5 Tips to Tweet Your Way to Better Travel for Less
May 17, 2010 6 Comments
Whether you travel for work or for fun, Twitter can help you get more out of your travel for less. So buckle up, read and go ~ you can thank me later!
#1 Twitter travel tip: Follow the travel cream of Twitter.
You can find the heavy hitters in travel industry by searching Twitter directories like wefollow, twellow or listorious. My absolute favorites are @SuuperG, @gotsaga, @goplanit, @flipbooks & @earthXplorer ~ check them out!
#2 Twitter travel tip: Get the most out of hashtags
Search feature on Twitter is far from perfect, so the best bet to find relevant content is to utilize hashtags. Just click on search and type in # with the keyword that you are interested in. By the same token, make sure your tweets contain hashtags, so that your tweets are easier to find! Some of the most popular keywords in travel are #travel #traveltips #deals #free #vacation #hotels #dining #FL #Orlando etc. To get more targeted results, combine the hashtags like “#travel #deals” or “#hotels #Orlando”.
#3 Twitter travel tip: Ask, Comment, Engage!!!
Let “Twitterverse” know you are going somewhere ahead of time. Let tweeple know what you are looking for. There are hotels, restaurants and other hospitality entities on Twitter who are eager to get your business, so if you speak up the chances are you may get a special deal or preferential treatment. If they won’t come up with it on their own, ask! If you have a special hotel/restaurant etc. in mind, go to their website and see if they have Twitter. If they do, tag them in your post (i.e. @hotelcalifornia) so that they for sure see your post. If you want to keep it “quiet” send a direct message, but be forewarned that many businesses don’t check their DMs, because of all the spam being sent there.
#4 Twitter travel tip: Create the “best-travel” list
Creating the list of your favorite tweeple who tweet about travel will help you stay organized. If you are a deal seeker, you may want to create travel-deal list and include all the tweeps who tweet about contests, coupons and other special promotions.
#5 Twitter travel tip: Follow the travel lists created by others
There are some great lists filled with travel wizards that other tweeters created. If it is a good list, it will most likely have many followers. How to find those? The easiest way is to go to http://www.listorious.com!
Hope this helps. You may now hit the Twitter road
Happy and safe travels, friends!