Can Pinterest Drive Incremental Business?

Travel Impressions reports it will be tackling Pinterest and other increasingly popular networking sites in the seventh installment of the Social U by Travel Impressions webinar series. 

The new webinar, titled: How to Drive Business Using Pinterest, Plus the Latest on Facebook and Google+ is sponsored by RIU Hotels & Resorts. The free webinar will guide travel agents through everything from free Pinterest analytics tools such as Pin League to expanding agent's reach via Group Boards. The webinar will be held at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 10.

Agents can register for the Social U webinar at for pointers on how to take advantage of social media’s most photo-centric platform to-date. 

“With its emphasis on enticing photography, Pinterest is uniquely suited for travel promotion, but is largely untapped by travel agents,” said Katie Gorga, senior manager of Social Media for Travel Impressions and host of the Social U series. “The next installment of Social U is designed to increase agents’ confidence on Pinterest and other popular social networking platforms with basic how-to tips such as verifying your URL and adding the Pinterest Follow button to your website as well as more advanced tools agents can use to generate incremental business.”

"This webinar takes the previous Social U’s broad-focused ‘Visual Storytelling’ lessons to the next level, delving deeper into specific strategies through which agents can connect with existing and new clients to increase their sales," she added.          

As the webinar’s sponsor, RIU Hotels & Resorts we will be offering a $25 booking bonus for qualifying bookings of five nights or more made through Travel Impressions from October 10 – November 10, 2013, for travel through December 31, 2014.

The Social U series has received approximately 5,300 agent views, Travel Impressions reports. Those who have not yet had the opportunity to participate can still benefit from valuable tips by watching videos on-demand.  Past webinars currently available via include:

·         It’s All About Your Image: 36 Tips to Leveraging Visual Storytelling on Social Media to Boost Your Business
·         Social Works! How To Get More Leads, Close The Sale And The 6 Key Metrics You Must Be Measuring...Plus, The Latest On Facebook's Graph Search
·         Going Viral: 42 Social Media Tips to Get More Fans, Generate Buzz & Drive Sales
·         From Relationships to Brand Advocacy: 37 Ways Social Media Can Help Travel Agents Create Brand Advocates
·         Best Bang for Your Buck: 42 Ways to Save Money, Save Time, and Drive More Sales
·         60 Tips in 60 Minutes: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels

For more information or to register for free  webinars, visit and click on the "Social U" tab.