Since its birth in 2006 Twitter has been changing

Since its birth in 2006 Twitter has been changing

first_imgSince its birth in 2006, Twitter has been changing the way we surf the online waves, arranging tweet-ups with Astronauts on the International Space Station and sharing in real time, the divorce of Demi Moore.It’s no surprise then that Twitter is also revolutionising the way we travel, serving up everything from cut-price international flights to girl-only getaways, in 140 characters or less. With that in mind here are the Top 10 Twitter Travel Gurus, online to save you time, money and stress. 10. @nycgo This is the avatar of the tourism and marketing team promoting New York City with feeds on freebie musical festivals overlooking the Hudson, the tastiest new restaurants popping up in Greenwich Village, budget travel tips for backpackers exploring the big apple and accommodation recommendations for everyone. Better yet, these guys track in real time where the big Hollywood studios are filming in the city, giving you a chance to run along, get a glimpse of the stars, be involved as an extra and tweet everything about your experience.Rob Savage (@robble1) is a London based journalist and a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, specialising in travel to Europe and the USA.10ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedA budgeter’s guide to booking aheadYou’ve booked the best deal on your flights and hotel, and the excitement is brimming… now what? Here are seven ways a little pre-holiday planning can save you money and have you breezing past the queues. 1. Book the essentials Photo credit: Austin Neill These are the items you can’t…Travel bloggers fall in love on TwitterShe was a travel blogger, he was a travel blogger too.10 best backpacking tips and tricksTen essential backpacking tips; from how to pack, to how to save cash on the road. 7. @NatGeoTraveler National Geographic championed sustainable travel before it became cool and contrary to the stunning magazine front covers, they don’t just do this with photographs. The articles, exposés and travel advice, pack just as big a punch – with a wonderful aftertaste of wanderlust. @NatGeoTraveler is the primary Twitter avatar but also worth a follow are National Geographic’s Senior Producer @SeaFox4 and Associate Producer @AndreaLeitch – the Twitter team behind this guide.8. @SimonCalder If you’ve never heard of Simon Calder he’s an epic TV travel personality, the Senior Travel Editor at The Independent, a regular keynote speaker at London’s humongous World Travel Market and an all round, worldly expert. He also refuses all freebies offered to him from the travel trade, pays his way and makes a name by experiencing a location like a local. If you like your travel advice served up with a healthy portion of reality and no PR blurb, you’ll like the tweets of Simon Calder.9. @FrommersTravelBorn out of America but with a global focus, Frommer’s is a travel brand that took a leap from being a regular travel guide in print, to a multi-media resource, without missing the landing strip. On Twitter you can follow the many links to the abundance of free content offered online, with a rich variety of subject matter – ranging from 20 ways to recreate movie magic on your travels, to the most fabulous, and affordable places to eat in Paris. On Twitter and on the Frommer’s website, there are also hefty resources dedicated to disabled, family, gay and lesbian, single, student, and female travel. 1. @twitchhiker Back in 2009 a man by the name of Paul Smith from the north of England, used Twitter to travel around the world without spending a single penny. Known as the Twitch Hiker, Paul only accepted offers of accommodation and travel from the generous folks on Twitter, never planning more than three-days in advance. Miraculously he made it all the way to New Zealand – a feat explained in his tweets and also a book, which shares the same name as his online avatar. He is definitely one to follow if you fancy a free ride.2. @lonelyplanetThe travel guides of Lonely Planet have not only conquered the travel world, but also the Twittersphere with affiliated writers and broadcasters spreading the word in every time zone, every day. You can enjoy award winning Lonely Planet travel podcasts on Twitter from @indietravel, affiliated Guardian newspaper columns from London based Lonely Planet man @tomhalltravel and free travel app download promotions. In summary you’re guaranteed to find a useful travel tweet from this powerhouse of on-the-road resources.3. @HuffPostTravel Anyone with a brain and an appreciation of entertainment derived from satirical sources, loves the Huffington Post. The corresponding travel section on Twitter serves up the same vein of journalistic excellence and is championed by Senior Editor @HintMan also known as Chris C. Anderson, who has a passion for travel that never fails to shine through in 140, carefully chosen characters. He’s also an expert on Asia and an avid film fanatic which makes for a nice variety of Twitter tips.4. @Amanda_StathamShe’s the travel editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, a champion of female hoteliers and an oracle of insider information when it comes to celebrities on holiday. Even with such a busy schedule she still finds the time to engage her five and a half thousand, followers online. Throw in expert travel tips for female travellers, a wicked sense of humour, an extensive knowledge of all things wedding related and a penchant for bargain holiday hunting, and you’re all set for a waterfall of sweet tweets.5. @SkyscannerA refreshing change from the online, airline search engines that spout a relentless Twitter torrent of deals, @Skyscanner mixes a hefty division of travel resources with real time customer query help. With a quick push of the Follow button you can learn vicariously how to book round the world tickets on the cheap, pick a last minute holiday spot from the hottest new destination guides and read fun top 10 travel articles – just like this. As an authority on everything travel-related, from how to get around when there’s industrial action at the airport to protected foodstuffs such as the Cornish Pasty, you’ll definitely learn something from this feed.6. http://@martindunfordHe’s a founder of the Rough Guides, he changed the books you pop in your backpack forever and now he’s an independent publisher, taking his expertise on independent travel to a whole new level. He’s also still as inspired now as he was in 1981 when the first Rough Guide was in the works with Mark Cunningham, in Greece during the first democratic elections since the end of the military government. Martin hasn’t lost a jot of the excitement that comes from writing from the front lines and you’ll see that shining through on Twitter.last_img

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