Travel & Outdoors
|Mexico’s Velas Resorts Continue to Make Waves in the Social Media Sphere|
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December 20, 2010
Nuevo Vallarta, Rivera Nayarit, Mexico - Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit along with ZipSetGo.com and the Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau recently hosted the first ever remote #TNI (Travelers Night In) tweetchat. The Mexico's Pacific Coast-themed event took place on November 18th as part of the ZipSetGo.com Go Girls Getaway Tweetup Weekend at the resort.
Held in the Grand Velas Lobby Bar and streamed live over the internet, the #TNI event drew great attention to the Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta area. Over 3,500 tweets on Mexico's pacific coast were cast, resulting in just under 15.5 million impressions by 950,000+ people, one of the highest yet for any #TNI. The ZipSetGo.com Girls and other major travel influencers, including National Geographic Traveler, travelgirl Magazine, Travel Dudes and Gadling, provided great insights into the minds of travelers, discussing favorite resorts, activities, Mexican food and cultural gems. A favorite of several participants, Vallarta Adventure's Dolphin Encounter received rave reviews from the ZipSetGo.com Go Girls who got to graciously ride the fins and kiss the bottlenose a day prior.
"On the heels of the first ever social media workshops at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta and prior to Food Blogger Camp 2011 being held at our sister property in Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit excitedly welcomed the ZipSetGo Girls and the rest of the Twitter-verse for #TNI last month," said Rolando Miravete, the resort's Managing Director.
Regularly noted as the largest organized travel chat of its kind and recently a top 10 twitter trending topic in the US, #TNI is a weekly tweetchat that takes place Thursdays from 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST during which a different travel theme is entertained, creating a dynamic interactive discussion within the travel twitter community around the globe.
For more information, please call 1-888-320-7579 or visit www.vallarta.grandvelas.com. For upcoming topics and more information on Travelers' Night In #TNI, go to www.ZipSetGo.com/travelers-night-events.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites. The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 80 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. Five restaurants, three of which have been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award, feature stylish decor and a la carte choices for French, Italian or Mexican cuisine. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife.