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Marketing and Media

Understand how the travel industry both understands and communicates to consumers using emerging technology and the best legacy methods

Search Marketing Strategies for Travel Brands

For the travel industry, online search is in the middle of significant transformations. From the mobile-first milieu to the evolving concepts of search and commerce, attribution and product-level innovation, avenues to reach travelers via search marketing are moving toward a future that brands can’t afford to bypass or ignore.

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How Tech Is Changing the Way Millennials Do Business Travel

Building products around and marketing to the next generation of business travelers will not be an easy task. Social, fickle, design-centric and narcissistic, Millennials demand the highest of product standards while resisting traditional marketing methods. In this report, we’ll look at some of the success stories and trends facing the industry as the next generation of travelers comes of age.

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Digital Video Marketing Strategies for Travel Brands

Over the past ten years, digital video has matured and permeated the social sharing and mobile viewing environments. As ad products evolve to make video more interactive and audience more targetable, travel brands need to rethink their content mix to stay relevant.

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Mobile First and the Silent Traveler in 2015

In this study, we look at what silent travelers are doing, where they are going, and how they are getting there. What can brands do to reach them in-trip and at-destination? This report dives into demographics, travel trends, and best practices for seeking the often younger, tech-savvy, and business/leisure-combining travel consumer.

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Content Marketing Strategies for Airlines

Content has historically put airlines at the cutting edge of the travel sector, with carriers setting many content management precedents, well ahead of grounded brands. While the world's leading carriers and flagship brands have always been content producers, they have become more sophisticated introducing innovative approaches to content production and media utilization.

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Inbox Strategies: The State of E-Mail Marketing in the Travel Industry

A look at the present — and future — of e-mail marketing for travel brands. From responsive design and targeted sendings, to pushed content and pulling travelers into a fluid cross-channel narrative — e-mail marketers are steering the industry's course toward more reliable conversions, more of the time.

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Facebook Strategies for Travel Brands

A major shift took place two years ago that caused travel brands to lament the dwindling access to consumers through Facebook. Paid reach beat out organic reach and brands realized that they don’t have much of a choice but to stay put. As consumers drift into other branches of this multi-pronged platform, smart brands are keeping one eye on the data that matters and the other, on greener pastures.

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Content Marketing Strategies for Hospitality Brands

Over the last decade, the world’s most innovative hotels and hotel brands have developed as portals into their destinations’ local communities. To communicate that experience to guests, hotels are developing sophisticated online content marketing that positions the hotel as a character in a traveler’s journey.

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Content Marketing Trends for Innovative Tourism Boards

Destinations have always been in the content marketing business, but they are now getting more creative in both how content is produced and distributed. Learn how top brands are making engaging, high-quality articles and videos, where they’re placing the content for maximum views, and how they’re measuring the impact of their efforts.

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Instagram Strategies for Travel Brands

Travelers are looking to their social networks for inspiration and recommendations, before, during and after their vacations. User generated content is native to Instagram. Consequently, it is becoming the most effective marketing platforms in the evaluation stage—one step away from the purchase decision.

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Social Media Customer Service in the Travel Industry

With a the growing amount of technology platforms to reach brands, social media has become an important space for customer service. In order to keep up with the popularity of these platforms and increasing amount of social interactions, brands are adapting by structuring their teams and departments to deal with volumes of inquiries in a personalized way.

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The Rise of the Silent Traveler: Reaching Out to the Mobile-First Travel Consumer

The silent traveler turns to their mobile devices, instead of in-person interaction, for highly personalized responses to in-trip challenges. In this report, we examine the changes that these customers are creating across industry verticals — and we look at the important opportunities they now present to travel brands that can adapt to their dynamic and evolving expectations.

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