Archive | March, 2012

Memorable Places: Hanoi

This was recently posting on my Travelography blog, where I talk about my personal travels.  I thought it might be of interest to readers here, as well…. Hanoi: How to Make a Place Memorable … We left Hanoi feeling really good.  We thoroughly enjoyed the city and felt like it was a place that we […]

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Hanoi: How to Make a Place Memorable

We left Hanoi feeling really good. We thoroughly enjoyed the city and felt like it was a place that we both wanted to visit again some day. Part of that was the great walking and exploring opportunities of the Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Being able to “explore”, “discover” and be “surprised” is a really important part of a good tourist experience.

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Hotel Gyms: An Extension of Travelers’ Healthy Lifestyle

In the past five years, I have seen many hotel chains putting more money in renovating their workout facilities (e.g. the Sheraton Hotel at Syracuse University and the Courtyard by Marriott in Syracuse). They are responding to travelers’ demand of having nice gyms in hotels. Some travelers may even choose a hotel over the others […]

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International Restaurant and Foodservice Show in NYC

Earlier this week, I was in New York City for The 2012 International Restaurant and Foodservice Show. Usually, I go to the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in November. So, this was the first time I attended this event. The Restaurant Show in the spring is not as big as the Hotel Show in […]

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Exposing Five Popular Myths of Social Media

Over the past few weeks Joe Buhler and I have been having numerous Google+ conversations concerning the effectiveness of social media. Joe is a principal of buhlerworks, an expert in development and execution of social web marketing strategies. Several conversations dealt with the many myths surrounding social media so I asked Joe to write a […]

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Talent, Passion, and the Creativity Maze

We live in a world mad for talent. From Hollywood and sports to executive search firms and HR departments around the globe, everyone seeks that special mix of natural abilities and attitudes that will make performance pop. A few months ago, Douglas Conant wrote a terrific blog post on how to find talented candidates for […]

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Travel Hungry? Look at this….

I have long felt that a lot of the research coming out of the neurosciences these days can inform our understanding of tourism and tourist behavior. I also know that a lot of that research is controversial with results that are probably overstated. With that caveat, though, I saw a recent article in ‘Science Daily’ […]

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Travel Hungry? Look at this….

I have long felt that a lot of the research coming out of the neurosciences these days can inform our understanding of tourism and tourist behavior.  I also know that a lot of that research is controversial with results that are probably overstated.  With that caveat, though, I saw a recent article in ‘Science Daily’ […]

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