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How Do I Niche Down a Business I Bought?
"When niching down you need to make sure there is a need in the market just like our hotel owner who saw in tripadvisor. There's so many complaints about. I would love a place with no kids. There's so much noise tart again. The arrest. I gotta get up early. Because i want to get to the slopes early. If you see pain points that you can solve with your pivot with your knee shing that means you have an audience. You have a target market that is willing to pay for what you got but you also gotta deal with your current customers so there were a lot of customers in hotel that were repeat customers every season that would come back with their families and they were disappointed when they learned. Hey they can't bring their kids because this is a children free hotel now now what you need to understand what this hotel owner understood is that i'm going to lose customers. This is going to happen. I'm going to say no to people but this means i'm gonna be able to say yes to so many more i'm going to say yes to enough customers to keep me happy to keep my business running and in this hotel skits threat full capacity so they can't ask for much more so by saying no in life in general it allows you to say yes to something else if somebody says to me. Hey do you wanna go bowling on thursday night. And i say no will that evening now is free and i can say yes something else. This is what's called opportunity costs right so it's not that just saying no your customers. It's the end all beal. You have the opportunity to say yes now. That you've niche down so make sure you have that market now. It's okay for you to communicate this to your customers and say hey we now cater specifically to these types of people with this type of needs. We appreciate you. You're a loyal customer. If you fit in that kind of description you're gonna love us. If you're not would love reader i somebody to us or you can even get a discount if they want to try so even in this hotels case they could've done the strategy and they could have maybe had the kids grandparents look after the kids so they enjoy their new experience at this hotel so putting them down gently. These current customer of yours is important and also doing it in just a friendly way. You're not gonna please everybody. Something will be like. Hey this new ownership stinks. That's okay. that's just part of the territory as business owners. We gotta have tough
TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer Expects Busy U.S. Summer Travel
"Attack and a busy summer travel season ahead on CBS's face the Nation trip, advisor CEO Stephen Kaufer said. Half of Americans want to take a domestic trip and another roughly 25%
Yarning & Darning, Meatloaf Catapult, naughty Limericks, Raptor piles. - burst 7
"Newspapers. And we them to a trump or indeed a trombone. And so i i up on the ocoee. This This session we have women. Crates genderless pack of playing cards so at queen trump king So in the day and age where we're conscientious and i'm passionate about gender equality. Have you ever stopped to wonder why. The male monarchs still trump's queen in a pack of cards. This is something that doesn't sit right with a twenty three year old indian. Melnick says she decided to take matters into her hands. The forensic psychology graduate spent a while thinking about how she can make a change after a lot of trialing creating agenda listen race neutral deck of cards king queen and jack instead replaced with gold silver and bronze the gupta modern set of cards of the modern world. If we have the skyrocketed the king is worth more than the queen and this subtle inequality influences people in their daily lives. But it makes me think though is the joker the joke i mean would he be like a unit. Would he be genderless. So there'd be no bell shaking his head. How does one play old made. Now could all may be an old queen maybe Maybe it's just all three contract and the data shown off the incredible harry potter theme secret. Hideaway cry different. Dalton the cupboard under the stairs his creation is far from the dusty room full of spiders. Harry called his bedroom and does the household with dad finishing the project in time to unveil it to his eight year old daughter at christmas. The outside of the cup is decorated with portrayed and the fat lady who caused the engines to griffin tower with visitors having to know the correct password to gain access the dole then swings open to reveal raven clo- flag the house in which is door to assorted into and the floating candles hanging from the ceiling. But i'm just thinking the dad is correct. Corrected is wondrous harry potter kingdom for his daughter. They can have to have an extension especially for hagrid. Who's a slightly wider. Wizard and a chinese restaurant owned has been praised for extremely honest menu descriptions before taking the plunge in ordering food from a new restaurant. People often look at reviews. Tripadvisor google But what you expect to see the only the restaurant leaving their own critique But fair gang fe avant die in montreal. Canada prefers to give customers extremely honest opinions of his food. The menu was shed by finding the restaurant came and the user praised the owner for keeping it. Real so with the orange beef the owners words comparing it to our general south chicken. This one is not good anyway. I'm not a big fan of north american chinese food and not say your call if you're going to choose it so the owner also revealed that he's not a fan of the sweet and spicy pork strikes for this different version. He used a eaten at university. In china I would hate him to describe the essence of prom balls his menu as sarcasm a lot more sour than sweet with added msg and the woman. Hsieh's genius liberal attest to find out if your partner is cheating. A woman has been praised for fbi levels of investigation after sharing hilarity. Simple method discovery. If you're never gonna has been unfaithful us. It's more than one point. Seven million followers and discovered clip the captioned how to fund it. If you man's cheating is wrapped more than twelve million views she lady. If you want to find out if your guys cheating on you get yourself and roll it all over the carpet. Andrew andrew. The news of the lint roller over the floor in bedrooms boyfriends bedroom picking up plenty of dust along the way appear to be a few strands of red hair has impossible to spot before i mean in this case i mean what what happens if it was the most impressive red headed hound. The nova scotia duck tolling. She had one of those in the pack and could be picking up the red hair off the carpet and it was a nova scotia. Duck tolling retriever. Who has been locks as well or maybe. 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Are you the kind of person who wants to work your buns off while meeting hotdog fans across the country or maybe history into jarring driving away com. This could be your lucky day. Because is looking to hire new approve hotdogs to drive the oscar mayer wiener mobile the chicago-based companies looking for recent college graduates to take a one year. Pay job crisscrossing the country in a long long twenty foot long hot joke shaped vehicle. I mean you might need bernie to come along and sanitize the wiener mobile It may not be a good example to encourage hot dogging especially when hot peppers or pickles are involved and a bodybuilder is married. A sex though revealed she tragically broke just before christmas. Yuri took all go from. Kazakhstan is now waiting to see if his wife called. Margot can be repaired in time. A just after christmas. She's broken now. she's being repaired. She's in another city when she recovers big gift for both of us. He did explain how margot that he married. The sex dole got broken. And i guess in this case it was a sex. Wasn't just for christmas so there were no trusted frolics for him. Maybe next time he should try. Would've not crocodile certainly more wooden in the bedroom and indeed have a capsule jaw and south carolina couple accused of having sex and a two hundred foot. Tall ferris wheel is facing lewdness charge of public lewdness and the incident was captured on video. Which police allegedly found uploaded on a porn site. Eric and laurie harmon or both arrested. Charges of indecent exposure The record shine police found the gio having sex in a glass chamber in the landmark Be sky will but apparently there had sex on the other Rides as well. I mean this case. I mean in this case. They were caught dilling on the dipper. Fiddling on the ferris. Luckily there were no cotton candy or sticky toffee apples involved. Apparently they did feel that they had the patent pass which was access to lara's and finally the first preserved dinosaur bottle is perfect and unique paleontologist said the first dina. Dinosaur battle ever discovered the shedding light. Where the sun doesn't shine the discovery reveals how dinosaurs use this multi-purpose opening scientifically known as the local vent off all all three items here number one two and breeding as well the dinosaurs dairy so preserved research. You could see the remnants a small bulges on its back door which my house musky scent glands. The reptile possibly used during courtship. I mean in this case. I wonder if these press stark poopers ever had hemorrhoids. It could it could indeed be a ruptured raptor. Okay okay so we have. The twenty-first limerick in the twenty one salute for the president joe biden. And i think we we do we do without a doubt have to do a a desert. there's no doubt we have to do. We have to do one of the ones. There was a young lady named hitchen who was scratching across in the kitchen. Her mother said rose. It's a crabs. I suppose she said yes in. The bug is rich in okay. So let's open the antique anglo. Ach so in the anglo and got this week we have some more foods We have the bird's-eye custody trifle So basically for all of our listeners. All around the world who did not travelers at the bottom. You have canned fruit. That has jello and jelly. And then there's a layer of English custard in the middle and then it's whipped cream on top and you have lashings of sherry. I remember many years ago. My mother will attest to this are is at school. And they were serving trifle and the gentleman who was serving it In gave me a dollop of this trifle. And i said i do. Hope this sherry in it sir. My mother always put sherry in the costed. Seventy one like sasa i one bird's-eye custard a trifle custard. And then i never remember this but capris did instant mashed potato now. I know that was an advert where there were basically robots doing the smash potato And they were making this robert sip-it like cement mashed potato and that was something that we ate in the as well instant mashed potato and then you had the delicious caramel banana flavored angel. Delight is basically for americans pudding and it's a powder mixed it with milk stirred it up. And then i think. Let it in the fridge for a little bit. And you have the most delicious pudding the caramel or or salted caramel whatever. It was and the banana flavor. Were out of this world. It was like heaven heaven in a little glass bowl and all the other children in the eighties. Were were eating that but the best of all legs gentlemen. Let me introduce you to via natta. Now i think we have via netter every sunday during During the summer is an ice cream. Basically and it was layers of creamy Vanilla ice cream with very slender pieces of dark chocolate spread all the way through. It was like an dot chocolate bars and chocolate on top. We've creamy vanilla ice cream and let it melted a little bit because you don't want to completely frozen and it was absolutely delicious and some of the people on twitter would say in celebration also the vetter always sought the annetta. Look like cuttlefish vice versa. thursday night always shopping night. Vinet gone by eight o'clock It was supposed to lost to wake lived on these during three power cut. Three power cuts. We just left them outside the floor out. Veneta was only served in a sunday dinner. it was a classier ice cream any other night. It was the awful vanilla from the plastic tub and a mate with trying to impress a girl invited around for a meal border veneta for pudding but left it in his bag and it started to melt. He genuinely believed that if he stuck it in the freezer reconfigure and it did not Every time we went to my aunt betty's it was the pudding choice then at a hands down hands up everybody who spent ages trying to cut through the bottom layer frozen chocolate before realizing it was the brown plastic tray. So there we go. That's the Antique anglo ark. This week we have veneta bird's-eye Trifle and we had the angel delight delicious dessert three marvelously. Nine hundred eighty s desserts. So thank you very much. Listening to the podcast is been a momentous week. The world changes week. Isn't it so nice to have boring game either. The boring Regiments have government going on as normal without hysteria twitter 'isms and everything else. So we had all twenty one limerick salute for the irish heritage of joe biden. And thank you very much. For listening to the podcast. This week we did ever touch on. Liz hurley's bikini marmalade exploits. We didn't touch on me trying to reintroduce the perfect baked potato. We have time next week. Folks we have plenty of time. We have all the time in the world to discuss The wondrous Baked potato and how you should cook it. abbas hurley making marmalade in a bikini. Which i think. I'm going to try this week and then i'm going to maybe a champagne marmalade in a in a in probably a man caney bar style this week and hopefully there won't be any smattering without a doubt. But it's been lovely to have you here Lovely to have you on the podcast. This week keep coming cauliflower cheese and cheese on twitter at keep coming cauliflower cheese on instagram likened subscribe. i'm across spotify apple music Also i'm a shoot in iheart radio pandora everywhere people everywhere and yes logging. Enjoy it I mean it may be something. Maybe i could send you a sleep at night. If you're insomniac it could be. It could be the you know the better than the sound machine. Although i have to say my love did get a sound machine and the crackling. Fire the crackling fire is absolutely delightful and it makes me sleep. The baby and i highly recommend the sound machine if you have trouble sleeping and is absolutely wondrous invention but that's been the podcast We all going to finish with a never shameless heaney poem. One of biden's favorites to to close the day. It's bell doug they just keep turning up and were ford as those foreign one eyed and benign. They lie about his house. Cranston's out of a ball to lift the lid of the pete and find this pupil dreaming of neolithic wheat when he stripped off blanket bog soft piled centuries. Open like a glib there. Were the first plough marks. The stone age fields the tomb call beld turfed and chambered flawed with writer. Comb landscape fossilized stonewall patterns repeated before our eyes and the stonewalls of mayo. Before i turned
Pike's Peak: The Complete History of the World's Highest Hill Climb
