Jeff Jarvis is on to something
A couple very nice posts on the future of the travel industry ... especially the airlines. He suggests, amongst other things, that airlines should offer the ability for people to review their trips and holidays in-flight. He suggests that airlines should become publishers.
What a fab idea!
Can you imagine coming home from a trip and spending 5 minutes adding your $0.02 worth of information to a database of locations, hotels, and hotspots? Maybe you'd get a few extra frequent flier miles. Or, perhaps you'd get the satisfaction of know ing that you had contributed to a unbiased data resource. Maybe both.
This is an idea that could topple Tripadvisor. Or, if they were smart, they'd be building it for the airlines.
By the way - and I don't meant to rant - but has anyone esle noticed how poor the redesigned Tripadvisor is? They tried to make it more simple, I guess, but it looks like crap to me.
Saturday, January 05, 2008