A Case Study of Social Media Marketing by Travel Agency: The Salience of Social Media Marketing in the Tourism Industry

  title={A Case Study of Social Media Marketing by Travel Agency: The Salience of Social Media Marketing in the Tourism Industry},
  author={Jongpil Park and Ickkeun Oh},
  journal={International Journal of Tourism Sciences},
  pages={106 - 93}
Abstract Social media marketing plays an increasingly important role in the hotel and tourism industry. This study examines how social networking services, microblogs and social commerce sites are used in the field of tourism in a case study of KAL (Korean Airline) Tour, one of the leading travel agencies based in Korea. This study shows that companies make a substantial amount of profits from their investments in social media marketing activities. KAL Tour uses a variety of social media for… Expand
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