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Many hotel groups offer special rewards to Facebook and Twitter followers. But if you follow their loyalty-club accounts, you can receive even more freebies. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has a Facebook page for its free-to-join InTouch program where it announces “social password” specials. “Whisper” the right word at check-in and you can get room upgrades, free breakfast, and more. Unfortunately, Kimpton didn’t have any secret deals for my weekend in Portland, so I stuck with my original reservations.

Cheat Sheet: Two more hotel loyalty clubs that treat members like royalty on social media: Hilton HHonors (Facebook fans get deals offering extra points) and Starwood Preferred Guest (the Starwood Hotels Travel Exclusives Facebook page often lists special deals for SPG members).

Social Media Tips for Travel

Get with the Program

Many hotel groups offer special rewards to Facebook and Twitter followers. But if you follow their loyalty-club accounts, you can receive even more freebies. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has a Facebook page for its free-to-join InTouch program where it announces “social password” specials. “Whisper” the right word at check-in and you can get room upgrades, free breakfast, and more. Unfortunately, Kimpton didn’t have any secret deals for my weekend in Portland, so I stuck with my original reservations.

Cheat Sheet: Two more hotel loyalty clubs that treat members like royalty on social media: Hilton HHonors (Facebook fans get deals offering extra points) and Starwood Preferred Guest (the Starwood Hotels Travel Exclusives Facebook page often lists special deals for SPG members).

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Social Media Tips for Travel

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