Re: Affordable Luxury Category
LL-Travelfan, the changes in the reduction of the value of the VIP certificate make business sense to me. Why continue to give away $500 when you can give away $250 and still get the same results? Why charge $20 handling fee when you can charge $30 or $40 in handling fees?
Why should LL be concerned whether a few existing or prior community members, VIPs or not, get upset over these changes and stay or leave? I've understood from the moment I decided to join and participate in this community that LL has had their own motivations for developing and fostering this exchange of ideas.
This is a business and a fairly large business, if we are to believe that LL has at least 600,000 participants.
As a business, LL management makes decisions that are designed to keep their core model active and viable. Their decisions are just fine with me. If there reaches a time when I'm no longer satisfied with the terms under which they operate their business, I have the options to move along and find other sources for my travel needs.
That's just fine with me.
I haven't paid a membership fee and I haven't signed a agreement with LL.
I don't figure they owe me, you or any other member anything.
What did I miss?