Month: September 2011

The Beat Live – Court of Chancery

Wikipedia says that a court of chancery has jurisdiction over the estate of lunatics. Let’s hope Jay wasn’t making a backhanded statement about either party by choosing this particular forum for the airline/GDS debate. As I see it, there are a number of real issues at the heart of this battle. Content, Technology, Merchandising, Business […]

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A Book Recommendation – It’s Not About You, Bob Burg and John David Mann

Click here to pre-order  There has only been one book in my life (other than the Bible) where I’ve bought more than one copy.  That was The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann.  The concepts are simple but profound. Well, I’m thinking that another book is about to share that distinction.  Bob and […]

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International travelers spent a record $13.3 billion on travel to the US in July

TI News: An information service from Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, September 14, 2011 News Media Contact: Kevin Griffis, (202) 482-4883, kgriffis@doc.gov Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on International Travel to the United States in July 2011 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that […]

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AA/Sabre – Will anyone win on this? (besides the attorneys)

In case you missed the story last week, here is a little tit for tat on the latest in the AA/Sabre argument from this snippet of an article from Travel Weekly in the UK —————————— A spokesman for American said: “We believe evidence will show that, among other illegal behaviour, Sabre has used its market […]

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GAME ON: Google Buys Zagat: It’s All About Local

You can tell an awful lot about a company based on its acquisition strategy.  I’m seeing someone that basically wants to own providing information to us about both travel and local.  Content is King may just be their new tagline. Google Buys Zagat: It’s All About Local | Digital – Advertising Age With Deal, Internet […]

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Another day, another lawsuit

American Accuses Sabre of Staging Bookings Boycott in Reservations Dispute – Bloomberg And here we thought that they had at least temporarily kissed and made up….  The engines are revving again….

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