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Illinois hopes Spielberg's "Lincoln" film will lure tourists

Illinois hopes Spielberg's "Lincoln" film will lure tourists | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

With the new film, there's a renewed interest in Abraham Lincoln's life, and nowhere gets you closer than Illinois,'” said Jen Hoelzle, recently appointed deputy director of the Illinois Office of Tourism.

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Gogo to provide closed captioning on IFE content

Gogo to provide closed captioning on IFE content | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Gogo will provide closed captioning on its IFE streaming content, having reached an agreement with the National Association of the Deaf.
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Meet the new travel apps your guests are using

Meet the new travel apps your guests are using | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
As a hotel professional, it’s your job to know what today's travelers using to get their information, what they’re doing with it, and how to keep your brand on their radar.

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Expedia Overturns Hotel Business Model With Introduction of Bidding for Listings

Expedia Overturns Hotel Business Model With Introduction of Bidding for Listings | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
In what may ultimately develop into a massive change in the way online travel agencies and hotels do business with one another, Expedia Inc. has quietly in
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How a car rental giant is trying to work with (rather than against) Google

How a car rental giant is trying to work with (rather than against) Google | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Google does not currently have a dedicated car rental service, so providers are forced to rely on tweaking their existing ways of working with it.
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SEO alert: Google overhauls its travel search interface for mobile

SEO alert: Google overhauls its travel search interface for mobile | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
In January, Google released a major re-design of its mobile search interface for trip planning. Here is the search engine optimization -- SEO -- impact.
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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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Big Decisions on Mobile

Big Decisions on Mobile | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The growing recognition is that we shouldn’t just jump into mobile because everybody else is doing it.
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Social Media Says Travelers' Paris Fears Have Quickly Declined

Social Media Says Travelers' Paris Fears Have Quickly Declined | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Tourism still hasn't normalized in Paris following November's terrorist attacks but American and European travelers' security perceptions of the French cap
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The Year of Virtual Reality - Digital Tourism Think Tank

The Year of Virtual Reality - Digital Tourism Think Tank | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
To say that 2016 will be the year of VR is nothing short of an understatement and believe me, that’s coming from a VR sceptic.
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Customization, Freedom and the Next Phase of Luxury Travel

Customization, Freedom and the Next Phase of Luxury Travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
It's not enough for luxury tour operators to build pricy, exclusive travel experiences anymore. Shifting consumer behavior has led to the need to develop a
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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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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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