YMT Vacations believes there are benefits to an active online travel community.
EL SEGUNDO, CA – While joining a social network site can be intimidating for some seniors, YMT Vacations, the leading provider of affordable group travel packages, is simplifying social media and inviting mature travelers to connect online. The benefits of joining an online community include gathering travel tips and advice, sharing experiences, and even scoring a great deal on an upcoming trip.
“According to a recent story from AARP, more than half of American adults over age 65 are now online,” stated Jerre Fuqua, President of YMT Vacations. “As the use of social media grows, so do the implications for travelers. Seniors are turning to laptops, smartphones, and tablets to stay connected and communicate before, during, and after a trip. These are significant developments in how travel information is disseminated and shared, and we want to facilitate this online conversation”.
YMT’s Facebook page offers fans a chance to see and post vacation photos, gather information, and share experiences. It’s also the place to get exclusive offer codes as well as advice and answers from YMT’s staff and a number of other travelers.
Twitter and Pinterest are newer social media outlets. Seniors can turn to YMT’s Twitter feed for up-to-the-minute news and exclusive deals. The company’s Pinterest profile also offers a number of virtual bulletin boards filled with destination images, travel-related tips, quotes, and a variety of other topics that pique curiosity such as recipes, gardening, and home decorating.
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