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Upwardly mobile are easily annoyed by phone marketing

August 12, 2011 7:56 pm Posted by - Leave your thoughts

Marketing to mobile devices is the inevitable way forward as technology migrates from the desktop to phones and tablets. This week saw two milestones – the 30th birthday of the first IBM desktop PC and the 20th anniversary of the web site – but the originators of both are astonished by the way their inventions spurred social interaction through improved…

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Broke holidaymakers chase cheap all-in deals in the sun

August 11, 2011 7:58 pm Posted by - Leave your thoughts

Skint holidaymakers are jetting off on all-in holiday deals in a bid to save cash while relaxing in the sun. TUI Travel – the firm behind leading holiday brands Thomson and First Choice – reports almost half of all holidays they have booked this year are ‘all-in deals’. Cash conscious Brits are jetting to Spain, Turkey, the Canaries and Mexico…

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Britain’s ‘safe’ tourist reputation goes up in smoke with riots

August 10, 2011 8:00 pm Posted by - Leave your thoughts

Britain’s image of a safe world tourist destination has gone up in smoke as riots gripped the capital while shops and businesses were burned and looted. Visit Britain, the government’s tourist agency promoting the UK to overseas visitors has pulled a multi-million  pound advertising campaign and has put a brave face on the nights of unrest and violence by telling…

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