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It means that more of us are doing things on the web (or mobile web, as the case may be) while we're on the go, and there are certain things those of us in the digital world look for when we travel - at least with regard to infrastructure. JetBlue made a name for itself in the social media space after a difficult travel situation thanks to severe winter weather in 2007. Thanks, Delta!

Creating a Life List

Justin Levy

Growing up I never kept a bucket list because growing up below the poverty line, the goal was just to graduate high school. Over the past few months I started creating a list of experiences and places that I want to travel to before I die. Using that list as inspiration (and stealing a few from his list that I had forgotten about), I published my own  life list.

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46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation

Convince & Convert

As we bathe in the memory of friends, family and BBQ over this week’s Memorial Day holiday, our minds are now tuned up and ready to hit our favorite travel season – summer. While there are literally thousands of online tools and apps to help you plan the perfect retreat, here’s my top 46 list I hope will make your travel season one that’s effortless, fun and filled with great memories.

How I Got a Book Deal Through My Travel Blog


It was from an editor at one of the biggest publishing companies in the world – she’d stumbled across my travel blog and noticed I was working on a book about my adventures; she wanted to know if I could send her a draft of what I’d written so far. When I’d decided to write a travel memoir, I hadn’t been sure I’d ever finish it. It turned out I was a terrible traveller.

#LoveCapeTown Campaign Shakes Up “Fam” Trip With Crowdsourced Tips for Travel Bloggers

The Realtime Report

Cape Town Tourism’s most recent marketing initiative used a clever combination of travel blogging, crowdsourcing and social media to draw attention to the city, ranked 23rd among the top 25 travel destinations worldwide in TripAdvisor’s  2012 list of Traveler’s Choice Destinations. billion the city invested to welcome over 1.5 million soccer fans back in 2010.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS), 20 total vendors Sorted by alphabetized order by parent company, not in priority or capability. Celine Takatsuno Thanks for keeping this list live - can be difficult to keep up in an ever-growing space with so many emerging companies + technologies. We'd be honored to show you a quick overview and addition to your list of tools.

The Best To-Do List

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How do you handle your To-Do list? I''ve been stressing over my to-do list. It''s funny, I''m not stressed over the growth of it and the activities that I need to get done. I''m actually stressing over the actual/physical list. It had everything in it from to-do lists to book ideas to client meeting notes to random thoughts gathered at a conference and so on. Once I got heavily vested in the digitization of my notes, I found myself having lists in multiple places. Many people are very excited about the amazing to-do list app called, Clear. to do list.

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For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers

Bare Feet Studios

Here’s how you can interact with New Media Artists, aka Travel Bloggers: * Introduce yourself on Twitter and their blogs ; interact with questions and suggestions for their visit. See the links below and save them as bookmarks! * You can take pictures with your phone and email them to the bloggers to get them posted. * You can send an email message to your customer email list telling them to follow your hashtag to meet real people who are visiting here. * You can leave comments on the bloggers’ web site. * You can do something memorable that they will cherish and want to write about!

5 Holiday Campaign Tips to Keep You Off the Naughty List

Convince & Convert

Three different videos showcased the humorous travails of a main character who drew on his IT skills to make it through travel, meals, and more. Image via These days, however, tidings of joy are often an afterthought. Holiday cards can feel more like a chore and less like an opportunity to connect with your customers and prospects—let alone impact sales. Make It Personal.

15 List Post Ideas When You Get Writer’s Block


It’s one of the irrefutable, iron-clad laws of blogging: everyone loves list posts. You’ve no doubt written your fair share of list posts, and they’ve no doubt been among the more successful posts on your blog. It happens, and when it does happen, these refer back to this post and one of the 15 list post ideas mentioned below. 1. Your List Post Ideas. Must Have __.

