Best of Tnooz in 2012 - Most popular, most commented and moreNewsBy Kevin May | December 31, 2012Share This article was originally published on 2012 was our third full year in operation at Tnooz - with record traffic and more events than ever before.So as we wish you all a Happy New Year and look forward to 2013, many thanks to you all for making it happen, whether it's by reading us, commenting on our articles or taking part in the webinars and THacks.Here are some of the highlights...Top 20 most popular articles:Why Pinterest works in the travel industry (ESPECIALLY destinations)Hotel giants come together to launch Room Key search siteWhat people in 1899 thought would happen to travel technology [hint: we failed them]Room Key: Open to all, will lower hotel distribution costs, features and marketing to comeTravel dreamers beware: Fake Instagram accounts offering free flightsGoogle buys Frommers, destination content in search just got a little bit more interestingAirbnb as an easy target? Curious tale of disappearing negative reviewData crunching to find the cheapest airline in the worldPriceline buys Kayak for $1.8 billionApple Passbook and its potential impact on the travel industryRIP search engine optimisation in the new world of Google TravelFour Seasons unveils $18 million website as luxury travel growsIs Booking.com the travel king of Google AdWords? [INFOGRAPHIC]Heart-stopping rumour of the decade (that might make sense): Google to buy TripAdvisorHow a tourism board made its visitor centre look and feel like an Apple StoreThe new Google travel ecosystem… from the user point of viewHow many hotels in the world are there anyway? Booking.com keeps adding themImpact of social media on the travel industry [INFOGRAPHIC]It’s the end of the world as we know it – Expedia kind of hopes soiPhone5 – new maps, Passbook comes front and center, and moreTop 20 most commented articles:Three questions travel bloggers must address right nowWar on fake travel content intensifies – now it is time to rate the hotel review sitesWhy Pinterest works in the travel industry (ESPECIALLY destinations)Oh my goodness – Men of Travel Blogging Calendar for 2013 [women version also available]Social travel gets graphic as Trippy, Wanderfly, Gogobot, Gtrot display Pinterest interestHang on a minute – Is social media destroying tourism?Hotel giants come together to launch Room Key search siteCome on, travel startups: Please innovate and stop replicating!What are the best cities around the world for travel tech startups?Can consumer travel startups make it without being bought?Google Hotel Finder — OTA advertisers commandeer hotel pagesJoobili – sad tale of a travel startup with lots of promise that ended up in the deadpoolGoogle flight search bias? What about Bing?RIP search engine optimisation in the new world of Google TravelOnline travel content – now is the time to take it REALLY seriously. With bloggers. PleaseFeeding The Beast in travel might work for startups but is not helping in the long termSorry everyone – online travel planning still looks like it is brokenFive golden rules of social media ROI in the travel industryAirbnb as an easy target? Curious tale of disappearing negative reviewWikitravel users to move to Wikipedia, upsetting former owner Internet BrandsWebinars:App explosion: how B2B apps reinvent travel and create new servicesTraveller experience: bridging divide between merchandising and loyaltyThe mobile traveler experienceHow to market and sell unbundled travelMaking open travel tech ecosystems work to your advantageLIVE research with YOU as the subjectTechnology and its massive impact on the travel experienceRethinking airports for future connected travelersHotels and mobile – What is next?Tech Power Tools – Changing the way we travelThe (R)evolution of SearchPractical ePayment applications for travel bookingGetting in sync – Tools for communicating with business travelersUnderstanding the challenges of the multi-channel travel bookerTHacks:THack WITTHack SFOTHack LondonOther stuff:Humbled and very grateful – Tnooz won an award againTnooz turns three, a very good numberA brief word about guest articlesI love the smell of startups in the morning – travel and the making of Apocalypse Now6,000 articles and still trying to get beyond the puffWhat is a Node?A quick word about anonymous commentsNB:Thank you image via Shutterstock.