September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In response, Expedia.com®, the world’s leading online travel company, introduced a month-long campaign featuring travel giveaways and exclusive travel coupons to raise funds in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Technology has changed the way we travel. Mobile usage while on the go is constantly rising, and many new apps have emerged to make the travel process more seamless. Here are 10 great travel apps to check out:
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Expedia.com®, the world’s largest online travel company, today announced the Expedia® Viewfinder Film Contest, open to travel bloggers. In partnership with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), one winner will get the chance to travel to one of five pre-selected destinations with a NFFTY filmmaker.
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The web is full of social travel sites, though one in particular that’s setting a high bar is Gogobot. As on other sites, you can read and write reviews of hotels, restaurants and other establishments.
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Plan a trip to some exotic destination where your teen-age kids can indulge in some adventure and fun activities. This effort to bridge the gap between the two of you will be certainly appreciated by your kids and assist in strengthening the relationship.
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Before Facebook and Twitter, families traveled based on limited resources. For adventurous people who love to explore, they took on the tasks of researching the destinations that might seem to fit their interests. They would also have to make sure all the accommodations were appropriate for their family, which usually resulted in a lot of phone calls and wishful thinking.
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Many airlines are now on Twitter and have pretty substantial followings. Travel 2.0 put together an infographic that provides great incite regarding how airlines are using the service.
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One of the factors that makes Foursquare appealing is that it rewards users with badges for checking into places. Last week, Foursquare unveiled city badges.
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EyeforTravel recently surveyed over 500 Asia Pacific (APAC) travel brands about their implementation of social media. 68% have deployed mobile and social media initiatives but are unsure how to “define, achieve and measure success.”
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Delta Airlines has implemented a system for travelers to track their checked baggage via the airline carrier’s iPhone app, allowing guests to monitor the whereabouts of their luggage at all times.
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Virgin America has teamed up with American Express for a new Facebook promotion. Through October 20, fans are invited to “elevate your seat” for a chance to win first-class seats and daily prizes.
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Il Fornaio Restaurants’ Festa Regionale menu offers the finest in authentic Italian cuisine. Diners who participate in the monthly promotion receive a passport to be stamped during each visit. This is an awesome marketing campaign in that it thrives on the roots of the restaurant, and everything ties in to the concept of traveling through Italy.
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TripSketch Green Book is one of the first green travel mobile apps that allows users to download a virtual guidebook of worldwide eco-friendly hotels, attractions, restaurants and travel options.
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As a result of Carmageddon, JetBlue Airlines decided to offer $4 flights from Long Beach to Burbank and vice versa on Saturday. This is a great case study of a brand measuring ROI in terms of positive PR and customer service rather than dollars.
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