In the travel industry, agents are flocking to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and even Google+ as these channels become valuable ways to reach new prospective clients, and keep in touch with existing clients. There are likes, shares, fans, +1′s, followers…but what does it all mean? What’s valuable to our client relationships and marketing, and HOW valuable are each of these?
This is an absolutely stunning piece of footage of coming into Queenstown, NZ to land. It appears to be in a commercial jet, based on how he needs nearly every foot of runway available to get the thing stopped at the end. And the descent through the clouds…with the sharp-edged Remarkables mountains directly ahead and Lake Wakatipu below…well, this is why passengers get windows that look out the sides, so they don’t scream, pass out, etc. Continue reading →
I recently came across this pair of iPad apps called “New Zealand Journeys”; there’s one for the North Island and a separate app for the South Island. Having been to New Zealand recently, I took the North Island app for a test drive. Continue reading →
If you’ve created a visual itinerary to showcase a destination or niche, such as “best places for a destination wedding in Jamaica”, you can now get send this out on Twitter and get a much nicer, fancier tweet to appear…without doing anything at all Continue reading →
Should you show relevant travel offers on your itineraries? The answer is simple: yes and no
It all depends on who the itinerary was written for. If it’s for a specific client, you might not want to show specials and offers, as they may see something different from what you’ve already booked for them, and cost you a lot of time explaining why that offer isn’t actually as good as what you got them, or the dates don’t allow it, etc. etc. Continue reading →
The Drina is over 200 miles long, and is formed by the confluence of the Tara and the Piva rivers, both of which flow from Montenegro and converge on the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at Hum and Šćepan Polje villages (thanks Wikipedia!).