourism Ad Makes Switzerland Look Lovely, If You're an Ant 'Weather prophet' Martin Horat is covered in them

Cancel the picnic in Switzerland! I used to feel neutral about the place, but as you can see in this tourism spot from Leo Burnett, it's overrun with ants. Watch…

October 25, 2011, 9:21 AM EDT

Fail Britannia! VisitBritain Tourism Ads Put on Hold Overseas

Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Rupert Everett, Twiggy and Jamie Oliver are featured in VisitBritain's current ads? No wonder there's rioting in the streets. All kidding aside, the British Tourist Authority…

August 11, 2011, 8:53 AM EDT

Love! Valor! Consumerism! New York Tourism's in Love With Same-Sex Marriage

Latch on to the news of the day and—voila!—an ad campaign appears. W Hotels, nimble in its marketing and liberal in its thinking, just launched a "Right to Unite" package…

June 27, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

Canada Gets a Little More Violent in Spoof Tourism Ad

Canadian tourism advertising takes a violent turn in Jimmy Kimmel's faux commercial that uses footage from the riots in Vancouver after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup finals. A voiceover…

June 21, 2011, 8:36 AM EDT

What Revolution? Tunisia’s New Tourism Campaign Cheeky ads attempt to lure in skeptical visitors

There isn’t much that could be worse for a country’s tourism industry than a revolution. But Tunisia, currently limping back to life post-revolution, is making lemonade out of some seriously…

June 17, 2011, 4:13 AM EDT

Irish Tourism Ads Demote Queen Elizabeth to Princess

Fáilte Ireland, the country's tourism division, is all excited about welcoming both Queen Elizabeth II and President Obama this month. But they hit a stumbling block while trying to capitalize…

May 11, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Switzerland Tourism There's more to the country than just mountains

When you think of Switzerland, you probably think of three things: mountains, neutrality and Roger Federer. Of those three, the mountains are the only real tourist draw. But if you're…

April 21, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

British Islands Bicker in Ads Over Who's Hotter

Who needs the romance and champagne of Paris or the bronze beauties and sweet papayas of Waikiki when you've got the inbred daffodil farmers and bean crock with cabbage bread…

April 12, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

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