Google Updates Hotel Search Experience on Desktop

Social Media Today

Google is bringing its advanced hotel discovery and connection options to desktop after seeing success with them in its mobile app

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Starting a Small Hotel or Airbnb? 5 Smart Ways to Increase Online Bookings

The Realtime Report

Starting a Small Hotel or Airbnb? The right Airbnb or hotel room can feel like a home away from home. Though photos play an integral role in hotel bookings, you’ll still need to reel customers in with a great description of the space itself.

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Hotel Marketing Tips You Simply Can’t Ignore

The Realtime Report

Hotel Marketing Tips You Simply Can’t Ignore. As businesses across the globe start to recognize the importance of social media marketing in order to help their business find more success, the same must be said of hotel businesses looking to spread their brand and promote their business. Here are some crucial tips for making the best of your hotel marketing strategies and seeing some real difference in the number of bookings.

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The World’s First Instagram Hotel Gets Rave Reviews

Convince & Convert

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.” Located in Sydney, Australia, the 1888 Hotel has taken a big chance by branding itself with the rapidly growing visual social media channel. Fresh off of an AU$30 million ($28 million) renovation, the hotel is embracing the digital age with stunning interiors primed for the perfect photo opp.

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What You Can Learn from 4 Hotel Brands on Facebook

Likeable

When it comes to social media, hotels have it pretty good. People love sharing photos when they’re on vacation, and that gives hotels an arsenal of stunning (and free) photos to share. Here’s what four hotel brands are doing right—and what your brand can learn from them.

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 Click to read more » social media strategy Chris convince & convert david hibbs email marketing email segmentation Facebook Contest Fairmont Hotels Luxury Brands MarketingSherpa Sietsema

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. Roger Smith Hotel NYC.

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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 With the travel personality quiz approach, Fairmont was able to showcase its celebrated collection of luxury hotels and some of the amazing experiences they offer travelers.

Case Study of 7 Hotels Online

Ari Herzog

Some 16 months after comparing seven hotel chains’ websites and observing which had noticeable social media presences that were visibly linked on those sites, Best Western continues to take top honors.

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&#.

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Social Pros 11 – Vanessa Sain-Dieguez, Hilton Hotels

Convince & Convert

Our friend, Vanessa Sain-Dieguez from Hilton Hotels is going to join us in a little bit. Vanessa Sain-Dieguez, Hilton Hotels @vsdieguez. Certainly hotels are probably in the same ballpark as airlines in terms of people’s visceral reactions, both good and bad. How has the ability of customers to complain or praise Hilton hotels via social media changed the way you guys think about customer service?

#BookLoews Lets You Book Hotel Room Via Twitter

The Realtime Report

The luxury Loews Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Loews Corporation, recently announced that hotel booking is now possible through Twitter. Customers just have to tweet @loews_hotels with #bookloews to express interest, at which point a Loews agent will respond with an attached link to a secure chat channel to shore up booking and credit card details. Loews Boston Luxury Hotel (image: Loews website).

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Strategic Initiatives to Engage in Social Media Within the.

Mindjumpers

It is no surprise that the competitive power of a hotel lies within its service. It is from the level of service that a hotel derives customer loyalty and traditional word-of-mouth marketing spread. And that goes for hotels as well.

Bigfoot, Hotels and Monopoly #fail

Jeff Esposito

10 Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk – next time you travel have a crisp $20 on you. Wow what a week. Long and short but good none the less. Hope you had a good one, and boy is summer here or what? This week’s edition of Five for Friday has some good summer fun. Any good weekend plans? Hope so if not, pretend and I look forward to connecting with you next week.

Three awesome social media campaigns by CVBs and hotels

SocialFish

The aims of hotels and the CVBs who represent them intersect in significant ways, and when the two organizations work together they can achieve impressive results. Whether you work for a Convention and Visitors Bureau or for a hotel and eager to expand customer base and boost business, these three collaborative social media campaigns below provide brilliant examples of what can be achieved when CVBs and hoteliers work together. Guest post for the SocialFish by Hannah Connor.

150 Bloggers Pack Melbourne Hotel for ProBlogger Training Day

ProBlogger

150 Bloggers Pack Melbourne Hotel for ProBlogger Training Day. One week ago today in Melbourne the first ever ProBlogger training day took place. What started as a spur of the moment idea less than 4 weeks before ballooned into a very worthwhile experience.

