CoMMingle by Lodging Interactive Introduces Its Social Media Connector Toolbar for Hotels

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CoMMingle, the social media marketing division of Lodging Interactive, an award winning Interactive and Social Media Marketing Agency exclusively servicing the hospitality industry, today introduced its Social Media Connector Toolbar for hotels.  The Social Media Connector Toolbar enables hotel websites to ‘pull in’ social media website content maximizing on-site visitor time.

“With the introduction of our CoMMingle Social Media Connector Toolbar properties can now present their social media content and user generated reviews on their own websites maximizing their website visitor retention,” said Mr. DJ Vallauri, Founder & President of Lodging Interactive, CoMMingle’s parent company.

While the CoMMingle Social Media Connector Toolbar can be customized to pull in any website content, the standard configuration includes:

• Hotel’s Trip Advisor user reviews
• Hotel’s Expedia user reviews
• Hotel’s Yelp! user reviews
• Hotel’s Google Places page
• Hotel’s Facebook business page
• Hotel’s Twitter feed
• Hotel’s YouTube videos

 Sample CoMMingle Social Media Connector Toolbar:

 

 

 

Hotel’s Facebook wall posts are presented:

 

 

 

Hotel’s Google Places page information is presented:

 

 

 

 

Hotel’s Expedia user reviews are presented:

 

 

Visit http://www.thewilshiregrandhotel.com/ to view the CoMMingle Social Media Connector Toolbar in a live environment.

 The CoMMingle Social Media Connector Toolbar is a value added service for  CoMMingle clients and is offered at no additional charge.

For more information on how your hotel can benefit from the CoMMingle Social Media Marketing Services, please visit http://www.CoMMingle.me or call us at 877-291-4411.

Delta, American airlines pull fares off some travel sites

"Travelers wanting to book a flight online will find fewer options now that two of the nation's biggest airlines have stripped their fares from some travel sites.

Those looking to fly on American can no longer book trips on Orbitz as of Dec. 21, while Delta stopped allowing three websites — CheapOAir.com, OneTravel.com, and BookIt.com — to list its flights after Dec. 17.

It's a move that more airlines may follow in an effort to cut costs, promote their brand and increase their ability to sell aspects of the travel experience that bolster the bottom line, some travel experts say. But some industry observers worry that the winnowing of booking outlets could ultimately make it harder for consumers to find the best deal."

Read more at www.usatoday.com

Facebook Leaps Ahead of Yahoo in Video Referrals

"Facebook’s rivalry with Google seemed to attract the most headlines in 2010, especially when the social network stole the crown of site users were spending the most time on. But Facebook has also trounced Yahoo a great deal this year — first in display impressions and now in video referrals."

Read more by Gavin Dunaway at www.adotas.com

CoMMingle by Lodging Interactive Rolls Out Facebook Social Media Marketing Applications for Hotels

 

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PARSIPPANY, NJ , January 4, 2011 – CoMMingle, the social media marketing division of Lodging Interactive the award winning Interactive and Social Media Marketing Agency, exclusively servicing the hospitality industry, today announced the roll out of its Facebook social media marketing applications for the hospitality industry.

“Since the launch of our CoMMingle Social Media Marketing division last year, we have deployed new and innovative ways for hotels to market themselves via the leading social media networks”, stated Mr. DJ Vallauri, Founder & President of Lodging Interactive, CoMMingle’s parent company.  “Facebook presents a tremendous opportunity for hotels to build their brands online and to engage in a manner that builds loyalty.”

CoMMingle’s Facebook full-service marketing applications include:
• Hotel Sweepstakes and Contests
• Photo Showcase
• YouTube Video Channel
• Twitter Feed Showcase
• Blog RSS Feed Showcase
• Email Sign Up
• Google Interactive Mapping
• Exclusive Fan Offers
• Welcome / First Impression Video Landing Page
• Yelp Real Time Hotel Reviews

Since its launch hardly 6 years ago, Facebook has continued to experience meteoric growth. In 2008, Facebook had the ninth highest visitor count and in 2009, it took third place and in 2010, it claimed the top spot on the Internet; surpassing Google. “With over 500,000 online users, hoteliers must deploy consistent social media marketing tactics to ensure they become and remain visible on Facebook,” added Mr. Vallauri. “Engaging with Facebook followers through social methods builds hotel awareness, grows viral marketing, creates guest loyalty and produces sales.”

CoMMingle by Lodging Interactive recently launched a Valentines Day contest for the Flatotel located in New York City.  The contest encourages visitors to ‘Like’ the hotel page and to share their wedding proposal or engagement story.  The Facebook winner will receive a two nights stay and dinner for two.

 

 

For more information on how your hotel can benefit from the CoMMingle Social Media Marketing Services, please visit http://www.CoMMingle.me or call us at 877-291-4411.

Report: Understanding online travel marketing trends

"The standout statistics from the bigmouthmedia Online Travel Report 2011 indicate that enthusiasm for the nascent social media and mobile channels is set to continue unabated, with social strategies taking a larger share of budgets than email marketing for the first time."

via www.hotelmarketing.com

read the full report: www.bigmouthmedia.com