Lookit what the stork delivered – a baby forum!

I’m incredibly excited to share the good news with you today. We’ve launched a new forum that’s designed to help you have a better consumer experience.

She’s still a baby, so please go easy on her.

Elliott Advocacy is underwritten by Travel Leaders Group. Travel Leaders Group is transforming travel through its progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Travel Leaders Group assists millions of travelers through its leisure, business and network travel operations under a variety of diversified divisions and brands including All Aboard Travel, Andrew Harper Travel, Colletts Travel, Corporate Travel Services, CruCon Cruise Outlet, Cruise Specialists, Nexion, Protravel International, SinglesCruise.com, Travel Leaders Corporate, Travel Leaders Network and Tzell Travel Group, and its merger with ALTOUR. With more than 7,000 agency locations and 52,000 travel advisors, Travel Leaders Group ranks as one of the industry’s largest retail travel agency companies.

If you want to post a question, you’ll have to register using WordPress (it’s very easy) but by this afternoon, you should be able to authenticate through the major social networks, too.

The purpose of these forums is simple: Like this site, it’s all about helping people. We have a group of dedicated experts who have agreed to monitor the questions and assist consumers with quick, practical answers. I’ll be there, too, of course.

I’ve divided the forum into several categories — a help desk for complaints, a soapbox for folks who want to sound off about a story, the inside track to help consumers with company contact information, and a suggestions box.

Please jump in and post your comments and feedback. Let me know if I’ve missed any categories or if you can think of a better way to divide the topics. I’m open to any suggestions.

The same rules of behavior apply to the forums as for the comments, so please be nice to each other.

As many of you know, I’ve resisted the idea of starting a forum for many years, largely because the other travel forums (I will not mention names) have become cesspools of toxic rhetoric.

What made me change my mind? I think we have the best team of moderators in the business, and there’s a real need for a forum that does things differently. I hope we can meet those standards.

With your help, I believe we will.

10 thoughts on “Lookit what the stork delivered – a baby forum!

  1. The forums will not only allow you another avenue to voice complaints, it will give you the opportunity to use your experiences to assist. I look forward to seeing you on the forums.

  2. I think this is a great idea!

    I know the forum of which you speak, and I don’t see this one becoming like that. Your forum has an entirely different purpose, and with you at the helm it should also have a completely different vibe. I guarantee that some of the same people from the other one will end up here, but I expect they will behave differently here because of this.

    I stopped going to the other one a long time ago, for exactly the reasons you cited. :) But I believe I will find much of interest, and probably even some help, in yours. I hope so anyway!

  3. You say you’ve changed your mind. How so? Is this the “new” elliott site? Are we going to have to register now to read your articles?

  4. Hoooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllly crow. Came here from Twitter to post congratulations for a baby… chuckled when I saw “new forum”…. I can see you over there going “Gotcha!”………. lol

  5. No worries. Cute is as cute does. lol (But that was good though!)

    I’m sure we’ll all do fine with the new forums. You’re right, you do have wonderfully crackpot mods. Me personally, I say congrats on the new forums. Change is good. – I’ll enjoy reading and interacting on those, too. =)


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