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TripAdvisor Combines Philanthropy And Marketing By Letting Reviewers Give A Free $25 Kiva Microloan

TripAdvisor Combines Philanthropy And Marketing By Letting Reviewers Give A Free $25 Kiva Microloan | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

TripAdvisor is putting up $250,000 of its own money to allow 10,000 people who leave a review on its site to allocate a $25 Kiva microloan to a fledgling entrepreneur in the country they visited. It could encourage people to use TripAdvisor while getting them hooked on philanthropy so they loan their own money in the future. That’s what happened when Reid Hoffman backed $1 million in free Kiva loans

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Expedia and TripAdvisor win consumer hearts and minds online and offline

Expedia and TripAdvisor win consumer hearts and minds online and offline | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Engagement Labs has released its TotalSocial rankings of top-performing US OTA and travel search brands, showing Expedia and TripAdvisor at the lead.
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These Airlines Fear Your Twitter Rampage the Most

These Airlines Fear Your Twitter Rampage the Most | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Angry posts and the threat of viral videos have taught carriers to watch social media—and to respond.
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MultiBrief: Managing social media activities onsite

MultiBrief: Managing social media activities onsite | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media can be one of the strongest tools event professionals can use to promote their event and create a community. Social media can help you sell tickets, boost overall satisfaction rates from attendees and exhibitors, and improve your overall brand recognition and loyalty.

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Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, January 7, 11:45 AM
 Awesome article where the author lays out a complete strategy for using SM on events...but really you can apply this to other content as well
 
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Which cities are fastest growing for tourism?

Which cities are fastest growing for tourism? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has released a data report detailing the world’s fastest growing tourism cities. The top ten are all located in Asia, and the top five cities for tourism are all in China – showing that Asian cities are completely ahead of everyone else when it comes to tourism growth, especially over the next 10 years. Chongqing, (14 per cent growth per year) leads the pack, followed by Guangzhou (13.1 per cent), Shanghai (12.8 per cent) and Beijing (12 per cent). The other cities on the top ten list are Chengdu (11.2 per cent), Manila (10.9 per cent), Delhi (10.8 per cent), Shenzhen (10.7 per cent), Kuala Lumpur (10.1 per cent) and Jakarta (10 per cent). Find out more. 


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"“The power of Asian cities when it comes to driving the Travel & Tourism sector is clear to see in this new data."
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Star Wars to Drive Ireland Tourism in 2018 | Travel Agent Central

Star Wars to Drive Ireland Tourism in 2018 | Travel Agent Central | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
With the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and a lineup of hot new hotels, Ireland is set to trend in the New Year. Here's what you need to know.
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24 Best Travelers on Instagram 2017

24 Best Travelers on Instagram 2017 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
From city-centric photographers capturing the daily grind in their hometown to digital nomads traveling the world one county at a time, the photo sharing platform helps us keep track of the most up-and-coming destinations and of-the-minute travel intel.
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Trend digest: 5 hotels taking guest experience to the extreme

Trend digest: 5 hotels taking guest experience to the extreme | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
We all know travellers want experiences, not just beds, but do these hotels go over the top, or could you learn something from them?
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An airline perspective on social media and AI in 2017 and the coming year

An airline perspective on social media and AI in 2017 and the coming year | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
KLM has been at the forefront of new tech and social developments in 2017, from its work on WhatsApp Business Platform to its bot on Google Home.
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KLM puts AI at the heart of its social media service strategy

KLM puts AI at the heart of its social media service strategy | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The artificial intelligence system can provide automated answers to the most common questions without input from a human service agent.
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Earned vs. paid media: Should DMOs pay to promote third-party content? - Destination Think! -

Earned vs. paid media: Should DMOs pay to promote third-party content? - Destination Think! - | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Weighing the pros and cons of using third-party content in destination marketing.
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A roadmap to hotel technology: Interview with Robert Holland

A roadmap to hotel technology: Interview with Robert Holland | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Robert Holland answers a few of our questions about what technologies hotels should be taking advantage of, and what trends he predicts for the coming years.
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Travelers Are Abandoning Spas To Join Fitfluencer Retreats