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

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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Niche Travel Blogging Demystified


This guest post is by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. If you look at all the travel blogs out there, you’ll notice many common themes. People tend to write a blog that falls into an overarching category like cruises, backpacking, solo travel, or digital nomad travel. Some of them want to make a living, and most would just love for their blog to pay for their travels. The worst mistake. A few weeks ago, a travel blogger I read said that we travel bloggers should look to companies like Lonely Planet and be like them. Don’t follow.

Pinterest’s List of Imitators – Part 2


Here is the second part to the list of Pinterest imitators that have risen to ride on the wave of popularity from the social media site. The main point of Trippy is to create Pinterest-style boards for travel so that they will help and guide you on your next trip. Also, the app features a couple of well known artists and travel experts (e.g. Andrew Trippy. Mighty bell.

Time Management for Travel Bloggers … and Others


This guest post is written by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. spend my time traveling the world and working as I go. But unlike most other digital nomads, I don’t move to a city for a few months, live and work there. I run a travel blog so I’m constantly on the move. Balancing life and travel is a hard task when you’re constantly being pulled outside for activities, while the demands of running your own business keep you inside. Meeting new people and traveling to new destinations often becomes more important than work. Finance.

How to Use Social Media to Plan Your Next Vacation

Ignite Social Media

Well since that isn’t possible yet the travel industry is trying it’s best to make it faster, easier and worry free to plan your next vacation. Say you want to go to California; type in “California Vacation” into Pinterest and the descriptive guides will help categorize ideas for you; like Outfits, Packing, Itinerary, Tips, Budget, Bucket Lists, etc. Pinterest Guided Search. It is!

How Twitter Users Feel About Their Jobs (Report)

SocialTimes Twitter

Michigan topped the list of states where people seem to hate their jobs most, particularly those with manufacturing-related skills. In fact, among top 10 states for job dissatisfaction, nursing was one of the most frequently listed jobs. The happiest workers appear to be those in the education, travel and health care fields. And for a deeper dive, download the full report.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

One-third of CEOs fail to consider their compananies’ social media reputation when making business decisions. ( The Backup List ). 12 of the top 15 interest categories on Pinterest are related to commerce, including jewelry and accessories (#1), flowers and gifts (#2), food (#4), books (#7), travel (#8), apparel (#11), home furnishings (#14) and toys (#15). Earnest Agency ). 4.

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Ignore the A-list Bloggers


Okay, you must be thinking, I have a death wish for incurring the wrath of Darren Rowse and other A-list blogs like ProBlogger. If you want your blog to succeed, ignore A-list blogs at all costs! Why ignore the A-list? Some A-list blogs do it more than others (show off how much money their blog brings in), but the result is the same. You can’t even give your ad space away for a dollar while A-list bloggers easily command 500 times that amount. Of course you shouldn’t ignore A-list bloggers! Are you ignoring the A-list? Ignore the A-list Bloggers.

10 Top European Tourist Spots Ranked According to Social Media

Talkwalker SM

But aside from financial impact, tourism is also a huge topic on social media : every day, thousands  of people share posts about where they went or want to go.  A recent Deloitte study revealed that social media has become the third biggest source of inspiration for travel consumers , only superseded by word of mouth and friends and family recommendations. . If you’re in London attending Travel Technology Europe this week, come by our stand T56 to see what Talkwalker can do for you.

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Follow List. Embed List. When Malaysian Air MH17 plane crashed, a travel insurance company tweeted travel insurance offers with "safer travels #MH17" type information. Bucket list can be very general but #bucketlist brings those discussions together. View more lists from. Notice the bubble on its own, top left corner? Share. 1. votes. Relist.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

We just launched our travel tech start-up, Cruiseable , three weeks ago after a year of work. love to cruise, but it’s frustrating that there’s no site or app to help me discover the wide assortment of cruises that are a good match for my travel style and budget – and to help me book the right voyage to the right destinations. know that my peers in the digital generations don’t want to traipse down to a storefront to spend an hour with a travel agent. Know anyone in the travel space we should be collaborating with? Guest Post by J.D. Lasica. First, the back story.

