Instagram Workshop Part II: Instagram Stories

Instagram Workshop For Hosts - Part II: Instagram Stories

We show you how to get your followers to interact with you with a few stickers in your Instagram Story. We will also explain the bucket list and its benefits and show you our favorite app for creating Instagram stories.

In our first Instagram workshop in 2020 we showed you already some Instagram tricks. We explained mainly basic Instagram terms and how to use different features. If you want to have another look at this basics workshop: Here you go.

Instagram Story – What is it about?

In this workshop we will focus on the Instagram story.

In short, the Instagram Story is a feature that allows you to create a slideshow of images, videos, gifs and/or text. After 24 hours, the images in the slideshow disappear automatically. A snippet (a sequence) lasts 15 seconds. It is a good way to invite your followers to join you virtually. You can tell them what’s new or take them virtually on a walk to the beach or to your pool. It is a very powerful tool with many possibilities.

The stories are also a good tool for reminding your regulars of your beautiful place and for arousing curiosity and interest with potential guests. And the best thing about stories is: You won´t need professional interior photos. Tell your story with your mobile phone snapshots which is even more authentic as your followers will have the impression a friend is showing them their holiday pictures. This authenticity gives your future guests the impression they are not traveling into the unknown, but that they already know you. Furthermore, it comes quite handy that you can also share short-term booking slots with your followers via your Instagram story.

Instagram Story – Why Should your Followers Interact with you?

No one really knows how the Instagram algorithm works. However, we know for sure that interaction with your followers in your story is one important factor. If your followers interact with your story, Instagram assumes that you offer interesting content and shows your story to more users. Even your posts will then be shown more frequently to followers who already interacted with your story. This improves your overall reach, i.e. you will reach more followers.

In this workshop, we would like to show you how to interact with your followers in your story with the following stickers: The survey (yes/no), the slider (rating slider, emotion barometer, mood slider, voting scale or emoji slider), the quiz and “questions”.

Many Interactions with your Story – how to

To start, open the app on your smartphone. And then…

  • Tap on your profile icon at the top left to open your Instagram story
  • The Instagram app camera opens. You can choose between different functions: To take a picture, tap the button in the middle briefly once, to take a video, stay with your finger on the button.
  • If you want to use a picture or video you have already taken, tap the gallery symbol at the bottom left and your photo album will open. By the way, you can also get there by simply swiping upwards.
  • Once you have taken or selected a picture, tap the emoji symbol in the top right-hand corner. You will find a selection of different stickers (Fragen = questions, Umfrage = survey, Schieber = slider, Quiz = quiz):

⇒ The Survery

With the survey sticker your followers can take part in a decision with just one click. Which do you like better? Pool or the sea? Or you use a classic “yes or no” question. For example, you could ask: “Which is better? Red or blue tablecloth?” or “Are you going to go on holiday to Italy this year?”. This way, you give your followers the feeling that you care about them. And if the results are not to your taste – after 24 hours the story will have disappeared anyway.

This is how it works: Type your question and then insert the two possible answers into the two white fields. Instagram suggests “yes” and “no” by default, but there are other answers possible with up to 21 characters. You can even insert emojis instead. After voting, your followers will be shown the overall results. You can see the votes in your story statistics and post the result together with the decision in your story. This is fun for your followers and will catch their attention.

⇒ The Slider

We simply call it a slider, but the following names can also be found: Rating Slider, emotion Barometer, mood Slider, voting Scale or emoji Slider. It is a very easy way to create an interactive story.

Here’s how it works: You can use the slider to ask a question, but not a classic yes-no question, it’s more about an opinion. You are giving followers the opportunity to show a reaction publicly (equivalent to “a like” for one of your posts). After moving the slider your followers will be shown the average voting/slider movement. You won´t need many words (which is also very handy when you want to interact with an international community). Sometimes even a picture or an emoji does the job. Users can slide the emoji back and forth. By doing this, they show you how funny or cute they rate your content. You can choose the slider emoji from a wide variety of emojis and you can also customize the color of the sticker.

