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Internet Business Coaching and Marketing For Travel Agents – Facilitating Social Media

Internet Business Coaching and Marketing For Travel Agents - Facilitating Social Media
Internet Business Coaching and Marketing For Travel Agents - Facilitating Social Media

Are you a travel professional? If yes, then how do you take internet? Just a web browsing technology or one way communication device. Well actually, the technology has advanced greatly and internet has now evolved into a two way communication tool. If you are into travel business, then you must take the advantage of this tool and help your business grow. If you carefully observe the market, you will come to know that most of the consumers are driving the information on the websites in order to make a fruitful purchase. So, why are you lagging behind in the race?

The answer is very clear. Travel industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the market and social media websites act as those valuable tools that can really facilitate in making the businesses grow. The market is flooded with leaders, but these websites are something which can help an administrator to outrank the leaders and come in the front. If you are still involved with those hand-written comment cards which just acquired some space in the bins, then you must focus upon Internet Business coaching and Marketing for travel Professionals.

Social Media Websites

Recent studies have clearly proven that even people with slightest knowledge about internet also make use of social media websites to exchange their views and ideas. These websites are one of the best ways to enhance your business, as information on these websites just spread like fire in the jungle. If you have always been looking for an option to promote your web content at lower costs, then these websites are the best way to get started. Social media is affordable, facilitating, increases brand presence and helps in attracting more customers into the business. What else do you want to promote your travel website?

Two Way Communication Tool

When you post content on your website, you are just able to present your ideas before the customers. This does not help in getting familiar with the views of clients. However, social media websites act as two way communication tools for the people. They post their reviews, ideas, comments and even blogs which are an easier way to know what actually they feel about your services. The incredible benefits of social media are just undeniable. You can aptly use these websites as communication tools and know more about your online presence.

You can distribute the pictures of different destinations, their videos and images along with the link of your website, so that they can be spread over the web and help to augment your online presence. For providing any update or promoting any special offer you can simply make use of blogs and have the benefit of advertising at lower costs.

When you wish to update your content and want to add more relevant keywords, you can simply go through the social media websites and get familiar with more effectual keywords. So, opt for Internet Business coaching and Marketing for travel Professionals and know more about the new … Read the rest

Top Disney Vacation Experts to Follow on Twitter

Top Disney Vacation Experts to Follow on Twitter
Top Disney Vacation Experts to Follow on Twitter

No doubt about it, a trip to any of the amazing Disney theme parks is an event to remember. One might argue, too, that the planning involved in such a vacation is an event in itself. Having spent a long weekend at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando and enjoying all the amenities of a practically inclusive Disney World trip, I can attest to the amount of preparation – the time invested could support a part-time job! Thirty or so years ago, when only the Magic Kingdom reigned over Lake Buena Vista and visitors sought out coveted E-Tickets, one could simply make Disney a spontaneous day of fun. These days, if you want to eat at one particular restaurant, you better make sure you’ve called weeks, maybe months, in advance. It’s a whole new world indeed.

You can be certain that as more people turn to social media content for tips on travel, a multitude of mouse-eared Tweeters are on hand to dispense insider info on where the lines are longest and what specials are available on food and accommodations. Having browsed Twitter search for updated information on the four Orlando parks in particular, I’ve found some helpful advice, lovely pictures, and have developed a yearning to head back to Florida. If you’re thinking of visiting the Mouse and friends this winter, or even next summer, now’s as good a time as any to check out these regular theme park Tweeters.

@DisneyParks: Of course, there is an official Twitter for the Disney destinations. Here you’ll find information on all the resorts, the cruise lines, and non-park vacation properties owned by the company. You’ll find news on in-park events and tips for good prices on packages.

@Rick_Howard: To read Rick’s Twitter feed, one might think he lives at Disney World. Seems everyday he’s tweeting from a different location within the multi-park complex. Actually, Rick maintains a video travel blog of the different sights and sounds of the Orlando attractions, and updates his Twitter feed with breaking news of interest to Disney-philes (for one, WDW no longer sells all-beef hot dogs, remember that around lunch time).

@wdwfan: This very interactive Twitter feed is maintained by Orlando area travel agents who post specials and updated park information for Disney as well as other parks in the region. Newcomers to central Florida can gain a good sense of the entire area reading the tweets on this feed.

@AllEarsDeb: The founder of popular Disney travel site  tweets regular updates and ride reviews, Disney news and travel tips.

@MiceChat: Billed as a “different look” at the Disney properties, MiceChat’s Twitter is fed by the site of the same name, offering detailed updates on park events and issues. This is a great, thorough site for the Disney fan and traveler.

Honorable Mentions

@mousemisers: Primarily fed by the Mouse Misers blog, which offers news on discounts for Disney-themed attractions and vacations.

@DatelineDisney: Specifically covers the Disneyland park and Disney-related news.

When you’re ready to plan that unforgettable Disney … Read the rest

Plan Your Entire Trip Over the Internet and Save Your Time and Money

Plan Your Entire Trip Over the Internet and Save Your Time and Money

The internet has made our lives easier than ever before. We have started to rely on this technology, because it has really improved our way of life. Traveling has also been influenced by this technology in a bright way. In earlier times, people usually went to the market and looked for airlines. Booking tickets was a big issue. People used to go through problems because of not receiving tickets in time. The Internet has transformed everything related to your planning and arranging trips. When you have decided upon the destination, where you are going to stay, you will then need to select the airline company, which will take you safely and comfortably to that place.

