Social Networking


Hosco eyes Americas for hospitality networking platform as it closes €5.4M round
Hosco eyes Americas for hospitality networking platform as it closes €5.4M round
By Linda Fox | December 6, 2018
Hosco, an online hospitality network and recruitment specialist, has closed a €5.4 million funding round. Read More
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Travel fans are engaged on Instagram, but can brands keep up?
Travel fans on Instagram consume more content than other audiences but it remains a tough channel for brands to crack. Read More
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TripAdvisor's new focus on social has hurdles to overcome
TripAdvisor's new focus on social has hurdles to overcome
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | October 1, 2018
TripAdvisor will introduce a social media-like component to its website positions - but it is the beginning of an uphill battle to win consumers away from Facebook and other platforms, analysts caution. Read More
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TripAdvisor plots social network, goes all-in on personalization
By Jill Menze | September 18, 2018
TripAdvisor is betting big on social media with the launch of “the new TripAdvisor” - a revamp of the platform that allows users to connect with fellow travelers as well as brands, publishers and... Read More
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WeChat marketing for travel
Q&A: How brands are using WeChat to attract travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | June 27, 2018
Travel brands and destinations are vying for the attention of Chinese travelers – already a massive market with an estimated 130.5 million outbound trips made in 2017 and projections of 10% growth... Read More
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Modern travel marketing, part 2: Social media
By Jill Menze | June 11, 2018
For the second installment on modern travel marketing, we explore the power of social media and how it influences consumer behavior, as well as the tactics travel brands are using to grow their reach... Read More
News | Technology
Life House hotel funding $40M
Tech-driven boutique brand Life House launches with $40M and plans to bypass OTAs
By Mitra Sorrells | May 22, 2018
A new hotel brand has secured $40 million in funding to develop its boutique hotel product and proprietary technology platform.    Read More
News | Startups
It sucks to launch a travel startup (but you still should)
It sucks to launch a travel startup (but you still should)
By Jenny Silber - VoyagerHQ | December 4, 2017
Starting a company in the travel industry is hard. 96% of travel companies fail in the first 5 years (as opposed to the 88% cross-industry standard). Read More
News | Startups
Influencer engagement: how travel brands can do it right
Influencer engagement: how travel brands can do it right
By Viewpoints | June 2, 2014
"Influencer engagement", the new media evolution of the celebrity endorsement, has been a hot topic for a while now, and understandably so. The idea of having consumer influencers tout your brand o Read More
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How not to use social media for your travel brand after a terrorist attack
How not to use social media for your travel brand after a terrorist attack
By Nick Vivion | April 17, 2013
The tragedy in Boston has left many speechless, queasy and simply out-of-sorts with their place in the world - including some on social media. Read More
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Americans as a whole are taking vacations from Facebook
Americans as a whole are taking vacations from Facebook
By Sean O'Neil | February 5, 2013
An authoritative survey finds that Americans are taking breaks from it, and young people are spending less time on the site. Read More
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JetZet adds a layer of social networking to itinerary management
JetZet adds a layer of social networking to itinerary management
By Sean O'Neil | January 30, 2013
JetZet allows frequent travelers to organize, socialize, and stay updated on a single platform. Read More
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Facebook: 9 fresh examples of how travel marketers can unlock success
Facebook: 9 fresh examples of how travel marketers can unlock success
By Sean O'Neil | January 29, 2013
Tips from Facebook's travel lead in Europe's DACH region and marketers from major travel companies that have seen high conversion rates from social marketing. Read More
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Woohoo: Whawhee brings together those with similar passions in the real world
Woohoo: Whawhee brings together those with similar passions in the real world
By Nick Vivion | January 2, 2013
Whawhee has perhaps one of the more creatively named startups, evoking a bit of Web 2.0 cuteness and that ephemeral rush of new experiences and connections promised by the new service. Read More
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Facebook remains walled off from web-wide privacy controls
Facebook remains walled off from web-wide privacy controls
By Nick Vivion | November 28, 2012
The industry response to mounting privacy concerns surrounding online advertising, cookies and personal behavior has been self-regulation - but what happens when the number 1 purveyor of display ads on... Read More
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