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100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012

100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Here are 100 of the most fascinating social media statistics and figures from 2012 that can help you better understand Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google Plus for the coming year.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Reaching Travelers on Facebook

INFOGRAPHIC: Reaching Travelers on Facebook | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
One of the most popular topics of discussion on Facebook is travel. People love posting vacation photos, as well as using Facebook’s structured status updates to say where they’re going. Ampush, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, put together an infographic showing how advertisers can target these Facebook users filled with wanderlust.  
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Ads Promote Tennessee as ‘Made’ for Visitors

Ads Promote Tennessee as ‘Made’ for Visitors | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The tourism campaign, by VML of Kansas City, Mo., features print, digital and TV ads as well as branded content and an Internet presence.
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Tourists Will Soon Be Welcomed to 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Tourists Will Soon Be Welcomed to 'Sweet Home Alabama' | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Forty-one years after Lynyrd Skynrd recorded "Sweet Home Alabama," the state will be adopting the slogan for signs welcoming visitors at the state lines.

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The Value of Storytelling on Facebook for Marketers

The Value of Storytelling on Facebook for Marketers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Everyone loves a good story. That’s especially true when it comes to advertising.

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Millennials Changing the Hotel Landscape through Social Media

Millennials Changing the Hotel Landscape through Social Media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Millennials Changing the Hotel Landscape through Social Media Millennials is the Social Generations. They are the founders of the Social Media Movement; constantly connected to their Social circles via online and mobile. And they are very savvy shoppers, always looking for the best deals. But they are willing to pay more for products and services…

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How You Can Travel To Space—Now

How You Can Travel To Space—Now | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Want to broaden your travel horizons? Book a trip with one of these companies, which promise to take you to space—yes, really.
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Film Tourism Aims to Boost New Mexico Visitations

Film Tourism Aims to Boost New Mexico Visitations | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The New Mexico Film Office is trying to lure filmmakers and tourists to New Mexico, believing film tourism will be a big draw.
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Marriott expands mobile platform to integrate with iBeacons

Marriott expands mobile platform to integrate with iBeacons | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

In a significant expansion of its already cutting-edge mobile platform, Marriott is piloting the use of  iBeacons to send guests push notifications based on their location at one of its properties.

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Everything you need to know about content marketing for hotels

Everything you need to know about content marketing for hotels | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
To establish and maintain a competitive advantage, hotels need to update their content marketing strategy to reflect changes in the digital sphere.
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The Right Way to Unplug When You're on Vacation

The Right Way to Unplug When You're on Vacation | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
You don’t have to disconnect completely to get away from work.
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Maryland's taxi cab industry takes on Uber, Lyft and wants them to be more cab-like

Maryland's taxi cab industry takes on Uber, Lyft and wants them to be more cab-like | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Maryland Public Service Commission remains mum on when it will rule on whether the ride-sharing companies can continue to operate in Maryland without PSC oversight.
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Study: Business travelers value reputation

Study: Business travelers value reputation | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
According to a study presented at HSMAI’s ROC, the sentiment of reviews is the most important factor in business travelers’ booking decisions.
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Why You Should Use Priceline for Your Next Car Rental

Why You Should Use Priceline for Your Next Car Rental | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Online booking site Priceline.com recently launched a feature that lets users reserve luxury and specialty cars through Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Sixt.
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These are the most stunning national parks on Instagram

These are the most stunning national parks on Instagram | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
And 10 of them aren't the Grand Canyon!
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New 'Plaza-opoly' Board Game Inspired by Iconic Hotel

New 'Plaza-opoly' Board Game Inspired by Iconic Hotel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Debuting later this month, Plaza-opoly features Plaza-inspired instructions, playing cards and themed board spaces.
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Hotel Apps That Go Beyond the Basics

Hotel Apps That Go Beyond the Basics | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Most hotel apps cover the basics these days: a browsable database of the brand's properties, a reservations booking system, a way to watch your loyalty-program points. But these smartphone and iPad apps stand out for the creative extras they offer.
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More hotels offer loyalty points for posting promo photos on social media

More hotels offer loyalty points for posting promo photos on social media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is getting in on the social sharing game by offering loyalty points to guests who share photos on social networks.
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10 Basic Things a Hotel Must Offer Guests

10 Basic Things a Hotel Must Offer Guests | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
HotelChatter's former front desk manager has returned with some helpful advice for all the hotels out there.
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This isn't even the weirdest room at this hotel

This isn't even the weirdest room at this hotel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Step into your hotel room, and an alternate universe.
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TripAdvisor lets users post reviews direct from hotel Facebook pages

TripAdvisor lets users post reviews direct from hotel Facebook pages | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor wants to make it easier for hotels and other services to get reviews, with a major upgrade to its Facebook widget.
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Not the waiter’s fault! Why restaurant service is slow

Not the waiter’s fault! Why restaurant service is slow | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Noyes Street Cafe in Evanston. Photo: Gerald Farinas. Ten years. That's the timeframe a busy New York City restaurant looked at to figure out why customers were leaving so many bad reviews and complaining about slow service. The firm that was hired sped through video footage of those ten years and figured out what the problem was. The startling discovery is quite certain a problem felt at eateries across our own Chicago cityscape—and the nation, too. Someone at the Midtown East restaurant posted a fascinating play-by-play of what was going on at the eatery on a typical day. The summation on Craigslist ended up pointing the finger at present-day American culture and the bad habits we've picked up. Here is the post in its entirety—with a few minor style edits for our publication. We are a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists alike. Having been in business for many years, we noticed that although the number of customers we serve on a daily basis is almost the same today as it
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UK Spaceport Announced for 2018

UK Spaceport Announced for 2018 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The British government wants to build a UK spaceport, and most of the suggested locations are in Scotland.
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Park benches charge phones and offer local area information

Park benches charge phones and offer local area information | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Boston-based Soofa is turning urban furniture into solar-powered information centers and charge points for cities' public spaces.
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#Marriott to track guests and offer deals via mobile

#Marriott to track guests and offer deals via mobile | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Marriott to track guests and offer deals via mobile USA TODAY Robert Cole, founder of RockCheetah, a hotel marketing strategy and travel technology consulting firm, says other hotels are starting to experiment with "geo-targeting." He...

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Are Travel Upgrades Worth it?

Are Travel Upgrades Worth it? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Are hotel upgrades and flight upgrades actually worth it? Find out from George Hobica, founder of travel site AirfareWatchdog.com.
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