Holiday Travel Brands

Coaching Tip

According to the Holiday Travel Habits National. time market research survey platform—Marriott Hotels. brands for holiday travel. include: HOLIDAY TRAVEL HABITS NATIONAL SURVEY A. HOLIDAY TRAVEL >> Q: When booking a flight for the holidays, how do. hotel chain/Airbnb] for holiday travel to a friend or. airline name] for holiday travel to a friend or. travel. Despite the hassle of holiday air travel, .

5 Ways Traveling Can Make You a Better Leader

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry. Guest Post by Sandra Mills Whether you’re a business leader already or looking to become one, you need to be on lookout for ways to improve your leadership skills. Not only will this translate into you doing your job better, but it will relieve much of the stress associated with your job. According to a report released [.]

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Boost Your Traveling Sales Representatives’ Productivity

Chart Your Course

But for traveling sales representatives, working away from the office has long been a way of life. Many of these representatives cover large territories, potentially encompassing several states, that require them to travel for days or weeks at a time. Here are some strategies employers can implement in order to maximize their traveling sales representatives’ productivity.

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A ‘Strong Travel Culture’ Pays off for Companies

HR Digest

58% of the respondents agree that having a strong travel culture brings valuable business results. . Though, only 31% believe that they have a strong travel culture in place in their company. 77% of those with a strong travel culture work with a single travel management company (TMC). 58 percent of the respondents of the survey confirm having this sort of strong travel culture. Featured News business travel travel culture

Addiction Marketing

N2Growth Blog

“ Addiction Marketing &# is a phrase I started using a few years back while waiting in line for my drink at Starbucks. What Starbucks has done better than many other addictive marketers is that they also make it cool and trendy to succumb to your addiction. Is this just creative branding and intelligent marketing, or are we merely sheep being led to slaughter? The bottom line is that I love to travel and watch movies and I don’t think it makes me an escapist.

How Social Media Changed Tourism Marketing

Strategy Driven

For others, the rise in social media has improved not only exposure but also the way companies market and do business. The travel and hospitality sector is one of those areas. Social media has become the most effective form of marketing since it allows exposure to your business organically. The travel industry has particularly benefited from this change. Consumers turn to social media platforms to research places to visit and the best ways to travel.

Dream Jobs for People Who LOVE to Travel

HR Digest

Jobs for people who love to travel do exist. Earlier, the options were limited; one became an airline employee like an air steward, hostess or pilot; or you worked your way through your travels mostly waitressing, nannying, fruit picking, etc. where you could; or saved up enough to travel on a budget; or your parents funded you. But now, the world is your oyster and you can travel, and make a comfortable living while doing so. Jobs for People Who Love to Travel.

4 Post-Pandemic Marketing Tips to Help Your Business

Strategy Driven

Since you can’t always depend on a financing source to help you out when times get tough, you need to boost your marketing plan and develop loyalty among your customers. The pandemic seems far from over, so here are some tips for marketing your business during COVID-19.

How to Successfully Market a Niche Business

Strategy Driven

Marketing any business is a tricky process. While working in a particular niche will limit the options available, there’s still plenty of potential to craft a killer marketing plan. To help you out, here are a few tips on how to successfully market a niche business. As with any business, any marketing plan begins with getting to grips with the audience it is targeting. Feedback will also help you to shape your marketing plan.

How to Turn Traveling the World into a Career

Strategy Driven

Take a few weeks to think about your reasons for traveling – do you want to experience more of the world? Now that you’ve thought about it carefully and got the right vaccinations , make sure to plan at least a little bit ahead, even if the lack of schedule is precisely why you want to travel. Focus on the reasons you are traveling and make them marketable. Working in the travel or tourism industry will allow you to visit new places while being paid.

When is Internet Marketing Worthwhile?

Strategy Driven

Sure Internet marketing is worthwhile but as with any type of marketing it is only worthwhile if it is done well. For example, you can spend thousands of dollars on a television marketing campaign but if no one sees your commercials or your commercials do not reach your target audience and generate sales, the advertising and the money that you spent was a waste of time and effort. He currently lives with his wife and travels between Chicago and Los Angeles.

