1) Something is happening very fast and it is happening on Twitter again!
Sunday I asked around if anybody on Twitter had a hotel suggestion near Visp or Brig for a friend.
During a skiing holiday in Zermatt the wife of one of my friends became ill and was transported by helicopter from Zermatt to Visp were she was operated in the local hospital. My friend wanted a hotel for a couple of days in the neighborhood for her to be able to recover and to be nearer to the hospital than in Zermatt. Since he knows that we travel that area annually, he asked for some suggestions for a hotel.
I did some research with Booking, Tripadvisor and Vibeagent and based on their rankings came with the following suggestions:
- Hotel Ambassador in Brig
- Hotel de Londres in Brig
- The new Turm Hotel in GrÃ¤chen, a little village around the corner in the narrow valley on the road to Zermatt and Saas Fee
Today my friend e-mailed me that he liked the Turm Hotel and the little village of GrÃ¤chen and was anticipating the hospital release of his wife tomorrow.
In the meantime several of my Twitterfollowers gave me some ideas to look at. One of them @WouterBlok made up the hash tag #travelbytwitter.
2) Today all of a sudden the idea exploded more or less on twitter.
Wherivebeen suggested #traveltuesday and it was picked up by some traveltwitterati and caused an avalanche of travel suggestions. Am curious where this is heading.
Wherivebeen posted already a blogpost about it Where I’ve Been introduces #traveltuesday worth reading!
3) In the meantime
Since January we have seen growing #tbex the twitterchat channel for the ning based travel bloggers community Travel Blog Exchange from nothing to 634 members in a couple of months, also by way of Twitter. Check it out! they will organize a Travel Bloggers Conference in Chicago.
Things go fast in twitterland!
Will travelblogging been killed? I don’t think so, but Twitter is a powerful tool for new inspiration. That’s for sure.