How I Started Making $5,000 a Month With My Travel Blog [Case Study]


It has now been just over two years when I entered the world of blogging and I have started to make roughly $5,000 a month with my travel blog blogs. started off with just one site and now have a slew of travel sites, branched out into other industries like finance with my Day Trading Academy , and have enlisted the help of others in order to maximize profits. Most of the people ( travel bloggers ) I have met started because they want to share their passion with the world. Well, already knew how to make money in the travel niche, so I continued in that same field. I

How To Be Inspired At Work

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Spend more time travelling. Here is a list of ways that I find inspiration: Reading. They can be major ones, like taking your savings and going off to travel. measure each day not by my to do list, but rather by my levels of consumption. travel. It''s 7 am. I''m sitting in a coffee shop right around the corner from my office. It''s easy to read between the lines. It''s easy to think that someone is a workaholic. It''s easy to make assumptions (must be single, probably no kids, whatever). All of that is irrelevant (and not true). We all want to read more.

Gatwick Airport To Publish New Children’s Stories Via SoundCloud

The Realtime Report

”  This campaign is timed to focus around families traveling during this summer’s school holidays. Gatwick was the first airport with an Instagram account,  the first European airport to offer out of hours Twitter support , the first to integrate a third-party review system into its online restaurant and shopping listings, and is noted for its extensive use of QR codes.

50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Collectual these folks own social media budgets: LIST [link] in reply to spicedawg56 1 week ago « Community Platform Pricing for New Clients Scorecard: Should Startups Have Community Managers? could double this list with additional tactics, but I think it’s enough to get started, hopefully Chris’s initial list and my mind meld should help you to improve your objective based social media strategies. Cheers search engine optimisation sol This is a very comprehensive list. this is very strong as a tip list. Quite a good list. Gently.

Periscope Will Soon Introduce Broadcast Saving, Broadcast Search, More

SocialTimes Twitter

Once users tap the search button, they’ll see a list of topics such as Food, Travel, Music and First Scope. Twitter Web Video #Save Android DJI Drones drones First Scope food free apps Google Play GoPro Hashtags iOS iTunes App Store Kayvon Beykpour Live Streaming music Periscope Search travel VideosFollowing  Periscope ‘s launch of its #save hashtag feature, which allows users to save their broadcasts by adding the #save hashtag to the title of their streams, Twitter formally announced its plans to update the application with in-depth broadcast saving features.

How I Started Making $3,000 a Month Blogging About Travel


It has been about one full year since I started blogging about travel, and I have started to generate $3,000 or more a month via my travel blogs. have started to make at least $3,000 a month via my main travel blog, What it turned into was my own personal travel blog about my passion for travel, and tips about day trading and travel. Instead of talking about ways to make money blogging I’m going to share how I managed to start making $3,000 a month via my travel blog in less than a year. Top 50 Influencers in Travel.

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

On top of that, let’s add all of the other social networks out there including Linkedin, Foursquare, Myspace, Friendster, Tumblr, YouTube and the list goes on. Create a Facebook page and integrate home listings. Members of the National Association of REALTORS® can add a “See My Listings” tab to their Facebook pages. Tourism/Travel/Hospitality. Who has time for this?

5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn


But I thought it still deserved to be on the list. Have a Fall event you think deserves to be on this list? Business & Marketing 5 events for busy entrepreneurs events for entrepreneurs events for traveling entrepreneurs In the past I have been to a lot of technology events. Some of them have been gritty or very basic. But sometimes what you want is a truly luxurious event.

2 Simple But Brilliant Content Marketing Examples from the Great White North

Convince & Convert

But I’d never met the man until this week, when I returned to beautiful Banff, Alberta to deliver a presentation on Youtility to Travel Alberta. I was honored to shake Mike’s hand, give him a signed copy of the book and a special Youtility T-shirt. Mike runs MikesBloggityBlog , a popular travel and entertainment blog in Canada. Taxi Mike is a Youtility. Simple. Useful.

