If you are a travel brand seeking a platform for spreading awareness and cultivating relationships, here is a space for you to play in 2012. Earlier today I saw a Tweet that included a link to an article entitled “23 Brands Using Instagram And What They’re Doing Right” along with a reference to the lack[…]
The day after Gowalla announced it is to become a part of Facebook, Lonely Planet has launched the unique Wenzani mobile travel guide. As I mentioned earlier today, social travel is a space waiting for a break out star and Wenzani is the latest to use socially generated recommendations to create a personalized travel guide.[…]
With geolocation based social networks moving towards combining check-ins with deals and rewards, which was never part of their vision, the team at Gowalla recently sat down to dream it all up again. The question Gowalla CEO Josh Williams posed to his team was, “How do we create something more akin to a social Lonely[…]
DataArt, a custom software development firm that builds advanced solutions for select industries, announced completion of a Destination Storytelling Tool for Brilliant Travel Media. The Social Web Application allows mapping, following and combining Travel Blogger’s Gowalla real-time activities and check-ins around hosted Blog Trips to featured destinations. The application will debut at the European Formula[…]
Influencers in Travel is the place to find a current list of the internet’s most influential travel personalities and organizations in one location. Brilliant Travel Media, in cooperation with DataArt, has announced the launch of a new website entitled Influencers in Travel (influencersintravel.com). The site publishes the Top Online Travel Influencers ranking using a system[…]
Each and every month, as an expert panelist for the Global Bloggers Network (GBN), I share my insight with other bloggers who submit their own specific questions to the panel.
If you think measuring traditional marketing efforts is difficult, then try measuring social media marketing. A lot of numbers are attached to social media tools, but figuring which numbers are relevant and why can get tricky.
As the editor of Brilliant Tips from BrilliantTrips.com, I have found that the best way to shorten your URLs for Twitter and increase traffic to your blog is to use Su.pr, the URL shortening service by Stumbleupon. Expanding upon Stumbleupon’s primary mission of discovery, Su.pr not only shortens your URLs for Twitter, but also automatically[…]
The Global Bloggers Network (GBN) is designed as an interactive exchange of ideas and resources to support the business side of independent and corporate blogs. Members have the opportunity to take part in webinars and ask questions of and get ideas from a panel of experts as well as from each other. Topics relate to[…]
For some crazy reason, I just saw this article for the first time over the weekend. I remember sending a picture to Matador Network just before the #FollowMeAtSea Twitter cruise. I must have then missed this list of 12 travel tweeps since it came out during all of the excitement of the cruise itself. Matador[…]