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36 Faces of Facebook Fans. The Good the Bad & the Ugly

Like any large ecosystem, Facebook’s billion-strong audience presents a fascinating glimpse into the sheer variety of fans that swarm to brand pages like Afri...

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Hotel Brands Can Do Better With Mobile Booking

A new report suggests that prestige hotels are missing opportunities to better compete with online travel agencies like Priceline and TripAdvisor when it comes to mobile booking. While nearly 90% of hotel brands have mobile Web sites, only a third (32%) provide booking engines directly on the home page, according to a study by digital think tank L2.

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Why good hotels have bad WiFi, and how to avoid them

Why good hotels have bad WiFi, and how to avoid them | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Independent hotels avoided nasty wifi contracts with bad providers. This is shown by crowdsourced speed tests and machine learning searches by HotelWifiTest
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Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the ‘Jaws’ Script

Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the ‘Jaws’ Script | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
When sharks started cropping up in Chatham, Mass., a few years ago, the town leaders at first feared they would flatline the robust tourist economy. Instead, local merchants and hoteliers embraced their arrival.
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Understanding #digital accessibility and opportunities in the #travel industry #digitale #turismo

Understanding #digital accessibility and opportunities in the #travel industry #digitale #turismo | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
At least 1.1 billion people globally have a disability, controlling over $4 trillion annually – a market the size of China.

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VisitBritain Appoints New CEO with Focus on Digital Marketing

VisitBritain Appoints New CEO with Focus on Digital Marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
There’s a literal changing of the guard at VisitBritain, which today announced that Sally Balcombe would replace Sandie Dawe as CEO.
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Foursquare aims to become Mayor of Social Travel Recommendations

Foursquare aims to become Mayor of Social Travel Recommendations | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Foursquare will soon re-launch its app, adding functionality that will offer travel recommendations based on the interests of a user's social networks.
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How Spirit Airlines Embraced Brand Hatred And Won

Spirit Airlines is a brand people love to hate. Perhaps you’ve seen one of the many tweets trashing the brand for charging fees for just about everything. Many brands offer up bland, apologetic statements when they run afoul of people’s expectations. But not Spirit Airlines. Spirit Airlines proudly stands behind its “cheap seats” approach to […]
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American Airlines Responds to 80% of Customer Tweets Within 15 Minutes [STUDY]

American Airlines Responds to 80% of Customer Tweets Within 15 Minutes [STUDY] | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
American Airlines Responds to 80% of Customer Tweets Within 15 Minutes [STUDY]
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Social sharing and social logins: Who's winning user engagement on social media?

Social sharing and social logins: Who's winning user engagement on social media? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
User engagement is essential for the ongoing success of social networks. How are the companies responding to mobile growth and who's winning on mobile?
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Tourist Scams to Watch Out for This Summer

Tourist Scams to Watch Out for This Summer | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travel can be expensive, but learning to avoid these common tourist scams will restrict your expenses to splurges -- not theft.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Reaching Travelers on Facebook

INFOGRAPHIC: Reaching Travelers on Facebook | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
One of the most popular topics of discussion on Facebook is travel. People love posting vacation photos, as well as using Facebook’s structured status updates to say where they’re going. Ampush, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, put together an infographic showing how advertisers can target these Facebook users filled with wanderlust.  
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Ads Promote Tennessee as ‘Made’ for Visitors

Ads Promote Tennessee as ‘Made’ for Visitors | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The tourism campaign, by VML of Kansas City, Mo., features print, digital and TV ads as well as branded content and an Internet presence.
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Tourists Will Soon Be Welcomed to 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Tourists Will Soon Be Welcomed to 'Sweet Home Alabama' | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Forty-one years after Lynyrd Skynrd recorded "Sweet Home Alabama," the state will be adopting the slogan for signs welcoming visitors at the state lines.

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Hilton will let you pick a room and unlock its door with your mobile device - Tnooz

Hilton will let you pick a room and unlock its door with your mobile device - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hilton is spending about $500 million to enable guests to select the location of their rooms and unlock the doors with their mobile device at six brands.
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Family asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

Family asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.
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App offers a comprehensive guide to local and real-time parking restrictions

App offers a comprehensive guide to local and real-time parking restrictions | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
AppyParking is an app that details paid and non-paid parking spaces in real time, as well as factors such as congestion charges and special restrictions.
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Google Maps to offer Explore functionality in direct competition for local discovery

Google Maps to offer Explore functionality in direct competition for local discovery | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The travel space has long been in search of a winner in the local discovery space, especially as mobile has fueled increased local, contextual interest.
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Hotels target mobile-centric 'silent traveler'

Hotels target mobile-centric 'silent traveler' | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotels have been seeing the mobile shift of its customers, as they increasingly use smartphones, tablets and apps prior to their hotel stay and during their visit. Many hotels are catering to these mobile-centric travelers.
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Man Kicked Off Flight After Tweeting About 'Rude' Gate Agent

Man Kicked Off Flight After Tweeting About 'Rude' Gate Agent | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A man was asked to get off a flight after tweeting a complaint about a Southwest employee.
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CheapOair is giving away 50 free flights to one lucky person

CheapOair is giving away 50 free flights to one lucky person | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
How to get 50 free flight vouchers to do more really American things in America.
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The TSA’s Instagram Account is Unintentionally Awesome

The TSA’s Instagram Account is Unintentionally Awesome | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Browse the official TSA Instagram account to see some of the multitude of prohibited items discovered in both carry-on and checked baggage each week.
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Archetype Guide: All American Summer Road Tripping

Archetype Guide: All American Summer Road Tripping | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

What a better way to spend a summertime weekend than jumping in your car (or getting azipcar) and embarking on a spur of the moment road trip? What’s your style?

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How #Airbnb’s redesign supports the next generation of mobile travelers - #Mobile #Marketer #turismo

How #Airbnb’s redesign supports the next generation of mobile travelers - #Mobile #Marketer #turismo | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Airbnb’s recent revamp of its Web site and mobile application points to how the brand is prioritizing showing versus telling as well as community for today’s always-on travelers.

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These are the most stunning national parks on Instagram

These are the most stunning national parks on Instagram | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
And 10 of them aren't the Grand Canyon!
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New 'Plaza-opoly' Board Game Inspired by Iconic Hotel

New 'Plaza-opoly' Board Game Inspired by Iconic Hotel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Debuting later this month, Plaza-opoly features Plaza-inspired instructions, playing cards and themed board spaces.
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