Posted by Gio Palatucci
How do you conduct travel research? Do you... pick up a guidebook? Call a travel agent? Send a tweet out into the Twitterverse? A recent report released by IBM’s Institute for Business Value indicates that more people are doing the latter. In fact, “twenty-eight percent of travelers begin their search with social media, travel opinion websites, and general search engines.”
Social networking sites, like Twitter, can be great for trip planning. And you don’t have to limit yourself to asking the people on these networks that you know personally. I’m planning a spring trip to Portland, Oregon, and although I haven’t purchased a plane ticket yet, I’ve already amassed a laundry list of things to see and do just by crowd sourcing on Twitter.
Here are five ways to use Twitter to plan your next trip:
How do you use Twitter or other social networks to plan your trips? Share your stories with me in the comments section below.
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