Top 100 Tourism Pros – August 2012

Since I soft launched this, let’s just get into the list without any sappy, sappy words from me.

Rank Twitter Screenname # of Tourism Pros Following Klout Score
1. @DaveSerino@DaveSerino 89 63
2. @SheilaS@SheilaS 86 65
3. @WhosYourAnnie@WhosYourAnnie 90 59
4. @TomMartin@TomMartin 80 69
5. @andrewghayes@andrewghayes 75 73
6. theresaoverby@theresaoverby 77 67
7. @katiecook@katiecook 84 59
8. @pagetx@pagetx 81 62
9. @mobethann@mobethann 79 62
10. @travel2dot0@travel2dot0 79 59
11. @oregonkat@oregonkat 78 59
12. @decillis@decillis 74 59
13. @wilhelmus@wilhelmus 65 67
14. @billgeist@billgeist 71 59
15. @jeremy_harvey@jeremy_harvey 68 59
16. @scullyano@scullyano 67 60
17. @jeremyawilliams@jeremyawilliams 66 60
18. @BeckyMcCray@BeckyMcCray 59 67
19. – TIE @Banff_Squirrel@Banff_Squirrel 66 58
19. – TIE @Beaumartian@Beaumartian 66 58
21. @EverywhereTrip@EverywhereTrip 43 81
22. @MJManzanares@MJManzanares 54 69
23. @CygnetUpdates@CygnetUpdates 66 56
24. @Joe_ExpCols@Joe_ExpCols 60 62
25. @Andrea_VisitGR@Andrea_VisitGR 63 58
26. @BVMatson@BVMatson 69 51
27. @RickRodriguezTN@RickRodriguezTN 58 62
28. @traveldudes@traveldudes 49 71
29. @Amy_Brock@Amy_Brock 62 57
30. – TIE @nathankam@nathankam 55 64
30. – TIE @theslynch@theslynch 55 64
32. @earthXplorer@earthXplorer 47 72
33. @elliottdotorg@elliottdotorg 39 80
34. @PeterSGreenberg@PeterSGreenberg 43 75
35. @mosherifdeen@mosherifdeen 69 48
36. @thePRguy@thePRguy 53 63
37. @TravelBlggr@TravelBlggr 51 65
38. @karasw@karasw 50 66
39. @CajunMama@CajunMama 47 69
40. @theplanetd@theplanetd 45 71
41. @lbach22@lbach22 57 58
42. @robertpatterson@robertpatterson 49 66
43. @CAroundTheWorld@CAroundTheWorld 45 68
44. @LeslieMcLellan@LeslieMcLellan 48 64
45. @nomadicmatt@nomadicmatt 40 72
46. @Ted_Sullivan@Ted_Sullivan 67 44
47. @mike_vstpcola@mike_vstpcola 62 49
48. @DCtravelgirl@DCtravelgirl 61 50
49. @laurably@laurably 42 69
50. @AshleyTravels@AshleyTravels 62 48
51. @laynadugan@laynadugan 49 61
52. @KellyDeanOttawa@KellyDeanOttawa 54 55
53. @SandiMcKenna@SandiMcKenna 42 67
54. @claudiabia@claudiabia 47 61
55. @DeepDishCreates@DeepDishCreates 45 62
56. @GregRuby@GregRuby 42 65
57. @SeattleMaven@SeattleMaven 37 70
58. @kristaparry@kristaparry 48 58
59. @hmaust@hmaust 44 62
60. @AEylon@AEylon 42 64
61. @chris2x@chris2x 40 66
62. – TIE @MommyMusings@MommyMusings 37 69
62. – TIE @JoeDuck@sschandler 37 69
64. @bobf_vstpgh@bobf_vstpgh 53 52
65. @jccjhiggins@jccjhiggins 47 58
66. @KellyTravels@KellyTravels 45 60
67. @TroutLine@TroutLine 44 61
68. @barbdelollis@barbdelollis 35 70
69. @ChatterBachs@ChatterBachs 47 57
70. @rodneyp@rodneyp 42 62
71. @ToshaTD@ToshaTD 53 50
72. @GathanDBorden@GathanDBorden 45 58
73. @wendyperrin@wendyperrin 42 61
74. @nerdseyeview@nerdseyeview 36 67
75. @konupka@konupka 43 59
76. @Travelogged@Travelogged 37 65
77. @kagray@kagray 45 56
78. @stephenjoyce@stephenjoyce 41 60
79. @Marilyn_Res@Marilyn_Res 39 62
80. @chrissydani@chrissydani 46 54
81. @Susantravels@Susantravels 36 64
82. @coldinpdx@coldinpdx 56 43
83. @thetripchicks@thetripchicks 42 57
84. @ilovememphis@ilovememphis 36 63
85. @emilyforsha@emilyforsha 47 51
86. @KimMance@KimMance 33 65
87. @toddlucier@toddlucier 48 49
88. @JEBworks@JEBworks 44 53
89. @NinaSunshine@NinaSunshine 39 58
90. @JoeDuck@JoeDuck 37 60
91. @Shalyn_M@Shalyn_M 45 51
92. @KelseyIvey@KelseyIvey 39 57
93. @TravelSocial@TravelSocial 49 46
94. @melissayaohille@melissayaohille 42 53
95. @MeileeAnderson@MeileeAnderson 36 59
96. @ElenaNW@ElenaNW 46 46
97. @JoyLinDMAI@JoyLinDMAI 40 52
98. @CL_Blackwell@CL_Blackwell 39 53
99. @LauraJean325@LauraJean325 34 58
100. @deliciousbaby@deliciousbaby 32 57

METHODOLOGY: I took the top ten from the October list and looked up who they followed. I then determined who was followed by seven or more of the ten and was also an account possessed by an individual in tourism. I looked up who those accounts followed and then from that determined the 115 top followed accounts by an individual in tourism. From there I looked up Klout scores. The combination of the number of tourism pros following and Klout score gave rank. Due to the closeness of the tourism community on Twitter now, there were a lot of ties, so I had to come up with a deciding factor. I ran a couple of variables, but to me, the best result came when I broke ties by who had the most tourism professionals following.

I will say that this was kind of sad for me. We lost two individuals on this list that I think we all highly respect. Not because they fell off the list, but because they left tourism. That’s always sad. So I just want to take a second to say to Tom Rowe and Mandi Engram… Y’all will always be tourism geeks and don’t either of you ever forget it.

And I also want to thank everyone that helps make this list possible. It would take days upon days to name everyone, but you guys know who you are.

Lastly, I have a Twitter list. Love it, hug it and follow it. And cheers to Jeremy Williams who figured out this morning that this was coming out because of the appearance of the list.

Enjoy!

7 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for all of your hard work in pulling this together, Betsy!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to put this great list together again Betsy. I have to thank TweetDeck for alerting me to the fact that you added me to that list ;)

    • Betsy says:

      Good ole, TweetDeck. As I was doing it, all I kept thinking was, “Someone is totally going to pick up on this.” I was not at all surprised it was you. ;)

  3. This is an incredible list! I am not deserving of making the cut – but am honored to be listed with all these amazing folks! You rock!

  4. Great work Betsy! Thanks for sharing your hard work, creativity, and love. Cheers!

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