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L.A., Philly Use Social Media to Promote Tourism 1

Americans have always loved their road trips, and during a down economy, tourism to destinations in the U.S. is more popular than ever: according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, spending on domestic tourism increased from $610 billion in 2009 to $654 billion in 2011, and is projected to reach $675 billion in 2012. Meanwhile more and more U.S. cities are using social media to attract some of those itinerant dollars.

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Snap your Selfie with the Visitors Center Aliens!

Snap your Selfie with the Visitors Center Aliens! | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Enter the Selfie Contest when you are in Roswell for the Amazing Roswell UFO Festival! #seeroswell 

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Make the most of your influencer trip: 8 tips for destinations - Destination Think! -

Make the most of your influencer trip: 8 tips for destinations - Destination Think! - | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Take these 8 tips into consideration as your destination plans its next influencer trip.
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Top 7 Tips for Better Travel Photos

Top 7 Tips for Better Travel Photos | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Want to make your next photography trip a success? Well with a little planning and these top 7 tips from photographer Phil M you can.

http://philippowell.uk/better-travel-photography-top-photo-tour-tips/

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Virtual Reality Not Seen As Substitute For Travel

Virtual Reality Not Seen As Substitute For Travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

As virtual reality and artificial intelligence make their way into the travel industry, consumers may not be fully on board.

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Hotel Website Performance Guide to Improve User Experience

Hotel Website Performance Guide to Improve User Experience | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotel Website Performance Guide to Improve User Experience

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Voice search and its impact on the travel industry

Voice search and its impact on the travel industry | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Voice search, think Alexa, is changing the search game once again and will have an impact on SEO for hotels and other travel companies
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World's first story-telling hotel opens in Tasmania - Tourism Australia

World's first story-telling hotel opens in Tasmania - Tourism Australia | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
MACQ01 is the world's first story-telling hotel, featuring 114 rooms, each individually themed with the stories of Tasmanian personality from past to present. Find out more here.
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Virtual reality concept creates travel search and booking experience | Springwise

Virtual reality concept creates travel search and booking experience | Springwise | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Navitaire hopes to change the way travellers shop for trips by integrating the reality experience into browsing.
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The user can spin the globe to select a destination, and they are taken there. If the traveller likes what they see, they can purchase a flight and go through the entire booking process right through to payment.

When selecting a flight, the traveller can walk through the plane cabin to find the right seat, and when booking a rental car they can hop in and try different cars. In the future, the VR experience could include hotel booking features and social functions so the traveller could see where their social media friends have been as they spin the globe.

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Best Western Is Testing Voice-Activated Rooms

Best Western Is Testing Voice-Activated Rooms | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Marriott and Wynn Resorts aren't the only hotel companies thinking of putting artificial intelligence-powered smart speakers in guest rooms. Best Western H
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Chefs+Tech: Why Eat the Cake When You Can Look at It on Instagram?

Chefs+Tech: Why Eat the Cake When You Can Look at It on Instagram? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: In September we announced that Skift was expanding into food and drink with the addition of the Chefs+Tech newsletter. We see this as a natu
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Facial recognition technology is taking over airports: Your face is your new boarding pass

Facial recognition technology is taking over airports: Your face is your new boarding pass | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facial recognition technology is eliminating traditional boarding passes in air travel.
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What, when and why of downloading an app for travel

What, when and why of downloading an app for travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Google has released some research on what makes consumers download travel apps, what they're using them for and why they stop using them.
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We love when Google does research about travel! Drop a comment and let us know what travel apps you use. 

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The 50 Instagram accounts you should be following right now

The 50 Instagram accounts you should be following right now | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travel + Leisure's list of the people who make Instagram a traveler's favorite social network.
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Agi Anderson's curator insight, May 30, 10:43 PM

Eager to see who's, who on Instagram! 

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Hotel designers now think about 'Instagram moments' | HotelierMiddleEast.com

Creating a statement for a hotel through its design is now a consideration for interior designers and architects when working on properties
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Mobile Travel Bookings Will Reach 40 Percent of Online Sales in 2017

Mobile Travel Bookings Will Reach 40 Percent of Online Sales in 2017 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travel booking on mobile continues to grow as a popular channel for U.S. consumers and could soon become the predominate way travel is booked online, accor
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Cayman Islands Tests U.S. Meal-Kit Service to Boost Its Food Tourism Marketing

Cayman Islands Tests U.S. Meal-Kit Service to Boost Its Food Tourism Marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
When many U.S. travelers think of the Cayman Islands, they likely think of wealthy offshore bank accounts, beaches, and luxurious resorts. But the Cayman I
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Enter the Selfie Contest when you are in Roswell! - Official UFO Festival Roswell Website

Enter the Selfie Contest when you are in Roswell! - Official UFO Festival Roswell Website | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Touch down in the Visitors Center during the UFO Festival and take an “out of this world” selfie with our local big-eyed grey extraterrestrials! Then, post your galactic pic with #seeroswellnm, #ufofestival or #ufomuseum to get a mood pencil and memorabilia of Roswell.  It’s all the “proof” you’ll need of your visit! Located at 912 …
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TripAdvisor Returns to TV Advertising With Bathrobe-Clad Owl as Spokesperson

TripAdvisor Returns to TV Advertising With Bathrobe-Clad Owl as Spokesperson | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Forget Priceline's William Shatner, Hotels.com's Captain Obvious, the Trivago Guy, and Travelocity's Roaming Gnome. TripAdvisor returned to TV advertising
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Wondering why @Tripadvisor is going to TV, when they should be going to YouTube? #tripadvisor #fail #VideoIsKing
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Hoteliers need to stop digital fragmentation - Tnooz

Hoteliers need to stop digital fragmentation - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotel marketers should engage consumers throughout their digital journey and can no longer afford a fragmented customer engagement and acquisition approach.
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Time for a revolution in hotel marketing (with data waving the flag)

Time for a revolution in hotel marketing (with data waving the flag) | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotels today face a number of problems - coming from within their own sector and from on the peripherary.
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How airlines can connect destination content to bookings

How airlines can connect destination content to bookings | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Time is precious, meaning it needs to be used in a worthwhile way - not least when it comes looking for ideas for a trip.
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Three data signals travel marketers need to examine

Three data signals travel marketers need to examine | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
There are three key signals to look for in your data that will help you talk to your consumers more effectively and drive loyalty.
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RootsRated Labs | A Brief History of How We Get Outdoors (Online)

RootsRated Labs | A Brief History of How We Get Outdoors (Online) | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The amount of accessible information that exists online about where to go outdoors is staggering. In the last two decades, there has been a dramatic rise in online outdoor discovery platforms. How did we get here, and what comes next?
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Snapchat Spectacles: The Verdict for Tourism - Digital Tourism Think Tank

Snapchat Spectacles: The Verdict for Tourism - Digital Tourism Think Tank | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
In the run up to Content | Campus we managed to get our hands on a pair of Spectacles, the latest ‘must have’ piece of wearable tech from Snapchat, currently only available in the US. First of all just to clarify, ‘must have’ refers to agencies and opportune eBay resellers to whom we paid over [...]
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Hotels add plugs, ports for device-laden guests

Hotels add plugs, ports for device-laden guests | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotels add power outlets and USB ports to guestrooms and public spaces.
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