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White paper on how mobile payment will transform corporate travel

Paying for a hotel stay, a meal or a train journey by waving a cell phone over an electronic reader is now a reality. This breakthrough opens up many new possibilities for improving corporate travel, according to a new report..
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Smart City Branding

Smart City Branding | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
Cities of the future will have to be “smarter” if they want to succeed by providing better services and quality of life to its citizens. That is the reason why they will also have to manage their b...
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EcoGreenHotel News : Hotel Energy Reduction Strategies

EcoGreenHotel News : Hotel Energy Reduction Strategies | Travelnodes | Scoop.it

Sustainability in the hospitality industry has increased in awareness and to the point sustainable operations from corporate travelers, meeting planners and leisure guests may now be expected.

 

Almost all hotel franchise groups, hotel management companies and individual hotel operators have taken steps in their journey to reduce their environmental impact. While the green movement is growing, many hotel owners and investors still remain skeptical of vendors, consultants and technologies that are pushing green and environmentally friendly products and services.

 

Proven hotel energy technologies funded by incentives is creating opportunity for green hoteliers to utilize rebates, incentives and low interest funding to reduce water and energy use. I am a veteran hotel operator who had the privilege of being General Manager at the first LEED Certified Hotel in the country back in 2001.

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http://www.ecogreenhotel.com/Hotel_Energy_Reduction_Strategies.php?goback=%2Egde_1892861_member_137494234


Via Maria Cristina Terenzio
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Nextdoor.com Brings Social Living To Communities(Restaurants Should Get Involved)

Nextdoor.com Brings Social Living To Communities(Restaurants Should Get Involved) | Travelnodes | Scoop.it

It’s easy to argue that social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have robbed us of “community.” Gone are the days when people sit on their front porch and wave as the neighbors go by. Instead people answer friend requests and talk to people all over the country.

Attempting to fix the issue of “community” is Nextdoor.com, a newer social network that allows neighbors to learn each others names, share advice such as the names of good babysitters and landscapers and even protect a community by posting about break-ins and other issues of nuisance.

In the infographic shown below Nextdoor.com and InfographicsLabs take a close look at how social networks and community interact to both alienate and potentially help one another.


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33% of hotel search on mobile

33% of hotel search on mobile | Travelnodes | Scoop.it

Google reports that 33% of last minute hotel search is now done online. Hotel's generally have a hard time filling last minute availability so mobile advertising and mobile booking engine are key.


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Three ways hotels can drive revenue keeping a close eye on social media data | Tnooz

Three ways hotels can drive revenue keeping a close eye on social media data | Tnooz | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
One of the most revolutionary trends happening in hotel technology right now is the use of social media data and customer review analytics in optimizing distribution and maximizing revenue growth.
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Mobile Users Are Checking In as They Check Out of Town [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mobile Users Are Checking In as They Check Out of Town [INFOGRAPHIC] | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
As smartphone adoption rises, savvy mobile users are increasingly using their mobile phones to document their travels while on the road.

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How Facebook is Shaping Your 2012 Travel Decisions - Forbes

How Facebook is Shaping Your 2012 Travel Decisions - Forbes | Travelnodes | Scoop.it

"Believe it or not, Facebook may help you plan your next trip.  Recent studies reveal that what matters most when planning a trip is notwhere you’re going, but rather who you know that has already traveled to that destination.  Without a doubt, the ubiquitous marketing tool’s unique brand interaction is setting a new beat to the travel pulse."


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“Know Me”: British Airways googelt nach Bildern von Passagieren – für die “persönliche” Begrüßung | Basic Thinking

“Know Me”: British Airways googelt nach Bildern von Passagieren – für die “persönliche” Begrüßung | Basic Thinking | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
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Social Media's Effect on Restaurants & How People Eat

Blogs, websites, & apps dedicated to eating have made the business of food more competitive in an industry known for tight profit margins. We take a closer look at how old & new media is changing the way we eat.


