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40 Brilliant Twitter Brand Accounts You Can Learn From

40 Brilliant Twitter Brand Accounts You Can Learn From | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

"Thanks to its snappy nature and its potential to reach users on the go, pretty much every business you can think of has a Twitter account. However, that doesn’t mean that all brands use it right, some are trying to find the right tone for the company, or figure out which approach to take. If you’re having problems or you’re looking for inspiration, here’s a roundup of the brands who use the medium to its fullest."


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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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16 Amazing Places Around the World and How You Can Visit Them

16 Amazing Places Around the World and How You Can Visit Them | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

"Are you tired of having “average” and boring vacations? Here is a list of some amazing destinations where you can enjoy a completely different experience and go on the adventure of your life. These are for the curious travelers who are not afraid to try something new and are looking to witness the beauty of our planet."

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#NewMexicoTrue & 505 Southwestern Sweepstakes

#NewMexicoTrue & 505 Southwestern Sweepstakes | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Visit New Mexico for a unique family vacation filled with exciting activities like skiing, hiking, shopping and sight seeing.
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Here’s your chance to win the ultimate New Mexico True Foodie Vacation!

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iPads, Apple Pay and self-service at heart of LaGuardia Airport upgrades

iPads, Apple Pay and self-service at heart of LaGuardia Airport upgrades | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The New York City-inspired food hall in Delta Air Lines’ Terminal C features more than 100 iPads, contactless readers, Apple Pay and self-service stations.
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Could Twitter's new Buy Now button gain traction in travel?

Could Twitter's new Buy Now button gain traction in travel? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Along its journey to commercialization, Twitter has been experimenting with elements of e-commerce to turn tweets into transactions. The idea is that a business can push out a media-laden tweet with a call to action that results in an actual purchase. This would then be further enhanced by recently added engagement platforms, such as Periscope. 

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See Europe on Instagram from the comfort of your smartphone

See Europe on Instagram from the comfort of your smartphone | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
All these amazing photos of Europe on Instagram are giving us serious travel envy.
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Some lessons learned from user testing hotel websites

Some lessons learned from user testing hotel websites | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
To highlight how user testing can be useful in finding opportunities to improve, we examined three of the most popular sites when looking for a hotel.
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For-profit social enterprise connects craftsmen and cooks with visiting tourists

For-profit social enterprise connects craftsmen and cooks with visiting tourists | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Backstreet Academy works with NGOs across Asia, enabling local hosts to offer tours and classes to visitors in search of authentic experiences.
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Make room for mobile-friendly hotel review platforms

Make room for mobile-friendly hotel review platforms | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travelers use hotel reviews to make decisions. Reading them on a mobile device does not need to be a clunky, time-consuming endeavor says TrustYou.
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The Marketing Firm Rethinking Polaroid Just Bought SkyMall for $1.9M

The Marketing Firm Rethinking Polaroid Just Bought SkyMall for $1.9M | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hopefully we won’t have to fly without the in-flight shopping guide that is SkyMall for too much longer. As of March 27, there’s a new publisher in town: C&A Marketing out of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.
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How top travel brands on social media perform on Pinterest, Vine and Tumblr

How top travel brands on social media perform on Pinterest, Vine and Tumblr | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Any travel brand that expects to do well on social media has a strong presence on at least half of the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube platforms. Skift took a look at the brands that drive the highest social activity within the most active social sectors, and compared what they are doing on image-dependent platforms like Pinterest, Vine and Tumblr. Of the top five airline, booking sites, destinations, hotels and media brands, Skift found that 75% are on Pinterest, 70% are on Vine, and 30% are on Tumblr. The top five destination travel brands by followers are:


  1. Walt Disney Resorts
  2. Tourism Australia
  3. Visit Philly
  4. U.S. Department of the Interior
  5. Tourism and Events Queensland


Click here to view the top media brands, airlines, booking sites and hotel brands by followers.


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L'importance des réseaux sociaux pour les organisations touristiques 

Olivier P. Soares's curator insight, April 13, 4:12 AM

Some good examples of travel companies using social media channels for their own and rightful purposes.


