Boosting travel tech industry through social media


Facebook, Twitter, blogging and other social media activities have changed the game in today’s travel industry. Using social media as a tool for marketing has become a mandatory to achieve success. This week, we will highlight different social media efforts and how it will impact the travel technology industry.


As a start, we will discuss how researchers have found hidden patterns of international travel in one of the most famous and widely-use social network sites – Twitter. Twitter messages have revealed a global pattern of human mobility showing travel patterns across cultures, countries and throughout the year. This week, we will provide a much deeper discussion on this matter. The information presented here can be used by travel technology companies to further improve their operations and marketing efforts.


Moreover, many tourism companies have seen the potentials of partnering with Facebook in the event of using social media in promoting campaigns and travel-related activities and seminars. We will dwell on the success of this event and the possibilities of having more of these partnerships as we go along in this week’s roundup.


In addition to this, an eloquent travel writer will provide a discussion about how technology – in particular blogging and social media – have changed and continue to change the way we travel.


We will also feature top tools and software that would help travel companies boost their social media efforts.


Lastly, we will give tips and inputs to business and leisure travellers about the importance of having a “Tech” travel checklist.


Geo-Located Tweets Reveal International Patterns of Human Travel … – Technology Review 

The increasing volume of geo-located tweets is revealing how international travel patterns vary in time across countries and cultures, say computer scientists.

Kerala Tourism partners Facebook for social media workshops … – Keralait News
The theme of the programme is ‘Travel & Tourism: Leveraging Social Media and Information Technology‘. The proceedings will begin with a talk on ‘IT-enabling Travel, Tourism and Logistics’ by renowned journalist and IT 

5 Questions with Rolf Potts: How Blogging + Social Media Are …

Social media has definitely impacted travel. As with any new technological development of the past two centuries, this has impacted the travel experience in ways both good and bad. The good part is that it’s made travel easier, more 


Top Tools and Software to Help Drive Your Social Media Efforts … – BNLug.


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The Importance of A “Tech” Travel Checklist | Techmamas – Curating …- Tech Mamas 


The Importance of A Tech Travel Checklist.  Now whether I am heading out to work, meetings or business trips I review my technology travel list before heading out the door. Here’s my technology travel list – what on your list? TechMama Tech Travel Check List. 1.  Beth Blecherman a.k.a “TechMama”. TECH BLOGGER: Shares straight talk on parenting meets technology across many social media platforms including blog and Twitter @TechMama.




Technology a major priority for travel management companies


Technology has really impacted the travel industry today. Many travel companies have become dependent on it. This week’s roundup will focus on why technology has become a major priority in every travel management company despite the efforts to cut costs, attempts to integrate data and the need for management information.


We will also try to limit our discussion to China’s growing travel market. We will identify the business priorities that the country is currently focusing into in order to further expand and satisfy its spiraling market growth.


On a side note, identifying how data and technology impacts the travel buyers will also be prioritized. Travel companies continue to improve customer experience by personalizing websites to offer relevant and suitable information to their market.


Moreover, we will also dwell on the process of how to choose a right travel technology company for hotel booking system project. The growing demands for hotel booking systems and the rising of many travel technology companies have gave birth to a competition of developing the best in class booking systems, hotel CRS systems, hotel reservation systems and hotel extranet.


Lastly, the growing travel industry has sparked the need for regulations to monitor activities and transactions. This regulation is expected to outline a vision that will affect the whole travel sector.

Top tech priorities in corporate travel – Tnooz


It’s hardly surprising technology is high in priority for corporate travel given the drive to cut costs, integrate data and the accessmanagement information.

China travel agents want more product choices and improved …


China travel market spiralling growth and changing behaviour patterns among travellers, mean service providers are constantly fine-tuning products and services.

How Data and Technology Impact the Travel Buyer’s Journey …


A PhoCusWright Conference workshop, featuring Tina Alexander from Celebrity Cruises, highlighted why travel suppliers must focus on improving the customer experience on their websites.

How to choose right Travel Technology Company to develop Hotel …


We also simultaneously saw growing travel technology companies, which are competing in developing and delivering the best in class hotel booking systems, hotel CRS systems, hotel reservation systems and hotel extranet.

Why regulation will ignite innovation in travel payments | WTM 2013 …


We recently presented at World Travel Market, a four day extravaganza at London’s Excel Centre attracting anyone who’s anyone in the industry. In the Travel Technology Theatre, our Chairman John Chaplin gave an