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TravelAvenue wants to be the Pinterest for travel, with a few twists | Tnooz

TravelAvenue wants to be the Pinterest for travel, with a few twists | Tnooz | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
Pinterest launched quietly into the world of social networking in 2010, but then made one hell of a thud a year or so later - with obvious ramifications for travel.
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Psychology behind why people leave travel reviews and what you can do about it | Tnooz

Psychology behind why people leave travel reviews and what you can do about it | Tnooz | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
Whatever product or service you’re selling; online customer reviews have real bottom-line benefit – increasing conversion, lowering return rates and boosting SEO efforts.
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Travel apps take a seat in the Google TV sandbox | Tnooz

Travel apps take a seat in the Google TV sandbox | Tnooz | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
Plenty of hullabaloo expected around the Google IO event this week, with Mobiata expecting to take advantage with the debut of two apps designed for the new Google TV.
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Are small tourism businesses really ready for the mobile revolution? | Tnooz

Are small tourism businesses really ready for the mobile revolution? | Tnooz | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
For years we’ve been told that "this year will be the year of mobile". Unfortunately, for many of us, this tiresome line became mundane and predictable years ago.
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Local Destination Marketing – Take a Look “Inside”

Local Destination Marketing – Take a Look “Inside” | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
This is a selection of recent marketing initiatives from England, Scotland and France aimed at promoting domestic tourism and ‘staycations‘, local collaboration and product development ...
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Cape Town Tourism capitalizes on technology: Social media feeding a global wildfire of desire to ...

Cape Town Tourism capitalizes on technology:  Social media feeding a global wildfire of desire to ... | Travelnodes | Scoop.it

Tourism and technology have always made for good bedfellows, particularly when it comes to the use of social media platforms and mobile phone enablement.


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Travel app experience ahead of online equivalent says website study | Tnooz

Travel app experience ahead of online equivalent says website study | Tnooz | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
The latest findings from the eTravel Benchmark report shed some light on how mobile applications are faring against the online presence of travel brands...
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Google Maps monoculture is over – socially integrated and beautiful maps coming to travel

Google Maps monoculture is over – socially integrated and beautiful maps coming to travel | Travelnodes | Scoop.it

Maps have a transformative power – they are a relentless source of visual creativity, especially in the travel industry.

 

They are one of the most intimate forms of infographic, and arguably the earliest form of standardised information design. At a fundamental level, maps tell us about what exists in the world, what matters in it, and where we belong relative to it.


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Destinations failing to utilise technology to attract and engage visitors | Tnooz

Destinations - and those charged with promoting cities or countries - do not understand how to exploit the vast array of technology and techniques to attract visitors.
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Starwood: social media customer service done right | VentureBeat

Starwood: social media customer service done right | VentureBeat | Travelnodes | Scoop.it

Yesterday, I wrote about some of the challenges that face companies that use social media for customer service. Today, I want to share a fantastic experience I had with Starwood’s customer service.

 

I had tweeted that over the years I’ve spent $660,000 on my Starwood American Express card. Someone from Starwood corporate replied asking what I was doing with all of the Starwood points I’d earned.


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Does TripAdvisor have a problem with fake reviews?

Online travel giant isn't very transparent about the way it operates, says columnist Christopher Elliott.

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Hotel replacing guest phones with iPhones

Hotel replacing guest phones with iPhones | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
Vancouver hotel hopes guests will appreciate making calls with no roaming fees on hotel-provided iPhones instead of those things called landlines. Read this blog post by Donna Tam on Apple.

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Destination experiences for meetings + incentives. Corporate Responsibility: How Well Do You Know Your Travel Partner?

Destination experiences for meetings + incentives. Corporate Responsibility: How Well Do You Know Your Travel Partner? | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
There's a present shift in Corporate Responsibility where hotel, airline and travel companies are integrating sustainability initiatives holistically into their daily operations.

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Taking the travel ecosystem into the design of websites

Taking the travel ecosystem into the design of websites | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
NB: This is a guest article by Maria Wasing, vice president of marketing in Europe at EPiServer.
Lots of talk recently around how consumers are ploughing through various stages of the search, shopping and experiencing of travel products.

Via Caroline Gachet, Wendy Forbes
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The online travel ecosystem [INFOGRAPHIC]

The online travel ecosystem [INFOGRAPHIC] | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
Refreshingly unbiased look at what the online travel ecosystem looks like in 2012, taking into account such areas as the planning, booking and reviewing of trips.
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Mobile apps changing the face of airline travel – IT survey

Mobile apps changing the face of airline travel – IT survey | Travelnodes | Scoop.it
Mobile apps are changing the way passengers travel and airlines do business, according to the latest Airline IT Trends Survey.
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