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Would you try using twitter to find accommodations suggestions?

Apr 1st, 2009, 12:23 PM
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Would you try using twitter to find accommodations suggestions?

It has been suggested to me that twitter is absolutely the newest and best thing to use for marketing a place to stay. I am very unconvinced. Thoughts? Would you?
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Apr 1st, 2009, 12:38 PM
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Your title talks about "finding an accomodation"
Your text talks about "marketing a place to stay"

Which is it?

(Parenthetically, no twitter for me. I've got enough distractions)
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Apr 1st, 2009, 12:43 PM
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I'd use it to find out if anything was going on in the area, but not to find a hotel. Not in 140 byte snippets. Pictures.
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Apr 1st, 2009, 01:38 PM
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Sorry..all new to me with the terms. I have had innkeepers tell me I absolutely need this as everyone will use it. I just don't see it and wanted to ask the experts. Again, an accommodation would be marketing through twitter, travelers would look for accommodations throught twitter...or not. Just asking!
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Apr 1st, 2009, 02:16 PM
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Just as long as you don't market your b and b on fodor's forums, you can do whatever you want.
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Apr 1st, 2009, 02:19 PM
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I don't understand how this would work. You'd sign up for "Innkeeper tweets" and get messages 24 hours a day that say "We have rooms available in East Oshkosh!!" ? why would I want that? I cannot imagine ever voluntarily signing up for something that was planning to spam me. this is not useful. This is like asking me if I would watch a TV channel that was 100% commercials. Why would I do that?

maybe I'm missing the point?
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Apr 1st, 2009, 05:07 PM
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I take back my post. This piqued my interest and I tried twittering hotels. Many, many tweets. I'm going to use Twitter next time I go hotel hunting.

http://webtravelrob.blogspot.com/200...g-twitter.html

http://twitter.com/besthoteldeals

I guess I wouldn't look by description - photos, features, but first by location and price and then I'd go to the hotel's website.

For a hotelier, I think it's worth the effort. It's free and doesn't take much time to open an account and make a couple of tweets a day. Like Shaq says, if you have trouble putting together 140 characters, you shouldn't be tweeting.
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Apr 2nd, 2009, 04:24 AM
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Thanks fodorites! Still not convinced but feedback from those in the know is valuable for me! I would never try to advertise here...I know the rules!
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Apr 2nd, 2009, 05:28 AM
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Sorry, I have a life, but I'm sure you can reach out to a bunch of people in the 16-25 demographic.
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Apr 4th, 2009, 09:32 AM
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Ironically the ones who are most active in my innkeeping peer group happen to be in the much older age range...40-60's!
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