Home

Swiss Hotel Brand Wants You To Hire An Instagram Influencer So You Can Enjoy Your Vacation

By Sharelle Burt

Share

Posting on Instagram can be a headache, especially while on vacation. You want to sightsee and take pictures at the same time. It can be exhausting, but one hotel is hoping to give visitors a break.

Ibis hotels are now offering tourists a chance to hire a “social media sitter,” or someone who would take over your social media accounts while you’re on vacation. The Swiss hotel chain is working with official Instagram influencers, who know a thing or two about posting perfect pictures, to take over your feed and IG stories on your behalf while you enjoy yourself. If you are comfortable with a stranger running your social media accounts, then is the service for you. Influencers like Cristina Gheiceanu, who cover fashion and beauty, is already on board. Her account has over 150,000 followers.

RELATED: Travel Blogger Poses In Front Of Moving Train For ‘Perfect Picture’

The service called ‘Relax, We Post,’ is on a trial month through early this month at the hotel brand’s locations in Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland. Users are getting a break because Instagram influencers typically get paid close to $3,000 per post but guests at the hotel get to use the service for free. The only catch is influencers will have to use the hashtag #postedbysocialmediasitter in each post, so your friends and family will know it isn’t you posting. That’s the cost for the perfect picture.

To help market the service, Ibis created a hilarious commercial of an ‘Instagram boyfriend,’ similar to Taco Bell’s new commercial where the actor boyfriend tries to get a good shot of his girlfriend on the lake but is attacked by all the ‘likes’ and stigmas posting brings with it.  While the ad is funny, it teaches a good lesson on how social media consumes our daily lives. The key element in Ibis offering this service is the hope that visitors will be less distracted while on vacation.

Share
Travel Noire

Sharelle Burt

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

New Smartphone App Highlights Black-Owned Businesses In Milwaukee

New Smartphone App Highlights Black-Owned Businesses In Milwaukee

There’s a new app that is helping users find black-owned businesses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s called MKE and it is dedicated to providing a one-stop-shop for locals and tourists. The information provided on the app is a list of black businesses to support for dining, shopping, culture, resources, and more. Longtime friends and Milwaukee-natives Rick […]

Parker Diakite

Health Officials Brace For Coronavirus In Africa

Health Officials Brace For Coronavirus In Africa

With more than 70,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and over 1,800 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to the lack of scientific knowledge about the virus as well as increasing preparation in vulnerable countries. 29 countries have reported cases, including in Egypt – the first […]

Parker Diakite

These Are The 5 Things You Need To Know About Flying With Marijuana

These Are The 5 Things You Need To Know About Flying With Marijuana

The way society views marijuana is slowly but surely changing, with some states making possessing and using pot legal.  According to The Washington Post, there are currently 11 states, DC, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands that have legalized recreational marijuana. In addition, 33 states and DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana. There […]

Kelsey Marie