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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 9:38am

Hotels add electronic kiosks to help guests access social media.

With more business travelers planning trips this calendar year and the peak of the vacation season still ahead, an increasing number of travelers are turning to social media when they hit the road.

"Gone are the days of using your telephone to connect with families and friends while on the road," says Sheraton senior vice president Hoyt H. Harper, II.

As more travelers use social media sites like Facebook and Skype to stay connected with family and friends, the hotel industry is taking note.

Sheraton and other hotels are now creating comfortable and centrally located electronic environments for their guests to hang out and reach out.

As airlines, hotels and online travel agents all compete for your internet time, new research suggests more business travelers use social media for friendly advice both before and during their trips.

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