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29 December 2012
Moving To Tumblr ... and why (CORRECTED)
This is my last post on Google's Blogspot/Blogger tool. Why would I do that. My blog has served its readers faithfully for many years...
06 December 2012
Agents Groups - Short Sighted or Defenders of the Realm?
A good article in Travel Market Report by Michele McDonald posited that Canadian agencies as represented by ACTA fear Airlines will by...
25 November 2012
BTC Agitates for Re-Regulation. Let's Keep Big Government Out
BTC a pressure group based in Radnor PA and is self appointed chairman is launching a new effort ...
23 November 2012
So you think you know about consumer protection?
As a strong suggestion - I believe if you want to understand consumerism and the workings of politics, read the US DoT recommendation...
UK Travel Industry Employment Statistics - Is Anyone Doing Anything About It?
The UK's Office of National Statistics often looks at different sectors of the economy. They even have a hub in their database...
17 October 2012
BTC and ASTA Fire Salvo at IATA
Probably not the wisest move on their part but ASTA and BTC have fired a broadside against IATA's NDC "New Distribution Capability...
16 September 2012
Slowing and Heading Down
Our friends over at CAPA have been pushing out interesting data of late. Much of their analysis is pointing to a more restrained world - ...
Amadeus and Open Systems - Really?
So Amadeus is trying to promote its credentials as an Open Systems company. You might want to j...
21 July 2012
Social Seating Why I Think Its Bad.
Over on Facebook (on my wall and privately) several people commented on my stated aversion to Social Seating. I have my tweets set to app...
19 July 2012
Dark Clouds and Hostage Data
Senior IT execs in the travel industry are starting to see dark clouds gather over th...
14 July 2012
Why Technology Writers are ALL Wrong About the Blackberry.
The Professor's 8 Point Product Enhancement Programme I have been a Crackberry Addict for a very long time. I have written before tha...
23 June 2012
IATA Wakes Up To Benefits Of Distribution
In Beijing last week, at IATA's AGM the announcement of its NDC (New Distribution Capability – see press release ...
21 April 2012
US Airways... Are You Insane?
OK so let me see if I can get this right. I am an airline who is in trouble because my costs...
Glass Ceilings, Women in Travel and Agism
I have been thinking about the way our industry is constituted - gender and age wise - and I am noticing something that should start to bot...
20 February 2012
OTA transactions shoot up in January
After experiencing a constant under-performance for all of 2011 - the OTA market in the USA came a...
The End of GDS Isolation. New Era of Openness?
Maybe its just me but I note a distinct change in the GDS rhetoric of late. And this is good for ...
31 December 2011
The Professor's 2012 Wish List
OK so you have had my predictions and my Grinch list. I have even done my top 10 secular holiday season songs. Now what woul...
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