⇒ The Quiz

The quiz sticker will arouse the playful instinct of your community. As in “Who wants to be a millionaire?”, you can ask your followers a question with up to four different possible answers. Instead of with a million, the correct answer to the question is rewarded with a digital shower of confetti. In any case, the correct answer to the question is revealed after just one click. In this way, you can convey interesting facts about your surroundings or your house in a playful way. For example, you can ask which lake in your area is best for swimming with children, show a picture of a town and ask your community to guess the name, or ask your community for the name of a shell you found on the beach. Afterwards, you can use the opportunity to inform them about your guided beach walks…

Here’s how it works: The sticker can be inserted in a picture or video just like the others. Write your question in the “guess …” field. For option 1, write the first answer. When you fill in the second line, the third line opens automatically. In this way, you can enter answer options from A to D. To indicate the correct answer, tap on the letter. The field tapped will be highlighted in green as the correct answer.

⇒ Questions

With the question sticker you can ask your followers open questions, ask them about their wishes or invite users to ask you questions about your accommodation. In contrast to the other stickers, this one requires more effort for your followers. They don’t just have to click, but have to write something. This is why there will be less reaction than with the other stickers and you should therefore ask a very exciting question.

Here’s how it works: You probably already know how to insert the sticker. Tap on the box to change the color and the text. You can also adjust the position and size.

A few weeks ago, for example, we asked for book tips for Sonja´s holiday (by the way: “Midnight Library” turned out to be a very exciting book!). We then published the results for everyone so that our followers could also stock up on their holiday reading. Or we ask our users for tips for a region.

And how do you get to the answers of your followers? You will find them in your “insights“. Simply tap on the number of followers in the bottom left-hand corner of your story snippet. A page will open showing you who has viewed your story. If you tap on the small bar chart in the top left-hand corner (with an eye next to it), you will see all the responses. By the way, you can also reply to the users who have replied directly via this page by PIN. You can also select individual answers and respond to them publicly in your story. Or you can take a screenshot of all the answers and post it in a snippet with a nice photo as background. And when your story is already gone after 24 hours , just go to “archive” (you will find it in the top right-hand corner when you tap on the lines). You will find your old stories there.

In the following video we will show you “live” how to use the different types of stickers:

Bucket list (so that your posts are not only liked, but also saved)

Another factor for the algorithm and your reach is how many followers saved your posts. In addition to likes, followers can also save your posts from your grid in the app. You will find this function below a post – it is a small flag on the right. You can also store the saved post in different folders. For you it would be a jackpot if you ended up in the folder “next holiday” as your followers will find you quickly when booking their next holiday.

However, saved posts have also another advantage for you: When someone hits the flag to save one of your posts Instagram concludes that your content is appreciated by the users and shows your content more frequently to followers. So, by the means of saved posts you can also push your reach.

By the way, you cannot see who saved your Instagram post. But you can see how many people have saved it (assuming you have a business account).

But how do you get your followers to save your posts from the grid? As this function is not known to everyone, we simply explain the process in our story from time to time.

⇒ Explaining in your story how to save your posts

In your story, you can ask your followers to save the feed post to their bucket list.

This is how it works:

  • Find the image in your feed and click on the small plane below (the third symbol next to the heart and speech bubble).
  • Select the top line “post to your Story”.
  • Add the following text: “Do you like this post? Do you know that you can save this by first clicking on the image and then on the little flag below the posting in the feed?
  • It helps if you add a sticker with “tap here” or “click here”. You can find this sticker by tapping the emoji or gif field and entering “tap here” or “click here” in the search field at the top.

Unfold – Our Favorite Design App for Instagram Stories

For nice Instagram stories, apps are a good choice. On the road, the Unfold app is by far our favorite. With the free version you have less access to templates, text tools, fonts and stickers, but it’s enough to spice up your story. In the following video about our favorite app, we give you a little insight into how it works. However, we recommend to just try it out yourself.

If you don’t want to start right away, here comes a short explanation in text form:

  • Once you have installed the app, you will be presented with various templates in the “discover” section (note: most of them have a small plus sign. This means they are only available to premium users).
  • If you click on the big “plus” in the bottom right corner, the formatting selection appears – choose “story”.
  • Then tap on the plus. At the bottom you will find a small slide bar. Tap CLASICO for an overview of more than 20 free templates. Select one and insert your photos or videos.
  • Double-click on the text field to add a text. Font, size, and color can be easily adjusted.
  • The little pencil will give you options for background, stickers etc.
  • When tapping the small eye you will see how your story looks like when it is finished.
  • Tap the big plus in the middle to open another template.
  • To save your snippets in your gallery tap the arrow symbol in the top left-hand corner.
  • When you want to post the snippets, simply go to the gallery, and select the Unfold snippet. Add music, gifs, stickers, markers, tags and more and post it in your story.

