Twitter tips for #TravelTuesday

If you have been keeping up with the CruiseBuzz blog reports about Twitter then you may recall that I like to my offer my two cents worth about using social media tools and how they apply to the travel industry.  Since today is #TravelTuesday (note the hashtag),   I thought it fitting to explain this unique Twitter trend.

#TravelTuesday (note the hashtag) is a a big day for travelers.  On Twitter, it is a time for people, mostly bloggers, to tweet away recommendations for new friends to follow. Unlike #FollowFriday, #TravelTuesday is suppose to be for travel related tweets.

As a travel agent who uses social media to forge strategic partnerships, I like #TravelTuesday as a way to recommend people that I think are worth following and I also use #TravelTuesday to post tweets about cruise specials.

#TravelTuesday tips.

  1. Remember you only get 140 characters.
  2. In your recommendation, briefly tell why. For example: Follow @cruisebuzz because…
  3. Don’t use commas they take a lot of space. For example: These people know about cruising @cruiselog @cruiseguy  @buycruises #TravelTuesday
  4. Retweeting (the rt) is a fast way to reuse a lot of names. Remove your name from the retweet because it will show up twice.  If you are retweeting a retweet (the rt rt) make sure to delete one of the rt’s so that it only shows up once.

Feedback welcome.

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