The Revolution will be Mobile (hello iPhone)

The blogosphere has been all a-buzz with the iPhone since before it was announced as a real product.  Mac fans have been dreaming of the perfect handheld gadget that would interpret and anticipate every need they have.  Apparently Mac fans have short memories, and had forgotten or forgive Apple for the Newton — which actually was the grand-daddy of PDAs — but failed miserably. I’ve avoided writing about the iPhone because everyone else had been covering it ad-naseum.  Then Scott…

Summer Vacation with the Relatives

Sometimes at CDG, we refer to our group of hotel clients as “the hotel family,” as in “Let’s welcome the Churchill Hotel as the newest member of our hotel family.” At first, I thought this term was a little silly (we can’t banish members of the hotel family to their rooms if they’re behaving badly) but it actually makes sense because we’re always thinking of our hotels, we try to help them be successful and we know them well enough…

Move off the Web and Onto the Desktop – Part 1

These days people are so obsessed with adding Web 2.0 elements to their website, and rightly so, that they forget about developing a well-rounded interactive marketing strategy.  Since I’m just as guilty of that as the next person, I thought I’d talk today about some lesser explore interactive options.  I’m actually hoping we can stop talking “Web 2.0” soon and just get back to talking about interactive — since that’s what Web 2.0 really is.  It’s really about making the…

Move off the Web and onto the Desktop Part 2

Widgets (think Southwest, or something simpler) Live chat with Concierge, Wedding Planner, or front desk staff (mobile implications)

Quiz: What’s Your Travel Personality?

The thought of lying on a beach in Maui over vacation may make your skin crawl (scratchy sand!) and skin boil (stifling sun rays!) but it might be your best friend’s favorite vacation activity. Your dream anniversary trip could be a romantic trip to Italy to look at art and dine on local pasta, while your spouse envisions the two of you in an isolated cabin in Oregon splitting a can of Chef-Boyardee for dinner if fresh fish isn’t available.…

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