Feb 10, 2009

YTB Scoops The Travel Industry

It seems that not only was YTB the first company to think of putting the Internet and Travel together, they are the first to develop the concept of a "Traveler's Profile".

Yes, you heard it here first (well maybe second if you listened to their calls or visited this site)--YTB has an exclusive on the "Traveler's Profile". No longer will travelers need to constantly repeat the basic information and the not-so-basic information. No more forms to fill out. And to top it all off--it is automated!  I simply cannot believe that no one has thought of doing this before 2009!  Just imagine a concept where your travel agent can keep the following information:
  • your name
  • DOB
  • addresses and phone numbers
  • your passport information
  • frequent flyer information
  • car rental program data
  • hotel guest program information
  • itineraries
  • payment profiles
  • emergency contact information
Yes and to think that this is available exclusively to YTB Referring Travel Agents:
At, Sharnese Travel & Cruises we have a feature that eliminates all that hassle, making it easier than ever to plan your next trip- introducing The Traveler's Profile.

The Traveler's Profile allows you to create an individualized profile that is securely saved within the system. Each time you return to the site, your profile information is ready and waiting for you, eliminating the need to re-enter all of your personal data. This exclusive feature is an added convenience that sites like Expedia and Travelocity don't have. In fact, it is exclusive to Sharnese Travel & Cruises!
Gosh, what will they think of next? I bet they will develop plagiarism as well. One particular post on that blog was completely lifted from another source without reference. I mean who could have thought about ripping off someone' s writing besides YTB?  What do you think of that?