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10 travel deals on Twitter – Grab ’em while you can

February 12, 2009

There’s a proliferation of blog posts about Twitter at the moment, so I’m going to join them (again).

This time I’m looking at how the travel industry is using Twitter to promote holidays.

I’ve got 10 examples for you (below).

“Grab ’em while you can” is in the headline because Twitter may soon be charging brands for using Twitter.

It’s good that travel – and especially hotels – are making the most out of Twitter, but how on earth would Twitter be able to distinguish the corporate Twitter accounts from the smaller personal companies eg. boutique hotels, B&Bs, one-man travel agencies and so on.

But Twitter is still growing, and even yesterday made the prime time: The BBC’s One Show had Giles Brandreth talking about it with Richard Bacon (pictured here), and from an ingenious travel angle, with journalist Benji Lanyado (pictured here). More on the latter here: Paris TwiTrip – the verdict

Surely smaller travel firms won’t be expected to pay the same as the Hiltons and Hyatts in the industry? Maybe there will be a pay grading scale if charging ever takes off?

Anyway, here’s 10 examples of how travel companies are using Twitter to generate sales:

@idealcruising

http://twitter.com/idealcruising

@travelzoo

http://twitter.com/travelzoo

@thetorridon

http://twitter.com/thetorridon

@avistahotelfl

http://twitter.com/whitestarcruise

@whitestarcruise

http://twitter.com/whitestarcruise

@lowcostdeals

http://twitter.com/lowcostdeals

@Ocean_Village

http://twitter.com/Ocean_Village

@SheratonMaui

http://twitter.com/SheratonMaui/

@Best_Flights

http://twitter.com/Best_Flights

@dealbase

http://twitter.com/dealbase

And if you’ve got any examples you’ve seen yourself, please leave a comment at the end of this post. Full list of travel firms using Twitter here)

Finally… Follow me on Twitter (come on, you know you want to – I’m here). But if you prefer a more meaningful relationship, I suggest getting the news from Travel Trade Gazette at their Twitter: @ttglive

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2009 4:42 pm

    Global Holidays is also on Twitter http://twitter.com/globalholidays

  2. karuna permalink
    February 13, 2009 4:51 pm

    ebookers on twitter too! ebookers_com

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