Articles tagged “instagram”

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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

5 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.

7 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?

7 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.

9 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.

11 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago