Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Publicize Your Vacations

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Don’t Publicize Your Vacations Many of us love using social media (here’s my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to share information and photos about our travels, but you might want to be wary of doing so, especially if you have social media followers who aren’t friends or family. Posting on your social media account might be an […]

Travel Website of the Week: Your Social Network as Currency at the Nordic Light Hotel

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Over the past few years I’ve been slowly building a fairly large social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Well, it turns out that I—and anyone that has a large following on Instagram or Facebook—can now cash my followers in for a 5%, 10%, 15%, or 100% discount at the Nordic Light Hotel in […]

10 Travel-Related Pinterest Accounts to Follow

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When it comes to social media, I’m more a Twitter and Facebook kind of guy. But more and more, I’m using Pinterest to share amazing travel photos and find travel inspiration (you can check out my boards here). Not surprisingly, Pinterest is fast becoming one of the most popular social networks. According to my research, […]

KLM Airlines to allow social media payment options

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, known for its innovative uses of social media in simplifying travel for their customers, has just become the first airline in the world to allow their passengers to pay for flights via social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Previously, customers were able to use these sites for services such […]

Travel News: Week of October 2, 2013

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Passport machine to cut customs wait times at JFK US state department issues global threat warning Passenger told he cannot board EasyJet flight after tweeting complaint Clueless tourist brings loaded gun to 9/11 Memorial Air New Zealand plans charters to fly scientists to Antarctica, land on ice runway Southwest Plans to Devalue Rapid Rewards Points […]

Website of the Week: Tweriod

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One of the websites I learned about at this weekend’s L.A. Times Travel Show was from my fellow panelist, Jessica Marati of Gadling.com. It won’t save you money, but if you use Twitter for business it might make you money. It’s called Tweriod and it’s a free tool that helps you make the most of […]

Website of the Week: Irrive.com

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These days most travelers are constantly uploading photos and updates to their various social media networks. Irrive allows users to create a beautiful scrapbook out of it as they automatically pull your content from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare, and Flickr during your designated dates. Irrive then automatically weaves all of your photos, posts, and check-ins […]

Travel News: Week of October 1st, 2012

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Top Travel News Passenger sues Southwest Airlines over hot tea spill American Airlines ticks off U.S. Senator Marco Rubio: Lessons from a Twitter rant 57% of American workers don’t use up their full allotment of vacation days Southwest makes progress toward Hawaii flights Religious Tourism: A Multibillion-Dollar Business Hardline Muslims ‘threaten tourism in the Maldives’ […]