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Tourism professionals must pay close attention to US default crisis

Tourism professionals must pay close attention to US default crisis | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
While it is still too early to know how the outcome of the current US "default" crisis, tourism professionals would do well to pay careful attention and to analyze the numbers not by headlines or emotions but with cool heads. Despite the fact that the US default crisis may or may not be solved, the fallout from it and the potential credit rating decline will have a major impact on tourism. Here are just a few ways that this ongoing and worldwide crisis will touch people throughout the tourism and travel industry and what tourism professionals may want to consider.
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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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The Value of Storytelling on Facebook for Marketers

The Value of Storytelling on Facebook for Marketers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Everyone loves a good story. That’s especially true when it comes to advertising.

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Millennials Changing the Hotel Landscape through Social Media

Millennials Changing the Hotel Landscape through Social Media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Millennials Changing the Hotel Landscape through Social Media Millennials is the Social Generations. They are the founders of the Social Media Movement; constantly connected to their Social circles via online and mobile. And they are very savvy shoppers, always looking for the best deals. But they are willing to pay more for products and services…

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How You Can Travel To Space—Now

How You Can Travel To Space—Now | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Want to broaden your travel horizons? Book a trip with one of these companies, which promise to take you to space—yes, really.
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Film Tourism Aims to Boost New Mexico Visitations

Film Tourism Aims to Boost New Mexico Visitations | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The New Mexico Film Office is trying to lure filmmakers and tourists to New Mexico, believing film tourism will be a big draw.
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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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Hotel Apps That Go Beyond the Basics

Hotel Apps That Go Beyond the Basics | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Most hotel apps cover the basics these days: a browsable database of the brand's properties, a reservations booking system, a way to watch your loyalty-program points. But these smartphone and iPad apps stand out for the creative extras they offer.
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More hotels offer loyalty points for posting promo photos on social media

More hotels offer loyalty points for posting promo photos on social media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is getting in on the social sharing game by offering loyalty points to guests who share photos on social networks.
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10 Basic Things a Hotel Must Offer Guests

10 Basic Things a Hotel Must Offer Guests | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
HotelChatter's former front desk manager has returned with some helpful advice for all the hotels out there.
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This isn't even the weirdest room at this hotel

This isn't even the weirdest room at this hotel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Step into your hotel room, and an alternate universe.
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