Make the most of your travel industry memberships. With these helpful, practical and easy-to-implement tips, you will get a better bang for your buck.
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API… if you work with a tour operators, online travel services, airlines or hotels, you’ve probably heard someone reference their API. If you’re planning to attend a big travel industry trade show like IPW, the ABA Marketplace, World Travel Market or ITB, you’re going to hear about it. So what is an API and why do so many travel trade buyers and package tour planners use them?
We found this great video that helps explain the role of APIs even in our b2b, b2c, tourism and trade trade world. Take a look.
Everybody is busy. So busy, in fact, that we never seem to get around to setting up the meetings with our current customers that we committed to when putting together a sales plan. One of our travel supplier partners, continuing a six-year commitment to meeting face-to-face with trade buyers, is reaping the rewards with information that’s helping them improve the guest experience and drive new revenue to their company. Here are five reasons you need to visit travel trade buyers ASAP!
Visitors love leaving reviews and your future customer is looking! We're going to start by taking a look at the role online reviews play in successful, growing businesses and a few ways you'll be able to use reviews to generate more income. Then, we're going to talk about five simple things any business owner or marketer can do to improve their reviews, get more reviews and get more customers.
You can use these practical tactics to set your business apart from the competition and climb up the ratings list without breaking the bank. You should be able to complete the course in just under an hour.
You're just finishing up your appointments at the trade show and realize you've got a whole bunch of profile sheets leftover. If you're like most travel industry suppliers and destination marketers, you're going to hold on to a few just in case you need them later on, toss them out because you've got plenty more in the office or conveniently misplace them because you hate the design, don't want to carry them and/or you need a good reason to start fresh.
After years of attending industry trade shows and being stuck with unused flyers, I came up with a few options to help you get a better bang for your marketing buck. Here are three ways you can get more interest from operators using the tool you already have - the profile sheet.
This article exposes each of the four critical elements that your organization will need to address in order to earn buyers' trust, catch their attention and build long-lasting high volume revenue streams.
...and other practical pointers for those who work from home.
My first experience working from home was nearly ten years ago and it was born out of necessity. I'd shared a very small office with a colleague and we were constantly butting heads. It was tough. I suggested to the boss that the only way we could achieve some sort of harmony in the office was if we each took a couple days to work from home every week.
My apartment was a 10 minute walk from the office and I was determined to make it work. With a cell phone, desktop computer and internet access, I set out to make the most of a difficult situation.
Within a few short weeks, my productivity was up, I was less stressed and our team was getting along much better.
Since I started Fire Starter Brands in 2010, we've been a work-from-home company. Each of our team members functions with a laptop, wifi, headset and a handful of cloud or web-based tools.
I've learned that working from home is not easy for most people. It takes a certain level of discipline, focus and support to pull it off. Here are some of the most important lessons I've learned.
We’ve all been at a restaurant where the waiter forgets your special request and looks as though he’d rather be just about anywhere else in that moment. Then there’s the grocery store clerk who avoids eye contact and is annoyed with your coupons. Clearly these people don’t care, but is it possible we’re sending similar signals at work without realizing it?
There’s always that moment when you’ve crafted the perfect email, re-read it twice, confirmed your contact’s email address, and find yourself staring at a blank subject line wondering how to proceed. “Nice to meet you”?….no. “Kelsey Manning – Met at XYZ Party”…absolutely not. That subject line just stares back at you, unblinking, daring you to come up with something pithy and brilliant that will stand out in that person’s inbox. It’s not easy. So we brought in some experts.
By Belle Beth Cooper | Entrepreneur.com
One of the things I love about the culture at Buffer is the emphasis on working smarter, not harder. Our team is all about getting plenty of sleep, exercise and recreation time so that ourtime spent working is as productive as it can be.
Working harder can be an easy habit to slip into, though. Sometimes it’s hard to switch off at the end of the day, or to take time out on the weekend and stop thinking about work. With a startup of my own to run, I find this even harder to manage lately. Whenever I’m not working on Buffer, I’m working on Exist, and it’s easy to fall into a pattern of “always working,” rather than working smart and fitting in time to look after myself as well.
If this happens to you, too, here are five methods to try that’ll help get you working smarter, not harder.