Official PersonaHolidays launch video for the Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia Destination Marketing Site.
The text of this delightful video launch is printed below, but the real story is the about PersonaHolidays app itself. It is a breakthrough technology that personalizes holidays by matching hotels with travelers based on personality.
It is as much a story as the great holiday escape to the windswept east in Barbados. and that story is told in the video and the text below. The story of PersonaHolidays is outlined in the Youtube video blog at Personal Matchmaker for Destination Marketing Gets More Bookings.
For a quick summary here are the essential facts on the PersonaHolidays app:
1. PersonaHolidays App matches travelers with hotels by personality. it creates truly personal holiday recommendations
2. It is for hotel chains and destination marketing organizations.
3. It significantly improves guest engagement and bookings
4. it works with any booking engine. It enhances search and bookings creating very targeted personal recommendation
5. it can be implemented with out having to change systems or buy expensive software
To see it in action on the Barbados Escape East promo just go to http://holidays.barbados.org/escape-east
And now here is the text of the video.
Escape to the East in Barbados – An Invigorating and Utterly Unique Getaway
It may seem strange to say that a place is invigorating and an escape, but that is what the east coast of Barbados is. It’s invigorating largely because of the roaring Atlantic ocean crashing into a rugged coast after 4000 miles of rolling seas. Breaking onto Eastern shores the surf is swept along with steady winds that blow your cares away and kiss your face with its salty tears. It is in every sense a getaway. Here life unfolds in its tiny fishing villages and hideaways where men, as rugged as the rock, roll out to sea in tiny wooden fishing boats and surfers ride the waves.
The center of gravity here is Bathsheba, the greater surrounding area of which we say stretches from Cattlewash and the vast sand dunes in the north to Tent Bay fishing village in the south.
In the center is Bathsheba village, home to the famous soup bowl where international surfing competitions are held in a fierce ocean white with foam. It is said to be named after Bathsheba, the wife of King David, who is thought to have bathed in milk to keep her skin fair and soft, nourished with the minerals of milk. For years people have flocked to Bathsheba for its healing qualities and bathed in the unique mineral rich salt water pools carved by sea, wind and tides out of the coral rock.
The East coast landscape is referred to as the Scotland District: Seeming to resemble that land with its rugged terrain and its amazing array of rock formations. It is short listed as a UNESCO world heritage site for its unique geological features, including chalk mountains, sand dunes, and Mount Hillaby, the highest elevation in Barbados. In parts it is covered with a dense, jungle-like vegetation, quite unlike the rest of the island.
Life unwinds here at it own pace, unhurried by time or convention, and with its own flair of culture, and rustic charm. Always rising to the occasion to tempt you with exotic meals and music under the stars; and its hideaways, like the Sea-U Chattel House style wooden cottages. The cottages, ordained with mahogany 4 poster beds and soft cotton nets flowing in a constant breeze, are tucked into the cliff top gardens above the ocean, with hammocks strung between the coconut trees.
Just next door is the famous Atlantis Hotel, the residence of artists like George Lamming author of “In the Castle of My Skin” and many visiting poets, writers and artist who come here for inspiration and escape. Even if you are a die hard west coaster, or south shore repeat visitor – make time for an overnight stay and get up early to see the sun rise in the East and touch these sacred shores.
Source – PersonaHolidays Escape East Barbados Video
Hotel Matchmaker Personality App
The Escape to the East page includes a description of how the software predicts travelers persona and matches them with suitable accommodation. More details may be found in the Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia Blog.