Social media impact on tourism sector and hotels

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Social media has had a wide reaching impact on the tourism industry. The channels that hospitality organisations choose to utilise range from Facebook to Twitter, and Pinterest to Instagram, as well as the most direct user-generated-content channel, TripAdvisor. Social media platforms are now … [Read more...]

Travelers use Twitter after Channel Tunnel closed

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Channel Tunnel delays are still ongoing after it was closed due French ferry workers going on strike. Traffic is also suspended after protestors caused a fire on the tracks in Calais, so access is still suspended leaving the Channel Tunnel closed Both Eurostar and shuttle services are suspended … [Read more...]

Metro-North services limited after train, car collision kills 7

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Last night an accident between a train and a car in New York left 7 people dead, 12 more were injured with 11 of them in a serious condition. The Metro-North Railroad train was on the Harlem Line after it left at 5.44pm local time from Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan, which was on … [Read more...]

TransAsia flight GE 235 crash videos surface on social media

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An aircraft carrying 5 crew and 53 passengers has crashed into a river after hitting a bridge on Penghu Island. The TransAsia flight GE 235 crash has left 15 people dead according to reports. The aircraft took off from Taipei Songshan Airport on route to Kinmen islands, since the crash people … [Read more...]

Malaysia declaring flight MH370 an accident erupts on Twitter

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Back on March 8, 2022 Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished of the radar, the plane was leaving Kuala Lumpur on its way to Beijing. Malaysian authorities are now calling it an accident and presume everyone on board are dead. The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is still … [Read more...]

Carnival Vista 2016 cruise ship build update

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Have you met the Carnival Vista 2016 cruise ship yet? This is one ship that is getting a lot of social media attention at the moment, and it will be the most colourful ship on the seas once delivered. Vista is the newest ship in the Carnival fleet; there will be so much to do on board. Features … [Read more...]

Eurostar running with 30-60 minute train delays

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Eurotunnel delays commenced over the weekend after a smoke detection, and even though Eurostar is up and running again there is expected to be 30 to 60 minute delays. The Eurostar delays occurred when the Chanel Tunnel was closed due to a lorry fire over the weekend, but thanks to the Eurostar … [Read more...]

Channel Tunnel closure updates via Eurostar Twitter

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The Chanel Tunnel has been closed due to a smoke detection, all trains have now returned to their allocated stations until further notice. Eurostar have confirmed details on its official Twitter account with three tweets, the first saying, “Due to smoke detection in the Channel Tunnel, all … [Read more...]

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 news on fuselage, black box

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AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went down into the Java Sea on December 28, which was on route from Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. And now weeks after the incident, Indonesian authorities have said most of the fuselage has been found. The airliner was carrying 162 people on board when it crashed … [Read more...]

Hotel discounts dependent on social media status

Hotel discounts dependant on social media status

There is a new way to save massive discounts on your next holiday, and your social media status decides on how much of a discount you get on hotels. Hotelied (Beta) decides on how much discount it can give you dependent on your travel history and social media status. There is a maximum of 50% … [Read more...]

East Coast I Love Trains Week launch

East Coast I Love Trains Week launch

East Coast Trains has launched Britain’s first ever ‘I Love Trains Week’ with an integrated campaign that is being amplified by a range of social media activity and features celebrity endorsement from actress and TV presenter, Donna Air who has changed her name to Donna Train for the week - I Love … [Read more...]

Lets Do It In The Caribbean launches two social networks

Lets Do It In The Caribbean launches two social networks

Lets Do It In The Caribbean (Letsdoitinthecaribbean.com) have recently launched two new social networks, the new distribution channels for Caribbean travel and social networking includes Karib Social and Karib TV. Karib TV is a one of a kind Caribbean travel and tourism related site, this is a … [Read more...]

Social Media Marketing & Travel Agencies: Generating Extra Revenue

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Here at OSM we like to give you news on social media marketing and recently have told how airlines are benefiting from using social media and 14 steps to using social media for your business. Today we have news of how social media can be used successfully for travel agents, as a way of generating … [Read more...]

Airlines and Social Media: Optimizing Customer Relations

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The spread of social media is certainly having a growing impact on every part of day-to-day life and for businesses it’s becoming almost essential for marketing and customer relations. Just some of our recent posts included web apps to help gather customer feedback, the stages of the social media … [Read more...]

Social Media: 10 Travel Resources

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In case you hadn’t noticed summer is now well and truly upon us and if you have the travel bug you’ll be planning your next trip. There are so many travel resources online now that it can be difficult to know quite where to begin so we’ve found a great article which will help you find some of the … [Read more...]