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Welcome to the Good Country Index, a new way of looking at the world

Welcome to the Good Country Index, a new way of looking at the world | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

"The idea of the Good Country Index is pretty simple: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organisations, we’ve given each country a balance-sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between."


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Julien Dos Reis Pedro's curator insight, June 24, 2014 3:37 AM

There are 125 country balance sheets graded across seven categories, including things like science and technology, world order, prosperity and equality and health and wellbeing. Each of those seven has got five datasets in them. Take for example world order. That includes five data sets representing things like how much each country gives in charity and overseas development, its population growth, and its status of ratification and signatories of UN treaties.

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TV and social media top for influencing destination choice

TV and social media top for influencing destination choice | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travellers claim they get most of their inspiration for where to go on a trip from watching television and sites such as Facebook and Instagram.
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In Japan, tourists to pay with their fingerprints

In Japan, tourists to pay with their fingerprints | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
In the lead up to the 2020 Olympics, Japan is implementing a fingerprint registration, identification and payment system for visitors.
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Hotels have the data to be better with email - Tnooz

Hotels have the data to be better with email - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
OTAs and airlines are well known for sending out messages with helpful information and offers, but you rarely see this from a hotel.
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16 Stats about Mobile Travel in 2016

16 Stats about Mobile Travel in 2016 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Insights Marketing, mobile, Social Media, Social Media Marketing 16 Stats about Mobile Travel in 2016 Social networks are no longer just a trendy topic but rather de rigueur in a travel marketer’s online toolkit.

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Instagrammable Bathrooms Around the World

Instagrammable Bathrooms Around the World | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Most people only take a trip to the toilet out of pure bodily necessity, but according to a new book by Lonely Planet, bathrooms could soon become the next hot spot for world travelers. In the book, titled "Toilets: A Spotter's Guide," the trave

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Brands Build Up Their Chatbots as F8 Conference Unveils Bots for Messenger

Brands Build Up Their Chatbots as F8 Conference Unveils Bots for Messenger | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
CNN, 1-800-Flowers, Spring and HP are among the brands launching on Bots for Messenger platform while Sephora and H&M launch bots on Kik messaging app
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Could Facebook Messenger Bots Change How We Order Food?

Could Facebook Messenger Bots Change How We Order Food? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Would you like fries with that? Later this year, a bot in Facebook Messenger will be able to ask you questions like that when you place an order at places like Burger King.
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Events and attractions market themselves with virtual reality

Events and attractions market themselves with virtual reality | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Taking in a show, a sport event or gig when in a destination is commonplace - but visitors are often unaware of what are the best tickets to get at a venue.
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Instagram Is Ruining Vacation — Backchannel

Instagram Is Ruining Vacation — Backchannel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Eating, praying and loving may be a stated goal of travel. In reality, we seem more obsessed with nabbing the perfect photo.
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Michigan's New Tourism Campaign Pushes Detroit's Renaissance

Michigan's New Tourism Campaign Pushes Detroit's Renaissance | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09t6H9APRpQ The newest installment of the Pure Michigan advertising campaign that seeks to attract tourists to the state fe
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Interactive map links to destination videos for visitors

Interactive map links to destination videos for visitors | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripGlimpse is enabling tourists to preview their destination via an interactive map and curated video footage.
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How Las Vegas Uses Influencer Marketing to Entice You to Visit

How Las Vegas Uses Influencer Marketing to Entice You to Visit | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority knows the power of social influencers, and recently tapped the talents of Vine stars to show off what makes the city shine.
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How elite travellers search and book differently to others

How elite travellers search and book differently to others | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Elite travellers make up 10% of the travel sector and behave online in an entirely different way to their travelling counterparts.
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Meet your guests in Google’s “moments that matter”

Meet your guests in Google’s “moments that matter” | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Imagine you had a way of knowing whenever someone thought about going for a holiday in your area, and in that very moment you’re able to suggest that they visit you.
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Publishers – take a tip from the travel industry

Publishers – take a tip from the travel industry | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Top tricks from the travel industry to help out publishers.
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Google Is Planning on Launching a Travel Assistant App

Google Is Planning on Launching a Travel Assistant App | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Is it telling that Google will be rolling out a beta of "a new travel assistant app" this week and that it will be certain members of its Local Guides prog
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Put Away the Selfie Stick and Live Like a Local, Urges Airbnb's New Campaign

Put Away the Selfie Stick and Live Like a Local, Urges Airbnb's New Campaign | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travelers today, especially those using Airbnb to find lodging around the world, don't want to navigate throngs of other tourists for a glimpse of Times Square or Fisherman's Wharf. According to data from Airbnb, 86 percent of its users pick the platform because they want to live more like a local.
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TripAdvisor claims $478 billion boost to travel economy from reviews

TripAdvisor claims $478 billion boost to travel economy from reviews | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Bragging rights for the week go to TripAdvisor, which has made some massive claims as to its ability to generate money for local economies and the industry.
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Starwood Uses Instagram Fashion Influencers to Drive Bookings for Its Newest Tribute Portfolio Hotels in Paris

Starwood Uses Instagram Fashion Influencers to Drive Bookings for Its Newest Tribute Portfolio Hotels in Paris | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The power of Instagram as a social media marketing platform, and that of user-generated, or earned content, is increasingly being harnessed into a tool for
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5 Travel Companies That Are Experimenting With Booking via Messaging

5 Travel Companies That Are Experimenting With Booking via Messaging | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Earlier this week we launched a new report in our Skift Trends Reports service, The Rise of Messaging Technology in Travel Booking, Part 2. Below is an ext
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Lonely Planet’s Chrome Extension 

Lonely Planet’s Chrome Extension  | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
As a bit of a side project, one of our Digital Product team members, Jonathan Creamer, recently built out this simple but beautiful Chrome…
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Social Media a Valuable recruiting and staffing tool for Hotels

Social Media a Valuable recruiting and staffing tool for Hotels | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
How to find new valuable Hotel Talent. And learn how to discover talent with Social Media a Valuable recruiting and staffing tool for Hotels.

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Samsung smart contact lenses take photos in the blink of an eye

Samsung smart contact lenses take photos in the blink of an eye | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Tiny sensors can detect eye movements and blinking, according to a Samsung patent.
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Expedia Chair Barry Diller: Artificial Intelligence Will Be Travel's Next Big Thing

Expedia Chair Barry Diller: Artificial Intelligence Will Be Travel's Next Big Thing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
This year won't be the year of artificial intelligence (AI). But it's coming and artificial intelligence will be transformational. That summarizes the sent
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Connect with a random Swede for a true picture of Sweden 

Connect with a random Swede for a true picture of Sweden  | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Swedish Number is allowing potential visitors to call a local and find out about Sweden
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