Have you ever heard of Twitter Chats? These upbeat, friendly and funny hour long group conversations that take place via tweets between people all over the world, efficiently moderated by a small selection of interested parties in the travel industry.
Concierge99 recently took part in the #ttot (stands for ‘Travel Talk on Twitter’) chat on Tuesday (aka #TravelTuesday for you hashtaggers out there) and it was such a fun and interesting hour spent with colleagues in the travel community, other travel bloggers and generally people who just have a passion for travel.
First question bounced out at us at 9:30am on the dot via @bohemianceblog with:
“What is it about a country that makes it 'friendly'?”
There were many varied answers from Twitter users all over the globe claiming that what makes a country ‘friendly’ ranges from its people, to their specific behaviour regarding giving directions or even sharing food, all the way to the structure of their public transport systems.
@PostcardandTag put it eloquently by tweeting:
“When people make you feel at home in another land. They are nice, helpful, warm, and welcoming.”
@cvoyagerm joined in with a very practical point from their current experience, which in our opinion is an underrated trait in people when you’re hungry and in an unknown land...:
“They want to share food :) It’s their attitude, I recently moved to NZ and overwhelmed by how much people want to help”
Concierge99’s own @siamac stated quite sensibly:
“If a country can find the balance between helpful and intrusive, they are on the right track to making friends!”
And to round out the remarks, @african_impact said:
“Helpful public transport! Nothing more terrifying for first-time travelers than feeling intimidated and afraid to ask for help.”
Siamac and Julieanne are avid world travellers, sun worshippers and enjoy sharing recommendations of treats they've encountered along the way. With this blog and Concierge99's Top 5 Guides, they can help you make the most of your travels, giving you an opportunity to find interesting and unique things to do wherever you are in the world.
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