Kaleel Sakakeeny's Blog – December 2011 Archive (5)

Ottawa, Canada: Audio PostCard

Listen to this sound-rich Ottawa, Audio PostCard. Be transported by the sounds of this friendly, accessible city.

 

It's a bit of a throwback to the theater of the mind when audio created the place

 

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 27, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How We Make Travel Decisions

How We Make Travel Decisions



At some point or other someone is always gazing into a crystal ball predicting the future of the travel industry



It's understandable given the tremendous impact, say, mobile has had in the travel space, or the  daily emergence of new sites that offer interesting new search processes.



There are…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 23, 2011 at 9:07am — 4 Comments

Should Travel Writers Ask for Free Trips or Get Paid by a Destination?

Should Travel Writers Ask for Free Trips or Get Paid by a Destination?



This started out with a question: Should travel writers ask for free trips.



It’s  a vexing and contentious issue for travel professionals.



The ethical issues are pretty clear: If a travel writer is given an all-expense trip to a country, hotel,…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 17, 2011 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

Battle of the Review Giants: HolidayCheck vs. TripAdvisor

Battle of the Review Giants: HolidayCheck vs. TripAdvisor

In the unfolding drama of  TripAdvisor vs Fake Reviews that has played out  in various travel publications, HolidayCheck has upped the stakes by trumpeting its differences with TripAdvisor relative to the integrity of hotel reviews.

In fact, the Swiss-based online travel portal,…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 10, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

Getting High in Jamaica

Getting High in Jamaica



I was pretty terrified.



Weak knees,  breath-holding terrified.



I was standing on the edge of small tree platform high above the Jamaican rain forest, looking down at all the treetops. About eye level with the birds!



With the forest canopy beneath me, the guides from …

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 2, 2011 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

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