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You might have caught the story that's gone viral about a small boutique hotel in Mexico and its travails with the fine folks at megatravel site Expedia. We certainly did. Join us tonight as we welcome Cheri and Tony Head, owners of the Luna Blue Hotel, as they relay the nightmare that has become their dealings with the internet travel behemoth. Bringing you the worst in internet travel stories and web talk radio... guaranteed!
Small hoteliers Tony and Cheri had a dream to retire in Mexico in the beautiful Playa del Carmen.
Their boutique B&B Luna Blue Hotel was their dream.
Recently they wrote a Blog Post regarding their trials and tribulations with their business relationship with Expedia.
Their blog went viral almost overnight. I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with them today via telephone in Mexico.
Their story needs to be heard. Potential clients should understand how the "online" booking system works and how Big Business can control inventory, bookings and income for small independent business.
You can read the full blog here: http://playazone.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/expedia-bad-for-the-traveler-bad-for-the-hotel/
If you book online this is a NOT TO MISS episode. Call in with your questions, use our chat box. Be informed.
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API As A Product - Opening up Businesses & Providing Avenues for Growth Most APIs support a company's product, like how a variety of applications can access Twitter content. There's a new breed of API that isn't supporting a product, but instead supporting the entire business. In these cases, the API is the product and the product helps developers solve a problem, which means developers are happy to pay. Delyn Simons heads up developer outreach at Mashery, where she and her merry band of evangelists engage directly with Mashery’s growing network of 216,000 API key-wielding developers. Mashery’s API ecosystem also includes 175+ businesses looking to partner with developers inside and outside the walls of their companies, including Klout, ESPN, Coca-Cola, USA TODAY, Expedia, and The New York Times. Mashery offers API management, services and strategy for companies that are transforming their products into platforms. Prior to Mashery, Delyn worked at eBay, CMP Media, Insero and Well Engaged/The Well. Delyn is speaking at the Startup Product Summit SF2 on October 12, 2013 at Broadway Studios in San Francisco which is like Tedtalks for Product excellence. Learn about managing products to success at Product Bootcamp San Francisco Oct 10-12! http://bit.ly/14ZagOP More information, registration and sponsorship opportunities available at http://startupproduct.com
With technology and algorithms constantly changing, is SEO dead, or has it been somehow resurrected?
Our guest is Steve Wiideman, otherwise known as SEO Steve, one of America's leading SEO experts. He's passionate about search engine optimization and management and creates products and tools that help you get higher ranking in the search engines... all by yourself without a webmaster.
He's an author, frequent speaker and panelist at marketing events, and he typically comes up #1 in Google searches for "SEO Expert".
His clients include start-ups and Fortune 500 companies like Disney, TicketMaster, Expedia and RingCentral, and he's been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Visibility Magazine, Response Magazine, Marketing Sherpa, National Journal and CNN Money.
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