"Pike's peak is a giant among giants. It's the highest mountain in the front range of the rocky mountains. It is formed from billion-euro old granite. That's right. Billion with a B. and was first named by the native people who lived in shadow the called the mountain. Taba meaning son and they were the Tableau Watch meaning people of San Mountain. In eighteen o six, the mountain was quote unquote discovered. By American explorer lieutenant, Zevulon Yuan Pipe. These God I sounds like an alien spaceship guy. On. Doesn't look as cool as his name suggests I'm just GonNa tell you right now he was sent by Thomas Jefferson on a mission to explore the West and upon seeing the Mountain Zevulun apparently swore the mountain would never be conquered by man cars didn't exist yet, but it's safe to assume pike would have included them in his assessment as well. Given the chance it only took fourteen years. To prove old Zebulon Pike. Wrong. The mountain was first scaled by a European in eighteen twenty when Edwin James, a botanist and explorer successfully reached the summit collecting flowers all the way up quote the most notable day of the expedition for botanical collecting. Now, I don't WanNa give all the credit to Edwin. James although it sounds like he had a great time, I'm sure that one of the Taboada probably. Did it before him yeah. One hundred percent. Yeah attaboy watch like a a wildfire up their boot who was just like I'm GonNa Climb that today flowers. We're lovely but it was a Shinier commodity that attracted the first wave of settlers to pikes. Peak Pike's peak or bust was a common slogan of the Colorado Gold Rush of the eighteen fifties although is more of a marketing slogan. Do the prominence of the mountain gold wasn't discovered near pikes peak until later in eighteen ninety three, it won't be the first time that the mountain inspired the imaginations of those who climbed it in that same year after reaching a summit of the mountain and taking in the view Katharine Lee Bates wrote the Song America the beautiful. Describing Purple Mountain Majesties above the enameled plane over the years the mountain was commonly referred to as Pike's highest peak before finally being simplified just to pikes peak the next notable American to shape the fate of the mountain was Spencer Penrose, and he also might have been the one to introduce cars. Penrose had a name that sound like the bad guy in a murder mystery but he also had a job that would fit right into the genre. He was a mining speculator of the American West just like a murder mystery penrose had a history that could make you think you is both a suspect and a savior he graduated from Harvard but at the bottom of his class. His father and brothers were doctors and lawyers he decided to travel out west and try to make a name for himself at first he failed before getting a tip about some land near Cripple Creek that made him millions of dollars, and that's million dollars like in the movie this guy is played by Walton Geoghegan's. For sure. That's love that whilst. Yeah. And that's millions of dollars in eighteen hundreds money, which is like a lot today billions today. I Love Walton Gardens he's so. I feel like if I went to Harvard I'd WanNa, graduate the bottom of my class. Look I'm I'm the best on the rowing team but. Not great at socio economics I mean I went to. Harvard. So I'm pretty good at stuff but like I partied penrose settled. Colorado. Springs. The closest town to pikes peak was met a woman named Julie Villiers McMillan although. Penrose was by then in his forty s, he had sworn to stay a rich entrepreneurial bachelor but Macmillan proved to be grimes to his Elon Musk and the two got hitched in traveled to Europe for a lavish honeymoon staying at beautiful resorts around Europe inspired penrose to murder his wife what now? In fact, the inspiration was to open his own motel modeled after the places he had stayed specifically on the Mediterranean coast. This became the Broadmoor hotel opened in nineteen eighteen at the cost of three million, nineteen eighteen dollars translating to scrooge mcduck. Gold Coin Swing Pool amount of money in today's money. The Broadmoor was and is a seven hundred, seventy nine room Italian renaissance style palace with eighteen restaurants a golf club with three courses including one designed by Arnold. Palmer himself an automotive museum, the contents of which will soon arrive at this thing is like massive. It looks awesome. Yeah. I WanNa go to the odd more. Yeah. Let's do it. How do you feel? Seven hundred rooms every night. That's nuts penrose was no fool. He knew he knew that to attract people to the hotel you needed to do things great reviews on tripadvisor, dot com and promotional stunts. He set out to work on an ambitious project as he built the hotel, it was a two hundred, eighty, three, thousand, dollar gravel and dirt road to the fourteen thousand, one, hundred, fifteen foot summit of pikes peak with the idea of promoting tourism to the area and indirectly his own hotel.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Wild Wild Tech
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Carrying water jugs on their backs and adopted them nationwide. Oh. And eighteen hundreds. Victorian. Solectron light up rooms fast and be more reliable than candles blowing out. So they stopped bumping into walls and made it nationwide. Today's no different switching to at and T. Five G. is a no brainer I mean historically speaking it's smarter than candles, water pots, and hungry dinosaurs at and T. Five G. It's not complicated five requires. Compatible plan may not be in your area see at dot com slash five G. for you for details. So what do you think is that with the small allies to expose the grand ally? Is it even fair to talk about big lies like is the system actually is broken as you and W day think I mean yeah, I think it's pretty clear right? Like these businesses aren't putting up instagram walls because. They, want to they just need the traffic and that's what people seem to what. So they do it does that mean you're restaurants any better does that mean your staff is any nicer to mean anything about you know the dining experience other than you know it meets the criteria that these algorithms pick not really it's just sort of gaming a system that has very little to do with community or food and. That kind of sucks. So I don't know how you fix it. Now Chef had some ideas for one. He thinks that businesses should be able to choose whether they're included on these platforms. That's interesting. But also like you gotta be where people right so a lot of them feel compelled to and if they don't, then they just won't get the traffic that comes from these sites, right? Right and his second idea. Is More specifically targeted at the problem of fake reviews say he thinks that review is should have to provide proof that they actually went somewhere by uploading a photo of the receipt tool something. He points that this sort of also thwarted Uber stunt your probably and his third idea for consumers is basically to ignore the extreme reviews which even if they aren't fake are more likely to be exaggerated and pay more. Attention, to the ones that give two or three stars funny enough. Our Trip Advisor Rep James K says that when he uses the site as a consumer, he does often ignore the extremes and reads the to storrow four star reviews instead. Yeah I'm suspicious reviews but I guess I try and look for the ones that express specific feeling more than anything. Yeah. But I thought it was interesting that both he and. kind of seem to want the same thing for people to avoid hype and actually pay attention to what real people are saying. Dame. said, that's the whole reason. tripadvisor exists in his words to give people transparency as to what a places actually really like, and that's why they have a whole team dedicated to spotting fake reviews. Uber reckons that people like you and me and younger even who've come up with the Internet who he says are like cyborgs. Better than older generations at navigating this stuff I, want to know what the listeners fake I do any of you use trip advisor all the time or maybe stopped using it. Are you someone who writes thousands of reviews of every restaurant you've ever been to please let us know especially if you've invented fake restaurants. Next time on wild wild tech. WHO's afraid of the big bad deep fake. As we've discussed in today's episode, online reviews are. Important, perhaps, much more so than we would like. So please write us five stars and these also tell us about your favorite real restaurant so that I can dream about going that one day. Wild Wild Tech is a studio seventy-one original cost and a spoke media production hosted by me, Jordan Erika Weber and Joshua Rivera. You can find us at Jordan, Weber DOT COM and on twitter at J. M. Rivera zero to out produces a cody hawk buckle and John Kastner with help from raise mendoza trader and Caroline Hamilton this episode was mixed by Wilshire. Are Executive Producers Steven Palestine and Andrew CD. St. Seventy one and Elliott Tavakoli and Keith Reynolds for spoke media. Special. Thanks to Butler James Qui and chef daybyday for sharing the stories. You can follow you on instagram and twitter at Uber's a B. A. H. S. you can also buy his book. How to bullshit your way to number one an unorthodox guide to twenty-first-century success from the world's number one fake respirator and Paris fashion weeks number one fake designer. It's five dollars apparently. Be Sure to follow us on social media. We're apt wild wild tech pod. expe listening. So I'm guessing this was like I don't know a little bit better than Jimmy Buffett's Margarita Ville. Do you have that. I thought confounding Jordan with American. For the benefit of the listeners I'm just pulling a face into. 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Travel to Comoros
"I'd like to welcome to the show. Fiona Jones from Scotland who's come to talk to us about Comoros? Fewer welcome back to the show. Thanks for having me and I say welcome back to the show. Some of you may realize I. Don't Remember Hearing Theater on the show before. Yes. We had one of those that we have. Every three to four years lost episode whether according didn't work, and so Fiona is coming back to talk. Komo's again so for you. This is new those of you who are listening but for Fiona tonight. This is very familiar, so if you're old hat at this, can you put commerce on a map for us? Says I didn't know where it was. This is one of those things. There's episodes that Fiona pitch me rose that I had to go googling. What are we talking about? Is this country which it is? Yeah it's a country. It's well three or four depending on how you look at it for Collins. It's in the Indian Ocean northwest of Madagascar. The northern part of Mozambique And you say three or four, because there are four islands, but only three of them are Komo's. Yeah the whole country used to be French when they voted for independence, then three of the islands voted to become independent and the fourth island, which is not decided it wanted to stay with France but I. Think the rest of the Comoros is terribly happy. But May stays resolutely French. Excellent, and why should someone go to Komo's? The reason we won was because our daughter. Who's GONNA traveling. We wanted a family holiday and it was over the tail end of the Christmas holidays, so we wanted somewhere hot. We wanted somewhere that would be good diving and we wanted somewhere that maybe a little bit different that that might be a bit of. Of An adventure so for those reasons we, we looked around, and now at actually seen an article by unknown or unexplored islands I think it was on tripadvisor and seen the Comoro and and I was quite entrusted I'd also rashly sets the family that I as a bit of a surprise for them, so I thought well. That will give them a surprise if we to the Comoros. As I'm surprised you don't know who you are. Being hot, so we're right off the coast of Mozambique and Madagascar and not that far from Tanzania another from Zanzibar. Which people have probably heard of and it seems like it's kind of like Zanzibar except with a French flair. Yeah, we bar. Oh, Gosh, by well. It must be about twenty five years ago. There are some similarities birthday. Islands are obviously much smaller probably per than Zanzibar wealth. Wise I know. Zanzibar isn't exactly a rich country, but Comoros is quite far down to kind of GDP league, but in other senses it's Israel serve Indian ocean stuff so white sand beaches very green interiors very heavily forested interiors, so in that sense, I guess top graphically, probably quite similar. Excellent will what kind of area or are you going to recommend for us well well, what we did was to land in Grand Comoro switch. I guess everybody will. Think he can probably catch a from the mainland. I. Think just made way for everybody to come. In is going to be defined to Grande Comoros. We landed there. We had a couple of days there. It to be honest is not an awful lot. See and the island. I think we did what everybody did. which was to get yourself a taxi? Going to run the island is laconic island. An active volcano in the middle so much you can do is drive around the outside of the island i. think was one ruined. That goes across the middle, but otherwise he just sits the perimeter. you see the beaches and such like. So. That's pretty much it and he kind walk-ups civil. No, that wasn't something that we did. The seems to be mixed reports about how you do I know. We talked to a couple of guys who were there and holiday who were going to do that and they've got themselves. Guideline think they were gonNA count and some accounts say that you've gotta take a couple of days in walkout, but I've seen something else, so you can get a car or jeep close to the top, and then just walk up the rest of the day so I'm not quite sure which was correct, but between a to the islands. A chip up the volcano, a suspect that's probably about it for a Grande Comoros so after we'd spend our couple of days of them went to Miley which the island that we were going to be based for the rest of the time
How to Get Great Customer Reviews Quickly
