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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Alberta's Badlands get tourism push

Alberta's Badlands get tourism push | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hoodoos, coulees, and dinosaur bones will be this summer's must-see tourist attractions, if Canadian Badlands has anything to say about it.
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Pennsylvania unveils revamped tourism website, new travel guide

Pennsylvania unveils revamped tourism website, new travel guide | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

First Lady Susan Corbett unveiled today the redesigned visitPA.com website and announced the release of the 2013 edition of the “Best of PA” travel guide.

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Matt Skallerud's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:45 PM

Philadelphia, Brandywine Valley and Chester County have all been ahead of the curve in LGBT destination marketing as well.

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TripAdvisor focuses on social with acquisition of photo storytelling app Tiny Post

TripAdvisor focuses on social with acquisition of photo storytelling app Tiny Post | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

TripAdvisor has announced it has acquired Tiny Post, an app that lets you tell stories by writing over photos.
“We think Tiny Post is a great fit with our continued drive to provide engaging and sharable content and I am happy to welcome this strong team to TripAdvisor” said Steve Kaufer, co-founder and CEO TripAdvisor. 

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Top New Hotel Booking Sites You Need to Know and Their Impact on Your Revenue Management Strategy

The hotel industry is constantly changing, and evolving as technology evolves. That means that our pricing strategies, operations and overall business goals need to change as well. But because it can be tough to stay on top of what's new, I have put together this quick overview of the top three new online sites that will have a big effect on hotels' revenue management strategy and revenues.

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Five Ways Social Media Has Forever Changed the Way We Work

Five Ways Social Media Has Forever Changed the Way We Work | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Organizations seeking to evolve need to not only recognize the changes in technology and behavior but they also need to take a strategic approach to changing how their employees fundamentally work. Technology without strategy won't get you very far.
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How Social is Your DMO? – US Tourism Office Edition, Q1 2013 Edition

How Social is Your DMO? – US Tourism Office Edition, Q1 2013 Edition | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

This report marks the 15th effort to benchmark the web and social media presence of state destination marketing organizations in the US. We have truly enjoyed seeing DMOs evolving in this ever-changing world, and can’t wait to see how they grow in the future. The March 2013 data is now available to help you compare your state’s efforts to others across the nation.

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Roadtrippers Redesigns the Travel Guide for Esoteric Exploration

Roadtrippers Redesigns the Travel Guide for Esoteric Exploration | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Roadtrippers is a travel-planning app designed for people who like to spend their vacations hunting for Bigfoot. Half travel guidebook, half app, Roadtrippers’ goal is turning trips into adventures.

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Branded content & social sharing-Creating the right mix to cut through the noise

David Wesson Twitter -@wessBRANDED CONTENT & SOCIAL SHARING „Creating the perfect mix to cut through the no

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David Wesson Evolve Social 's curator insight, March 25, 2013 8:01 AM

Presented at the Corpaorate Social Media Summit Sydney.If there was one thing i would like people to take from thus deck it would be that " Great content is'nt great until its discovered,consumed and shared" 

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Rock Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Rock Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
We've put together the following infographic to help you determine which tasks are most important, and how much time you should ideally be dedicatin.
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How To Take Charge Of Your Hotels LinkedIn Lead Generation

How To Take Charge Of Your Hotels LinkedIn Lead Generation | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
1. Collaborate & Network The Collaboration and Networking process consist of building a team of Hotel Ambassadors that create new reference points for the Hotel.

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Tourism Australia has another world record in its sights

Tourism Australia has another world record in its sights | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Colby is a professional photographer based in Denver, Colorado and has 2.3 million followers on Google+. “Australia has such a vibrant and active photography community that is known around the world.


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Escursioni Nelle Marche's curator insight, March 23, 2013 2:36 PM

Aslo in italy a lively community of photographers is growing fast.

Lately many initiatives have been launched to involve them This is just an example, have a look and send your picture!!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=446391915437066&set=a.191238277619099.47145.190854910990769&type=1&theater

 

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A Twitter Spring Cleaning Checklist

A Twitter Spring Cleaning Checklist | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Today, Wednesday, March 20, is the first official day of spring.

