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Luxury Dublin hotel bans all social media influencers

A hotel has banned YouTubers and Instagram stars - after a 22-year-old YouTuber asked for a five-night free stay and broke down in tears when she was bluntly refused.

The issue started when Elle Darby, a UK-based social media influencer, with 87,000 YouTube subscribers and 76,000 Instagram followers, reached out to the owner of The White Moose Café, Paul Stenson, asking if he was interested in a “possible collaboration.”
In an email to the Dublin hotel, Darby wrote: “I work as a social media influencer, mainly lifestyle, beauty & travel based."
Darby then included her social media reach before continuing:
“My partner and I are planning to come to Dublin for an early Valentine’s Day weekend from Feb 8th to 12th to explore the area.
“As I was searching for places to stay, I came across your stunning hotel and would love to feature you in my YouTube videos/dedicated Instagram stories/posts to bring traffic to your hotel and recommend others to book up in return for free accommodation.”
Ending her email, Darby mentioned that she had organised a similar collaboration with Universal Orlando in Florida last year and “it’s been amazing for them!”
Stenson responded to Darby’s request, publicly, on The White Moose Cafe Facebook page - in a message that read:
“Dear Social Influencer (I know your name but apparently it’s not important to use names),
“Thank you for your email looking for free accommodation in return for exposure. It takes a lot of balls to send an email like that, if not much self-respect and dignity.
“If I let you stay here in return for a feature in a video, who is going to pay the staff who look after you? Who is going to pay the housekeepers who clean your room?
“The waiters who serve you breakfast? The receptionist who checks you in? Who is going to pay for the light and heat you use during your stay?
Continuing, Stenson asks: “Maybe I should tell my staff they will be featured in your video in lieu of receiving payment for work carried out while you’re in residence?”
The message concludes: “P.S. The answer is no.”
However, although Stenson attempted to black-out Darby’s contact information in the message he posted to Facebook, social media users were quick to identify the YouTuber as Darby - and began to attack her with negative comments about her request.
The negative backlash eventually led Darby to upload a YouTube video responding to the controversy, in which she breaks down from the embarrassment, anger, and humiliation she felt.
In the 17-minute video, titled “I was exposed (SO embarrassing), the influencer emotionally insists she got in contact with Stenson with “nothing but the purest intentions” before explaining:
“As a 22-year-old girl, who’s running her own business from her home, I don’t feel like I did anything wrong.”
Darby also explains she does not know why the hotel owner decided to post her email, stating: “I don’t really know what their intent was - it was just malicious” and that since his post, she has received countless comments calling her a “disgusting freeloader.”

You can read the entire (hilarious) article and see the Facebook post etc here.

PS: bahahahaha!


You will love this @timmydownawell .......she is sneaking into other people's backyard

Tully kept an access code to the pool in a residential apartment block, that she used to live in over a year ago.
'Ms Smyth moved out months ago, however has kept the access code and has been accessing the pool whilst the legitimate residents are at work,' the source said.

The pool in question frequently appears on Tully's Instagram page, with Tully posting a smiling selfie from the pool just days ago.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5293713/Tully-Smyth-hits-accusations.html#ixzz54zbkRat5

My buddy and I used to do this when we were very young, not private residences, we lived in a dump around the corner from the Hilton, and pretended we were guests a few times for a swim...


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Yesterday I got an email from a French-language gay travel website, in which I was offered promotion for my apartment (which I offer on Airbnb) in return for two nights' free accommodation for specified dates later this month. The email included their site and the owner's personal reach was as follows:

• Facebook (36,500 followers): A picture of the hotel, sharing video and article and promoting the destination.
• Personal Facebook (5,000 followers): Sharing video and article.
• Twitter (20 000 followers): A picture of the hotel, sharing video and article and promoting the destination.
• Personal Twitter (43,000 followers): Sharing video and article.
• Instagram (13,000 followers): A picture of the hotel and promotion of the destination.
• Personal Instagram (23,000 followers): A picture of the hotel and promotion of the destination.

Anyway I laughed at those pitiful numbers and thought I'd be better off offering Tully or Skye a couple of nights free. Except they'd turn their noses up at a $35/night apartment in Phnom Penh. Even if it is quite nice.
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Far out, that is a bargain Timmy, how do we book?

Seriously, I have a cousin who takes troubled kids on trips to Cambodia and Vietnam, thinking of joining her next trip.
Your pad looks great
You should put your booking details on your profile here, I think I can send a few bookings your way:)


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I had a look at the guy's Facebook page and he started his "world tour" on 7 January... Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Myanmar. Lots of selfies. He is only one step above "begpackers".

I have replied to him today:

Hi Danny

Thanks for your interest in LexAloft.

Accommodation is available for as little as USD $34 per night. You may book directly via my Airbnb page at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16494196

Hope to see you soon!

Kind regards.

LexAloft Phnom Penh


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bwahahah that was hilarious. I literally figuratively PMSL. Savage.

As for Danny (above) I had forgotten about him, but a squiz at his FB reveals he stayed at a Phnom Penh hotel that charges US $40 to $80/night. Whether he paid or not, I am not to know. He named and linked them but nothing more than that. Maybe they will appear on his website.