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Expedia's 2012 Vacation Deprivation Study Reveals Stark Differences in National Attitudes Towards Vacation

Expedia's 2012 Vacation Deprivation Study Reveals Stark Differences in National Attitudes Towards Vacation | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Japanese, Koreans, Americans and Mexicans Take Fewest Vacation Days; French, Spanish, German and Brazilian Workers Take Most

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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Malcolm Gladwell: the Snapchat problem, the Facebook problem, the Airbnb problem

Malcolm Gladwell: the Snapchat problem, the Facebook problem, the Airbnb problem | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Last night futurist, journalist, prognosticator, and author Malcolm Gladwell told pretty much the most data-driven marketing technologist crowd imaginable that data is not their salvation.
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Trivago Spent $3.7 Million in July to Tweak TripAdvisor Over Reviews

Trivago Spent $3.7 Million in July to Tweak TripAdvisor Over Reviews | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Trivago, Expedia's hotel comparison shopping site, has spent $3.7 million so far in July on two similar TV ads in the U.S. designed to show consumers that
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How the hospitality industry is embracing the Internet of Things

How the hospitality industry is embracing the Internet of Things | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
One industry that is capitalizing greatly from the Internet of Things is hospitality.

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Airports and airlines leverage real time social media benefits

Airports and airlines leverage real time social media benefits | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
London City Airport, Athens International Airport, Dubai Airport, KLM and Transavia are among those using social media to simplify the travel experience.
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Understanding How to Market with Selfies | Digital Tourism Think Tank

Understanding How to Market with Selfies | Digital Tourism Think Tank | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Nonetheless, despite the fact that selfies are clearly hugely popular, and a particular favourite of key younger demographics, many companies and brands tend to dismiss their significance. There is a tendency for companies to consider selfies as an exercise in narcissism, and not something which really offers any marketing purpose. Yet if marketers take the opportunity to delve into this subject in a little depth, they might find that there is value in the selfie which might not be immediately apparent.

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The Food Capitals of Instagram

The Food Capitals of Instagram | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Explore the popularity of some of the world’s favourite foods on Instagram. Discover Instagram’s capital of curry, which cities are big on burgers, and where pulled pork is most prolific.
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Tourism Australia celebrates Indigenous travel in new ad campaign

Tourism Australia has launched a new video aimed at increasing international tourism. Called Aboriginal Australia: Our Country is Waiting For You, it was made in collaboration with film-makers Brendan Fletcher and Warwick Thornton and aims to dispel misconceptions that Indigenous tourism experiences can only be found in hot, dry and remote areas of the country.


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Skift Global Forum: Beautiful Destinations Founder on Visual Marketing Innovations

Skift Global Forum: Beautiful Destinations Founder on Visual Marketing Innovations | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Jeremy Jauncey, Beautiful Destinations founder talks to Skift about visual data analysis, drones and Instagram.
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Panos Fotiadis's curator insight, July 20, 4:53 AM

glimpses of the future in destination marketing...

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Google Maps Makes Quick Work of Plotting Out a Vacation

Google Maps Makes Quick Work of Plotting Out a Vacation | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Follow a few simple rules and you will have a perfect plan for your next vacay.
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User-generated content still powerful in travel marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

User-generated content still powerful in travel marketing [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Content marketing platform Stackla has pulled together an infographic that highlights how important user-generated content remains in travel marketing.
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Collaboration needed to create seamless travel apps

Collaboration needed to create seamless travel apps | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Star Alliance, Dubai Airports, IATA, United and SITA discuss how airlines, airports and technology companies can together create more seamless travel apps.
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Google quietly adds instant booking for hotels, copying TripAdvisor

Google quietly adds instant booking for hotels, copying TripAdvisor | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
For the first time, Google users can complete a hotel room booking without ever leaving the search giant's familiar desktop interface, copying TripAdvisor.
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easyJet uses passenger feedback to enhance iPhone app

easyJet uses passenger feedback to enhance iPhone app | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The low-cost carrier has launched a new app for iPhone, which will help to simplify the pre-travel and day of travel experiences for its customers.
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Wear My Eyeballs: Aerial photography over Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay NY

Wear My Eyeballs: Aerial photography over Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay NY | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Aerial View of Lake Ontario

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that's beautiful
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"It all starts with a HELLO" - The Canary Islands Unveil New Tourism Promotional Video

http://www.hellocanaryislands.com/


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TripAdvisor gives high profile spot to paying hotels in new ad test

TripAdvisor gives high profile spot to paying hotels in new ad test | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor is piloting a series of new prominent advertising spots on some of its most important pages on the site.
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Data and Diversity Drive Success of Bellagio's Influencer Campaign

Data and Diversity Drive Success of Bellagio's Influencer Campaign | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A deep dive into Bellagio's influencer campaign.
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Guilt-ridden travelers can donate 1 percent of every dollar they spend to charity

Guilt-ridden travelers can donate 1 percent of every dollar they spend to charity | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travelty enables consumers to automatically donate one percent of their holiday expenses to charity.
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Deborah Zanke's curator insight, July 20, 9:53 AM

Interesting idea. I wonder if you're able to tailor your donation to the destination you are visiting.

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Food pre-ordering app helps travellers avoid queues at SFO

Food pre-ordering app helps travellers avoid queues at SFO | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The new AirGrub app has been launched at San Francisco International Airport and allows travellers to pre-order F&B so they can skip the queues on the day.
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Seven Ways Technology is Changing the Travel Industry. - Thursday, 16th July 2015 at 4Hoteliers

Seven Ways Technology is Changing the Travel Industry. - Thursday, 16th July 2015 at 4Hoteliers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

A general overview of the technological developments that are challenging, changing, and disrupting the Travel & Tourism industry now.


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Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, July 19, 11:19 AM

It is amazing how far we've got with technology in travel, but I am curious!  What do you think is the next thing?

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Kimpton Hotels Is Maintaining Its Brand Values, One Social Media Post at a Time

Kimpton Hotels Is Maintaining Its Brand Values, One Social Media Post at a Time | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Interview with Whitney Smith about how Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants' brand values translate to social media.
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Let this new translation app do the talking for you

Let this new translation app do the talking for you | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A Japanese company has unveiled a new app that translates travel phrases in five languages
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Soon Marriotts will have Netflix, keyless locks and wireless charging

Soon Marriotts will have Netflix, keyless locks and wireless charging | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The hotel industry doesn't embrace technology unless it improves the bottom line. Here's where Marriott's putting it's money.
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Why concierge apps are way of the future in hospitality

Why concierge apps are way of the future in hospitality | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
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Hotel concierge applications are becoming a must-have for major hospitality brands seeking to tap into guests’ smartphones to anticipate their needs before arrival on premises. 

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Online Marketing Strategies in Travel and 15 stats to consider

Online Marketing Strategies in Travel and  15 stats to consider | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Insights online marketing Online Marketing Strategies in Travel 2015: 15 stats to consider The folks at EyeforTravel organize a series of quality events for travel industry stakeholders in North America, Europe and Asia throughout the year. I hav

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