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  • Online Travel Agents Sociology

    Social media has transformed countless aspects of today’s world. In the matter of minutes people have the ability to easily select where they want to go, how they want to get there, where to stay and what they wish to do upon arrival, and all with a simple click of a button. Numerous industries, in addition to the travel industry, are struggling due to the evolution of social media sites including Facebook, Pinterest, Yelp and many more are amongst those being afflicted. Corporations are realizing now that the demand for “in office” agents are (minimal)(insignificant)(declining). Online travel agents (OTA) are one example of how powerful and influential the internet can be. OTA’s have affected an entire industry and in doing so has taken many jobs away from people. The amount of travel research and planning done while on the internet shows how present social media is in our society. I will discuss the impact of social media on travel research and the gathering of ideas, also the internet 's impact on the booking side of travel. Pinterest for many is a visual dreamland; in fact it has over 7 million users. Most users spend the day “pinning” their ideal destinations, activities and food. This website has become a main influencer on where people wish to travel, “users have created 2 million unique places boards” (Smith). Someone see’s a beautiful picture of a beach off the coast of Australia which would then cause their next vacation to be booked for…

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  • American Airlines: A Case Study: Direct Connect

    Case Study 1. Identify the situation, and the basic issues presented • American Airlines upgraded its reservation system, by developing an in house reservation system called Direct Connect. In making the upgrade, the company expected third-party travel operators (like Orbitz) to follow suit. • However, this new system would not rely on Global Distribution Systems (GDS), which middlemen like Orbitz used to conduct their business. So these third-party travel operators did not want to upgrade to…

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  • Gender Stereotypes In Music Video Analysis

    markets LGBT people is Campbell’s. It shows the two fathers making jokes saying, “I am your father.” Also in this commercial there is a rainbow figure in the background. The next one is Orbitz Golfers, in this one there are minimal things like the pin the guy in the blue shirt was wearing and the rainbow flag in the background. The pin that he was wearing was a gay rights symbol. Lastly I will talk about the commercial by Secret deodorant. In this commercial there is a lady who looks to be trans…

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  • Porter's 5 Forces Airline Industry

    Threat of Buyers-High There are three main types of buyers: travel agencies, businesses and individuals. Many travel agencies, such as Expedia, Kayak, and Orbitz, purchase flights that they can resell to consumers to make a profit. Some businesses use airlines for business-related trips while others use them to ship different items. Individuals mainly use airlines for leisure purposes or for emergencies. Whatever the reason may be, airlines prove to be a necessity for buyers because they are…

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  • Southwest Airlines Swot Analysis

    One of these is its policy of not assigning seats, leaving passengers to scramble—and argue—for them on their own (Williams & Williams, 2009). This is a policy that should be changed without hesitation, although some modified form that allows people some choice of seats might be worthwhile. Another weakness is Southwest’s odd practice of selling its tickets solely through its own web site and ticket counters; this means that people cannot buy tickets through such online ticket merchants as…

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  • The Importance Of Communication In Wells Fargo

    I work in the Reservations Department. My job title includes making reservations for guest coming in for personal or business stay. I also take care of guest who confirms reservations through third party booking such as: Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline etc. I have learned that communication plays a big role in my job title. Communication is the key to success, without communication this company would lack the hotel star ratings. Communication is used throughout everyone’s lifetime so it is very…

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  • Persuasive Speech On Cuban Embargo

    annually due to the embargo blocking us from exporting to Cuba. Cuba’s beautiful beaches and perfect climate makes it a great tourism site but due to the travel restrictions, travel companies are losing a big portion of their customers as well as income. In addition, the agriculture exports of the U.S. is losing 4.84 billion dollars every year. In the Washington Post, Michael A. Fletcher claims on December 28, 2014, “Cruise companies, airlines and hotel operators are among those poised for the…

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  • Mission Beach Rentals Marketing Strategy

    think that’s a thoughtful gift. So this holiday season, switch up your gift giving ways and instead of an item or cash, give someone an experience with the help of Mission Beach Rentals. A Mission Beach Rentals gift certificate is the perfect gift for an active person in your life. There’s no reason for you to miss out on the fun, so if you bring this ad into the shop and buy a certificate, we’ll match the amount with in-store credit so you can ride bikes or hit the waves with your loved one.…

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  • Hersha Hospitality

    hospitality industry. The helps them forecast, allocate and manage all the rooms of the hotel’s. Herhsa is very good at forecasting future demand and this way adjusting the marketing and selling effort to maximize financial return. Opera PMS is a very good and complete property management system but is not the only PMS system in the market. Other worth mentioning systems are Cloudbeds, Ezee front desk, Front desk anywhere, MaestroPMS, RDPwin, OnQ. Well must of the PMS system can be use by any…

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  • Case Study: Bmw's Dream Factory And Culture

    were allowed to stay. Under the new policies, mortgage officers would earn a base salary of $36,000 per year plus a flat commission of $100 for closing a loan. Depending on productivity and volume of business (which fluctuates with interest rates), they might earn $60,000 to $120,000 a year. The staff changes were part of a larger rethinking of the business that the owners hope will attract business: Walsh and Mangels will pass savings to customers by covering closing costs. In the fall of 2007,…

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