Welcome to my new site and blog. As a person that has depended on the kindness of the tourism industry, I couldn’t think of a better way to launch this than by publishing the latest list of top tourism professionals.
What does this community mean to me? This community possesses individuals that asked if they could give me business when I announced that I was going to be on my own and that is continually checking in to see how they can help. These are really cool people.
And on this incarnation of the list, we can now brag a state tourism director and a member of BrandUSA. Our love of social media in tourism has become infectious, guys! I’m proud of us.
So without further adieu…
|Twitter Account||Number of Pros Following||Klout Score|
|TIE 15. @CygnetUpdates|
|TIE 15. @decillis|
|TIE 24. @earthXplorer|
|TIE 24. @traveldudes|
|TIE 50. @AEylon|
|TIE 50. @Marilyn_Res|
|TIE 70. @MeileeAnderson|
|TIE 71. @stephenjoyce|
|TIE 75. @GregRuby|
|TIE 75. @nathankam|
|TIE 99. @caseclosed26|
|TIE 99. @jccjhiggins|
METHODOLOGY: I took the top ten from the August list and looked up who they followed. I then determined who was followed by seven or more of the ten and was also an account possessed by an individual in tourism. I looked up who those accounts followed and then from that determined the 120 top followed accounts by an individual in tourism. From there I looked up Klout scores. The combination of the number of tourism pros following and Klout score gave rank. Due to the closeness of the tourism community on Twitter now, there were a lot of ties, so I had to come up with a deciding factor. I ran a couple of variables, but to me, the best result came when I broke ties by who had the most tourism professionals following.
I have created a Twitter list to help you easily follow these individuals and hopefully soak up some of their awesome.
Are you ready to get the skills to be on this list? Then check out my January webinar to learn a bit of what you need to know to become a social media superstar!