Articles tagged “instagram”

A Few Friendly Suggestions for Modern Hoteliers

A Few Friendly Suggestions for Modern Hoteliers

Colin Nagy, Skift

The state of hospitality is indeed strong, but there's always room for a few nips, tucks, and optimization. Here are a few ideas that modern hoteliers can crib from.

2 days ago

A Veteran Hotel Designer on the Fallacy of Instagrammable Moments

A Veteran Hotel Designer on the Fallacy of Instagrammable Moments

Deanna Ting, Skift

Gimmicky, Instagram-driven designs are out. Solid, functional, and inspiring design, however, never goes out of style.

2 months ago

Facebook Takes on Google With Trip-Planning Ads

Facebook Takes on Google With Trip-Planning Ads

Dan Peltier, Skift

Facebook isn't really in the conversation yet when it comes to competing with Google in travel advertising. But Facebook has the ability to reach travelers at various stages of the trip-planning process so it has the potential to be even more disruptive than it has been.

4 months ago

The Selfie Comes First in This Indonesian Tourism Village

The Selfie Comes First in This Indonesian Tourism Village

Shelly Banjo, Bloomberg

Selfies aren't cutting it. It's now standard for tour companies to build professional photography into their packages, for those who can afford it -- the photographer, the wardrobe, the props, and the equipment to hang you off a cliff. When did a day trip to a park become America's Next Top Luxury Traveler?

4 months ago

Tour Operators and Attractions Try to Thwart Animals as Selfie Props in the Amazon

Tour Operators and Attractions Try to Thwart Animals as Selfie Props in the Amazon

Peter Prengaman and Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Kudos to Instagram, TripAdvisor, wildlife-protection groups and tour operators for attempting to clamp down on tourists who think nothing of abusing animals so the travelers can get a cheap selfie to share. It is an uphill battle, though.

6 months ago

Is the Visitor Center Dead? Scotland and LA Have Opposing Answers in the Mobile Era

Is the Visitor Center Dead? Scotland and LA Have Opposing Answers in the Mobile Era

Dan Peltier, Skift

Destinations with visitor centers are adjusting their strategies to ensure their locations are being effectively utilized. The concept of a mobile or pop-up visitor center is also becoming more common, and is certainly a trend to watch in 2018.

8 months ago

Luxury Brands Are Beating Mass-Market Brands Across Social Media

Luxury Brands Are Beating Mass-Market Brands Across Social Media

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Fashion luxury brands generally tend to be ahead of travel brands in terms of marketing innovation and sophistication. We'll continue to watch this space.

9 months ago

Chefs+Tech: This Summer’s 4 Hottest Restaurant Trends

Chefs+Tech: This Summer’s 4 Hottest Restaurant Trends

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

You don't need to paint your restaurant millennial pink to attract customers (I promise), but these four summer trends are worth your attention.

10 months ago

Chefs+Tech: What Danny Meyer’s Martina Means for Restaurants Everywhere

Chefs+Tech: What Danny Meyer’s Martina Means for Restaurants Everywhere

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Any restaurant opening from Union Square Hospitality Group is one to watch. Operations at Martina, which its chef calls "fine-casual," are a look at current industry trends set to go big.

10 months ago

Facebook Video and Ads Are Driving Its Business More Than Messaging

Facebook Video and Ads Are Driving Its Business More Than Messaging

Dan Peltier, Skift

Messaging was once the darling of the travel industry and for some brands it still is. But video continues to be what many brands are focusing on and monetizing that trend is a priority for Facebook.

11 months ago

Travel Influencers Say YouTube is Still Their Sweet Spot

Travel Influencers Say YouTube is Still Their Sweet Spot

Tom Samiljan, Bloomberg

It makes sense that YouTube is still doing well in travel as travelers get to trust and know a person more when they can engage with them through longer-form content.

11 months ago

France Tests Social Media Influencer Strategy to Engage Meetings Industry

France Tests Social Media Influencer Strategy to Engage Meetings Industry

Greg Oates, Skift

Lots of destinations work with influencers to drive leisure traffic, but France's national tourism board is among the first to contract a meetings and events specialist to engage conference planners. This should inspire other countries and cities to try the same because it positions them as digital innovators to younger audiences.

12 months ago