This past Monday, Expedia hosted Blogger Day 2011 in Seattle which was designed to bring a group of travel bloggers together with a group of key executives from Expedia in order to delve into a range of topics and discuss how some of Expedia’s recent initiatives could be beneficial in tackling some of the bloggers’ own challenges.
After meeting up for an informal lunch, which served as a bit of an ice breaker, the group Continue Reading
Santa and his elves have been hard at work in Canada, creating the ultimate social media Christmas mashup.
Actually it’s not Santa. He’s a bit busy at the moment and has sub-contracted the Christmas Spirit Tree to Canadian Tire, a company that sells tires (or “tyres” if you’re on the other side of the Atlantic) and other stuff.
They have installed a Christmas tree at Union Station in Toronto with 3,000 LED lightbulbs that respond to Christmas themed Continue Reading
“They” know where you are, but do they know where you’re heading?
Amazon were granted a patent by the United States Patent Office on 6 Dec which indicates that they are developing a method for tracking people through their mobile devices, analysing their travel patterns and predicting where they might go next, in order to serve them more cleverly targeted advertising and promotions.
The deliciously named ‘digital legacy service’, iCroak.com, has listed a few of the reasons why travellers might want to lodge details of their passport with them.
iCroak, a start-up company based in the UK, quotes the UK’s Identity and Passport Service (IPS) statistics – Over 60,000 passports stolen abroad between Apr 09 to Mar 10 and 279,000+ replacements for lost or stolen passports in the UK & abroad during same period – and some of the explanations given…
“Jordan is, apparently, one of the best places to see the magnificent travel blogger in the wild. These powerful creatures – once thought to be critically endangered – are slowly being introduced to other parts of the world, but in Jordan, they are thriving.”