Does social media affect consumer decision-making? Social media becomes an important communication tool that people use to connect to other people or organization. People use social media to share their experiences, reviews, information, advice, warnings, tips and/or any kind of issues that are interesting to their “connection” or friends. That information is a helpful source, which may influence consumer’s decision-making. Most of studies showed that people use information on social media as the guideline for their future purchase or planning their future trip. Also, social media is used as an advertising for the marketer. Marketers take this advantage and create marketing strategy, which in turn could help them gain more customers. The social media environment is very easy to apply and to reach the reach customer. These benefits give persons convenience to achieve what they are looking for. People tend to believe in what their friends recommend. Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace is the most popular social media site that people share their lifestyle, stories..., or even where they went for vacation. Posting information could lead their friends to do the same thing or use their information to make decisions. The goal of this research report is to ascertain through a review of selected literature on social media its influence on travelers' decision-making for their future vacations.
Sema, Patarawadee, "Does Social Media Affect Consumer Decision-Making?" (2013). MBA Student Scholarship. Paper 24.
Sema, P. (2013). Does social media affect consumer decision-making? Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI.