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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Northern Ireland set to star in movies tourism seminar

Northern Ireland set to star in movies tourism seminar | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Northern Ireland may host a conference to discuss how to capitalise on the growing travel phenomenon of 'set-jetting,' the chief executive of Northern Ireland Screen has said.

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Desire to travel sees consumers make sacrifices and borrow says TripAdvisor [INFOGRAPHIC]

Desire to travel sees consumers make sacrifices and borrow says TripAdvisor [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The need to get away is driving us to cut back on other elements in our lives and get in debt according to the latest TripBarometer from reviews giant TripAdvisor.
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Expedia drives mobile bookings via TV campaign, trip-a-day giveaway

Expedia drives mobile bookings via TV campaign, trip-a-day giveaway | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
TV ads showcase how easy it is to book travel via the Expedia app
Expedia is promoting mobile booking via its travel application with a television ad campaign and sweepstakes giving anyone who downloads the app a chance to win a free trip.
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Eight key tips for climbing TripAdvisor

Eight key tips for climbing TripAdvisor | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

In researching ReviewPro’s Climbing TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index webinar last month, I asked a range of hoteliers how they achieved – and maintain – top-10 rankings.

Their testimonials underscore that, despite the disruptive force social media has had on the hotel industry, traditional hospitality has never been more important.


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Synopsis:

1. Provide truly remarkable service

2. Be true to brand

3. Be “refreshingly honest”

4. Mobilize the whole team

5. Offer great value

6. Do it with passion every day

7. Focus on traditional hospitality

8. Prevent escalation

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Hotel sues guest for posting review on TripAdvisor about bed bugs

Hotel sues guest for posting review on TripAdvisor about bed bugs | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Canada-based Hotel Quebec is suing a former guest for $95,000. The reason? The guest wrote a negative review on TripAdvisor exposing the bed bugs in his room and refused to remove the review.
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How Online Reviews and Social Media Took My Travel Business From Blah to Boom - Successful Blogging

How Online Reviews and Social Media Took My Travel Business From Blah to Boom - Successful Blogging | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
I love a story where a small business goes head to head with bigger businesses and wins, don’t you? So I got pretty excited when I heard tour operator Sean Blocksidge talk at the recent Social Media Tourism Symposium.
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Smoasting: the latest travel trend

Smoasting: the latest travel trend | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Do you choose a holiday destination based on its “smoast” potential? Do you consider the level of envy your friends will experience when looking at your latest holiday snaps on Facebook?

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From Reverie to Runway, Social Media For Fashion

From Reverie to Runway, Social Media For Fashion | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media for fashion has opened the door for new designers with small budgets to leverage their creativity and work ethic. Here are some quick tips. (Social Media: The hottest accessory at New York Fashion Week?
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Orlando tourism industry plugs into electric car experience

Orlando tourism industry plugs into electric car experience | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Promoters of electric cars are hoping to entice a few of Orlando's 56 million annual visitors to rent one at the airport and plug in at strategically placed charging stations at tourist hotels, theme parks and the convention center.

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What is the future of wearable technology in the travel industry?

What is the future of wearable technology in the travel industry? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Between Google Glass and the recent announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, wearable technology is on a vicious march towards omnipresence.
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Guyana's Tourism Product aligned with Geo Tourism Principles

Guyana's Tourism Product aligned with Geo Tourism Principles | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Guyana’s tourism product and experience is well aligned with the principles of Geotourism and the country has made strides in this regard through its Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and National Protected Area Systems.

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Wyoming hires branding director to promote tourism

The Wyoming Office of Tourism has hired a new director of brand strategy with the goal of marketing and growing the state's tourism economy.

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How Are Hospitality Businesses Using Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Are Hospitality Businesses Using Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

This infographic from Best Hospital Degrees looks at why modern hospitality and first-class social media make such excellent bedfellows.

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TVTJ's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:19 AM

In the 21st century and Hospitality Industry is rapidly improving, the community connection with social media is one of the important aspects in todays society. It is shown that smartphone has played a vital part for the travelling industry. Statistics show that 29% of travellers use smartphones to book their flights, 30% of travellers find hotel and accommodation through smartphone apps. Also, 46% of travellers uses facebook or twitter to check-in the location they are at when on vacation. More commonly, 85% of travelers use smartphones, while on vacation, for purposes such as taking photos, checking the flight transcript, searching for restaurants, activities and attractions. In a report on surveys taken of how many customers trust on these smartphone apps, it is shown that 92% of travellers trust the rcommendations of their family and friends, while 70% trust consumer reviews, and then there's less than half that trust paid advertisings on tv, newspaper and magazines. These percentages helps marketing managers know how to create a marketing stratergy effectively to increase the rate of consumers on social media.