No More Filthy Hotel Remote Controls And A Better Way To Save Your Content For Later

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Plus, why you don''t need to ziplock your hotel room remote controls any more thanks to LodgeNet''s app, StayConnect. Every morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It''s not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7

5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry

Talkwalker SM

SPGLife was another popular hashtag that popped up during our research as part of the outreach strategy of the Starwood Hotels group, with over 4,500 mentions over the last three months. Visitors can browse through the user-generated content with filters based on location and interests, and a large Call To Action button added to each publication encourages them to book their next vacation with Starwood Hotels. Right: Screenshot from the Starwood Hotels website.

Getting to the Heart of What Makes a Conference Amazing with #MDMC2019 Founders

Pam Moore

? ?. There is no doubt that in person events can provide incredible value. However, attending, exhibiting or sponsoring an event requires investment such as time, energy and money. It’s critical to do your research to ensure you achieve a positive return on your investment. For event organizers it’s even more challenging as they must find a way to stand out from the crowd and attract sponsors, powerful speakers, exhibitors and of course sell tickets to fill seats.

Using Social Media to Generate Measurable Sales – It’s Possible

Convince & Convert

halftimejay Tweet This Making Every Experience Memorable Some people, especially business travelers, like to stay in the same brand of hotel everywhere they go. Omni Hotels is unique because it only has 60 properties in North America, and each one of them is different from the next. Tweetable Moments We pride ourselves in creating a memorable experience wherever our guests go.

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Four Seasons #IgniteTheSpark Campaign Brings Romance To Social Media

The Realtime Report

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ recently launched a new campaign – with a heavy focus on social media – targeting couples worldwide who are seeking a romantic getaway. ”The Spark” campaign includes a microsite, Facebook application, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook engagement advertising. Every Four Seasons hotel Facebook page (89 hotels in 36 countries) has a customized version of the app featuring localized content.

Hilton’s New Hotel Chain Targets Millennials with Branding

Convince & Convert

At the end of last week, Hilton announced a new affordable brand to complement their international chain of hotels and resorts — and the story is still carrying over into this week’s headlines: Tru by Hilton will be the hotel monopoly’s 13th brand, while serving as its re-entry into the midscale hotel segment. So far, Hilton has 102 hotels signed, and another 30 properties are in various stages of approval in cities such as Atlanta, Houston, and Chicago.

Are You Keeping Your Social Antenna Up?

Convince & Convert

George Jordan, the General Manager at Hotel Felix in Chicago is all about the antenna. Seeing an opportunity unfolding, Jordan and his PR firm instantly updated the hotel’s Facebook page , Twitter account , and blog with a special $79 blizzard rate.

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Social Media Stunts Do More Harm Than Good

Convince & Convert

Other examples include KLM’s Surprise program (we’ll be running a whole blog post about KLM’s social programs this week), and recently, DoubleTree Hotels’ birthday f or A.J. million people who viewed this story have a markedly different opinion of Doubletree Hotels that will eventually manifest in bookings and brand loyalty? million people who won’t find a boogie board in their hotel room ? We don’t love companies, we tolerate them.

Does QR stand for Quasi-Ridiculous? (an analysis)

Convince & Convert

In fact, the QR code itself is substantially larger than the logo of the company (Crowne Plaza Hotels). If you want to run an expensive national print ad campaign to make sure people think your hotel is all post-modern and zeitgeisty , then I guess this qualifies as killer graphic design. Once I get out my magnifying glass to realize this is a promotion for Crowne Plaza hotels, I’m more interested in the overall premise.

Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals: The Best Travel Sales

Forbes Social Media

Top travel bargains for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, from Caribbean hotels to European cruises

We Are Looking for a Content Manager

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers is looking for a Content Manager that will be working on Coca-Cola Ski Hotel in Val Thorens. The Content Manager is going to be reporting from Val Thorens with engaging visual content, so that all the Danish fans on Coca-Cola’s Facebook page can take part in the life at the hotel. Mindjumpers Coca Cola Community Management Content Manager Facebook photos and video Ski HotelTweet.

Explore the World with these 4 iPhone Apps

Idaconcpts

It offers unique hotel values that are exclusive to Mobile users. Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars. Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars extends the large market share enjoyed by this titan of travel. That lets it quickly locate hotels in your vicinity. It directs you to their approved hotels, restaurants, repair shops and camping sites. Travel used to be so dangerous and maybe it still is.

