Monthly Archives: November 2009

From John T. Peters – Skip the Handshake

So I just attended the World Travel Market travel show in London. WTM has been a favorite of mine for many years.  I was honored to have been invited to speak at the EyeforTravel Travel Technology conference.

WTM is also a great place not only to meet people but, if you’ve been in the travel industry for some time, catch up with old friends.  I write about this more on my travel industry blog for Tripology.

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John T. Peters of Tripology ponders "Skip the Shake"

You know what’s on my mind though today? All those people shaking hands in London that had a cold or the flu.  Okay, so if you know me you know I’m a bit of a germaphobe but am I wrong to think about it?  I know it’s a nice custom to shake hands, but think about it; 40,000 people.  How many sick people does it take to infect everyone? So, I started doing a little research and guess what I found?  A movement, yes a movement, of people who want to get rid of the handshake. Yes, “Skip the Handshake” as reported by TechCrunch, even has a blue silicon bracelet.

So, read all about it here and get your blue band today and stop spreading germs.  I think it is a great idea for large trade shows and conferences.  They should donate the money to charity though.