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How Resorts Are Using Social Media Marketing

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Social media is everywhere you look these days. Chances are you have a Facebook or Instagram account that you use regularly to interact with your friends and the world around you. People love sharing everything from their family photos, to where they’re out to dinner, to uploading a video from a concert they went to. So it’s no surprise that travel and vacation is a largely popular topic in the social media world.

Social Media Marketing for Travel

It’s highly likely that your social feeds are constantly filled with travel updates and photos. So it is no wonder that resort and hospitality brands have started engaging with social media marketing to interact with their guests and attract more visitors. As Millennials are starting to have families and play a big role in the travel and vacation scene, it is more important than ever that these hospitality brands “get hip” and join the social media craze.

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Traveling with a Real ID: 3 Changes to Expect

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If you’ve had to apply for a new license or renew your existing one recently, you’ve likely heard about the imminent arrival of the Real ID. Passed by Congress back in 2005, the Real ID Act resets the standards for state-issued forms of identification. Rules on Real ID requirements can differ depending on which state you reside in, but the jist is the same—at a certain point, you’ll need to switch to the Real ID in order to enjoy traveling.

Many questions come with the new forms of identification, that are already being heralded as a more official, more secure form of ID. We’ve done our homework to find three big changes that the new Real ID will bring, especially to the world of travel.

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Enter the Wild with These African Vacations!

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Unforgettable African Vacations

Imagine hearing a lion’s roar—not a recording or a reenactment but an actual first-hand roar—or being face to face with a six-ton, 11-foot-tall elephant. Imagine watching a leopard stealthily creep towards its prey, or a hippo happily swimming. Memories like these could be yours with the following African vacations:

The Best African Safari Vacations

Our staff at SMTN.com has compiled a list of amazing safaris with great resorts nearby, all of which would be perfect for your African safari vacation. We found some safaris with high chances of seeing the Big Five—elephants, rhinos, cape buffalo, lions, and leopards—as well as other incredible African animals. There may even be some you’ve never heard of!

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Hurricane Irma Damage Updates for Timeshare Owners

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Last week, Hurricane Irma brought devastating winds, rain, and storm surges to many popular travel destinations throughout Florida and the Caribbean. With the storm currently dissipating over the continental United States, many of the Western Hemisphere’s most frequented travel locales are dealing with the destruction left in the storm’s wake. Hurricane Irma damage extends from the Leeward Islands all the way to the Florida Panhandle, leaving many timeshare owners concerned about their home resorts and any impending alterations that may come with next year’s maintenance fees.

We’ve compiled a list of popular resorts and locations that have sustained significant damage for your convenience. For concise and accurate answers about any reservations you have made at your timeshare, reach out to your resort’s customer service department. This is a developing story, and we’ll update this post as the storm clears and more information about closures and damages is obtained.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with These 5 Destinations

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September marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for Americans from all walks to admire and acknowledge the impact of Hispanic cultures on our society. People may choose to celebrate the occasion differently, but we’re choosing to celebrate in our own unique way—by highlighting some of the best Hispanic destinations and cultures to spend your next vacation!

These Hispanic travel destinations will help you get in touch with the intricate and colorful cultures that form North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean and Europe. Each spot is unique in its own way, offering exemplary cuisine, unbelievable natural sites, unbeatable cities and cultural attractions, and more. Check out these five destinations to witness the very best in Hispanic heritage and to get the vacation experience of a lifetime.

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