And with the sun finally peeping out, and flower buds starting to bloom, it’s time to break out the vacuums and feather dusters for a little spring cleaning.

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Is Your Business Ready For Social Media?

Is Your Business Ready For Social Media? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

It is high time that businesses integrate social media into their marketing strategies. However, you need to make the necessary preparations to guarantee success. Is your business ready to enter the social media space? Let’s find out.

 
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Print Travel Books Are Dead, and There's No Good Replacement

Print Travel Books Are Dead, and There's No Good Replacement | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Travel news site Skift is reporting that Google, which purchased the venerable Frommer’s travel-information empire last August, is killing off its line of printed books — more than 55 years after an ex-GI named Arthur Frommer kicked it off with the first edition of Europe on 5 Dollars a Day. When Google made the acquisition, it wouldn’t say whether it planned to stay in the dead-tree business; given that it’s Google we’re talking about, it would be startling if it had kept the paper guides going.

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Tourism Tasmania takes visitors behind the scenery

Tourism Tasmania takes visitors behind the scenery | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

A new campaign for Tourism Tasmania highlights the pubs, art and quirky pieces of Tasmania, rather than the natural wonders of the state.

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Matt Skallerud's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:42 PM

Both Tasmania and New Zealand have become quite creative and have been setting the standard for "outside the box" destination marketing ideas for a while now.

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Digital Tourism Think Tank Launches for Knowledge Sharing

Digital Tourism Think Tank Launches for Knowledge Sharing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Explore the digital side of tourism industry
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Multichannel Approach Holds the Keys to Tourism Marketing Success

Multichannel Approach Holds the Keys to Tourism Marketing Success | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
If you were hoping that tourism marketing was getting easier, you would be wrong. You'll need great content AND a killer distribution plan.
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Infographic: How to jumpstart engagement on Twitter

Infographic: How to jumpstart engagement on Twitter | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Tweets sent on the weekend get 17 percent more engagement than tweets sent during the week. Best time of day, length of tweet and more are revealed in this graphic.
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Ohio reaps $15 for every $1 invested in tourism marketing

Ohio reaps $15 for every $1 invested in tourism marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The Ohio Development Services Agency Office of TourismOhio’s 2012 “Too Much Fun for Just One Day” campaign touting things to do in Ohio resulted in a 15 to 1 return on investment for the state. In other words, for every $1 spent on tourism marketing, the state and local municipalities received $15 in taxes.

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9 social marketing mistakes you should really try to avoid making - Memeburn

9 social marketing mistakes you should really try to avoid making - Memeburn | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

If done properly and intelligently, Facebook can transform any business. Still, a few are using the social network in the wrong way, causing more bad than good. Let’s look at a few social media mistakes that you could avoid pretty easily.

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Tourism Marketing: World's Best Countries at Travel Advertising -

Tourism Marketing: World's Best Countries at Travel Advertising - | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report looks at the countries doing best in marketing and advertising their destination as a must-see for tourists and the tourism sector.
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Google kills Frommer's print travel guides

Google kills Frommer's print travel guides | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Google, which bought the series in August, has stopped the publication of the print versions, authors of the books told Skift. The search giant quietly removed the bookstore from the Frommers.com site in September.

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How Do Social Media Mentions Affect My Google Rankings?

How Do Social Media Mentions Affect My Google Rankings? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Although Google are the only ones who truly know the answer to this, since their latest update they have strongly suggested that social media mentions such as tweets, likes, +1's etc affect your Google Rankings. 


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Unleash the Timeline: Creative use of Facebook brings home the history of travel

Unleash the Timeline: Creative use of Facebook brings home the history of travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Like any new feature rollout, Facebook's Timeline has become a creative showcase for individuals and brands.
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Japan's new toon tourism

Japan's new toon tourism | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

It seems an increasing number of people are visiting the settings of their favourite anime animated productions and manga comic strips.

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