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The Failure of Travel


Travel fails us when it talks about great hotels and food and drinks and won't help us understand the cultural struggles and values that send American and European young men to fight for ISIS. It's not about changed ports of call or videos of kittens on flights. It's about countries and histories being destroyed, and as travel content providers we are silent. Read More »

When Did Travel Become a Commodity?

When did travel become a commodity and not an experience

When Did Travel Become a Commodity? When did it stop being an experience and more of a package, a deal, a search result? Travel has turned into an obsession for the cheapest airfare, cheapest hotel room and pretty much the lowest, cheapest  cost for anything and every thing related to travel. Wasn’t so long ago that airlines, the most “commodified” ... Read More »

Drugging Kids on Flights


Drugging Kids on Flights Would you sedate your child on a flight? 
Are parents who do, wrong?
 A Wall Street Journal  article  reported that many parents “drug” or sedate their kids on planes so they’ll be less bothersome for the parents, flight attendants and fellow passengers. The “drug” of choice seems to be Benadryl, and while it does calm kids, ... Read More »

Flight Attendants Get No Respect. But Can They Do Their Jobs?


Flight Attendants Get No Respect.  But Can They Do Their Jobs? Wanted: Someone to push heavy carts along a narrow aisle dispensing drinks, cookies and conversation, with a smile. Applicant must be able to evacuate a plane, determine, behind closed curtains, what passengers are most likely to help in an emergency and wonder about the little girl flying alone, sitting ... Read More »

Millennials Change the Face of Hotel Design

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Millennials Change the Face of Hotel Design Wasn’t so long ago that all hotels pretty much looked alike. Just another pretty face, or not so pretty. There were some differences in the design of a luxury lobby and bar, versus, say the lobby and bar of a moderate-priced hotel chain. No one would confuse a Four Seasons with a Best ... Read More »

Will Facebook Dominate Travel Impulses


Will Facebook Dominate Travel Impulses If you’re looking for a sales job in travel, now might be the time to approach Facebook. The giant Social Media site is on a mission to further elbow its way into the travel space and has been reorganizing its sales force. As HotelMarketing, reports Facebook has been recruiting for travel sales representatives as it ... Read More »

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