Ah Twitter. A place for cute gifs, witty remarks, and a certain orange tinted world leader to shout into the void.
We know its good for getting your business out there and having a laugh, but did you know it’s also a great source of information for travel agents?
Well, now you do. Check out this list of great accounts to follow and keep yourself informed and entertained. Who knew you could have both?
Sydney Airport travel assistant @flySYD
Sydney airport has introduced a handy as heck flight assistant to give you real-time flight updates.
You can also send a tweet to @flySYD with your flight number and you’ll get an automated reply with your flight status.
Flight Radar 24 @flightradar24
2017 Flightradar24 Tracking Statistics
58,988,624 total flights
High: 24 Aug—190,003
Low: 25 Dec—101,511
A huge thank you to everyone who is hosting an ADS-B receiver or who has built their own to contribute to the Flightradar24 network. Here's to an even more successful 2018! pic.twitter.com/f7CyO0EDZh
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 2, 2018
Flight Radar 24 posts some lovely photos, facts, and live air updates about service changes, delays, cancellations and big moments from its 417 thousand followers.
Flight Radar 24 posts an update every time there is an emergency landing or route change so it’s a great way to keep on top of any unexpected travel adjustments.
Smart Traveller @Smarttraveller
Cyclone Gita is expected to hit New Zealand on Tuesday. If you’re in New Zealand, monitor local media for updates and follow the instructions of local authorities. https://t.co/D1oId7UxyJ
— Smartraveller (@Smartraveller) February 18, 2018
Smart Traveller, as you will probably know, is the Australian government’s travel advisory and consular information service.
You’re probably familiar with their email service and have probably told many a client to register with them to get safety updates while on holiday.
Their twitter is super useful in that it keeps you up to date with ALL the goings on that might affect travel plans, including terrorist threats, natural disasters, event information and local customs.
CLIA Global @CLIAGlobal
— CLIA Australasia (@CLIAAustralasia) February 19, 2018
Besides seeing beautiful photos like this one on your feed, following the Cruise Lines Internationa Association Twitter account will keep you up to date with everything happening on the water.
CLIA’s Twitter is also the only place agents can find out about giveaways throughout Cruise Month in October.
American Society of Travel Agents @ASTAAgents
[Webinar] Join us Tues, Feb. 20th at 2 PM ET as we take you through what you can expect at ASTA Destination Expo 2018. BONUS: We’re giving away one round-trip BUSINESS CLASS airline ticket on Turkish Airlines to one lucky attendee. RSVP now at https://t.co/QM3exybydc #ASTAADE pic.twitter.com/O33XbJXY5M
— ASTA (@ASTAAgents) February 15, 2018
The American Society of Travel Agents Twitter account is a good source of industry news and events.
For and Australian spin, check out the Australian Federation of Travel Agents Twitter feed.
And of course, if you want to keep up with all the latest travel industry news and events, plus some bonus Ryan Gosling gifs, follow us on Twitter!
— Travel Weekly (@travelweeklyaus) February 20, 2018