Articles tagged “instagram”

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in digital news, booking through Instagram might finally work, Airbnb buys Gaest in a bid to enter further into the meetings and events sector, and a "glamping" startup raises $115 million.

2 weeks ago

Travel Booking Is Finally Coming to Instagram

Travel Booking Is Finally Coming to Instagram

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When Facebook enabled airlines and hotels to build booking functionality into their Facebook pages years ago, it was a total bust. But Instagram and Whatsapp seem to have an engagement level that was missing last time around, making these e-commerce moves appear to be a lot more feasible.

2 weeks ago

Instagrammer Turned Her Following Into a Luxury Travel Advisor Business

Instagrammer Turned Her Following Into a Luxury Travel Advisor Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Justyna Smith built up a modest Instagram following, and she's used that, plus word of mouth, to run a four-woman luxury travel agency that's making money. Many businesses decide to market wherever the customers are; in Smith's case, the customers came to her and the business followed.

3 months ago

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Five Trends That Will Shape Experiential Travel in 2019

Five Trends That Will Shape Experiential Travel in 2019

Expedia Group Media Solutions + Skift

It might not be surprising to hear that rich experiences will continue to be high on the lists of travelers in 2019. But there are a few trends that will shape the types of experiences they’ll be looking for.

3 months ago

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Free eBook: How Travel Marketers Drive Video Engagement Across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram

Free eBook: How Travel Marketers Drive Video Engagement Across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram

Pixability + Skift

Pixability’s new eBook digs into how travel brands are using video across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, which travel brands have seen success with video, and the video strategies that are most effective for each platform.

4 months ago

Instagram Gives Boost to Obscure Japanese Destinations Looking for More Tourism

Instagram Gives Boost to Obscure Japanese Destinations Looking for More Tourism

Won Jae Ko, Bloomberg

Call it the Instagram effect. The platform can be an economic driver for destinations desperate for more tourism, but many locales remain unprepared for how quickly social media can elevate their profiles.

7 months ago

Selling Event Tickets on Social Media Is Here to Stay

Selling Event Tickets on Social Media Is Here to Stay

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Instagram already offers ticketing services in its app, and it seems like Snapchat is well on its way. Beyond selling tickets, though, both platforms are also jockeying to become the premier platform for augmented reality technology and content as the sector develops.

8 months ago

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.

8 months 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.

10 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.

12 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?

1 year 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.

1 year ago