(A little extra tip: In every premium template collection you can usually find one template that is for free. For example: I like to use the first template from Paper 01).

We hope we were able to shed some light on Instadark with this workshop and could also show you that creating stories can be fun. And: It is also fun to have many different virtual encounters like that! The Instagram community is mostly a very nice and polite community.
And since it’s already a tradition, we’ll be preparing another workshop for you next year (Instagram or perhaps even Facebook which is more helpful than many might think). Feel free to send us your wishes!

This workshop was written for you by our Instagram lady Antonia. She looks after our Instagram account and posts your pictures and stories if you tag us.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please send an email to me.
Yours, Antonia from the Little Travel Society

Instagram workshop part I: Basics

Instagram basics for hosts - part I

We'll untangle the Instagram terms mess and show you how to start a chic Insta profile and gain the right followers with a few simple tricks.

For you as hosts, Instagram is not just an app with pretty pictures, but an important marketing tool. Instagram provides you with a hot line to your guests. Potential guests have the chance to look into your beautiful house and your chic garden while sitting at home on their couch…

In addition, Instagram helps you to stay in contact with your regulars. As you are constantly present in their newsfeed they will think of you when planning their next vacation. You can even sometimes fill booking slots on short notice with your Instagram followers! Especially in these uncertain times with lockdowns, cancellations and booking chaos, Instagram is a very useful tool for you.

In general, social media offer a big advantage for you: You yourself design and control your content and you can communicate directly with your target group – at manageable costs.

Finally, Instagram is also a lot of fun!

That’s why we’d like to help you to remove some obstacles on your way to a direct Insta-wire to your guests. With the following collection of know-how and instructions, you can quickly familiarize yourself with Instagram, create your own profile and make your first steps in the Instagram world. And even those already involved in the Insta game will find some useful ideas in this blogpost, as for example our app recommendations for beautiful stories or information about the brand new tool “Guides”.

And stay tuned! There will be a follow-up in our next newsletter, an Instagram workshop part 2.

Instagram terms & features: Insights, Stories, Reels … what’s that?!

We bring order into this Insta-terms jumble and explain first of all basic terms and the first steps on Instagram. But even Insta pros will find some useful hints!

What is “the feed” everyone is talking about?

When you tap on the little house in the bottom left corner of the Instagram app, you’ll be taken to your feed. In your feed, you’ll see posts and stories of accounts you follow. You will learn more about which posts are displayed (and which are not) in the chapter on “Algorithm” below.

What is a profile and how do I create it?

If you tap on your profile picture in the lower right corner, you will see your profile. However, if you want to create a new profile, make sure you create it as a company profile as this is the only way to use “Insights” and some other new features. You can look up how to create a company profile here.

Describe in your bio (that’s the text under your name, above the button “edit profile”) WHAT (e.g. Bed & Breakfast, holiday home, hotel etc.) and WHERE you are. You should also make abundant use of emojis in this description as they jump right out at you and hit the tone that Instagram users are used to.

Also, don’t forget to set a link to your homepage. If you’re promoting a special offer in your posts, for example, it also makes sense to temporarily add the link to the offer in your profile (this can be done easily via “edit profile” under the bio). Then simply state in the post: “Link in bio”.

Now we come to the options you see below your bio: Your Grid, Reels, IG-TV, Guides and Tags.

The heart and core of your profile – the so-called “grid”

Your first window to the users is your collection of posts, called “the grid”. Your grid is something like a business card of your Instagram profile. Therefore, the grid should show at first glance WHAT, WHERE (is the environment rural or urban? Are you by the sea or in the mountains?) and HOW BEAUTIFUL your place is.

Here come our recommendations for a nice grid:

⇒What do you want to show?

Regularly check your grid from the perspective of a potential guest who is discovering your profile for the first time. Are the pictures currently on top of your grid meaningful and show how your place looks like? Only close-ups of vases – as pretty as they might be – are not useful. Pictures with a lot of nature, wide views, water (sea, pool, lake, etc.) or sky are particularly well received. It’s best to find a mix of interior, exteriors, details and “goodies” (more on that below).

