Oct182009

SPGTripShare Facebook App for Photos

After two long days at BlogWorld09 I just needed to chill out this morning with some easy reading and photo viewing. Easy reading led me to the Barbara De Lollis Hotel Check-In blog at USA Today from October 12, Exclusive: Starwood’s loyalty program launches Twitter, Facebook strategies. 

Interesting statistic from article is SPG members who have blogs are 80% more likely to book a Starwood Hotel than other members (time-frame please! Is the booking probability based on the next week, next month, this year, remainder of this life?)

 

The basic SPGTripShare process:

1.       Upload photos into your Facebook account. This was the time-consuming part since I didn’t have preloaded photos in my Facebook account. Each photo (4MB) took about 3 minutes to upload.

2.       Launch the SPG TripShare Facebook application: http://apps.facebook.com/spgtripshare/upload.php

 

3.       Upload up to 5 photos. I uploaded 5 pics from St. Regis Monarch Beach into the SPG TripShare app.

 

4.       Provide location and date of trip.

 

5.       Add some tags to describe the trip type. SPG TripShare has a set of tags to choose from or you can create your own.

 

6.       Submit your trip.

Here is my result: http://apps.facebook.com/spgtripshare/trip.php?id=225

 

Ric's SPG TripShare for St. Regis Monarch Beach

Ric's SPG TripShare for St. Regis Monarch Beach

 

Just browsing through other trip photos was an interesting diversion for a Sunday morning. I find the Facebook page much more interesting than the Twitter feed from SPG.

SPG TripShare trip description tags

SPG TripShare trip description tags

 

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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