In This Issue:
How to Maximize the Online Presence of your Travel Agency
Written By: Michelle Fee, Founder & CEO – Cruise Planners
Event: CruiseWorld 2019 – An Event Dedicated to Travel Professionals
Attended By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director – Travel Professional NEWS
READY, SET, GROW – Achieve Great Things: Remove the Word “Can’t” from Your Vocabulary
Written By: Jackie Friedman, CTIE, CTC, President – Nexion Travel Group
Working with a Consolidator vs. Working with Airlines
Written By: Brianna Kilroy, Copywriter – Sky Bird Travel
Simply Sales with Scott – More on P’s for Profit
Written By: Scott Koepf, Vice President of Strategic Development – Cruise Planners
Ultimate All Inclusive – Iberostar Resorts Continued
Written By: Geoff Millar, Owner – Ultimate All Inclusive Travel
Your 2020 Travel Conference Focus
Written By: Tom Ogg
Make a New Year’s Resolution to Sell to More First Time Cruisers
Written By: Craig Satterfield, CLIA ECCS
Email Marketing 103 – Tracking, Assessment and Ongoing Email Campaigns
Written By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director – Travel Professional NEWS
To Discount or Not to Discount
Written By: Jesse Morris, Owner – We Book Travel LLC
What is Your Personal Brand?
Written By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder – Travel Professional NEWS
The Timeshare Swamp and Your Client
Written By: Tom Ogg
Travel Professional Community
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The Holiday bells are ringing and I personally want to wish you, your family, friends and colleagues the Happiest of Holidays as 2019 comes to a close. This time of year can be a bit challenging can’t it? Between the Holiday breaks, travel for celebration and the coming New Year, finding time to work on your business can become a bit chaotic. Make sure to stay focused through this hustle and bustle time and set aside time through the upcoming weeks to focus on your business goals because 2020 is right around the corner and sure to be a great year for the Travel Professional.
In this December issue of Travel Professional NEWS, we are first joined by the amazing Michelle Fee, Founder & CEO of Cruise Planners for an insightful and hard hitting discussion on maximizing the online success of your Travel Agency. Michelle doesn’t just address the basics but provides some great advice to maximize all of your social and public listings, thus further enhancing your efforts.
Join Travel Professional NEWS for an in depth look at the recent 2019 CruiseWorld show and get a first hand look at the truly amazing opportunities that reside at this growing event, completely centered around the Travel Professional. For those who couldn’t make the CruiseWorld event, Jackie Friedman, President of Nexion Travel Group shares some information from a keynote at CruiseWorld discussing the overwhelming benefits of positive thinking and outlook. While removing negative outlooks and verbiage can be a challenge, Dr. Jackie provides some hard hitting facts that may make the work entirely worth it.
If you haven’t been utilizing the opportunities that an Air Consolidator can provide, join Brianna Kilroy for a great look into the what benefits an Air Consolidator can offer, especially when compared to working direct with the Airlines. Next, join our good friend Geoff Millar for another installment of his in-depth look at the Iberostar All Inclusive resorts.
If you are considering attending a conference in the upcoming year, make sure to check out Tom Ogg’s article to ensure that you choose the right conference and how to get the most out of the experience. Craig Satterfield shares some motivation to focus more on first time cruisers as we look at the New Year and proves that it’s worth the effort!
Thank you for being the best part of Travel Professional NEWS and joining us in this issue! Happy Holidays!
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