Smartphones, Social Media Not Important to Backpackers

Smartphones and social media are rarely used by 18-35 year old travellers when globetrotting, a breakthrough survey has revealed. A huge 73 per cent of backpackers say they favour word-of-mouth advice for travel recommendations and tips, compared to an out-voted 14 per cent who believe social media is the answer to backpackers’ dreams. Blogging, whose […]

How Expedia Plans to Make Travel More Social

On a recent Monday afternoon, executives at online travel agency Expedia invited 16 bloggers for lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Seattle’s trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood. The steak burritos and green chile enchiladas were richly aromatic, but the bloggers had caught a whiff of something even more tantalizing: money. The lunch, along with meetings with […]