1. Crowdfunding is growing fast and is affecting several different industries, including travel and tourism. Join Anushka Beltram and Blaz Jemc of TravelStarter, a digital crowdfunding platform, for a discussion on how travel companies and tourism providers can leverage and take advantage of crowdfunding to raise funds, increase marketing exposure, and test new ideas. The discussion will primarily focus on how tourism businesses can benefit from crowdfunding.

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  2. A workshop with Ian Fitzpatrick of Boston-based digital creative agency Almighty on tactics that both large and small organisations can employ to tell more salient brand stories in a marketplace overwhelmed by messaging.

    About the presenter:
    Ian Fitzpatrick is a founding partner at Almighty, where he leads a research and strategy practice charged with developing insights into the behaviours and needs of the people who use the products and services we build, and outlining strategies for creating more-relevant content.

    Ian can be found on Twitter at @ianfitzpatrick

    About Almighty:
    Almighty creates user-connected ecosystems and experiences that define and reinforce brands with every interaction. By shifting focus and re-imagining the customer experience, Almighty helps businesses implement more than just a website, app or location-enabled service. They create purpose-built tools, systems and experiences that engage customers in a connected world, building strong relationships that enable even the most established brands to reclaim a foothold in markets undergoing radical change. The digital creative agency works with some of the world’s most recognized brands including Disney, Georgia-Pacific, L.L.Bean and New Balance.

    For more information, visit bealmighty.com

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  3. You probably deal with difficult customers every day, but what do you do when a client does something that results in injury or even death?

    Before it’s too late, join Jeff Chatterton of Checkmate Public Affairs during the next WYSE webinar for practical advice on dealing with unruly customers wreaking havoc, careless mishaps gone viral, and unthinkable misfortunes.

    During this session you will learn…

    The secret to tackling an upset customer, neighbour or stakeholder and leaving them with a smile on their face
    The four emotional ingredients that you need in order to be trusted by clients and potential clients
    When to respond to a negative review and when to let it go
    How to respond when people are demanding answers, but won’t like what you’re going to tell them.

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  4. Revisions of Subpart A, the general provisions of the J-1 regulations, went into effect on January 5 2015. In this webinar the Executive Director of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, Michael McCarry, will explain important provisions of these new rules, and prospects for further clarification or revision.

    During WETM-IAC 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, Michael will provide further details and zoom in on the effect these changes will have on the J-1 exchange visitor programme.

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  5. We all know that social media is fully integrated with daily life for most young people; it not only shapes how they travel, but the ways that they gather information and prepare for travel. Learning a language abroad has to do with real-life immersion, so are photostreams, reviews, ratings, and smartphone booking apps having an impact on language study travel?

    During this session we take a look at some specific social media trends and explore what these mean for the future of language travel. We will also offer tips on how to best utilise social media tools to engage young language-learning travellers.

    Thank you to Else, sponsor of the 2015 WYSE webinar programme | elseglobe.com

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