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#FigDigConf: An Audience With The ChairJun 29th
As the Figaro Digital Marketing Conference draws tantalisingly closer, we caught up with our conference chair, Pete Ward, CEO and Co-Founder of WAYN (part of lastminute.com Group) to discuss the four pillars holding up the vast collection of diverse and exciting content in store.

This year’s summer conference has been built around the key themes of Transformation, Innovation, Contextualisation, and Customer Experience – all key talking points in the ongoing adventure to bring ... See more
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When Social Goes Beyond: Q&A With Pete Ward, CEO, WAYN (Part of lastminute.com Group)Mar 27th
As one of the co-founders of the world’s largest travel social network, Pete Ward, CEO of Where Are You Now (WAYN), is well placed to offer insight into the current state of engagement across the travel industry. Founded in 2002, WAYN offers keen travellers the opportunity to reach out and connect with like-minded members to share their travel experiences, and connect, both online and in person around the world.

“I had been backpacking before I took my first job, so I immedia... See more
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5 travel-centric social networks you haven't joined yet (but should)Feb 15th 2016
It’s easy to spend hours plowing through Instagram travel photos and fantasizing about your next vacation, or get sucked into a vortex of travel links from your Twitter feed. And maybe you’ll even use Facebook to crowdsource tips for your next trip. But there are a number of lesser-known social media networks that can help you plan your next holiday and connect with locals or fellow travelers once you’re there.

WAYN. WAYN, which stands for “Where Are You Now?,” has more ... See more
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Twitter Hit By Falling Monthly Usage NumbersFeb 11th 2016
Website hails "strong year" in 2015 as revenues surge but shares initially dip 14% on disappointment over users and outlook.

Twitter shares have been hit by volatile after-hours trading after its latest results showed a decline in monthly active usage in the last quarter.

Revenues for the whole of 2015 were up 58% to $2.2bn (£1.5bn) representing what the company called "another very strong year for Twitter".

But investors were instead focused on the number... See more
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WAYN.com to offer flights search in partnership with SkyscannerFeb 4th 2016
WAYN (Where Are You Now? Ltd), the largest travel and lifestyle-focused platform in the world with over 22 million members in 193 countries, has partnered with leading global travel search engine, Skyscanner, to offer flights search to its users.

WAYN.com users will be able to compare and book flights with the benefit of Skyscanner’s global reach. Users can search through thousands of flight connections to find the very best flight deals.

“We’re super excited to be working ... See more
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Reunion Island Tourism tops the rankings for volcano watchingJan 27th 2016
Ready to discover the top 7 volcanic destinations worldwide? Then you’ll want to make Reunion Island one of your tourist stops.

On January 15, Reunion Island was elected “first volcanic destination in the world” by travel community website WAYN, short for “Where are you now?” Other competing countries in the survey were Japan, Italy, and Iceland among others, which were neck on neck with Reunion.

Reunion Island is the first volcanic destination in the world according... See more
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PH cities in WAYN’s summer destinations listJan 20th 2016
The cities of Makati and Bacolod are in the list of destinations picked out by travelers as the best summer destinations in the WAYN (Where Are You Now) site.

The list also invites travelers to visit the cities of Lisbon (Portugal), Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Stockholm (Sweden), Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Budapest (Hungary), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Toulouse (France), Milan and Florence (Italy), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Zurich (Switzerland), Seoul (South Korea), Liverpool (England), ... See more
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From On-Demand Private Jets To Budget Hotel Networks: 90 Startups Changing How We TravelJan 12th 2016
From unicorns like Airbnb and TuJia, to early-stage startups improving hotel booking and package tours, travel tech is a hot category.

Travel tech startups have been seeing considerable momentum, raising $5.2B in funding through 12/21/15. Startups in the travel tech space are making it easier to fly, tour, find lodging, and much more.

We used CB Insights data to identify 90 private companies in travel tech and mapped them according to the seven main categories where ... See more
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10 Lessons Learned From 10 Years in Social MediaOct 20th 2015
Peter Ward, Co-Founder and CEO at the world’s largest social travel network WAYN.com (Where Are You Now?) spoke at the Figaro Digital Travel, Leisure & Entertainment Seminar. He tells us what he’s learned during a decade on social media’s frontline

1. Start with a dream
But be flexible about how you’re going to achieve it.

2. Identify a clear problem to solve
“That sounds obvious but it’s amazing how often people don’t focus on this,” says W... See more
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WAYN: A SOCIAL NETWORK FOR TRAVELERSMay 19th 2015
WAYN is a social network connecting like-minded global travelers to share their experiences.

WAYN stands for “Where Are You Now?” The site was built for people who are constantly on the move, forced to answer that question. It’s one of the best ways for frequent travelers to stay in touch with friends and family, connect with each other, and learn about the places they’re going and want to visit. The site is designed like a standard social network, as users make profiles with pictures... See more
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