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A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool

A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool | Travel Solo | Scoop.it
How do we discover new cities to visit? How do we remember where we've been? With all the tools at our fingertips, I'd still argue it's actually not all that easy. Hi, which just opened to the public today, is a beautifully designed way to find, share, and tell stories about places.

Via Gregg Morris, Wendy Forbes
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Oooh, I an going to try this!

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, March 26, 11:35 AM
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Another "Path"?

Looks appealing, but the question is whether professional writers will indeed want to share their discoveries before making money with their material? 
If I wasn't intend on reading small print for the catch before, ever since the small print of #AmtrakResidences proved that writers gave away world wide rights (whether they'd win a residency or not), I'm more leery than ever. 
"It" does show protection —for others— the third parties from whom It participants use content or images (see #11 copyright).


"Hi" users themselves agree with the following:

3.2 License. You hereby grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Moments Management an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing, solely for the purposes of including your User Content in the Services. You agree to irrevocably waive (and cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.

 Be aware that unless you, the writer, are paid by a publisher of a site, or publication, be it an Online or print publication, the owner of the platform where you post your content most often will state in small print that you have signed away your rights, merely by posting. 
Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, March 26, 10:02 PM

Good one, Gregg Morris!

Tony Hall's curator insight, March 27, 9:44 PM

This really quite cool. I haven't investigated the privacy aspect of using Hi but it looks simple to use. I'm heading heading to Siem Reap on Sunday so I will start to use it there:)

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Travel Retail: from ‘Country Managers’ to ‘Nationality Managers’?

Travel Retail: from ‘Country Managers’ to ‘Nationality Managers’? | Travel Solo | Scoop.it

Some views on the opportunities for luxury and premium brands to reach their consumers in this inspiring, upscale environment, as well as discussing which markets were the most promising...


Via Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)
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Which markets are the best for retail travel changes?

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Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)'s curator insight, March 25, 11:46 AM

Aiming the Global Shopper, wherever he buys, when will we see a structural change among the brands, with ‘Nationality Managers’ instead of ‘Country Managers’?

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Ready, Set, Go! app - disaster planning for the tourism industry

Ready, Set, Go! app - disaster planning for the tourism industry | Travel Solo | Scoop.it

“The Ready, Set, Go! app transforms a person’s smartphone into a disaster management headquarters.  Essentially, it’s like having a digital business continuity plan which holds all the essential information to get a business up and running again after an incident or crisis.”


Mr Gschwind said research has shown 80 per cent of businesses without a continuity plan don’t survive two years after a major crisis (Source: APEC, 2008).
We also know that for every dollar invested in disaster mitigation, three dollars is saved in recovery costs,” he said (Source: Queensland Government, 2001)."


Via Tourism Australia Consumer Insights, Wendy Forbes
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This is an important app to have, especially if you do a lot of travel for business.

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A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool

A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool | Travel Solo | Scoop.it
How do we discover new cities to visit? How do we remember where we've been? With all the tools at our fingertips, I'd still argue it's actually not all that easy. Hi, which just opened to the public today, is a beautifully designed way to find, share, and tell stories about places.

Via Gregg Morris, Wendy Forbes
Geek Girl Travel's insight:

Oooh, I an going to try this!

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, March 26, 11:35 AM
Judith van Praag's insight:

Another "Path"?

Looks appealing, but the question is whether professional writers will indeed want to share their discoveries before making money with their material? 
If I wasn't intend on reading small print for the catch before, ever since the small print of #AmtrakResidences proved that writers gave away world wide rights (whether they'd win a residency or not), I'm more leery than ever. 
"It" does show protection —for others— the third parties from whom It participants use content or images (see #11 copyright).


"Hi" users themselves agree with the following:

3.2 License. You hereby grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Moments Management an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing, solely for the purposes of including your User Content in the Services. You agree to irrevocably waive (and cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.

 Be aware that unless you, the writer, are paid by a publisher of a site, or publication, be it an Online or print publication, the owner of the platform where you post your content most often will state in small print that you have signed away your rights, merely by posting. 
Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, March 26, 10:02 PM

Good one, Gregg Morris!

Tony Hall's curator insight, March 27, 9:44 PM

This really quite cool. I haven't investigated the privacy aspect of using Hi but it looks simple to use. I'm heading heading to Siem Reap on Sunday so I will start to use it there:)

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Travel Tip: Hotels for Solo Travel - Peter Greenberg

Travel Tip: Hotels for Solo Travel - Peter Greenberg | Travel Solo | Scoop.it
More and more hotels are coming up with ways for people to mix and mingle on the road.
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Traveling for hook-ups is a bad idea, but hey, sometimes you want a little companionship?

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First-world problems of travelling alone - Stuff.co.nz (blog)

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First-world problems of travelling alone
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I stood in front of the Sydney Opera House, trying to take an awkward selfie of myself.
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It's good to consider how you liuke to travel. Many enjoy the trip more with someone to share it with (but not all of us!)

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Need to rebook a flight? Do it on Twitter.

Need to rebook a flight? Do it on Twitter. | Travel Solo | Scoop.it
Airlines are increasingly using social media to deal with customer service issues. And it works beautifully.

Via Wendy Forbes
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woohoo! Twitter really does well with airlines for #Custserv. What has your experience been with Twitter #Custserv?

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Brazil Airport Transfers's curator insight, April 7, 11:41 PM

So much can be done on the fly nowadays... nice that airlines are getting with the program. 

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Top Tips For Budget-Friendly Solo Travel - Huffington Post Canada

Top Tips For Budget-Friendly Solo Travel - Huffington Post Canada | Travel Solo | Scoop.it
Top Tips For Budget-Friendly Solo Travel Huffington Post Canada The best way to save money is do your research before traveling -- go online and check the pricing on all the Online Travel Agents (OTA) such as expedia, booking.com, and also check...
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Great tips here, do your homework so you can relax on your trip!

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Reaching ecotourists: social media reveals divide between current marketing strategies and consumers

Reaching ecotourists: social media reveals divide between current marketing strategies and consumers | Travel Solo | Scoop.it

"While most ecotourism news focuses on the efforts of large hotels to manage their impact on the environment, travelers interested in environmentally conscious travel are more likely to seek out more immersive experiences."


Via Tourism Australia Consumer Insights
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You can pamper yourself and still be eco friendly.

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8 Solo Travel Safety Tips

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Great video for anyone, traveling locally or across the world!

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