ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - New Mexico's Tourism Department is setting its sights closer to home this winter, trying to inspire state pride and in-state tourism using social media. The Department has started pushing the hashtag #NewMexicoTrue using a new commercial in movie theaters and billboards throughout the state. "We want to see from folks what they…
It was a busy year in social media -- so busy that inevitably I missed some cool stories. Here's a neat one from this summer that flew under my radar: it seems one of the world's largest hospitality chains is getting into the social media business, with Marriott's ongoing experiment to create a social network for guests staying at its hotels, focused on the hotel lobby as a place to mingle and meet other guests.
While Facebook posts and Twitter feeds aren’t going to stop showing up on hoteliers’ marketing to-do lists, experts contend the operational models of “sharing economy” sites like Airbnb mean hotel companies need a seismic shift in their thinking. That starts with upping the ante on all aspects of the mobile experience. - See more at: http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/54924#sthash.CzA8eTCj.dpuf
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All that time you thought was wasted on social media may actually pay off. If you're super-popular on Facebook or Instagram you can stay at a luxury hotel for free, courtesy of the new "Social Network as Currency" promotion from the Nordic Light Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.
North Korea launched a travel website on Monday that is decidedly more strange than it is inviting -- particularly since the country currently has a ban on international tourists entering the country due to fears of the Ebola virus.
Australia has a new claim to fame: being the most popular country in the world on Instagram.
The official tourism Australia page @Australia has just amassed over one million followers, making it easily the most followed national destination page in the world.
The page, which is run by a small team of social media experts, has blown the completion out of the water, with it's British counterpart carrying only 131,000 followers, and the New Zealand account having only 30,000.
It features stunning images of quintessentially Australian icons like Kangaroos, Koalas and distinctly rugged landscapes, with many of the images garnering over 50,000 likes.
Tourism Australia's social media team has published a presentation outlining how it uses its @Australia Instagram page to inspire the world to travel to and through Australia. This can be viewed at http://www.slideshare.net/TourismAustralia
There is a new obsession sweeping the globe. Online photo sharing sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr have engulfed the world of travel, pulling it into a new era of escapism and social interaction. From beach selfies to montages of exotic cocktails and immense sunsets, the art of travel has perhaps been changed forever, with the birth of a new breed of tourist; snapping, filtering, cropping and sharing their holidays with hundreds of followers.
The city’s #HowToSantaFe social media campaign didn’t #BreakTheInternet. But city officials say it exceeded their expectations, reaching 4.9 million people worldwide and generating 52.3 million views, according to a report released Tuesday.
Images are more effective in communicating emotions and ideas than words. The reason for this is two-fold; humans interpret the world through visual queues before learning to read and the human brain processes images faster than text. An MIT study in 2014 revealed that it takes as little as 13 milliseconds for humans to process a dozen images. When it comes to printed information, an average American adult reads five words per second. Instagram unlocks the attributes of an image to connect people to their friends, family and brands in an unassuming way. Travellers are looking to their social networks for inspiration and recommendations, before, during and after their holidays. As user generated content is native to Instagram, it is becoming the most effective marketing platform in the evaluation stage - one step away from the purchase decision. Click here for more information.