"I don't know about you but I don't buy anything on Amazon without reading a review about the product or at least a few of us in fact. It's very rare for me to buy a book if the book doesn't have at least a handful of positive reviews that resonate with me and the same thing goes when it comes to choosing a restaurant choosing a software choosing my next vacation destination or hotel on tripadvisor. We live in a review culture. We want to hear what people have experience. We WanNA feel safe. It's going to be all right that we're making the right financial decision by giving this company our money. So how do you build that trust for Your Business? How do you get those reviews so people can read amazing reviews about Your Business? Your service and say Yup I want that. Well it's actually stream lined process that allows you to consistently get reviews and not only. Are you going to get reviews? But you're going to get great reviews and you're GonNa do it legitimately you're not gonna get people to giving you. Non Honest reviews or dishonest reviews now before sure that process. I gotTa tell you that you will get negative reviews in your business. It's just a matter that you have to just accept okay. You're not for everybody and sometimes we're going to have a bad experience. You'RE NOT PERFECT. And of course you learn from experience in back and hopefully turn that customer around but understand all your views can't be five stars glowing reviews. Sometimes we were going to review you and it's not great. Your job is have the overwhelming number of reviews. Be Positive Okay and you have control over that. I'm GONNA show you how it's actually a good thing that you have some negative reviews because it actually makes you more credible no business. That's legitimate has glowing. Five-star reviews every single reviews positive. I would be suspicious if I was Checking that out even if I go to adviser and go to the top hotel in the world there's going to be somebody who doesn't give it a five star review our. Let's get into the process. The first thing is that you have to have a preliminary survey to make sure you qualify the people you ask for a review and I like to use the NPS score NPS net promoter score and it's a score that's very well known in the industry basically your customers rate you from a scale to one to ten ten being. I would recommend you to other people like I would definitely recommend you and one being nope I would never recommend you. And the way net promoter describes the different types of people is promoters passes and detractors so promoters are anybody who gives you a rating of eight nine or ten five. Six seven are passive. This means that they're not gonNA openly promote you nor are they going to bash you? Any is a people that don't like you an organ voice that so the first thing we do with all our customers ask them to answer. Nps survey and you can use a tool like servic that makes a super simple to send that out either via email or via chat message or something like that like in your on
Tripadvisor is cutting a quarter of its workforce due to the coronavirus and closing its Boston offices
"With travel editors standstill trip adviser is cutting one fourth of its workforce and closing its Boston and San Francisco offices most remaining employees will see twenty percent pay cuts be reduced to four day work weeks for three months starting in
Wacky Khakis: *Chef's Kiss*
"Of Wacky Khakis Deborah each. Tell one story about the world but only one of those stories is true while the other one lie and it's the job of two human children to figure out which one is which and here to referee. Today's game of Wacky Khakis is odd producer. The man who buys US Bagels Lisa. Hi Deborah great to be here today. Know why don't you tell us about today's topic? Why not our FEMA for this episode is shifts kiss? Deborah and Lisa will be telling us about culinary artists who stories are so strange. You'd think it was all made up and of course one of them is all made up. That's not nice dude We should really only true stories on this show. I guess I mean then. We wouldn't really have a game to play so this is all just a game to you. yes okay. That's fine I just WanNa make sure. We're fine Lisa which you please introduce. This week's human child contestant it would be either my pleasure over my honor. I'll tell you that another day are human child. Contestants are lily. You might recognize from the cheer episode. Unless you haven't listened to it yet then you won't recognize her but you will when you listen to it later and her brother. Hudson who you probably don't recognize either way but you will after you listen to this episode. Oh Hi Lili. Hey how come. We're so happy you're here to play. Wacky Khakis are you guys ready? Yeah yes milly. How did you enjoy your time on? The Cheer Episode Is Really Really Fun. What did you learn there? One thing that stuck out to you that you learned on the Cheer Episode People who even ten relate truthful can be liars. That's an important thing we try to communicate on this show as you guys know our topic today is what chef's kiss. I knew that so lily Hudson. You guys know anything about cooking Actually were starting a restaurant with my friend. Wow when when? Can we make reservations for your restaurant? we're still setting it up. Okay does he have to order some curtain. What do you serve at? Your restaurant as lots of stuff so I can't until you all of them but one is clan tender tiny lemon tons and honey. Yeah how about any vegetables? Anything Green starts at the letter now xylophone but it is about stable. You agree with that. We establish in the Cheer Episode Bat Lily. Does NOT CARE FOR ZUCCHINIS. Care for her love. Time to play Wacky Khakis. Deborah Lisa will each have a minute and changed. Tell their stories before the timer sound. We played around of rock paper scissors before you got here. And Lisa was disqualified for trying to use. Actual scissors were barbara shares. Which means Deborah to go first? You're ready to tell the world your story. I can't wait okay. You're timer will begin now. We've all been there before it's seven PM. Were starving and there's nothing good to you in the house. A look through the cabinet reveals little more than canned. Lima beans and the only option is run to the grocery store. Even as your stomach growls for something to eat right now at least those are usually the only options but not so for the residents of Larochelle France hometown to the self-styled wandering chef. Taunt Selene selene French for and Selene is both a renowned French chef and highly regarded mine and for a surprisingly reasonable fee. She will come to your home in full costume and makeup and silently. Prepare a fabulous meal using just the ingredients in your kitchen. One satisfied customer. Maurice took to YELP DOT COM to sing her praises rating. I had nothing in my home. But ten white beans and half a jar of tomato paste but talk Selena arrived and made the most delicious Vegan Pasta and my wife and I have ever tasted. She's also a mime of the highest calibre and had US cracking up for forty minutes. Straight Five Stars Tom. Selene can not be reached by cell phone email or website and it is said that one cannot find her but as though a guardian angel in your our greatest needs. She will find you one important thing to note top. Selene does not do dishes but rather acts out cleaning up as part of her mind routine satisfied customers have described her pretend cleaning as polaris and strangely touching hemmed tie nicely done debra. Thank Lily Hudson. What did you guys think of Deborah Story? It was pretty cool but it didn't sound the most convincing. Should I say it again but this time really sell it just because you don't find Deborah Trustworthy? It's because like I mean no one can just find you buy you boom. Put like the OH. I don't have enough food to really eat anything on instagram. So she wouldn't really know that but Lake Hudson what do you think I think it kind of sounds like a makeup starring? I guess we'll find out it's now time for leases story of a culinary curiosity. Lisa your timer will begin. Tripadvisor DOT COM is the make or break online platform for restaurants across the world. If enough people leave five-star reviews. Your restaurant can become the most popular dining spot in all of London. Even if it doesn't exist this is what a man named Ube Butler discovered in two thousand seventeen when he paid a bunch of his friends to leave five star reviews for a fake restaurant that was in reality. Justice Jed in his backyard. He called it the shed at Dulwich and advertised it on tripadvisor as a chic and modern restaurant that served moods rather than meals. The photos of his food were all fake as well including a chocolate Mousse that was actually just a sponge covered in brown pain as the shed became the number one rated London eatery tripadvisor Butler was swarmed with reservation requests. Not Actually prepared to serve anyone any food let alone the best food in London. He told collar after caller. That is highly exclusive restaurant fully booked up for months which only made them want to eat there. More Butler finally decided to allow guests eat at his fake restaurant for one night that winter to hide the appearance of his house which looked like a five-star dining establishment he convinced customers to wear a blindfold until they entered a dockyard guests were served frozen microwave dinners and canned soup with fresh herbs sprinkled on top of course to make it look a fancy diners reported that they loved the unique experience and were eager to return they were in Paris last night. Yuba giggled about his gullible customers. And tonight there at the. Shan't and dime very nicely done Lisa Hudson Lily. What did you think of that story? It sounded a bit more convincing than this girl just walking around finding you when she just needed meals. I agree with you. I thought it was super convincing. I thought my reading of it was really good and I deserve an A. But who would do such a thing? That's so mean versus somebody else. Who finds you? Maybe she hears that. You're really hungry. And she does something positive and good as opposed to this liar who pretends to have a restaurant. That's just mean well. It's decision time. Time to decide. Who's story is one hundred percent grass fed organic truth and who's been cooking up
TripAdvisor suspends comments on Ilkeston's famous 'NatWest hole'
"Whole not everyone appreciated the joke this week trip advisor had enough now if you look at the entry for the hole in the wall you'll see this disclaimer quote because of an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first hand experience we have temporarily suspended publishing new reviews for this listing and Paul Miller says that's a shame evidently tripadvisor took exception to the shop the late for what they don't what if a laughing stock and they don't want tripadvisor they made a laughing stock off but Miller says there is a real reason to visit L. custom a one hundred fifty year old railway viaduct he invites visitors to come
Kausar Hussain, Co-Founder of Untamed Borders, on Visiting Pakistan and Afghanistan
"Are going to have a brief conversation with Coser Hussein. One of the founders of untamed borders in the we guide in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Cows are welcome to counting countries. Displease tell me a little bit about yourself. Hi I'm saying. I'm the CO founder unto borders of Fixer and journalist addicted to green tea addicted to green. Not Okay I enjoy good. Glass of tea is law and you mentioned untamed borders. Tell me a little bit about your role there. I'm the head guy responsible for both Pakistan and Afghanistan onto borders specializes in bringing travels to challenging destinations like Somalia Yemen Iraq and Syria case some very popular opt or destinations for people who are chasing one ninety three and then some What's talk about Pakistan Forbid Pakistan Astana is making some great strides and improving the tourism situation. They switched to so it went from one of the most difficult visas to becoming coming up pretty straightforward visa. So one more reason to visit this country another challenge that's been Hurting Pakistan's understands tourism is the Security Situation Sofi can Kausar what's the security situation like now impacts there will were the last five years a skewed acuity situation has improved. Dramatically government has made a major commitment and effort and stabilizing the country over the last several years through military operations and community outreach reach today the majority of the country stable and safe with the exception of dry Blazevic domain challenging. That's great to hear for travelers as well goes for all the people of Pakistan That the government is making having some great success in that area There's a lot to seem Pakistan stand but other what a tourist buxton is current currently untouched by tourism. You can visit magnificent landmark and and lend marks and sometimes the only tourists so for instance. I wasn't Rotas Ford which is a UNICYCLE Site last week and I brought a client. He was literally the only person there for those of people Tired of mass tourism and over tourism really breath of fresh air to go visit Pakistan and having the opportunity to sometimes have an entire landmark monument to yourself There's a lot to seem Pakistan. What's touch on a a couple of different places? Taxila has a real interesting history. Tell me about Taxila which is near Islamabad. Dickson is a great site Pakistan and Decide and Buxton. It has been a learning seat in the Boston. There was a lot of decides to visit so a lots so Buddhist tourists and people who have deep interest in the apology. There was this great Site another place high. On many people's list it's wanted the ultimate road journeys is the Karakoram Highway. Will Karakoram. Highway is often described by the Pakistanis. As the wonder under up the word and it's a great site And one gets but he's spectacular scenic and touching on CNN. Reenact one place on the care. Comb that I'm aware of which is really beautiful is fairy meadows yet. The mighty Nanga Burr. But which is often also known known as a killer killer mountain has some great views from the highway. And it's pretty fun place to reach. You have to go on in a four-wheel jeep for about ninety minutes on the edge of a mountain and then you hike an additional three hours to get your hotel so really a special place to visit one other place which is unique and interesting and fascinating where you're from push our. Was it like to visit a shower as probably a in February and it is often As the parasol students showers such a crate frontier city that which has a great historical As well as the CD's amazing and there is a lot to see The the lifestyle and to see to see in the cut of They have T- that the hundred seventy or got have DNC. The light goes bites such as amazing site x amazing city. The I think the best thing about per shower at at some level is a combination of hospitality in just the people watching hospitality is actually headey job People okay so let's let's cut to the chase. There's a you know. There's a lot of providers out there. Why should people choose untamed borders? Here's when visiting Pakistan Lick me. Give you an example. For example. Lahore has some amazing sights. And you can see you can see them listed on tripadvisor. These are places. Let's is in Lahore like bud. Shy Mosque royle for and John Gives Muslim and he tour guide can bring you there with twenty years experience of being a fixer. An generalist a bit twenty years with twenty years experience of being a fixer for journalists and a guide for travelers. I know the off the beaten path places to take take them to so for instance in the whole I take two truck painting art which is a highlight of highlight traditional wrestling street doctors in the Old City trump. A Fight Haircut okay. Woods afire haircut. It is the latest trend for young men in the whole year. Barbara actually lights the person's hair on fire and cuts the hair. You got to see to believe it. Okay and how do you house. UNTAMED BORDERS OPERATE in Pakistan. You guys offering group tours. Oh yes we do have Groped towards we have this two weeks It'd be a magnificent trip which starts in Islamabad and the highlights on their trips are collage with is the Pagan tribes and the Highway K.. And you can check. UNTAMED BORDERS website for more information on their group tours. Okay so what happens if those dates don't work for me or I like traveling by myself. Do you offer individual customized bespoke tours. Yes we do all arranger Individual as well as bespoke drips producer. WHO's USA who's gone come on the FX debts so we can for the mayor independent a weekly for them to private trips awesome?
