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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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Literally step into works of art #selfiemuseum

Literally step into works of art #selfiemuseum | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Art in Island lets visitors engage with reproductions of over 200 paintings old and new, many of which are displayed in 3D through tricks of perspective.
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Best Beaches in the U.S. Unveiled by TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards

Best Beaches in the U.S. Unveiled by TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The third annual TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards revealed the best beaches in America.
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Hilton loyalty program site was vulnerable to password-free hacking - Tnooz

Hilton loyalty program site was vulnerable to password-free hacking - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Vulnerabilities in the website system for Hilton Honors could have opened the door to theft of personal information. But the flaw has been fixed.
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Twitter's 10 most popular Spring Break escapes

Twitter's 10 most popular Spring Break escapes | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Spring Breakers tweeted about these 10 destinations the most in 2015.
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Personalized smartphone map shows users their favorite places

Personalized smartphone map shows users their favorite places | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Citymaps enables users to 'collect' and share places they love. It will even begin to suggest points of interest based on their use.
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aitouaddaC's curator insight, March 23, 1:30 AM

Des fois, se perdre c'est trouver de nouvelles pépites ! 

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Hotels for the Next Generation

Hotels for the Next Generation | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Marriott, Hilton and other big chains are appealing to “lifestyle” travelers, with lower prices, industrial design and high-tech everything.
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india cox's curator insight, March 22, 5:46 AM

Wow these are amazing!

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Tunisian tourism gets social media boost - CNN.com

Tunisian tourism gets social media boost  - CNN.com | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
"I will come to Tunisia." It's a bold pledge, some might say. But people across the globe are making that vow despite the deadly Bardo Museum attack.
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A Better Way To Digitally Store Travel Documents

A Better Way To Digitally Store Travel Documents | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The updated TripIt app makes it easy to safely and securely store important travel info like copies of your passport.
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How to protect yourself from joining the plague of forgotten travel apps

How to protect yourself from joining the plague of forgotten travel apps | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Forgotten travel apps are a blot on the landscape of the travel and holiday sectors, according to the latest Ipsos UK research.
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Enterprise Teases Ad On Social Media In A First

Enterprise Teases Ad On Social Media In A First | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
"Family Reunion," developed by Cannonball Advertising and Promotion, focuses on a young woman at a, yes, family reunion, where she is pressured to find a husband, settle down and reproduce in
not-so-subtle-ways by her female relatives.
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What it’s like to have a robot deliver toothpaste to your hotel room

What it’s like to have a robot deliver toothpaste to your hotel room | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
It wears a bow tie and is making deliveries to two Aloft Hotels.
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KLM launches trial of Android smartwatch app

KLM launches trial of Android smartwatch app | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Android smartwatch owners can opt to receive notifications before and during their day of travel, as KLM explores the potential of wearable technology.
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Is social media really a waste of time? Harvard professor gets it wrong

Is social media really a waste of time? Harvard professor gets it wrong | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A prominent author tells brands that social media will not help their bottom line. Marketing leaders think differently.
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Time for airlines to rethink their social media marketing

Time for airlines to rethink their social media marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Marketers have long extolled the benefits of social media marketing. But, as the potential for organic reach fades, brands will have to invest in social media to reach customers
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Surreal Photos from Inside the ‘Fake Vacation‘ Industry

Surreal Photos from Inside the 'Fake Vacation' Industry - Gone - Medium

It’s hot, the water’s warm, and blue skies stretch as far as the eye can see. Which actually isn’t very far at all since, all sensory evidence to the contrary, we’re indoors — clustered inside a giant plastic globe in one of the oldest industrial centers of Northern Europe. Welcome to the world of “fake vacations,” as documented by Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler.

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Exactly how many likes were lost by hotels in the Great Purge?

Exactly how many likes were lost by hotels in the Great Purge? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook's Great Purge came to a close last week, and many hotel brands experienced precipitous drops in total likes on the social network.
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The importance of traits for top destinations

The importance of traits for top destinations | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Brand USA has fielded a study in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and the United Kingdom to better understand the influence and importance of various traits on travel decisions. The desire to visit the U.S. is most strongly driven by natural landscapes and cultural landscapes while Australia attracts visitors for its beautiful natural landscapes and beaches. Spain's special events draw the interest of travellers while Italy and France are known for their cultural and historical attractions. Natural features and landscapes are the top draw for most markets, followed often by cultural attractions. While dining is not considered the strongest attraction for any country, travellers interested in visiting Italy are the most likely to be motivated by food. U.S. visitors are the least likely to be motivated by its food. Click here for more information.


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Brand USA is searching what attracts travelers...

Zeke Robinson's curator insight, March 23, 11:33 PM

It explains how different areas bring in people to visit/live there and this is all quite true in fact.

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Where to Take the Perfect Selfie in Front of 1 World Trade Center

Where to Take the Perfect Selfie in Front of 1 World Trade Center | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
No cameraphone? No stick? No problem! New York's Downtown Alliance has set up a selfie-taking gizmo to capture the perfect photo of One World Trade
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TripAdvisor ramps up attractions strategy, shows why it splashed out $200 million on Viator

TripAdvisor ramps up attractions strategy, shows why it splashed out $200 million on Viator | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor is embarking on a major strategy to woo providers of tours and activities to the platform, with promises of direct sales to consumers.
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Google played hardball with TripAdvisor and Yelp, says leaked FTC report

Google played hardball with TripAdvisor and Yelp, says leaked FTC report | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A leaked US regulatory report supports claims made a few years ago by travel companies that Google used its monopoly power in search to punish rivals.
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Live smartphone tours from locals show remote sightseers the world

Live smartphone tours from locals show remote sightseers the world | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Turkish startup Lopeca enables users to 'see' the world via remote smartphone video tours from locals.
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LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Syposium - New York - April 21, 2015

LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Syposium - New York - April 21, 2015 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Tap into the expanding and diversifying LGBT tourism and hospitality marketplace. This dynamic and fun day of all new content features industry leader case studies, along with a review of Community Marketing & Insights' latest LGBT research and best practices training. We'll cover advertising, marketing & technology concepts that relate directly to LGBT travel. Ideal for tourism offices, CVBs, DMOs, hospitality groups, hotels, tour operators, meeting planners, retailers and more.


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Urban Engines: Navigate the real world as effectively as the digital on

Urban Engines: Navigate the real world as effectively as the digital on | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Urban Engines improves urban mobility — making it easier to get where you’re going — by using information from the billions of trips that people and vehicles make each day. We developed our mapping, visualization, reporting, and analytics platform specifically to provide actionable insights from the increasing amounts of movement data generated by the Internet of Moving Things. Urban Engines software and mobile solutions facilitate better use of already-existing infrastructure, improve city planning, operations, and commuter experience, and spur healthier city growth.

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easyJet unveils new Apple Watch app

easyJet unveils new Apple Watch app | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Easyjet’s new app for the Apple Watch includes smartwatch boarding passes, real-time flight updates, a countdown function and social media integration.
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How to Score The Best Travel Freebies Using Social Media

How to Score The Best Travel Freebies Using Social Media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Forget credit card rewards and frequent flier miles: all you need these days to score travel freebies is a Twitter account. Hotels and airlines are trading discounts and perks -- like free stays, upgrades, and airport lounge passes -- for little more than your hashtags, uploaded pics, and social media love. Here are the easiest ways to take advantage.

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