I’m a voracious reader. I always have been. On a daily basis, I read two newspapers, ESPN.com’s front page numerous times, dozens of blogs and whatever book I happen to have hiding in my Kindle app on my iPhone. I read fiction and non-fiction alike. A few weeks ago, I received a new book that was in the travel genre.
Catching up on things I enjoyed reading in the travel world: Airline lounge employees in Miami stole over $1 Million from Swiss Air and well over $2 million in total. Hands down the best story of the week. Stephanie Rosenbloom reports on the next wave of personalization in travel, hotels focusing on women without families looking to travel. Technology allows travel companies to dial-in so much more than they used to be able to and this makes a lot of sense. The Westin New York Grand Central, where I just […]
While I tote around an iPhone and an iPad, I definitely consider myself a bit of social media introvert. I can spell Twitter and Facebook, and I have my fair share of Foursquare check-ins. But other than that, a novice. Despite that, I was definitely intrigued by an article by Stephanie Rosenbloom of the New York Times recently about some fun new apps associated with travel. Stephanie brings up two things I think some of you will find interesting, one of which I’m certain to try. First, she talks about […]
It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that I’m skeptical about the American-US Airways Merger. And, it really isn’t all just about US Airways, either. When Delta and Northwest merged, their elites generally weren’t very happy. But, everyone survived. Then, United and Continental merged. There were disastrous computer issues, some elites saw their upgrade percentage mimic the trajectory of some European Union country’s currency. There were “over entitled” elites. And, it’s not really over. Even without considering the differences between US Airways and American there are plenty of reasons […]
Apologies for being away from the blog for a few days. Getting caught up from the MegaDO and work travel have bogged me down. I’m on my way to Frequent Traveler University right now, but I wanted to share with you a new piece on StarMegaDO4. Stephanie was along for the ride and shares her perspective on her first MegaDO. Some of my favorite quotes from her article: “Do not hold up the drink cart in the aisle,” he said. Alcohol is as much a part of MegaDos as jet […]