Some say that blogging was the birth of Web 2.0. Podcasting is essentially audio blogging and there has been a gradually growing number of podcasts related to travel. Travel and tourism podcasts tend to be of three types (with considerable overlap among individual podcasts):
- Destination Podcasts (describing and selling destinations)
- Travel Experience Podcasts (including sound-seeing tours)
- Travel/Tourism Industry and Education Podcasts (including news and opinion)
Mark Peacock of the Travel Commons podcast suggested that travel podcasts can also be divided into those that are Original (specifically for podcasting) and those that are Repurposed (originally broadcast as traditional radio programs, for example).
Here is a recent article on Travel Podcasts:
Digital options lighten load for tourists - By Reuters February 18, 2006, 1:59 PM PST
NEW and Under Construction: Travelcasts - Travel and Tourism Podcasts Blog