Le Quartier Francais bags Best Single Social Media Promotion, Individual Hotel award

Le Quartier Francais is thrilled to be awarded the SMITTY for Best Single Social Media Promotion, Individual Hotel/Resort, Global.

The award was for the Dr Von Paris Facebook competition, which turned a bad incident (a customer left without paying their bill) into a fun and innovative social media competition that really resonated with the social media followers. Owner Susan Huxter said, “We realize that the key to creating a connection between the brand and our fans via social media is using fun & interaction. This campaign was successful because it allowed our followers a chance to get creative with a bad situation and choose their own alias if they were going to skip out on their bill”. 

Awards Recognizing Innovative

Social Media in Travel Campaigns

Travel + Leisure announced today its inaugural winners for the most innovative and effective uses of social media in the travel industry.  (SMITTYS) 

“The travel industry has taken to social media in creative ways over the past year,” said Nancy Novogrod, editor in chief of Travel + Leisure.  “The SMITTYS aim to spotlight those in our industry that are developing engaging campaigns that provide value to their consumers in this new landscape.”

Travel + Leisure accepted nomination submissions for the SMITTYS from the following travel-related entities: hotels, cruise lines, airlines, airports, tour operators, convention & visitor bureaus, travel agencies, attractions, and car rental agencies. The winners were determined by a distinguished panel of social media and travel experts in the following categories:

  • Best Use of a Social Media Platform
  • Best Single Social Media Promotion
  • Best Social Media Promotion of Travel Deals



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