Social Media and Travel
Social Media Marketing
JANUARY 26, 2012
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!
46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation
Convince & Convert
MAY 30, 2012
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.
Creating a Life List
JANUARY 14, 2013
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.
A Partial Reading List for PR Students
Social Media Strategery
AUGUST 22, 2013
In between partying, traveling, club activities, sports, Greek commitments, and jobs, some will also be attending classes. Image courtesy of Flickr user vasta. College students across the country are in the midst of moving back to college for the fall semester. You’ll learn from brands who have made mistakes. You’ll learn from brands who have succeeded. You’ll Be honest.
#LoveCapeTown Campaign Shakes Up “Fam” Trip With Crowdsourced Tips for Travel Bloggers
The Realtime Report
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
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.
Why You Should NOT Start a Travel Blog
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
This is a guest contribution from travel blogger Chris Appleford. From the moment we made the decision to sell everything we own and travel the world indefinitely, we wanted to have our own travel blog. Everyone who starts a travel blog will tell you they’re “doing it to keep their friends and family back home up to speed with what adventures they’ve been getting up to”.
List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)
OCTOBER 31, 2010
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
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
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.
4 Technology Conferences to Create Your Traveling Schedule for 2013
JANUARY 11, 2013
Whether you work in an industry where technology plays a major role, or you simply like keeping up on what the wonders of scientific endeavor have whipped up for us this year, get ready to hit the road all year long with these four technology conferences (and also these four conferences on social media ) to create your traveling schedule for 2013: 1. Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013.
5 Holiday Campaign Tips to Keep You Off the Naughty List
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 11, 2015
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 BigStockPhoto.com. 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.
For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers
Bare Feet Studios
JANUARY 5, 2011
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!
15 List Post Ideas When You Get Writer’s Block
NOVEMBER 9, 2010
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 __.
How to Use Social Media to Plan Your Next Vacation
Ignite Social Media
MAY 18, 2016
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!
Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?
JUNE 29, 2009
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.
Pinterest’s List of Imitators – Part 2
MAY 5, 2013
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.
Niche Travel Blogging Demystified
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
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.
Time Management for Travel Bloggers … and Others
JANUARY 26, 2011
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.
102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)
JANUARY 2, 2013
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.
10 Top European Tourist Spots Ranked According to Social Media
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
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.
Ignore the A-list Bloggers
JULY 4, 2011
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.
16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
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.
Gatwick Airport To Publish New Children’s Stories Via SoundCloud
The Realtime Report
JULY 25, 2012
” 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.
Building a New Kind of Cruise Community
APRIL 15, 2015
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.
Periscope Will Soon Introduce Broadcast Saving, Broadcast Search, More
MAY 10, 2016
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 To Be Inspired At Work
JULY 8, 2014
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.
50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
MAY 13, 2009
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.
Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
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?
How I Started Making $3,000 a Month Blogging About Travel
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
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, wanderingtrader.com. 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.
How I Started Making $5,000 a Month With My Travel Blog [Case Study]
JULY 26, 2012
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
5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
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
NOVEMBER 3, 2013
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.
Google Trends Adds Top Charts Lists
Small Business Mavericks
MAY 22, 2013
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.
Clean Out Your List of Blog Post Ideas in a Blog Content Workshop
JANUARY 20, 2013
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!
Seven Tips to Start Your Travel Blogging Journey
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
This guest post is written by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. So you want to be a travel writer? In fact, I can’t think of one person who wouldn’t love to get paid to travel. To try, lots of people start travel blogs. In 2008, when I started my travel blog, I could count the number of travel blogs on one hand. So how can you create a successful travel blog that moves beyond the clutter, gets you noticed, and helps fund your travels? The best travels blogs are written by people who have traveled, or are traveling.
5 Tips To Book A Baller Vegas Trip Affordably That You Haven’t Heard
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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.
Defrost and Humanize
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
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.
What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?
MARCH 30, 2016
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.
A reading list for aspiring knowledge workers. Future Tense:
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JULY 9, 2008
reading list for aspiring knowledge workers. Although I didnt do so on Saturday, I spent a little extra time to organize and categorize the list. All of us, then, are called on to take on responsibilities for blazing our own trails and developing the tools and techniques we need as we travel. Organize your lists of things to do by the place or context where they can be done.
Use Less Folders to Increase Your Email Productivity
JANUARY 21, 2013
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.
AUGUST 24, 2010
prioritize by making lists and force yourself to focus on the “asap needs first. Remember to include your Self on your priority list ~ and nurture yourself back to luminous. Make a list of what has to be done and then prioritize the list. find that about half the stuff on my list isn’t really important or can be offloaded to someone else. make lists.
Top 10 Rides of Disneyland 2011 (Stay N Abroad)
Stay N' Alive
JANUARY 3, 2012
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.
Tourism Tweetup: Connecting Locals & Visitors
Bare Feet Studios
JUNE 23, 2012
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.
20 LinkedIn Mistakes That Turn Off Potential Customers
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
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.