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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.