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Haiti starts mass media tourism campaign in Miami

Haiti starts mass media tourism campaign in Miami | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Tourism and the General consulate of Haiti in Miami started a mass media campaign by purchasing a billboard placement on the I-95 highway in the Miami Dade county area.
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Hotels Make Taking a Selfie an Entire Vacation Experience

Hotels Make Taking a Selfie an Entire Vacation Experience | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Selfie vacation packages are now offered at hotels around the world.
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Full-body scanners? One day entire jetliners might be scanned

Full-body scanners? One day entire jetliners might be scanned | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Some day security screening may not end when you board your plane.
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AAA Travel estimates 34.7 million Americans will travel for Labor Day

AAA Travel estimates 34.7 million Americans will travel for Labor Day | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A 1.3 percent increase in travelers for Labor Day hints at growing consumer confidence.
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Hyatt leverages Uber on-demand taxi service to ease travel for guests

Hyatt leverages Uber on-demand taxi service to ease travel for guests | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Hyatt Hotels is integrating its mobile application with the Uber ride-service app to make it easier for guests to get from their current location to their Hyatt hotel.

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The Future of Social Media Customer Service In Travel

The Future of Social Media Customer Service In Travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Recently, we released a new report in our Skift Trends Reports series, titled "Social Media Customer Service Strategies in the Travel Industry, where we lo

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Tips for Using Twitter to Troubleshoot Travel Problems

Tips for Using Twitter to Troubleshoot Travel Problems | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travel companies no longer use Twitter just to plug deals and special offers. It’s now one of their main customer-service tools. And it’s your secret weapon for dealing with airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and more.
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You Like a Hotel, It Likes You Back

You Like a Hotel, It Likes You Back | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
These days it seems easier to get travel perks from Facebook and Twitter than from hotel and airline loyalty programs.
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Why Hotels should avoid having Guest Feedback go viral on Social Media

Why Hotels should avoid having Guest Feedback go viral on Social Media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Why Hotels should avoid having Guest Feedback go viral on Social Media Customers has relied on trusted resources from their Network to make Hotel reservations long before both Internet and Social Media made Guest Feedback more available. The casual leisure traveler maybe shared their experience with ten of their closets friends. While the business traveler…

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Will travel blogging as we know it fade into the sunset?

Will travel blogging as we know it fade into the sunset? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travel blogging will change. It has to simply because channels evolve. But will services such as Trover come to the fore instead?
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Ritz-Carlton's Big Announcement And The Luxury-Mobile Paradox

Ritz-Carlton's Big Announcement And The Luxury-Mobile Paradox | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Mobile and self-service customer support aren’t yet a reality at the great luxury hotels of today. This is in spite of the expectations of today’s customers, and of the dominant customers of the very near future: the uniquely large millennial generation of customers: young people born 1980-2000 who will  soon [...]
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YouTube sees spike in consumption of branded travel videos

YouTube sees spike in consumption of branded travel videos | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
YouTube has seen a year-over-year spike in consumption of branded travel videos, according to a new detailed whitepaper about the video platform.
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How Pinterest Messaging could transform travel planning

How Pinterest Messaging could transform travel planning | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Messaging, a recently announced feature on the photo-pinning platform Pinterest, is the next phase of its domination of targeted consumer engagement.

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France crowned most popular country in the world

France crowned most popular country in the world | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
France was streets ahead of every other country, welcoming 15million more tourists than the US, which took second place, and more than double the number who visited the UK.

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The Hotel Booking App That Could Change How You Book

The Hotel Booking App That Could Change How You Book | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Founded by some former Expedia execs, the new hotel booking app Roomlia aims to create an ideal user experience on both sides — for users and hotels alike.
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As digital media now primarily consumed on mobile, brands must keep up

As digital media now primarily consumed on mobile, brands must keep up | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
comScore has released its latest report looking at the digital media consumption habits of American consumers, offering yet another reminder that brands must keep up in order to maintain mindshare.
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Traveling for Thanksgiving? Buy Your Flight This Week

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Buy Your Flight This Week | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Reserving your Thanksgiving flight before Labor Day will save you some serious cash.
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Upcoming report: social media shows promise in luxe travel

Upcoming report: social media shows promise in luxe travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
"Small really is big in the world of social media," said Simon Mayle, head of marketing for the ILTM Portfolio
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One in eight bookings at smaller hotels are made on mobile devices

One in eight bookings at smaller hotels are made on mobile devices | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The massive shift from desktop to mobile devices and tablets continues its rigorous pace, and the change is not limited to the major global hotel companies.
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Of course, the Uber for private jets is here

Of course, the Uber for private jets is here | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
If you've got the money, this is the app for you.
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TripAdvisor's Airfarewatchdog quietly launches curated hotel picks - Tnooz

TripAdvisor's Airfarewatchdog quietly launches curated hotel picks - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Airfarewatchdog is testing a curated hotels recommendation service that names the top 20 hotels per destination by price, location, and TripAdvisor ratings.
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TripAdvisor integrates with Uber so users can get to hotels and attractions

TripAdvisor integrates with Uber so users can get to hotels and attractions | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Interesting move from TripAdvisor as it puts Uber on its app and mobile website so users can find their way to restaurants, attractions and hotels.
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Stockholm tourist guide is based on the city’s most popular taxi trips

Stockholm tourist guide is based on the city’s most popular taxi trips | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Sweden's Taxi Trails shows the most popular cab destinations in real-time to offer city suggestions for tourists.
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Video Best Practices in Travel Marketing

Video Best Practices in Travel Marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Earlier in 2014, Tourisme Montreal launched a six-part web series called Montreal Boy, some strings attached, just like you’d watch a television series on your home screen or Netflix. The novel aspect here is that the destination itself, Montreal, plays a second role to the main characters, which are a gay couple. This web series is a part of Montreal’s unique campaigns for the LGBT community, and it contributes to a brand positioning as gay-friendly travel destination.


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Hemingway for Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton's Flash Fiction Ads

Hemingway for Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton's Flash Fiction Ads | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

It could almost be a writing workshop prompt: tell a story, do it in six words, go for the wow effect — and that’s exactly what the Ritz-Carlton wants. Recently, the hotel company launched a campaign inviting social media friends and followers to provide six-word stories about their Ritz-Carlton experiences with the hashtag #RCMemories. 


The company calls these stories “Six Word Wows,” and the campaign, if one were to believe the corporate website’s press release tagline, is “Paying Homage To Classic Ernest Hemingway Line.” “Which classic Hemingway line?” we might ask. “If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them”?


No, Ritz-Carlton is referring to the probably apocryphal  anecdote that when bet he couldn’t write a story in six words, Hemingway replied, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”....


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Smart content marketing campaign and even smarter by crowdsourcing storytelling.

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More Hospitality Chains Offer Social Media Rewards

One gets the impression that with some careful scheduling of their social media activity, a savvy social media user could stay in hotels for the rest of their lives and never have to pay -- provided they don’t mind turning over their social feeds to posts about hospitality providers. In recent weeks even more hospitality chains have jumped on the social media rewards bandwagon, offering customers free rooms and assorted perks in return for posting about their experience on social media.

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