It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
That career adage is about 100 years old, but it still rings true today, especially when it comes to social media. If you’re not tuned into social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, it’s time to reconsider.
With more than 3 billion people on social media around the world, the platforms can expose you to tons of knowledge and connect you to people who can help grow your career or business.
While a lot of attention is given to Facebook, Youtube and Instagram these days, one platform professionals should pay attention to is LinkedIn.
Though it got a slow start more than 15 years ago, the global channel has nearly 600 million members. It is the place to be today for professionals who want to see, and be seen.
In this episode, Lodging Leaders talks to three business-minded LinkedIn members about how they use the social media platform as a tool to position themselves as industry leaders, share their brand messaging, and grow personally and professionally.
They offer advice and tips on how you can use LinkedIn to gain recognition in the B2B arena and expand your, and your company’s, circle of influence.
We talk to William Arruda, an author and adviser on personal branding, social media and LinkedIn; Rupesh Patel, CEO of State Hospitality, a hotel company, and founder of SmartGuests.com, a customer-service venture; and Rocco Bova, a general manager and entrepreneur who coaches industry newcomers on how to use social media as a continual education platform.
Resources and Links
Rainer Jenss of Nyack, New York, founded the Family Travel Association seven years ago to help parents and caregivers introduce children to the world through travel, whether that’s a yearlong trip around the world that Jenss and his family took or a weekend getaway to a nearby destination. To help the travel industry gauge what parents want when they take their kids on vacation, FTA conducts an annual study. The U.S. Family Travel Survey 2021 reveals the shift in mindset the COVID-19 pandemic has created in families planning a trip over the next 12 months. Hoteliers use can use the information to generate business and boost their strategies to recover and sustain business now and other the coming months.
Whether they’re new to the concept or they’ve worked in lodging for years, women are an emerging force in hotel development, investment and ownership. Several industry leaders are making significant strides in building programs that encourage and support women interested in becoming hotel owners and investors. This report examines new projects and updates the status of existing efforts by industry leaders to recruit women as owners and help them hurdle barriers such as critical access to capital.