Month: September 2008

Rx for Lean Times

No doubt about it. Watch the news even for 5 minutes and you are inundated with the state of the economy and news of hard times all around. The House rejects the bail out deal and the Dow begins a very strong downward slide. What to do? Conventional wisdom says to cut back on all […]

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The Flaws in CRM

My colleagues who write the blog Travel 2.0 wrote a great piece this weekend called “mistaken identity”. The story was originally from the Wall Street Journal about a company called Revenue Science that had technology and a database that predicted behavior and supposedly helped target advertising more effectively. Well, the writer cited element after element […]

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For those of you in Boston – EyeonAmerica on CNN highlights Solutionz Group Wednesday October 1st

Greg Gumbel’s Eye on America to Feature the Solutionz Group Deerfield Beach, FL, September 18, 2008 –(PR.com)– The producers of Eye on America are pleased to announce that the Solutionz Group will be featured in an upcoming episode as part of the show’s series on the roles of strategy and technology in the travel industry. […]

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Day Two – The Beat Live – On Innovation [or the lack thereof]

Apologize for the slight delay in posting my observations about Day Two of the Beat Live Conference in Cleveland this week. I would like to say that this conference was really unlike the bulk of the conferences I’ve attended in this industry over the last decade. I told Jay Campbell that I thought that the […]

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Day One The Beat Live – On airline cuts CO Hilfman says “Wait ’til you see what’s coming in 1Q09”

At today’s Beat Live Conference in Cleveland (don’tcha wish you were here?), lively moderator and MC Dave Hilfman, SVP of Continental Sales led with this provocative comment about airline cuts. He cited that 4th quarter cuts had exceeded 8%, but in 1Q09 we should see “12, 13 and 14% cuts”. This is of course in […]

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Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics – The Road Trip Market

Somehow, we have been desensitized to statistics. I don’t know how it happened. The title of this blog comes from a quote attributed to Benjamin Disraeli and popularized in the US by Mark Twin. “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” The statement refers to the persuasive power of numbers, the […]

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