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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Tokyo’s Mori Digital Art Museum exhibition ‘Borderless’ is open

Tokyo’s Mori Digital Art Museum exhibition ‘Borderless’ is open | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The museum is exhibiting 50 hyper-colored digital works, which immerse visitors in wild and whimsical worlds that respond to touch, sound, and movement.
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How Amazon could succeed in travel: Researchers issue a warning to the industry –

How Amazon could succeed in travel: Researchers issue a warning to the industry – | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Even though Amazon sells products and not experiences, which are at the core of the travel industry, the company’s focus on a different kind of experience — the customer experience — could be a game-changer.
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Social media-fueled overcrowding and your DMO’s responsibility - Destination Think! -

Social media-fueled overcrowding and your DMO’s responsibility - Destination Think! - | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Destination management is becoming critical for DMOs facing overcrowding. Social media can affect visitor behaviour and experiences.
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Trend Digest: Self-service tech in hotels

Trend Digest: Self-service tech in hotels | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
This month’s trend digest looks at the growing phenomenon of self-service solutions in the hospitality industry, and how to maintain the elusive human touch.
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Hotels are still tripping over themselves to offer free goodies to fake influencers

Hotels are still tripping over themselves to offer free goodies to fake influencers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Brands and businesses everywhere are starting to adopt new forms of advertising that involve partnering with so-called “influencers” on social media. But how willing are they to vet the actual accounts on whom they spend hundreds of dollars? Apparently not much — even when the account in question is an obvious fake. Mediakix, a company …
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Travel brands need to rethink "local" if they want to engage customers

Travel brands need to rethink "local" if they want to engage customers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
If airlines and travel brands want to win in 2018, they have to incorporate the customer's preferences in their definition of "local."
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Viceroy Hotels Is Using Smartwatches to Be More Hospitable –

Viceroy Hotels Is Using Smartwatches to Be More Hospitable – | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
When guests check into the Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills in California, they shouldn't be surprised to find members of the hotel staff, from
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Amazon finally talks about travel, launches Alexa for Hospitality | PhocusWire

Amazon finally talks about travel, launches Alexa for Hospitality | PhocusWire | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Amazon's first official foray into the travel industry for a few years is here: Alexa for Hospitality - bringing the voice-activated device into hotel rooms.
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Google's Salad Emoji Gets a Vegan-Friendly Update

Google's Salad Emoji Gets a Vegan-Friendly Update | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Diehard chef’s salad fans might find themselves disappointed.
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Diners trust TripAdvisor over Yelp, Google for restaurant recommendations | PhocusWire

Diners trust TripAdvisor over Yelp, Google for restaurant recommendations | PhocusWire | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor is asserting its position as an influencer in the restaurant scene with a new study claiming consumers prefer the platform as a dining resource over Google, Facebook and Yelp.
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Social Media Has Become An Essential Part of Hotel Management

Social Media Has Become An Essential Part of Hotel Management | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Say what you will about Social Media, but it has become an integral part of life. Not just personal life, but professional life as well. Discover how Social Media Has Become an essential part of Hotel Management.

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Why brands should really be scared of Expedia | Hotel Management

Why brands should really be scared of Expedia | Hotel Management | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Could online travel agencies one day launch their own hotel brands?
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Artificial intelligence and the drive for an emotional connection with travelers | PhocusWire

Artificial intelligence and the drive for an emotional connection with travelers | PhocusWire | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Amadeus is experimenting with a branch of artificial intelligence called "reinforcement learning."
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Use Instagram To Get Direct Bookings With FOMO

Use Instagram To Get Direct Bookings With FOMO | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
One of the most important parts of inspiring a fear of missing out in your potential guests is reaching the kind of guests who are looking for just the experience that you have to offer. And what better place to do that than the home of online photographs — Instagram?
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The 7 Elements of a good Social Media Marketing Experience with Hotels

The 7 Elements of a good Social Media Marketing Experience with Hotels | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Do your Hotel want a good Social Media Marketing Experience? Discover The 7 Elements of a good Social Media Marketing Experience with Hotels.

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Sparking genuine word-of-mouth promotion is always a best practice - Destination Think! -

Sparking genuine word-of-mouth promotion is always a best practice - Destination Think! - | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Word-of-mouth promotion and social media engagement can support an advocacy-based destination marketing strategy. Engagement bait doesn't cut it.
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Instagram Is Estimated to Be Worth More than $100 Billion 

Instagram Is Estimated to Be Worth More than $100 Billion  | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc.’s Instagram is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion, if it were a stand-alone company, marking a 100-fold return for the app was purchased in 2012, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence.

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5 Tips for Taking Better Photos in a Museum

5 Tips for Taking Better Photos in a Museum | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Our photo editors share their advice, and favorite photos from museums around the world.
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What Hotel CEOs Are Saying About Amazon and Google's Growing Influence in Travel –

What Hotel CEOs Are Saying About Amazon and Google's Growing Influence in Travel – | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Skift spoke with various hotel executives in early June to ask them for their thoughts on tech giants such as Amazon and Google, and what they said might surprise you.
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Amazon Introduces Alexa for Hospitality at Marriott Hotels

Amazon Introduces Alexa for Hospitality at Marriott Hotels | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The voice-first experience will be introduced at select Marriott International hotels beginning this summer.
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The Impact Of Award-Winning Guest Feedback [Interview]

The Impact Of Award-Winning Guest Feedback [Interview] | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Winners of the BoHos’ Best International hotel for two years running discuss the impact that guest feedback has on the experience that they provide.
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Spain Campaign Includes French Open, Masters Winners 06/13/2018

Spain Campaign Includes French Open, Masters Winners 06/13/2018 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The digital marketing campaign was developed by Ogilvy & Mather Madrid for Turespana, a public body attached to the Spanish government's tourism ministry.
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Expedia throws a wrinkle into travel packages: Travel Weekly

Expedia throws a wrinkle into travel packages: Travel Weekly | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Saying that 46% of U.S. travelers prefer to book their flight and hotel separately, the OTA will enable customers to book discounted hotels after they purchase their airfare on Expedia.
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An Argument For Augmented Reality In Travel 06/01/2018

An Argument For Augmented Reality In Travel 06/01/2018 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
As marketers and as travelers, too, it comes as no surprise that mobile plays a vital role in travel bookings. According to Flurry’s 2017 State of Mobile report, we spend over five hours a day on our mobile phones, and we expect the brands we love to create a bespoke experience that matches our mobile behavior.
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