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.
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.”
Mobile Meteor just debuted a new product designed specifically for inns, Show Me Inn. Show Me Inn is a web application that seamlessly transforms an inn’s website into a mobile-friendly version, allowing customers to easily see rooms, learn about the area and contact the inn to make a reservation.
In 2010, the Vacation Rental Industry generated over $85 billion in revenue. As a result, Joe Stradinger founded JoeOptions as a means of organizing the vacation rental industry around people. In fact, the company is a social marketing platform in itself.
Twitter is an engaging place, one that, when surrounded by various commentary on universal happenings, becomes a tempting place to chime in. That said, when you’re representing your business on these channels, the rules are a little bit different.
Foursquare’s new “lists” feature is extremely useful feature for destination marketing in that is allows a tourism organization to create customized lists for visitors, such as lists for family-friendly vacations, girlfriend getaways, romantic retreats and other such niche vacations.
mGuest offers hotels the means to create deeper and more meaningful connections with their guests, thereby increasing awareness of the property and brand, offering an online functional e-concierge service and even facilitating bookings and in-room services.
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.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation is out to prove that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. In July, they unveiled oversized LOVE artwork at several Welcome Centers across the state. Then, the local tourism offices jumped into the fun with the Virginia Tourism “Bring LOVE to Your Town” event.