How to Be Seen and Heard in a Noisy Marketplace
"I'm absolutely honored to welcome. Can you back to the show. So thank you for being this week's guest expert and mental. Susan thank you so much for having me back I have returned triumphantly certainly do the show and I am excited to deliver some modicum of wisdom to the audience. Excellent I'm going to tap into that with day. We'll see the time will tell. It's a new decade. The noise in the marketplace couldn't allow down what Arou- authors going to have to do to be heard and seen in this incredibly noisy marketplace one of the things I've been thinking gene about increasingly each time I publish a book is who really is my reader. I talked to my agent once and he told me that one of the problems with Nonfiction Authors Business Book Authors etc is that they think that everybody who is in business or everybody who has ever run a business is their target audience for the book and that's just simply too broad. Let me phrase it this way. Somebody asked me the other day. Should they start a podcast and I said yes but only under her this condition. If for some people your podcast is their favorite podcast in the whole world. Then yes you should should start podcast if you cannot start a podcast that is the civic and relevant enough so that it is somebody's favorite podcast in the whole world than you should not start a podcast because it will not succeed seed and I think books are largely the same now of that you have to understand not for whom the book is potentially relevant but for whom is this book. Ideally relevant for whom is this going to be the best and most interesting and most insightful and most helpful book they've ever read and the more you can understand exactly Jackley who that audience is the better you can break through the enormous. Clutter that we all face absolutely. I couldn't agree with you more. Because that's one thing when authors come come to me Jay and one of the first questions and I've said this over and over again in many episodes and that is who is your target audience begins because as you rightly say people think that the book is much more universal than it actually really is. They've got to start some way to throw that stone into the pond and the ripples flow out that leads me into who you'll latest book which is talk triggers on this. You've written one that I don't know if you talk to this. What exactly exactly are two triggers? Talk triggers are operational choices that you make in your business or in your career or your life that are designed to create conversation. A talk trigger is from a shorthand standpoint. A word of mouth generator. It is is something that you do that your customers or your audience notices and then feels compelled to share with their friends and colleagues online nine or offline the key to understand this however Susan. Is that a talk. Trigger is almost never rooted in quality because we as human human beings are wired to discuss things that are different and ignore things. That are the same. If you're a restaurant for example people stay well. mytalk talk trigger is that we have really good food. It's like no. It's not because all restaurants have adequate food otherwise they wouldn't still be a restaurant and many many restaurants have exceptional national food. The quality of your food has to be so stratospheric high for that to be the word of Mouth Story About Your restaurant that you can almost never get the instead you have to do. Use something different in your organization in Your Business that people notice a talk about so for me on stage as a public speaker. I only wear plaid sued. You have a whole litany of glad suits and that is my calling card. That is the talk trigger but the Best Hawk triggers our experiences and not just a bullet point so the way we do that. Susan if you know the story is when somebody books made it to give a keynote presentation. The meeting planner about seven days before the event gets access. We sent the link to a special website. You all can go right now if you want. It's dressed. Jay Baer Dot com dress. Jay Baer Dot Com and it has on that special website pictures of all the suits. What's that I own? And the meeting planners select switch suit they would like me to wear to their event and then it goes on my calendar so I know what to bring to the event and meeting planners talk about about this all the time they tell the audiences about it when they introduced me they tell each other about it. It is the differentiator at people talk about. They don't say Jay's is a good speaker because they expected me to be a good speaker what they didn't expect. Was this other thing in all talk. Triggers by definition are things that the audience or your your customers or your readers. Don't expect for you. I see your plaid suits as being your brand would. Do you agree with that. Is it your brand in that sense. Even though as you said which I love the meeting planet can choose what you wear. I'm not short that I would want people to choose but I won't. That's why everybody has to have their own version of a talk trigger so to me. I hope the brand is helping people build their businesses in in on conventional ways. That perhaps they haven't thought of before word of mouth is one of them. Customer Service is one of them digital marketing is one of them. So that's what we're trying to shoot for. I would say the plaid suits suits is a brand attribute that the reason it becomes a talk trigger is because we turned it into experience. People noticed it but they didn't talk about it until we built the website and then allowed allowed the meeting planners to have a handed. Then it became truly talkable even example. A restaurant there's a restaurant in Sacramento California called skips kitchen very simple restaurants counter service mostly hamburgers good burgers like by all measure good hamburgers but when skip started the business he and his wife ten years ago they they really stretched financially to get this business open. They're down to their last nickel and they certainly couldn't spend money on on advertising and marketing. What how are we going to make this go without any any sort of advertising budget? And he said well. Let's just do something that people haven't seen before so they created this system where you order the menu board. You Wanna I wanNA Patti. Melton an running rings in a chocolate shake and then your food's ready they bring it out to your table. We all have been to restaurants like that. There's nothing noteworthy about the premise. However after you order but before you pay the person at the counter pulls out a deck of playing cards and fans out face down on the counter in front of you it looks you dead in the eye and says and you select a card and if you get a joker your entire meal meal is free whether you've ordered for just yourself an entire high school baseball team now on average about four people today win this game and when they win they go crazy? They're telling their friends. They're putting insult fees on the Internet. They're put reviews on Google and YELP and tripadvisor to this day. There is a line to get in. Almost every single day skips kitchen and they had had still spent zero dollars zero cents on advertising ever. Now do people talk about the food. Yeah it's good food but expected to be good but what they talk about. Is this card game so much. So that despite the fact they have a giant neon sign out front that says skips kitchen in Sacramento. Most people call it. That joker restaurant. I love it I know that rotary every week. We take cards to find out whether it's a joker in them. We win the idea. They say my dare. I love it. I have a trigger in my book. So here's how it works okay. There's actually to talk. Triggers for the book won the book. Talk triggers is hot pink and as Alpacas on the cover to pack as sort of a whispering to one another sort of a word of mouth kind of way now first of all there are zero other business books ever published in the World Tau pack as on the cover pretty sure unless they're like Alpaca business book. I don't think that even exists. So you will definitely definitely notice this book on the shelf. That is not an accident. Second on the back of the book it sets Satisfaction guaranteed if you purchase this copy of eggers not one hundred percent delighted. The authors will purchase any other book of your choosing. It's on the book and we have so Dan Lemon. My Co author and myself have made that offer we've sold lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of copies of this book and we have had two two people take us up on this offer one guy emails essences J. I didn't like the buck and I said Oh that's too bad. How come he said there weren't enough case studies and I thought well that's strange because we have like thirty three case studies in this book? But that's okay. I said all right. We made the offer. What kind of book would you like? And he wanted some sort of weird out of print book on cobol programming. He was like a hundred and forty dollars. She thought was a little beyond the Pale but we made the offer so we bought him a book a month later. Another guy says Jay. I didn't like about I am I gonNA. I'm terribly sorry. How come you said there were too many case studies? You can't please all the people. All the time was the lesson that I learned there. Erin he wanted a book and I bought him a book. So that is the thing that people talk about when they picked him up and they look in the background like wow they must really believe in this book. If there's literally Hristo by me and the other book and we will
TripAdvisor is reportedly cutting hundreds of jobs
"Tripadvisor is cutting hundreds of jobs amid increasing competition from Google which has launched a new travel tools of its own tripadvisor is eliminating about two hundred workers the company had just over thirty eight hundred at the end of
The best winter sun destinations
"A lot of people will travel to escape the winter blues this season and correspondent Melissa rae Rainey reports that according to tripadvisor the top five destinations for January show that most of us are indeed chasing warmer temperatures since city is at the top of the list a round trip to Las Vegas in January will cost you an average of two hundred eleven dollars meanwhile three Florida cities also made the list Orlando fort Lauderdale and Miami tripadvisor says round trip airfare to all three forty destinations average under two hundred fifty dollars Honolulu took the fifth spot in the survey with the round trip airfare averaging about five hundred and seven
Woman Sues MA-Based TripAdvisor After Falling Off Runaway Camel
"A twenty four year old New Jersey woman is suing tripadvisor cleaning a runaway camel tossed her to the ground during a tour in Morocco she's accusing the Massachusetts based company of negligence and breach of contract for failing to ensure the camel tour company was operating safely one claims during a sunset camel tour in Marrakech she fell and broke her arm when the pregnant camel she was riding ran off from the caravan tripadvisor declined to comment on the pending
Get Off Your Phone and Get Into 'Travel Mode'
