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Ski Pass Insurance - Creative fees on the slopes

Ski Pass Insurance - Creative fees on the slopes

Ed Silver here—guest blogging again—This morning I received an email from Vail Resorts, owners of some of the best ski resorts in the world, including Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone, and Heavenly. It included an offer to insure my ski season pass. I’ve seen plenty of insurance offerings in the past, but this latest one just amazes me.

Change your thinking about social media

Change your thinking about social media

I have always disliked those inspirational viral e-mails that are circulated by friends. They always struck me as much too manipulative. I particularly despised the inclusion of superstitious taunts daring the receiver to forward the message, for example, “Forward this message to 10 friends within 24 hours” in order to a) receive unfathomable riches or b) avoid unimaginable despair…

Seat Review - British Airways World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy)

Seat Review - British Airways World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy)

A family emergency sent me to Berlin. The trip back (which was filled with stress and eventually relief) was on British Airways Premium Economy – branded World Traveller Plus. Due to the circumstances of the trip I was not in a good mood. This almost certainly impacted my attitude toward the flight and the product and therefore this review.

How the travel industry Will save the world

How the travel industry Will save the world

When approached to become one of the initial contributors to Tnooz I was understandably flattered and naturally began thinking about my first post.  What is my agenda for the site, what do I say, what is my voice, my goal, my cause, what will I write about?  Those of you who know me well are already aware of what drives my personal ambition as well as my writing:  travel, technology and the environment.

Corporate travel management and travel practices in China

Corporate travel management and travel practices in China

The report with the same title published earlier this year by PhoCusWright and Amadeus IT Group is based on extensive research with over one hundred corporate executives responsible for travel procurement decisions in their companies and paints a picture of a corporate travel market with a significantly different behavior pattern from the rest of the world when it comes to planning, purchasing and accounting for travel services. The reasons for these differences are mainly cultural and will not be changed overnight.

Google Launches Place Pages for Google Maps

Google Launches Place Pages for Google Maps

Google has enhanced the functionality of Google Maps with an exciting new tool – Place Pages for Google Maps. Each Place Page has all the relevant information – photos, videos, reviews, related websites, popular attractions, maps, directions, etc. – listed on one single page.

Travel insights 100 launches first survey, “All about Twitter”

Travel insights 100 launches first survey, “All about Twitter”

On Monday, September 21, 1009, Travel Insights 100 officially launched, it is officially described as a partnership between UpTake, Sentias and BootsnAll Travel Network. But it is more than that, it is really a partnership of 100 members interested in learning about and informing others about all aspects of travel.