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Ottawa, Canada: Travel Audio PostCard

Click the Audio Player above and visit Ottawa Ottawa may be Canada’s best kept secret. In the summer, good looking guys in tall fur hats and bright red uniforms parade sharply in front of the Gothic parliament building, their heel-clicking routine every bit as precise and stirring as their counterparts changing the guard at Buckingham Palace. The markets are vibrant, ... Read More »

Jet Blue Flight Attendant: Hero or Nut Case?

Jet Blue Flight Attendant: Hero or Nut Case? Out of 94,574 votes and 2,584 comments, the MSNBC poll had 50% calling Steven Slater a hero. Ten per cent said he was “an idiot…putting other’s safety in danger and should be condemned. Another more forgiving 30% said he’s not a hero or a villain, “just plain crazy.” And, remarkably, 10% had ... Read More »

Screaming Child Bursts Passenger’s Ear Drum. Airline Sued

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Screaming Child Bursts Passenger’s Ear Drum. Airline Sued Well (pun intended) now we’ve heard it all. A 67 year old American passenger traveling from Alice Springs to Darwin, Australia, on Qantas Airlines was stunned when a child screamed in her ear. The passenger, Jean Barnard, claims her eardrum was ruptured, and blamed the airline for “failing to take necessary precautions ... Read More »

Why Travel Public Relations Must Change

From NMT Images Why Travel Public Relations Has to Change In his very successful book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR, social media guru David Meerman Scott sounds the death knell for public relations as we have known it in the last hundred or so years. In fact, until the advent of social media, public relations hasn’t changed much ... Read More »

Who Took The “Sexy” Out Of Hotel Stays?

From NMT Images Who Took The “Sexy” Out of Hotels In search of romantic couples or couples seeking a romantic stay, a couple of years ago hotels promoted “intimacy kits” in their mini bars. Happily the Thompson Hotel in New York still stocks its mini bars with condoms, cinnamon mints, scented cloths, personal lubricants and feather ticklers for libidinous couples. ... Read More »

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

When we tried stand up paddle boarding in Florida, we did it with a cool company called, You Only Live Once, aka/YOLO They were great to work with, gave us a fun time, a sift as silk promo T-shirt and great memories. Listen to the 1 minute Audio PostCard of the experience Twitter Follow Read More »

Where The Oil Is And Is Not, And How To Tell

From NMT Images Where The Oil Is And Is Not, And How To Tell Twitter Follow It’s as much a matter of perception as it is of oil. Michelle Horne, VP of Nature and Tourism Communications in Corpus Christi tells me me that they have “65 miles of beaches waiting for you,” and Corpus Christi and Padres Islands have “NOT” ... Read More »

Going, Going, Gone! Bidding Luxury Vacations for a Buck

From From Kaleel Going, Going, Gone! Bidding Luxury Vacations for a Buck You won’t hear the auctioneer’s gavel drop, but if your winning bid is accepted, you could find yourself in luxury holiday digs in the US, Europe, Morocco, or wherever luxury properties are found and coveted. Winning bid? One dollar. And you won’t even know where the place is ... Read More »

Audio Post: TW’s Arnie Weissmann On The “Why” of Travel Biz

This 1 1/2 minute audio report is on Arnie Weissmann’s editorial in Travel Weekly. Arnie, Editor in Chief, discusses why travel agents have to have a “why” that drives their business. He notes that MLK did not say, “I have plan,” but “I have a dream.” Mission statements need to be married to language that moves us. Read More »

Summer Splash and SpongeBob Make Grand Cayman Grand

Summer Splash and SpongeBob Make Grand Cayman Grand   The Cayman Islands have come up with a popular, value-driven, summer program for families that’s fun and educational. Appropriately dubbed the Cayman Summer Splash package, the program runs until September 6 and features a weekly appearance of everyone’s favorite squishy hero, Nickelodeon’s own SpongeBob SquarePants. The highlights of the Summer Splash ... Read More »

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