The Book That Will Change Your Travel Life


An interview with Nicholas Kralev, author of Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury. About the Author: Nicholas Kralev is a writer, educator, and speaker on global travel, diplomacy, and international affairs. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. He is also the founder and CEO of Kralev International LLC , a travel consulting and training company.

How Smart Speakers Are Poised to Reinvent the Travel Industry

Harvard Business

Travelers with an Alexa device at home can book a car rental or hotel through Expedia and Kayak. On many fronts, artificial intelligence-powered smart speakers and apps seem poised to become the world’s virtual travel agents. If consumers start turning regularly to smart speakers for their travel needs, they could end up interacting less and less with traditional airline, hotel, and even online travel agency brands. A voice-enabled travel era.

How to Travel Less & Earn More Consulting Revenue

David A Fields

Some consultants love to travel for their consulting projects. Besides, when I’m on the road, there’s less time for marketing and business development, and I can’t play old-man hockey at the local rink. Me, I’m not a big fan. I prefer to be with my family, sleep in my own bed, eat healthy, home-cooked meals, and work in my gym clothes. But how do you build a booming, lucrative consulting practice while staying cozily ensconced in your home office?

The Difference Between Marketing and Sales

Strategy Driven

Marketing and sales are one of the most important components of a business’s survival in the market. While both are dependent on each other many people confuse marketing with sales and vice-versa which is a big mistake. Marketing involves designing a product according to the needs of the market and customers, promoting the product through advertising etc. Marketing is a platform which drives sales.

The Strategy Driven Guide to Improving Your Digital Marketing

Strategy Driven

Digital marketing can be a difficult beast to master. More has changed in the last 2 years of marketing than the previous 50, and it’s all thanks to technology, technology integration, and globalization. You have the opportunity to build a true global community for your brand, but only if you work out a solid digital marketing strategy. The key to a successful digital marketing strategy is to use multiple avenues. Pay Per Click Marketing. Social Media Marketing.

B2B Salespeople Need to Act More Like Travel Agents

Harvard Business

Consider what’s happened with travel: With the explosion of internet travel sites in the 2000s, consumers took charge of their own travel, and travel agencies hemorrhaged business. According to the travel and leisure marketing firm MMGY, the use of travel agents increased by 50% from 2014 to 2015. Just as with travel, a wealth of easily available information has made it possible for buyers to do much of the work themselves.

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How Your Business’ Digital Marketing Strategy Can Best Utilize Online Platforms

Strategy Driven

If you run a business, you will most likely have a digital marketing strategy in place, and this will probably be one of the main methods in which you communicate with your current customers, and reach out to further potential customers as well. Your social media strategy is another vital part of your digital marketing strategy that, when properly implemented, can bring in serious opportunity for your business. Let’s take the travel industry as an example.

Guest Post: Market Sensing is not Crop Dusting

Lead on Purpose

Jim’s passion is enabling product marketing teams. With a lifetime of experience, he has a fresh and unique perspective in guiding and managing product teams and has a knack for sensing markets, synthesizing ideas and turning them into reality. Recently while traveling to a new fishing spot , I had an experience that could only be replicated in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “ North by Northwest.” What market problems are you discovering or need to understand?

Reactive marketing: what is it and why should you do it

Strategy Driven

News travels fast, and is easily shared thanks to the increasing role of social media in the lives of consumers and the businesses they engage with. With this greater, and faster, connectivity between news sources, businesses and end consumers, it’s now more crucial that brands use dynamic and agile marketing strategies; adopting a timely, reactive approach. Reactive marketing capitalizes on newsworthy events as the inspiration for quick turnaround, and short-lived, ad campaigns.

Creating a Personal Marketing Plan (Part 8)


Creating a Personal Marketing Plan. A personal marketing plan isn’t a bio or a résumé, though it draws from the same well. A personal marketing plan demonstrates how your unique skills and talents would be ideal for a specific position (or two) in a particular organization/market. A personal marketing plan should contain the following: Position objective. Market preferences (industries, geographic locations, travel expectations, size of company).

