Market Research Consultant(oil &gas, Power and Infrastructure) at TechSci Research
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*******www.globalchange**** Future Travel Industry – Online Pricing and Marketing – Business opportunities in travel, airline industry, tourism, hotels and hospitality.Online travel bookings – future of travel agents, impact of Web 2.0 online communities such as TripAdvisor. Expect radical changes to pricing structures for all large hotels, flights etc – live auctions and dynamic pricing models. Expect slow death of mass market package holdays. Future of cruise market will be healthy – ever larger ships will become destinations in their own right. Comment by Futurist keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon. Still too hard to find hotels, villas, apartments online. Online marketing trends - hotels, holidays, airlines, restaurants and vacation packages. How aviation industry model can be used to sell hotel rooms, villas, resorts, holiday rental apartments. Ways to improve online marketing in business travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Brochures and travel agents look last-century. Instant online booking systems showing total availability of accommodation, car hire, flight seats and so on. Corporate travellers require fast access to all information – and ordinary tourists are also becoming very demanding. Need for fuller information while searching. Comment by Futurist keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon.
*******www.globalchange****Future of Travel and Tourism – ecotravel, carbon footprint, global warming and sustainability. Importance of relationships for travellers. Adventure tourism, eco tourism, educational trips. Growth of do-it-yourself packaging – own hotels, flights and car hire. Increasing impact of green issues: envcironment issues, carbon footprint. Travel is about relationships. Travelling together or to be with other people. Relationships are at the heart of business and leisure travel. Comment by Futurist keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon.
Goa is mostly known for being a top tourist destination, but away from the coast mining is the major industry, and it is severely impacting local water.
"First Time in World" & "India's First Dental Tourism Mobile Apps"
Launching Ceremony at star cruise in the Hong Kong.
"Dr Agravat Dental Tourism Mobile Apps.
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A 3 minute trailer of the new Belize Tourist Board's promotional video for the tourism industry in Belize.
*******www.globalchange**** US immigration challenges for travellers and US home security teams. Identity confusion, identity theft, database inaccuracies, terrorist information system complexities, biometrics, passports, visas and other issues. Travel documents can be forged or stolen. Challenges for national security. Cost of border control. New technology for managing “aliens” or foreign citizens. American isolationism and risks of alienation of business travellers. Visa requirements. Advice for travellers and national government. Recent travel experience on entering US. Video by keynote conference speaker Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist and author of 12 books on global trends including Futurewise and Building a Better Business.
Immigration, passport control, border control, homeland security, US borders, travellers, business, leisure, tourism industry, biometrics, national security, prevention terrorism
Postcard images capture the transformation of the Pocono Mountains from secluded wilderness to vacation destination.
With the arrival of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, numerous stations throughout the Pocono region served those temporarily fleeing the confines of city life. A multitude of boarding homes, hotels, inns and resorts provided travelers with a wide variety of accommodations and activities.
This work is a representation of the author's 10 year endeavor to collect postcards depicting the Pocono Mountains. The images illustrate how the area's tourism industry developed.
Readers are destined to enjoy a journey through time while rediscovering treasured memories from a bygone era.
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
A Pictorial History of Pocono Mountain
Boarding Homes, Hotels, Inns & Resorts
from the Delaware Water Gap
to Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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Tourism Ireland Launches World's First Marketing Drive in "Second Life"
Tourism Ireland launched a new marketing campaign in Second Life; this is the first
ever marketing promotion launched by a destination or "real world" tourist board in
the internet-based, virtual world of Second Life.
Since its establishment in 2003, Second Life has grown significantly and currently has
more than nine million registered users or "residents", 1.6 million of whom are considered
regular users. Sixty per cent of Second Life's users come from Ireland's four biggest
tourist markets: Great Britain, US, Germany and France. Half of those users are aged
over 30 -- a key demographic for tourism to the island of Ireland. These "residents" can
explore, socialise, participate in activities, trade items and services using Second Life's
currency, the Linden Dollar.
As part of this marketing campaign, Tourism Ireland sponsored a range of events and
activities from now until St Patrick's Day 2008 in Second Life's replica city of Dublin.
The events kick-off this weekend (26th--28th October) in virtual Dublin with the
"Discover Ireland Festival". Five bands and seven DJs will play on a stage located
on Grafton Street. A fashion show took place on a Liffey bridge, there were photographic
exhibitions of Irish landscapes on Grafton Street, and big screens provided a showcase
for promotional videos of Ireland.
