Articles tagged “social media”

Social Media Account Information Now Required for U.S. Visa Decisions

Social Media Account Information Now Required for U.S. Visa Decisions

Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters

Looking into travelers' social media posts when considering security risks in the visa process doesn't seem to be totally unreasonable but it all depends how these new powers are used. There is the danger that decisions might be arbitrary and that free speech will be the victim.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Aren’t on Same Page About Photos and Videos In-Flight

U.S. Airlines Aren’t on Same Page About Photos and Videos In-Flight

David Koenig, Associated Press

All U.S. airlines should adopt a common policy about taking photos and videos while on aircraft or consumers -- and crew -- will continue to be confused and penalized.

1 month ago

Tourists Don’t Need to Die for the Perfect Selfie Say Yellowstone Park Officials

Tourists Don’t Need to Die for the Perfect Selfie Say Yellowstone Park Officials

Associated Press

You would think it shouldn't be the responsibility of a tourism destination to remind people of basic common sense and decent behavior. But this is the age we're living in.

2 months ago

Nearly Half of Tourism Boards Think Working With Influencers Is a Good Idea

Nearly Half of Tourism Boards Think Working With Influencers Is a Good Idea

Dave Montali, Skift

Influencers are increasingly important for DMOs looking to reach and engage with its audience over social media. Overall they are also considered as a good ROI.

2 months ago

American Airlines’ Response To Its Social Media Moment Came After Learning From United

American Airlines’ Response To Its Social Media Moment Came After Learning From United

Mae Anderson, Associated Press

All the facts aren't known yet about the incident on board the American Airlines flight before it departed San Francisco but there are many lessons to be learned already. At the least, American Airlines' mea culpa came quickly as the carrier obviously learned from United's missteps.

2 months ago

It’s Time to Rethink the Travel Instagram Aesthetic

It’s Time to Rethink the Travel Instagram Aesthetic

Colin Nagy, Skift

Travel is more exciting than a well composed and prop-heavy Instagram shot would let on. We think it's time to start letting go.

2 months ago

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How Travel Brands Do Customer Service Right on Social Media

How Travel Brands Do Customer Service Right on Social Media

Adobe + Epsilon + Skift

Social media is rapidly becoming one of the travel industry’s most important channels for customer service, but there's no one-size-fits-all approach. From automated chat bots to digital concierge services, find out what's working for top travel brands.

4 months ago

Conrad Hotels Transforms Instagram and Virtual Reality Into Travel Guides

Conrad Hotels Transforms Instagram and Virtual Reality Into Travel Guides

Deanna Ting, Skift

We can appreciate Conrad's desire to be innovative in its approach to content marketing, as well as providing both useful service and inspiration for its guests. But we question whether these attempts have any actual staying power or impact.

6 months ago

The Most Popular Hotels and Destinations on Instagram in 2016

The Most Popular Hotels and Destinations on Instagram in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Knowing the most widely shared attractions and hotels gives brands a window into how travelers perceive destinations, what they enjoy doing, and most importantly, what they like to share with their networks. We must admit we've shared a few photos of these places on Instagram, too.

7 months ago

Understanding Instagram and Snapchat User Demographics

Understanding Instagram and Snapchat User Demographics

Dave Montali, Skift

New heavy-content social networks are beloved among the younger generation. Whilst travel's adoption of these networks has been slow, the networks themselves have been in constant growing.

8 months ago

Snapchat Wants to Be More Ad-Friendly to Travel Brands

Snapchat Wants to Be More Ad-Friendly to Travel Brands

Dave Montali, Skift

With Snapchat's move towards becoming advertiser-friendly, it may be an opportunity for the travel industry to adapt to the new content-heavy platform.

8 months ago

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How Travel Providers Can Meet Today’s New Travel Demands

How Travel Providers Can Meet Today’s New Travel Demands

Allianz + Skift

Travelers today require more flexibility than ever before, but travel providers have a ways to go to meet the demand.

8 months ago