⇒Edit pictures

Find a consistent and bright color scheme. It helps to step up the brightness (and if necessary the saturation) of a pictures a bit. You can do this easily in Instagram before posting. However, special image editing apps such as VSCO CAM, SNAPSEED or AFTERLIGHT also make sense if you want to edit more in detail, e.g. if you only want to brighten part of an image. Up to now, this is not possible via Instagram editing tools.

Another way to give your posts a consistent look are presets. Some of these photo filters are free, others cost between 10 Euros and several 100 Euros. To give the presets a try, here is an overview of free presets for the ADOBE LIGHTROOM CC app (which is also for free). Once loaded into the LIGHTROOM app, you can give your images a coherent color mood with just one click. Another example for nice presets: At HYPE PRESETS you can find some pretty preset bundles from German bloggers for 30 Euro – also for ADOBE LIGHTROOM CC.

⇒„Goodies“ – funny or interesting posts to inspire interaction

To increase interaction with your account you should post every now and then something personal, e.g. pictures of your team, an image on how your place looked like 50 years ago, fun facts about your region or a funny anecdote. Or you could think of a typical saying from your region. Funny or interesting posts are often liked, shared or commented by your followers. Always design these “engagement posts” (that is marketing jargon for a post meant to bring lots of interaction with followers) in the same layout. There are some apps that allow you to create a template in no time at all that you can reuse again and again (for example, TYPORAMA, CANVA or POSTER).

Here comes an example in German language:

This post explains an Islandic expression. You could explain a specific expression, dish, tradition, saying etc. that is typical for your region.

⇒Use your hashtags right

Find hashtags that your potential guests might search for. This could be hashtags for your region, but also hashtags like #familienhotel #urlaubmitkindern, #urlaubammeer or #familienurlaub2021. And you can also use our hashtag #littletravelsociety. Or start your own hashtag with the name of your accommodation. Your guests could then use your hashtag to tag their holiday pictures, so that a collection of beautiful pictures is created under your hashtag. Perhaps – when searching your hashtag – you will find already some pictures of your place because your guests have created a small collection on their own ;-). By the way, among experts there is no agreement on how many hashtags are appropriate for one post. We recommend a maximum of ten hashtags. And if, for example, you introduce a series – as suggested above – with typical phrases of your region, always use a certain hashtag for these posts, for example #typischapulisch (it makes sense to use a few German terms for your hashtags, if you want to be found by German families).

⇒Tag people and places

Tag people or places in your posts. Those who are tagged usually become curious and take a look at your post. Maybe the tagged person will then also tag you or share the tagged post in his/her story.

By the way, if you don’t want to be tagged in an image, you can also delete the tag.

Good to know: You can share posts of other profiles in your stories without being tagged! This is different for stories of other accounts – you can share theses only if you are tagged. This brings us to the next point: Instagram Stories!

Stories – where to find them & how and why you should use them

“Instagram Stories” is a feature that allows you to create a “slideshow” of photos, videos or text content and much more. After 24 hours, the images in the slideshow disappear automatically. A snippet (a sequence) lasts 15 seconds. It doesn´t matter if you film a live event as or if you upload a video to your story, Instagram will automatically split the moving image into snippets of 15 seconds. And also when you post an image or text chart in Stories, it will last for 15 seconds. However, followers can pause the story (to read a text chart, for example) by leaving his/her finger on it. By tapping the left edge, followers can go back to the last snippet and by tapping the right edge, followers jump to the next snippet. By swiping from right to left, they leave the story and go to the next account in their newsfeed that offers a story. By the way, if you have more than 10,000 followers, you can add “swipe Up” links to your Stories and thus link your story directly to websites.

In the following video we’ll show you how you share one of your posts in your story using this icon:

And those are our recommendations for your Instagram stories:

⇒ Promote the posts from your grid in your story!

Use Stories to promote your posts. To do so, tap on the arrow below the image in your feed and then on “share post in your Story” – this will take you to the design mode of Instagram Stories and you can position the post on the screen, add GIFs, links, music, etc. It makes sense to promote your own posts in your stories, since Instagram may show some followers only your stories, but not your posts (more on this subject see chapter “Algorithm)”. By tapping on the image in the story, users will be led to your post.

⇒ Permanent Presence

Fill your stories as constantly as possible. Moving images are particularly popular. Show your beautiful landscape, interesting places, your surroundings. You don’t always have to send a specific message in your stories. It’s enough to add a song to an atmospheric landscape shot.

