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TRAVEL NEWS Digital. The Top 10 Travel News Stories of the Week: Day In, Day Out
When I came up with the #BlitzkriegBopFriday concept, I was paying homage to one of my all-time-favorite bands: the Ramones. The idea behind it was to publish a weekly recap of the 10 best travel news that could be read in a couple of minutes, just the average length of a punk rock song. Blitz means Lightning in German, and the main concept was to have something that could be quickly browsed "in a blitz".
Some colleagues, however, pointed out that the Teutonic reference, if taken out of context, could have been misunderstood, here's why, starting from today, BlitzkriegBopFriday changes its name to Digital.
If anyone felt offended by the title of my weekly posts I deeply apologize, but it was not my intention, nor it was Tommy's and Dee Dee's* (authors of the original song), may the God of Punk Rock have them in his Glory.
OPINIONS Is Our Industry Lagging Behind Due to a Lack of Proper Education?
"Is our industry lagging behind due to a lack of proper education? It surely is and the joke, as the mighty Bee Gees would put it, is on all of us".
Read my thoughts on the topic on HospitalityNet, together with Giulia Eremita, Peter O'Connor, Max Starkov, Linchi Kwok, Osvaldo Mauro, Klaus Kohlmayr, Jason Price, Ian Millar, Martin Soler, Paul van Meerendonk, Larry Mogelonsky, Frederic Gonzalo, Daniel Craig, Mark Fancourt, Erik Muñoz and Ross McAlpine.
* Fun fact: in several interviews, Tommy Ramone stated that the original title of the song was not even Blitzkrieg, but Animal Hop, and that Dee Dee came up with the Blitzkrieg because he wanted to "Ramones-ize it", dismissing the conspiracy theory as "all nonsense".