Scoop it First: Tip-of-the-Day #200


It’s true! I've blogged about it before, but Twitter has definitely become the hottest destination for gathering the “scoop” on airline, hotel and local attraction steals and deals. And this is stuff that apparently can’t be found via opt-in email – for now anyway.

Seems people are subscribing to business tweets to get their scoop but are also using the power of their extended network of friends and followers to solicit answers to questions and queries for special deals (like: "Help! Does anyone out there know if United takes upgrade coupons at the gate??"). Further, some folks are actually contacting companies’ customer service via twitter and getting faster response times than the traditional phone queue. Brilliant!

Twitter has made it easier than ever to search for attractions, destinations and even specific companies, so if you’re not eager to sign up for a barrage of ongoing updates, you may also dabble in Twitter and just seek out the tweets of interest on your terms.

Oh, and if you are a constant traveler (business or pleasure) you may find some value in following travel writers and other travelers on Twitter (Conde Nast published an interesting article in April of this year).

Keep your finger on the pulse of all that’s beating online; Twitter is strangely emerging as the leader in this space.

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