Posts Tagged ‘ Reuters ’

Twitter: An Outlet for Moaning

Aug 22nd, 2009 | By

In the old days, if you had a problem you complained in person or by letter or by telephone. The arrival of the internet allowed blogs and then social websites.

Twitter which sometimes seems no more than the virtual stalking of celebrities has provided a bonus and a problem for the travel industry. It is a bonus in that travel companies can put up last minute offers and thoughts secure in the knowledge that it will be quickly seen by followers.

London, a Bargain for Tourists?

Mar 10th, 2009 | By

In New York last week, Reuters sponsored a tourism conference last week. One feature that seemed to be agreed on by the chief executives of a number of online travel sites was that London was one of the bargains for travelling Americans in 2009. (I think they probably mean Britain as well.) The reason?Currency fluctuations.That helps overseas visitors since the pound has dropped quite a bit against the American dollar, the euro and a lot of other currencies. As well as that, air fares have
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