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How to Work With Major Hotel Brands as a Travel Blogger

Is it possible for travel bloggers to get free hotel stays from major hotel brands while on the road? Perhaps. I recently had the opportunity to speak with someone heavily involved in social media for a major hotel brand (and who wished to remain anonymous), in order to get a better idea of how things […]

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Johnny Jet To Become American Express Star Blogger

To showcase the benefits of the Starwood American Express card, money-saving travel blogger, Johnny Jet, has been selected by American Express as one of its star travel bloggers. American Express has teamed up with Johnny Jet to help people discover better ways to travel while saving money and getting the most out of their experience. […]

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Want to Know How Influential You are on Pinterest?

PinClout is a new website that brings analytics to Pinterest and assigns users a score from one to 100. As mentioned in an earlier post, Pinterest is a fun new platform that, if leveraged properly, can provide an upper hand for travel bloggers and travel brands. Given all the recent buzz surrounding Pinterest, it was […]

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StumbleUpon Tells Bloggers to Bugger Off and Removes All Direct Links

Recently, StumbleUpon redesigned their site and changed just about everything, including direct links back to your blog. Are you a blogger who has experienced a time when one of your posts hit the StumbleUpon jackpot? If so, you know how good it feels to sit back and see those numbers tick up and up and […]

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DMO Social Media Manager Finds Success as an Early Adopter of Pinterest

Pinterest is growing at a rapid rate and the destination marketing organization (DMO) for Savannah, Georgia has found that it is a great way to showcase their destination. Perhaps the hottest social media platform of 2012, Pinterest is a community that is perfectly suited for lifestyle, food and travel brands. According to the recently published […]

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What Exactly is Taxable by the IRS When it Comes to Free Travel?

Are travelers required to report their frequent flier miles as income? If so, what about press trips? There seems to be some confusion among those who have never before reported their frequent flier miles as income. What is all the confusion about? Citibank recently sent their customers, who were given American Airline miles for opening […]

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UK Traveler’s Tweets Get Him and His Friend Banned from the USA

A 26 year old UK Man and his friend were recently flagged and detained in the US by the Department of Homeland Security before being sent home over Tweets. After US Department of Homeland Security agents spotted a couple of Tweets from the Twitter account of Leigh Van Bryan, a 26 year old from Coventry, […]

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