JAX FAX recently hosted a webinar for Image Tours during which they gave travel agents tried and true marketing ideas. Keeping your client and prospects pipeline full is key to creating a steady income stream. Below are several ideas garnered from the webinar as well as a few of our own.
In this issue you will find our annual guide to Host Agencies, Co-ops and Consortia. The services and support that travel agents gain from working with these companies are great examples of partnership. Being supported, and knowing where to turn when you need help is essential, and we all need to work with partners we trust, and who care about us and our success.
There are many things to consider when finding the right fit in any business partnership. The partnership should always be mutually beneficial. Both you and your clients should be able to benefit from your partnerships though the industry connections, supplier contacts, and products offered to you.
With the cruising public’s growing taste for exotic river cruising, whether from the “been there, done that” mindset or the desire for bragging rights to ports never seen by most vacationers, river cruise lines have responded. Virtually all lines offer cruises in Asia. There are new boats and amped-up itineraries along the Yangtze and Mekong, some extending out to Burma’s Irawaddy River. Often the cruises include lectures on the various countries’ history and culture.
With Sri Lanka’s recent tourism boom, a slew of new luxury hotel openings have created an even bigger draw for high-end travelers. Wondrous archeological ruins, palm fringed golden beaches, lush tea plantations, flavorful food, elephant and leopard safaris plus the sweet, friendly people who mainly practice Hinduism and Buddhism, make this teardrop shaped island nation south of