10 Predictions for Travel and Tourism 2010

January 15, 2010

Social Media, Technology and Transparency My friend Everett Potter asked for a few predictions for 2010. Have a look at his post and what other industry folks think is ahead. Kathy’s Travel Industry Predictions for 2010 Customer-centric: the customer will become the sales force, product developers, service centers and resolution managers for companies. Those companies […]

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Example of creating an Amazon Carousel Widget for travel books

November 29, 2009

Amazon.com Widgets Amazon.com Widgets

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How long is your weekend?

August 12, 2009

How long is your weekend? There were two milestones that shifted my understanding of time.  The first occurred when I was in 3rd grade and I realized that summers were actually not half of the year and that school actually was longer than summer.  I still remember not fully comprehending this revelation.  This adjustment of […]

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Beyond Carbon Offsetting: Can we increase the value of our footprint?

July 23, 2009

My friend Greg Berry at nuance intelligence asked that I comment on his recent post:  Ethical Travel I’m not sure I offered anything towards the solution of our massive travel footprint but it allowed me a venue to post some thoughts. Thanks Greg. Across the globe there are countless initiatives being discussed to address travel, […]

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Prime-Time Travelers

July 22, 2009

Today the word “Adventure” is synonymous with the term “Experiential” and the Adventure Travel Industry has expanded to include everything from golf, fly fishing, safari, yoga and other “soft”/”active” trips to culinary, wine, small ship expeditions, cultural heritage, language immersion, villa rentals, photography and volunteer tours. Even brands like Disney (“Adventures by Disney”) and Royal […]

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Women as Decision Makers in Travel

July 21, 2009

Within the travel industry the importance of “Women’s Travel” is often confused.  Women hold a, agruably THE,  leading position in the viability of travel and tourism products. Women as Decision Makers Depending on whose research you review, women influence between 88 and 92% of all travel decisions.  period (should I write that again?) She is […]

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Peru Slide Show!

January 24, 2009

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Social Bookmarking in Plain English: Common Craft

January 24, 2009

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x66lV7GOcNU&hl=en&fs=1]Social Bookmarking seems to confuse new users…we want to save and share articles, websites, blogs and videos for future use or to share with friends and colleagues. Here is how social bookmarking works!

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Social Media in Plain English

January 24, 2009

We all love Common Craft Videos….Simple Explanations in Plain English (made using wonderful stick figures).  Here is their explanation of Social Media. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpIOClX1jPE&hl=en&fs=1]

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Top 10 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Brand’s Reputation

January 21, 2009

From Mashable Dan Schawbel is the author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success, and owner of the award winning Personal Branding Blog. Brand monitoring has become an essential task for any individual or corporation. Years ago, when people talked about our brands, it was behind our backs and we almost […]

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