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  • There's so much more going on with Twitter and Pinterest than re-tweets and re-pins. Using awesome free tools, you could get a closer look at how clients are connecting with your sites!

  • As we enter a busy family-travel time of year, many clients may be anticipating the stress of canceled flights and lost luggage. Help them eliminate one of those stressors by sharing these tips for traveling carry-on-only.

  • Business used to be conducted at a conference table, on the golf course or over drinks. Though this is still commonplace, more and more business is being done online.

  • LinkedIn has long been known as a social media hub for job hunters and recruiters, yet the platform is positioning itself as a marketing engine as well.

  • As the travel show season arrives, extroverts may relish the opportunity to make new connections and see old aquaintances, while introverts might be a bit apprehensive. Introverts value quiet time—it's what recharges them. Introverts value in-depth conversation, but making small talk can feel draining.

  • Help your clients be sure that their trip of a lifetime isn't marred by passport problems. Here are some tips to pass along on your website or newsletter to keep your clients on top of passport guidelines.

  • Experience can be a great teacher, but sometimes the lessons are painful. May our contributors' collective wisdom save us all a few lumps.

  • Office or beach? It really shouldn't be a guessing game. Your work attire needs to remain office-appropriate, even during the tricky summer months.

  • For as long as I can remember, my mornings started with Matt Lauer on the screen. One morning, when my boys were young, one looked at the screen and thought Matt was my husband. (They have the same haircut. We giggled for days over that one.) For years, Matt was a staple in our home, bringing us news and events.

  • The new year brings with it a sense of new begininnings. For many, that means attempts to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Wellness travel, a niche market that spans yoga retreats to plastic surgury, could be a timely pitch to your clients. Consider these elements of the market, reported by Wellness Tourism Worldwide:

  • You may have noticed your Groups Today eNews is being delivered daily, in smaller increments, instead of several stories in a weekly edition. Why the change?

  • For women who want to travel but are single or have an uninterested partner, the option of traveling solo may seem like no option at all. That's where women traveler groups can meet a variety of needs, among them safety issues, logistics, and the desire for camaraderie.

  • Accidents are inevitable within the motorcoach industry. It's not if, but when your company will be involved in one—and you must be prepared.

  • Risks are often inevitable in business and careers.

  • For clients who don't see themselves as the "cruise type," river cruising may be just the thing.

  • I was honored when Raymond "Bud" Geissler (SYTA Youth Foundation treasurer) and the Student & Youth Travel Association invited me to present at the 2014 SYTA Summit in Puerto Rico. According to TSA News, infringement of passengers' civil rights is one of the most controversial and unpleasant aspects of travel, and is extending to bus and train systems, as well. The Transportation Security Administration detains and conducts searches on citizens at bus and railroad stations, ferries, tunnels, ports, subways, truck weigh stations, rest areas, and special events. My presentation? Security Matters: 5 Must-Do Items.

  • Are you focusing on creating engaging visual content for your clients online? Do you want to skyrocket your reach? Social ads are the answer! Let's dive into five targeting tactics to launch your next campaign.

  • Maintaining your social media presence can feel like a full-time job. In fact, for some people, it is!

  • This is a time of year when many are dealing with multiple stressors: Bad weather, family obligations, flu, planning for the holidays, and employees being away from work can all build up. Here are a few tips for keeping it together during the holiday season.

  • Samuel Vetrak entered the student travel industry 15 years ago. He soon realized it was underdocumented, and that there was industrywide demand for data and insights. He founded market intelligence and business development company StudentMarketing in 2007, with the aim of providing the industry what it lacked.