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How Social Media Has Changed the Hotel Business

Spin Sucks

Guest post by Ann Manion , president of Hotel Advantage. would not describe the hospitality industry as a community of early adopters when it comes to social media. As a specialist in hotel reputation management, I’ve watched hoteliers confront companies such as Trip Advisor and request the removal of unfavorable reviews from their profiles. Followers asked me to dig deeper.

The World’s First Instagram Hotel Gets Rave Reviews

Convince & Convert

In an age where the hashtags like #travel, #travelgram, #traveling and #travelingram have millions of posts on Instagram (and counting!), it’s not all that surprising that an entrepreneurial hotel chain would attempt to cater to people’s snap happy travel preferences. Case and point – the world’s first “Instagram Hotel.”

How a Small New York City Hotel Put Itself on the Map through.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Did you know that there are other hotels beyond the Hyatts, the Hiltons, the Omnis, the Sheratons, and the Marriotts of the world in NYC? When you go to a conference in Manhattan, you probably seek out hotels that you’ve also heard of. How does one small hotel possibly compete with these hotel franchises? In fact, the Roger Smith Hotel did it quite successfully.

How Fairmont Hotels Used Facebook Contest to Segment Audiences

Convince & Convert

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts recently rolled out a Facebook contest in coordination with ePrize called Everyone’s An Original Personality that matched fans up to their lifestyle interests to help define their travel personality. “We’re always looking for fun and creative ways to engage with our fans and followers,” shares Andrea Johnson, Executive Director, CRM at Fairmont.

Four Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Work with the Travel Industry

ProBlogger

People are attracted to travel blogging for a lot of reasons. Still others are attracted to the niche travel blogoshpere for the sheer love of travel, and any partnerships with the travel industry are a bonus. While it is possible for a successful travel blogger to participate in media trips, the way we interact with the travel industry is key to our long-term success. After all, many of us operate our travel blog just like any other blog: it’s a business and the relationships we make with industry are not just important, they’re vital. Period.

Hotels and Social Media Travel Tourism

Laurel Papworth

Just had a rather crappy experience with Discover Australia – they advertised “Free Internet -Exclusive&# for the hotel we wanted to stay in, then after we booked (we sent a confirmation email with a question on the internet) said “Oh it’s just a FREE 1/2 HOUR&#. features and functionality on the hotel website. Aaah Holidays. It wasn’t that bad. Odd Job?

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Thanks to their highly advanced Send/Receive API, these bots are able to reply with actual structured messages, including links, images, hotel reservations, the weather etc. Restaurants , travel and possibly supermarkets with online shopping services are big industries for it to thrive. Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users. Open for Business.

Social Media During Emergencies

Akamai Marketing

If a community-based hashtag already exists as is the case with #hitsunami, then consider using that hashtag. Hotels, Airlines Should Participate: As soon as the warning was announced last night, I got several text messages from people visiting Hawaii asking for advice. advised them to listen to the hotel staff, and watch the tweet stream and told them to #thinkcalmthoughts as my colleague Roxanne Darling tweets during these times. And those same people maybe wondering what just happened to their travel plans ( flying out tonight, anyone? ). wasn’t alone.

5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn

Idaconcpts

Take advantage of the many floor shows, stage shows, large exhibits, glamorous hotels and casinos at Tech Mentor Events that will be on Redefining The IT Classroom, and will be held at the Tropicana. They offer a package for the hotel stay, as well…$ 2,195 for early bird, $2,395 standard price. In the past I have been to a lot of technology events. Lean Kanban France.

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Pamorama

Many have discovered how to leverage their Facebook communities to strengthen brand loyalty and communicate directly with customers. The canvas print maker wanted to drive brand recognition and establish a presence on Facebook to: Increase fan engagement to build a dedicated Facebook community. Continue to grow revenue by offering relevant deals to its community. HubSpot.

150 Bloggers Pack Melbourne Hotel for ProBlogger Training Day

ProBlogger

Originally I had thought it would just be a day for 10-15 bloggers gathering around a board room table talking about blogging – but it quickly turned into a sold out training day with 150 bloggers from around Australia (and one from New Zealand) packed into a hotel’s conference room to spend a full day learning about four aspects of blogging. Finding Readers. Monetization.