⇒ Use apps

There are several apps for creating stories, such as STORIES ART, NICHI, FASTORY, STORYHEAP, STORY LAB, STORY MAKER or MOSTORY. And new apps appear every month – it’s worth browsing these sites from time to time.

⇒ Create a collection of “highlights”

If you want a story to be seen permanently on your profile, save it to “Story Highlight”. Here’s how: You’ll see a highlight bubble with a “+” at the end or beginning of the highlights. Tap on it and you will automatically be taken to the archive of your stories. Then select the snippets that you want to show in your highlight and enter a name. By the way, you can select the highlight cover from the story snippets or upload it externally via the photo icon.


⇒ Tag Little Travel Society 

Tag us (@little_travel_society) in your stories, if you want us to e.g. communicate your  availabilities or just show your nice place to our followers. However, we can only repost a snippet when we are tagged. Important: If your story has multiple snippets, please tag us in each snippet or we won’t be able to repost them all. We will continue to repost your stories free of charge.

The new feature REELs and how to use it

Reels are a quite new format on Instagram that allow you to create 15- or 30-second videos with music and effects. Reels look really professional and make followers want to see more. A big advantage of Reels is also that they are featured on the Reel Explore page. This can bring your account to attention to users who haven´t followed you up to now.

Reels can also be shared as a post and in stories. Again, use meaningful hashtags to increase your chances of being found by new users.

IG-TV – rather Nice-to-Have than a Must-Have

With Instagram TV you can upload longer videos (more than 60 seconds), for example an image film. Again, use meaningful hashtags. Since IG-TV does not count into your engagement factor (more about this in the chapter “Engagement & Algorithm”), IG-TV is only a “nice to have” and a good platform for longer videos, but not something you need to focus on during your first steps on Instagram. However, if you want to learn more about IG-TV, we recommend to read this.

The latest Instagram feature “GUIDES” – especially interesting for the tourism industry!

The new “Guides” function is an interesting new feature, especially for the tourism industry. With Guides, you can create a blog post within your profile, add your own posts along with posts of other accounts (e.g. your favorite ice cream parlor, a chic hiking café) and combine this into a guide.

Feel free to check out our new Puglia guide as an example and you can find detailed instructions on how to create Instagram guides here.

Crunching Numbers and how we influence them to our advantage

What does “engagement” and “algorithm” mean?

Liking, commenting, sharing, saving is called “engagement” on Instagram. Everyone is happy if he/she gets a lot of hearts (=likes) for a post. But why is engagement so important for your Instagram account?

A lot of engagement improves your ranking in the algorithm! In order to understand the algorithm a bit, we need go back in time a little bit: Since 2016, Instagram has been displaying posts in the newsfeed not chronologically, but based on interests. That means that users will be shown more posts from accounts with which they have interacted already in the past. In this case, “interacting” means:

  • Liking, commenting, sending or saving a post.
  • Reacting to a story (sending a smiley or text, answering a question ticker, etc.)
  • Spending a lot of time on posts, stories, reels, guides, etc. (IG-TV does not influence the algorithm at the same level as feed and stories, according to Instagram)

By taking this interaction into account, Instagram determines which content / which account users will probably be interested in.

By the way, we wrote “understand a bit”, because Instagram and the parent company Facebook do not disclose how the algorithm really works. We know that engagement is a decisive factor and that company profiles are preferred, but no one knows exactly which factors determine the algorithm. And – also in order to prevent users to find out how the algorithm works – the algorithm is changed from time to time. So, don’t be surprised if you suddenly receive significantly more or significantly fewer likes as usual. In that case, it is quite likely that Instagram/Facebook has once again altered the algorithm.

What we know for sure:

  • The more engagement (i. e. interactions & the amount of time users spend on an account) users show towards your content (posts, stories, reels, guides, etc.), the higher you will be ranked in the user’s algorithm.
  • In the feed of new followers that just discovered your account your content will be shown preferably as Instagram wants to find out if these new followers are genuinely interested in your content. If this new follower right away interacts frequently with your content, this is good for you as Instagram will continue to show them your content.

