Travel Industry Fights Back; Stresses Importance Of Face-To-Face Meetings
from the battle-in-the-press dept
It pretty much never fails. Over the past few years, whenever there’s been a new airline-related terror threat, or as the price of plane tickets has shot up, someone, somewhere, comes out with an article about how online meeting software companies like Webex will step in and rescue the stranded business traveler, meaning that he or she will never have to travel for meetings again. Either that, or articles will simply quote travelers saying that they’d rather use such tools than fly anywhere. The PR folks for Webex must be thrilled. However, on the flip side, folks in the travel industry must be getting worried, because they’ve sent out their own PR folks to push the alternate side of the story: you just can’t beat a face-to-face meeting, even with all the technology out there. Now, both sides have some truth to what they’re saying, but it’s still amusing to see the travel industry going to the press with their side of the story.