I’m a little late to this party, but it’s worth mentioning in case you missed it elsewhere: In an era in which the typical travel “loyalty” program has made it harder to cash in miles or points, Marriott has removed its...

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Downgraded: Odds of seeing pole-dancer art on London-Gatwick approach First it was the Kentucky Fried Chicken ad featuring a Colonel Sanders image visible from space. Now, a website’s advertisement featuring a giant chalk outline of a...

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Luke Mellor argues that hotels shouldn’t give internet access away for free, since doing so reduces their incentives to actually service the connection. I wholeheartedly disagree. Unless upscale business hotels want to emulate some European...

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14
Nov
2006
Posted by: Mark Ashley

‘Pods on a Plane Apple announced a deal with United, Delta, Continental, Air France, Emirates, and KLM to link inflight entertainment systems with iPods. “Available starting mid-2007, the connections would power and charge iPods in...

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21
Jul
2006

Some further observations on the Marriott smoking ban, which is still making the rounds, hitting the front page of the Washington Post yesterday. Christopher Elliott suggests a potential problem in executing this strategy: Marriott’s website...

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Marriott Hotels in North America are going smoke-free in September. Last year, Westin, part of the Starwood chain, banned smoking in all its rooms and public spaces and began to impose fines on violators of the ban. The Marriott move goes further...

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