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TripAdvisor reveals how users interact with restaurants online

Such is TripAdvisor‘s increasing focus on restaurants that it is now making a big effort to evangelise about the impact of reviews on diners.<p>The push …

Chinese travelers booking over 30% of travel via mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

The revenue specialists at eRevMax have compiled statistics on the chinese traveler, highlighting some key takeaways when targeting the Chinese …

Travel Industry

Mary Meeker's 2014 Internet trends report and its relevance to travel

Mary Meeker, partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, gives a famous presentation on digital trends every year. Yesterday …

Understanding the next wave of digital advertising in travel

What are key data insights behind airline and hotel booking conversions? How can new digital advertising solutions like native advertising and …

Out of 151 countries, which WiFi hotspots have the fastest WiFi?

WiFi testing app Rotten WiFi has seen results from 151 countries over 60 days, showing which internet connections are the speediest.<p>The app, which …

A quick visual tool to plan vacations around expected rain patterns

Dutch online travel agent Tjingo has created a simple visual tool to quickly see global rain patterns for trip planning purposes.<p>The company notes in …

Instagram meets luxury, Burj Al Arab plans a high-end Instameet

Social media has been put to various creative use by destinations and suppliers, such as the Remote Control Tourist project by Tourism Victoria or …

TripAdvisor to let hotels chat directly with travellers before a trip via Q&A system

TripAdvisor is testing a new service so that hotels can take queries about a property from potential guests before they travel.<p>The Questions & …

Google Flight Search increases interactivity with visual airfare map

Google has added interactive mapping to its flight search technology, encouraging exploration and random destination selection via the map.<p>Users add …

HotelTonight claims industry first with mobile check-in and key-less entry

Bragging rights it seems to HotelTonight with an update to its mobile app to include mobile check-in for hotels and the ability to enter rooms …

How well do 100 major accommodation and destination websites perform on mobile?

TheSearchAgency has singled out the best and some of the worst travel brands via a major study into their prowess on mobile devices.<p>The online …

Why the travel industry needs the web to remain open and neutral

I have a dream of a perfect, utopian internet. But regulators have other ideas.<p>Here in the US, for example, the Federal Communications Commission is …

Just one per cent of travellers plan trips in the last 24 hours

Despite the rise of same-day booking services, apparently just 1% of leisure and business travellers plan their trip within the final 24-hour …

How to avoid bad web reviews from hotel guests by being fab offline

In the hotel industry, no matter how much you are on top of your game, and how hard you try, sometimes things simply do not go as planned.<p>No worries, …

Brilliant Words Of Advice From 14 Great Graphic Designers

A new book anthologizes the wisdom of the most influential designers in the world.<p>It’s late in the day, you’ve been working on a project for weeks, and you’re stumped. The client meeting is in hours, and you’ve got tons of ideas, none of which seem to be quite right. Then, self-doubt creeps in: …

10 Tips to Craft a Sizzling E-Commerce About Us Page

If you’re like most owners of e-commerce companies, just thinking about writing your “About Us” page is enough to make your head spin, your knees …

See a negative comment or online reviews? How to Respond in 6 Steps

June 27, 2014<p>Share<p>Your online reputation can make or break your business, as the internet is often the first and last place potential customers go to …

30 Facebook Timeline Contest Ideas That Drive Likes and Comments - Jeffbullas's Blog

Facebook has updated its promotions guidelines to allow brands to run Facebook contests on their Fan Page Timelines.<p>With these new Facebook promotion …

10 Tips For Crafting the Perfect Tweet

If you’re a data-driven community manager, you know better than anyone how much thought goes into each Tweet. As your audience grows, social media …

Neil Patel: Helping You Succeed Through Online Marketing!

Advanced: The Simple Process That Works To Turn Ice Cold Prospects Into Happy Customers (w/ Automated Conversion Funnels & Sequences).

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Tourism Aus' social media secrets: a guide to marshalling a social media army

To pursue its goal of making Australia the world’s most talked about holiday destination in social media, Tourism Australia has released a social …

QR codes used for Iloilo tourism mobile marketing

The barcodes can be scanned by smartphones and are a central part of the city’s promotions.<p>Iloilo City has just announced that it will be QR codes …

TouristPath wants to be the world's largest tourism database with social travel planning thrown in

Frustrated with the lengthy process of trying to research travel on the internet TouristPath‘s founders decided to attempt organising the sector via …

Chinese tourism board seeks social media whizz to promote Hangzhou

A city in China is seeking a “Modern Day Marco Polo” to discover the city’s most tourism-worthy places and tweet about them.<p>It’s the latest of …

St. Patrick's Day Social Wins: Marketing Lessons for Brands

Brands often struggle to hit that elusive mix of creative, timely content relevant to their audience that still directly aligns with their brand. If …

Media Release: Dining out on Australia’s national tourism database

Dining out on Australia’s national tourism database<p>MEDIA RELEASE | TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2013 | IMMEDIATE<p><b>The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) has</b> …