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Travel 2.0?



Steve Rubel just wrote about the web 2.0 impact in the tourism industry, of all things. In fact, you might want to watch his blog for awhile. He says “Over the next several weeks I am going to start posting about the
global medium to long-term impact Web 2.0 will have on different
industry sectors.” Now THAT should be highly interesting!

Anyway… check out the tourism article. Some great quotes:

“In the Web 2.0 era, the power is shifting. The authority figure is no longer the travel agent or even the media. It’s us.”

“We’re empowered with technology and we’re using it to catalog every
place on earth using video, photos and text. We are telling it like it
is and sharing it globally.”

Yahoo Trip Planner: Who needs a travel agent when there’s 43,000 people eager to help us.” (similar to Amazon’s book reviews).

Wow. Just wow.

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  • Joanne Izzard

    It’s not just the big players like Yahoo who are tapping into this. A small company called Viva Travel Guides (www.vivatravelguides.com) created a book by an online community of writers. The book has just become available on Amazon. It seems like using the power of many to create books is really taking this to a whole new level.

    http://www.amazon.com/Viva-List-Latin-America-Experiences/dp/0977115933/ref=sr_1_1/002-8261757-1560848?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1174072513&sr=8-1

  • Joanne Izzard

    It’s not just the big players like Yahoo who are tapping into this. A small company called Viva Travel Guides (www.vivatravelguides.com) created a book by an online community of writers. The book has just become available on Amazon. It seems like using the power of many to create books is really taking this to a whole new level.

    http://www.amazon.com/Viva-List-Latin-America-Experiences/dp/0977115933/ref=sr_1_1/002-8261757-1560848?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1174072513&sr=8-1

  • http://www.pacsafe.com/ Sean

    Isnt that how the Lonely Planet Guides started ? By having lots of backpackers constantly updating the content

  • http://www.pacsafe.com Sean

    Isnt that how the Lonely Planet Guides started ? By having lots of backpackers constantly updating the content

  • http://www.apartments-crikvenica.com/ Sira

    I am in tourism for years and I agree with your saying.

  • http://www.apartments-crikvenica.com Sira

    I am in tourism for years and I agree with your saying.

  • http://iguide.travel/ Alex Cybriwsky

    Well said, the “authority” is becoming us, as our collective voices are taking up more online travel bandwidth. Yet, how much of travel 2.0 is actually useful content versus search engine spam, and how much is worth reading?

    I’m the creator of a website, iGuide (http://iguide.travel) which which attempts to consolidate user-generated travel information with an interactive twist. It’s my way of adding my voice to the collective clutter.

  • http://iguide.travel Alex Cybriwsky

    Well said, the “authority” is becoming us, as our collective voices are taking up more online travel bandwidth. Yet, how much of travel 2.0 is actually useful content versus search engine spam, and how much is worth reading?

    I’m the creator of a website, iGuide (http://iguide.travel) which which attempts to consolidate user-generated travel information with an interactive twist. It’s my way of adding my voice to the collective clutter.

  • http://www.urbandigger.com/ Sarah

    Can you tell me where those first two qutes came from? I’d like to reference them in an article I am writing if possible. Thanks!

  • http://www.urbandigger.com Sarah

    Can you tell me where those first two qutes came from? I’d like to reference them in an article I am writing if possible. Thanks!

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