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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools to help the digital-savvy traveller
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Kerala Ayurveda's comment, June 15, 1:40 AM
using travel app..
Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, June 23, 8:42 AM
Apps, apps, and more apps ... here are some really cool ones.
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Oral History of Online Travel: Booking.com Succeeds Despite Doing It 'Wrong'

Oral History of Online Travel: Booking.com Succeeds Despite Doing It 'Wrong' | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Earlier this week we launched our largest project yet, The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel. In nearly 40,000 words founders, CEOs, other executive
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Skyscanner launches Facebook Messenger flight search bot

Skyscanner launches Facebook Messenger flight search bot | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Skyscanner’s Facebook Messenger bot enables the company to communicate with consumers in an automated yet conversational manner on the social media platform
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Demo: Google Assistant as a travel tool

Demo: Google Assistant as a travel tool | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A demo of Google Assistant, a virtual service, was shown at SITA's 2016 ATIS event in Barcelona last week. It shows how travellers can plan travel.
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Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, June 1, 8:19 AM
Awesome look at what is coming down the pipe
Jacques Tang's curator insight, June 1, 11:37 AM
L'assistant de voyage de Google entre en scène. Infos
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Starwood's Loyalty Program Is Experimenting on Snapchat

Starwood's Loyalty Program Is Experimenting on Snapchat | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travel marketers aren't limiting themselves to millennials or Instagram. Instead, some are already marketing to Generation Z and making big moves on social
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More travel companies testing the virtual reality water 

More travel companies testing the virtual reality water  | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Virtual reality projects from YouVisit (Yosemite) and Tourism Australia show how the technology is catching on
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Expedia CEO Says Facebook Will Emerge as an Online Travel Booking Threat

Expedia CEO Says Facebook Will Emerge as an Online Travel Booking Threat | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Expedia Inc.’s chief executive officer is expecting more company in the world of online travel booking, predicting Facebook Inc. will follow Google into th
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Curtis Carlson Nelson's curator insight, May 19, 10:00 AM

Curtis Carlson Nelson following the story of Facebook emerging as an online travel booking threat. 

Kwok Sum Yue's curator insight, May 19, 12:00 PM
with the increase of the use of social media by people around the world e.g. facebook, it is not surprise that these kind of social media will be used as a online travel booking medium. people all share their stories on facebook nowadays and that gives a good platform for people to review their experience at a particular hotel or places. and more people can have access to these good or bad reviews as there are so much people on facebook, 'world of mouth' will be spread in a much quicker way than traditionally

moreover with all the different function on facebook, it allows travel booking website to do their marketing in a lot of ways such as sending out vouchers or putting their ads on facebook
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Travel is the most talked about topic on Facebook

Travel is the most talked about topic on Facebook | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

One in three minutes of people's time on their mobile device is spent on Facebook and Instagram, and there are 10 million people active on Facebook via their mobiles every day, with 'travel' the most talked about topic on the medium. 79% are talking about the dreaming phase, 73% are looking for inspiration from family and friends, and 55% are using mobile devices and Facebook to plan, seeking travel-related activity recommendations. There has been a video explosion on the platform, with a 94% growth year-on-year and 8 billion views daily. Find out more.


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Tourism Australia explores news-style content, virtual reality

Tourism Australia explores news-style content, virtual reality | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The CIO and CMO of Tourism Australia have joined forces to develop innovative storytelling aimed at bringing more visitors to Australia.

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Cape Town Tourism: Facebook Holiday

Our client, Cape Town Tourism, briefed us to come up with an online campaign that also promotes the unexpected side of Cape Town. All the small communities, ...

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Check out Foodspotting’s new personalized picture menus for every restaurant

Check out Foodspotting’s new personalized picture menus for every restaurant | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Foodspotting, once a repository for food porn, is branching out today with a new launch. The mobile app is now serving up personalized menus just for you, everywhere you go.

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121 Things To Do In Rome, Italy - The Ultimate Guide

121 Things To Do In Rome, Italy - The Ultimate Guide | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
In-depth travel guide to Rome, Italy. Learn everything about the best things to do and see, top attractions, tours and day trips from the Eternal City.
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Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, June 23, 8:39 AM
Really cool tips on Rome
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What is the impact of text and messaging apps on travel? 

What is the impact of text and messaging apps on travel?  | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Nearly half of U.S. travelers used text messaging and more than three in 10 used chat apps to share their travel experiences in 2015.
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New social media for globetrotters

New social media for globetrotters | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Tripstr is an app that works offline to pull geotagged travel photos together in an easily sharable format.
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10 Instagram Foodies That Will Make You Crave Travel

10 Instagram Foodies That Will Make You Crave Travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hungry? These Instagramming foodies document their culinary adventures in cities and countries around the world.
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Convergence of Fashion and Travel Leads to Rise of Micro-Influencers on Instagram

Convergence of Fashion and Travel Leads to Rise of Micro-Influencers on Instagram | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Many travelers look to social media influencers that travel brands flaunt for trip inspiration and advice. But increasingly, they also view themselves as i
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Moving beyond tour booking, Zozi adds ticketing for events, museums 

Moving beyond tour booking, Zozi adds ticketing for events, museums  | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Zozi, the tours-and-activities marketplace, thinks that adding ticketing for events and museums may be the ticket to both expansion and higher repeat usage.
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Best Western Goes All In on Its Virtual Reality Marketing Move

Best Western Goes All In on Its Virtual Reality Marketing Move | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Best Western Hotels & Resorts is the latest in a slew of hospitality brands to enter the realm of virtual reality in an effort to step up their marketi
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Using virtual reality to bring tourists to Albuquerque? Visit Albuquerque says its already on the way (Video) - Albuquerque Business First

Using virtual reality to bring tourists to Albuquerque? Visit Albuquerque says its already on the way (Video) - Albuquerque Business First | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Business First has a preview of Visit Albuquerque's plan to use virtual reality reach tourists VIDEO
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Instagram launches clickable ads perfect for travel marketing

Instagram launches clickable ads perfect for travel marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Instagram's advertising product has received a significant upgrade that will appeal to travel marketers of all kinds: it's called Carousel Ads.
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Info graphic by @IBTimes takes a snapshot of International Chinese Tourism

Info graphic by @IBTimes takes a snapshot of International Chinese Tourism | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
#Infographic by @IBTimes takes a snapshot of international #Chinese #tourism industry http://t.co/PzXSG2SlDK #travel #abroad #overseas

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The Heat is On: Five Online Travel Trends Set to Explode

The Heat is On: Five Online Travel Trends Set to Explode | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The global economy is uncertain at best, travel is a hyper-competitive landscape with new services and products launching daily and the travel consumer is becoming ever more savvy, fickle and demanding. In this environment how can travel companies possibly survive, let alone thrive?

 

With less than one week to go before the EyeforTravel team head to Las Vegas for TDS North America we consider the most pertinent emerging themes in online travel and consult some of the events most exciting speakers for their expert insights and predictions.

 

1. Get ready for a mobile-only world

2. Four ‘C’s to think about: convergence, commerce, content and how these impact customer behaviour will be an ongoing theme

3. Big data, personalisation and being relevant is key in the marketing battle

4. Revenue management: it may not be sexy but it’s essential

5. Think new markets. Think new customers. Think ‘glosolomo’


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