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Trade Me adds Travel

Last Monday Trade Me launched a new ‘Travel, events & activities’ category that allows members to auction off pretty much anything related to travel and tourism in New Zealand. The new category covers Accommodation Activities…



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Avoiding Web Fraud

The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) offers the following advice to help consumers protect themselves against Web travel fraud: Watch out for claims such as, “You have been specially selected to receive our spectacular…



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Charity Begins At Work

Want some free publicity? Donate your travel or tourism offering to a Charity Auction (a live one, not an eBay event. That’s a topic for another day). Tremendous, you say. Now the 3 organisers and…


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When you care but can't be there

One of New Zealand’s leading luxury boat builders has taken advantage of the internet to help its customers “pop in” on the assembly line on a regular basis. International customers obviously can’t just drop by…


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Following FTC eCommerce Guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—the US consumer protection agency —offers consumers a number of useful eCommerce guidelines that should also help travel & tourism organisations who’ve now become so dependent on online transactions. The FTC…


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Joint Ventures at a micro local level

An enterprising travel agent teamed up with a very successful jewelry store for a “seasonal” alliance. Buy an engagement ring from the jeweller and earn $100 off a honeymoon cruise from the travel agent. Better…