Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

Social media’s impact on the travel and tourism industry continues to grow stronger. In fact, some studies show that over 40% of travelers under 33 prioritize the ‘Instagrammability’. When it comes to reaching these users, here are our top travel brands on social.

Traveling to Improve Your Social Media Presence

Socialmedia.biz

Here’s how traveling can make you more visible on social media: New connections. As soon as you travel to a new destination, you can start networking straight away. Spend time talking to locals and fellow travelers. Travel purchases.

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How to Become A Travel Agent from Home

SocialFish

When it comes to looking for the perfect home-based jobs, there are plenty of options to choose from, and one of those options is becoming a travel agent. Now, what you need to know first and foremost about becoming a travel agent is that it is not as simple as you may think.

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#MeasurePR Memory (August 2018): Travel and Tourism Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity in the travel and tourism industry! Cait DeBaun leads communications for Project Time Off , a travel industry initiative to motivate Americans to take vacation and see the country. So we look at how and why people book travel.

Social Media and Travel

Social Media Marketing

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. travel social media trends Twitter

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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. Trippy – Like Pinterest, but dedicated exclusively to collecting and sharing travel ideas ( Web, iPhone).

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4 Apps For the World Traveler

Firebelly

Next Spring I will be traveling to Sydney, Australia to study abroad for 5 months. The app will take all travel confirmation emails and organize it for you.

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Travel, Tweets, Trends – Social Media Runs Rampant in Adventure Travel

Convince & Convert

I’ll write more about those issues soon, but today let’s turn our attention to an industry where social media is thriving like Cher’s plastic surgeon: Adventure Travel! The Travel, Tweets, & Trends Report.

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Can Travel Bloggers Live Well From Their Blogs?

The Realtime Report

Can Travel Bloggers Live Well From Their Blogs? Travel blogs have become quite popular over the years, and it’s easy to see why the best of the bunch have come so far. However, creating a successful and profitable travel blog isn’t as easy as playing 7Sultans mobile games.

Top 10 Travel Marketing Conferences of 2017

Pixlee

We’ve put together our list of the 10 must-attend travel marketing conferences of 2017 for anyone looking to network with top travel professionals, learn about emerging trends, and build out an innovative tourism marketing strategy that speaks to today’s travelers. The NY Times Travel Show : New York City, NY (January 27 – 29 2017). Eye for Travel : San Francisco, CA (April 24-27 2017). Digital Travel Summit : Henderson, NV (May 8-10 2017).

Top 10 Travel Marketing Conferences of 2018

Pixlee

We’ve put together our list of the 10 must-attend travel marketing conferences of 2018 for anyone looking to network with top travel professionals, learn about emerging trends, and build out an innovative tourism marketing strategy that speaks to today’s travelers. The NY Times Travel Show : New York City, NY (January 26 – 28 2018). If you’re looking to network with key stakeholders from major travel brands, then Skift Forum Europe is for you!

10 Travel Influencers Your Brand Should Partner With

Pixlee

Social-media savvy travelers are making an indelible mark on the travel and hospitality industries. Leveraging partnerships with travel influencers can help hospitality and travel brands reach a wider audience and boost engagement and bookings all while showcasing the brand in an authentic and organic way. How do you find the right influencers to represent your travel brand? Here are 10 popular travel influencers to be aware of as you begin your search.

Hotels and Social Media Travel Tourism

Laurel Papworth

I know that travel consumers booking via my hotel website i.e. direct customers are more loyal, bring more revenue and tend to travel more often. In 2009, even the top 30 major hotel brands t increased their dependence on the Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)-from 25.4%

The New Business Traveler

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While it's nice to think that Skype , WebEx or Facetime removes the need for business travel, nothing could be further from the truth. The thing is, that technology can now enhance the business travel experience. As brutal as travel is (and, as a Super Elite member, I can tell you that the road is hard, cold and miserable), it has changed dramatically over the years. If I have to travel for more than five nights for business? Great travel apps. business travel.

A First-Class Guide to Social Media for Travel

Sprout Social

From inspiration to reminiscing, travelers turn to social media throughout every step of their journey. Social media has a huge influence on travel-related purchases. In fact, of those who use social media to research travel, only 48% followed through with their original plans.

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How One Company Is Re-Imagining Corporate Website Design

Convince & Convert

The company has ditched its corporate website in favor of Tumblr, a change that’s reportedly the first of its kind for a global brand. A visit to Nescafé’s new Tumblr highlights why the company made the move. Traveling down the site, it’s not overtly obvious that Tumblr powers the site.

9 Productivity Tools I Use to Run My Company

Convince & Convert

that causes so many companies to waste time and leak effectiveness like a 1973 Gremlin dropping oil in the driveway. Plus, the company has a remarkable blog of their own , and the team at Buffer is widely recognized as leading the charge toward business transparency world-wide.

