San Antonio, Texas (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011
She’s fun. She’s adventurous. She’s Gaby on the Go, the Internet’s newest-and only-teen travel advisor, based at Hyatt Regency Hill Country. She’s traveled and documented trips to SeaWorld San Antonio to Natural Bridge Caverns – and now she’s providing the YouTube generation with some helpful travel tips, advice on what to do and offering dining suggestions. All this and she’s only 14.
“I was watching different YouTube videos with all of these ‘how-to’ tips; how to put on makeup, how to become a better tennis player, but nothing on how to travel, better,” said Gabriella Caliendo, star of Gaby on the Go. “And all the travel shows on TV are produced and hosted by adults, so I had this idea. Why not make a travel show aimed at teens my own age?”
Gaby on the Go may have found its perfect demographic – as more and more teens and young adults embrace social media sites such as YouTube and VEVO in such away, that many in the 12-18-year-old demographic rely solely on these sites for information and news. A show like “Gaby on the Go” is as easy as uploading to YouTube, from there it is available for millions of people, around the globe, to stream.
Gabriella is the perfect hostess and qualified for the job. The San Antonio resident has grown up in the hospitality industry, her dad has managed various Hyatt hotels and resorts for more than 30 years, and she has probably visited that many hotels in her short lifetime. Her dad, Gino Caliendo, is the general manager of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, which gave her unlimited access to discovering the many activities for kids of all ages.
Gabriella was adamant that the video segments maintain a fun and whimsical tone, and that was achieved with the help of videographer Gil Kaufman, of Kaufman Productions in Miami. Portions of the video were professionally shot the rest was shot using a Flip video camera. The intro and sound beds were all designed by Kaufman to maintain the “YouTube” feel of the production, yet giving it a professional quality.
“We think Gaby on The Go is such a fantastic idea, and perfect for our resort. It was a great way to showcase all the activities that we offer for teens and pre-teens alike.” Said Melody Goeken, the resort’s public relations director. “ It’s a great way to reach the consumer that is really making the travel decisions. It used to be the mom made those choices, but now kids’ are really weighing in on where those vacation dollars are spent.”
Other Gaby on the Go segments highlights tourist attractions such as SeaWorld San Antonio and nearby Natural Bridge Caverns and the Wildlife Ranch. She even makes a trip to the Alamo! Each destination was thoroughly explored by the young travel advisor and given her seal of approval.
“I’m releasing these at the perfect time, when teens are surfing the Web for places to spend Spring Break and planning for their summer vacations. I hope teens will watch the videos and learn about vacationing in San Antonio,” Gaby said.
To watch “Gaby on the Go” please visit Hyatt Regency Hill Country’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/HyattHillCountry1.
About Hyatt Hill Country
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is located on 300-scenic acres in the heart of San Antonio. The 500-room resort features 33,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Resort amenities include the full-service Windflower-The Hill Country Spa featuring 21-treatment rooms with world-class services, four swimming pools and our signature 950 foot Ramblin’ River. With four restaurants, a lounge and coffee bar, guests can enjoy superb epicurean dining or cocktails with colleagues overlooking a lushly landscaped 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed golf course. For reservations or information contact Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa at 210.647.1234 or visit us at http://www.hyattregencyhillcountry.com.
# # #