Social media and the travel industry get along very well. While on holiday more and more people share their photo’s and video’s on social networking websites. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are becoming a main source for holiday makers to share and find inspiration for their trips. Traveler engagement has therefore become a hot topic and companies can easily ride along this trend of sharing on social media.
74% of travelers
actively use social media while on holiday
Together with Schiphol Airport we developed a good example of social media travel and visitor engagement. Schiphol is the biggest airport in the Netherlands, located close to Amsterdam, and one of the biggest in Europe. In December we turned Schiphol into a social media airport when we launched the campaign ‘Schipholidays’.
Waiting travelers were able to send their loved ones holiday greetings on social media with the hashtag #schipholidays. The messages were then featured on big Snipperwall screens around the airport. The campaign was a huge success and waiting around the airport was a lot less boring.