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CRM

14 November 2016

No doubt that fraud is one of the burning issues for many travel loyalty programs. But before looking into remedies, it is worth understanding what fraud is all about since there is a lot of confusion about this point, created often by self-proclaimed specialists.

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CRM

28 September 2016

No doubt, loyal customers are as important to hotels as to airlines. But hotels might make it unnecessarily difficult for their customers, undermining the whole concept of traditional hotel loyalty in face of changing market conditions.

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CRM

26 April 2016

The airline business is too complex for any individual as that you could check all aspects. That’s why I tend to believe in the basics being delivered and focus on understanding the things one should not take for granted. That is a mistake, as my experience as Privilege Club member of Qatar Airways has shown.

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CRM

29 February 2016

The other day I wanted to talk to an airline while booking a flight. You guess the story, don’t you? Yes, I’ve ended up booking with a different airline. A case study into the negative impact on loyalty if airlines cut costs at the wrong end.

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CRM

26 January 2016

Sometimes the most boring activities can bear some unexpected surprises. Like buying ink cartridges. I mean if you look at that activity through a CRM lenses. Otherwise it risks remaining boring throughout.

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Social media

04 January 2016

Since one year, everybody has been talking about revenue-based programs. So it is time to review the market and examine the question how many miles you should earn per dollar spent. The question as such seems not logic – and the answer is, at best, a bit surprising, too.