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Social Media More Influential Than Travel Professionals

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Social Media More Influential Than Travel Professionals It’s not exactly a big surprise, but ReadWriteWeb a popular technology blog, “officially” reported that social media was gaining serious ground in the race with travel experts as an “influencer” in the traveler’s planning process and decisions. The article gained credibility when it was Retweeted by the big public relations news service, PR ... Read More »

The Lure of Dark Tourism: Murder and Mayhem

The Lure of Dark Tourism: Murder and Mayhem Places like Cambodia’s Killing Fields, Auschwitz, New York’s Ground Zero, or the Wolf’s Lair where Hitler barely survived an assassination attempt in 1944, exert a powerful pull on travelers. But what’s the fascination? Professor John Lennon of Glasgow University wrote a book exploring exactly the question, why do we want to travel ... 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 »

Arizona Immigration Bill Cripples Tourism. Other States Fearful

Arizona’s Immigration Law Hits Tourism Hard The last thing in the world Nevada and Las Vegas need now is an Arizona-type immigration bill. If the “sin” doesn’t undo sin city, the proposed Arizona-like immigration bill might. Speaking to Travel Weekly, the travel trade publication, Rossi Ralenkotter, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority lamented that Arizona lost about ... Read More »

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