Monday, April 02, 2007

Google has high expectations of its users

Perhaps Google is taking the green debate a little too seriously.

In fact, the search engine giant doesn't expect consumers to fly from New York to London at all. Here is what Google Maps suggests as a mode of transport users should consider:

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

Hat-tip to Data Mining Blog

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes the mighty google, getting travel directions wrong no never surely not.

Wash your mouth out with soap, and fall to your knees...

Pete
Cheap holidays

Darren Cronian said...

Pete,

Is Cheaper Holdiays part of www.cheapholidaydeals.co.uk?

Your sites seem very similar.

Darren Cronian said...

Why do you also have a TUI Abta registration on your site?

I'm a little confused, and I think consumers will be too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Darren

We work with Tui and Tfr to ensure that customers get the best holiday deals, which is why we are displaying the Tfr ABTA number and logo as all bookings are bonded.

Pete
Cheap holidays

Travolution Blogger said...

Pete: Information we have is that you are currently coming to end of your affiliate "agreement" with TUI and will have to remove the ABTA logo by the end of May.

Is this correct?

I have spoken with IBG, owners of Cheapholidaydeals.co.uk, and they are aware of the similarity between of the sites but have so far decided not to take action.

Happy to hear your thoughts on this subject.

You can email us on kevin.may@rbi.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Darren.

Our agreement with TFR is sound.

Travel is dynamic and with Tui losing 200 call centre jobs in June anything could happen.

At the end of the day the customer, is getting the best deal for there travel destination and budget and that is what its all about.

Kind regards

Pete
Cheap holidays from Cheaperholidays

Travolution Blogger said...

Pete: So are you saying that your agreement with TUI/Tfi is not coming to an end at the end of May?