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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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DESTINATION MARKETING TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2015

DESTINATION MARKETING TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2015 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Here at TOPOSOPHY we believe that you can only take the best decisions when you can see the bigger picture – so we’re starting the New Year with in-depth analysis of the biggest trends emerging in global tourism and marketing.


Download the report and discover our top 15 travel trends for 2015…

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Mega (and meta) digital social mobile study released

Mega (and meta) digital social mobile study released | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Wearesocial has released its Digital Social Mobile in 2015 report, "the most comprehensive, free compendium of up-to-date digital data you’ll find."
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Visit California relaunches, in once-a-decade site overhaul - Tnooz

Visit California relaunches, in once-a-decade site overhaul - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Visit California, the digital portal for the state’s direct marketing organization (DMO), has relaunched.

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Google pursues higher quality local reviews with Local Guides program

Google pursues higher quality local reviews with Local Guides program | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Google has launched a program called Local Guides in a concerted effort to increase the quality and quantity of local reviews on its platform.
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Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau Invites Travelers to #LetHawaiiHappen

As part of an innovative social media engagement program being launched this month, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) is encouraging residents and visitors to show how the best part of traveling throughout The Hawaiian Islands can often be those wonderful unplanned moments of a “planned” vacation.

HVCB is inviting travelers to tag #LetHawaiiHappen in their social media posts to share these personal Hawaii vacation memories with the rest of the world, and also to see how others enjoyed their days and nights across the islands.


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Travel hashtags - #types and #reasonsforuse

Travel hashtags - #types and #reasonsforuse | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Twitter (and its social media cousins at Facebook and Instagram) has ensured hashtags have become part of modern verbal vernacular.
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Marriott won't block personal wifi hotspots after all

Marriott won't block personal wifi hotspots after all | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Marriott says it has backed off of its plan to block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of its managed hotels.
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Facebook still king of popular kids on social media

Facebook still king of popular kids on social media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Despite the lack of growth in users, the latest data from Pew Research shows that the dominant social network is engaging users more then ever.
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Accor Hotels: How it's adapting to mobile

Accor Hotels: How it's adapting to mobile | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
About 12% of Accor's roughly $2 billion in digital revenue last year came through mobile. The goal is to get it to 40% in three years' time.
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Kickstarter: what a travel blogger wishes she had known

Kickstarter: what a travel blogger wishes she had known | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
In August 2012, Christine Gilbert of the travel blog Almost Fearless raised $37,406 via Kickstarter to fund a documentary, thrice as much as her first try.
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Great insight into how to increase your chances of hitting your crowdfunding target!

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Design a Maze for the Stanley Hotel

Design a Maze for the Stanley Hotel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, has been in business over 100 years, but it became much more famous after novelist Stephen King stayed there and was inspired to write The Shining. The current owners embrace the hotel’s connection to the King story (even though the 1980 movie was not filmed there) and are planning to erect a 61,500 square foot hedge maze, consisting of 1,600 to 2,000 Alpine Currant hedge bushes, designed by …well, that could be you!A design contest is open
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Arizona looks to tourism for economic boost

Arizona looks to tourism for economic boost | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Tourism brings in millions of new dollars, adding to Arizona's regional domestic product. Any export-generated dollars goes a long way to cutting the $1.5 billion deficit over the next 18 months.
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Social Media Marketing in 3 Easy Days [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Marketing in 3 Easy Days [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A solid social media marketing schedule will keep your social network active, and help grow your business / brand fan base in an organic and productive manner.

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keep social media activated to increase business exposure

 

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añada su visión ...

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Food Photography Tips for Instagram and Smartphones

Food Photography Tips for Instagram and Smartphones | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that food is the best part of traveling—and sharing food photography on Instagram is one way to capture those memories. Here's how to take the best #nofilter pics of your favorite culinary finds.
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Locals trade travel tips in “Goodness” marketplace

Locals trade travel tips in “Goodness” marketplace | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Kate's Goodness is an Instagram-style, curated stream of travel recommendations from in-the-know locals.
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Best airlines in the world via web reviews

Best airlines in the world via web reviews | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

After collecting 30,000 reviews, European online travel agency eDreams has picked a novel way of displaying what it says are the best airlines in the world. Respondents were asked to rate airlines according to their overall experience, value for money, check-in boarding experience, VIP lounge, aircraft, cleanliness and aircraft condition, comfort/space between seats, service and in-flight entertainment. Singapore Airlines, Korean Air and China topped the list while Icelandair, Air Algeria and Blu Express rounded out the list's bottom end. Click here for additional information.


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Extreme Travel Instagrammers

Extreme Travel Instagrammers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Whether scaling bridges, posing on cliff ledges, or exploring abandoned sites, these daredevil Instagrammers go to extremes to capture spectacular travel images."

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Platform lets travellers find the perfect locals for tailored nightlife tours

Platform lets travellers find the perfect locals for tailored nightlife tours | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Zoolafix connects visiting party people with a local "Fixer" to show them the town.
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Google Glass still has ‘huge potential’ for airlines and airports

Google Glass still has ‘huge potential’ for airlines and airports | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
SITA Lab’s Renaud Irminger and Virgin Atlantic’s Tim Graham share their thoughts on what Google’s latest announcement means for the air transport industry.
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Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money

Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Your smartphone is about to become your best friend when traveling abroad, even if you don't want to shell out big bucks for an international data plan. An update to the Google Translate app, announced Wednesday, will add the ability to translate printed text by aiming your phone's camera at it -- even if you don't have an Internet or data connection.

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United poised to offer tablet holders in first class

United poised to offer tablet holders in first class | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Aircraft interiors decisions are some of the most closely guarded secrets in the airline industry. Divulging details to media about pending mega aircraft orders has become fairly commonplace, but airline management seem to take a vow of silence when it comes to the highly competitive passenger experience (#PaxEx) space. It’s understandable, then, that United Airlines has...
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9 Instagram Accounts Guaranteed To Give You Wanderlust

9 Instagram Accounts Guaranteed To Give You Wanderlust | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Attn: backpackers, cyclists, adventurers, people bored at work.
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Travel Agent's Reddit AMA Breaks the Internet

Travel Agent's Reddit AMA Breaks the Internet | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Strictly Vacation’s Steve Shulem marvels as his “Ask Me Anything” post catapults to top rankings on Reddit, a website popular with millennials.
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Beautiful travel images drive engagement, yet crush site performance

Beautiful travel images drive engagement, yet crush site performance | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A shopper landing on the many travel homepages gets a breathtaking digital experience. As we all know, travel images are all the rage.
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