Are you a Twitter Addict?
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Are you a Twitter Addict?

Newsflash. The 140 character social networking phenomenon can be used for more than just telling the world what you had for breakfast this morning. Twitter is a great way to scope out online travel deals and stay in the loop about last minute specials. Here are a few tips to tweeting your way to cheaper travel:

1) After you’ve signed up for a Twitter account, follow tourism industry professionals who are tapped into the scene:

@Kayak (their Twitter team shares hand-picked travel deals on flights, hotels and vacation packages)

2) Following Tourism Boards of the destination you want to visit is a great way to find out about hotel specials, discounts on attractions or upcoming special events.  Here are a few examples…

3) To find a ton of travel frugal tweets and for inspiration on who to follow, go to Twitter Search and type in relevant hashtags:

4) Stay on top of travel news with these well-read travel journalists/blogs:
and yours truly @juliadimon

Where do YOU find good travel deals on Twitter? Who do you think rocks the travel Twittersphere? Leave your comments below….