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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 »

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

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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

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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 »

Pinterest Place Pins Pushes Pinterest into Travel

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It’s pretty amazing that Pinterest is valued at 3.8 billion dollars, even though it has no revenue. But that hasn’t stopped the popular image- driven site from expanding its reach into travel.   The company, started in 2009,  has more traffic from its mobile applications than its website,  and co- founder Evan Sharp went so far as to say Pinterest ... Read More »

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