So what happened on Tnooz during 2010? Here is our list of the most popular posts by traffic, number of comments and best comments.
Top ten by traffic:
- Top tips for hotels when responding to reviews on TripAdvisor
- Qantas A380 incident: a lesson in social media and web PR
- Google Places blocked from using TripAdvisor reviews
- British Airways launches mobile boarding passes, upgrades app
- Five big mistakes expert travel marketers make every day
- Problems for travel apps after new iPhone iOS 4 upgrade?
- Carnival Splendor chugs in and Royal Caribbean awaits
- Volcanic ash cloud and European travel â€“ live blog
- Panic for most, joy for a few as rumour of Google-ITA Software deal intensifies
- A video youwill never find on a cruise website
Top ten by number of comments:
- Google Places blocked from using TripAdvisor reviews (78 comments)
- Top tips for hotels when responding to reviews on TripAdvisor (69 comments)
- British Airways targeting social media with first trip for bloggers (68 comments)
- UpTake heads down ultimate travel content aggregation route (65 comments)
- Tnooz launches TLabs, calls out to all startups, developers and experimenters (63 comments)
- Google agrees to buy ITA Software for $700M in cash (50 comments)
- The problem with vacation rental websites (47 comments)
- Why do travel advertisers continue to avoid bloggers? (47 comments)
- So yeah, Tnooz is one year old today (37 comments)
- Caught in social media boycott-swirl, Arizona tourism board fails to engage (35 comments)
Quote and comment of the year:
1. When describing the failure of trip planning startup TripSwarm, one of the co-founders wrote:
” I discovered the market was already saturated, well past the point of no return, almost to the point of a pyramid scheme of waterfalling API’s… and there was nothing we could do that wasn’t already being done better by somebody else.”
2. Not seeing the joke at all in our spoof email to staff by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Imagine Travel wrote:
“Is this letter a prank or is it really from the CEO of Apple? And did he really write all those negative comments? While reading it Iâ€™m a little shocked that he would refer to the travel industry as ‘stupid’, Google as ‘arrogant’, etcâ€¦ Doesnâ€™t seem like the way a CEO of a company should be presenting himself.”
NB: Editor’s note – earlier this year, we were in the highly unusual position of having a large number of Tnooz staff and Nodes together for the first time.
Here is a picture, taken in November 2010 during the PhoCusWright Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, of our crew on the ground (left to right: Sarah Kennedy Ellis, Martin Collings, Valyn Perini, Timothy O’Neil-Dunne, Jim Craven, Dennis Schaal, Glenn Gruber, Martin Schobert, Kevin May, Fred Lalonde, Stephen Joyce, Gene Quinn).
Huge thanks to them all and the rest of the Nodes dotted around the world for a thoroughly wonderful 2010.
Right, what’s next?