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Is Social Media Killing the Destination Travel Article?

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Is Social Media Killing the Destination Travel Article? If HuffPostTravel can declare that the “Old Travel Show is Dead, Long Live the New York Travel Festival,”  then we might be right in declaring that “Travel Destination Articles Are Dying, Long Live Social Media Travel Content.” So, when a senior editor at Technorati  told me that, going forward, all travel-related content ... Read More »

Tying the Knot With Kids-The New Kind of Wedding

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Tying the Knot With Kids-The New Kind of Wedding Since 9/11 it’s pretty clear that the trend toward the bonding, memory-building kinds of family travel experience  is still strong. And the Caribbean, with its mix of the sensual and the accessible, is still a perfect place for those tying the knot, again, but who are committed to sharing the event ... Read More »

Travel Tips, Trips and Traps: Update

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Travel Tips, Trips and Traps: Update In Travel, It’s Mobile That’s Seeing All The Growth Compared to overall online retail sales, online growth for travel is slow, indicating maturity in the market. However, the US mobile travel market is growing more quickly, and the number of mobile users booking travel on their devices is expected to more than double until ... Read More »

DiveCaching-The New Underwater Treasure Hunt Game

DiveCaching-The New Underwater Treasure Hunt Game This is a great industry. We do a piece on Geocaching, the fun, GPS-driven hunt for hidden treasure (“the cache”). Then the Diving Equipment Marketing Association (DEMA) launches a real-life, eco-friendly, in-water game called DiveCaching, the underwater version of Geocaching. The have a video on the sport, but it’s pretty basic: • Divers hide ... Read More »

Familymoons, The New Kind of Honeymoon

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Familymoons, The New Kind of Honeymoon The Caribbean Wedding Association knows a lot about weddings.. But lately they’re seeing a new kind. “Many people are finding love later in life,” they say. “They’ve done the big formal wedding once, and now they want something different. When they remarry, they want to include their children in the wedding so they can ... Read More »

Unplugged Vacations: Places To Digitally Detox, and Be Happy

Unplugged Vacations: Places To Digitally Detox, and Be Happy Derrick Jackson, an astute Boston Globe columnist, just wrote a piece bemoaning the inability of vacationing Americans to actually vacation, that is to take a holiday “unplugged”, “off the grid,” “digitally detoxed,” and smell the flowers. Or listen to the brook. Or better still, actually have a conversation with your family ... Read More »

Southwest Airlines Buys AirTran, Expands Routes

Southwest and AirTran Tie The Knot Twitter Follow And the mergers go on. As Continental and United work toward a seamless merger, today’s news that Southwest Airline will acquire competitor AirTran in effect continues to reduce airline choices for travelers, and continues to hold them hostage to the pricing and fee whims of fewer and fewer airlines. Southwest, admittedly one ... Read More »

Seduced By The Cayman Island Sisters

From NMT Images Seduced By The Cayman Islands Most any novel or movie about corporate bad guys somehow always has shady types furtively wiring funds off shore to the Cayman Islands. Truth is, the three islands that make up the Cayman archipelago are so much more than temples of high finance, regardless of John Gresham’s books. Little Cayman and Cayman ... Read More »

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