Government use of market incentives… at it’s most fool-hardy

An airport in West Virginia is trying to stimulate travel by giving all passengers $100. The offer is good for all travel originating from the airport using tickets purchased between July 7 and Aug. 6.

How well thought out is the plan?

    McKinley said the airport is not sure how much the promotion will cost.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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