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How BlogFrog Monetizes the Massive Influence of Women Bloggers

How BlogFrog Monetizes the Massive Influence of Women Bloggers How do you get to be called the largest women-blogger network in the country? You believe in what BlogFrog CEO and co-founder , Rustin Banks, says: “Elevated authentic editorial brought to you by a brand is the future.” What’s he talking about? He’s talking about sponsored conversations with a very large ... Read More »

Why Companies Stress Brand Promotion Over Customer Service

Why Companies Stress Brand Promotion Over Customer Service You can’t blame travel suppliers and companies for their myopia. For all too many years they’ve had a Pavlovian response to their brands: promote them, and get around to taking care of customers later. Or maybe never. In spite of all the brouhaha that suggested social media was the way of connecting ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Titanic! w/video

Long Live the Titanic! w/video “God Himself could not sink this ship,” a  crewman of the Titanic said to one Mrs. Albert Campbell, as she boarded the ship in Southampton, England In May 1911, the RMS Titanic gracefully slid  into  the bustling harbor of  Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she was built by Ireland’s skilled ship builders of the Queen’s Yard ... Read More »

Book Review: Hypertravel-100 Countries in Two Years

Book Review: Hypertravel-100 Countries in Two Years Hardie Karges has one self-professed goal in life: to see every country in the world. And he’s off to a grand start! His recently self-published book, Hypertravel -100 Countries in Two Years is less about Karges’  journey to most of the countries defined by the United Nations as countries, and more of a ... Read More »

​Women ‘Family Travel’ Bloggers Rule

Women Family Travel Bloggers Rule the Internet Used to be they were called “mommybloggers,” but that was before their Klout scores soared and corporations avidly courted them. And while I may be exaggerating, I’m not by much. This group of bright, engaged mothers (and some dads) who travel with their kids and run homes and blog, now run the family ... Read More »

Apple Ends Boring Visitor Information Centers

Apple Ends Boring Visitor Information Centers One of the vexing ironies of travel is that Visitor Information Centers (VIC) do little to nothing to enhance or promote the destination they represent. If anything, they can be a “turn off” for the destination. Visitor centers are usually some functional building filled with tired staffers surrounded by lots of brochures, a few ... Read More »

Can Technology Reduce the Stress and Uncertainty of Travel?

Can Travel Technology Reduce the Stress and Uncertainty of Travel? Andrew Curry, Director and Co-author of The Futures Company is a smart guy. When he discuses the future of travel in Travel Daily News he makes it a point of saying he tries to avoid techno-centric visions of the future, stuff like flying cars and all-wise robots. These assumptions or ... Read More »

TripAdvisor Barred from Claiming Reviews are Honest, Real

TripAdvisor Barred from Claiming Reviews are Honest, Real Hotelmarketing’s web site  broke news saying that a UK advertising “watchdog” ruled that since  TripAdvisor’s reviews can be posted with no form of verification, TripAdvisor “must no longer claim all of its reviews are honest or from real people.” What can this possibly mean to a company whose entire reason for existence ... Read More »

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