Some experts predict that the web will be three-dimensional in a decade's time and virtual
worlds such as Second Life give us some idea of what the web may look like in the future.
Second Life is one of the biggest virtual worlds in existence and many major brands
including Coca-Cola, Vodafone, IBM, Toyota, Sony and Adidas already have a presence there.
Within the tourism industry, Starwood Hotels have used Second Life to pilot the design of a
new series of hotels and Thomas Cook offers customers virtual package tours.
While some tourist boards have built copies of their destinations within Second Life, none has
engaged in pro-active marketing to residents of Second Life as Tourism Ireland is now doing.
"Tourism Ireland is committed to using eMarketing to the best possible effect in promoting the
island of Ireland as a holiday destination and our involvement in Second Life is about finding
new ways to connect to today's web-savvy consumer", says Mark Henry, Tourism Ireland's
Director of Central Marketing. "The organisation has already doubled its digital marketing spend
over the past three years, to 14% of all marketing activity -- an investment of €6.5 million last year.
Tourism Ireland plans to spend close to a quarter of its entire marketing budget online in 2008."
Dublin in Second Life was created by John Mahon of PickSL and is a well established destination
or live music and DJs -- occasionally making the top ten list of the most popular places to visit there.
Tourism Ireland has chosen to partner with PickSL to leverage the success of virtual Dublin as a
Second Life destination, to promote the message of holidaying in the real-world destination.
Anyone can join in the "Discover Ireland Festival" by getting a free Second Life account through
or at the virtual Dublin web site:
Friday night August 30th Last Chance for Animals vigil for the eighty puppy mill dogs shot by their owners after the dog warden told them to vaccinate for flies and fleas. Elmer Zimmerman shot 70 dogs at his E&A Kennel in Maxatawny Township after a July 24 inspection by state officials, the state Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement said. His brother, Ammon Zimmerman, shot 10 dogs at his neighboring business, A&J Kennel. Wardens had ordered 39 dogs checked for flea and fly bites. They also issued citations for extreme heat, insufficient bedding and floors that dogs' feet could fall through. "These were dogs with no names. These were dogs that none of us ever knew," said Jenny Stephens of North Penn Puppy Mill Watch. "These were dogs who never knew the kindness a human hand can offer and these were dogs who died a violent and terror-filled death with no one to comfort them." "The decision by commercial breeders to kill healthy dogs instead of paying to repair a kennel and seek veterinary care is alarming and will likely outrage many people," state Secretary of Agriculture Dennis Wolff said in a statement released earlier this week. "Until our state's outdated dog law is changed, kennel owners may continue to kill their dogs for any reason they see fit, even if it is simply to save money." "It absolutely sucked the wind out of me when I heard," said Libby Williams of New Jersey Consumers Against Pet Shop Abuse. "Is there no end to the depravity of these people? I do think it was spite. But they did the state a favor. People are now learning the truth about the 'gentle' Plain people. And this has been in every newspaper across the country." "It's not uncommon for puppy millers to shoot or drown their dogs instead of spending money on medical care," Howard Nelson, CEO of PSPCA said. "There may have been some spite in this case, but I'm just calling it pure evil." "This shooting highlights the rampant problems with commercial breeding in Pennsylvania," Stephanie Shain of the Humane Society of the United States said. "This industry is in desperate need of reform and oversight." Author, psychologist and animal welfare advocate Jana Kohl has vowed to wage war on Pennsylvania's Amish tourism industry by exposing inhumane treatment of breeder dogs by the Amish and Mennonite communities. "Two thousand of the country's 10,000 commercial breeding kennels are owned by Amish and Mennonites," Kohl said earlier this month. "One of the ways to impact (this industry) is to shame and embarrass them by putting as many billboards and ads in as many places as possible. We can point the finger to Pennsylvania as aiding and abetting this horrific business that is nothing more than legalized torture." "A lot of people with a lot of money and resources are prepared to venture into a campaign like this," she said. "It's going to be a bigger and more embarrassing campaign than people expect, and it's going to shock."
*******www.globalchange**** Older travellers (anyone over 50) have different needs. Grey spending power. For example they need reading glasses to read a menu in a restaurant by candelight. Example of customer blindness by staff to needs of retired people. Need to be focussed on customer needs: comfort, quality, convenience, security and for travel companions (especially those who are over 80 who are often bereaved. Senior citizens impact of medical / health tourism. 1 million health-related visits to Thailand and 100,000 to India. Other trends relating to travel and tourism industries. Comment by Futurist keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon.
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