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The travel industry and Twitter, part 2

December 9, 2008

I’d written this post nearly two months ago – a small list of those travel firms that were actively using Twitter. It wasn’t a long list, but since then I’ve noticed a lot more companies signing up.

According to Twitterholic, the who’s who of micro-blogging, Barack Obama still leads the way with 145,000 followers. But I was really surprised to see Stephen Fry so high on the list.

Last time I looked (see this post), he had about 15,000 followers. In the last six weeks that amount has doubled. So there you go, scientific proof it’s taking the world by storm.

So, back to travel. Below I’m recreating the list of companies using Twitter. You can flick between the old post and this one to see who I’ve added, and these new ones may have been around for a while… I’m adding them here purely because I’ve come across them.

Travel firms using Twitter (updated 11 Dec)

This list contains many American firms, but there’s a great variety: airlines, hotels, hostels, tourist boards, tour operators, travel agents – even travel accessories. Will return to this list again with a part 3 in a few weeks.

And please leave a comment to let me know if I’ve missed anyone out, or follow me here, or here.

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2008 11:57 pm

    Matt, great list of travel tweeters.

    It would be great if you could create a ‘Twitter Ranking System’ for the travel industry – top 10 travel tweeters. I’m not sure how you’d base the ranking though – perhaps use a follow-to-followed ratios?

  2. December 10, 2008 8:59 am

    Hi there
    You missed us off we are http://www.twitter.com/smithhotels (and we should have been on the first list as we have been doing it for longer than 2 months.

    T

  3. December 11, 2008 3:08 pm

    I really like this. It is a great list and I think it will be very helpful. I was not aware of most of these companies being on Twitter. I’ve only come across a few of them.

  4. matthewparsons permalink*
    December 11, 2008 3:42 pm

    Mr and Mrs Smith – you’re now there

  5. matthewparsons permalink*
    December 11, 2008 3:42 pm

    Thanks Bangkok Vacations – there’s also this group that may be useful: http://twittgroups.com/group/travel

  6. December 11, 2008 5:03 pm

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for the list! We’re also twittering at http://twitter.com/Venere_Hotels

  7. December 12, 2008 5:33 am

    Hi Matt,

    Great post. You really need to get in touch with Martin (@coldinpdx) from GoSeeTell in Portland. Martin has been monitoring and reporting on Twitter usage among U.S. destinations for a couple of months.

    See his posts here:

    http://www.goseetell.com/blog/category/web-20/twitter/

    Also, you need to add @ArizonaTourism to your list as well.

    Keep up the good work.

    – Troy
    @travel2dot0

  8. December 12, 2008 3:30 pm

    Hello Matt,
    Could you add The Adventure Company (http://twitter.com/AdCo_tweet)
    and PV-Holidays (http://twitter.com/PVHOLIDAYS) to your lovely list please?

    Thanks very much!

  9. matthewparsons permalink*
    December 12, 2008 5:53 pm

    Troy – thanks for that, and Surf PR, will do

  10. December 17, 2008 10:09 pm

    Great list Matt! 🙂

  11. December 17, 2008 10:35 pm

    Nice list! Can you add UpTake Networks (http://twitter.com/UpTake) please?

  12. December 17, 2008 11:17 pm

    Hey, Matt – I work for BootsnAll Travel Network, and we’re on Twitter – @BootsnAll . We also have a specific Twitter account for our WhyGo destination guides (@WhyGo) as well. Several BootsnAll employees are on Twitter, let me know if you want a list of those names, too.

  13. December 18, 2008 12:01 am

    Don’t forget DealBase.com — http://www.twitter.com/dealbase

    We analyze hotel deals so you don’t have to…is that package really a deal or not? Our editors have scoured over 12,000 deals to help you assess that and make a more informed decision.

  14. December 18, 2008 12:06 am

    Hi Matt,

    We’ve dived we and truly into it – WorldNomad.com

    http://twitter.com/WorldNomad

    Cheers

  15. December 18, 2008 1:18 am

    Hi Matt

    Thanks for the list, very helpful and I’ve added a few new ones to follow thanks to you. Tourism Noosa is also now on twitter – http://twitter.com/noosa

    Cheers
    Brad

  16. matthewparsons permalink*
    December 18, 2008 2:05 pm

    Thanks for all your comments – I’ve updated the list (Travel/Twitter hit list) in the main menu.

  17. December 18, 2008 7:01 pm

    Would love to see us on the list – @resideo

    We’ve been extremely active for almost 6 months now, and have gotten a small, but growing, number of followers & followees.

    We post info on hotels — renovations, special deals & discounts, and more.

    Hope to see you around! http://twitter.com/resideo/

  18. January 19, 2009 12:56 am

    Hi Matt, I’ve just just found your site – great blog.

    My twitter is http://twitter.com/itravelnet

    Thanks

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