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Win a wedding by the mayor — Seattle launches gay tourism sweepstakes

Win a wedding by the mayor — Seattle launches gay tourism sweepstakes | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
In a bid to attract more gay and lesbian travelers, Visit Seattle is rolling out a national Marry Me in Seattle sweepstakes. Prizes include having Mayor Ed Murray preside at your wedding.
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What, when and why of downloading an app for travel

What, when and why of downloading an app for travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Google has released some research on what makes consumers download travel apps, what they're using them for and why they stop using them.
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The 50 Instagram accounts you should be following right now

The 50 Instagram accounts you should be following right now | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travel + Leisure's list of the people who make Instagram a traveler's favorite social network.
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Airlines Put Facebook Messenger Chatbots to Work Answering Easy Questions

Airlines Put Facebook Messenger Chatbots to Work Answering Easy Questions | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Every day, 10,000 customers contact Aeromexico to ask questions, and many — such as "Is there a charge for checking a bag?" — are so simple they don't requ
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The Hotel Industry Is Becoming More High-Tech

The Hotel Industry Is Becoming More High-Tech | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The future hotel room is already here. Meet your robot butlers, mechanical mini-bar, and other high-tech gadgets hotels are starting to use.
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Can Chatbots Replace Your Summer Interns?

Can Chatbots Replace Your Summer Interns? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Industry professionals argue that mundane tasks should be automated, and human workers should leverage chatbots to use their time more effectively.
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Agi Anderson's curator insight, May 18, 11:20 PM
Great suggestion to "use this" rather than not that.
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Inaugural Travel Tank Event Takes Successful First Plunge with Region Pitches

Inaugural Travel Tank Event Takes Successful First Plunge with Region Pitches | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Last week, the New Mexico Tourism Department hosted its first ever Travel Tank event in Albuquerque,
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Beverly Hills Mixes Wealth and Health in New Tourism Push

Beverly Hills Mixes Wealth and Health in New Tourism Push | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
You'd think that being known as the ultimate American destination for a certain kind of ostentatious luxury would be enough. But Beverly Hills is not resti
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Technology could improve your brand reputation, but are you using it wrong?

Technology could improve your brand reputation, but are you using it wrong? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Air travel could be better, and technology could deliver that, but only if the customer is at the heart of the brand. Take airline technology
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Enosocial's curator insight, May 18, 11:18 AM

How are you using technology to improve your brand?

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How To Make Hotel Meetings Your Next Social Media Endeavor

How To Make Hotel Meetings Your Next Social Media Endeavor | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Traditionally a meeting is defined as a gathering of two or more people convened for the purpose of achieving a common goal through verbal interaction, such as sharing information or reaching an agreement. All meetings are events that serve a business or educational purpose. In the Hospitality Industry meetings is part of the MICE (meetings,…

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Travel content strategies for a mobile world

Travel content strategies for a mobile world | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Storytelling is experiencing a Renaissance, adapting to our digital world as consumers, well, consume media and content in a variety of formats.
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52 percent of travellers swayed by Facebook photos

52 percent of travellers swayed by Facebook photos | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

In this infographic, WebpageFX takes a look at how social media and mobile technology impact travel, as well as how travel brands can use social media to reach more customers. Among the findings include the travel plans of more than 52 per cent of Facebook users being inspired by their friends' photos on the platform. According to the research, the top holiday inspiration sites are Facebook, followed by TripAdvisor, Twitter and Pinterest. Social media also plays a key role during a trip, with 72 per cent of consumers posting photos on a social network while still on holidays. This increases to 76 per cent upon returning from a holiday. Find out more.


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Insights Firm Reveals What Guests Really Want| HotelBusiness.com

Insights Firm Reveals What Guests Really Want| HotelBusiness.com | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Fizziology collects data and then digests it for hoteliers by gathering the feeds about hotel brands and the travel industry from social platforms—Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Reddit, among others—and then pulls the information into Centrifuge, an internal analytics system.
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Facebook extends Dynamic Ads to let airlines in as well

Facebook extends Dynamic Ads to let airlines in as well | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook will now allow airlines to target users of the site with content based on when and where people perhaps want to travel.
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Hotels add plugs, ports for device-laden guests

Hotels add plugs, ports for device-laden guests | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotels add power outlets and USB ports to guestrooms and public spaces.
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4 changes that shape the future for destination marketers - Destination Think! -

4 changes that shape the future for destination marketers - Destination Think! - | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Decision-makers in destination marketing organizations need to consider these four industry changes in order to better engage consumers and operators.
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RootsRated Labs | Case Study: Building on Chattanooga's Outdoor Brand with Content Marketing

RootsRated Labs | Case Study: Building on Chattanooga's Outdoor Brand with Content Marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
To capitalize on the city’s growing reputation as a destination for adventurous travelers, the Chattanooga CVB turned to RootsRated to create and distribute content that would appeal to distinct outdoor audiences.
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Millennials influenced as much by YouTube as web reviews for travel decisions

Young travellers find themselves motivated by video content and online reviews in equal measures when selecting products for a trip.
Research by Phocuswright found that the influence on an 18 to 34-year-old’s travel decisions in both categories (both web reviews and videos) came in at about 30%, compared to those influenced by pictures and videos by friends or travel brands.

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How Travel Media Missed the Digital Leap

How Travel Media Missed the Digital Leap | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
How we discover, dream, and plan vacations has changed radically as print has given way to digital and desktop gave way to mobile. Lost in much of this are
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Agi Anderson's curator insight, May 18, 11:24 PM
We are setting plans in motion to shoot more video to remain relevant in the digital world. Glad we provide a digital magazine to keep people in the know. Curating for content does take time, put the pay offs make it worth the time it takes.
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Facebook Reactions - a year of wow and haha for travel and tourism?

Facebook Reactions - a year of wow and haha for travel and tourism? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook Reactions has just celebrated its first birthday - a reason if any to share a heart-style - or angry - emoji.
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Panama Seeks Adventurers, Not Tourists In New Campaign From VML

Panama Seeks Adventurers, Not Tourists In New Campaign From VML | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Panama Seeks Adventurers, Not Tourists In New Campaign From VML - 05/15/2017
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Amazon Echo Hears a Challenge From Google in Voice-Powered Travel Search

Amazon Echo Hears a Challenge From Google in Voice-Powered Travel Search | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
On Tuesday Amazon aimed to retain its dominance in the sales of voice-powered Internet devices by beginning to take orders for a new device, Echo Show, whi
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The Instagram-worthy ways restaurants plate food

The Instagram-worthy ways restaurants plate food | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Chefs around the world have come up with fascinating ways to present their cuisine, from serving on salt blocks to an actual kitchen sink.
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Trend digest – mobile browsing in the travel sector

Trend digest – mobile browsing in the travel sector | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
We look at some of the best resources from around the web on established and emerging trends of mobile browsing in the travel sector.
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Nearly Half of Tourism Boards Think Working With Influencers Is a Good Idea

Nearly Half of Tourism Boards Think Working With Influencers Is a Good Idea | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Last week we launched the latest report in our Skift Research service, The State of Destination Marketing 2017 accompanied by our comprehensive Data Sheet:
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Putting the Front Desk in the Hotel Guest’s Pocket

Putting the Front Desk in the Hotel Guest’s Pocket | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
For everything from requesting extra towels to opening doors, hotels offer apps and technology to keep customers happy and coming back.
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