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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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Instagram adds travel search appeal

Instagram adds travel search appeal | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

As if Instagram wasn’t appealing enough to the travel industry, it’s gone and introduced some brand new features for explorers. The app is introducing a largely improved search experience, including the addition of Places Search, which makes it easier to discover new places around the world. Ideal for researching exotic locations, exploring a new getaway destination or a hot new restaurant, taking a virtual look at a hotel or just seeing whether it's sunny at your favourite beach, the new feature brings a world of advantages for any travellers. On top of this, Instagram is also adding Top Search, which lets you search across People, Places and Tags all from a single search box. Find out more.


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Travelers can experience their destination’s weather at Swedish airport

Travelers can experience their destination’s weather at Swedish airport | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Arlanda Airport now has an immersive Climate Portal, which enables visitors experience the weather conditions of destinations around the world.
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Disney: Selfie sticks will be banned starting Tuesday

Disney: Selfie sticks will be banned starting Tuesday | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Don’t bring your selfie stick to Disney World.
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Now You Can Take Instagram Classes at the Mandarin Oriental Miami

Now You Can Take Instagram Classes at the Mandarin Oriental Miami | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Mandarin Oriental's Miami outpost is capitalizing on the vacation Instagramtrend by offering guests a two-daypackagethat includes iPhone photo classes ...
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Lyfe Media's curator insight, June 23, 11:39 AM

What's the point of traveling if you can't make all of your friends jealous via Instagram? According to the Article above from FoodandWine.com, that's exactly what this Miami Hotel is banking on. Apparently, this voyeuristic jealousy is worth it so some travelers to pay extra to learn how to make it happen. LyfeTraveler

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Discover the best diners, scenic spots, attractions, hotels, and much more with over a million amazing points of interest. Roadtrippers has places you just won't find anywhere else!

Discover the best diners, scenic spots, attractions, hotels, and much more with over a million amazing points of interest. Roadtrippers has places you just won't find anywhere else! | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A Map on Roadtrippers - Maps built for travelers.
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Social Media FACTS for Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Social Media Facts for the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Industries. The history of waves of disruption and opportunity. The most important social marketing ch…

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Fusion Tourism's curator insight, June 16, 10:17 AM

As I re-post this, the Live News Television programs or the TV itself are being replaced by those Meerkats, Periscope live casting around the globe in seconds 24/7 through our handy smart mobile phones!  :-)

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Marriott Becomes First Hotel Chain to Offer Guests Netflix

Marriott Becomes First Hotel Chain to Offer Guests Netflix | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Marriott International Inc. says its flagship hotel unit will offer guests access to Netflix Inc.'s streaming-video service on TVs in its guest rooms. Sele

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Google Maps Offers Dragon As Public Transportation Option

Google Maps Offers Dragon As Public Transportation Option | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Google Maps now provides people in Great Britain with real-time information about the best and quickest ways to get places -- regardless of whether commuters choose to travel by train, tube, bus, boat
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New Zealand DMO Launches Instagram Campaign | Digital Tourism Think Tank

New Zealand DMO Launches Instagram Campaign | Digital Tourism Think Tank | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Personnel from the New Zealand tourist board have recently become bloggers and Instagramers in a digital campaign which is particularly aimed at Australians. The message behind this marketing push is to entice Australians to cross the Tasman and spend a winter weekend in Christchurch and Canterbury; two important cities in neighbouring New Zealand.


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Olivier P. Soares's curator insight, June 8, 7:30 AM

Finally a good case study of Instagram campaign within the travel industry !

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Travel Tip: The Features of New Hotel Apps

Travel Tip: The Features of New Hotel Apps | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotel apps for specific chains can make life easier, and not just for booking. Some can function within your room—and inside the hotel.
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Spirit Airlines robot responds to questions on social media

Spirit Airlines robot responds to questions on social media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Most major airlines now employ a team of workers to respond to passenger complaints and questions that appear on social media sites such as Twitter . Spirit Airlines says "a big social media team costs money," so it uses a robot.

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Infographic: How Your Generation Influences the Way You Travel - Adweek

Infographic: How Your Generation Influences the Way You Travel - Adweek | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Spring and early summer's resurgence of life also heralds the return of the travel bug. Summer holidays and school vacation send affluent families across the U.S. to far-flung destinations both domestic and international.

