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The public relations business thrives on awards, or, more accurately, the awards business thrives on public relations. Clients love receiving awards and so public relations practitioners are willing to spend time and sometimes money to “win” them.
Three recent awards presentations have gotten my hackles up about the whole shameful business.
I begin with the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, which some consider the “Oscars of the travel industry”. Travel Weekly cultivates a reputation as the “newspaper of record “in travel, and the publication has been giving away Magellans for a decade to “recognize the very best examples of design and promotion in an extraordinarily competitive environment.”
Last week the “Today” show aired a segment about how to save money when booking a spring break getaway. The secret? Book through Costco Travel, a membership club that charges $55 per year to consumers for the privilege of shopping for commodities at a Costco warehouse store or buying travel products online at the Costco Travel website.
Maritime Mobile Communications LLC (doing business as Digital Video Systems) has installed the CRUISESAT satellite direct-to-ship and vessel entertainment service […]
Virtù Equity, a private equity firm headquartered in Miami, has signed an investment agreement with Kerotin, a hair-care brand with […]
A recent Booking.com survey of over 20,000 global travelers found that 40 percent of Baby Boomers had taken a solo […]
Victory Cruise Lines has won two gold and two silver 2018 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly, considered the most influential […]
Morning Consult recently released “The State of American Travel 2018,” a nationwide survey of 2,200 adults. The title of the survey conveys a sense of comprehensiveness and breadth that the report itself does not actually display, and some of the methodology and conclusions do not hold up to close scrutiny.
However, it’s one of the many travel industry surveys that are intended to draw broad, somewhat obvious conclusions that generate media coverage.
The South Padre Island, Texas, City Council recently approved a proposal by SPI Cruise Group – a partnership of cruise […]