Whether you love to travel or you’re required to do so for work, you can make social media work for you! It can help you find the best deals on flights, hotels or car rentals, if you know where to look. Follow these top tips and let social media find you the best prices!
Use search and hashtags to find deals. You can use general hashtags like #traveldeals, #cheapflights, or #cheapairfare. Follow the airlines you like to fly on Twitter. Add those airlines to their own list so that you’re only checking them when you need them. You can find an alert for your city at Fly.com’s real time city alerts list. Follow aggregators who focus on tweeting the latest travel deals. There are accounts such as cheapestairfare, airfarewatchdog or Travelzoo.
If you’re a member of a loyalty program and ‘like’ that company’s facebook page, you will have access to special offers. Examples of that would be Hilton or the Hyatt Gold Membership. You can also use Facebook with sites like DealScoopr, which utilizes your Facebook friends to help you find deals.
Foursquare is often overlooked when traveling. You should search for any place you want to visit on Foursquare, as many have special offers or bonuses for checking in.
Written by Phyrra Nyx for Top Tier Media.