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Social Media Plays Minor Role in How We Choose Hotels

Social Media Plays Minor Role in How We Choose Hotels What would you guess most determines how we choose a hotel? Price? Location? Recommendation by a friend or someone else? In a connected Social Media world, it’s surprising to discover that what our friends, and friends of friends recommend, say on Facebook or other sharing platforms, counts for only 6.8 ... Read More »

EF: Passion(ate) About Education-Guest Blog by Modig!Media

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EF: Passion(ate) About Education by Guest Editor, Lance VanDyke Salemo :modig!media Cambridge, MA | September 26, 2012 When is a groundbreaking not a groundbreaking? When it’s a social/multimedia event that features electropop darlings Passion Pit as the headlining act! EF (Education First , an international study-abroad and language-instruction leader that blends technology with education, knows how to throw a party. ... 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 »

When Technology Fails: Guests Locked Out of Rooms

When Technology Fails: Guests Locked Out of Rooms Guests at the Denver Marriott Tech Center would have loved a set of hard keys to their rooms on New Year’s Eve because, as if by magic, a computer malfunction locked every guest out of their hotel rooms. And locked the elevators shut. Bad enough, but this was just before the stroke ... Read More »

TripAdvisor Plot Thickens: Second Charges Filed

TripAdvisor Plot Thickens: Second Charges Filed The review giant seems reeling these days with legal and PR woes from all directions. In the latest plot development, Hotelmarketing.com  reports that a more serious complaint against TripAdvisor  has been lodged with the Advertising Standards Authority, the UK organization charged with regulating advertising across all media. The second probe, instigated by reputation management ... Read More »

My Six “Travel Superstars” Drinking Mates

So, OK, if I could have a few drinks with any of these travel industry heroes, I’d be happy…and learn a lot. And maybe could stop blogging. 1 Arnie Weissmann, the bright, capable and honest editor in chief of Travel Weekly. He likes martinis and travels more than anyone I know. Great guy. www.travelweekly.com 2 Kyle McCarthy. Imagine being the ... Read More »

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