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The study examined the different impacts of the use of social media in travel planning and travel experience sharing. Data for this study were generated by surveys to an online panel of respondents. A total of 543 completed surveys were used. The results indicated that different social media have different impacts on both travel planning and travel experience sharing following the trip. This study demonstrated the significance of examining different social media in order to understand its role in constructing travel consumption behaviors. Finally, recommendations are presented.

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The Effects of Social Media Usage on Travel Information Searching and Travel Experience Sharing

The study examined the different impacts of the use of social media in travel planning and travel experience sharing. Data for this study were generated by surveys to an online panel of respondents. A total of 543 completed surveys were used. The results indicated that different social media have different impacts on both travel planning and travel experience sharing following the trip. This study demonstrated the significance of examining different social media in order to understand its role in constructing travel consumption behaviors. Finally, recommendations are presented.