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Young travellers seeking connectivity, comfort and accessibility

Young travellers seeking connectivity, comfort and accessibility | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

According to the latest survey from Topdeck, it's life experiences and cultural enrichment that float the boat of young travellers, rather than selfies with the Eiffel Tower. The 2015 Global Youth Travel Survey, which saw more than 31,000 people from 134 countries respond to a bunch of travel-related questions, has shown that young people are chasing more when they jump on that plane overseas. The survey highlighted that only 2% of the Gen Y and Z crew would be happy to pay extra to sleep in a five star hotel, compared to 46% who prefer the social community found in hostels and shared spaces. Experiencing new culture and eating the local foods are what inspires travel in 86% and 69% of young people respectively, despite partying still ranking at a solid 44%. Click here to read the results.


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Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, June 1, 10:26 AM

Once more this is a game changer for the travel industry

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The 2015 Global Youth Travel Survey, which saw more than 31,000 people from 134 countries respond to a bunch of travel-related questions, has shown that young people are chasing more when they jump on that plane overseas. 

Panos Fotiadis's curator insight, June 2, 4:14 AM

what do young travelers want ? some hints here...

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The world of hotel web marketing, in one complex chart

The world of hotel web marketing, in one complex chart | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Rate parity, search engine optimisation, keyword buying, distribution strategies - themes that many a hotel owner or intermediary grapple over every day.
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What trends in stock photos reveal about destination marketing

What trends in stock photos reveal about destination marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Shutterstock, the stock imagery platform, has revealed download data that shows which destinations are the most popular worldwide.
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Move along, Twitter - Facebook will be the future of customer service in travel

Move along, Twitter - Facebook will be the future of customer service in travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Sorry, Twitter lovers - It’s time to upend some common assumptions. Forget the tweets, Facebook is the place.
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Norman Peires's curator insight, June 28, 3:03 PM

Interesting...

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New Zealand DMO Launches Instagram Campaign | Digital Tourism Think Tank

New Zealand DMO Launches Instagram Campaign | Digital Tourism Think Tank | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

This campaign is yet another example of something which the Digital Tourism Think Tank has reported on previously on numerous occasions. It is becoming increasingly valuable, and indeed important, to utilise authentic content produced by bloggers and other genuine local voices in order to convey something about a region that outsiders may not inherently understand, or even be aware of.

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Calling All True Adventurers

Calling All True Adventurers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Roswell UFO Festival
July 3RD -5TH, 2015  

The City of Roswell invites UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration of one of the most debated incidents in history. The three-day event will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, a pet costume contest, parade, family-friendly activities and more.

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Millennials - how and when are they connecting with travel online

Millennials - how and when are they connecting with travel online | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Another week, another major study into the search and shopping behaviour of so-called millennials for their travels.
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Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, June 13, 12:31 PM

Interesting research on how much we are using mobile technologies to research and travel

Panos Fotiadis's curator insight, June 15, 3:57 AM

As Lao Che once said "if you wish to acquire a customer, you need to understand him first (or something like this)...

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The Four Seasons Launches a New Do-Everything App

The Four Seasons Launches a New Do-Everything App | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The hotel chain adds a sleek new mobile app to the mix, offering everything from check-in to concierge services for guests who prefer to type, not talk.
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Shazam could do for travel what it did to music search

Shazam could do for travel what it did to music search | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Before Shazam, remember the days when we would all wonder if QR Codes could ever REALLY become something that people would actually use.
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Monarch Airlines to offer onboard ordering via Apple Watch app

Monarch Airlines to offer onboard ordering via Apple Watch app | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Monarch Airlines will launch an Apple Watch app that allows passengers to order food, drinks and duty free products via their smartwatch while onboard.
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Bye bye brand: Urbanspoon melts away into Zomato

Bye bye brand: Urbanspoon melts away into Zomato | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Rather than wait any longer or try to softly merge the platforms, Zomato has decided to quickly pull the plug on Urbanspoon to complete its purchase.
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Visit Orlando announces new marketing campaign at IPW

Visit Orlando announces new marketing campaign at IPW | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Orlando attractions do a great job selling themselves, so Visit Orlando is launching a new marketing campaign this summer to hear about individual stories and memories from tourists.
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eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, June 1, 11:27 PM

We just love Visit Orlando!

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A New Magazine For Whisky Drinkers Exists Only On Instagram

A New Magazine For Whisky Drinkers Exists Only On Instagram | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Ballantine's plays with the platform's features to create a unique branded content play.
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