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Aviation

Indonesian airline bans inflight filming, reportedly threatens to sue influencer

A travel blogger may be facing defamation charges after making fun of a handwritten menu he was presented on a flight.

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Technology

“You cannot ignore the magnitude of influence”: Agency boss’ Instagram warning

Don’t consider Instagram as a powerful force in the travel industry. Well, a prominent agency boss has warned you to think again.

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Tourism

Aussies requiring US visas will be forced to disclose social media account info

Fortunately, travellers will not be required to disclose their internet search histories to US immigration authorities.

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Travel Agents

AGENT GUIDE: Five tips for selling on social

Struggle to distinguish between Facebook and Instagram? Signed up to Tinder to promote your business? You best get reading this.

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Travel Agents

“People want to know the truth”: Virtuoso’s Michael Londregan

by Ali Coulton

Virtuoso’s APAC managing director has warned an increasing demand for brand transparency could have “huge ramifications” for travel providers.

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Everything you need to know about the influencer marketing boom

by Amelia de Normann

Still unsure how half the people on your Instagram feed can afford to travel and eat out 24/7? Allow us to introduce you to the influencer market.

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Cruise

Exclusive with RCL’s new vice president, Susan Bonner: “We are not all just the same big white ships”

Royal Caribbean’s new Aussie MD cured our Mondayitis with her soothing talk about ships cruising through pristine water. Though, it may be the four coffees we had that got us there in the end.

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Airbnb’s most liked experiences on Instagram

Check out some of the world’s most Insta worthy travel experiences! We promise there’s plenty of pretty pictures to help you get through your Tuesday.

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Travel Agents

ATTN Agents: Here’s why you should make social media your BFF

by Sara Axelrod

Sara Axelrod, COO of Local Measure, on how agents and hoteliers can harness the power of social media. Sadly, gifs and memes did not get a mention.

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“Live it, don’t just look at it!” Barry Mayo talks social media and experiential travel

We chatted with Mayo about how agents can get the most out of social media. To our dismay, posting hundreds of pictures of our dog was not one of his recommendations.

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Tourism

This bootcamp promises a career as a travel influencer

by Tara Harrison

This one-day workshop teaches you all the nitty-gritty details behind a career as a travel influencer. Personally, we only use Instagram to look at two things: dogs and food.

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Carnival offers free trip for teen’s Snapchat handle

The cruise line offered the 15-year-old a free trip in exchange for his Snapchat handle. Meanwhile, we’re still mesmerised by the dog filter.

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