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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism Launches Free Beach App

Guests visiting Alabama's 32 miles of white-sand beaches have a new mobile vacation tool at their fingertips.
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The definitive list of the 100 things you need to know about social media

The definitive list of the 100 things you need to know about social media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
There are so many strands of social media and it can be hard to keep up with everything but this list of the 100 essential social media tips will help (RT @mrpaladin: Definitive listing of facts you need to know about social media #socialmedia
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Web Buzz: Google's hotel finder helps map out your trip

Web Buzz: Google's hotel finder helps map out your trip | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Before you pledge allegiance to one hotel search engine, you might want to run Google's new hotel finder up your flagpole. Deals are flying high.
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The Bald Hiker Paul Steele is voted world's most influential travel writer

The Bald Hiker Paul Steele is voted world's most influential travel writer | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A former soldier who set himself the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to lose weight has become an internet sensation after gaining 133,000 followers on Twitter.
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Case Study: How to Deal with a Negative Review on Google Places | GROWMAP.COM

Case Study: How to Deal with a Negative Review on Google Places | GROWMAP.COM | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Even good businesses get bad reviews. How you handle them will make a difference in your sales and your relationships with customers and clients. Tips here.

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QR codes land in tourism

With a little care is not difficult to realize that one of the most rapid and most dynamic affecting the tourism sector is undoubtedly that of all the promotion and communication tools available to intercept the supply demand. This evolution depends on several factors: first by the rapid development of information tools that led to a widespread diffusion of Internet and its accessibility through various communication channels, especially through mobile phones, in a few years smartphones have become capable of managing multimedia content becoming more complex, allowing access to information anywhere and anytime.
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New Jersey tourism could be in for boost from new Revel casino

 New Jersey's tourism industry, which state officials say is responsible for 193000 private-sector jobs across Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean...

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Ben & Jerry's Mixes Sweets & Tweets

Ben & Jerry's Mixes Sweets & Tweets | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
At the Vermont headquarters of Ben & Jerry’s, we’re always looking for the next fun and funky thing. Whether it’s a flavor with late night’s Jimmy Fallon or a quick turn-around response to a timely opportunity like the legalization of gay marriage.
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Redesigned Arkansas Tourism Website Unveiled

Redesigned Arkansas Tourism Website Unveiled | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Travelers looking for Arkansas vacation destination ideas and deals will find information easily thanks to a redesign of the state's website.

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Behold the anti-social social media strategy in travel

Behold the anti-social social media strategy in travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

It all started with a question. How should a lodge or resort, without reliable internet access or cell service, use social media? Don’t I said. Be anti-social with your social media campaign. It is the perfect story for your resort. Allow us to explain:

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How are Travel Brands Using Social Media for Marketing?

How are Travel Brands Using Social Media for Marketing? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Social Media has always been an attractive avenue for travel brands. The prime reason is that travel is a very social experience both as a purchase as well as an activity.
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World Travel Market to launch blog in social media push - Travel Weekly UK

World Travel Market is to launch a travel blog for the first time as part of a social media programme at this year's show. The WTM Social Media Programme has been put together with the aim of increasing communication within the online travel community, especially during the show on November 7-10, 2011.

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Room 77 Releases New Android App - Designed to HelpTravelers Locate the Best Hotel Room :: Travel Industry Wire

Room 77 Releases New Android App - Designed to HelpTravelers Locate the Best Hotel Room - 


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Croatian tourism app launched for Android smartphones

Tourists planning to visit Croatia can now check out the country's 100 major attractions via a new application for Android smartphones. The "Croatia Top 100" app is available in 15 different languages and provides short synopses, photos, GPS locations, the best routes and links to other internet content for the best destinations.
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Comscore finds 6.2 percent of smartphone users scan QR codes

Comscore finds 6.2 percent of smartphone users scan QR codes | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

QR codes may be turning up in more places than ever these days, but are people actually using them? According to market research firm Comscore, at least some of them are -- 14 million in June in the US alone, to be specific, or about 6.2 percent of all smartphone users.


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Oklahoma State Tourism Web Site Launches New Genealogy Tool

Oklahoma State Tourism Web Site Launches New Genealogy Tool | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Genealogists spend millions of dollars every year traveling to the areas where their ancestors lived. They spend money on hotels, restaurants, gasoline purchases, and, oh yes, photocopying fees. However, many state tourism organizations seem to ignore this potential source of wealth. Now, Oklahoma appears to understand the economic impact.
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Gulf Shores launches $200,000 tourism makeover

Gulf Shores city officials have agreed to spend $200,000 on a plan to woo more visitors and help them find their way around once they arrive.
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Kickstarter project wants to create a new tourism website for Washington State

Kickstarter project wants to create a new tourism website for Washington State | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Washington State has plenty to offer the tourist, including incredible natural wonders, such as Mount Rainier and Puget Sound, and one of the coolest cities in the country in Seattle. Despite this, Washington is unable to afford a state-funded tourism board. In July, Washington State became the only state in the nation without a statewide tourism office.
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Hilton Head Tourism Numbers Up This Summer So Far

Hilton Head Tourism Numbers Up This Summer So Far | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

South Carolina's tourism numbers continue to climb, bouncing back from a tough stint last year. And locally, Chamber officials are giving rave reviews about the summer so far.

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Boulder's tourism, hoteliers post mid-year gains

Mary Ann Mahoney, executive director of the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the latest data was “encouraging,” but cautioned that the tourism sector has not fully recovered.

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Planes, Boats and Automobiles: A Look at Online Preferences of U.S. Travelers | Nielsen Wire

Planes, Boats and Automobiles: A Look at Online Preferences of U.S. Travelers | Nielsen Wire | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Nielsen data shows that U.S. travelers of all ages are indeed in the midst of the hottest travel season, visiting a variety of travel sites to research and plan their destinations.
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Wyoming Tourism Embraces Gowalla

Wyoming Tourism Embraces Gowalla | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Last month, Wyoming became the first state government to go Google and now, we're going Gowalla. The latest campaign, Road Trip Wyoming, was created by Wyoming Office of Tourism and includes a Gowalla Stamp collecting mission for visitors. So cool to see our state taking leaps ahead in online technology. With our budget consistently in the black, it does enable us to focus on driving things forward. However, it takes an independent mindset to do what isn't "proven" yet. I'm proud of the Cowboy State, home to PitchEngine.

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Travelers using online social networks as vacation albums

Travelers using online social networks as vacation albums | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Vacation journaling on social networks is likely to become only more widespread. Social media and the travel industry have a long and successful history.

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The Social Travel Revolution

The Social Travel Revolution | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The influence of social media in our daily lives is tremendous. It allows people to communicate in a fast, cheap and effective manner. It comes as no surprise that the rise of social media has to thank it’s succes due to our travel behaviour.
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How Mobile Apps Are Helping Urban Explorers Discover Their Cities - Mashable

How Mobile Apps Are Helping Urban Explorers Discover Their Cities - Mashable | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Users can also access information such as up-to-the-minute airport arrivals and departures and a public transportation travel planner.

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