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Tourism professionals must pay close attention to US default crisis

Tourism professionals must pay close attention to US default crisis | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
While it is still too early to know how the outcome of the current US "default" crisis, tourism professionals would do well to pay careful attention and to analyze the numbers not by headlines or emotions but with cool heads. Despite the fact that the US default crisis may or may not be solved, the fallout from it and the potential credit rating decline will have a major impact on tourism. Here are just a few ways that this ongoing and worldwide crisis will touch people throughout the tourism and travel industry and what tourism professionals may want to consider.
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Agent to Agent: Do I Really Need a Travel Blog?

Agent to Agent: Do I Really Need a Travel Blog? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Now is the time for you to do what you can to make your travel business stand out from the rest, and blogging is definitely one of the most important.
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Welcome to the most Instagrammable museum on earth

Rabbit Town, a museum in Indonesia, exists solely for selfies.
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Facebook launches An Update on Video Retention Metrics

Facebook launches An Update on Video Retention Metrics | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Video creators on Facebook have a range of metrics available to help them understand the reach, engagement, and overall performance of the videos they share. As more publishers and creators are sharing longer videos on our platform, it's becoming increasingly important to better understand audience retention — the metric that shows how well a video is holding the attention of viewers.

Today we're introducing improvements to the video retention graph available to Pages in Video Insights. We want to make this visualization more useful for video creators to help them better understand how their audience is consuming their longer videos, so we're providing new breakdowns and insights.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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It's the end of search as we know it (and I feel fine)

It's the end of search as we know it (and I feel fine) | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A potted history of travel search and hotels from generic terms to metasearch and OTAs and on to the current state of play
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TripAdvisor wants to utilize massive user base to grow tours/activities: Travel Weekly

TripAdvisor wants to utilize massive user base to grow tours/activities: Travel Weekly | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor says it has a forecast of 80-plus percent growth for "many years to come" in terms of the number of suppliers coming onboard.
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Tripadvisor grows year-on-year, as does its influence on bookings

Tripadvisor grows year-on-year, as does its influence on bookings | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Tripadvisor is a big part of the booking process for most travelers — but where else do travelers go before they book?
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The Most Instagrammed Beaches from Thailand to Australia

The Most Instagrammed Beaches from Thailand to Australia | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Asia-Pacific's most instagrammed beaches offer scenery you won't forget.
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Facebook is changing how brands connect with travelers throughout the path to purchase

Facebook is changing how brands connect with travelers throughout the path to purchase | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Adphorus explains how Facebook's portfolio of travel-specific products helps brands to market to individual travelers at every stage of the funnel.
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For hoteliers: 6 steps to success in text messaging and chat from an expert

For hoteliers: 6 steps to success in text messaging and chat from an expert | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A hotel can craft a much stronger guest experience using messaging via text. Here 6 tips for hoteliers to maximize the impact of text messaging with guests.
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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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Nor1 Buys Stay Delightful as More Hotels Upsell Guests on Text Chat –

Nor1 Buys Stay Delightful as More Hotels Upsell Guests on Text Chat – | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Nor1, the Santa Clara, California-based upsell technology provider, has acquired Stay Delightful, a tiny Denver-based startup that builds the software that enables hotel guests to have text-based chat with staff about their stays.
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Trying to Gain Followers on Instagram Can Ruin a Destination

Trying to Gain Followers on Instagram Can Ruin a Destination | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Here are 10 of the tourist spots many say are being utterly consumed by hungry instagrammers.
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Online marketplace connects travellers directly to local experts | Springwise

Online marketplace connects travellers directly to local experts | Springwise | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A marketplace for travel works with local experts to build customised trips for clients.
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Hotels have the social edge: 4 Steps to take it further

Hotels have the social edge: 4 Steps to take it further | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Guests love to talk about their experiences at hotels, giving them the social edge. We look at four ways that hotel marketers can make the most of this advantage.
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4 Reasons to join a Twitter chat and 10 tips to make the most out of it

When I joined Twitter these were some questions that I used to ask myself until the day I found some interesting Twitter chats. It did not take me long to figure out how good these chats were and how…
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Negative travel reviews: Uber and Airbnb rate you back

Negative travel reviews: Uber and Airbnb rate you back | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
All those one-star reviews you left for hotels and restaurants were bound to come back and haunt you.
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You Can Now Make Dinner Reservations on Instagram

You Can Now Make Dinner Reservations on Instagram | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Next time you see an appealing dish on your Instagram feed, you could be booking a reservation for yourself in seconds.
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10 Snackable Social Marketing Moments That Create The Perfect Hotel Experience

In the battle of the consumers, attention Hotels is facing a new challenge — creating snackable Social Marketing Moments that sparks consumers emotion to start a new adventure. And in a perfect…
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This Colorful Exhibition Was Made for Instagram | Smart News

This Colorful Exhibition Was Made for Instagram | Smart News | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Artist CJ Hendry's latest house-like installation assigned each room a distinct color
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Asking for reviews reaps positive results for hotels

Asking for reviews reaps positive results for hotels | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TrustYou has published a new report which shows why actively asking for reviews from hotel guests should be a critical part of hotels’ CRM strategy.
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6 ways to build the guest experience around automation | Hotel Management

6 ways to build the guest experience around automation | Hotel Management | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Automation doesn't mean your staff will be replaced by robots. Instead, they will have more time to focus on what truly matters—your guests.
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Google’s New VR Tours Let You Experience Imperiled Cultural Sites Arou

Google’s New VR Tours Let You Experience Imperiled Cultural Sites Arou | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
With photos and laser scans by preservation organization CyArk, Google provides virtual tours of places that may not last.
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Why Social Media is NOT the Solution to your Hotel Marketing Challenges

Why Social Media is NOT the Solution to your Hotel Marketing Challenges | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Social Media alone is not designed to obtain more attractive customers for your Hotel. There has to be a creative connection between Hotel Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Learn Why Social Media is NOT the Solution to your Hotel Marketing Challenges.

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The art of an enriching guest experience [interview]

The art of an enriching guest experience [interview] | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Great guest experiences don’t just happen — they take hard work and planning. We discuss with Herbert Laubichler-Pichler the ways in which he turns a visit to Vietnam into an enriching experience for his guests.
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