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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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Tech trend for 2015 and beyond: The hotel room as a computer

Tech trend for 2015 and beyond: The hotel room as a computer | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
What will set your property apart from the rest? What will prevent your customers from defecting to rivals? Technology has enormous influence especially within the hotel room.
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Hyatt Introduces Free Wi-Fi Throughout All Its Properties

Hyatt Introduces Free Wi-Fi Throughout All Its Properties | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hyatt Hotels announced today that it would begin providing free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public spaces at all Hyatt hotels worldwide as of February 2015. T
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Bikini models will solve Siberia's tourism problem. Maybe.

Bikini models will solve Siberia's tourism problem. Maybe. | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
They're wearing bikinis and fur hats. Because men love fur hats.
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The Stayful hotel app: No trend left behind

The Stayful hotel app: No trend left behind | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Customized hotel recommendations? Yup. ApplePay? You bet. Listings that emphasis visuals? Sure thing. Stayful's new iPhone app showcases 2014 design trends.
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Australia is the most popular country on Instagram!

Australia is the most popular country on Instagram! | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Australia has a new claim to fame: being the most popular country in the world on Instagram.

The official tourism Australia page @Australia has just amassed over one million followers, making it easily the most followed national destination page in the world.

The page, which is run by a small team of social media experts, has blown the completion out of the water, with it's British counterpart carrying only 131,000 followers, and the New Zealand account having only 30,000.

It features stunning images of quintessentially Australian icons like Kangaroos, Koalas and distinctly rugged landscapes, with many of the images garnering over 50,000 likes.

 

Tourism Australia's social media team has published a presentation outlining how it uses its @Australia Instagram page to inspire the world to travel to and through Australia. This can be viewed at http://www.slideshare.net/TourismAustralia


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Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, December 16, 12:15 AM

Some of the land scape pictures on this Instagram page make it easy to see why it is the most popular country on Instagram. The wild life also make this place look like an incredible place to visit. I also notices the different types of trees there. If I were to just look at this page not knowing that this was all in the same country, I would not say that most of these pictures were taken place.

Olivier P. Soares's curator insight, December 16, 7:13 AM

Excellent presentation of Australia's presence and success on instagram.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, December 16, 10:12 PM

It is not surprising that Australia is the most popular country on instagram with all of its amazing sites and beautiful attractions.  Social media is becoming increasingly influential and virtual seeing the world through a cell phone suddenly makes it smaller, while it also advertises for  tourism.

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Social media: Changing the face of travel ‹ Impact Magazine

Social media: Changing the face of travel ‹ Impact Magazine | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

There is a new obsession sweeping the globe. Online photo sharing sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr have engulfed the world of travel, pulling it into a new era of escapism and social interaction. From beach selfies to montages of exotic cocktails and immense sunsets, the art of travel has perhaps been changed forever, with the birth of a new breed of tourist; snapping, filtering, cropping and sharing their holidays with hundreds of followers.

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City: #HowToSantaFe marketing campaign reaches 5 million people

City: #HowToSantaFe marketing campaign reaches 5 million people | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The city’s #HowToSantaFe social media campaign didn’t #BreakTheInternet. But city officials say it exceeded their expectations, reaching 4.9 million people worldwide and generating 52.3 million views, according to a report released Tuesday.
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Agency 101: How to Build a Perfect Digital #Marketing Team - Search Engine Journal

Agency 101: How to Build a Perfect Digital #Marketing Team - Search Engine Journal | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Building the perfect digital marketing team is crucial to online success, but it's not an easy task. Learn who you should be hiring and why here.
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To Buoy Tourism in Bermuda, a Campaign Turns to Social Media

To Buoy Tourism in Bermuda, a Campaign Turns to Social Media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Marketers flew popular users of networks like Instagram and Tastemade, whose users make videos about restaurants, to the island to foster promotion.
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Why you should avoid selling rooms for peanuts on last-minute hotel apps

Why you should avoid selling rooms for peanuts on last-minute hotel apps | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
This Thanksgiving holiday in the US was an eventful one for the hospitality industry, not least due to one particular last-minute hotel app.
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Instagram strategies for travel brands

Instagram strategies for travel brands | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Images are more effective in communicating emotions and ideas than words. The reason for this is two-fold; humans interpret the world through visual queues before learning to read and the human brain processes images faster than text. An MIT study in 2014 revealed that it takes as little as 13 milliseconds for humans to process a dozen images. When it comes to printed information, an average American adult reads five words per second. Instagram unlocks the attributes of an image to connect people to their friends, family and brands in an unassuming way. Travellers are looking to their social networks for inspiration and recommendations, before, during and after their holidays. As user generated content is native to Instagram, it is becoming the most effective marketing platform in the evaluation stage - one step away from the purchase decision. Click here for more information.


