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|Promotion of urban tourism: insights into user engagement on social media
|Bonilla Quijada, María del Rocío
Tugores Ques, Juan, 1953-
Olmo Arriaga, José Luis del
Promoció del comerç
Foreign trade promotion
|Interactions between tourism and social networks are among the most notable phe‑ nomena of recent times, generating new approaches, in terms of both analyses of and policies for tourism promotion. Public authorities have been forced to become involved in these new realities, adapting their promotion channels to tourists' new behaviour patterns and carefully cultivating interactions with them. It is becom‑ ing ever more important to create and transmit an image capable of stimulating high levels of engagement. This article analyses the role of one of the most boom‑ ing social networks, Instagram, applied to the case of Berlin, a leading tourist city. All posts generated over the course of a year on the German capital's ofcial Ins‑ tagram account were encoded, and the characteristics of those that generated the most interaction with users in the form of likes and comments were analysed. Our study reveals that posts more directly intended as advertising generate more nega‑ tive results, while there are diferences between the elements capable of generating more likes and more comments, respectively: likes are more general in nature, while comments are more specifcally linked to the Berlin brand. These fndings suggest important conclusions for the more efcient development of strategies to promote interaction with users.
|Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40558-021-00213-6
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|Information Technology & Tourism, 2021, vol. 23, p. 611-632
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|Articles publicats en revistes (Economia)
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