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budget travel — By Abbie Mood on May 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm
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Why Budget Travelers Should Follow Hotels on Twitter

Celebrities, athletes, your mother… it seems as though just about everyone has joined the Twitter craze, and hotel chains are no different.  As people and businesses are realizing the power of social media, they are reaching out and advertising through platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

What does that mean for travelers?

It means that deals with your favorite hotel chains are easier than ever to find, and they are short and to the point (140 characters or less actually) without all the “fluff” that can be found in traditional advertising methods.  They also will tweet perks or useful information about their hotel and services.

I’ve come up with a great list of hotels to check out.  Don’t forget to look up and add your own favorites!

  • Marriott International
    Recent deal (5/17): “The BODY WORLDS & The Brain Exhibit stops in Calgary. We’ve got weekend VIP passes, part of a package deal. http://bit.ly/bldrV9.”
  • Fairmont Hotels
    Recent deal: “Buy 2 nights @ $199/night, get 3rd free @ Fairmont Chateau Whistler.  Tomorrow’s last day to book. http://bit.ly/cwr199.” Note:  This deal was from 5/18, so you can still book it through 5/19.
  • Kimpton Hotels
    Recent perk tweet: “Staying with us Sat night? #BetterSleep month=Sunday Sleep-Ins at Kimpton. Remember to request late check upon arrival for extra shut eye.”
  • Hilton Hotels
    Recent deal (5/18): “Show your boarding pass into OC at #Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport and receive a $25 credit and wireless internet! http://bit.ly/bFyXcz.”
  • mamaison Hotels
    Recent deal (5/12): “Don’t miss it – Fringe Festival in Prague (28/05 – 05/06). Save 15% with promo code “Fringe10” at Mamaison. www.mamaison.com.”

Photo Credit: respres on Flickr



    3 Comments

  • Hi Abbie,

    It’s great to have such a topic. I’m looking forward to read your posts… Still, isn’t $200/night a bit too hight price for budget?

  • Abbie says:

    Hi Alexandre,

    Thanks for your comment! My goal with the budget site is to also cover travel deals, and while $200/night might not necessarily be budget, $133/night (3 nights (2 nights + 1 free)/$400) is a pretty good deal for a stay at a really nice hotel!

    ~Abbie

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