From John T. Peters: “The Copycats”

I’ve spent the last ( nearly) three years of my life working to grow Tripology. Much of that time was spent traveling around the US and the world (London, Prague, Berlin, Athens, etc.) telling people about our business and model. I swear, between VCs, conferences, trade shows, webinars and other random events, I think I must have made a thousand presentations of one sort or another. All of a sudden, in the past three months, I’ve been contacted by people from the US as well as overseas (specifically London, Moscow and Berlin… Read More

Social Media is not just for soft marketing efforts anymore

Ritesh Gupta just wrote a really cool article entitled “Social media is no longer just for soft marketing initiatives.” Here’s an excerpt: “For long, it has been acknowledged that for brands, social media is primarily about testing and learning. It is definitely better for a brand to be in these spaces listening, engaging and responding than to underestimate the power of this platform as a new outlet for customers. It is vital to understand clearly why/who/how/what your brand and your people will do in social spaces and to balance sales versus service… Read More

So, you didn’t know I, John T. Peters, painted…

I’ve been painting and drawing since I was young. I remember my mom sitting with me, showing me how to do it, never correcting me, but always encouraging me. I started by drawing with pencil, then I added ink. Years later in high-school, my art teacher, Cornell Ferrat, told me to try painting. I was so into it, I remember cutting other classes so I could go to the studio to work on my painting. It was of a rowboat in the Greek Islands. I’ll never forget it. At some point, I… Read More

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. You know what’s on my mind though today? All those people shaking hands in London that had a… Read More