Travelers Are Abandoning Spas To Join Fitfluencer Retreats | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Well+Good taps into the $563 billion global industry by launching its own travel experience called Retreats.
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Hilton Unveils Plans for Its Smart Hotel Room Rollout in 2018

Hilton Unveils Plans for Its Smart Hotel Room Rollout in 2018 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hilton Worldwide is betting that guests will want to control their room's thermostat, television, and other amenities via their mobile phones. The goal is
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Show me the numbers — why GuestRevu is the right choice for you

Show me the numbers — why GuestRevu is the right choice for you | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
With so many options out there, we want to show you why GuestRevu may be the best partner for you.
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Help travellers choose your destination with eye-popping visual content

Help travellers choose your destination with eye-popping visual content | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Your tourism destination can engage, inspire, and educate travellers by sharing visual content with a specific audience.
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5 tips for an award-winning guest experience

5 tips for an award-winning guest experience | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Tips from some of 2017’s BoHo Award winners on how to provide award-winning guest experience.
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What travel brands can learn about reputation from a shed in London

What travel brands can learn about reputation from a shed in London | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
A Vice expose on fake reviews and fraud on TripAdvisor raises fresh questions on the value for travel brands of online ratings and influencer marketing
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Five hospitality trends to keep an eye on in 2018

Five hospitality trends to keep an eye on in 2018 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
What will the next big thing be for hotels and hospitality in 2018 - keep an eye of AI, CRM systems, chatbots and of course mobile
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Top 10 Santa Fe Instagram Photos of 2017 - Santa Fe New Mexico Blog

Top 10 Santa Fe Instagram Photos of 2017 - Santa Fe New Mexico Blog | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
2017 was a fantastic year of photography in Santa Fe. To celebrate all the colorful images and memories from the past year, we’ve selected the top ten favorite user submitted Instagram photos from @cityofsantafe that were tagged #SantaFeNM. Photos were selected by the number of likes each photo received.

This year four Santa Fe sunset/sunrise photos made the top ten, along with two snow photos and four iconic Santa Fe locations.. Our most popular iconic character “Zozobra” also took a top ten honor. And for the first time, two drone photos made the grade as well.

Visitors and photographers have fallen in love with the light and and brilliant blue sky in Santa Fe. Some claim the light is like no other in the world.  And with that distinction, such recent events such as the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival (which is a premier juried photo portfolio review event globally) have taken root in Santa Fe.  Santa Fe is destined to become a top  on the photographer’s destination.

We invite you take the opportunity to capture Santa Fe’s beauty and see for yourself what photographers have been  shooting for over 100 years. Santa Fe provides the perfect opportunity for the photographer in each of us to capture the perfect Santa Fe memory.

See all you Santa Fe Instagramers  in 2018!
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The top industry trends to look out for in 2018

The top industry trends to look out for in 2018 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The travel industry never stands still, and next year we can expect to see a new set of trends making an impact. Among the trends include:

 

  1. Deals that are transparent and easy to book.
  2. Bucket list and multi-country trips.
  3. Travellers are looking to experience the good life.
  4. Looking to get more out of city stays.
  5. Making a difference when they travel.

 

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Can You Pack a Mummified Head in Your Carry-On? Ask TSA.

Can You Pack a Mummified Head in Your Carry-On? Ask TSA. | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Traveling can be a real headache, but the TSA's cheeky Instagram account is here to help.
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Female Travelers over Forty You Need to Follow on Instagram - Casual Travelist

Female Travelers over Forty You Need to Follow on Instagram - Casual Travelist | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
18 amazing women on Instagram that show travel just gets better after forty.
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New Emerging Hotel and Social Media Trends for 2018

New Emerging Hotel and Social Media Trends for 2018 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Hotel and Social Media trends in 2018 will be impacted by colorful experiences. Discover New Emerging Hotel and Social Media Trends for 2018.

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"Hotel and Social Media trends in 2018 will be impacted by colorful experiences. The human brain is designed in such a way that people automatically follow their emotions towards a rational decision..."
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Essential holiday reading for destination marketers: Your head start for 2018

Essential holiday reading for destination marketers: Your head start for 2018 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Download these three destination marketing white papers to help shape your strategy for the coming year.
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