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  • Travel Exchange Appointment Scheduling

    NTA Members Await Opening Bell for Appointment Scheduling

    When NTA's Travel Exchange appointment scheduling system opens September 30, buyers and sellers will start making connections that will generate big-time business for them. One-on-one appointments are a key component of the convention in New Orleans, Jan. 18–22, 2015. At Travel Exchange '14, participants generated more than $150 million in total business.

  • Travel Trends by Age Demographic

    Knowing your demographic aids in planning your trip offerings, and in marketing. These are the recent trends associated with Student, Millennial, Generation X, and Baby Boom travelers:

  • Trip Insurance: Be Covered

    The added expense of trip insurance could be one of the best investments your clients make—but convincing them could be a hard sell, as many may mistakenly believe they are adequately covered through their credit cards, current health insurance, or tour provider. Educating clients is vital.

  • Using E-Mail Effectively

    When you use e-mail to communicate, do you think about how well you're communicating?

  • When Customers Cancel

    In the travel arena, the expression "the best laid plans" applies all too frequently. Turmoil in many parts of the world has led some travelers to express reservation about their upcoming trips. While you can't change how your clients react to real, perceived or possibly inflated threats, you can better manage the ripple effect these changes could cause.

  • Women in Leadership: It's Time to Close the Gap.

    "It's time to stop talking. It's time to take action. We need to start today!" These are the words of Becky Puckett-Wood, managing director at Experis. While women makeup more then 50 percent of the global workforce, less than 25 percent of these women hold senior management roles.

  • WTTC Announces Gloria Guevara Manzo as New President and CEO

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently announced the appointment of Gloria Guevara Manzo as its new President and CEO.

  • Your e-Mail List is Like Gold

    Do you need to grow your e-mail list with qualified potential new clients? If you're like many in our industry, your e-mail list is like gold. Catherine Heeg offers some easy steps you can take to pull together a plan and grow your e-mail list.

Recent Blogs

Tale of a New Tourism Town

Could any small town in the world fathom receiving 1 million visitors in 40 days? It is not a dream, but a reality for Danzhai Wanda Town in China.

The Brain, Heart and Courage of ‘Wicked’

Since its premier in 2003, Wicked has garnered worldwide attention and accolades for its storyline, music, set and costume design.

"It's a great show. The music is fun. It's got a lot of spectacle. So many of us grew up watching The Wizard of Oz, and Wicked is very clever. People enjoy watching a take on a story they thought they knew so well," said Susan Sampliner, Company Manager of Wicked.

What's on the Horizon? Generation Z Travel Trends

Millennials better make some room in that plane, train or automobile: Generation Z is beginning to enter the travel scene. Consisting of people born in the late 1990s to 2010s, they have grown up in a connected and instantaneous environment. They're adaptive and technologically savvy global citizens with aspirations to change the world.

And they want to see the world, too.