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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Is Apple About to Change the Publishing World by Launching a Sort of GarageBand for e-books?

 

With the current process of publishing an e-book clearly harder than it needs to be, Apple might be getting ready to change the publishing world forever by making the process “as easy as creating a song in GarageBand.” Travel bloggers are often looking for ways to make money and one way that they have done […]

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The ‘Influencers in Travel’ Site – A Look Back From the Inside Out

 

For DataArt and Brilliant Travel Media, creating a site simply dedicated to hosting a number of ranking lists of those in the social media travel space, based solely on the vanity metric Klout, was both an experiment and an opportunity. As the Influencers in Travel site is now a memory, I thought it would be […]

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Google+ Engagement Metrics – Are You an Influencer in Travel?

 

With the recent announcement that Google will transform into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships, Google+ has suddenly become an integral part of the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPS) that you see. Then, how do you figure out and analyze just how influential you are on Google+?  Yesterday, […]

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International Travelers Beware: iPhone 4S is a Real Gas Guzzler When it Comes to Data

 

If you plan to travel abroad this year with your iPhone 4S, make sure you have a clear idea of how much it will cost you in terms of data. A new study released this past week by mobile network monitoring firm Arieso reveals that the iPhone 4S commands twice as much data as the iPhone […]

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