Liked it on Instagram? Here’s How You Actually Book the Trip
“Like” it or not, welcome to the new age of travel. Digital is the new word of mouth and Millennials are using their social media prowess to flip the tourism industry on its head. We’re spending more time on Facebook and Instagram than any other trip planning site (*Skift). Our decisions to visit certain destinations, stay in a certain hotel, go to a specific festival, eat at a cool restaurant or book a tour can be based off of something as seemingly simple as one single influential Instagram photo. And, in case you missed it, these influential travel photos are everywhere, 70% of all Instagrams are now travel-related (*Conde Nast).
With millennials traveling more than ever, and sharing more than ever, a single picture of a friend or our favorite influencer post can have so much influence. A single Instagram post can lead to hundreds of people screenshotting that restaurant, saving that hotel, or wanting to book a trip to that same destination. Our Instagram feeds have become more like a vacation menu, and we’re ready to place our order.
The only problem? Instagram does not make placing that order easy. Booking travel on Instagram and taking action off of all our “saves” is just not as simple as it should be. As followers of Jetset Christina, I know you all are always looking for quick and easy recommendations for your next travel adventure. Yes, you follow me on Instagram, and you’ve read my blog posts, but I know that searching up and down my feed for that time I went to Cartagena, or trying to find the exact restaurant you remember me instagramming in Bali, can get pretty overwhelming. So, I was so excited when I discovered TRILL – a free platform with a quick sign-up that allows you to search and book experiences from social travel content that you like – and even get rewarded for your own travel recommendations!
I’m so excited to announce that I’m officially a tastemaker with TRILL– meaning that you all can book travel directly from my instagrams using their awesome platform. On TRILL, you can search Instagrams by a certain destination (i.e. Bali), a certain hashtag (i.e. #Ubud), or a certain “tastemaker” (i.e. @JetsetChristina), and see all of the relevant posts for you, with actionable booking buttons. TRILL is basically LiketoKnow.it for travel, allowing you to check out posts that you’ve liked or influencers that you follow, and book places they’ve been to or recommended on their Instagrams. You can also search by my map, too, which has every geo-located instagram I’ve ever taken, so if you have a trip coming up to New York, for example, you can see all the posts I had in New York with one quick and easy click.
The best part? You can be a tastemaker, too! After all, we’re all influencers these days, and whether you have 20 or 20,000 followers, your friends are watching the things you do – and are looking to YOU for recommendations when they go to the same destinations. So why shouldn’t you be rewarded for your content while helping your friends have awesome experiences? If you sign up here and TRILL approves you, you can earn some cash everytime someone books from your Instagram posts!
Sign up here to check TRILL out.
And yes, if you book on one of these links, I do receive a small commission (just like you can!) – but, as always, please remember that I am extremely selective about the partners I choose to work with – and you can always trust that anywhere I’m posting from or anything that I’m promoting is somewhere I know you all will love, and somewhere I love to vacation, eat, or visit myself.
Keep on Jetsetttin’! xx