Clean Out Your List of Blog Post Ideas in a Blog Content Workshop


Three years on, and that list has grown into the hundreds. This seems to be common for bloggers.  We all have a long list of blog post topics.  Some bloggers I’ve talked to have over five hundred.  At some point though, you have to question the benefit behind having a list that long. decided to go through my list of blog post ideas and clear them out.  All in one day!

Defrost and Humanize

Geoff Livingston

Ever have a conversation with brand manager who espouses things like, “The name is not exactly right, it needs to be changed to include ‘Acme, purveyor of fine goods’ and needs to be listed that way every single time, too.&# ? Last week, Travelers Insurance was slow to respond to complaints filed about flood coverage. Social has not been about evolution.

Google Trends Adds Top Charts Lists

Small Business Mavericks

Top Charts places them all in 6 primary category labels, which are Business & Politics, Entertainment, Nature & Science, Shopping, Sports, and Travel & Leisure. Just in case you need a new search tool, Google has added one. It’s called Top Charts and it’s a part of the Google Trends project. Top Charts allows you to search for the top searches in a variety of categories by region and by month. It goes back to January 2004. Categories you can view top searches for include: Actors. Animals. Athletes. Actors. Baseball Players. Baseball Teams. Basketball Players.

How to Find Influencers on Twitter

Razor Social

Searching for travel writers. You are then presented with a list of search results. filtered list of travel writers. Other features of Little Bird: Popular content – When you identify an influencer list, you can see the most popular content they share. Filtered list on social media influencers. 4. Of course, we have some tools that will help! 1. Klear.

Top 10 Rides of Disneyland 2011 (Stay N Abroad)

Stay N' Alive

Choosing a top 10 list was almost impossible. social disneyland california adventure TravelDisneyland (and Disney California Adventure) cannot be experienced in a single day. The industry standard is at least 3 days, 3 long days. Between rides, shows, parades, and shopping, it is hard to know where to begin and what to skip when time starts running short. After three fun-filled but long days at Disneyland and Disney California.

Use Less Folders to Increase Your Email Productivity

Justin Levy

Review/Follow-Up:  This folder starts with an asterisk so that it stays at the top of the folders list. Travel:  I use TripIt to manage all of my travel but I save all travel confirmations to this folder so that I can easily access them if there is an issue with TripIt, need a receipt for expense reports or any other travel related emails. That’s it.

Tourism Tweetup: Connecting Locals & Visitors

Bare Feet Studios

Ask any traveler: would you rather stay in a tourist compound (aka tourist ghetto) or get out and meet the locals? Overwhelmingly, travelers want to meet the locals! Today I am promoting the idea of connecting guest travel bloggers with local bloggers, to enhance the coverage of the destination and to build a deeper, more personal community online among the many voices in travel.

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Waxing UnLyrical

Stop for a moment and think about this question, like really think about it. I can see your mind spinning with all the possibilities. I bet you would chase that dream job or launch your own business, or travel the world, or simply take more care of yourself. It’s Make a list. Now it’s time to make a list only for yourself: What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Probably not.

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5 Tips To Book A Baller Vegas Trip Affordably That You Haven’t Heard

Jason Yormark

only list them here because a person actually called me in Vegas and offered a few options where he’d meet us at the club to skip the lines. Travel Okay, maybe not celebrity baller, but there are ways to experience an upgraded Vegas experience. love Vegas. I do. It’s not for everyone. But for me, 2 times a year is standard. There’s just something about a city that’s always on. It’s a place I can go and really do whatever the hell I want and not have to worry about it. The ultimate adult playground. Vegas is much more touristy. Nerd Out On MyVegas.

20 LinkedIn Mistakes That Turn Off Potential Customers


It’s important to use your brand’s professional voice at all times and keep in mind that word travels fast when you make these 20 mistakes. Don’t keep your contact list private; you should share it with your connections. Are you getting good results on LinkedIn? The professional social network is a force to be reckoned with. Avoid these LinkedIn mistakes.