Use Social Media for your Travel Research

Hi Welcome to my travel/social media blog. I’d like to kick off with a travel tip for you all. You’ve decided that Phuket is the holiday destination for you, so when researching where to stay, why not check out social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as most of the hotels and resorts on your short list will have a presence there.

Most people when researching their chosen holiday destination on line will visit travel review sites such as Tripadvisor, but many have not even considered seeing what other people are saying about a particular hotel or resort on Facebook or Twitter?

Often, you will have a hotel or resort in your mind and although the review sites have helped narrow down your search, it can be really useful to start a conversation with someone who has already stayed at the hotel to seek out their opinion on any questions you may have.

Whilst Tripadvisor does have a forum for answering such questions, a resort’s Facebook page can be the place to quickly obtain exactly the information you require. Often, if you post a message on the wall of the Facebook page, in next to no time, a fellow guest is only to happy to assist, as illustrated in my example below.

Thavorn Beach Village and Spa (TBV), Phuket, Thailand

Please click image to read guest comments

I think this instantaneous level of engagement is fantastic and helps personalise the whole process of travel research where often the reviews which help form the basis of your decisions are from anonymous sources with an axe to grand.

Roger

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About phuketno1island

hailing from Lincoln, UK, got sucked into Travel Social Media WhirlPool, washed up on Phuket, Thailand. Now trying my hand @ life in SE Asia

Posted on March 5, 2011, in Phuket, Social Media & Networks, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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