Tourism. The Rodney Dangerfield of Industries.

After almost every punch line, a googly-eyed, sweating Rodney Dangerfield would tug at his tie and utter his famous line, “Awww, I don’t get no respect.” Seems to me the entire travel and tourism industry could do the same thing. Tourism is a trade that encompasses so...

What do incompetence AND arrogance add up to?

Besides having a problem with their Deepwater Horizon well spewing oil into the Gulf Stream, BP also seems to have a problem with its executives spewing insensitive statements into the media stream. First, embattled BP CEO Tony Hayward told a disbelieving press “I’d...

Why People Shouldn’t Not Come

So many gulf coast beach destinations are telling consumers that their beaches AREN’T fouled that I can’t help but wonder how robust their businesses must have been before the oil spill. As I recall, a prolonged recession, increased competition, reduced consumer...