Tnooz taps into the brains of the under-30s, launches the Gen-Y CollectiveNewsBy Kevin May | July 15, 2010Share This article was originally published on Tnooz has a great new initiative to unveil today in a move to give a voice to those coming through the junior ranks of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. We have created the Tnooz Gen-Y Collective, a group of under-30s from every corner of the industry to debate how different travel technology trends are impacting on strategy as well as the opportunities they carry. In the first phase of the project the team will produce regular and wide-ranging reports on a chosen subject, analysing how it affects their particular part of the industry. How can RFID help the travel industry? Beyond augmented reality? Where is the innovation coming from? New digital marketing techniques? Helpful gadgets? The list is endless... Members of the Gen-Y Collective represent areas as diverse as cruise and business travel to GDSs and metasearch. Here is the team: Travel management companies – Kim Maier, BCD TravelDMO/tourism boards – Joanna Cheok, Tourism New ZealandAirlines – Mike Tomlinson, British AirwaysTour operating – Katie Wait, Thomson HolidaysHotels – Sian Martin, HyattCruising – Chelsea Mitchell, Holland America LineMetasearch engines – James Addison, SkyscannerContent and guides – Amy Widdowson, NileGuideGDS/travel technology – Sarah Kennedy Ellis, SabreOnline travel agencies – Anna Li, OrbitzIndustry blogger – Graham Robertson, ProjectWander Biographies and other information about our fantastic new team will be published shortly, as well as their first report: geo-location technology services. The project will probably evolve over the coming months, but we also want readers to get involved and put forward topics for debate, helping shape the discussion and advise how the project should develop. Feel free to email us or add to the comments section below.