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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Google-Backed Robot Concierge Accepts Tweets as Tips

Google-Backed Robot Concierge Accepts Tweets as Tips | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Botlr is set to become one of the first full-time robotic concierges in a major hotel chain.
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City guides from real life cool people

City guides from real life cool people | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Scouted offers city guides to coffeeshops, restaurants and bars written by the people who actually hang out there.
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Tripadvisor, Expedia lead in Reviews

Tripadvisor, Expedia lead in Reviews | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Tripadvisor is the top destination for prestige hotel reviews, with 43% of the hotel review market share. OTAs Expedia, Booking.com and Orbitz lag with 6%, 7% and 1% of the review market share respectively.


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Drone videos are the new Instagram photos

Drone videos are the new Instagram photos | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Why just look at plain old photos when you can see incredible panoramic videos recorded by drones?
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Edinburgh Airport hosts stand-up comedy and theatre

Edinburgh Airport hosts stand-up comedy and theatre | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
To coincide with the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Airport is hosting live stand-up comedy and theatre productions in the arrivals hall.
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Best Apps and Websites for Travelers

Best Apps and Websites for Travelers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

There's an app for just about everything, from making the most of an extended flight delay to tapping into local culture. Here are the best digital tools for travelers, all tested by T+L's tech correspondent. 

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Social Media Challenges in Destination Marketing

Social Media Challenges in Destination Marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media marketing has moved beyond bells and whistles and is now the mainstay of a sound digital strategy, along with having a transactional, mobile-optimized website and a clean database for frequent, automated emails and/or newsletters.

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Didn't Enjoy Your Hotel Stay? That'll Be $500, Please

Didn't Enjoy Your Hotel Stay? That'll Be $500, Please | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A hotel in Hudson, New York, is going to new lengths to avoid bad online reviews: It's fining guests who leave them.
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The Value of Branded Hashtags: A Tourism Jasper Case Study

The Value of Branded Hashtags: A Tourism Jasper Case Study | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
To capture beautiful moments and share them with a global audience, Tourism Jasper encourages visitors to use their branded hashtag, #MyJasper. Learn more:
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Hospitality Chains Get Social with Guests

Major hospitality chains are jumping into social media like kids in an over-chlorinated pool, including new initiatives to reward guests for social media activity that helps promote their brands. No surprise, all these hospitality chains are trying to win market share among Millennials, who represent a growing proportion of business and tourist travel.

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New sites help you avoid wimpy hotel WiFi

New sites help you avoid wimpy hotel WiFi | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hitting the road? These sites help you get online without headaches.
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InstaTrip: #TravelwithFathom

InstaTrip: #TravelwithFathom | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
INSTAGRAM – A selection of gorgeous, magazine-worthy picks from our week-long Instagram contest.
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Expedia Becomes A New York City Hotel After Google's Pigeon Local Update

Expedia Becomes A New York City Hotel After Google's Pigeon Local Update | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
On July 24, 2014, Google released a major local search algorithm update, we named Pigeon. Google told us the new algorithm will lead to a more useful and relevant experience for searchers seeking local results. But like with any new algorithm launch, there are always bugs, unexpected outcomes and less relevant results. A search for […]
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British Airways Brings Puppies and Kittens to Your Seatback Monitor

British Airways Brings Puppies and Kittens to Your Seatback Monitor | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
British Airways is taking a page from the Internet playbook, adding puppies and kittens to its roster of in-flight entertainment.
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Grand Canyon opens up offer for hospitality operators

Grand Canyon opens up offer for hospitality operators | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The Grand Canyon National Park is soliciting bids for a 15-year contract to operate hotels, shops restaurants and other services along the South Rim.
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The Cruise Line that Started on Instagram

The Cruise Line that Started on Instagram | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Who says sailing has to be stuffy? David Amsden joins the Sailing Collective, a Brooklyn-based outfitter fueled by youthful bonhomie.
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Behold, The World's First Floating Snowflake Hotel

Behold, The World's First Floating Snowflake Hotel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Norway is the greatest, and soon there will be a whole new way to see it: from the glass windowed wall of the world's first floating snowflake hotel.

The Krystall will feature 86 five-star hotel rooms, a spa and a conference center, all in a snowf...
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Looks amazing at night lit in blue hues!

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Radisson Blu gets more 'social' with guests

Radisson Blu gets more 'social' with guests | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Major hotel chains are jumping into social media, including new initiatives to reward guests for social media activity that helps promote their brands. They are all trying to win market share among Millennials, who represent a growing proportion of business and tourist travel, reports Media Post.
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Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping' | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Britons spend more time using technology devices than they do sleeping, research suggests. Communications regulator Ofcom said UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night's sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.

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These photos won the 2014 National Geographic Traveler photo contest

These photos won the 2014 National Geographic Traveler photo contest | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
This ominous cloud is just one of the big winners from this year's amazing crop.
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Hotels Give Up Control Drop the Ego and Start Embrace Social Media

Hotels Give Up Control Drop the Ego and Start Embrace Social Media | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotels Give Up Control Drop the Ego and Start Embrace Social Media Traditionally the Hotels Marketing and Sales Teams is in control of the messages that goes public. Social Media has created new challenging shifts here. Hotels can’t control what people think, hear, see or say on Social Media Channels. Social Media today act as…

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Ads Promote Tennessee as ‘Made’ for Visitors

Ads Promote Tennessee as ‘Made’ for Visitors | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The tourism campaign, by VML of Kansas City, Mo., features print, digital and TV ads as well as branded content and an Internet presence.
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A brief guide to managing and protecting the digital assets of a hotel

A brief guide to managing and protecting the digital assets of a hotel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
One of the most crucial aspects of running a hotel or a lodging business is asset management.
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25 Road Trip Hacks for Turning a Car Ride Into an Adventure

25 Road Trip Hacks for Turning a Car Ride Into an Adventure | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Tips, tricks and hacks to make your next road trip the best ever.
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Yan Baczkowski's curator insight, August 3, 11:40 AM

An economical and fun way to visit a country

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Zeroing In on the Female Traveler

Zeroing In on the Female Traveler | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A hotel package focuses on women without children. Could a trend be in the making?
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