Entrepreneur Magazine’s May 2010 issue features a list of top ten travel tweeters, and Boingo made the list! We’re pretty darn excited. If we were at a red-carpet awards event (clad in Versace), this would be our acceptance speech:
Thank you, Entrepreneur Magazine, for choosing Boingo as one of ten best travel tweeters among the likes of @Jaunted and @SouthwestAir. We are honored to accept this Twitter award. We’d like to thank our parents and the warm Southern California weather. But most of all, our deepest gratitude goes to the Boingo community on Twitter for reaching out to us when they need help connecting and for actually getting a kick out of our travel and technology tweets. Until Twitter, we didn’t think it was possible to grow attached to people in 140-character increments. Now we know differently. (Pardon us, we need to dab our eyes.) Boingo community: thanks for humanizing what would otherwise be just a Wi-Fi service. Cheers!
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 10 Twitter Feeds” “for the latest in travel deals, news, advice and entertainment” (pg. 59, May 2010 issue):
@Boingo: Tweet your complaint about a weak airport Wi-Fi signal and you’ll get a troubleshooting session with the Boingo team.
@BookingBuddy: Great deals from a variety of websites, including cruise lines, airlines, hotels and travel agencies.
@Corptravel: The latest industry news and how it affects business travelers.
@FareCompare: FareCompare’s real-time alerts tell you when airfares drop on flights from your city. Or plug in your home airport’s three-letter code to follow a ‘flyfrom’ feed for specific fares
@Heather_Poole: A flight attendant has to deal with loads of cranky people at 35,000 feet, so it’s no surprise that Poole has some stories to tell. Read ’em and re-tweet.
@Jaunted: Take a break with the self-proclaimed ‘Pop Culture Travel Guide,’ the source for celebrity-centric travel tweets. (Hello, Kevin Smith?)
@JetBlueCheeps: Tuesday mornings, JetBlue announces last-minute, deeply discounted, Twitter-exclusive deals (like $79 from BOS to LAX). Act fast: There are 50,000 followers and just 25 seats at that Tuesday price.
@SouthwestAir: A direct pipeline to the Southwest customers service team and worth following to watch one of the best examples of a company using Twitter to clinch brand loyalty.
@SmarterTravel: Travel advice such as what to do if your flight is canceled, or alerts about fee or mileage program changes.
@TripAdvisor: More digestible than the overwhelming website. Great for outings and hotel suggestions for any itinerary.
Click here to read the Entrepreneur article.