Do you often go to the United States? Do you love the USA? Are you thinking about the next USA travels? Or are you literally USA addicted?
Certainly you will be interested in the report of my attendance at Showcase USA-Italy 2015 in Pisa during the last days…but I’m sure you’ll find it interesting even if you never set foot in the United States and maybe you are thinking about it.
Imagine really lots of American tourist operators all together in the same place to promote tourism to the United States and USA travels.
Imagine a series of Tour Operator, Travel Agencies and Italian Tourism professional people specialized in the USA tourism, in the same place, too.
Imagine really a lot of people coming from different countries, passionately fond of The United States.
Imagine a faultless organization to make meet them, a total USA full immersion. Ten minutes each to concentrate, select the most important things, not waste time and connect professionally. A simple as well as an effective method.
Imagine to discover charming routes and alternative destinations which are not the usual ones advertised everywhere by now.
Do you also have had enough of a tourism proposing (and fobbing off on us) always the same a few things everyone knows, don’t you? On the other hand if it were not…you’d not read this blog.
Here it is, whole this and much more it was the Showcase USA-Italy 2015 organized by Visit USA Association in Pisa.
In whole this imagine a Travel Blogger, the undersigned, and…let me be delighted one second with this tweet!
Travel Blogger at Showcase USA-Italy
The President of the Association, Dr. Olga Mazzoni, a keen professional woman and also coordinator and artificer of whole this, has decided to bet on the travel bloggers, too: she has been promoting Italian tourism to the USA for years with a broad view of the tourism world which exceeds local prides and old receipts.
But not ordinary travel bloggers. Those ones writing for passion that still before, for passion, travel and meet a world’s piece, that transmit emotions talking about real and experienced, organized and studied travels.
So who can better transmit emotions telling about destinations?
And she knows these things very well. She held a Massachusetts presentation, destination whom she is very fond of, simply beyond description. You have to listen the way she tries to transmit her knowledge and also the way how sell emotions before and packages then to the operators.
I brought home many considerations from Olga’s presentation: first of all the fact that only after have known well a product and a destination both agencies can sell it and bloggers can tell about it kindling emotions.
Maybe the difference is just only here.
Olga make people want to leave immediately. Listening to her words means grasping in a general discourse the aspect which we are interested in touching many many-sidedness.
Massachusetts has a lot to offer in Art, a field that doesn’t drive me mad, you know well, but listening to her makes me want to have a tour in some museums. She makes everything interesting.
Then it arrives the moment talking about excursions among seals and whales, about whaling ships’ museum, about the glorious past, about colonizers…
It’s useless to say after have met and learnt whales’ story in Norway, in Iceland and as far as Svalbard, this will be one of my next destination. Right?
Be local, Buy local, eat local
We met the American operators with their peculiarities, their living and working.
In this video there’s a short summary and…please, pay attention to the background music!
People work, make business but they have the time for the pancake’s receipt or to laugh at what happened at the Everglades when I had the great chance to be in front of a bear in wild nature.
An American man tells me he has been living there for over 20 years and he never saw one.
In the evening the full-dress dinner takes place in the wonderful location of Villa Scorzi in the country of Pisa with very good music, from old-time music, pre-war to 60s and 70s Mississippi blues.
Some of the American bodies I spoke to in the afternoon come close to me and congratulate me for the blog, the photos, the videos…
They had the time to have a look. A great and huge satisfaction when the serous job and the great care repay: next to the numbers it worth travels and telling about them just by words, photos and videos.
I forgot…the very kind Armando Alibrandi (Gazzetta di Pistoia) came to say a care hello and an interview where we mainly talk about Valeria as the youngest Italian travel blogger and above all as Digital Champion!
Of course, a great satisfaction to Valeria who flies off alone by now even if she’s only 14!
There is nothing left to do but arrange to meet you next time.
Where? In the USA, of course!
Where we’ll be at the end of the summer for a very interesting tour.
It is taking shape but I don’t reveal anything about it, yet!