Content Discovery Smackdown: Hootsuite vs. Buffer vs. KloutContent Marketing Minds: Ingredients of the Tastiest Content [Nutrition Label]From the Corn Field to the Digital Era: Content Marketing Starts with TrustContent Marketing: Is 2014 Really Shaping Up to Be the Year of Video?
Your Customers Aren’t Listening! How to Create Consumer Dialogue that Converts4 Tools for Nonprofit Social Listening and Reputation ManagementThe Promising Role of Social Listening in Treating Health IssuesThe Importance of Social Listening for Brands
- Public Relations
Facebook Testing a Way for Users to Buy Products on the Platform7 Website Tips to Attract More Shoppers to Your PagesHow eCommerce, Augmented and Virtual Reality Will Redefine the Retail ExperienceSearch Query Analysis to Increase eCommerce Website Conversions
- Content Marketing
Technology & Data
Social Startups: Bizible Connects All the Dots from Marketing Contributions to RevenueCreating the Perfect Profile for Your Social Media Marketing EffortUsing GPS and Localization for Social AnalyticsAnalytics and Prospect Intel: Discovering Your Ideal Prospect
- Big Data
- Tech & Innovation
3 Security Risks You’re Taking Every Day While Using Social MediaShould the President Have the Power to "Pull the Plug" on the Internet?How Safe is Your WordPress Website From Hackers and Other Malicious Attacks?
- Software & Tools
- Small Business
- Social Organization
Celebrating the Grand Re-Launch of Social Media Today! SBH Podcast Episode 8Why Should You Care If Your Employees Are Thought Leaders?Beyond Engagement: The Art of Managing Social-Media Risk in Employee Advocacy
Why All-in-One Social Media Management Systems Don't Cut It for Social Customer ServiceWhat You Should Know About Customer, Digital, and Contextual ExperienceSurging into Q3: How to Make It Better Than Q2Is How You Serve Your Customers Costing You Business?
Join us September 15th in Atlanta for The Employee Advocacy Summit and learn how to unleash the power of your employees.
Post your event here and we'll share it with our community. If one of our members is featured, we'll promote as well on their profile.
- Marketplace & Webinars
The SMT Marketplace
Your resource for exclusive content and insights from Social Media Today, and opportunities to reach our community of professionals.
The Social Business Book Club brings you books, discussions, and insights from today's to business thought leaders.
Join interactive talks and and panel discussions with leading thinkers and practitioners on social media and networked business, or browse the catalogue of recorded sessions - all completely free.
Reach Social Media Today's community of marketing and communications professionals in an editor-approved context with a native advertising package.
Top Travel App Innovations That Will Change The Way You Travel in 2014
Posted on December 9th 2013
When it comes to planning a vacation or quick weekend getaway, travelers have the option of using a variety of amazing new apps and websites to assist in the search for the best deals, destinations and more. From sites that find and compare the lowest airfares and last minute hotel accommodations, to apps that guide you through your travels and suggestions for restaurants and must-sees, startups are continuing to “wow” the online travel space with new ways to ease travel for consumers.
As technology continues to evolve the travel industry, these five apps will help you manage your weight on the road and help you travel with friends without stressing over email planning overload.
Flights With Friends (www.FlightsWithFriends.com)
This website focuses on group travel, and makes it easier for flights and hotels for large groups (friends/family) to book their trip together by listing all travel options onto one page for all involved in the arrangement to see (this includes all flight hotel accommodation, car rental options, etc).
At any given moment, travel can often be unpredictable which can lead to altered plans and trip cancelations. With this situation, travelers may find themselves paying for items they will not be using, i.e. a nonrefundable hotel room. Acting as the “stub-hub” for the hotel industry, Roomer allows travelers who are unable to use their hotel room, to list it on the website at a discounted price, giving spontaneous travelers who are looking for a last minute deal, the opportunity to purchase the room. It’s a safe and effective travel solution for the seller as it reduces the cost of cancelling their hotel room, and for buyers, it offers hotel accommodations at a discounted price.
This website allows for users to search for the “happiest” flight accommodations for them. After typing in travel dates and the destination, this website informs users of the airline and route that will make the travelers the “happiest.” Happy factors include flights that have larger seats, nicer planes, certain accommodations, entertainment and more.
For those on vacation who are conscious about gaining a few extra pounds, MenuStat provides users with nutrition information on over 35,000 menu items, providing the sugar, fat and salt content at major restaurants around the country.
This app is perfect for those travelers who want to organize their travel plans and itinerary into one place. Users can upload flight and hotel confirmations and store them into the app, as well as sync their own Google and iCould calendars.
Photo Credit: Travel Apps/shutterstock