The PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit has 30 companies pitching a panel of judges and audience on a wide range of new travel technologies and online services. Travel Innovation Summit Bingo was invented for those attention deficit disorder sufferers who struggle to maintain focus during the six hours of demonstrations. Grab a Bingo card, find a few friends to play with, and get ready to track all the buzz words flying forth from the stage.
Kevin May – the travel industry’s cross between rock-star pundit and travel technology god is celebrated with topics ranging from his discovery, as portrayed in documentary film Up!, to the exclusive club of famous Kevins, the legacy of Saint Kevin, his scientific origins, and the stories surrounding his younger years. Breaking tradition from past posts regarding this travel industry titan, this year’s investigative feature respectfully details the historic significance and cultural impact of this legendary individual.
Kevin May is the first renaissance man of the 3rd millennium. A team of researchers working for nearly a year reveal insights into exactly what makes the Tnooz editor so much more than a travel technology pundit – making him the most powerful man in travel.
Editor Kevin May controls every aspect of the lives of his Tnooz Nodes. Shocked by the degrading and dehumanizing treatment at the hands of their leader, an international coalition of volunteers is organizing global Node interventions and rescues. Operating under the banner S.P.A.W.N. (Society for the Prevention of Abject Wickedness toward Nodes.)
USA Today profiled the SkyRider – a high density airline seat that increases passenger density. The design is based on a saddle due to an unfortunate assumption that airline passengers, like Cowboys, can remain comfortable seated in saddles for many hours. To seeing that strategy through to its logical conclusion, an airline could gain further density if the passengers were shipped like cargo, but crates are too bulky. FedEx Envelopes work better. Breaking News revealed the revolutionary FedEX PeoplePak prototype over 10 years ago.
When Apple introduced the MacIntosh computer during the 1984 Super Bowl, Steve Jobs defined the Apple brand promise by daring a community of creative individuals to fight conformity, support innovation and combat overbearing corporations. Too bad that a quarter century later, Apple’s strategies have begun to make Steve Jobs look a lot like Big Brother from that commercial. By controlling the hardware, software and advertising platforms of its mobile devices, Apple has created a totalitarian state that is making decisions for its customers and inhibiting access to information. This former fanboy is disappointed.
Described by many as the most dangerous investigative journalism assignment in the history of news, the story that must be told has now come to light. Kevin May, undeniably the most powerful individual in global travel lives an existence that can only be described as a cocktail of narcotics, firearms and sex – with a full measure of maniacal drive for world domination. Hiding behind the facade of his Tnooz news service, May orchestrates his iron fisted oversight of every aspect of the global travel industry.
It is no wonder that people tend to experience so much difficulty when traveling. The word travel is derived from the French word travail, but travail in turn originated from a Latin word that described a torture device. It seems that the originators of our language were trying to warn us about the challenges associated with travel. Creating a word synonymous with torture might be considered a hint. Perhaps this perspective will allow people to enjoy travel more by understanding that by nature, travel could always be a lot worse.