Elliott’s E-Mail/August 19, 2008

By | August 19th, 2008

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In this issue …

After summer of ‘staycations,’ travel industry rolls out the welcome mat
Travel agent takes a 100 percent commission — is that too much?
Free speech? No thanks, say airlines — unless it’s for us
How to reach yours truly
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FIRST | Random thoughts about the week in travel

Burning question … falling into fall. What are your expectations for fall travel? I’m unusually optimistic, despite all the doom and gloom. Do you see anything encouraging about travel in the last half of 2008? Send me a note and please don’t forget to include your full name, city and occupation.

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SIGHTINGS | Noted Elliott appearances online and offline

Did Mickey take my SUV for a spin? — Something is wrong with Lynn Seehafer’s SUV, which she valet parked at a Disney World hotel. She thinks it’s been taken for a joyride. But has it? And to what extent is Disney responsible for the vehicle? (From The Troubleshooter)

After summer of ‘staycations,’ travel industry rolls out the welcome mat — Here’s your reward for taking a staycation this summer. The price of a real vacation is now a bargain. A steal, actually. (From MSNBC.com)

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BLOGGED | New posts on Elliott’s Blog

Travel agent takes a 100 percent commission — is that too much? — How much of a travel agent commission is too much? Ten percent? Twenty? How about 100 percent? That’s no academic question. (From Elliott Blog)

So Southwest Airlines wants my feedback? Here you go … — It’s been months — years, actually — since an airline asked for my opinion about a flight. They probably know better. So when Southwest Airlines sent me an email asking for my feedback, I just couldn’t resist. (From Elliott Blog)