Learn How to Market Like Google


The book that is being presented is written by Aaron Goldman entitled Everything I Know about Marketing I learned from Google. Technology and its role in travel 2.0 RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B.

Guest Post: Taking a Restorative Break

Survive Your Promotion

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by my friend Kerry who writes about the value of international travel and home exchange. Today, there is a whole new travel market emerging as a result of its reliability and consistency; it’s called Peer to Peer or P2P. Included in the P2P markets are services to both save travelers money and satisfy their craving for richer cultural experiences. Just this week, Travel and Leisure (.com)

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The Reason Air Travel Is Terrible and So Few Airlines Are Profitable

Harvard Business

Instead of getting into a price war or squabbling over a shrinking market, both disruptors and incumbents find new ways to create value. This benefits customers – both the high-end customers being chased by incumbents, and the low-end or middle-market consumers being served by disruptors — and the industry at large. Finally, they would take over the international air travel market. Consider the lowest end of the market today: air taxi companies.

How Unilever Reaches Rural Consumers in Emerging Markets

Harvard Business

Consumer markets in the developing world are an enormous but still-untapped opportunity for companies seeking new sources of growth. The challenges – market development, product design, logistics, communication — deter many companies from even considering rural markets in developing countries. Particularly in Asia, Unilever has pioneered a number of innovations that it has exported to other regions in its focus on addressing rural market opportunities.

Dealing with Loneliness While Traveling for Work

Harvard Business Review

Ask anyone who travels for work: It’s not as glamorous as it looks. The excitement can wear off easily—and many business travelers are left feeling lonely. A 2015 study finds there are a host of costs—physiological, psychological and emotional, and social—to frequent travel. ” In one survey of 1,001 business travelers, half the respondents said the most stressful part of being away is missing family. Business Travel.

How Blockchain Could Help Emerging Markets Leap Ahead

Harvard Business

This helps to prove their identity, cutting down on fraud and creating market efficiencies. Just getting the costs of regulation and compliance down would open world markets and create wealth, but that doesn’t have to mean changing local regulations. Educational records, business histories, health care information, and credit ratings could all be made usable the world over, helping those who want to trade or travel to prove their credentials.

How to Use Your Travel Time Productively

Harvard Business Review

I’m not alone: the Global Business Travel Association predicts that business travel spending will hit an all-time high of $1.25 Even if it’s a travel day, it’s still a work day. There are countless podcasts available on relevant professional topics, from legal issues to project management to entrepreneurship to marketing. Business Travel. Travel has become a standard part of many professionals’ work life.

"We've got to grow together." the quote of the evening!

Jason Womack

With today's movement to "think global and act local," or to work and live as a "local-vore," it is interesting to think that in those days way back then, EVERY one supported local - local government, local education, local markets. Mentoring TravelLast Tuesday, I had a great dinner with a new friend just outside of Boston, founder of Elite Leadership Solutions: Bob Maitland.

How One Startup Developed a Sales Model That Works in Emerging Markets

Harvard Business

We serve two markets that are very different but united by the common need for reliable, safe access to energy: outdoor recreationalists and low-income households in emerging markets. These challenges forced BioLite to reevaluate our approach and customize our sales methods to a market that demands an entirely different way of doing business. We found an ideal storefront near a busy market in central Bhubaneswar.

Traveling the World Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

As I found ways to support myself in my travels, and picked where I would settle, I learned several key skills that have served me well in the course of building a venture-backed startup. You have to sell a story: an option on new technology, or access to an otherwise difficult-to-reach market. ” When traveling, you find yourself in this position all the time. In startups, as in travel, there are unexpected pitfalls and hard times. Photo by Andrew Nguyen.

Winning in the Market Place – Do you have what it takes? : Blog.


