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Why Travel Marketers Are Wasting Time on Social Media

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Why Travel Marketers Are Wasting Time on Social Media How surprising is this: In the second half of last year, fewer that 1% of visitors arrived at a hotel or travel booking site, via a social media link or a link shared by by a friend. So reports Hotelmarketing.com. Does this mean hotels are wasting their time chasing the Holy ... Read More »

Moving Past Dedicated Review Sites

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Moving Beyond Dedicated Review Sites Certainly this is not to say that powerhouse, dedicated review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor will soon be obsolete, or redundant. But as travelers increasingly use ratings and reviews less to research a trip ( or product/service), and more to actually buying, the importance of broad-based, dedicated rating sites may be declining. Why? Customers are ... Read More »

Will Google and Facebook Dominate Travel? Of Course

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Will Google and Facebook Dominate Travel? Of course Will Google harness its awesome search capacity, plus its Youtube, plus social indicators from a person’s searches to make travel suggestions and shape travel experiences? And book travel too. We say, yes. They say, “yes” too. It’s widely accepted that travelers are seriously unhappy with online Travel Agents (OTA’s) – the big-box ... Read More »

Hostel Boom Follows Social Media Model

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By Hardie Karges Travelers probably already know that hostels can save  a bunch of bucks in super-expensive Europe.  But they can save a lot of money in Asia, too.  Or Mexico, And  some now rival boutique hotels for style and atmosphere.  They aren’t just for youth anymore, either.  They are not your parents’ hostels! Though still in their infancy in ... Read More »

Digital Natives, Digital Travelers Own the Travel Experience

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Digital Natives, Digital Travelers Own the Travel Experience In essence, travelers will create and share their own travel experience. They, not tourism officials or travel writers will shape and determine the nature and quality of travel. Professor Dimitrios Buhalis , Director of the eTourism Lab at Bounemouth University (UK), tells us what we already intuit: the world “is going to ... Read More »

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