Sep292010

InterContinental Hotels Giveaway #TNI Twitter Travel Planning Chat

Sep 30, 3:30pm-5:00pm Eastern Time Zone will be the Twitter Travel Planning chat #TNI.

Travelers’ Night In is a weekly travel social event founded by the ZipSetGo.com GoGirls.

InterContinental Hotels is the first hotel sponsor of this Twitter event.

Two nights at the InterContinental Montelucia in Scottsdale will be given away during the September 30  #TNI timeframe.

The rest of this post is from the IHG sponsorship press release for this event:

Charles Yap, Director of Global Brand Communications, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, said: “Twitter is changing the way we interact with travellers, who love InterContinental and appreciate the local knowledge and international insight that our hotels celebrate and share, with guests whom we welcome daily, and via twitter @WorldConcierge. #TNI is a fun and enriching way for us to expand our social media interaction. We’re looking forward to partnering with ZipSetGo.com, founders of #TNI, on 90 minutes of travel conversations and ideas exchange.” 

Rachel Wolery of ZipSetGo.com said: “Each week our #TNI global audience continues to grow and become more engaged in the travel conversation. It is always a learning experience for all who participate. As our first hotel brand sponsor, ZipSetGo.com is excited to partner with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts for the upcoming Trip Planning #TNI and we are looking forward to this lively, and always amusing, twitter discussion.”

To celebrate this partnership, InterContinental will be offering a special prize giveaway to one lucky participant, courtesy of InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa (pictured) in Scottsdale, Arizona. For details, visit the official #TNI site at http://www.zipsetgo.com/travelers-night

How does #TNI work?
To participate or to ‘listen in’, simply load your twitter page (or twitter app) and search for #TNI. Hosts will pose one different question every 10 minutes, and participants can immediately respond with answers, questions, tips, links, etc. Each tweet should include #TNI so it’s easy for followers to track.

#TNI is a weekly twitter event which takes place every Thursday from 3:30pm – 5:00pm EST. A different travel theme is explored each week, providing a fun platform for travel lovers to share honest and straightforward thoughts, opinions, experiences, suggestions, photos, videos and links on twitter. Past #TNI events have averaged 5,000+ tweets, reaching 600,000+ followers, making 12 million+ impressions. #TNI was recently a top 10 twitter trending topic in the US.

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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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