10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

Traveling salespeople knew their audience well, and went door-to-door to deliver custom personal messages about their products to willing buyers. Built a community of 13,000. Offered $79 per night deals at its 33 luxury hotels. Does social media drive ROI? Many brands are still plagued by this question. . What’s a marketer to do? Easy, right? Enter social media. Steaz.

6 Powerful Social Media Lessons from Tourism that will Boost Your Brand

Socially Sorted

There’s no doubt that tourism and travel can generate great content – I mean it’s an awesome topic (who doesn’t like travel!). And the staff knew my kids by name.  I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels and resorts around the world and I have never experienced attention to guests like that. It holds many operators and businesses back from creating content.

50,000 Thoughts, and Blogging Ain’t One of ‘Em

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been traveling all week in Athens, Ohio. Patrick’s Day revelers right outside my hotel room. It’s about all I can do to not go out there and be the traveling equivalent of the curmudgeon who yells at you to get off his lawn. Yay for quiet hotel rooms (except on St. Dan Farkas set the wheels in motion for me to be a 2016 Sloan Speaker at the E.W.

That Moment When Your Social Media and Real Worlds Collide

Waxing UnLyrical

Then she asked if I would participate in some kind of survey they were doing of travelers. At the same time, the clock was ticking, and the last thing I needed was to get stuck in a conversation about my traveling (or other) habits, when the flight would start boarding at any moment. Leaving on a jet plane. She asked me where I was flying to. Quite frankly, I was taken aback. replied.

I'm Behind

Spin Sucks

You offered up a great conundrum that is sparking good discussion and will help the community here assess their own issues with managing all that’s expected of us. Don’t get dropped. Don’t get dropped&# ). So my apologies, but I’ll be back at it tomorrow! Do you like this post? Subscribe to Spin Sucks If you like this post, why not share it! Leave a comment! disagree!

[INTERVIEW] What Makes Airbnb A Meaningful Brand?

Audiense

Aud: How does the EMEA strategy differ from the rest of the world, if at all? H: We try to create locally and elevate globally – this is especially important as we’re a travel brand. Airbnb is a community of guests and hosts, and people love Airbnb for each unique experience this offers. Audiense: What’s the makeup of your social media team? Rainforest. Treehouse.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

wiki.beingpeterkim.com

For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

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The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

ANGELA MAIERS her introduction in 140 characters tells us all: “I believe these 2 words can change the world – # YouMatter – I'm an Educator, Author, Speaker passionate about literacy, learning, and power of social media” ELLEN BREMEN is an award-winning educator at Highline Community College in Seattle, WA. BRITT MICHAELIAN Community builder, radio host, author, entrepreneur & mom who loves to help you succeed in business & life. Social Media Manager, Marketer & Trainer; Nonprofiteer; Non-fat lattes, travel & quick wit make me smile!

Seven Steps to Dealing with Critics

Spin Sucks

When tasked with the idea of using social media to engage the resident’s children, we knew we had to find a way to showcase these Wii competitions and see if we could extend them beyond each community. As they played, it was recorded in real time and uploaded to the community’s website and through Facebook. By Gini Dietrich. When Critics Attack. Right then and there. Be cautious.

7 Ways the Sharpest Brands Are Using Videos to Engage Customers

Social Media Marketing

Produce for Real People Red Vines, an early adopter of Twitter’s Vine App made headlines in the social media community in January when they dedicated a vine video to responding to a Tweet from a follower. Video marketing expert Rob Ciampa reports that by delivering videos in response to community engagement, the brand significantly increased their comments and shares. The wacky CEO?

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Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

She stays on message – online communities are good, broadcasting spammy advertising is bad. We’ve used them since day dot (well, since I’ve been in online communities, anyway, around the end of the 1980′s). When I was in Saudi Arabia , working on the women’s online community (iMatter, showing that Women of Islam matter), no one used their real name.

