Friday, September 01, 2006

Soskin and Cheapflights edit Travolution

The September edition of Travolution is taking shape and will be available from September 22.

Recently our guest editor, Cheapflights chief executive David Soskin, has been getting involved and helping out with various parts of what we expect will be a landmark issue for us.

Soskin has been an enthusiastic supporter of our edition, and not just because Cheapflights itself is celebrating a decade in business!

Indeed most industry figures we have spoken to agree it is a good time to recognise the achievements of the online world in becoming a driving force for change in the travel sector.

[It was nice to see the Guardian getting in on the birthday celebrations last weekend when it unveiled its own list of sites that have changed the world]

Our three separate State of the Nation reports have now been completed by the Metro Newspaper, Lorien Research and readers of Travolution and Travel Weekly.

We will also be unveiling the results of another reader survey to find The Influential Ten – a list of the pioneers and innovators of the last ten years who have had the biggest impact on the industry.

As always with a poll the final list of ten luminaries is mildly controversial – there are a few names perhaps not immediately recognisable to everyone and there even some that various quarters of the industry would never have suggested.

In the meantime, ahead of the issue’s publication in three weeks time, we are looking for anecdotes from the last ten years from the rest of the industry.

We hope to re-reproduce as many of these as possible on the Blog and on a special section on the website.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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