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Your Flying Future and a Lesson in Creativity

Kevin Eikenberry

Obviously this blog isn’t about the future of air travel, and none of the submitting companies are clients of ours (yet). Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Your Flying Future and a Lesson in Creativity by Kevin Eikenberry on January 22, 2011 in Change , Creativity , Leadership , Learning , Solving Problems Today I read a post called The Planes of Tomorrow on the Think Like a Beginner blog.

Navigate Your Path to Success

Women on Business

Gretchen Glasscock said: Navigate Your Path to Success: I have always traveled quite a bit for business, and before every trip I would d… [link] [.]

When Best Practices Don't Travel

Harvard Business Review

For the last three months, Aaron took his well-tested and highly successful marketing approach and tweaked it for the Chinese market. He promoted it from all angles: the New York angle, the experienced developer angle, and most importantly, the "value" angle — how right now was the prime time to invest in the New York market and how his hot new property would provide the buyer with financial upside and "face."

How to Create a Winning Referral Program That Works

Strategy Driven

There are several reasons why referral marketing is more effective than other methods. Referral marketing works because it leverages networks. Unlike doing your marketing all by yourself, you allow your customers to help you. In this method, you are not doing all the marketing alone. The third reason why referral marketing works is social proof. NOTE: Referral marketing is also great for eCommerce. Will Referral Marketing Work For You?

Entrepreneurship in American History

Coaching Tip

Only when John Rolfe introduced West Indian tobacco in 1612 did Virginia find an export that had a market that grew explosively and made Virginia rich. Books Leadership Memes Skills Success Travel What is Work life adam smith adirondack mountains Albert O. The activity of entrepreneurship goes back to ancient times. As for America, our nation was founded, quite literally, by entrepreneurs.

How to Prepare for Trade Shows and Conventions

Strategy Driven

Perhaps some members of your sales and marketing team would be best for this. Although you might make the best products on the market, if your exhibit booth looks dull and fails to catch people’s attention, it could have a detrimental effect on your business. Prepare Marketing Materials. As a business, you should have already developed a marketing campaign for your products; therefore, you should have marketing material for these things at the ready.

Blockchain Will Transform Customer Loyalty Programs

Harvard Business

Loyalty programs have proliferated across travel, retail, financial services, and other economic sectors. See More Videos > See More Videos > All loyalty programs are vulnerable to a blockchain revolution, but the travel industry is perhaps the most at risk. In some cases, travel loyalty program points differ by journey component (flight, car rental, hotel, dining), leading to fragmented point collections. Marketing Technology Travel Digital Article

Eliciting Excellence – An Online Leadership and Learning Opportunity

Kevin Eikenberry

No travel. Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Eliciting Excellence – An Online Leadership and Learning Opportunity by Kevin Eikenberry on October 4, 2010 in Leadership , Learning For 10 days, starting October 11th, you have the opportunity to learn from a different leadership expert every day for free. No cost.

Research: Perhaps Market Forces Do Work in Health Care After All

Harvard Business

For decades, experts and policy wonks have argued that health care is a uniquely inefficient industry, insulated from conventional market forces that operate in the rest of the economy. Poorly performing hospitals do not feel pressure from patients to improve quality because standard market forces do not apply to health care. This is the idea of “market learning” that economist and Nobel laureate Frederick von Hayek was celebrated for.

Time Is of The Essence: How Leading Marketers Match Messages to the Right Moments - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOOGLE

Harvard Business

And travel-related searches for “tonight” and “today” grew 150 percent. As people search for answers, assistance becomes the new marketing battleground. And the biggest challenge marketers face in this age of assistance is knowing when to act. New technology has changed people’s behaviors — and it’s also changed marketers’ expectations for the tools we need in order to measure results and react just in time.

Communicating with customers

Lead on Purpose

Travel budgets are typically flush with cash, optimism abounds and your desire to discuss company direction is high. A lot of suppliers are spending time internally focused, curtailing travel expenses. 2 Responses Stewart Rogers , on August 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm said: If travel is not an option there is nothing wrong with spending some time with Customer Visits cousin, Call Report.

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