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New ‘nap centres’ installed at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

New ‘nap centres’ installed at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Scientifically engineered, around the clock sleeping suites have been introduced at DFW as part of a $2.3 billion terminal development programme.
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How The Internet Created The Superstar Travel Agent

How The Internet Created The Superstar Travel Agent | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Internet, experts said, was going to kill travel agents. In the nineties, airline and hotel executives gleefully dreamed of cutting out the middleman, saving on commissions, and creating direct relationships with their customers. Instead they got OTAs (online travel agents), whose dominance has led to even higher mass travel [...]
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A new way for brands to tell stories on Instagram

A new way for brands to tell stories on Instagram | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Instagram's advertising product has received a significant upgrade that will appeal to travel marketers of all kinds: it's called Carousel Ads. Rather than one image sitting in the standard Instagram scroll, small buttons will appear below ads with multiple images. Users can then swipe to experience the other images, with a final screen featuring a call-to-action that promises to create an actual conversion funnel for advertising on the visual photography medium that is Instagram. The company says it is trying to replicate the feeling of a multi-page magazine spread with the inherent tracking advantages that a digital experience provides. The viability of these units for travel greatly depends on the cost, which is dependent on engagement. If the conversions are low, then the unit, may not be financially viable for travel marketing. Read more on the Instagram business blog.


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Thailand attraction ignites social media storm with elephant picture on Facebook

Thailand attraction ignites social media storm with elephant picture on Facebook | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Not a good week to be the Nikki Beach Resort on the island of Phuket in southern Thailand - or one of the local elephants. Facebook users have spoken.
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Why the Apple Watch will enable personalised travel

Why the Apple Watch will enable personalised travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Apple’s multi-device platform has enabled its strong position in the smartphone market, and we can expect to see similar uptake in the Apple Watch.
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Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt and American are top performers on social

Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt and American are top performers on social | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Ritz Carlton, Hyatt and American Airlines all perform well on social according to the latest rankings by social media performance indexer eValue Analytics.
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Literally step into works of art #selfiemuseum

Literally step into works of art #selfiemuseum | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Art in Island lets visitors engage with reproductions of over 200 paintings old and new, many of which are displayed in 3D through tricks of perspective.
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Best Beaches in the U.S. Unveiled by TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards

Best Beaches in the U.S. Unveiled by TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The third annual TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards revealed the best beaches in America.
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Hilton loyalty program site was vulnerable to password-free hacking - Tnooz

Hilton loyalty program site was vulnerable to password-free hacking - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Vulnerabilities in the website system for Hilton Honors could have opened the door to theft of personal information. But the flaw has been fixed.
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Twitter's 10 most popular Spring Break escapes

Twitter's 10 most popular Spring Break escapes | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Spring Breakers tweeted about these 10 destinations the most in 2015.
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Personalized smartphone map shows users their favorite places

Personalized smartphone map shows users their favorite places | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Citymaps enables users to 'collect' and share places they love. It will even begin to suggest points of interest based on their use.
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aitouaddaC's curator insight, March 23, 1:30 AM

Des fois, se perdre c'est trouver de nouvelles pépites ! 

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Hotels for the Next Generation

Hotels for the Next Generation | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Marriott, Hilton and other big chains are appealing to “lifestyle” travelers, with lower prices, industrial design and high-tech everything.
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india cox's curator insight, March 22, 5:46 AM

Wow these are amazing!

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Tunisian tourism gets social media boost - CNN.com

Tunisian tourism gets social media boost  - CNN.com | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
"I will come to Tunisia." It's a bold pledge, some might say. But people across the globe are making that vow despite the deadly Bardo Museum attack.
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A Better Way To Digitally Store Travel Documents

A Better Way To Digitally Store Travel Documents | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The updated TripIt app makes it easy to safely and securely store important travel info like copies of your passport.
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Yelp Platform claims 1.5 million transactions to date

Yelp Platform claims 1.5 million transactions to date | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Yelp is continuing its push to expand beyond its core restaurant review service and into a fully bookable small business platform.
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New WiFi Threat for Hotels - Security Tips for Travelers

New WiFi Threat for Hotels - Security Tips for Travelers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
It's never a good idea to connect to the public WiFi network at a hotel (or anywhere else for that matter), but here's yet another reason why travelers should be careful - a new report found that the WiFi router used by most hotels is vulnerable to h...
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Social tourism marketing: power of in-tweet: why loosing 50% visitors?