Listen up! Here's 10 top snippets from Social Slam!

The New Strategist

” - @jeffbullas My take: Jeff’s own presence at Social Slam after over 40hrs of exhaustive delay-ridden travel time reminds us all that there are no borders in social media. “Use your social media to tell your whole story: employees, community, environment.” Don’t seal up your story away from your community. by Jonathan Barrick. Want comments?

Listen. Engage. Connect.

Twist Image

The Canadian Marketing Association 's 2012 CMA Summit is happening next week (May 16th - 17th, 2012 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario). The Canadian Marketing Association has offered up two free passes to this event to the Six Pixels of Separation community. If you win, you have to cover everything else (travel, accommodations, etc. All under one roof.

Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Bill Hartzer

Review Analyst – ReviewAnalyst is a new tool that lets hotels take a proactive approach to user-generated hotel reviews, blogs, videos & images. With ReviewAnalyst, you can track, analyze and react to what people are saying about your hotel on the major travel and social media sites. This social media monitoring tool is not only for hotels, you can track and monitor your brand, your company, and you reviews about your company and your company’s products. are having a major influence towards the online perception of your brand. Digg this!

Whittle: How To Write a Novel

Geoff Livingston

know Rob from the local DC marketing community (he is CEO of Williams Whittle ), and the book looks awesome. For example, one is called “Gore Vidal and Me” about the time I was traveling in Bangkok and was at the hotel pool reading Vidal’s latest book, Hollywood. The following is a guest post by Rob Whittle , who recently published his first novel Pointer’s War. novel?

All Aboard! @Tom_Peters on the “S-Train” Imperative #socbiz

Blue Focus Marketing

” by Tom Peters ( @Tom_Peters ). A few weeks ago, I profiled the outstanding work Tom Peters (@ Tom_Peters ) was doing to promote cultures of gratitude in business communities. If this were Monopoly, I’d be tempted to say that the SB Railroad is the most valuable property on the board, trumping even Boardwalk and its fancy hotel. SM/Social Media. SE/Social Employees.

7 Tips for Effective Marketing with Twitter

TwiTip

Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Robert Gourley @thisismojave Im the creative director at Mojave , a participation marketing agency that uses social media to build community around brands. also think that you should have a clean reputation with the twitter community. February 22, 2010 chris pereira @Wingate_TTown Our hotel is trying more the “guest sourcing&# plan to engage our clients and build a relationship. So why not reward them?

Why Social Media Isn't Dying

Spin Sucks

It’s just the pipeline through which age-old stories currently travel from storyteller to follower. Jelena Woehr is community coordinator for Associated Content by Yahoo! , but she has adopted the unofficial title of Self-Proclaimed VP of Snack Foods and Beast Snuggling at Arment Dietrich. What Would Juvenal Tweet? Last week, Patrick Reyes asked “ Is Social Media Dying ?” Who cares?

Please Aggravate Me: Is Gamifying Customer Service a Reality

Convince & Convert

To avoid the long hold times for a customer agent please consider using our self-service options on United.com or calling back later if you’re not traveling in the next 72 hours. The game plot: While you’re on hold you travel through a mysterious desert toward a mountain peak that juts out in the far landscape – it seems hopelessly unreachable (see where I’m going with this?).

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Please Aggravate Me: Is Gamifying Customer Service a Reality

Convince & Convert

To avoid the long hold times for a customer agent please consider using our self-service options on United.com or calling back later if you’re not traveling in the next 72 hours. The game plot: While you’re on hold you travel through a mysterious desert toward a mountain peak that juts out in the far landscape – it seems hopelessly unreachable (see where I’m going with this?).

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Yet Another SXSW Post (And, No, I Don't Know If You Should Go Next.

Almost Savvy

This applies to conferences, travel, everyday running around town. The hotels right downtown aren’t cheap and get booked early, so keep that in mind. It can be much more affordable than the hotels. found that those who were stay in “official&# SXSW hotels on the shuttle route found it pretty easy to use, but many stayed in hotels which weren’t on the route.

