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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Expedia hones in on ski with Snow Companion app for Facebook

Expedia hones in on ski with Snow Companion app for Facebook | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Expedia has further developed its Facebook Trip Companion application into a Snow Companion service...
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The Power of Permission in Using Email Marketing

The Power of Permission in Using Email Marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

According to StrongMail’s annual marketing trends survey, conducted by Zoomerang, the majority (68%) of business executives worldwide said they plan to integrate their social media marketing efforts with email in 2012.

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Travelzoo stats show cruise consumers taking to online

Travelzoo stats show cruise consumers taking to online | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Cruise holidays are increasingly booked online according to the latest research from Travelzoo demonstrating a shift in consumer behaviour...
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The ABCs of Social Media Strategy for Travel

The ABCs of Social Media Strategy for Travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

When it comes to social media, I sometimes get asked, “Where do I start?” Here are the ABCs of Social Media Strategy for Travel:

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Man enters US without passport - thanks to his iPad

Man enters US without passport - thanks to his iPad | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A Canadian man who realised he forgot his passport as he approached the US
border found a new way to gain entry - his iPad.
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The Ten Commandments of Online Restaurant Marketing - FohBoh

The Ten Commandments of Online Restaurant Marketing - FohBoh | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The Ten Commandments of Online Restaurant Marketing 

1) Thou shalt invest more heavily in online marketing than traditional media (print, radio and TV).

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New law requires all restaurants in Malaysian city to provide Wi-Fi

New law requires all restaurants in Malaysian city to provide Wi-Fi | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

According to Malaysian editorial, The New Straits Times Press, restaurants in Kuala Lumpur (the largest city in Malaysia) are now required to have Wi-Fi. 

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Inbed.me brings social media twist to bookings for hostels and couch shares

Inbed.me brings social media twist to bookings for hostels and couch shares | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Columbia-based Inbed.me, a social booking site for hostels, couches and other budget accommodation providers.

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Where next with technology for tourism boards and destination marketing organisations? « Tnooz

Where next with technology for tourism boards and destination marketing organisations? « Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

In late 2010, we interviewed 650 destination marketing organizations to determine what they had in the way of tools for delivering web content to visitors. By tools, we mean utilities such as interactive maps, itinerary builders, or calendars of events. We also asked about organizational tool selection processes and who operated new tool purchases after they were acquired. Tnooz published our inventory – Rough Guide to Tourism Websites and Technology – in January 2011.

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How Travel and Entertainment use Social Media For Seating

How Travel and Entertainment use Social Media For Seating | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
There are early adopters and then there are the naysayers. Social seating is the idea of seats planned by or for social media. From using social media to select a seat mate, to booking a ticket at a theater...
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Local Marketing

Local Marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Even with the global reach of the Internet, approximately 80% of a consumer’s transactions happen within a 15-mile radius around the home or office.

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2012 Marketing Must-Do’s for the Hotel Industry

The good (and sometimes bad) thing about the marketing industry in general, is that it's always evolving and changing, often for the better.


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Expedia.com: We verify our hotel reviews

Expedia hopes to bust into the hotel review space dominated by giant TripAdvisor by emphasizing verified reviews.
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Seventeen mistakes hotels make with travel review websites

Seventeen mistakes hotels make with travel review websites | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
It surprises me that many hoteliers do nothing with review sites. Even if all the reviews are positive, there should still be some level of management response.
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Smart Hotelier’s 2012 Top Ten Digital Marketing Resolutions :: Hotel News Resource

How can hoteliers use real-time customer information to create time- and location-relevant promotions?

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Philippine tourism info made available through QR codes

Philippine wireless provider Smart Communications (Smart) and Cebu-based website MyCebu.ph have partnered to deliver information on tourism and heritage sites to mobile phones and tablets through quick response or QR code scanning.

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Social media to fuel Philippines' new tourism campaign

Social media to fuel Philippines'  new tourism campaign | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The year 2012 marks the kickoff of the tourism department's newest campaign, which aims to boost the tourism industry and lure 10 million tourists into the Philippines by 2016. Freshly appointed Tourism Secretary Ramon "Mon" Jimenez is heading the much-awaited campaign, which is centered on one fundamental idea: social media.

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SmartPark JFK lets consumer reserve parking spots via mobile Web app - Mobile Commerce Daily - Applications

SmartPark JFK lets consumer reserve parking spots via mobile Web app - Mobile Commerce Daily - Applications | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport parking facility SmartPark JFK has rolled out a mobile Web application that lets consumers place parking reservations via their smartphone.

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American Airlines bolsters mobile bookings via new initiative

American Airlines bolsters mobile bookings via new initiative | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

American Airlines is letting consumers book their travels and change flights via a new mobile ad campaign.

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Picture of year in travel technology - QR Codes poised to head down the toilet

Picture of year in travel technology - QR Codes poised to head down the toilet | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
QR Codes became one of the most polarised initiatives in digital marketing during 2011, with people either loving them as another tool to engage consumers or just wishing they would just go away.
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Airline’s Facebook app lets passengers choose seats near their friends

Airline’s Facebook app lets passengers choose seats near their friends | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Malaysia Airlines recently launched its Facebook-based MHbuddy service to make booking and arranging a flight fully social.
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Deadline for Nominations for The Canadian e-Tourism Awards

ONLINE REVEALED CANADA proudly hosts the Canadian e-Tourism Awards for travel and tourism industry categories. The awards were created in recognition of the growth and the marketing power of Social Media/Web 2.0.
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Chanel attracts ski bunnies with iPads in French Alps boutique - Luxury Daily - Mobile

Chanel attracts ski bunnies with iPads in French Alps boutique - Luxury Daily - Mobile | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

French fashion label Chanel is attracting ultra-affluent guests at the Courchevel resort in the French Alps by incorporating iPads into the space, allowing guests to play and browse while they shop.

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Ski resort aims to change the way we take photos on holidays using RFID

Ski resort aims to change the way we take photos on holidays using RFID | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Taking photos while on holidays is something that has not changed that much over the years but a Ski resort is aiming to change all that through social media.

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Spending by visitors to U.S. on record pace

Spending by visitors to U.S. on record pace | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
International tourists continue to spend record amounts in the U.S. and are on pace to top the previous annual high mark in tourist expenditures set in 2008, according to new data from the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.
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