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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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New Social Network Promises To Serve Up 'The Ultimate Food Porn'

New Social Network Promises To Serve Up 'The Ultimate Food Porn' | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Obsessively 'gram every meal? This new social network is for you....
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Travel App Findery Lets You Leave Your Mark Around the World

Travel App Findery Lets You Leave Your Mark Around the World | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Findery, a new Android and iPhone app from Flickr creator Caterina Fake, lets you share exclusive place-based info with other global travelers.
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Air New Zealand ends The Hobbit trilogy with self-proclaimed best in-flight safety video ever

Air New Zealand ends The Hobbit trilogy with self-proclaimed best in-flight safety video ever | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
All good things must come to an end. Air New Zealand is concluding its tie-up with The Hobbit film trilogy with "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made".
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San Antonio Airport offers digital library for passengers

San Antonio Airport offers digital library for passengers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Passengers flying from San Antonio International Airport can now use touch-screen kiosks to browse e-books and download content to their own device.
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The State of Luxury Travel in the U.S.

The State of Luxury Travel in the U.S. | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
What high-end travel agents say are the top trends and destinations today.
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Everything you need to know about Apple Pay and the travel industry

Everything you need to know about Apple Pay and the travel industry | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
New iPhones and Apple Watch got most of the buzz at the latest Apple launch event a few weeks ago. But the big one on the agenda was all about Apple Pay.
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Hotel Marketing Trends to Watch in 2015

Hotel Marketing Trends to Watch in 2015 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

It’s that time of year again – the period in which we reflect back on 2014 and prepare for what 2015 will bring, and what it’ll mean for hotel marketers. Our new eBook, “Show, Share, Stand Out: The Most Important Hotel Marketing Trends to Watch in 2015,” looks at the core topics that will define 2015 that your hotel can’t afford to miss out on.


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WIHPhotel's curator insight, October 17, 6:09 AM

Summary

- Year in review

- Content Marketing

- The Shopping Journey

- The power of SoMo

- Targeting

- What the experts are saying

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How Amadeus, Concur and Sabre Humanize Their Brands on Social

How Amadeus, Concur and Sabre Humanize Their Brands on Social | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Challenges and solution from travel tech companies marketing on social media.
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New app lets hotel guests find companionship on the road

New app lets hotel guests find companionship on the road | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Billed as “The Travelers Social Network,” guests use the HelloTel app to check into their hotel and indicate whether they're there for “business” or “socializing.”   Once checked it, users can search for happenings in the area and can reach out to people either on the public forum or in a private message.

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Spoof Virgin viral ad from Thorne Travel sees bookings rocket 110%

Spoof Virgin viral ad from Thorne Travel sees bookings rocket 110% | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Its stardust special effects, overly-enthusiastic locals and baggy ‘pilot’ outfit have sent people scoffing from Edinburgh to Sydney – but now Thorne Travel is having the last laugh, as its bookings have rocketed by 110 per cent since their ad went viral.
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iambassador bloggers to visit Jordan

iambassador bloggers to visit Jordan | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Two months ago, the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) and the worldwide leader in social travel digital campaigns, iambassador, announced a partnership to welcome a contingent of some of the world’s most influential travelers to help share the beautiful story of Jordan. - See more at: http://www.iambassador.net/2014/10/gojordan-2014/#sthash.o99enJdz.dpuf

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Hotel guests get luxury upgrade for volunteering at local nonprofits

Hotel guests get luxury upgrade for volunteering at local nonprofits | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington launched an offer that gets guests involved in community projects during their stay, in return for a host of complimentary perks.
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In Amsterdam, hotel lets guests order high street fashion to their room

In Amsterdam, hotel lets guests order high street fashion to their room | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Dylan hotel's Room Shopping service lets guests source products from the local 9 straatjes district and get them delivered to their room in under an hour.
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Travel Site Partners With Prolific Instagramers To Crowdsource Travel Guides

Travel Site Partners With Prolific Instagramers To Crowdsource Travel Guides | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Splendia chose to highlight the work of talented photographers in various cities, compiling them into "city guides."
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Yelp adds hotel and winery bookings with new partnerships

Yelp adds hotel and winery bookings with new partnerships | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travelers often turn to Yelp to check out consumer reviews of hotels before they go on vacation, and now they can book a room directly through its site and app thanks to a partnership with start-up Hipmunk.
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Smart conference badge aims to replace business cards and brochures

Smart conference badge aims to replace business cards and brochures | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Loopd is a conference lanyard that tracks wearers' movements, enabling them to review their interactions and access extra content.
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8 Etourism Stats to Consider for 2015 #turismo #travel #tourisme

8 Etourism Stats to Consider for 2015 #turismo #travel #tourisme | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Here are 8 impactful statistics to ponder in the realm of online travel & hospitality. Which one surprises you most?

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Travel app connects tourists with locals up for a party

Travel app connects tourists with locals up for a party | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Netherlands' Party With A Local is helping tourists hook up with residents that know the best spots for a shindig.
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Apple quietly releases best travel feature yet, the Apple SIM

Apple quietly releases best travel feature yet, the Apple SIM | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
For WiFi-hungry travelers, the true announcement during the Apple iPad event was the Apple SIM. This features allows users to seamlessly switch carriers.
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MobileSuites app a one-stop solution for hotel guest services

MobileSuites app a one-stop solution for hotel guest services | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Many hotels offer smartphone apps, resulting in a patchwork of different downloads for each of the brands. This product uses GPS to determine which hotel a traveler is at, then enables him or her to order avaliable services.
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Ritz-Carlton Gives Guest Photographs a Boost.

Ritz-Carlton Gives Guest Photographs a Boost. | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The Ritz-Carlton is giving guests the power of photography as part of their updated app. As part of the luxury hotel group's enhanced app, the Ritz-Carlton is allowing guests to ability to create their own personalized travel posters, complete with a destination stamp and social media sharing.

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Travel And Hospitality Trends Revealed Through Social Conversations

Travel And Hospitality Trends Revealed Through Social Conversations | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Nowadays, travelers are connected like never before. Learn what we've discovered about travel and hospitality industry trends through social conversations.
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La Turquie se crée une nouvelle identité "Turkey, Discover the potential"

La Turquie se crée une nouvelle identité "Turkey, Discover the potential" | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

"La Turquie lance à son tour, sa marque territoriale en présentant son logo et sa signature – Turkey, Discover the potential.

Le président de la Turquie, Recep Tyyip Erdoğan, a présenté le logo comme étant «  a symbol of ‘The New Turkey’s’ self-confidence ». En plus de devenir l’identité graphique du pays, ce nouveau symbole « d’assurance »,  remplacera l’ancienne mention « Made in Turkey » sur tous les produits fabriqués en Turquie."


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#VirginHotels promises uninhibited #wifi for #Chicago launch

#VirginHotels promises uninhibited #wifi for #Chicago launch | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
In typical Virgin style, the company is teasing the launch of Virgin Hotels, its latest business strand, with a nice little video.

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How one airport is using technology to overhaul the passenger experience

How one airport is using technology to overhaul the passenger experience | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Think the airport is just a place you go catch a plane? Think again.
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