A Decade of Thanksgivings

Waxing UnLyrical

At the time, I was working for an organization headquartered in New York, so I traveled there frequently; as a result, I had a ton of reward points on Amtrak and various hotels. Ever budget-conscious, I booked what I thought was a great hotel, using my points…  right in the heart of Times Square. But what it really is, is a remarkable declaration of love. That’s love. Wrong.

Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime

ProBlogger

Wilkerson, who was building the Flamingo Hotel. If you are writing about weight loss with a focus on Italian food, then Italian travel, particularly active-travel, is something that should be on your radar. This is a guest contribution from Steven Gomez. Image courtesy of Boaz Yiftach / FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Crime in America has many names. Shultz was killed by Murder Inc.

How to Steal the Next Billion Dollar Website Idea: A Case Study

Viper Chill

In the article Diggy was referring to over last night’s Khao Pad Gai, an ex-employee reveals how they fine-tuned their process in deciding which startups to clone, “We tried cloning Airbnb, but it didn’t work because it’s so brand and community focused. On the 15th of January 2008 the domain name Groupon.com went live for the first time. Disdus, an Indonesian daily deals site.

Google+, Google Apps and Your Social Graph

Proactive Report

Most hotel and CVB sites have a map on their site now.   Why not use mapmaker and encourage local people to add local insights on places of interest? It’s a natural for any type of travel site.  One of the strongest reasons emerging for businesses to take a closer look at using Google+ is the integration with their other apps.  Ways to Use  Google Apps. Voila! 

10 Ways Marketing Agencies Rock the Web with Content

Writtent Blog

Hotel chain The Four Season’s clientele are a uniquely urbane and well-traveled bunch, which is why just any content wouldn’t do. The average individual who frequents the Four Seasons has been around the globe a time or two, which is why their cutting-edge travel editorial drove such remarkable results. 2. didn’t think so! Pace: Four Seasons Magazine. Did it work? Absolutely!

7 Traits of Highly Effective Viral Videos

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Videos that have a completely unplanned “wow&# element to them definitely travel far in social circles. These videos can be very basic, from how to tie a tie , to more complex videos with multiple steps, such as skipping out on room service to make a gourmet dinner in a hotel room. Tamar is also the author of The New Community Rules (July 2009). They got excited. thanks.

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100 Media Monitoring Tools for PR

www.pamil-visions.net

The first intuitive, enterprise-grade social media solution 100% for hotels, Revinate brings order to the chaos of guest reviews, online reputation and social media marketing. VanksenWatch a SaS platform focused on counterfeit monitoring, buzz monitoring and e-reputation management, conversation audits, competition monitoring, influence marketing and community management. Cheers.

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What I Learned from an Indonesian Resort about Blogging

ProBlogger

We usually try to get a self contained apartment in the locations we visit which we can do day trips from – but with ‘V’ (my wife) pregnant and with two active little boys we thought we’d go for an all included option like Club Med which also had a kids club and plenty of activities on site so that we didn’t have to travel once there. Responding to comment.

Advice for a New Internet Marketer (or How to Spot Internet.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Users submit timely news articles to Sphinn, and the community votes up the best stories to appear on the front page. If you like books, you should also check out  Winning Results with Google AdWords ,  Pay Per Click Marketing ,  The New Community Rules (which was authored by yours truly),  The Art of SEO ,  Search Engine Optimization , and  Search Engine Optimization for Dummies.

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Crowdsourced Laundry – Innocentive NASA

Laurel Papworth

dunno what the fuss is about – when travelling, I usually wash my undies in sinks with those little bottles of shampoos you get in hotels. Technorati Tags: crowdsourced , innocentive , nasa , online community , patent , Wiki. What Constitutes an Online Community? (0). Walled Garden vs Gated Community (1). NASA Challenge: Simple Microgravity Laundry System.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After all, hourly consulting fees are typically much more costly than a “free lunch&# plus the travel time it took to meet up. Almost everything everyone does in the business world, be it a regular transaction, tourism, or travel, has some financial element to it. Yet with social media, there’s a perception that it’s easy to score freebies. Will You? Failed? Often.

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