Posted by admin on June 23, 2010
For those of you marketing geeks out there, or anyone who can appreciate the impulse candy bar placement at the grocery check out, Rosetta Stone has taken point of purchase science out of the airport kiosk for travelers of the world. Now, while you’re waiting for that connecting flight to Montevideo you can spend those three hours learning Spanish. Stuck at JFK on your way to Beijing? Swipe your Visa for a head start on Mandarin. These language course vending machines have been spotted in airports across the country. This is an example of great placement, well planned marketing and a great service to travelers at the same time. Well done, Rosetta Stone.
Has anyone else stumbled upon a great travel-related service, idea, product or marketing tactic that just really made sense? I’d love to hear from other travelers and marketers about what you’re seeing out there. Check out the original article below by Jaunted, and be sure to leave us a comment if you find this stuff as interesting as I do. Cheers!
Source: Jaunted.com (article and photo)
June 21, 2010 at 4:55 PM | by JetSetCD
Where: Orlando International Airport [map], Orlando, FL, United States
We’ve seen vending machines at airports peddling everything from Kosher food to gold bars, and yet this Rosetta Stone vending machine at Orlando International Airport completely took us by surprise last weekend.
It makes perfect sense to be selling the expensive (but comprehensive) language learning courses at an airport, but why in the terminal with the flights from Southwest and Jetblue? They aren’t exactly flying to Europe or Asia or anything. That said, these are selling as when we passed back by this machine on our flight out of MCO, we noticed that a few more languages had sold out.
Posted by Reception on June 13, 2010
We here at El Diablo Tranquilo are currently looking for travel writers to write for our blog and to help with future website ideas. We have been very lucky to have several travel writers and photographers stay with us, some for a few days other for a few weeks. We really enjoy having them here, as it is always fun to hear their adventures, read their work and see the world through their eyes. Right now we have two guests staying with us who are both writing novels. Shout out to Maya and Alfonso! We also had the honor of having Tim Patterson, one of the editors of MatadorTravel, the worlds largest travel magazine, work for us for a few months.
If you are not familiar with Matador, you should definitely check them out because they are an awesome source for interesting travel articles written all around the world, and they are the source of many of our travel advice blog posts. For those interested in learning more about travel writing, MatadorTravel has created MatadorU, a program that offers online courses in travel photography and writing.
We are hoping to have more travel writers contribute to our site and to our future website, that is still under construction, so if you are interested or know someone who might be, please let us know.
We look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, write on travelers, write on.
Posted by Reception on June 4, 2010
While traveling is of course great in its own right, the real beauty lies in what it leaves in all of us after our bags have once again been unpacked. Rolf Potts, author of Vegabonding, a book on never ending travel, shares some tips here:
courtesy of DoLectures.co.uk
Henry Miller said “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Mark Twain adds that “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” But don’t stop with a new way to see the world – remember what you learned on the road and live your life with those lessons intact.