"Technology travel is undeniably helpful but overreliance on technology and the Internet can also be a hurdle between you and a rich travel experience. Seth goes written about this topic in his new book. Rediscovering travel travel guide for the globally curious and he joins us now for some advice on how we can switch it over to what he calls traveled when necessary seth. Of course there's great uses for technology in our travels. Nobody would deny that but technology can get in the way and I think that's what you addressed in your notion of the travel mode. What is the travel mode? Well think of airplane mode on your smartphone when you get on a plane you put on airplane mode is a bunch of stuff. It just doesn't work and basically Iowa's fantasizing about what because I'm on a trip and I have my smartphone and now my smartphone works in every country in the world. It used to be great. Used to not be able to use your your smartphone in some countries but now works everywhere so it always be like no. I can't use it. I'm not gonNA open tripadvisor knocking to open Google maps. I'm going to get through this day without without it. I'm not going to post to facebook when you know at the Pyramids at Giza or anything like that. So I had this sort of this fantasy that my phone would tell me what they could do and what I couldn't do so I invented this sort of fantasy app called travel mode you flip it on and the main sort of idea of it. Is it restricts how often often use certain elements of your phone but allows you to use the other ones that really help travel okay. So let's go through these just because we're all going to construct this APP APP in our minds. Thanks to Seth Koogle. What about texting and messaging APPs right? Well I think that people love to be connected with their family in case emergency he happens and I'm not against that so what I've done here is I've said you can choose a few people and allow their messages to come through. But the rest of the folks. You're dependent on that one hour a day. I would. I call connection time where you know. You're in your hotel turnoff. Travel Mode and there you get to answer all Texaco's encased cold Turkey here we're going to give ourselves one hour a night to be wrapped up in Oliver social stuff in my fantasy I actually would have it be a A. GPS based thing and you can only use these things when you're inside your hotel room you're not allowed to use them outside so that's a bit of A. It's even more of a fan I like but it's fantasy fantasy so that's okay. Now you mentioned when it comes to email limit your email responses to about the amount of time it would take to right. The weather's here was you. Were beautiful message on a postcard in the old days. Two minutes Max composing each message. Well email is really these days kind of a work up in a way so you know if you have to answer so the question you get two minutes to answer it. That's it and of course it has to be during that one hour of during that one hour in the evening when you're not in overseas when you're really beck at home in your normal. There's just no such thing these days as an emergency email if someone needs to get in touch with you during the day they can text you or call. Yeah now social. Media's the big deal it just we they seem to have a deeply ingrained need this show off on social media when we're traveling but how does this impact the experience. And what should we do about it. Well there's a huge debate in travel travel. But I I can't help but think that if you're posting to Any of the social media apps while you are somewhere. Then you're taking yourself out of the moment now. I do understand the need. They sort of human desire to show up where you are or at least inform your friends of what you're doing or to be clever. So what travel mode does it still allows you to take the pictures to take the videos and it just can't post them until you get back. You're certainly not allowed to see how many people liked it and who commented on. Oh Yeah just doesn't make any sense to do that when you're on vacation and and these software companies are so good at stroking yours. Serotonin needs by headstrong you. The little hearts in the little sparkles as people love would do. It seems very unnatural to take a picture that would be great on instagram. And then wait until nighttime to to post it but in reality you might even be in a time zone where everyone knows asleep anyway right so it's clearly to me. It would make my trips so much better if I were forbidden from posting on social media until nighttime okay so we got permission not to be reporting live but why do you need to interrupt being in the moment. Get the luxury of reporting later and and working within seth's Travel mode our when you can be connected. What about relationship APPS? This is a very interesting point that you brought up. I never even I thought about it. But there's a lot of relationship APPs that can actually be a plus in your travels but under certain constraints. Well I've been amazed in speaking to people a bit younger than me and a bit singler than me who used stuff like tinder on vacation as a way of meeting people usually romantically? But but not always and and I just think it's a great way to meet people in the place you are. I completely forbid you from swiping people in your hometown while you're on vacation vacation. That is completely unnecessary at does not make any sense at all. Now it's funny. You say that because I was just having a barbecue dinner with a vagabond friend of mine. He's a free spirited bearded guy that basically is on the road almost all the time and he's alone and I was marveling at how he enjoys himself so much alone and he just constantly a uses these relationship as he travels and not necessarily for Romantic hookups purchased. Hey I'm coming into town and wants to get together. And it's a huge bonus for his his Solo globe-trotting to use the relationship APPS. especially if you're the kind of person that has a lot of trouble SM- smiling and ask a question of a stranger. It's a way it's an easy way to meet eight people in. It's become a very normal way to do it
Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist
"The announcement made on tripadvisor reef marks a potential break fruit between Tehran and Washington after months of tension the trade involves a grad student she won sentenced to ten years in prison in Iran for allegedly in full track in the country and scientists must suit soleil money in the street the reef confirm rumors that have been circulating for days the deal was in the works to free **** there was no immediate acknowledgment of the trade by the U. S. and lawyers involved in the cases could not be immediately reached I'm Charles of this month
Amazons Choice does not vouch for product quality
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I need a glacken spiel because why not thing is. I know pretty much. Nothing nothing about what makes for a good clocking spiel and when you search for glacken spiel on amazon you get flooded with more than two thousand results fortunately one of the results. Let's has the label of amazon's choice but it turns out that label isn't always a great indicator of quality nicole. Newman is a technology reporter. Ed buzzfeed news. The amazon's choice label helps boost item sales which also helps amazon since it gets a cut but new and says there's not much known about how the designation gets awarded who is choosing this product is it jeff bezos and selfish amazon employees at a robot and amazon is pretty much a black box walks in terms of how big their marketplaces how many products get amazon's choice the designation and the reason why they don't publicize numbers ars is because they're changing all the time because amazon's choices partially automated that label is awarded and then taken away every single minute of every day okay so it's impossible to track but anecdotally amazon's choice is not indicative of high quality products necessarily. How can this be manipulated. Well because review manipulation is so widespread on the platform and by review manipulation. I mean like fake reviews reviews for an entirely different product. That isn't the product in the listing. As long as reviews are one of the metrics used to gauge whether or not a product should get this very special label. There's really no reason for consumers to trust amazon's choice. So what is the solution here. I mean do i need to double. Check all my purchases. It gets like consumer reports or something like that. Yes i highly recommend doing off. Amazon research do a cursory google does does that brand exist outside of amazon. A quick search can really mitigate a lot of that. <hes> read the reviews if the reviews are suspiciously all five stars. That's that's a huge red flag. If the reviews don't even refer to their product that's being sold. That's a huge red flag and there are sites like consumer reports and wire cutter and good housekeeping that scientifically review recommend products so i would highly recommend using those sites while you're shopping sounds like a lot of work. I'm shocked that the five star thing is a red flag because my goal is to find the product that does close to five stars possible but you're telling me that's a mistake. I know it's deeply upsetting because us you know rating systems are everywhere tripadvisor yelp amazon and they can be manipulated very easily and this is twenty nineteen eighteen and that is the story of two thousand nineteen. The coal new one is a technology reporter buzzfeed news by the way the reviews of amazon's choice squawk and spiel not not so great. I'm going to ask our music what he recommends. You'll this one he's left in the studio. It's this why i can't stop thinking about guada- feels and now for some related related links the wall street journal writes that amazon has essentially given up control of its site to third party sellers. That's led to a whole lot of unsafe products being listed for sale. The journal says it found more than forty one hundred items that were quote declared unsafe by federal agencies are deceptively labeled or are banned by federal regulators emma's legal defense because there have been lawsuits over deaths related to some of the items is that it just provides a platform for third party sellers others by the way third party sales now account for sixty percent of what gets sold on amazon amazon owned audible is being sued by several major book publishers. There's over a new feature. It's releasing in some public schools. The verge explains that the feature provides captioning of audio books so that listeners can read along in real time the problem kim is that audible hasn't licensed the audiobooks it bases its speech to text captioning on audible believes it's protected because the words are generated by artificial intelligence. Gotta have more glacken spiel. We've got a link to a video of a pretty epic marimba and vibraphone performance and yes. I know no. It's not a glacken spiel. I want you to know what i'm gonna. Look like when i play mine that thirty seven hughes-produced marketplace tech eve tro wpro is our senior producer. We had to help this week from jody becker. Serve gary is our engineer. Our intern is seuss el dorado. I'm dead kim and that's marketplace. Take a this is a p._m. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by entercom intercom intercom. What's more of the nice people visiting your website to give you money so they took a little chat bubble in the corner website and packed it with conversational bots product product tours n._p._s. Surveys all sorts of things that amplify your team and help you reach more nice people in our comm- customer unity got forty five percent more loyal users. There's with entercom in just twelve months. Go to intercom dot com slash podcast to start making money from real time chat then everything else intercom can do. That's intercom dot com slash podcast.
