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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Copenhagen Airport unveils first 360 degree wayfinding app

Copenhagen Airport unveils first 360 degree wayfinding app | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Copenhagen airport is the first airport in the world to develop a 360-degree wayfinding mobile app for passengers to visualise their airport journey.
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St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana launches new tourism website

A few weeks after St. Bernard Parish government appointed a new tourism coordinator, the parish tourism office has launched a redesigned website to promote the parish. The move is both to bring in more tourists but also an attempt to encourage people to move down to the parish that lost around 60 percent of its pre-Hurricane Katrina population.

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Hoteliers balance formal ratings, user reviews

Hoteliers balance formal ratings, user reviews | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Hoteliers say formal ratings programs and user-generated review sites share nearly equal importance.

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How to replace your paper travel guide with some help from apps and the Internet

How to replace your paper travel guide with some help from apps and the Internet | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

While no tool is a cure-all for travel pains, plenty of apps offer access to locals and customizability not available in the standard paper guide. All it takes is a little planning ahead.


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Why you should care about the new Facebook reply button

Why you should care about the new Facebook reply button | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook wants brands and marketers to be successful. So, let’s take a closer look at how the Reply Button will help you, the marketer, be more successful on the Facebook platform.
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Chinese move into 1st place in tourism spending

Chinese tourists have overtaken Germans as the world's biggest-spending travelers after adecade of robust growth in the number of Chinese vacationing abroad, the United NationsWorld Tourism Organization said on Thursday.

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Pot tourism begins to bud in Colorado

Pot tourism begins to bud in Colorado | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

California has its wine tours; Kentucky, its Bourbon Trail. Could Colorado become the hot destination for adults who prefer Purple Haze to Pinot Noir and mint juleps?

 
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Frommer's founder buys back travel guide brand from Google

Frommer's founder buys back travel guide brand from Google | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Founder Arthur Frommer has bought his brand name back from Google, and he plans to continue publishing the printed guides.

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New ad alert: TripAdvisor rolls out new travel advertising product

New ad alert: TripAdvisor rolls out new travel advertising product | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Online ads are oftentimes the land of the unknown: what exactly is an impression? If a user lands on a page and doesn't scroll down to see any of the ads, do these count as impressions?
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Share Your Travels In Real-Time With “Tweeted Trips” App

Share Your Travels In Real-Time With “Tweeted Trips” App | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Here’s a tool you’ll be interested in: Tweeted Trips, a free app that lets you share your travels in detail with your social network, without the need for expensive GPS equipment.

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BREAKING! Brand New Google Places Dashboard - All-in-one Local Listing Management

BREAKING! Brand New Google Places Dashboard - All-in-one Local Listing Management | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

So excited to finally be able to announce the launch of the new Google Places Dashboard. YAY!

This new All-in-One Google Local Listing Management Dashboard offers SOOOOO many significant advantages and yes the old dashboard is really going away.

Tons of new info & screenshots. Update rolling out now. More info at title link above.


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10 Social Media Time Management Tips for Small Business

10 Social Media Time Management Tips for Small Business | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media is one of those things that small business owners know they need to do, but they are not quite sure how to find the time to do it. Here are the top ten tips for effective social media management:  1. Have a plan.
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Barometer: How does your Facebook page stack up?

Barometer: How does your Facebook page stack up? | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook marketing platform Agorapulse has a fantastically useful tool called the Barometer. You go in, connect to Facebook, and add your page. Give the magic elves a minute to run into the Interwebs to gather the data, and presto!
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TripAdvisor acquires luxury travel site Jetsetter from Gilt Groupe

TripAdvisor acquires luxury travel site Jetsetter from Gilt Groupe | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Popular travel advice and booking site TripAdvisor has acquired luxury travel site Jetsetter from Gilt Groupe for an undisclosed sum.
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Implementing Twitter at Conferences, for the Non-Twitter User - What to Teach Your Delegates -

Implementing Twitter at Conferences, for the Non-Twitter User - What to Teach Your Delegates - | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Not only is this your first time with Twitter, but now you are creating a Twitter educational session for your delegates.

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Montana tourism office keeps up with shift in media, sees big influx in travelers

Montana tourism office keeps up with shift in media, sees big influx in travelers | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The way — and amount — Big Sky Country markets itself to potential visitors has changed a lot in 25 years.

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Building a strategy for social media in destination marketing

Building a strategy for social media in destination marketing | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Here is a simple framework for building a social media strategy for your destination marketing. Hint: don't over-think it!

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New Philly tourism campaign is talking to locals

New Philly tourism campaign is talking to locals | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

A new tourism campaign is turning a spotlight from the heart of the city to the soul, its neighborhoods, with a novel focus toward inspiring Philadelphians themselves to venture beyond their own backyards to other parts of their hometown.

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8 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Instagram for Building Your Brand

8 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Instagram for Building Your Brand | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Social Media - Though some forward-thinking businesses are already using Instagram, chances are you aren't yet, and neither are your competitors. With its universal appeal, however, Instagram is not a medium marketers should ...

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Aspirational Travel Site Peek Hits The East Coast, Adds New York, Miami, And Orlando

Aspirational Travel Site Peek Hits The East Coast, Adds New York, Miami, And Orlando | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Online travel site Peek wants to make it easy for users to discover and book experiences in a variety of destinations, so it rolled out services to three new cities — New York, Miami and Orlando.

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Travel Oregon launches website to help tourism partners boost travel

Travel Oregon launches website to help tourism partners boost travel | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Travel Oregon is launching a website aimed at tourism industry partners that will make it easier to get information and collaborate on programs to boost travel in and around their regions.

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Hotels urged to do something with connection between online reputation and revenue

Hotels urged to do something with connection between online reputation and revenue | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Ever since Cornell University established a link between online reputation and revenue per room in hotels it was only matter of time before technology came along to make the most of it.
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TripWhat: All the Travel Data You Need Sucked Into One Little App

TripWhat: All the Travel Data You Need Sucked Into One Little App | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

TripWhat takes those apps you already know and love and combines them to make one, comprehensive conglomerate of an app that takes at least some of the pain out of trip planning.

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Generating Sales Leads Through Travel Guides

Generating Sales Leads Through Travel Guides | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Use these 7 tips to improve your travel guides, planning resources and overall tourism marketing.
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3 Facebook Mobile Marketing Tips

Are you ignoring the most engaged (and addicted) people on Facebook? Here are three services that can help your business attract legions of iPhone- and Android smartphone-wielding users.
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