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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Expedia Turns to Amazon Alexa for Its First Attempt at Voice Search

Expedia Turns to Amazon Alexa for Its First Attempt at Voice Search | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
If there's a new platform, then leading travel companies will be there to test it because they think consumers might be there too. So it is with Amazon Ale
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Tips for the first time travelers

Tips for the first time travelers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travelling, the most thrilling and breathtaking experience. There is something exhilarating about travelling to a new destination; see and feel new things
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Spectacle-selling Snapbot deployed at the Grand Canyon

Spectacle-selling Snapbot deployed at the Grand Canyon | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Not even 24 hours after we got the last Snapchat Spectacle vending machine location, there's a new one: near the Grand Canyon in Arizona, closest to the small..
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Lessons from a digital and social-oriented organization - Destination Think! -

Lessons from a digital and social-oriented organization - Destination Think! - | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
General Director Heleen Huisjes described how VisitBrabant made a shift toward digital marketing, with social media at the heart of their strategy.
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Hotels face a crucial moment for social messaging and chat tools - Tnooz

Hotels face a crucial moment for social messaging and chat tools - Tnooz | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The rise in social messaging and chat apps is having a huge impact on hotel guest services but hotels are divided about how to respond. An update.

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TripAdvisor Leads Funding of Social Dining Service EatWith

TripAdvisor Leads Funding of Social Dining Service EatWith | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Getting deeper into the sharing economy and dining services, TripAdvisor led an investment round into social dining service EatWith and was integrating its
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A look at social media, Hawaiian Airlines style

A look at social media, Hawaiian Airlines style | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Airline's social media marketing specialist shares how the group is using content to keep all manner of customers engaged
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L.A. Tourism Launches Virtual Reality Platform for Meeting Planners

L.A. Tourism Launches Virtual Reality Platform for Meeting Planners | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
For the first time, conference planners can now explore a wide range of event venues throughout a city in virtual reality and 360-degree video to help them
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Marriott Survey Finds Vacationers Can't Unplug

Marriott Survey Finds Vacationers Can't Unplug | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Women do a better job than men disconnecting from work email when on vacation However, men return less stressed, according to Marriott Reward's Global Travel Tracker.

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Google brings tourist attraction to life with virtual reality dinosaurs

Google brings tourist attraction to life with virtual reality dinosaurs | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
It would be fair to say that many examples of virtual reality in the travel sector have yet to convince of its overall usefulness.
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4 Excellent Examples of Hotel Brands Embracing User-Generated Content

4 Excellent Examples of Hotel Brands Embracing User-Generated Content | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Here are some examples of hotel brands that have done an excellent job of incorporating UGC into their online marketing strategy.
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Where guest engagement and technology meet for boutique hotels

Where guest engagement and technology meet for boutique hotels | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The ever-changing expectations of guests and fierce competition for online bookings mean that technological solutions have to be embraced.

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KLM trials artificial intelligence as social media assistant

KLM trials artificial intelligence as social media assistant | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
KLM is trialling artificial intelligence technology as a means to help answer the significant number of questions that it receives on social media.
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How Marriott’s Doing Things Differently and Digitally in China | Jing Daily

How Marriott’s Doing Things Differently and Digitally in China | Jing Daily | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
“What we’re most proud of is how we have utilized the social platform WeChat — China’s most popular messaging app — to make guests’ lives easier.”

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Build Brand Awareness with Video Ads on Facebook

Build Brand Awareness with Video Ads on Facebook | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

See how Cocoa Beach raised awareness with video ads

Using your videos to create ads on Facebook can help raise awareness for your business.

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Travel Brands Lag Behind Other Consumer Brands at Email Marketing, Study Finds

Travel Brands Lag Behind Other Consumer Brands at Email Marketing, Study Finds | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Lodging, travel agency, and services companies scored 12th among 18 industries in their email marketing open rates, according to a new IBM Marketing Cloud 
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Google Making Gains in Hotel Advertising, Updates Website for Hoteliers

Google Making Gains in Hotel Advertising, Updates Website for Hoteliers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Google already has a gigantic travel advertising business, and now the company states that its hotel-related searches jumped 25 percent year over year in J
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How to Draw Millennials to Your Hotel

How to Draw Millennials to Your Hotel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
How to Draw Millennials to Your Hotel

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Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, November 9, 2016 7:55 AM
Millennials, more power to them
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How travel chatbots work better than travel apps

How travel chatbots work better than travel apps | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

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Eve-Line Boulle's curator insight, October 31, 2016 10:24 AM
"On Mezi, you type in your dates and the departure and arrival cities. That’s it. The app is designed to make the process as fluid as possible, and it’s all about finding the best deal..."
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TripAdvisor delves into traveller types and booking trends

TripAdvisor delves into traveller types and booking trends | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor is the latest to put travellers into groups according to behaviour. Through Ipsos the company has identified six profiles
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Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat Stories for destinations: Part 1 - Destination Think! -

Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat Stories for destinations: Part 1 - Destination Think! - | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
How does Instagram Stories compare with Snapchat, and how can marketers decide which tool to use for their destination?
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Hotels Find That Guests Won't Wait When It Comes to Mobile Messaging

Hotels Find That Guests Won't Wait When It Comes to Mobile Messaging | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
New survey data and research suggest hotels should be paying even more attention to mobile messaging and requests from guests than they already are. Alice,
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TripAdvisor to Stop Selling Tickets to Many Animal Attractions

TripAdvisor to Stop Selling Tickets to Many Animal Attractions | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to attractions like elephant rides and dolphin swims, a decision that could reshape how booking sites approach animal welfare.
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The best travel experiences using virtual reality

The best travel experiences using virtual reality | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

As virtual reality technology develops and becomes more widely adopted, brands and content creators have the challenge of leveraging the format's freedom and perspective to create new ways to experience global destinations. So far, travel brands have had difficulty determining the best way to create engaging content in virtual reality. Convention and Visitor Bureaus like Visit Houston and Tourism Australia have also worked to integrate virtual reality promotional content into their mobile apps. Today's fragmented virtual reality ecosystem, strewn across a variety of headsets and storefronts, makes it hard to have an engaging experience despite a glut of content becoming available. Find out more.


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Interview: Jeremy Jauncey on "Social-First" Content - Digital Tourism Think Tank

Interview: Jeremy Jauncey on "Social-First" Content - Digital Tourism Think Tank | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Jeremy Jauncey, Founder and CEO of Beautiful Destinations, shared with us some of the knowledge that he and his team have gained through their own success and success of building other travel brands.
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