Google's Rivals Are Ready to Make Their Antitrust Case
"From news to travel and online shopping many companies have long argued that big tech platforms illegally, abused their market power, and as US officials prepare an antitrust probe of alphabet Inc. Google a crew of smaller tech rivals has a lot to say the Wall Street Journal's JR Waylon has more with reporter Ryan, Tracy in New York. So Royan as you point out in your story. Google has its hands in many areas from news to travel to online shopping, and many of its competitors in those areas, they're preparing for meetings coming up with the Justice department to move forward. That's right. Yeah. As far as we can tell from our reporting, this probe by the Justice department is in its very early stages. And so companies are getting ready to go in and make their case. They're preparing data. Now, a lot of these issues with Google have been sort of out there for a very long time. Until the companies have a lot at the ready. But there's a sense of anticipation. Now that US authorities have taken up this cause again, in, so in terms of travel, there are a lot of companies that do have an issue with Google among the high profile companies Tripadvisor and yelp could be on that list. Yes. That's right. And those are two of the more vocal critics of Google that have been out there before talking about in particular search. And the results that, that people see when they type in Google search related to travel or local restaurants in their area. Those companies say Google favors its own content content that is paid for by its advertising customers, as opposed to kind of organic content on the web, Google pushes back on that. And that, that's been a long running argument that, you know, certainly could be part of this probe. That's very early stages. And then there may be there may be other companies out there that we haven't heard of that perhaps have been less public about their complaints with Google. But would love to get a phone call from US officials as they start looking at the company and even publishers have said that Google favors its own content NewsCorp, which owns the Wall Street Journal in the past has said there might be some unfair practice going on. And, you know, Google has been down this road before in two thousand twelve involving the FTC. Yeah, that's right. And at that time, US officials decided not to try to break up the company or, or bring a case to trial. Instead, they settled with Google and got some agreements from the company to change some of its business practices. And so we'll see how this goes again in search wasn't. It was an issue in that investigation. It may be that investigators look to, to a different part of Google's business. This time for example, the advertising industry and, and the fact that Google has is dominant and many of the parts of the advertising supply chain. If you will that end up with an. Ad from the creation of the add to it being served onto your device. So there are lots of people that, that have criticized Google that already and Google's ready for that. They've heard these criticisms for years, and, and they're no slouch here. So it's going to be quite a fight, and Google has had its run ins with European regulators as well. And based on what we have seen in the past, the European regulators seem to have more teeth in sharper teeth and matters like this. Yeah. You know, it's an interesting. You know there are differences in law in the two jurisdictions and Google has had some fines that it's paid in Europe. Multibillion dollar fines we should note. It is appealing those fines European regulators are able to kind of be judge jury all in one. Whereas in the in the United States regulators if they wanna make an antitrust case than they don't get a settlement. They go to trial and have it decided in the court. So it's a slightly different system. And, and certainly we've. Seen so far, at least in, in Google is relatively short history as a company US regulators reach settlements as opposed to go to court. Whereas in Europe, there have been some big five and Google has previously cleared regulatory hurdles successfully with regard to some mergers in the past. Yeah. That's right. It's been able to acquire companies in the advertising industry. Where regulators have looked at those mergers. They've examined them for potential to harm competition and have allowed them to go through. So, you know, we'll see if anything's changed in the way that officials are viewing Google expansion, but certainly the company's going to, to make the same arguments that it made then that were
"tripadvisor." Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"According to a new list from Tripadvisor, who we're very smart and putting that out because I just said their name for free. It's you know what I'm saying? Yeah they'll see your name if we include this send that out. So I did I played into it. Based on summer hotel booking interest from US travelers, Las Vegas is number two, followed by Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Maui. Hawaii New York rounding out that top five. Meanwhile. Yes. Shame. Yes. I it was. It was a coffee Cup now. It's plastic water bottle. Saw the picture. Yeah. Game of thrones you watch game of thrones. Do you do? No, I'm the only person mishap I been. Told it's a great show. I would highly recommend checking I wasn't a huge fan of last season. But what are you gonna do? So where did you jump into the fray on this one back at seizes six seasons? Rolling out. Yeah. We're we're the season. She's eight. Oh, yeah. Just ended the entire series aver. That's it. No more over over done. So you got you have, you know, in the stash to go through to watch it from the beginning if I'm gonna watch it because everyone tells me you don't watch the final. You're not gonna have a clue what's going on. Yeah. Well, terriers, right. This now a water bottle. You know, honestly, if this show is so great Terry, I don't believe for one second. I think it's just like what was what was the other one did it did. It was the last one we just mentioned trip invited to. I think it's just their way of getting not like they need it. The coffee Cup wasn't even Starbucks. They just got free publicity, because people assumed starbuck. Really Starbucks Coffee. Starbucks made out. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I tell you, they, but you know as big as the production is on that show. I'm surprised stuff like that sneaks in. So so, you know, the guy hanging from the Eiffel tower was drinking a Starbucks. So, yes. So now it's a water bottle of seen in the series finale, Sunday night.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Apparently, at least that's the word, according to a new survey out there, which places the Hollywood walk of fame at the bottom of the list when it comes to experiences, I've experienced that. And I would agree with that. It's really kind of in a shady Puerta town to Tripadvisor is behind this list. They say they took into account reviews, an Instagram. Popularity some of the reviews on the site called the most famous sidewalks in the world completely underwhelming. And some folks say that they feel threatened by the costumed characters that are walking around there. Yeah. This kind of sleazy the only American site on the top ten list the great smoky mountains National Football League. Scouting combine wraps up today in Indianapolis was some final workouts. Here's FOX's meant Apolo tunnel. Defensive backs will be on display today for NFL scouts to observe as the combine comes to a close this afternoon at Lucas oil stadium. Once those on the field. Roles are complete the preparation will officially be in full swing for the NFL draft for all thirty two teams speculation has already arose as to how the Arizona Cardinals will use the first overall pick with Heisman Trophy winner and Oklahoma QB Cuyler Murray under consideration for the cards. There's also the questions of how the draft will intertwined with free agency and trades which opened up on March thirteenth, including some moves that have already been reported like the Baltimore Ravens trading. Joe? Flacco to the Denver Broncos. Matt Napolitano, Fox News based on the number of jersey. Sold since Bryce Harper signed, it doesn't appear Philadelphia Phillies fans had a problem with this free agency decision why it took so long because the day after he signed they made Harper's number three Phillies. Jersey the fastest seller in any sport within the first twenty four hours of its launch. Philadelphia sports fans often get a bad rap. You know, but they also are a group that will passionately support their players as long as they perform so hoppers massive jersey sales latest evidence that Philadelphia fans will get behind the two thousand fifteen National League MVP as soon as he steps on the diamond for the Phillies. I don't think he's gonna play until this coming Saturday. If everything that I'm reading holds Stroup large collection of basketball, great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar memorabilia, including four of six NBA championship rings were auctioned off for nearly three million dollars with the sale through golden auctions. It came to a close close on Sunday one year old hall of Famer said that he was selling the memorabilia to raise money for his skyhook foundation, which helps children learn. About science technology, engineering and math highest selling item was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar nineteen eighty-seven titled ring, which one with the LA Lakers that went for almost four hundred thousand dollars also sold his nineteen eighty eighty five and eighty eight championship rings among the other items sold were three of Abdul-Jabbar six NBA MVP trophies in an autograph basketball from his final regular season game in nineteen Eighty-nine Kareem Abdul-Jabbar doing a cool thing at the age seventy one he must figure look, you know, it's just a bunch of hardware collecting dust. Why not raffling off auctioned off and make some dough for for needy. Kids you ever take the message in your fortune, cookie? Seriously. You know, most fortune cookies don't contain a fortune. They can contain a statement. Right Diego serious. He's took it seriously. And boy it was a profitable move by him. Quite the good decision. He was eating lunch with his brother Domingo, Maryland Chinese restaurant recently when his fortune cookie told them it was his lucky day. So Diego believed the fortune inside and they stopped at a local seven eleven to buy lottery. Tickets Diego had to borrow ten bucks from his brother bought a power h scratch off ticket and guess what he one hundred thousand dollars. Now, he says he plans to share his winnings. Visit his family and go to soccer games in South America. And in Europe. I sure hope he takes care of his brother. You know? He borrowed the ten bucks from his brother who paid for lunch. Maybe Domingo pay Diego paid for lunch and Domingo's paid up for the the tickets ten bucks wins one hundred thousand dollars, not a bad investment. Who says Taco Bell doesn't save lives? The skies. Not going to argue. Here's Jim McKay. With a survival story from. Fox a man in the snowy woods have central Oregon who is stranded for five days says he survived on Taco Bell hot sauce packets year. Jeremy Taylor in avid outdoors. Many went off roading last week mound up getting stuck in several feet of snow. Eventually search and rescue team was sent to find him and they did on Friday approaching his Toyota forerunner miles from civilization. He told first responders he was able to survive by turning his car on periodically to warm up and eating Taco Bell. Hot sauce in a not only saved his life his dog. Allie was with him to a Taco Bell connoisseurs out. There might be wondering what flavor of the sauce was. It was fire Jim McKay. Fox news. It's still cold and flu season rights. So is it a good idea to sweat it out? If you end up with a cold, Dr Jocelyn atom with Baltimore's mercy medical center says it depends on what your symptoms are saying that if they're above your neck working out as okay, she explains if you've got symptoms below the neck. Then you probably shouldn't work out. So what does that entail? If you've got a runny nose nasal congestion or sore throat, you can hit the gym. But if you have a cough, you got shortness of breath, muscle aches or general chest congestion. Well, you should rest. Instead overall, the experts say that you should listen to your body. Don't feel obligated to go to the gym. If you feel a little down and out protein is really having a moment. And boy does it show where eating a ton of eggs news reports that Americans are now eating an average of two hundred and seventy nine eggs per person per year. That's the highest number since nineteen Seventy-three back in nineteen Forty-five Americans ate the most eggs per year at four hundred and five while we ate the least in nineteen ninety five at two hundred and twenty nine it's that the uptick in people eating eggs is due to the change in federal nutritional guidelines as in two thousand sixteen the government said that eating high cholesterol foods, such as eggs wasn't such a bad idea. Now that same year a consumption jumped up six percent now Nutricia. Sionist say that protein heavy diets have boosted the appeal of ethics as has the trend of eating them atop of a KADO toast to so Americans are eating nearly three hundred eggs per person a year a lot of everybody feels sad. Sometimes right. But it seems younger millennials might be more prone to depression than other age groups university of Liverpool. Researchers say depression levels rose to nearly fifteen percent among those born in the early nineteen ninety s to two thousand while self harm rates increased to fourteen percent. It's thought that the uptick in depression could be linked to the body mass index of young people research shows the obesity rates among young people nearly doubled over a decade from less than four percent to more than seven percent.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Rick Steves Travel Talks
"One rated restaurant in mood depend on Tripadvisor is a French restaurant, not Gary and restaurant. And the reason for that is simply that the people who are leaving reviews on Tripadvisor tourists. So their interests in their preferences, skewed to touristy end of the spectrum. Let me give you an example from the city. I live in Seattle. I love going out to restaurants here in Seattle. And recently I was just curious, try this in your hometown. I was curious. So I went to trip Tripadvisor, and I said, what are the top ten restaurants in Seattle? And I looked at this list and I said, I can't remember the last time I went to any of these and you know what else they have in common, the top five restaurants are all right at pike place market, right? The most touristy part of Seattle and all ten of them are within about a mile of downtown within about a mile of where the where the cruise ships come in. I'm not saying don't use crowdsourcing sites. I'm saying, use a crowdsourcing site that agrees with your philosophy. For example, I use yelp for me. That tends to be reviews that are left by local people rather than by tourists. And when I look at the top ten icy, a lot of restaurants that I like to frequent. So I trust the the results get a little bit better. The other thing that I wanted to point out about yelp is it's not as active in a lot of parts of Europe. You might find it in some big European cities, but it's not as universally well represented in all of Europe. However, different countries have their own kind of crowdsourcing review sites. And if you do the research, you might find. For example, there's a French version of yelp that does a really good job with French restaurant. So there's an Italian version of yelp other places that I look for a good restaurant recommendations. When I'm trying to find restaurants, for example, to add to my guidebook, a lot of newspapers have really good food and travel writing. I think the New York Times has really excellent food writing. They have a wonderful series called thirty six hours in a city where they give you kind of a rundown of different kinds of restaurants and bars, and cafes and activities that you might do if you were there for a weekend. I really enjoyed that the guardian which is the London-based newspaper has really excellent food writing as well and travel writing. If I'm going to a city and I want to find some new restaurants for my guidebook..
