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Acacia plans Madagascar “tweet-up” on Twitter

August 17, 2009

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Madagascar always grabs my attention. I enjoyed Stephen Fry’s recent travels there, and I was also fortunate enough to spend two months backpacking there a while ago, and I loved the place.

So I was interested in a press release (forwarded to me by colleague @philippajacks) from operator Acacia Adventure Holidays, combining the world’s fourth largest island and social media.

The press release states: “Acacia Adventure Holidays Launches Madagascar “Tweet Up” This Friday 21 August… The tweet up will run from 10am to midday (BST). Questions can be forwarded to info@acacia-africa.com in advance or highlighted on the twitter page on Friday 21 August.”

Apart from a technical question – is this really a “tweet-up”?  – it’s a nice idea, and uses social media to good effect, both promoting a destination in its own right and offering agent training.

Acacia Adventure Holidays also promotes a blog on their homepage, as well as their Twitter page (pictured below).

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Looks like blogging is a growing trend over there too, according to the BBC.

Oh, and talking of tweet-ups, there’s going to be another on Thursday 27th. More details to follow, but as usual it’s a free for all, a great opportunity to network, share ideas, make new contacts, discuss campaigns, techniques, and allows people to put faces to the online personas we use, etc etc

READ: Can Madagascar benefit from the celebrity factor?

READ: A few thoughts on the first Travel tweet-up

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