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Showing posts from November, 2010

Online travel chin wagging

I was recently invited to be part of a round table discussion on all things online...

The round-table debate covered the future of intermediaries in an industry in which the supplier and consumer are ever more closely connected through technology.
With Google’s proposed takeover of software firm ITA in the US, intermediaries look set to come under greater pressure. Could loyalty schemes and social media be their salvation?
Round-table attendeesAlun Williams, Tui UK e-commerce director, Tui UK Marianne Sammann, general manager UK&I, Lufthansa Drew Robinson, sales and distribution general manager, Virgin Holidays Douglas Acton, sales director,  Von Essen Hotels  Tony Berry, director industry and air fare distribution, HRG Stephen Line, SAS UK   Jim Zalles, senior managing consultant, IBM Maarten Oosten, senior analytical consultant, SASFull report on Travel Weekly can be found here

Drop Box

Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Mark Zuckerberg, "A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg"

Areas covered:

* FB Messages (The How and Why?)
* Plans for the future (Plans for development, areas they will avoid)
* FB as enablers
* The culture within FB
* Apple/FB Music enabler (Will it ever happen?)
* Will facebook expand to the wider web – Opportunity to become an ad-network?
* Social Gaming
* Social Commerce