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Lifestyle snapshot of the business traveler [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 25, 2013 — by

In this “Snapshot of the Business Traveler,”  Expedia offers insight into a certain subset of traveler that provides hotels with a significant amount of their yearly revenue. Who is he (or she?) Is your hotel targeting business travelers? If so, your hotel better have five stars and the reservation desk should be prepared for late bookings. …

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Olery names new VP of Sales

January 07, 2013 — by

AMSTERDAM – Olery, a provider of reputation management and guest feedback software for the leisure and hospitality industry, today announced that Yann Fruchart has joined Olery as the company’s new Vice President of Sales. Fruchart will be responsible for developing and executing Olery’s sales strategy and leading its sales team. “Yann brings tremendous experience and a great network to his …

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Hotel social media trends for 2013

January 03, 2013 — by

In 2012, again, there was lots of discussion about social media for hotels: is it distribution channel or a marketing tool? We don’t think this questions has been answered yet and we should keep asking ourselves this question as the social media landscape evolves. However, you should make a decision on what you want out …

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The year 2012 in review(s)

December 20, 2012 — by

As we are approaching the smell of fireworks and popping sound of Champagne bottles it is time to look back on the year that’s almost done. It was  a tumultuous year for the Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s) and review sites landscape. Again, user reviews were of growing importance, major acquisitions were made, Google is moving …

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Weekly Twitter Round-up: #Week 50 2012

December 14, 2012 — by

The most interesting travel news we found on Twitter last week, all put in one convenient place for you. Here is another round-up and check our Twitter timeline on a regular basis to stay completely up-to-date. Our favorites from last week: Let’s start with the biggest headline of this week: @TripAdvisor Chairman Barry Diller sells his majority …

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Top 5 social media fails in travel of 2012

December 12, 2012 — by

In a project called Curators of Sweden, the Swedish government is handing over the @sweden Twitter account to a different citizen each week, allowing them to tweet about whatever they’d like. Today, the person behind the account sent out several questionable tweets.

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Weekly Twitter Round-up: #Week 49 2012

December 07, 2012 — by

Read all the interesting travel related news we found on Twitter last week. Check our Twitter timeline on a regular basis to stay completely up-to-date, but if you are too busy running your hotel, just check this blog where collect our favorites and put them all in one convenient place for you. Our favorites from last week: …

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Putting the ‘Social’ in Travel with The Social Traveler

December 05, 2012 — by
Olery and the social traveler

Recently I had a coffee with The Social Traveler, a social media consultant who two years ago decided to combine his job and his passion for travel into a trip around the world driven by social media. An interview with this very kind guy to learn what you can reach using social media. Bjorn Troch, …

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Weekly Twitter Round-up: #Week 48 2012

December 03, 2012 — by

Read all the interesting travel related news we found on Twitter last week. Check our Twitter timeline on a regular basis to stay completely up-to-date, but if you are too busy running your hotel, just check this blog where collect our favorites and put them all in one convenient place for you. Our favorites from last week: …

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How to profit from Pinterest for Business as a hotel (part 2)

November 28, 2012 — by

Last week we walked you through all the new possibilities of Pinterest for Business. In this blogpost we show you some ideas and best practices to make the most out of Pinterest. How to use it as a marketing tool for your hotel and drive more traffic to your website. What should my hotel pin? …

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