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Yes, The Instagram Hotel Is A Real Thing

Yes, The Instagram Hotel Is A Real Thing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Okay, readers, we've officially seen it all. We know that social media is a huge part of our daily lives. And, we'll admit to being totally addicted to Facebook, Twitter, and everything else.
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Dog takes on social media role

Dog takes on social media role | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The launch of a new social media campaign by Tourism & Events Queensland will see six month old Weimaraner puppy, Jester Gull, take control of its Instagram account.

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Belize : New TVCs from the "Discover how to be" campaign


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MuseumHack gives Met visitors unedited tour

MuseumHack gives Met visitors unedited tour | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

“We’re not affiliated with the Met,” Mark Rosen of MuseumHack told me. “We have the luxury to ‘go there.’”

 

Rosen, a 24 year-old holder of a master’s degree in museology, describes himself as chief hacker -- because “creative director” sounds too formal -- of the three-man startup, which gives unaffiliated tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Deliver A Postcard From the World's First Underwater Post Office - Tourism On The Edge

Deliver A Postcard From the World's First Underwater Post Office - Tourism On The Edge | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The Underwater Post Office is situated in Vanuatu, an island nation located in South Pacific Ocean that consists of 82 small, geologically newer islands. The post office is just three meters below the surface and only 50 meters offshore the Port Villa, on Highway Island.

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Ariane Feijo's curator insight, September 8, 2013 5:59 PM

Enviar um cartão postal debaixo d'água? Agora é possível, nesta agência de correios "underwater" :)

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Discovering Naryn through Foursquare

Discovering Naryn through Foursquare | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

When our colleagues from Montenegro shared their experience on communities in rural areas using Foursquare to market their areas and invite tourists, we did not think it was feasible to test it in Kyrgyzstan (low smart phone penetration, internet coverage and IT literacy in rural areas – to name just a few reasons).

 

But good things spread quickly, and over the last year we’ve seen a marked increase of Foursquare usage in the capital, Bishkek, and noticed that more tourists use it to get information such as where to go, what to do, how are services, and so on.

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‘Hipsters’ are the target of new Irish tourism campaign

‘Hipsters’ are the target of new Irish tourism campaign | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

In an attempt to target what they’re dubbing ‘social energisers” across the country, Tourism Ireland have teamed up with boutique Isle of Wight festival–Bestival–which takes place this weekend, as well as UK alternative national radio station XFM.

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How Travel Oklahoma leveraged video advertising for cheaper, faster ROI

How Travel Oklahoma leveraged video advertising for cheaper, faster ROI | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Travel Oklahoma saw a significant return on their investment in YouTube TruView ads, both reducing advertising cost and increasing web traffic.
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Prince Edward Island spending $300K to 'wine and dine' travel writers

Prince Edward Island spending $300K to 'wine and dine' travel writers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Prince Edward Island is hosting this year’s GoMedia Marketplace – an annual event that sees journalists and editors from around the world flown into an appointed jurisdiction to meet with hundreds of agents from Canadian destinations and attractions.

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Social Media Usage Up 800% For US Online Adults In Just 8 Years

Social Media Usage Up 800% For US Online Adults In Just 8 Years | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Who remembers 2005? Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith was in theaters and while you may have heard of Facebook Facebook, you had no clue what a Tweet was.

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The Kangaroo Route: New tourism partnership aims to bring more Australians to Britain

The Kangaroo Route: New tourism partnership aims to bring more Australians to Britain | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Hospitality business should prepare for an increase in tourists from Australia over the next year as VisitBritain has partnered with Virgin Atlantic and London & Partners to entice more Australians to visit Britain. 

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Is there an 80/20 rule in social media for the travel industry?

Is there an 80/20 rule in social media for the travel industry? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
There is no discussion on customer experience today that doesn’t speak to social media and its impacts on hotels, operators and brands.
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Daniel Aaric's comment, September 7, 2013 1:01 AM
yes