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Building a Community

Josh S Peters

Learning what it’s like to be locked-down in a hotel during a tsunami. (Not

Mini Gift Guide For The Tech Traveller's Business Person In Your Life

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while sitting in airports, hotel lobby's or just over lunch with a friend. If you have ever been to a hotel, airport lounge or airport lobby, you know how scare, hard to find and tight the spaces are to actually plug anything in. This one is so well designed, that it even plugs perfectly into that pesky little outlet that are in the base of hotel room lamps on the night table. hotel. Normally, I shy away from gift guides. This year is different.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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Let Luck Be a Lady: Attending blogworld 2008

Social Media Strategery

Development So, I’m sitting in my absolutely stunning hotel room here at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, getting ready to attend BlogWorld 2008 from tomorrow through this Sunday. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Government 2.0 Miscellaneous Personal Prof. Development Social Media Let Luck Be a Lady: Attending BlogWorld 2008 Fri, Sep 19, 2008 Prof.

Maharashtra Sojourns - II

The Marketing Blog

28 pm Maharashtra Sojourns – II Jump to Comments Sitting here in the hotel lobby on a hot Sunday in Pune, I am getting ready to leave for the city’s domestic airport to catch my flight for Delhi. Be it the hotel lobby I am in or M.G. Home About In the Media A Pleasant Gift Christmas 2.0 Greetings December 23, 2007.2:28

The Best Piece Of Business Travel Advice

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If I have to sleep over in a hotel, I can also organize my meeting time, so that it best suits my family needs first. hotel. airmiles airtravel airlinestatus airportlounge americanexpress businesstravel businesstraveladvice businesstraveltips eaglecreek eaglecreekpackitsystem eaglecreektarmac22 eaglecreektraversepro22 flightcancellation flightdelay flights hotel nexuscard superelitestatus travel twistimage

Google Removed Carousel from Google Search Results

Bill Hartzer

A search for keyword phrases such as Dallas Hotels, Chicago Hotels, and New York Hotels, popular searches that previously showed the Google Carousel, now shows a different type of search result, which is similar to the traditional map pack. The search results for cityname + hotels shows specific hotels, but the PPC ads are prominent along with the organic, natural search results. What This Means to the Travel and Hotel Industry. Mainly the hotel industry.

SXSW: Mark Zuckerberg Keynote (the edited liveblogged version)

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s been an incredibly busy and physically taxing few days (with little hotel internet and no real opportunities to sit down and edit posts), so you’re seeing yesterday’s keynote today (and numerous other posts to be put on this blog in the upcoming days).

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How to Market in a Crisis: Finding Patterns in Travel Influencers’ Content

Cortex

After all, they get to see incredible sights and stay in luxurious hotels and take eye-catching photos of their experiences. From the surface, being a travel influencer (literally) looks like the best job in the world. Instagram is the go-to platform for influencers because it gives them a chance to not only add flair and filters to the pictures but to also showcase their visuals to billions of users. A Guide To Brand Experience Brand Strategy

This Couple Proves How Living Out Your Dreams Can Be A Reality

So Influential

Their passion allowed them to improve on their content creation skills, allowed them to learn to negotiate with brands and hotels on deals and collaborations, and most of all allowed them to begin to learn how to monetize their brand through sponsorships and brand deals.

On 1310news Powerlunch

Sherrilynne Starkie

proposed renovations at the Chateau Laurier hotel. Once a month or so Mark Sutcliffe invites me on the PowerLunch. It’s a show where business people discuss the current events and the news stories of the day. Yesterday I joined Mark and Live Work Play Co-Leader Keenan Wellar and we discussed: Robert Muller’s brief statement to media. Ontario high school class sizes. Facebook and the Canadian parliamentary hearings on privacy and.

12 Websites Blocked by the People’s Republic of China

Bill Hartzer

There is free internet access here at the China World Hotel in Beijing, but is it really free? Maybe I should say that it is “restricted” There is a card in each hotel room on the desk that looks like this: On the card, it says: “Please be advised that the following popular websites listed are prohibited in the peoples Republic of China and are blocked by Internet service provider. This week I am Beijing, China doing a keynote address about SEO and domain names.

When “Good” Design #Fails Badly

WebInKnow

The Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel that the conference organizer put me in beautiful and comfortable. I wake up, bleary-eyed from mild jetlag associated with a three-hour time change plus one more glass of red wine the evening before than I should have had. I let the warm shower ease me into the morning. But then, rats! I can’t read the damned little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Worst Practices Research and Analysis

Some People Are Taking ‘Storming Area 51’ More Seriously Than Others

Forbes Social Media

While the original intent of the event may have been to get some likes and laughs, hotels and campsites in the area have reportedly received a boost in reservations because of the event, and the Air Force issued a stern warning to any potential raiders