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Death by Too Many Reviews

Death by Too Many Online Reviews Chris Colin writes a great essay in Wired Magazine. He’s probably best known for the terrific and funny, What Really Happened to the Class of ’93. But in his recent Wired Magazine piece, he suggests we are suffering from “review” overload. For every slew of new data and information that’s produced, he says, (think ... Read More »

Note to Airlines: Skip the Flight, Just Charge for The Bags

Note to Airlines: Skip the Flight, Just Charge for The Bags Absurd as it may seems, it’s very possible the airlines are making more money on the persistent and aggressive fees they’re charging than on ticket sales. A recent report from the Department of Transportation reveals that in 2010, the airlines raked in a whopping 5.7 billion dollars in checked ... Read More »

When Travel Marketing Conferences Falls Short

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When a Travel Marketing Conference Falls Short I went to the recently held, high-powered Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME) 2011 conference eager to pick up the latest in travel trends, and come back with content for an article on the forward-looking state of travel. Half way through the two day meet I began to feel I wasn’t getting what ... Read More »

When Did Travel Become a Commodity?

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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 »

Groupon & Expedia Deal Means Deep Discounts for Travelers

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Groupon & Expedia Deal Means Deep Discounts for Travelers It certainly was a deal that most people either saw coming or could easily imagine: Groupon and Expedia launching “Groupon Getaways With Expedia.” The new company, says Hotelmarketing.com, will offer consumers deeply discounted deals from among the 135,000 hotels in Expedia’s data base…and then the partnership will move on to offer ... Read More »

Your Travel Complaints Now Settled by Technology

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Your Travel Complaints Now Settled by Technology No trip is ever trouble free. Flights are always being canceled, cruse lines change itineraries or skip ports, and car rentals are plagued by pricing or mechanical problems that are almost inevitable. Interestingly, as Christopher Elliott writes in the Seattle Times, travel disputes between a traveler and supplier, like an airline or cruise ... Read More »

Kill the Travel Press Release-Tweet it Instead

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Kill the Travel Press Release-Tweet it Instead So I was sitting at a media dinner when I overheard someone from a Canadian tourism office say to her companion that they were thinking of no longer sending travel media releases out, and Tweeting them instead. I was taken aback because I had an hour ago just written this article and thought somehow ... Read More »

And The Best Airline Search Sites Are?

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And The Best Airline Search Sites Are? We’re suspicious when research shows this or that airline, web site or hotel was voted the best, because we know people and statistics don’t tell the truth. On the other hand, when results jive with what we have experienced and researched on our own, we believe. Then there’s the all-important method the researchers ... Read More »

Can Shopkick Kick the Travel Industry Into Action?

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Can Shopkick Kick the Travel Industry into Action? Imagine if a travel destination or property rewarded you for just visiting it, or just walking through the door of a hotel or B and B , or setting foot on an island. Would that encourage a more loyal following and generate more business? Probably. By any standard, we’ve reached the tipping ... Read More »

LivingSocial Adds Hotels and Dealradar Delivers Deals

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LivingSocial Adds Hotels and Dealradar Delivers Deals Not so long ago, the new, travel “catch term” in a struggling travel economy was the “staycation”. The idea that people could really vacation in their own back yards, getting to know, appreciate and experience their own neighborhoods was novel, and widely accepted. It made sense. Many of us don’t really know our ... Read More »

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