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Let's check in with Chris Christensen who has some news about Tripadvisor. This is Chris Christensen from amateur traveler with another tech in travel minute. There's some big changes going on a trip advisor, full disclosure. I worked there as an employee for a year and a half in as a contractor for another three years because they are changing the site to be a social network, how they've always had some integrations with Facebook. But the idea is that you can follow people on trip advisor. Probably the best description. With they're trying to become is the Facebook for travel where you come home from a trip and post all your pictures and your reviews and such there and get followed by your friends. I'm not sure that Facebook is not the Facebook for travel, but I'm in the beta program and we'll see how it works out. If anyone can pull that off. It seems like it's probably trip advisor who is the most trafficked travel site in the world. I'm Chris Christensen from amateur traveler, yet he took the words right out of my mouth magazine Facebook, the Facebook for travel, but I do see the the allure for them trip advisor is kind of already doing that. A lot of times when I look up things on Tripadvisor, it's just people asking each other questions and talking about the recent trips and and whatnot. So maybe it'll just make that smoother. Then it's my go-to if I have any travel questions. Yeah, as long as they don't make it harder to find the answers than than I'm all for it. All right. Let's check in with the mailbag row Han from Boston. Longtime listener of detainees wrote in and said, after listening to show three, three, seven, two, and the plethora of Amazon echo announcements. I can think of only one word. I o t it's actually an acronym, but we're not going to be picky with this. I think Amazon is with this. I think Amazon is able to crack the IOT market which Google has been unable to do even though Google started trying it, I roll Han thinks moral of the story companies should not try to get into a market announcing the name of the science field, like not MSI. VR companies should launch products which use these concepts. These words, I o t m. l. AI VR should be used in internal meetings, not an end, user announcements Amazon's on the right track and Google needs to learn this from them says Rojo. What do you think here here here here? No, I think. Dead on. I think though that role on may be perhaps conflicting, the information that we get as tech heads and that we hear in announcements at things like I o versus what they're actually promoting to consumers. If you buy a Google home, they're not talking about IOT and m l. a. i. but the what you read in the press is. And I think that we, but the bottom line is don't use industry jargon when you're talking to consumers. The best way to get consumer adoption is to speak to them in language that they understand. Yeah. And while we're bringing up the on announcements, I was one of the people who looked at the Amazon auto and was like, why wouldn't I just do all this stuff with my phone. But you've, you've explained this to me in an Email explained that the appeal of the Amazon auto because I get it now. I really think this device is a game changer. They invite they introduced a whole bunch of. Off. But right now, if you want some sort of automation or some sort of assistant in the car, you have to use your phone as you were talking about, but that isn't always all that convenient. And sometimes you don't have the ability to talk to it on a medically without having to press a button or maybe even pick up your phone and you don't want it to that. So this puts microphones in your vehicle works. The way it would at home gives you access to thousands and thousands of.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on 1075 KZL
"So it affects your sales like if you have all five stars you show up higher up on our understanding is you show up higher on the rankings. When you search for something typically unless you pay to be up there's other things. But I remember one lady still makes me mad. I still have nightmares about her with a selfie. Light thing showed us k which is really cool. She got one she plugged it in it broke the next day. The broke off in the charter broke off. Oh, oh my gosh. So sorry that she had a one star review contacted her. I said all right. We're going to refund your money and send you a new one. Okay. Great after you do that. Can you? You may change your review to a higher star review. Sure. Got her money back got a new one, so working working great. Hugh leaves a five star review. No response. Oh, wait about a week. Hey, hope you're still everything's still working. She got what she wanted free. She got it refunded. And another one for free didn't change one star review is still there. That is not a star. At least give you something four stars three stars anything, but a one-star most companies wouldn't go that far gone on there as the the business owner and said like put underneath there. We sent one for free and reapply dispute everything on their get a review that's under five stars dispute on my now. And what's the big awesome house? They don't see there has to be all in all gets coordinators to into sales just because you're left the comet doesn't help the sales any better still let Tripadvisor has a good app. Tripadvisor? I think there's a better way what reviews, but they for instance, if let's say you have overall you have a three and a half star review. Okay. But people event to your place like hundreds of times, but then there's one place as five stars review. And they about people left about twenty reviews. They're going to rate the other one higher. I say because there's more people that went I got you that makes sense that makes sense. So when I don't complain. I mean things don't get better if no one, but maybe we should all even if it's inviting the waiter or the manager over say, hey, I had a good experience. Yeah. Leaving ice review today, you feel better and that especially with local business. I mean any business, but especially locally that can really make or break a struggling company if they get a bunch of bad reviews right away that aren't fair..
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Counting Countries
"Partner sounds good my favorite one has been east winds in saint lucia it was one of my first countries than the i ten and i sent an email in this five star resort like top rated on tripadvisor responded we're like sure sponsor you for night was i mean at that point i'd hardly heard back from anybody like i hadn't even started traveling and to get that sort of response super exciting than to go there he needs incredible people in stay the just like i mean pinnacle of luxury it was amazing i was just there for one day but like i can i can really wanna go back future is amazing so so how does that work you're going to visit a country you come up with list of hotels you email them with your website explain what you're doing and then you hope for some of them respond back to pretty much okay and then there's a sponsorship part of it is it go fund me or what what's going on there it's mainly go fund me it's pretty much just stanley in friends i mean it's open any buddy obviously it's on me if anybody wants to donate that's i mean it's pretty much like family and friends i started this right after i graduated so i got a lot like through go fund me from failing fans so super you know like convenient thing to do i have gotten outside donations from random people who read about me in i it's amazing like i appreciate it so much and via its that's like sort of knock the biggest source because it's not like a stable income you know like it's very random like i might not get a donation for three months and then i'll get one i had no idea it was coming you know what was the response of family and friends when you set out to do this question yeah it's it was honestly amazing like how supportive everyone has been and everyone had such different response i guess like telling my parents my mom was super onboard like really excited like she loves to travel she's always sort of instilled that travel bug in me as well she was one who insisted we had to go to europe when we were younger instead of disneyworld but too few all on board in the my dad is like super has like when he first heard about i told him about it really like ninety percent of that was for safety reasons like this little girl he doesn't want me to you know but since then like hey pretty much overcame it like within a month i would say but now he's super on board like pastas friends about it all the time like he'll meet random people within like one minute of conversation he's telling them about my walk so of he's done a complete one eighty really into it excited and supportive third my brother and was like yeah sounds about right definitely but you don't have that cranky who's like kay taylor this is crazy dream just go get a job get to work yeah i mean i was honestly worried that there would be some random family member like friend that was a no one has at least my face like which i appreciate if they feel that way everyone is super supportive all my aunts and uncles extended family like going to a wedding this weekend and under six cited like i haven't seen most of my family on my mom's side since christmas and i'm just really excited to talk to them about everywhere that have been answer all their questions tell them that i'm still safe everything 'cause they i mean they all the blog more than anybody like if i don't post for a few days they're like the tex my dad like she okay so a yeah there's everyone's super supportive into it just the responsive amazing i called so i have one grandmother who travels like crazy and other one who's been on the plane once in her life so he's adorable like every time i land back from a big trip by caller intolerance safe we actually bought her a new globe for her birthday because her globe still has soviet union on it now she can more accurately overall yeah so it's it's amazing how okay hotel sponsorships go funny and then there's there a third source of income to cover it i mean i had savings when i started i done internships in finance like big big finance internships so i definitely have like savings that have gone through as you can imagine but at this point i'm looking for like a.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Recorded message in unac scented english hitching themselves as a company like marriott or tripadvisor and then if they were interested in going forward with what they thought to be one of those companies they would press one and at that point they would be routed to the mexican call center and then they would reach someone at this call centre also would be speaking english but they were suddenly in the being offered something that they didn't expect to sign up for if especially if you're an elderly person that situation can can be confusing like what the offered when they got to the to the mexican part of it i since they would be offered a timeshare package which is sort of a classic fraudulent scheme that we know of or vacation deal but it it turned out not to be in any way connected with marietta or hilton or trip advisor in any way so for instance one one victim mention that they press one dangerous on the call because they were marriott rewards members so they thought that they were being set up for a rewards seal and they kept going and ended up funny for package that wasn't with marriott at all with anything where they buy anything yes so this the they they were buying actual package deals these the travel companies in mexico were actual companies so the misrepresentation was just that they were from a well known reputable travel company rather than a fly by night company in a totally unrelated country and so people would get some kind of travel out of this.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"A tough number and and you've got to really put up solid solid results all right let's move onto online travel both trip advisor and booking holdings aka priceline reporting firstquarter results this week both better than expected but jason tripadvisor stock that got the bump you looked at this quarter was it that great a quarter for them well any nebraskan clock and all that stuff right very tough stretch your trip advisor but let me ask you chris can you put a price on swimming with picks can you put a price on swimming with dolphins i feel like ron's question about seeing black panther well i i say that because trip advisor actually gave me the opportunity to do both of those things in the bahamas and hawaii to swim with pays winning with pigs i'm so intrigued it's been a very rough stretch for tripadvisor we talked a lot here over the past couple of years this move they made instant booking they were trying to become more of an ot a online travel agency like booking like expedia didn't work out so well but it seems like there are some signs they're putting this nap in the rear view mirror it that is the case if they can get back to a place where they are playing nice with booking dot com and with expedia who are very big spenders on the trip advisor platform then there's a little bit more certainty in the business and we can kind of get back to growing that top line a little bit on the on the bright side at this is silly very engaged platform i mean they have four hundred thirty three million average monthly users that was up twelve percent from the same quarter last year six hundred and thirty million reviews up twenty six percent from year ago i mean this a lot of reasons to appreciate what the actual platform is doing some some not so great business decisions i think put him on hold for a little bit but they might start turning a corner here it's so investors if you own shares today and i and i do probably hanging onto him see how these guys play out.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast
"In tripadvisor because we're seeing it's a phenomenal return on investment if we're the right areas in specifically in trip connected instable right and then number three you need to always be building new avenues for revenue in booking direct can't rely on this year ranking right fall tomorrow might become an ta and that's i know it is but from a hotels perspective you need to be thinking about diversifying and not just saying on tripadvisor yeah what do you think i agree with all that i'd like to see fills heart rate monitor for the last hour can we grab that that in the show notes at eighty six right now action it some come love with normal not available where where the issue i permitted are but i'll get back to you and i have a spot once apple watch what it's a fitbit i didn't even know you have on how much waits too because you took ten thousand steps a day you watch yourself coming next biggest loser we start on monday bring it down son you know great because we do big loser we've done at once a year probably for the last ten years or so and varying degrees of commitment i think this paswan was probably one of the most committed there was at least three people that were in it to win it but i think and we'd never done this before we took a week break and i am gorging myself i'm like eating ridiculous i had to cupcakes today i have another cupcake in probably six months i had to cupcakes from downstairs because if someone's birthday i think monday we start a new biggest loser i think this is going to be one of the most competitive we've ever had i think i pissed so many people with this last one the juice cleanse you did think i have such a target on my back people are going to try to take me down in this one i did with no juice cleanse i'm bringing heat on whatever it happens we won we've lost a hundred and fifty pounds from our company i feel but number two i've had feathered access to all the sweets in couplets office competing with me thank you you pretty much consistently like not not skinny not that you'd like reid writes the whole time i've been eating been eating pizza and all kinds of bread and garbage that i hadn't been eaten during since monday i weighed myself today only gained two pounds really he know that i can guarantee you i'm up more than that since monday's when someone teach you hey but all the man is is i wanna monday i'm so disappointed that i thought i had it in a bag you came third let's listen got us oh me not you know she was like one point four pounds behind me say from percentage spendings she's been under your weight ever since then oh yes if she if we'd done find a way in tuesday wednesday off those friday she would win it was just that one monday optimized my strategy to be at my lowest possible one of that point water volume of heavy hedrix dehydrated the crap out of myself on sunday night both locked in office on monday with scratchy throats barely able to talk 'cause we're not i i mean if you're gonna compete boys and goes you gotta do it we're in it's a win it over here one hundred percent right all right so that's up tripadvisor episode think think think think we had a question we don't question from it's from this crazy twitter handle at our pronounce that name is mojica my mo we show might marketing moshe magden me is is hot marketing michel what does she have say at marketing media has to say question or potential episode for the fuel travel podcasts would love to hear you guys and gal discuss predictions for the facebook fallout will people leave and therefore shrink audiences will changes to the terms of service impact advertising opportunities facebook dead r i p facebook question i think we know her opinion based on the hash tag our facebook yeah i disagree with her as a session i if you look at the one the stock price this week come back up if you look at in suck book said.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast
