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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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National park in Rwanda a model for sustainable tourism

National park in Rwanda a model for sustainable tourism | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Since 2010, Strengthening Sustainable Ecotourism has been working in and around Nyungwe National Park (SSENNP) with a program known in Kinyarwanda as “Nyungwe Nziza” or Beautiful Nyungwe.” It has been working with the park to promote and sustain Rwanda’s ecotourism and conservation while promoting cultural awareness and stimulating the local economy through tourism. Thus far, the project has worked closely with local communities and schools to raise environmental awareness and help generate local jobs by bringing tourists from all over the world to visit Nyungwe National Park’s spectacular rain forest canopy
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5 Reasons Twitter Should Be An Essential Part of Your Business

5 Reasons Twitter Should Be An Essential Part of Your Business | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

I know, I know.  For some of you out there, the mere mention of the “T” word makes you cringe.  Immediate images of Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, and a number of irritating celebrities, tweeting about their favorite breakfast cereals pop into your head.

 

But as annoying as Twitter can be when put in the wrong hands (damn evil Karshashians!), don’t be so fast to dismiss the medium as an annoying and useless enterprise.  Love it or hate it, these days Twitter is an essential ingredient to any successful business.   In this article you will learn five ways that Twitter can help take your business to new levels.

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Find Free Wi-Fi Passwords for Local Spots on Foursquare

Find Free Wi-Fi Passwords for Local Spots on Foursquare | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, but sometimes it isn't always the easiest to find. If you're at an establishment and don't know the Wi-Fi password, you might be able to find it in the comments on Foursquare.
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Airbus unveils RFID ‘Bag2Go’ that can be tracked from an iPhone app

Airbus unveils RFID ‘Bag2Go’ that can be tracked from an iPhone app | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Airbus’ ‘smart’ luggage prototype features an RFID chip that can be tracked using the ‘Find my Bag’ function of the accompanying iPhone app.
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KTB Launches Magical Kenya Tourism App

The Magical Kenya App is also designed to make the visitor's experience more seamless by providing tourists with access to the latest and most essential information. The information is built on five key categories including generic information about Kenya , destinations, what to do, what to see and a directory service for the tourism industry, all at their fingertips.

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Myanmar unveils 'master plan' to boost tourism

Myanmar unveils 'master plan' to boost tourism | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The government of Myanmar has unveiled plans to spend $500 million on boosting the country’s tourism competitiveness, protect the environment and safeguard ethnic communities.

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Denver to host US Travel Association Convention

Denver will host the country's largest international trade show in June 2018, a coup for the city's tourism boosters. Visit Denver on Wednesday announced it had landed the U.S. Travel Association's International Pow Wow, or IPW.



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Online Tourism grows in Africa

Online Tourism grows in Africa | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The CEO of E-Tourism Frontiers, Damian Cook, said it was fundamental that all tourism players continue to enhance both their understanding and investment into the online sector. “Online travel bookings continue to grow globally, with bookings expected to reach over US $400 billion (R39 billion) this year, while 40% of total travel spending will now be online,” said Cook, quoting statistics from Online Travel Research Firm, PhoCus Wright. 

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Hotel Alert: The New Social Media Reality and How to Protect your Hotel

Hotel Alert: The New Social Media Reality and How to Protect your Hotel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotels are today facing a new Social Media reality. I will here share some behind the scene tips on How to protect your Hotel. I have a Secret to share with you today. Back in the days I worked for the Military in home country Norway.

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TripAdvisor, hotel search and the looming presence of Google on the horizon

TripAdvisor, hotel search and the looming presence of Google on the horizon | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Over the past eight months or so the hotel search landscape has shifted and a gathering of the meta engines is now well under-way.
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A deep dive into social media and travel – past, present and future

A deep dive into social media and travel – past, present and future | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Shopping on social media conjures up magnificent images of the retail experience, right?
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Chicago draws near record 46M tourists in 2012

Chicago draws near record 46M tourists in 2012 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Chicago hosted a near-record 46.2 million visitors last year, with growth in overnight leisure travel driving the city back to pre-recession levels.
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Spa development in Delhi to attract tourists

Spa development in Delhi to attract tourists | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

In a bid to attract tourists and to help Delhiites rejuvenate after a hard day at work, the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Limited (DTTDC) will soon come up with a luxurious “wellness and recreational club.”

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To See the Future of Biz Travel, Look to Leisure Sector

To See the Future of Biz Travel, Look to Leisure Sector | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Technology trends that reshaped leisure travel distribution are having a similar impact on business travel, say PhoCusWright analysts. One major example is Concur’s Open Booking tool.

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The 12 Top Apps for Business Travel

The 12 Top Apps for Business Travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

QUESTION: Summer means travel == What new apps are making traveling easier and more fun than ever for entrepreneurs on the go? 

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Six second warning: Why hotels should now be using Twitter video service Vine

Six second warning: Why hotels should now be using Twitter video service Vine | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Vine is the newest application to sprout from the Twitter family and into the social media scene and is essentially to video what Twitter is to text.
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How to Ensure Your Facebook Contests Attract Genuine Fans

How to Ensure Your Facebook Contests Attract Genuine Fans | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook contests: learn how to reward your current customers, convert engaged fans and avoid contest cheaters.
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Tourism Victoria launches new app for visitors' tablets

Tourism Victoria launches new app for visitors' tablets | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The destination marketing organization has launched a new Victoria iPad application that will offer pictures, videos, stories and a variety of links that will help tell the story of Victoria.

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Low funding killing tourism silently in Uganda

Low funding killing tourism silently in Uganda | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Uganda is endowed with many tourism resources and was recently ranked number one tourist destination in the world by the Lonely Planet, a leading tourism magazine. The tourism potential has, however, remained untapped due to what stakeholders say is lack of funding, write Racheal Nabisubi and Claire Aujo

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Four Seasons Hong Kong enlivens young travelers with Instagram campaign

Four Seasons Hong Kong enlivens young travelers with Instagram campaign | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is interacting with a diverse group of young consumers by inviting Instagram users to capture views of the cosmopolitan city.

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7-Eleven increases Six Flags summer giveaway entries via mobile, social

7-Eleven increases Six Flags summer giveaway entries via mobile, social | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
7-Eleven is using mobile advertising and social media to get consumers hyped up about an ongoing summer giveaway, as well as bolster entries for it.
The companies are running the campaign within IMDB’s mobile application.
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10 Ways to Use Hashtags for Your Business

10 Ways to Use Hashtags for Your Business | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hashtags are great tools on Twitter. Here's how to get more out of your use of them.

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Destination Marketing: Using Sweepstakes to Raise Awareness

Destination Marketing: Using Sweepstakes to Raise Awareness | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Contests aren't just a destination marketing gimmick. They are a great way to build awareness and grow an online community.
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Thirteen New Mexico hotels achieve AAA Four Diamond award

Thirteen New Mexico hotels achieve AAA Four Diamond award | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Thirteen New Mexico hotels were recently recognized with AAA Four Diamond awards. Less than 5 percent of the 30,000 AAA-rated lodges achieve Four Diamond status. Many of the hotels have earned the distinction more than once.
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Honolulu edges New York as priciest U.S. city for summer visitors

Honolulu is the most expensive U.S. destination this summer, while
Orlando hotels will have the biggest hotel price increase of any U.S. city,
TripAdvisor said in its TripIndex Cities survey.
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