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I Hate Thailand - reverse psychology clip goes viral, but will it work?

I Hate Thailand - reverse psychology clip goes viral, but will it work? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Tourism bosses in Thailand are no doubt extremely pleased that a quirky marketing campaign has captured the attention of many.
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NM Tourism boosts state travel with social media

NM Tourism boosts state travel with social media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - New Mexico's Tourism Department is setting its sights closer to home this winter, trying to inspire state pride and in-state tourism using social media. The Department has started pushing the hashtag #NewMexicoTrue using a new commercial in movie theaters and billboards throughout the state. "We want to see from folks what they…
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Marriott Creates Social Network For Guests

Marriott Creates Social Network For Guests | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
It was a busy year in social media -- so busy that inevitably I missed some cool stories. Here's a neat one from this summer that flew under my radar: it seems one of the world's largest hospitality
chains is getting into the social media business, with Marriott's ongoing experiment to create a social network for guests staying at its hotels, focused on the hotel lobby as a place to mingle and
meet other guests.
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The World of Social Media 2014: Statistics, Facts & Figures

The World of Social Media 2014: Statistics, Facts & Figures | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

It’s been a big year for the world, and it’s been a big year for social media.


The World Cup, Sochi Olympics, iPhone 6 announcement, death of Robin Williams and missing Malaysia Flight 370 were huge on Twitter, Facebook and, well, everywhere that had any kind of share button.


Social media today is increasingly used as a way to rally communities around common causes to inspire (and sometimes try to force) change.


This year, everything from the Ukrainian Crisis to the Ferguson jury decision has triggered enormous social and global conversation, something that just wasn’t possible even a decade ago.


Check the visual for an in-depth look at social media around the world in 2014, which comes courtesy of AddThis.


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malek's curator insight, December 19, 8:49 AM

Support meaningful interactions:  the number one reason why social media is thriving on a narrow scale.

Couples talk to others about their wedding questions, dilemmas and options to get feedback. Having extra opinions outside of immediate family and friends is a good avenue for couples that don’t necessarily want to share all of the details of their day in advance. Couples like to post their speeches, pictures and ideas, or weigh in with their opinions on other members’ weddings.

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Social Media For Tourism: Contiki Holidays’ Facebook Strategy

Social Media For Tourism: Contiki Holidays’ Facebook Strategy | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A week dedicated to Social Media For Tourism. This post highlights Contiki Holidays’ Facebook strategy and how folks in the tourism industry can take advantage of Facebook.
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The end of the age of the travel app - hello, SnapApps

The end of the age of the travel app - hello, SnapApps | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Every day we see it: Try me!! Download my brand new, amazing travel app!! NOW!!!
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HOTELS 2015 Forecast: Talking tech

HOTELS 2015 Forecast: Talking tech | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

While Facebook posts and Twitter feeds aren’t going to stop showing up on hoteliers’ marketing to-do lists, experts contend the operational models of “sharing economy” sites like Airbnb mean hotel companies need a seismic shift in their thinking. That starts with upping the ante on all aspects of the mobile experience.  - See more at: http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/54924#sthash.CzA8eTCj.dpuf

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Facebook's 10 Most Popular Spots in the U.S. in 2014

Facebook's 10 Most Popular Spots in the U.S. in 2014 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
This just in: Facebook just released 2014's top ten most checked-into places in the United States—the places where Facebookers happily said "Here I am!" Before you dismiss the likes of Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Hollywood as crowded tourist traps filled with selfie-taking Facebookers, check out our tips on how to make the most out of your experience at the top ten destinations. These
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Gonzalez & Associates's curator insight, December 12, 10:05 AM

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Hotels top social media trends

Women are the most active on social media and Asians are more likely to be swayed by social adverts, according to Accorhotels’s latest Social Media Monitor.


The survey claimed four out of five respondents follow corporate brands on social media, with the Chinese and Vietnamese the most keen, and those from Japan, Australia and New Zealand the least.

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Mobile Trends for Destination Marketing, 2015

“What's are the key changes we can expect from the technological landscape, that will have great effect on travel marketing. This presentation focusses on mobi…”


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Serena McArter's curator insight, December 11, 3:48 AM

the rise of the silent travelller

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Mobile devices are becoming essential in traveling

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Luxury Hotel Offers Free Stays to Social Media Stars

All that time you thought was wasted on social media may actually pay off. If you're super-popular on Facebook or Instagram you can stay at a luxury hotel for free, courtesy of the new "Social Network
as Currency" promotion from the Nordic Light Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.
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North Korea Launches Bizarre Website In An Attempt To Encourage Tourism

North Korea Launches Bizarre Website In An Attempt To Encourage Tourism | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

North Korea launched a travel website on Monday that is decidedly more strange than it is inviting -- particularly since the country currently has a ban on international tourists entering the country due to fears of the Ebola virus.

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