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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…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 21, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments
Hotel guests have said it again and again: after location, and service that exceeds expectations, free and reliable WiFi matters the most.
So why do hotels charge for WiFi and why do guests have to struggle find a location that works?…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 16, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments
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Twenty years after the fall of communism, tourism is finally on the rise in Eastern…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 7, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments
Hotels live and die by the number and kinds of reviews they get. Especially on TripAdvisor, because the quantity, quality and frequency of reviews a hotel receives there, determine a hotels all-important ranking.
Very little is said about the authenticity of a review,…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 1, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments
Will Google harness its awesome search capacity, plus its Youtube, plus social indicators from a person's searches to make travel suggestions and shape travel experiences? And book travel too.
We say, yes. It says "yes," too.
It's widely accepted that travelers are…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on April 23, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments
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In spite of the reports suggesting social media is the way to connect with and service customers, it just may not be true.
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on April 9, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
by Hardie Karges and Kaleel Sakakeeny
Travelers probably already know that hostels can save a bunch of bucks in super-expensive Europe. But they…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on April 2, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
In essence, travelers will create and share their own travel experience. They, not tourism officials or travel writers, will shape and determine the nature and quality of travel.
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis , …
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on March 27, 2013 at 4:25pm — No Comments
Will buying an airline ticket soon be as personalized as buying a suit from a sales person? Probably, as trends go.
It's no surprise that airlines want to personalize their relationships to their customers. If they can figure out how, it would be a huge step toward…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on March 20, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments
by Kyle McCarthy (Family Travel Forum) and Kaleel Sakakeeny
Forty-four per cent of adults bring children (and grandchildren) along on leisure travels. Taken as a group, they take more trips per year (4.5) than…
Searching for a hotel online is actually more complex than, say, searching for a flight or car rental or even Viagra. A hotel stay is more of an emotional experience than flying somewhere. To go from New York to London, is simply to find the most convenient, and best-priced…Continue
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on March 4, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments
It's an axiom among those of us who fly: You never know whom you'll be sitting next to.
Could be a fascinating character from some terrific movie, your next love or, more likely, someone you really, badly want to get away from.…
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…
Radio Netherlands: "There are more than 40 million widows in India - 10 percent of the country's female population. And for the majority of these women, life is what some have described as a "living…Continue
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 11, 2013 at 6:31pm — No Comments
A funny thing happened on the way to the movies.
Forty million international movie-goers opted to travel to a place where a movie they loved was shot.…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on January 31, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
We reported frequently in New Media Travel that hotels notoriously use photos of empty swimming pools,…Continue
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on January 23, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments
New England is not an easy place to get to know, especially in its winters when the dark and the cold and the snow hold the land in a formidable grasp, and the people disappear into their homes and cafes for months.
But that can also be the fun part of New England, and especially the iconic state of…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on January 15, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments
Or, Are Facebook and Twitter a Waste of Time for the Travel Marketer?
How surprising is this: In the second half of last year, fewer that 1% of visitors arrived at a hotel or travel booking site, "via a social media link or a link shared by by a friend," reports…
Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on January 9, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments
Back in 2004, the movie Cellular featured a character -- a cop -- who was about to retire. Was he going to spend his newly-found free time hunting, fishing, or traveling the world?
No. He was going to open a day spa.
That character was way ahead of his time. Spa treatments for men…Continue
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