Been taking some time away from the gram to be present in my life offline. This past month I have been in full on PLANNING mode - planning for my clients, planning my wedding, and planning my honeymoon - and desperately needed the time offline.
How do you balance your life online with staying present in the real world? Anyone else ever feel overwhelmed by keeping up with regular social media posts?
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Is there a saying that goes something like New year, new headshot? I think yes. 🤩
My word for this year is 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐃.
✖️ spoiler alert ✖️Being a travel advisor isn't all about traveling the world, staying at fancy hotels and selling, you guessed it, travel.
It's about building a true connection and trust with clients, working with my incredible travel partners around the world and finding clients the perfect fit for their perfect trip while getting you there safely and seamlessly! 🏆
I pride myself on creating a travel experience so fabulous that it makes you want to come back to me for all your travel needs for years to come and that you refer me to all your friends and family! 🙌🏼 (and when you do, I truly do a little happy dance)🥳
I am 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐝 to educate, advocate, provide value, peace of mind and genuinely care for my client's best interest and the destinations around the world I send you to.
It's a job that never ends, a workload that goes on and on, constant daily change in the travel industry and at times very stressful. There's a lot of research involved, moving parts, current events that play a role in travel and lots of TIME involved.
I love my career. I love what I do. I put my clients first, I am educated and knowledgeable with a passion to help you explore the world!
Who’s ready to make their 2020 travel goals into reality?! I'm your gal and I'll be there guide you through every step of the way!👠
It’s #featurefriday y’all! Today we introduce Brittany Rials, Market Associate. Brittany supports all San Diego properties •••
A little about Brittany:
> Years with Expedia: 7.75
> Favorite Travel Destination: Amalfi Coast
> Top SD Local Recommendation: Dine at @sushiontherocklajolla, stroll to see some seal-y friends and catch an amazing sunset from the hidden swing!
We are genuinely deeply sorry to all of our talented and passionate friends and colleagues working in destination at Thomas Cook. 💛
The travel industry will always be competitive, but working abroad is also like one big family and in times of crisis, we always pull together.
If there is anything any one of us at TUI can do to help our destination colleagues, you only need to ask.
Sure, you may have been to the Amalfi Coast before but have you been with us? Let the #EmbarkBeyond team create the ultimate insider’s trip showing you what you didn’t even know you were missing! #embarkexperiences 📸 @haylsa
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Wow! Cannot believe I am saying this but I'm currently on the penthouse suite of a 5* Yacht Hotel - a trip I was invited on with my travel business where I got to meet the CEO and the top 5 income earners, all of whom are on a 6 or 7-figure income. The crazy thing is, they are just regular people like you and me - yet they've shown that it is possible for an average person like myself, who was just floating through life, living penny to penny, just about paying off my bills - that I can now live the life I've always dreamed of! I can help my parents retire early, I can buy that fancy car or the designer handbags, I can go on as many holidays as I want and not have to worry about the financial burden!
If you're serious about changing your life, then you've got to actually step out of your comfort zone and make that change or one day you will wake up and realise you've lived a life of mediocrity. An amazing opportunity presented itself and I grabbed it with both hands and never looked back and it has completely changed my life for the better - I really want to be able to do this for other people.
I have had a busy and successful few days here at The Social Media Tree HQ.🌱
I've been busy Networking at the Visit York Tourism conference @visityork#VYCON20 and @wombizclub
Its great to meet businesses in the region supporting each other and sharing ideas.
Great to connect with colleagues I knew from my corporate roles and exciting to build new connections.
I also scheduled in some time for some industry & sector updates (with tea & a hot ♨️ crumpet to keep me fuelled! ☕ no emoji for a crumpet) 😄
These two areas are key to the success of my business.
🤝Building relationships, working & collaborating with other local businesses and to keep learning and up todate.👩💻🤳✍📝
Screen shot from @digitalmums my go too to ensure I keep my expertise fresh and in the moment!
