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Facebook removes French town’s page, confusing it for an English swearword

Facebook has been left red-faced after making social media management a bitch for the town of Bitche by removing its page.

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Technology

Intrepid co-founder backs the Pinterest of travel apps

The social media platform claims to be the first to let users share travel-specific content to create real-world itineraries.

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Solomon Islands’ tourism board urges government to reconsider planned Facebook ban

The destination’s government ministers appear to have rocks in their heads, judging by this ridiculous plan.

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Travel Agents

Local travel agency loses defamation case over comment in Facebook group

A Sydney-based agency has been forced to pay legal costs after losing a court case against a woman who made negative comments about it in a Facebook group.

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“Must be having a laugh!”: STA Travel’s social media screw-up

We don’t want to jump the gun on this one, but we reckon this is the most unfortunate social media blunder since Donald Trump’s infamous “covfefe” tweet.

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Tourism

Darwin ‘travel bubble’ post ignites golden roast battle between ABC’s Facebook pages

by Christian Fleetwood

Was it ever meant to be taken seriously? We’ll never know, but this travel bubble post has given us the best Facebook beef we’ve seen in years.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand expertly trolls ignorant customer on Facebook

We are pretty sure Air New Zealand just won troll of the year. Click here if you like watching racists getting taken down in the comment section.

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Technology

Airbnb, Vrbo hosts in hot water for naming and shaming guests on Facebook

Hosts of short-term rental properties have been sharing images of guests along with their names and personal information online, with some making racist comments and revealing guests’ sexual orientations.

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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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Destinations

Aussies urged not to travel to Lombok as quake death toll hits 347

Tourists are continuing to flee Lombok as DFAT urges Aussies to reconsider their plans to travel to the Indonesian Island.

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Technology

“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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Will Facebook be the guidebook of the future?

We consulted our futurist friend, Michael McQueen to find out what threat online travel platforms really pose.

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