UPDATE: Bainbridge has continued his musings on a new post.
Current social networks - such as MySpace, Facebook, WAYN - are not the place for promoting travel companies. Why? Because travellers fall into three categories:
- Pre purchase information - finding out more product information from people who have been there before.
- Post purchase, pre travelling - checking last minute changes (errata?).
- Post travel - photo / video uploading, getting back in contact with people you travelled with.
A fascinating post, although Bainbridge does have a social networking-type service being used by his own company, TourCMS, to plug at the end.
Worth a read...
Kevin May, editor, Travolution