In This Issue:
Interview: New Zealand has Plenty to Offer, Especially if You’re a Travel Professional
An Interview By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Senior Editor – Travel Professional NEWS
Interviewing: Kim McVicker, Trade Marketing Executive – North America – Tourism New Zealand
Tough Love: What you Really Should Know Before Starting a Travel Agency – Passion Only Goes so Far
Written By: Summer Corbit, Director, Sales & Marketing – UNIGLOBE Travel Center
Ultimate All Inclusive – Iberostar Resorts Continued
Written By: Geoff Millar, Owner – Ultimate All Inclusive Travel
Leveraging Customer-Centric Marketing and Technology to Drive Sales
Written By: Michelle Fee, Founder & CEO – Cruise Planners
Thomas Cook – Who is Next?
Written By: Tom Ogg
Connecting at CoNexion 2019
Attended By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder – Travel Professional NEWS
Email Marketing 102 – Creation, Design and Execution of an Email Campaign
Written By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director – Travel Professional NEWS
READY, SET, GROW! – Ten Things I Wish I Knew when I Started in the Travel Industry
Written By: Jackie Friedman, CTIE, CTC, President – Nexion Travel Group
Simply Sales with Scott – Other P’s
Written By: Scott Koepf, Vice President of Strategic Development – Cruise Planners
When Fear is Driving Objections
Written By: Jesse Morris, Owner – We Book Travel LLC
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15,000 Travel Professionals and Growing
Fall is in the air and as the leaves continue to find their way to the earth below, we are greeted with the reality that 2019 is coming to a close and 2020 is approaching quickly. With the Holidays approaching, many of us are gearing up for a busy personal schedule, however many Travel Professionals are gearing up in a different way. The start of a new year signifies WAVE season and as we all know, is the busiest time of the year as a Travel Professional.
Whether you have goals to increase sales, improve marketing or refine your processes as a Travel Professional, 2020 is going to be a great year. In this November issue of Travel Professional NEWS, you’ll continue to find information that will not only help you run your travel business, but grow it.
I had the opportunity to sit with Kim McVicker, Trade Marketing Executive of Tourism New Zealand for a great discussion about New Zealand and all of the amazing opportunities that are currently being offered to Travel Professionals, not just to experience the diverse beauty but to more importantly to increase your success in selling this hot destination to your clients.
Summer Corbitt, Director of Sales and Marketing for Uniglobe Travel Center shares some hard hitting truths about the reality of being a Travel Professional in 2019, as well as some of the very real challenges that one must overcome to find success. We are then joined by our good friend Geoff Millar who takes a deeper look at the Iberostar All Inclusive offerings, which is just beautiful and inviting.
Tom Ogg shares some insights on the recent Thomas Cook collapse, it’s significance and how it very well may shape the future of Travel. Take a trip with Joanie Ogg to the 2019 CoNexion event, complete with interviews and tons of great information that Nexion Travel Group continues to provide and innovate with as a progressive and successful Host Travel Agency
Through the following pages, you’ll find tips and tools to not only assist you in running your business but also in growing it’s success and fine tuning it’s operations. Thank you for being the best part of Travel Professional NEWS and joining us in this issue!
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