[Infographic] How Social Media Is Transforming Travel

On a recent trip, even I was surprised to see how much social media has become a part of the travel process.

Checking in suddenly becomes more compelling when you have somewhere interesting to be (and new badges to earn.) An airline’s Twitter account is quicker and more efficient at disseminating information (and low fares.) Hotels connect with fans on Facebook.

Just how broad the impact of social media has been on travel, travel plans, travel habits and travel news is pretty staggering. The folks at new social travel start-up Tripl have slogged them all together into one stunning and handy infographic, below.

Do you take more social trips than you did a year or two ago? How do you use social media to create and share travel info?

[via TNW]

Kim LaCapria

Kim LaCapria is a social media enthusiast, long-time Inquisitr.com writer and beauty and lifestyle industry expert. She covers a wide range of social media topics, with a particular interest in style-related apps and services. When not working, Kim can be found on Facebook and Pinterest, skating, and sneaking off to Spa Castle.


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