Author Bio

Laura Badiu

Laura is a passionate bookworm and a gifted writer. Since joining TrustYou’s marketing team, she has embraced topics in the travel and hospitality sector with enthusiasm. Using her degree in Journalism, Laura creatively weaves words into insightful stories with a focus on reputation management.

Articles By Laura Badiu...

Which Social Media Platforms Matter Most?

Laura Badiu // April 9, 2014

Most hoteliers no longer need to be convinced of the value or staying power of social media. But not even the biggest brands have unlimited resources to devote to their social media efforts, making prioritization…

Let’s Get Visual: Quick Tips for Using Pinterest and Instagram

Laura Badiu // April 4, 2014

I’m a visual person. Put too much text in front of me, and my eyes glaze over. Give me a picture, and you’ve got my attention. Why is this? Some research shows that we are…

Hotelier’s Guide to Twitter

Laura Badiu // March 25, 2014

#OMGWhattheheckisahashtag? When Twitter first came on to the social media scene in 2006, it took some getting used to. Now, with 200 million active users, Twitter has become a favorite among social media users. And,…

The Longest Review Ever Written

Laura Badiu // March 19, 2014

Speaking of my short attention span, let’s talk about all of the time and research that goes into booking travel. On the one hand, you want to read all reviews to ensure that you are…

Social Media Isn’t Killing My Attention Span…Boring Content Is

Laura Badiu // March 18, 2014

I have a short attention span. There is plenty of research that blames social media for this. Sure, social may play a role, but I’m not about to place all the blame there. The real…

Top Hotels for Social Media Lovers

Laura Badiu // March 13, 2014

Calling all Twitter enthusiasts, Facebook aficionados, Instagram addicts and frequent users of [Insert your Favorite Social Network Here].  If your travel experience isn’t quite complete until you’ve shared it with your followers – this list…

Valentine’s Day FAIL: Romantic Mishaps from Traveler Reviews Worldwide

Laura Badiu // February 14, 2014

With Valentine’s Day upon us, countless couples will check in to hotels near and far in hopeful anticipation of a relaxing, romantic weekend. But while the holiday may evoke visions of flowers, pink décor and…

A Hotelier’s Guide to Google+

Laura Badiu // January 28, 2014

Some hoteliers may have discounted Google+. I, for one, think that is a mistake. I can’t overlook the fact that the social network belongs to Google, one of the largest and most influential Internet companies…

Hotels and Social Media: It’s A Complicated Relationship. Here’s the Key to Getting Started.

Laura Badiu // January 27, 2014

There’s one topic that brings much anxiety to most hoteliers. I’ll give you a hint: it starts with an “S” and ends with “ocial media.” It doesn’t need to be a stressor. In fact, when…

Review Trends in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Laura Badiu // January 23, 2014

On Tuesday, TrustYou released its first annual global reports spanning North America, Europe, The Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. The reports are based on an analysis of more than 14 million reviews to…

Review Trends in Asia Pacific

Laura Badiu // January 22, 2014

On Tuesday, TrustYou released its first annual global reports spanning North America, Europe, The Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. The reports are based on an analysis of more than 14 million reviews to see what…

2013 Global Year in Review: Annual Reports Show Trends in Hotel Reviews

Laura Badiu // January 21, 2014

In 2013, travelers took to writing reviews in record numbers. We’ve taken a look at a sample of more than 14 million reviews across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa…