Kaleel Sakakeeny's Blog – November 2011 Archive (7)

How Tourism Ireland Took Top Social Media Prize

How Tourism Ireland Won Top Social Media Prize



Luck of the Irish?



Hardly.



It was no surprise to us when Tourism Ireland  was tapped as the winner in the “Best Use of Social Media” contest at the…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 28, 2011 at 4:34pm — 5 Comments

When Did Travelers Become Transumers?

When Travelers Become Transumers



Get comfortable with the term "Transumer,” because you’ll be hearing it often.



Correspondent Charlene Rook uses it in her informative articles in Sparksheet  to refer to the flow of goods and services by…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 21, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 20, 2011 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Billions Spent, But Are We Any Safer?

Billions Spent, But Are We Any Safer?





In its usual witty, acerbic but always readable content, FastCompany  looks at the Transportation Security Administration’s  huge expenditures on air travel since 9/11 in their efforts to keep…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 16, 2011 at 7:13am — 8 Comments

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…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 10, 2011 at 3:28pm — 7 Comments

Iceland: Life on the Brink



Iceland: Life on the Brink





Icelanders live on the edge.



In 1783 the Laki Volcano  in this glacier-covered country erupted in a violent and prolonged paroxysm, killing a fifth of the country's population.…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 8, 2011 at 8:15am — 6 Comments

Why Is Hotel Web Content so Boring?



Why Is Hotel Web Content so Boring?



There was an interesting round table  discussion recently sponsored by visual content management powerhouse, VFM Leonardo  .



The basic question the panel was asked to consider was this: Why is hotel web site content so boring, and how can it be… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 4, 2011 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment

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