Social tourism marketing: power of in-tweet: why loosing 50% visitors? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
With decreasing attention span of online audiences it is all about fast, effective and effortless content consumption. In-tweet services and options meet this challenge. Here are examples on using in-tweet slides, video and twitter cards in tourism marketing - with very encouraging analytics results. Plus: some research on how greater players use it and on options to come very soon.In a recent post I wrote about in-tweet slides from SlideShare to increase awareness. In the meantime, we posted several presentations for hotels and vacation providers in Germany and for a Germany travel agency on

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Olivier P. Soares's curator insight, March 17, 11:58 AM

Excellent usage examples of Twitter and Twitter cards in the hospitality sector !

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Hotel leaders: Travelers of all age groups want connectivity

Hotel leaders: Travelers of all age groups want connectivity | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotel Management’s Thirty Under 30 class of 2015 reveals both similarities and differences in technology use among age groups, and their challenges and opportunities.
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Switzerland revs up digital marketing to counter currency shifts

Switzerland revs up digital marketing to counter currency shifts | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
This week Switzerland launches a digital marketing campaign in the US, where it has seen steady growth in in-bound visits despite currency fluctuations.
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Time for airlines to rethink their social media marketing

Time for airlines to rethink their social media marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Marketers have long extolled the benefits of social media marketing. But, as the potential for organic reach fades, brands will have to invest in social media to reach customers
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Surreal Photos from Inside the ‘Fake Vacation‘ Industry

Surreal Photos from Inside the 'Fake Vacation' Industry - Gone - Medium

It’s hot, the water’s warm, and blue skies stretch as far as the eye can see. Which actually isn’t very far at all since, all sensory evidence to the contrary, we’re indoors — clustered inside a giant plastic globe in one of the oldest industrial centers of Northern Europe. Welcome to the world of “fake vacations,” as documented by Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler.

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Exactly how many likes were lost by hotels in the Great Purge?

Exactly how many likes were lost by hotels in the Great Purge? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook's Great Purge came to a close last week, and many hotel brands experienced precipitous drops in total likes on the social network.
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The importance of traits for top destinations

The importance of traits for top destinations | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Brand USA has fielded a study in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and the United Kingdom to better understand the influence and importance of various traits on travel decisions. The desire to visit the U.S. is most strongly driven by natural landscapes and cultural landscapes while Australia attracts visitors for its beautiful natural landscapes and beaches. Spain's special events draw the interest of travellers while Italy and France are known for their cultural and historical attractions. Natural features and landscapes are the top draw for most markets, followed often by cultural attractions. While dining is not considered the strongest attraction for any country, travellers interested in visiting Italy are the most likely to be motivated by food. U.S. visitors are the least likely to be motivated by its food. Click here for more information.


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Panos Fotiadis's curator insight, March 23, 4:12 AM

Brand USA is searching what attracts travelers...

Zeke Robinson's curator insight, March 23, 11:33 PM

It explains how different areas bring in people to visit/live there and this is all quite true in fact.

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Where to Take the Perfect Selfie in Front of 1 World Trade Center

Where to Take the Perfect Selfie in Front of 1 World Trade Center | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
No cameraphone? No stick? No problem! New York's Downtown Alliance has set up a selfie-taking gizmo to capture the perfect photo of One World Trade
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TripAdvisor ramps up attractions strategy, shows why it splashed out $200 million on Viator

TripAdvisor ramps up attractions strategy, shows why it splashed out $200 million on Viator | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor is embarking on a major strategy to woo providers of tours and activities to the platform, with promises of direct sales to consumers.
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Google played hardball with TripAdvisor and Yelp, says leaked FTC report

Google played hardball with TripAdvisor and Yelp, says leaked FTC report | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A leaked US regulatory report supports claims made a few years ago by travel companies that Google used its monopoly power in search to punish rivals.
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