Our recommendations to step up your algorithm game:

  • Find out which days of the week your followers are most active (see “Insights”). The time of the day is also relevant. Prime time on Instagram is normally early in the morning (around 6 a.m.) or at 8 p.m. in the evening.
  • Frequent stories: The more stories, the better, because followers normally spend a lot of time on stories.
  • Push engagement by asking questions in posts and stories. In stories, you could also use the so called “question stickers”. Ask also mundane questions like for example “Should we bake chocolate cake or apple pie for our café tomorrow?”.
  • Encourage your guests to tag you in their holiday pictures on Instagram. A simple sign at the front desk will do: “Tag us on Instagram: @profilename”
  • Interact with followers. When someone comments on a post, reply to it as soon as possible (even if it’s just a “thanks for your feedback”) and like the comment.
  • Use engagement posts (as described above).
  • Create guides with nice destinations and your personal recommendations for your region. This will result in followers spending more time on your content and thus improve your algorithm.
  • If you want an ever bigger push for your account: Invite influencer who link your account in their stories and posts and show their followers your place. Room and board of the blogger should be covered for about a week (depending the account size of the blogger). Feel free to contact us if you are unsure who could be a suitable blogger for you – we have good contacts. In any case, it is important to note that the number of followers should not be the only factor in your decision in favor or against a blogger. We have already worked with many bloggers and have made the experience that less can be more if the target group is the right one and the blogger is passionate about your place and professional.
  • Last but not least: Advertising also helps and does not cost a fortune on Instagram (some more information about advertisement on Instagram you will find at the end of this blogpost).

What Instagram Insights will (and won’t) tell you

“Insights”, i.e. the statistics of your Instagram profile, can be found under “Insights” or hidden in the upper right corner under the three dashes (sub-tab “Insights”).

You will find some key figures in this category. However, in our experience some numbers should be treated with caution. We noticed several times that the number of new followers in “insights” did not match the real number we see in our profile. However, there are two metrics that you should pay attention to:

  • Accounts reached per day: If you check these numbers regularly, you’ll be able to determine which day of the week works best for you (and make that day your “posting day”).
  • Top Posts: Based on interactions, your “most successful” posts are listed among the “top posts”. This may help you to determine patterns such as “outdoor shots work best for our feed” or “pictures from our pool are liked most often”. This will help you to determine what type of images you should post more often in the future.

Advertising on Instagram

Buying Instagram ads will improve your ranking in the algorithm – at least during the advertising period.

How much advertising on Instagram costs, depends on some factors:

  • Targeting (i.e. which target group your advertising should reach)
  • Placement of the advertisement
  • Format (image, video, multiple images), etc.
  • Seasonality – before Christmas, for example, ads are more expensive, because many companies want to advertise at that time.

In our experience, you can achieve good results with a budget of just 30 Euros per week. For your campaign you can determine goals, e.g. such as gaining new followers or more clicks on your website. Different types of advertising on Instagram and how to set up an advertising campaign can be found here.

Okay! Now you should be ready to become a real Instagram whiz! But don´t worry – we won’t leave you alone with your questions. In order to set up our Instagram workshop part 2, we would like to know what questions and issues you have with Instagram. Feel free to comment in the comment section below! We will include them in our next workshop.

Your Little Travel Society

If you have any questions about this workshop, please feel free to contact our social media team – consisting of Hanne and Antonia. You can reach Hanne at and Antonia at

Little Travel Society Instagram Story Repost: How-to

Instagram Story Repost with the Little Travel Society - how to

We love to show off your new chic pools, offers and booking slots to all the travel-hungry families in our Little Travel Instagram Story. And to make sure you appear in the brightest and best light possible, here are a few tips, tricks and hints on what to keep in mind when posting an Instagram story for our readers.

Our offer to repost your stories for free in our Little Travel Instagram Story was originally intended as a short-term support in Corona times – to alleviate the cancellation chaos. Because in times of constantly changing rules and regulations, quarantine and the like, not only did you constantly have new booking gaps, but our readers also often had to rebook at short notice. Since the offer was so well received by both – our hosts and our followers – we would now like to permanently bring together what belongs together (namely: Little Travel families without accommodation and hosts without guests;-). In addition, it is also a nice opportunity  to remind our followers again and again how beautiful your place is.

How does the reposting work?

