All posts tagged: destination locals

Tips on using social media to inspire and plan your next trip

We have all done it – “I’m just going online to check something quickly” and two hours later you have forgotten the reason that you went online in the first place!  Social media is a great distraction, but it can also be a useful tool to inspire and assist you in planning your dream holiday.  The time has come to think less guide book and more hash tag…because you know it’s all about that hash tag, #justsaying. Social media’s Big 5 in numbers… Facebook (connect) – 1.35+ billion monthly active users | billions of pieces of content shared monthly | growth has ↓ but engagement has ↑ You Tube (video) – 1 billion+ unique monthly user visits | 100 hours of video uploaded every minute | 6 billion hours of videos viewed monthly Instagram (image + video) – 300 million+ monthly active users | 70 million photos posted daily | significant ↑ in users (surpassing Twitter in 2013) Twitter (micro blogging) – 280+ million monthly active users | 500 million tweets sent per day | 80% of active users on mobile Pinterest (image book-marking) – 70 million+ active users | 80% of users are female …