Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Going local

Well, I'm back. Home in London after four months travelling around South and Central America testing travel-networking sites for the Guardian newspaper. What an eye-opener it was. And my timing couldn't have been better.

Hospitality tourism has just begun to break away from its cult roots and become a worldwide phenomenon. It is on track to be the biggest travel trend of 2009.

It’s certainly an travel trend to watch and that’s exactly what I intend to do with this blog. I’m going to use goinglocaltravel.blogspot.com to comment on news stories and issues related to "local travel", "hospitality tourism" and "travel networking".

What defines local travel? That’s a post for the future…