Why Tech Companies Must Be Careful About Change

Convince & Convert

” According to Twitter’s blog , the company made the switch because: “We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers. It has been a big week for the company formerly known as RelayRides.

Next Generation Companies

Buzz Marketing for Technology

John Chambers CEO of Cisco's speech on Next Generation Companies at the World Business Forum Keep an eye on Market transitions – always be looking at what's going to happen in the next 18-24 months. Next Generation Company – is highly collaborative.

Remember Where You Came From When Traveling Social Media

Diva Marketing Blog

IBM's Pinterest bio positions the company as "forward thinking." Mr. Marriott wraps his post around personal experiences that always lend insight into the company or himself. One of my all time favorite things to do is walk-the-beach in the morning. (I I also like to walk-the-city.).

Why You Should NOT Start a Travel Blog

ProBlogger

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. Do you know how many travel blogs there are? Happy travels!

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

Here are 5 quick tips that you can easily implement today to get your company dominating on social media (if you want even more tips, check out our book with over 80+ pages of social media advice for social good companies )…. “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I

Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote

Diva Marketing Blog

Seems the Scripps Networks Interactive brass thought so too because they offered Jay an amazing opportunity to film a pilot for a sister network, Travel Channel. Jay Ducote, Deep Fried America : Deep Fried America presents a great mix of drool-worthy food, talented chefs and fun travel.

Niche Travel Blogging Demystified

ProBlogger

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. “Copy the big companies,&# he said. The same is true in travel.

How I Got a Book Deal Through My Travel Blog

ProBlogger

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.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

One way to easily find great content to share with your company’s followers is to follow your own employees, partners, and volunteers on social media. Do you want to know even more tips about how to best use social media as a social good company?

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. But she is a travel blogger! This guest post is by Matt Long of LandLopers.com.

Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote

Diva Marketing Blog

Seems the Scripps Networks Interactive brass thought so too because they offered Jay an amazing opportunity to film a pilot for a sister network, Travel Channel. Jay Ducote, Deep Fried America : Deep Fried America presents a great mix of drool-worthy food, talented chefs and fun travel.

How Your Blog Can Score You Free Travel

ProBlogger

This guest post is written by Anthony from The Travel Tart. When I first started my travel website in 2009, I just wanted to get my travel writing out there, because I was frustrated with the way traditional media worked.

You Are The Company That You Keep

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It's a question of scruples: is what you do off of the company's time any of the company's business? That being said, when you're on the job, you are the company (or at least a representative of it). Did RIM as a company have anything to do with them being drunk? These two executives were travelling on business for RIM. I would argue even harder that if they're travelling for business, then they represent the business. You are the company that you keep.

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. I 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. I 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. Guest Post by J.D.

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

Condé Nast Traveler (@cntraveler). We all need accounts in our Instagram feed that make us feel like we are traveling, even though we’re still sitting in the same office under the same neon light. Screenshot from the Instagram account of Condé Nast Traveler.

ISM Mystery Trip 2017 Recap

Ignite Social Media

We were traveling to the City of Lights. After 17 amazing years (including our sister company Brogan & Partners) of Mystery Trips and unique destinations, we’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions below in the comments.

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Social Media During Emergencies

Akamai Marketing

Utility companies need to get in on the action: Regardless of what type of utility, TV, Gas, Electricity, Telecommunications, updates on preparation and their own emergency steps should be incorporated as well. These companies already coordinate with officials on emergency planning, so this should be part of the plan. Many companies are already doing this, but here in my backyard, our own utility companies were conspicuously absent.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Fast forward to 2010, and every business owner knows that they absolutely need a website because this is the window into their company that most customers and clients will see before any initial contact is made. Tourism/Travel/Hospitality. This is a guest post by Angela Denby.

US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

The Realtime Report

Close competitors for this growth in mobile advertising include: travel, with 431% growth since Q3 2011. However, eMarketer cautions that these numbers “should be taken with a grain of salt” since many brands and companies may be shifting resources into mobile for the first time.

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How to Ditch Your Boring Out of Office Message

Convince & Convert

Inspired by the belief that a “better vacation deserves a better out of office message,” Westin Hotels & Resorts tapped humorists to help travelers step up their boring out of office replies. Not every company is going to have a comedy writer on staff. I have a confession to make.

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

ProBlogger

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. I 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.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

It happens in all industries, but lately I’ve seen retail companies keep their “Consumer Insight&# group focused on traditional insight like mall traffic patterns and planograms.

#BookLoews Lets You Book Hotel Room Via Twitter

The Realtime Report

The first Twitter user to take them up on the offer misspelled the company name, but got everything else right: @lowes_hotels #bookloews I want to book a room in NOLA March 14-19. Social Media Campaigns book bookloews hotel hotel industry loews luxury hotels phocuswright travel Twitter

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