A Promise for 2019

2018 was an amazing year for the travel industry.  You may have seen your travel business grow as I had seen mine double!  The amount of people who were requesting vacations was just pouring into the travel agency.  We helped hundreds of people in 2018 find that perfect vacation, and one of the best parts Read more about A Promise for 2019[…]

What to do when Potential Clients are in the “Contemplation Phase”

Did you know that people know travel agents exist?  People think they need they need a travel agent to help plan their vacations?  But, did you know they do not know what you do for them?  I have heard this a lot from people when they find out I am a travel agent.  “I was Read more about What to do when Potential Clients are in the “Contemplation Phase”[…]

Are your advertisements PURPLE COWS?

I am reading this amazing book, which I will tell you the name at the end of the article because I don’t want you to click off way too quickly.  In this book, the author briefly talks about their grumble with businesses who advertise in newspapers, one in particular which I won’t name.  You see, Read more about Are your advertisements PURPLE COWS?[…]

What you should know about networking…

If you are like me, networking isn’t one of my favorite things to do.  When I first started out attending networking groups my elevator speech was all over the place, I couldn’t explain why I was better than the internet, and I would get frustrated seeing the people in my networking groups post their vacation Read more about What you should know about networking…[…]

This mistake may be the pitfall of your travel business…

I was reading an article the other week where this guy decided he wanted to start an online travel agency to just sell cruises.  He hired a website designer who built him what he wanted.  He advertised all over the internet, and did several forms of marketing.  Within 18 months of launching his business, he Read more about This mistake may be the pitfall of your travel business…[…]

Do people know EXACTLY where to find you?

I got up in front of seven women and started my 30-second elevator speech. As I was giving the speech I noticed a lot of confused faces, as they were expecting me to talk about what I was going to present on at this live event. When I finished the elevator speech I asked them Read more about Do people know EXACTLY where to find you?[…]

What EMAILS are you sending?

What is an electronic newsletter?  An electronic newsletter is a newsletter you send out to your clients via email with VALUABLE information.  Many travel agents are already sending emails to their clients about upcoming promotions for various suppliers, but let’s be honest, we all can only take so many of them.  I get promotion after Read more about What EMAILS are you sending?[…]

How do you feel about Referrals?

Reviews   I recently noticed that many travel agents do not ask their clients to give them reviews.  With so many of us on various websites, and/or social media platforms, and in today’s society where so many people make their decisions based on reviews, why aren’t we asking people for reviews?  After all, most travel Read more about How do you feel about Referrals?[…]

Are You a Sprinter or a Distance Runner? It could also be the way you run your business.

I recently started back to the gym after a six-year hiatus. I wanted to ease back into it. I was nervous about having sore muscles the day after workouts, so I decided to go at my pace. I am a treadmill person, and I love to put my headphones on, watch my marketing YouTube videos and walk at Read more about Are You a Sprinter or a Distance Runner? It could also be the way you run your business.[…]

Do you know your NUMBERS?

So many business owners and travel agents are excited about the sales they have so far for 2017, but do they truly know if their sales are GOOD? I have had some business owners tell me that all sales are good sales, but I don’t truly believe this and I am going to tell you Read more about Do you know your NUMBERS?[…]