Month: February 2009

On Reinvention

For those that know me, you likely already know that I’m in the midst of what I call “near total reinvention”. While I still have a passion for travel distribution, nearly every minute of every day I am now consumed with the launch of my new social broadcasting network and media company. I still do […]

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Global Travel and Tourism Investment – Good idea or bad idea?

Catch Richard Miller, CEO of Tourism ROI to hear his views on Tuesday, Feb 17th at 1130am ET. Sponsored by 4CWeb. Listen live at www.blogtalkradio.com/solutionzlive or download later.

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Growth is a choice

Every day we are faced with choices. It is just like standing in front of an elevator. We can choose to press the UP button (positive attitude which breeds success), we can choose to press the DOWN button (taking everyone we know down with us into the mire) or we can stare endlessly at the […]

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Don’t miss Jake Fuller at 11am ET on www.blogtalkradio.com/solutionzlive

Today at 11am ET Chicke Fitzgerald welcomes Jake Fuller as her guest co-host on Solutionz Live! They will talk about the state of the travel industry and will be talking about the rivalries in the GDS and online travel space. Listen live on www.blogtalkradio.com/solutionzlive or call in on 1-646-727-2840 to ask questions live on the […]

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It isn’t about product or inventory guys

The GDSs are all suffering from an inordinate dependence on airline travelers for their revenues. In most cases, 90+ percent of GDS distribution revenues are from air bookings. And the non-air bookings received are largely sourced from the air traveler needing a hotel, a car or a cruise on arrival at an airport. In my […]

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Waiting to Exhale – Part 2

A few weeks ago I wrote about the industry being in a state (wait…. make that the country) that resembled the metaphor “waiting to exhale”. A friend recently said that she felt that the travel industry was in a state of paralysis. I then shared the “waiting to exhale” comment and said that with paralysis […]

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Will begin musing again soon – This week’s focus: Solutionz Live!

This week was the launch of the Solutionz Live! social broadcasting network. This is the “new new media” that you may have been hearing about. The show is broadcast using the blogtalkradio.com platform, which means that I was able to launch a complete new venture in just 2 weeks, since all I had to concern […]

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TUESDAY February 3rd Solutionz Live launches

Tuesday’s Solutionz Live!Real solutions for real life focuses on the business side of life Nancy Widmann joins us at 10am to talk about INNOVATION and LEADERSHIP When the Sky is Falling. At 11am Chris Dane and I will be talking about the rivalry between Carnival and Royal Caribbean in our segment INVESTMENT INSIGHTS – Investing […]

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Thursday’s Show turned to the practical

The third and final day of the Transition Solutionz series featured: Mark Wayman with the Godfather’s Career Guide – what to do when you get whacked. Anne Fry – the author of Sixty, Sexy, Sassy and Free talking about reinventing yourself Lynne Waymon – the author of Make Your Contacts Count gave practical advice about […]

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