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In a glamorous evening highlighting the biggest and brightest stars in tourism, the travel industry gathered at New York’s Gotham Hall on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, to celebrate the 2018 Travvy Awards.

Considered the Oscars of the travel industry, the fourth annual Travvy Awards honored dozens of brands across a variety of categories, including destinations, hotels and resorts, cruise lines and tour operators.



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Extra Room in Economy: But Will It Last?

9008851459?profile=originalIf you've flown on any of American Airlines' 737s in the past year or two, you've seen bolted-in seat trays in rows 16 and 17 that prevent the middle seat from being occupied. The result: Seats A (window), C and D (aisle), and F offer extra elbow room and places for drinks and stashing small carry-ons. Me, I'm on a run, having recently taken four straight flights where I sat in the much-coveted Row 16.

Nice, but don't you find this somewhat strange?
After all, American Airlines' largesse would

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When Did Travel Become a Commodity?

When Did Travel Become a Commodity?

When did it stop being an experience and more of a package, a deal, a search result?

Travel has turned into an obsession for the cheapest airfare, cheapest hotel room and pretty much the lowest, cheapest  cost for anything and every thing related to travel.

Wasn't so long ago that airlines, the most commodified of the travel experience were sufficiently different from each other that you could them apart.

There were differences in food served, space between rows
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Travel and tourism professionals can never forget that their profession is not only one that evokes high levels of emotions, but is often open to all sorts of liability cases that range from the frivolous to the extremely serious.  To add to the confusion, what may be legal in one place may be illegal or liable in another location and often visitors may not only sue in the location in which an incident occurred but also once they have returned home.  This month's Tourism Tidbits might be read in

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