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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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Travel Brands Are Missing Out on Snapchat Right Now

Travel Brands Are Missing Out on Snapchat Right Now | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
With 100 million active users and seven billion daily video views Snapchat is already seen as a maturing platform by several brands from television network
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Priceline.com's cross-platform revamp lifts off with targeted video on Facebook

Priceline.com's cross-platform revamp lifts off with targeted video on Facebook | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Mobile Marketer today - Priceline.com's cross-platform revamp lifts off with targeted video on Facebook; Mobile, still king at Google, is poised for boost from machine learning.

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Is the smartphone killing the visitor center? - Tnooz

Is the smartphone killing the visitor center? - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Is it time to rethink tourist offices and visitor centers?
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Deborah Zanke's curator insight, February 3, 10:23 AM

Interesting discussion. I think visitor centres could do with a massive overhaul, but not sure they are unnecessary. Interaction with a live, knowledgable person is still a bonus.

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How the Rise of Smart Cities is Impacting Travel and Tourism

How the Rise of Smart Cities is Impacting Travel and Tourism | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the surge of open data platforms provided by city governments worldwide is providing a new found
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TripAdvisor app to be pre-loaded on Windows 10 devices

TripAdvisor app to be pre-loaded on Windows 10 devices | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

TripAdvisor has launched a new app for Windows 10 allowing users to easily book hotels and restaurants using their smartphone.

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HotelTonight checks in new booking features alongside enhanced in-app chat

HotelTonight checks in new booking features alongside enhanced in-app chat | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

HotelTonight is kicking off the year’s first quarter with a strong focus on commerce, allowing users to book accommodations on behalf of others and take advantage of augmented in-application chat support options.

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The Hip New Way to Complain to a Business: Facebook Messenger

The Hip New Way to Complain to a Business: Facebook Messenger | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
People really do want to talk to companies via Facebook's text message-style Messenger app, according to the first businesses to use it.
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Foursquare enters trip planning melee with Trip Tips - Tnooz

Foursquare enters trip planning melee with Trip Tips - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hot on the heels of $45 million in funding and the promise of global expansion, Foursquare has unveiled a social planning tool called Trip Tips.
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Tourism Australia Introduces Chris Hemsworth as Its New Crocodile Dundee

Tourism Australia Introduces Chris Hemsworth as Its New Crocodile Dundee | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Tourism Australia trotted out actor Chris Hemsworth — People Magazine’s “Sexist Man Alive in 2014” — tonight in New York City to launch a new promotional video for the tourism board’s food-themed Aquatic & Coastal campaign.

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Dali Museum Adds Virtual Reality to New Disney Exhibit

Dali Museum Adds Virtual Reality to New Disney Exhibit | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Visitors to a new exhibition at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, won't just be looking at art. Thanks to virtual reality, they'll be exploring a
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A Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Instagram Checklist for Travel Companies

A Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Instagram Checklist for Travel Companies | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

If you’re a social media marketer in the travel and tourism industry, consider yourself lucky. While many of your peers in other industries struggle to come up with content ideas or encourage user-generated content, there are over 58 million instances of the hashtag #travel on Instagram and counting

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In Brussels, locals talk to visiting tourists via public phones

Visit.brussels installed phones and live webcams in Brussels that enabled tourists to call locals, boosting tourism after recent terror alerts.
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Buckingham Palace virtual reality tour will make you dream of high tea with the Queen

Buckingham Palace virtual reality tour will make you dream of high tea with the Queen | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Traveling to the world's most historic sites via virtual reality is still not very common, but a rich interactive peek inside one of the UK's most exclusive structures proves that VR tours are definitely the future.

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How I Travelled Solo In Japan For 12 Days For RM3300/SGD1100 All – In

How I Travelled Solo In Japan For 12 Days For RM3300/SGD1100 All – In | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Yep, all in especially when the Ringgit is weak. If you are thinking that Japan is an expensive country to visit, you'll be shocked at what I have discovered
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Five steps to increase bookings with Facebook remarketing - Tnooz

Five steps to increase bookings with Facebook remarketing - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
To unlock the potential of Facebook marketing, travel firms need a partner which understands these five challenges specific to travel.
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Hyatt tries the guest photo approach to marketing

Hyatt tries the guest photo approach to marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hyatt Hotels is to make a major push into the world of user generated marketing with launch of a platform to capture pictures from social media platforms.
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The Hottest Hotel Chain Trends for 2016

The Hottest Hotel Chain Trends for 2016 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Expect innovative designs, tech-savvy amenities and healthy dining options from major brands this year.
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easyJet planning to make the most of artificial intelligence

easyJet planning to make the most of artificial intelligence | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Alberto Rey-Villaverde, easyJet Head of Data Science, explains how the LCC will leverage artificial intelligence to make improvements across the business.

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Hotels, wearables and the internet of things - Tnooz

Hotels, wearables and the internet of things - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A friend from a US hotel once said to me: "if wifi for our guests is a challenge, how will we be ready for what the internet of things will bring?"
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Challenges in Travel Booking 2016: TripAdvisor Isn't Afraid of Google's New Products

Challenges in Travel Booking 2016: TripAdvisor Isn't Afraid of Google's New Products | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
As TripAdvisor fine-tunes its Instant Booking moves in 2016, now that it has Booking.com, Starwood and most of the globe's major hotel chains signed up, a
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TripAdvisor adds airline reviews to its armoury - Tnooz

TripAdvisor adds airline reviews to its armoury - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor is inviting users to review their airlines and has even created a page with hints on what to include.
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In Nevada, a dedicated commercial droneport

Aerodrome is planning to launch the world’s first commercial drone airport in Boulder, Nevada.
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Beyond the Selfie Stick: A New Angle on Travel Photography

Beyond the Selfie Stick: A New Angle on Travel Photography | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Smart phones and selfie sticks are extra appendages to today’s travelers, who in an image-saturated world dominated by Instagram or SnapChat live each mome
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The giant digital hotel concierge is here

The giant digital hotel concierge is here | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
There is plenty of talk about how many hotels are putting their traditional concierge services on apps and websites. There is an obvious debate ...
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You Can't Use A Drone To Film Yourself Skiing But These Ex-Googlers Will Do It For You

You Can't Use A Drone To Film Yourself Skiing But These Ex-Googlers Will Do It For You | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Cape Productions has the exclusive buy-in from ski resorts to offer customers drone footage, and it's because of its commitment to safety.
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