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Reunion Island Tourism: 100,000 fans and growing

Since the end of 2010, Reunion Island Tourism has been inviting travel netizens to Facebook, the world's largest social network. Today, in May 2013, 100,000 fans

Irked student takes on budget carrier via Facebook and wins

MELBOURNE, Australia - Nathaniel Martin took to Facebook to vent his frustrations after Tiger Airways bumped him from his flight from Hobart to Melbourne on Sunday, telling him it had been overbooked.

WTM Latin America invests in online media

The World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America trade fair, which will take place April 23-25 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, celebrates their large number of fans on Facebook and highlights

A social signal for 2013: is Google+ where it’s at?

Most travel brands use Facebook and Twitter but growing numbers are using Google+ to engage with users in a compelling way.

Australian cricket legend to promote Western Australia in new tourism campaign

Australian cricket legend Adam Gilchrist is urging everyone who has traveled in Western Australia (WA) to share their extraordinary experiences as part of a new online marketing campaign, 1001 Extraor

Cape Town announces winner of Facebook competition

When Jan van der Leeuw entered the MyCapeTownHoliday.com competition in snowy Canada and sent her Facebook profile off to explore the Mother City, she hardly imagined that she would be the recipient o

Tropical holidays will go to winners of Centara’s Festive Fotos competition

Centara Hotels & Resorts is staging an online competition via its Facebook page that asks participants to post photographs of their Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, or other recent festivities.

The Bud Light Hotel opens its doors in the Big Easy

ST. LOUIS, MO - Bud Light announced today that the Bud Light Hotel will be opening its doors in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII.

WestJet offers up the chance to mingle with Oprah

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced Canadians can win a chance to see Oprah live in Calgary on January 22, 2013, courtesy of WestJet.

Tajikistan virtually out of tourism market after ban on Facebook

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Blockage of access to a number of websites in Tajikistan including Facebook is strongly hampering the tourism industry of the country, because small stakeholders of tourism have

UK trails Asian markets in first-ever social media league

LONDON, England - The UK has come 27th in a new global league table that measures how often and how much consumers use social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

World Travel Market showcasing innovative technology initiatives

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is showcasing a world first with Palladium Hotel Group’s (formerly Fiesta Hotel Group) innovative biometric and Facebook

Facebook fans get an extra special offer to celebrate the opening...

Anyone who books a room at the new Centara Post Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius between now and December 31, 2012 will receive a 10 percent discount on the rate at any time between December 15 and Se

Centara launches Facebook campaign: The Ultimate Life – Cashless Castaway on...

Centara Hotels & Resorts has launched a Facebook campaign in which participants are asked to list three items for their luxury and ultimate lifestyle if they were castaway on a tropical island.

Creating a buzz: social is made for building relationships with guests

There are countless things a social media community manager in a multinational chain has to think about.

HotelTravel.com’s new two-step check out make bookings a breeze

PHUKET, Thailand - HotelTravel.com continues to improve its customer experience by simplifying the website’s checkout process, making it possible to go from hotel selection to payment confirmation i

Get your social on and vote for your favorite travel app

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands - WYSE Travel Confederation, the authority on global youth and student travel, is calling for the public to vote for the finalists in its App Yap Contest on Facebook.

HotelTravel.com adds Super Summer Sale on Facebook

PHUKET, Thailand – HotelTravel.com is extending its “Super Summer Sale” to Facebook with unique hotel promotions available only on the social media website.

Free booking button for hotels from agoda.com

SINGAPORE - Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced the launch of the free agoda.com Facebook Booking Button (BE3) for

Cape Town Tourism’s Facebook fan pages surpasses quarter million

Cape Town Tourism’s Facebook fan page, I ♥ Cape Town, has surpassed a quarter of a million fans.

Making appropriate use of Facebook as a national tourism agency

It was in mid-2010 when Prime Minister David Cameron highlighted that Britain is about to enter a decade of exceptional opportunity for tourism marketing.

Africa: Ten years on since eTN debut

This week, eTurboNews is looking back at a decade of success, having grown from strength to strength and established itself as a friend of those destinations which 10 years ago were not exactly in the

Centara launches Facebook happy holiday photo competition

Centara Hotels & Resorts has launched a photo competition on its Facebook page in which guests have their own favorite holiday photos voted for online, with the winners receiving luxury holidays as pr

The 5 golden rules of social media ROI

Facebook page? Check! Twitter account and dedicated hastags? Check! Competitions, discounts, and giveaways? Check! Any real, measurable, and abundant ROI from social media campaigns? … erm, guys?

Missing US ‘Facebook tourist’ found in Wales

A US tourist who went missing after visiting Facebook friends in Wales has been found safe and well, say police.

Seychelles carnival welcomes addition of UK groups

The excitement surrounding the “Carnaval International de Victoria” seems to be spreading far and wide as Seychellois communities overseas embrace the event with as much enthusiasm as the crowd ba

Father responds to Facebook rant by shooting daughter’s laptop in YouTube...

A father, while fixing his daughter’s laptop, inadvertently reads her Facebook post, ranting about how terrible it is that she has to do her household chores.

Social media exposes racist attitudes in Kenya

(eTN) - The tourism industry in Kenya, both private and public sector, are investigating claims made over the Christmas and New Year period, when African Kenyans went public on Twitter and Facebook, n