Social media is one of those things we all use on a daily basis and we often forget it’s a great vacation planning tool. Here are some tips on how to help with your planning using social media.
POST A STATUS UPDATE ON FACEBOOK
Ask your friends about their favorite holiday spot on your personal Facebook page. You’re likely to see photos, read stories, and your friends may even link you to the resort they’ve been staying at. This doesn’t mean you have to reveal the dates you’re going to be gone, it’s all about getting the conversation going. And let’s face it, when it comes to recommending a spot for your next holiday, our friends will be honest with you.
SEARCH HASHTAGS ON INSTAGRAM
Instagram is the perfect place to keep track of your holiday ideas. Key in the hashtag you want to visit. Type #Iowa if you want to visit Iowa. Here you’ll find a number of posts shared by others showing Iowa. You might want to go to Singapore #Singapore, key in the hashtag. These may not be the official hashtags for these destinations, but they may be the keywords used by other travelers, like yourself. There was that one time when my husband and I found a dream holiday spot in Florida, all because of an Instagram hashtag search.
SEARCH HASHTAGS ON TWITTER
Type in a hashtag of a destination you would like to visit. Search #FindBestPark to find all things related to national parks. If you are looking for a particular attraction, you can often search for an attraction with a hashtag in front of it. Remember that tweets are short, as they are limited to 280 characters. Twitter is a quick, simple way to search out anything.
There you have it! These three tips will easily help you plan your next vacation. When you ask your friends and search out hashtags that interest you, things will come together nicely. Have you planned a vacation through social media? If so, I’d love to hear about your vacation.