If you would like to share something with our community (for example: a booking slot, an offer) or if you want to bring our follower to your attention, then simply tag us on the corresponding snippet (= picture/video/reel). Please, remember that we can only repost snippets on which we have been tagged (don’t just tag the first snippet). By the way, you are also welcome to use a tiny tag in a corner. The tag does not have to be visible to your followers.

How often do we repost your stories?

It is usually no problem to fit you in with our story! 4-5 reposts a year are no problem. Only when there is a very high tagging frequency do we have to skip some tags sometimes. Mainly because very frequent reposts from only one hotel oder holiday home are rather counterproductive, as they can be perceived as SPAM by our followers. However, you are welcome to tag us as often as you want to. We will then consider this as a source of inspiration and repost your most beautiful pictures and videos from time to time.

Who and where are you?

When we repost your snippets, our followers don’t surf your account where it’s clear where you are coming from. They surf on Little Travel Society, where many accommodations are shown. Therefore, it can be very useful for you to “introduce” yourself in a first snippet or to help our followers to understand what you offer on the reel or video you want to share.

Don’t worry – you don’t have to speak German to introduce yourself. For example, you can tag your location in the snippet (e.g. “South Tyrol” or “Crete”) and perhaps mention the type of accommodation, such as “boutique hotel”, “flats” or “farm”. And by the way: If you want to write more about yourself and don’t speak German, you can also write in English – our followers will understand. Even a “bonjour”, “ciao” or “kalimera” will be understood by everyone and you will score points with a little exotic holiday feeling;-)

What is good story repost material?

So that you don’t get lost in the flood of fancy pictures in our story, we have the following tips for you for a repost:

  • Pretty stories with apps: We ourselves use the Unfold app – it is by far the best for Instagram Stories. The free version is completely sufficient. It’s self-explanatory and really fun! With Unfold, you can also combine images and videos in one snippet or animate individual images.
Die Unfold-App
  • Quality of images: Please choose images and videos that are not blurry and preferably very bright (there is also a function in both,  Instagram and the Unfold app, that allows you to “turn up” brightness of the images. Use it extensively! Bright images are common on Instagram and are more eye-catching). But don’t worry – they don’t have to be professional pictures. A nice mobile phone video usually comes across much more likeable anyway.

  • Show your beautiful place: Maybe it is no longer special for you, because you see it every day – the beautiful panorama, the infinity pool, the great beach. But it is for your potential guests. Why don’t you film your outdoor area or take a stroll into one of your beautiful rooms?

  • Instagram Stories are perfect for telling stories: You don’t need professional interior pictures, but rather a snapshot of your daughter petting the cat, your husband painting the vases sky blue or how you start your day with a coffee in front of a beautiful mountain view. Like that, you let your followers into your living room, onto your lawn or onto your beach. And they have the feeling that they are not travelling into the unknown, but that they already know you.
  • Booking slots: Especially in these Corona chaos months, our readers appreciate when you offer a booking slot. Many had to rebook or hadn’t booked yet … and now everything is fully booked. It’s great when your followers don’t have to search through all the hotels, but are presented with one of your slots in our Instagram story. Here, too, it makes sense to “introduce” your house with lots of beautiful pictures. The slots are then often quickly gone! No wonder – with thousands of interested families following our story every day (4,000 – 10,000 instagram story viewers with more than 53,000 followers, July of 2023).

  • Off-season offers: Some of our families just need “the final push” to book during the low season. Especially when it is raining ouside and the kids are jumping through the puddles in rubber boots. Then, it’s very tempting to book a week in Sardinia or Crete with beach weather for the autumn holidays. Your beautiful pictures or a good offer in our story are often this final push.

By the way, you can find even more tips for Instagram (including a chapter about Instagram stories) here. And are even more Instagram and Facebook workshops every year…

We’re sure that with these tips, your repost will go really well! But please don’t be angry with us if we have to sort out a bit because one or the other repost doesn’t fit perfectly into our story.

And if you find all this too complicated or tedious, feel free to leave it all to our professional Instagram team. For an Instagram story we only charge 200 Euro for small businesses and 300 Euro for places with 80 or more holiday homes, houses or apartments – for which we will post your free booking slots, offers and beautiful views in our Story. All you have to do is to book your Instagram story in our intranet service center.

Hopefully we’ll see you in the Story again soon;-)

Your Little Travel Society



If you have any questions about repost in our story, please feel free to contact our social media team – consisting of Hanne and Antonia. You can reach Hanne at and Antonia at