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Posts Tagged ‘social media travel’

How Do U.S. Travellers Use Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that eight in ten online U.S. travellers are active on at least one social network, and 73 percent log on to their favourite social channels daily?

Social media has revolutionised many industries, but it’s had a particularly significant impact on the world of travel, with consumers using tools such as Twitter and Facebook to follow and engage with travel brands, search for deals and post about their trips.

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The Life Of The Connected Commuter [INFOGRAPHIC]

IBM teamed up with Column Five to create an infographical look at the life of the connected commuter.

IBM’s Social Sentiment Index, which aggregates public opinion from Twitter, blogs, message forums, and other social media channels, reveals that 67% of commuters generate social media buzz about their trip to or from work.

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57% Would Not Give Up Social Media On Vacation In Exchange For A 25% Hotel Discount

If your hotel offered you a 25% discount on your stay, would you take it if it meant you had to stop logging onto any social networks while on the vacation?

If you’re like 57% of respondents to a SpringHill Suites by Marriott survey, the answer would be no.

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Has Social Media Killed The Postcard? [INFOGRAPHIC]

When you’re fortunate enough to find yourself on vacation, how do you tell others about your trip?

Facebook? Text message? Skype?

Or perhaps you’d rather keep it to yourself. All of these options are, of course, popular (in varying degrees) in these heady days of 2013, but what about the good, old-fashioned postcard, that bastion of holiday communication since, well, 1840, according to Wikipedia?*

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How Is Social Media Influencing Business Travel? [STUDY]

Despite a downturn in the global economy, just one in five respondents to a recent survey said that they have travelled less for business since 2008, and 85 percent said that they find business travel more enjoyable today than they did five years ago.

So what’s changed? Certainly, the ability to interact with travel brands via platforms such as Twitter and Facebook has empowered the business traveller to make better decisions whilst planning their trip. More than eight out of ten (85 percent) business travellers said that they would follow a travel brand on social media to learn more about travel deals (61 percent), other travellers’ experiences with that brand (29 percent) and to stay updated on the brand’s latest news (28 percent).

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Share Your Travels In Real-Time With “Tweeted Trips” App

Are you a travel junkie?

Here’s a tool you’ll be interested in: Tweeted Trips, a free app that lets you share your travels in detail with your social network, without the need for expensive GPS equipment.

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Twitter And Facebook Not As Important As We Hoped, Says Travel Industry [STUDY]

Much has been made on social media’s positive influence on the travel industry, with many studies – and marketers – singing the virtues of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook in driving awareness and sales for travel companies. Indeed, one survey suggested that 50 percent of these firms had seen direct bookings generated by social media.

But according to one recent poll, these channels aren’t yet playing a significant role in decision-making by holidaymakers.

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Vacationing The Social Media Way [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 52 percent of travelers use social media for summer vacation inspiration?

Mobile devices are quickly becoming portable, pocket travel agents, offering instant access to airfare prices, contact information, flight schedules and bookings. Facebook is the traveler’s social network of choice, with 29 percent using this platform for holiday inspiration, ahead of Twitter (6 percent) and Pinterest (4 percent).

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