Want a fun way to learn and share travel tips? How about learn of travel deals? Better yet, have a chance to win great prizes! How? Twitter chats!
Chats on Twitter are a fun way to feel connected with fellow travelers, share advice and stories about travel, hear about some great deals, and maybe be the recipient of a twitter chat prize. The odds of winning the offered prize during a twitter chat are very good as the number of participants is usually less than 100 and many times much less.
How do you “chat” on Twitter? Assuming you have a Twitter account (if not, get a free account!), simply search on a twitter hashtag listed below based on the day and time the chat is scheduled. Search for the hashtag (#travelskills, for example) and watch the conversation on your screen. Post your responses to any of the questions appearing in the chat, or ask a question of your own (in the case of #TT / #TravelTuesday) especially. Or simply watch and learn. Though with the prizes offered in several of the chats listed here, you’ll want to submit an answer or two to be in the running for the prize.
Here are travel-related Twitter chats to participate in:
#TTOT Travel Talk on Twitter is at 9:30 AM & PM GMT every Tuesday. Their Facebook Page lists the hosts and topics. Enter your own desired topic for a chance to have it be on a future #TTOT chat.
2:00pm EST – #girlstravel with host @GoGirlOnline
2:00pm EST – #cruisechat
3:30pm EST – #nuts (Not-so Unusual Therapy Session) started by Mid Life Road Trip
4:00pm EST – #luxchat. Chat about luxury and fashion
All day: #TT / #TravelTuesday. Tweet about anything travel-related (deals, blog posts, questions – anything travel is fair game).
11:00am EST – #WeGoSolo with host Mariellen Ward
1:30pm EST – #expediachat with host @spencerspellman
3:00pm EST – #TWchats with Travel Weekly monthly.
3:30pm EST – #TNI (aka Travelers Night In) hosted by BoardingArea’s Steven Frischling. 90 minutes of travel Q&A with lots of great travel tips
12:00pm EST – #travelskills hosted by Chris McGinnis and Johnny Jet. Great travel tips and fun conversation, often attended by amazing travel pros tweeting in from around the globe. http://travelskills.com/chat/
These are just a few of the Twitter chats that are travel-related. If you have a favorite, list it below.