Thursday, February 7, 2013

Digital magazine tidbits: Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago launches its own online digital magazine, Meet in Spain; more iOS 6.1 app updates for magazine tablet editions

The Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago has launched its own online digital magazine, Meet in Spain, open to both tourist professionals and the public at large free of charge.

The new digital magazine is a Flash flipbook that will be published ten times per year with the introductory edition featuring general information and highlights about the MICE industry (meetings, incentives and conventions) in Spain. Future issues will have specific topics such as the cities and regions of Spain seasonal offers, etc.
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"Our magazine is an example of one of the latest tourism marketing trends, and forms part of a global strategy of leveraging innovation and modern technology as an educational, promotional and marketing tool for Spain," said Jorge Rubio Navarro, consul in charge of tourism affairs and director of the Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago.

The number of magazine apps that are being updated, and citing the introduction of iOS 6.1, keeps growing. At this one wonders if the conflict here involves Adobe (?).

Wallpaper Magazine North America, Rogers Publishing's B2B title Canadian Grocer, Summit's Weekend Magazine and the magazines from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (Martha Stewart Living Magazine for iPad, for instance) have all issued updates in the past 24 hours that talk about iOS 6.1 compatibility.

Overnight Buses Travel Magazine also was updated, but that update lacked its app icon for awhile, but its there now (can't slip anything by me, folks).