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Exploring the brave new world of hotel tech amenities

Exploring the brave new world of hotel tech amenities | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
On a visit to the hotel company’s new innovation studio, David Samuels explores the brave new world of hospitality.
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The Truth About Being a Freelance Travel Writer

The Truth About Being a Freelance Travel Writer | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
You think travel writers are springing for their own yacht trips?
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Restaurant crowdfunding platform turns customers into investors

Restaurant crowdfunding platform turns customers into investors | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Equity Eats is a restaurant crowdfunding platform which helps eateries to raise capital via their future, local customers.
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Airlines rush to update apps for Apple Watch

Airlines rush to update apps for Apple Watch | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Early adopters around the world are all wound up for the April 24 release of the Apple Watch and airlines are among the travel-related companies scrambling to make sure their apps are watch-compatible.
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Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, April 25, 6:57 PM
Yes, Apple tons of them, but is it a fad that will blow away or a real trend? Are you rushing to get yours?
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Selfie-Absorbed Travelers Place Instant Sharing Over Joy of Trip

Selfie-Absorbed Travelers Place Instant Sharing Over Joy of Trip | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

So-called “social-capital seekers” increasingly structure travel with online followers in mind and aim to document it instantly via Facebook Inc., blogs, Twitter or “selfie” photos on Instagram Inc., the Future Foundation report for booking system specialist Amadeus IT Holding SA said on Thursday, predicting the “appetite will be ravenous for moments of shareable wish-fulfillment.”

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Three Easy-to-Use Apps to Transform Your Travel Instagrams

Three Easy-to-Use Apps to Transform Your Travel Instagrams | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
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Many apps can make your photos look like paintings, but this one outshines the rest. Channel van Gogh or Warhol with effects that range from “illustration” to “experimental.” Then tweak the surface texture (think “canvas” or “stucco”) and color quality. You can even have your work framed and shipped to your door. $2.99; iOS.

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3 Ways Branded Apps Help Cities Benefit from Open Data

3 Ways Branded Apps Help Cities Benefit from Open Data | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

As initiatives go, Open Data is still in its infancy, with most early-adoptersonly two or three years out from the release of their first data sets. As the CEO of APPCityLife, a civic tech company supporting the delivery of those data sets into useful civic mobile apps and tools, I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the Open Data movement from those early days and have learned a bit about what has worked well for some of our early clients. Here are three reasons I believe that every city with an open data initiative should be producing and supporting official mobile apps from some of their own open data feeds.

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The smartphone: An essential travel guide

The smartphone: An essential travel guide | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Americans are turning to their mobile devices to help them get from one place to another; navigation while driving is especially popular.
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What are travellers saying when they use social media at airports? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What are travellers saying when they use social media at airports? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Many passengers have their heads buried in a device or laptop as they wander around or wait at an airport. Frequently they ...
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Orlando becomes first destination to surpass 60M visitors

Orlando becomes first destination to surpass 60M visitors | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The 2014 tourism numbers are in, and boy, are they good for the metro Orlando region.
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No Internet, No Credit Cards, No Problem: How Airbnb Launched In Cuba

No Internet, No Credit Cards, No Problem: How Airbnb Launched In Cuba | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Cuba runs on cash and almost no one has easy access to the Internet. But Airbnb found a way to beat U.S. hotels to the market nevertheless.
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Apps for Encounters of the Local Kind

Apps for Encounters of the Local Kind | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A roundup of new tools that let travelers connect with locals, at parties and over dinner tables.
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JourneyBeyondTravel's curator insight, April 13, 9:14 AM

Want to get to know the locals? Technology can help! 

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Hotel loyalty programs can bring digital rewards in real life

Hotel loyalty programs can bring digital rewards in real life | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Consumers are beginning to expect digital rewards as part of their loyalty to a hotel, airline or online travel agency brand.

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CityMaps: Could This New App Be More Useful Than Google Maps?

CityMaps: Could This New App Be More Useful Than Google Maps? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
It’s like Yelp, but only from the people whose opinions you trust.
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Starwood Invites SPG Members to ‘Hear the Music, See the World’ with Concert Series

Starwood Invites SPG Members to ‘Hear the Music, See the World’ with Concert Series | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Starwood Preferred Guest members have access to five intimate in-hotel music performances from June to November, featuring John Legend at Sheraton LA Downtown.
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