By now most travelers have heard about Twitter, a social networking tool now used by millions. While you may think that Twitter is only something used by high schoolers staying in touch with each other, you may want to think again.
Journalists and bloggers, especially those who write about travel, have glommed onto the service like crazy to help keep track of the ever-changing travel beat. (You can follow TICKET editor Chris McGinnis here: http://twitter.com/cjmcginnis) See also the “t” icon at the upper right margin of this blog…
Travel companies are experimenting with ways to feed the media with helpful news and info. And they are also experimenting with ways to offer up some good deals to the “twitterati” or regular users of twitter. A recent effort to track and post last minute airfare bargains by airfare search sites fly.com and farecompare.com should appeal to ATL-based bargain hunters.
>From Fly.com (fewer deals posted, but easy to understand and book) http://twitter.com/atlfares
>From FareCompare.com (does a good job monitoring overall prices, but gets a bit too granular for the average bargain hunter) http://twitter.com/flyfromATL