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Of Child Eyed Bombers, and Daffodils

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Of Child Eyed Bombers, and Daffodils by Wendie Hansen   You’ve loved them too, perhaps. people, young or old with eyes like that, they have sat at my table and I at theirs and I have visited their eyes and loved them.   So while thousands watched, and tweeted, justifiably enraged, rightly fearful, not defeated, while the mother fucker Child ... Read More »

Five Common Public Relations Myths Busted

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Five Common Public Relations Myths Busted By Jennifer Nagy “No Grandma, I don’t work at the TV station. And no, I can’t introduce you to Anderson Cooper.” One of the most undervalued and underutilized marketing tactics is public relations (a.k.a. PR). This is most likely because most people – my immediate family included – have no idea what PR is. ... Read More »

Brands Trump Customer Service in Social Media Use

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Brands Trump Customer Service in Social Media Use In spite of the reports suggesting social media is the way to connect with and service customers, it just may not be true. Hotelmarketing.com reported that 62% of customers are looking for more support through social media. But, brand reputation and promotions still top the list of how companies use social media. ... 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 »

Don’t Fly With People You Don’t Like

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SeatId: Don’t Fly With People You Don’t Like? It’s an axiom among those of us who fly: You never know whom you’ll be sitting next to. Could be a fascinating character from some terrific movie, your next love or, more likely, someone you really, badly want to get away from. New Media Travel reported on the idea of “Social Seating ... Read More »

Social Media Insider Summit: Will You Be There?

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Social Media Insider Summit: Will  You Be There? By Suzie Saw It’s easy enough to remain perpetually plugged in to your favourite social media channels – in fact some of us start to feel a little bewildered when disconnected from that comforting collective consciousness. But the need to make basic contact, face to face, is still a fundamental human need ... Read More »

Lights, Action…Social Media: Movies and Travel

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Lights, Action…Social Media: Movies and Travel A funny thing happened on the way to the movies. Forty million international movie-goers opted to travel to a place where a movie they loved was shot. Travel Daily News (TDN) reports that these travelers made their travel plans and chose their destinations based on a movie they saw in 2012. Obviously, as TDN ... Read More »

Is “Socialgraphics” Travel’s Next Big Social Media Thing?

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Is “Socialgraphics” Travel’s Next Big Social Media Thing? We frequently reported in New Media Travel that hotels notoriously use photos of empty swimming pools, restaurants and rooms in their marketing material for fear of offending potential customers. Their thinking is that couples without children, for example, will be discouraged by pictures with children in them, while families may be be ... Read More »

Are Travel Marketers Wasting Time on Facebook and Twitter?

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  Are Travel Marketers Wasting Time on Facebook and Twitter? 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,” reports Hotelmarketing.com. Does this mean hotels are wasting their time chasing the Holy ... Read More »

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