"And driving business to the so you mean their revenue generating clicks right exactly and understand why they do it but at the end of the day it may start your point than northstar is that's two scrolls down but again like you pointed out that's why we go there that's why that's why it became so popular and how they got such a foothold on the market as people trusted their reviews now they're putting him down there at the bottom of the page and just no click and give us money click and give us money people still trust them nam today they still trust them i i'm not so sure that in twelve twenty four months from now they're going to be as trustworthy because of the kind of crap that doing was sponsored posts sponsor what do you call it sponsored physicians yeah so that actually brings us to the first question we have three big questions we wanna ask trip advisor and we've asked tripadvisor and not been answered question one is hey there now i mean putting the pressure of the fuel hotel moncton polka on on this shoulders we need to let kim or receptionists know that getting a call from tripadvisor even during the pocket reached out even though having edited it and published it they like no that would yeah it's they can feel it hey we've reached out to them to be a part of this and kind of got the run around awesome to be on the show before time they we've got some real respon oh no one got back to yet let me follow up and see how that goes and no response and if anyone is listening to this this show there is an opening petition lease you welcome to come on the show we have your position in onto these questions and honestly time that's why when i wrote this blog post to we're doing this podcast is we've asked these questions and the oddest thing of everything is we've not gotten any answers in some of the questions i mean the the first one we will just a second they're they're big questions but their phone support staff in our customer service reps cannot answer them or won't win on answer them.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast
"And experience with trip adviser over many many years but but hundred percent agree with you that our experience over the last couple years really the loss year especially has fundamentally changed and we're not i'm still big trip advisor fan i mean we're seeing it on a month in month out basis five hundred plus percent return on that spend so we're still a big trip advisor fan boyega's but we're little bit jaded because of how they acted really in the last six months most well we have to be tripadvisor fan boys because we know our consumers use them right every i mean i don't know i really don't know anyone who doesn't use trip advisor and they're about to take any trip i don't travel brand website came out recent in a study more people go there than any other single website related to travel so as much as i rant about them in this office i understand how important they are to us but i'm still mad i will tell you this though if they don't change if something doesn't change i don't necessarily mean it has to be them because we'll get into some of the things that could happen but if something doesn't change they are in major danger of roading the brand in major danger of roading the trust they've built with the consumer and in major danger of losing that position that they've they fought so hot i i would almost a kwait tripadvisor right now to a microsoft or even a netscape type mentality where they've built what they think is the perfect machine and consumer be damned we're going to do whatever we want to do and i it could lead in a very bad direction for trip advisor the conspiracy theory in me says we'll maybe they're just setting the stage for some big changes that are going to capitalize on calgary netscape reference but i cc music factory talked about all kinds of old school sys throwback thursday of the fuel hotel marketing podcast but do you see what i'm saying though it the yeah there's they've stopped thinking lost that no star there's no question that purpose why why they were created the thing that drove them in in a direction help people does not exist anymore or at least it's it's not visible in the decisions that they've been making recently you said it perfectly i mean go to trip advisors profile page for.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast
"Slash podcast click on eighty two i think they hold it and they got a little bit scared guard yeah it's very often google as he sends out emails like this like notifying people changes doing and i think it was a podcast so what what i'm hoping is triple buys a obviously listened to the puck cost as well they're gonna hear this episode and we'll see massive changes internally within tripadvisor after we ran in shame them god i hope so you're welcome travel community that's right i mean if nothing else i mean visionaries for the market in think think not not only visionaries but some would say we oughta tech's of the future of this industry those people are probably in this room right now this chair hey there's some really smart people so listen to yeah do we have any other news these yeah i have one news item here and it's from skift they always put out some really interesting things and they put out an article recently for being informal is the future of luxury guest relations interesting article and really when it goes into is the the luxury demographic does not always want to be treated as a luxury travel say they wanna be they wanna see real experiences just like everybody else they're traveling for the experience and you're seeing from a luxury perspective the concept of being in a very sturle condition treated like royalty is taking a little bit of a back burner in recent days going toward more of an experience type trip for the luxury guest showing some personality right right exactly so from a hotel years perspective at these luxury properties still giving the level of service that they had expect but removing some of the barriers to where that person doesn't feel like they're making a physical connection with the staff and the location of i like this article and there's one piece in particular i think it was the ellerman house what they do when someone shows up on their property they they give them a walk around and they get a feel for them they understand is this a laid back person is this person who wants to go to the to the high high end restaurant is this person who wants to go to little dive bar in the best tacos and town like they kind of get a feel for whoever the guest is staying at their property and they really personalized the experience and i think that that is that's a pity me of luxury to me is personalizing the experience to two guests agree that one size fits all mentality that was in the past would be perceived by many now to be stuffy you know and i'm a white glove jets oakwood dined fine restaurants and stayed at nice hotels but when it's so abnormal to mike everyday living it's uncomfortable right it's not it's not something that i enjoy all the pump and stance around it's so this is this is an obvious move for me because society has changed you know being cold addressed in a specific way or having the white gloves or whatever it is like laying the napkin on my lap for me that's not stuff that i look for in a luxury experience anymore and i think society is a whole is obviously moved in that same direction so this is great as i read this article i couldn't get the episode of the office the concierge out of my head when he asked concierge marie every little every little detail about the town and i loved it follows her out to the by i couldn't get out of my you never need to bring up office around me because i'm going to i'm going to fight tooth and nail and how is better british original offices better than the american stuff i like the american office don't get me wrong it's not nearly as round breaking funny all right that's my plan for the day about the onto your plans that's do it all right so you put these together i think you published a blog post as well on on travel dot com slash blog about this very subject yes i did and it's a bit randy how many want to tackle this so it's a little bit randy.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Where that go i it's it's this is tough it's really hard hit he's really really hard here here are the companies just to let you know that boycotted or ingram again for nothing i mean virtually nothing shouldn't do anything wrong tripadvisor wayfair nutritious which i believe was the first ritual raise pet food brand gender stand his full of filler anyway so you don't want your pits objected to that right expedia nestle food company hulu and joseph a bank also distance themselves telling the daily beast that although the show ran to advertisements for them on wednesday the company doesn't pay for its advertisements on the show interest i would think i don't need anything from joseph a bank ever or or tripadvisor or wayfair or new trish or expedia nestle or hulu frankly wait hulu is it tough one boy it's hard one they'll get back to you on that one i mean this is madness it's it's unamerican this whole thing is unamerican now they're you know they can say whatever they want again they can sling whatever they want they can hide behind being children whatever they please whatever it's convenient for them they're all of a sudden just children and your slinging mud at children how dare you plus we're victims and children or children and victims were victimized children and then he's an expert on everything i'm sorry you can't have it both ways you can't do this just to show you what a sick sick society we live in the mass murderer of the parkland shooting is getting all kinds of fan mail now in photos from scantily clad babes.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Off The Hook
"Yes okay yes is he's in fact but we were really quite close and it was beautiful and it was in the countryside a nice respite from london it was snowing it was very picturesque very pastoral one thing i did notice though i was when i was looking up how close reword to z's is that somebody had actually posted a rather interesting review i can't imagine of restaurant on trip advisor it's funny because i was just looking at right now i typed in pizza it's not london is it no it's far outside of london why type pizza london poison and i got all these replies all these results lovely staff turbo food poisoning got myself oud poisoning twice that's all about food poisoning but none of it has to do with this particular place yeah this this is a an hour and a half or so way from london i guess depending upon how quickly drive but yeah i can imagine london pizza joints don't necessarily have the best reputation i don't wanna diss london pizza too much but it's it's not the same let's just put it that way it's not the same as here that's very not meaning that you always get poisoned if you over there but it's just it's it's it's different well anyway it's one way putting we're veering way off so you went near this place we went near this place and i do think this review possibly justifies reading it's really quite funny and it was a tact in various news stories as a troll posting a sick review of restaurant where poisoned ex russian spy ate lunch on tripadvisor i just think that when you have a place where somebody was confirmed to have gotten poisoned and put into a coma to people in fact there's really not much you can say in a review that's going to violate any any other norms i can't imagine i mean business is definitely interrupted at that point no matter what tripadvisor reviews don't really come into it.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"Well software and what's interesting here effort tripadvisor ignores all of the pundits spikes up today's down about four percents i'm not saying it's a cell yet but before is there a name change there's a management change the other one is moral dropping like when i said on this show for twenty two years i have said the markets dropping like a tummy tuck on a plus size model so much crap like wait a second what was that go back to like something creative i drop like a three foot pot i'm getting you a pink double tip hat we're marching and christopher kristen russell easily know it takes a lot condition as you should so on the break we were talking about because we think of sports agents say oh my gosh so she lives on the bill and the cliff and she's on a cellphone drinking my ties at three in the afternoon over del mar because he's talking to her clients not the reality of real sports agents is out there are some that float to the top just like there's movie stars of the top and there's there's athletes afloat to the top it's not they got a much bigger percentage of the contract like thirty the percentage of of an nfl and the nfl the maximum is three percent however the players association voted last year to have the default be one and a half percent so on the actual contract at the player sign it says one and a half percent but you can write in up to three percents so let me just just easily a million dollar contract means that she gets thirty thousand dollars to get you would have to have five of those live meagerly to own a home i should say not live meagerly but own a home in san diego in not the greatest area you'd have to five contracts like that that's a tough business to be in i think that's the biggest surprise of all because because it seems so glamorous.
"tripadvisor." Discussed on Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast
"I before i get social social social just because it's in that lower position does not mean it's not it's important because of how many people use this on a daily basis right yeah i mean everybody uses facebook the others i would you can bounce back and forth but we know everyone's on face yeah it's there's a social component to one of mine higher on the list so all right i'll just say that melissa make your case for tripadvisor being where it is i have a bunch of these that i really could not distinguish what order to go in but i feel like you have to have some cbc for tripadvisor unless you're not doing any bookings through ota's if you have no bookings then you don't need to be on trip advisor at a paid position but if you are then you need to be there period because you're protecting your brand protecting commission that gives out which saying would be said for brand ppc and shorts right which i'm assuming on someone's list okay what's your number eight so my number eight is is investing in the stuff on prompting right so soda guest experience so this is we wreck as we not a service we provide us hotel moncus but it's something we preach to clients which is investing in the amenities that you all have that way higher investing in the events that you are offering things like that way higher okay we'll get to you later then all right let's go to all right seven i seven melissa this gonna make you so mad don't say it was number one at one point yeah number seven is data analytics discuss that later again way high.