There are so many airline companies, offering the best of their services that you can easily select the one, which suits your budget. Online travel booking is the first step, which you need to take then look for plane tickets, which will be affordable for you. There are so many travel deals available over the internet that you can easily select the best travel deals for yourself. The best deal for you is the one that suits your requirements and personal preferences. After selecting the airline, you are in need of looking into the list of hotels, located in the country or city you are going to.

Plan Your Entire Trip Over the Internet and Save Your Time and Money

Hotels booking worldwide over the Internet have brought peace of mind in this area as well. You can now easily get discount hotel rooms, which will not only save your money, but will provide you with comfortable and a good quality room in a renowned and popular hotel. Competition in the hospitality industry has become neck to neck. This is the reason, why even the biggies of the hotel industry have started to offer hotel deals to the tourists. This is the reason, why tourism has experienced a significant boost. Hilton is one of the most acclaimed, popular and renowned hotels in the world. It has a worldwide chain. You will find this hotel in most of the countries. In order to look into the deals, which this hotel may offer you, you will prefer to find an easy to navigate website, which will make your search easy and simple for you.

Once you reach your destination, you will be in need of traveling across the city and for this there are so many rental car services that to rent a car along with a trained driver is not a big issue at all. Car rental offers by Hertz are being preferred by more and more people, for they know that they can get the most reliable care rental services by it.… Read the rest

Best Ski Resorts in North America

Best Ski Resorts in North America

2010 is a year that has always been surrounded by hype and yes, hope – even before 2009 turned out to be the harshest year we’ve seen in three generations. When we were kids, the science fiction authors had us thinking we’d be skiing on the moon by now, and while those weird indoor ski hills in Japan are pretty close, we’re not quite there yet. But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been plenty of hype surrounding this milestone year and the first ski season of this most futuristic decade. We decided to check in on some of the most hyped events, places and gear of 2010…

Best Ski Resorts in North America

Most Hyped Event – The Vancouver Olympics

The winter Olympiad returns to the slopes of North America this year, with events set for two weeks in February both around Vancouver itself and at Whistler/Blackcomb. British Columbia will be showing off its best and newest terrain and facilities, with Whistler hosting the alpine skiing events, and bobsled, luge and skeleton running on the resort’s new sliding center at Blackcomb Mountain. Back on the west edge of the province, tiny Cypress Bowl will host the freestyle skiing and snowboarding competitions. Unseasonably warm temperatures at Cypress recently forced the area to close down and horde snow for the games, but Olympics organizers promise everything will be ready to go before the opening ceremonies on February 12.

As for the competition itself, there’s a North American grudge match taking shape, with both the Canadian and American ski teams set to own the podium and the medal count in Vancouver. Bill Marolt, president of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, told reporters the goal for the group of skier and boarders from south of the border is nothing less than “best in the world” status, meaning more medals than any other country. Alpine speedster Lindsey Vonn, as well as young boarding legends like Shaun White will be part of the cast of American stars hoping to neutralize the Canadian team’s home-field advantage.

However the final results shake out, the Vancouver games stand to pick up where the Salt Lake City games left off – showcasing some of our favorite terrain to the world.

Most Hyped Destination – British Columbia (Honorable Mention: Alta)

The Olympic games have seen interest in B.C.’s ski areas reach what must certainly be an all-time high. Google may as well rename itself ‘Whistler’ for the next month or so. Of course, the terrain and facilities that many argue are among the best in the world even on a bad day are a pretty good reason to check out the province, even when the rest of the world isn’t in town. It also doesn’t hurt that Whistler has one of the longest ski seasons around, with an average of over 30 feet of snow, and more than 3,000 skiable  than Vail and Sun Valley combined. No, really.

But to be fair to the rest of the continent, we should acknowledge that there is skiing happening … Read the rest

Before You Build That Backyard Fire Pit

Before You Build That Backyard Fire Pit

As a homeowner, you no doubt have looked for ways to make your home as comfortable as possible. You may have upgraded appliances and renovated parts of the house, and if you have been interested in outdoor relaxation you might have looked at ways to improve your backyard. Having a fire pit installed for multi-purpose use is one alternative to improving backyard functionality and entertainment opportunities, but before you head to the outdoor recreation shop you ought to give yourself pause and consider a few things.

Before You Build That Backyard Fire Pit

Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before you make any calls or head to a masonry for the bricks and other construction materials:

1) What type of fire pit should be installed? Fire pits come in a variety of sizes and styles. A simple model may be a large copper or stone bowl for burning the wood that is portable so you can move it from your deck to your yard when the mood strikes. The chiminea, that outdoor fireplace with the bulbous bottom and chimney-shaped top, is also a popular style for outdoor recreation. Also, you have the option of having a stationary pit built – a brick or stone  structure that can be used for outdoor fires or even grilling. Wood and gas might be used in these types of elaborate pits.

2) Should a professional install it, or should I do it myself? If you are interested in an advanced setup that requires installation of a propane tank or a gas line, you may want to contact a contractor that specializes in this sort of construction. If you plan to buy a portable fire pit, there isn’t too much work to do, though you should make certain the pit is placed in a safe place.

3) Will it be used? A fire pit is nice to have in the backyard, but what good is it if you do not use it often? Before you commit to the expense, know that this is something that will be used any time of year, and used safely.

4) How much will it cost? Fire pits will range in price from fifty dollars to several hundred, depending on the setup. You definitely want to shop around for the style and price that best suits your budget.

When you know for certain a backyard fire pit is the perfect complement to your outdoor recreation, visit your local home recreation shop for ideas on creating an inviting and cozy environment for your family.… Read the rest