Do you keep upto date with your industry & sector trends?
Do you share them with your audience to show your knowledge and expertise in your field?
Need help or guidance on how to get this out on Social Media?
Do connect to see how I can help.
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How exciting would it be to know you are holidaying here at this amazing place?
We're thrilled to launch our exclusive Get Paid to Upgrade program! You can earn a whole 2% in additional commission automatically on the entire hotel stay at select properties in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii when you book #FunjetVacations ! Learn more at our link in bio (you'll need to log in) under the Agent Rewards tab!
A huge congratulations to Alistair Rowland, our Travel Chief Retail Officer for winning the "Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2020 Globe Travel Awards". ✈️🏆 For our customers and followers who may not know about the 'Travel Globe Awards', this award is one of the most most prestigious accolades in the Travel industry and it's a well earned award for Alistair's 20 years experience in the travel sector. So a big congratulations and well deserved! 🏆
With less than six months to go, the countdown to Experience Africa has begun! Buyers, this is your opportunity to meet over 100 hand-picked suppliers from across Africa and grow your business. Have you registered yet? #BeatTheDrum
What an incredible week, it’s crazy what happens to your mindset when you start to work on yourself 💪🏼
In spite of the challenges the universe throws my way, I’m feeling more happy and productive that I have done in a very long time, and I feel big things on the horizon 🤩
Really feel that I’ve managed to crack the January Blues this year!
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You've got a tour company in a pretty cool town (or in a lame town & you're the coolest thing there, either way🤷🏽♀️) Anyways, you take out tours, people have a great time, they go home, rinse repeat.
It's busy season, but somehow you're not getting the traffic you did in previous years. Maybe you've got new competition, maybe people just aren't finding you. Next thing you know, the people are gone & it's low season. Even harder to bring in traffic, right?
Here are some easy ways to market your tours to grow a steady flow of traffic year round! ✴ Storytelling: Tell a story that allows potential clients to picture themselves on an adventure with you. Tell them the story of who you are & your core values & beliefs so that they connect with you & your company. Make them want to become a part of the story. ✴ User generated content: Make sure your guests share their experience! The majority of consumers trust other people's opinion over branded content...use that to your advantage. Provide an amazing experience that people want to share & others will follow suit. FOMO is a hell of a marketing tool 😉 ✴ Video content: Whether it's a professional video from a drone or a quick vid from your Android, video content helps guests picture themselves in the experience & more likely to book. 🎥 @guatesup ✴ Community & culture: Your tour was created to share a unique experience w/travelers. Whether you're a food tour in Belize or a boat tour in Nantucket, you're sharing your community & culture w/someone else! Show your community what they mean to you & your business by letting them know who you are & what you do. When travelers are searching for the authority, they will mention you. Give kickbacks as well for those who send people your way. This works very well in off season. ✴ Analyze: Look at your online traffic (social media or website), where is it coming from, who are you reaching, what content are they responding to? If you're not reaching your target audience, but people are responding, maybe switch up your focus. If they are your target, see what they love about you & do more of it.
These are just a few quick tips, DM w/any questions! 🐝
Top Places to Travel in January // #4 On Our List: \\ Ethiopia // The best time to visit Ethiopia is during the dry season between October to June, when the skies are clear and dry and temperatures are generally mild.
While January is still at the tail end of cooler weather, it’s worth making the trip to the cradle of humanity now for the annual #TimketFestival .
Capita anche a voi?
A noi sempre, per qualunque cosa ✈️🌍❤️ #lovetravel
6116 January, 2020
🚣 OARS Companies, Inc. not only prioritizes getting guests out of their comfort zones, they help them to appreciate and be in awe of nature. They also educate youth on conservation efforts and the importance of being active in your community.
How is your company leaving a legacy for the future of the environment and the #travelindustry ❓
📌Full article on the Adventure Travel Trade Association website titled "OARS Sets Sights on Breaking Down Barriers to the Outdoors"