As a small business owner in the travel industry, your days are bound to be a little wild and crazy. We get it. From marketing and client conversations to working with vendors and researching the next great destination, we know that your to-do list can seem endless. Unfortunately, with so much going on, it’s all too easy for important details to slip through the cracks.
But, there’s good news. No matter how jam-packed your schedule gets, you can keep your travel business on track with these 4 daily tasks:
Task #1: Plan Your Day
Your travel business is all about your customers. So, you should always make it a priority to get as much feedback as you can about their trip experiences. And, the easiest way to do that is to send surveys to everyone who traveled with you and ask that they complete these with honest feedback.
Question is … what do you do with the information you get? Today, we’re answering that question with 5 tips on how you can make the most of your travel surveys by analyzing the info you get back.
Tip #1: Start with the Big Picture
Social media is one of the most important tools you have when it comes to finding new clients, keeping in touch with past customers and growing your travel agency’s reputation. But to truly benefit from the incredible power of social media, you need to do a few things right. If you don’t, your hard work will be lost in the internet void.
See, there are hundreds of thousands of brands out there vying for people’s attention. So, if you want to make an impact with your content, you’ll need to stand out from the crowd.
Let’s be real – there are a lot of different things that go into becoming a premier travel agent.
You need to know all about travel. We’re talking about having the 411 on the best places to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to do while you’re there
Truth is … you’re constantly learning about new places and experiences. But to really take your business to the next level, you have to do even more. And the biggest part of that is developing a winning business mindset as an agent.
After all, you...
There’s no denying the importance of a strong email marketing strategy for your travel business. Regular emails allow you to get closer to your audience, guide them through the customer journey and ultimately convert them into paying clients.
But there’s more to a successful email strategy than writing a few sentences and hitting send. So today, we’re taking a look at four key pieces your email marketing strategy may be missing.
Element #1: A Strong Subject Line
You can write the best email in the world, but it won’t...
Making consistent money as a travel agent is one of the biggest obstacles new business owners face. Aside from marketing and bringing in new clients, it can be difficult to figure out a strategy that allows you to hit your income goal every month.
But with the right know-how and strategies, it’s possible to hit (and exceed) your minimum income goal – even as a new agent. Here are 4 of our favorite tips on how to make consistent income every month as a travel agent.
Tip #1: Encourage Referrals
To make steady income as a travel agent,...
Your travel services are amazing. You know it, your past clients know it … but everyone else? Well, they don’t seem to be so sure.
Convincing a potential traveler to finally hit the book button on a trip can be tricky. Many people think they can figure it out themselves and by doing so, save themselves a fair amount of money. Others want to opt for a bigger, more well-known travel agency. Some just can’t wrap their heads around what a travel agent can do for them.
While a well-rounded marketing strategy is key, one major...
As a travel agent, you need a steady stream of new leads to keep your business going. Even with recurring customers, new leads are a crucial part of finding success and reaching the next level. But finding new leads is an overwhelming task for many new agents, and it’s easy to get lost and frustrated along the way.
So, how do you find them?
Today, we’re looking at four strategies to help attract new leads to your travel agency.
Strategy #1: Stay Active on Social Media
Social media is one of the best places to find new leads. Millions of...
Starting your own travel business is an exciting time. You get to become a new business owner doing something you love. But it’s also a totally new journey, and it’s hard to know what to expect when you’ve never been there before.
So today, we’re looking at four things you can expect as you get your travel business up and running.
Thing #1: Plans Won’t Always Go as Expected
If there’s one thing you can count on as you start your own travel business, it’s to expect the unexpected. The road to having a...
There’s a common misconception among travel agents that it’s best not to niche down. In an attempt to appeal to a wide audience, these agents become “generalists” who will sell anything to anyone.
But in reality, having a niche will make you far more profitable in the long run. Niching down allows you to become an industry expert and that’s how you come to be known as the go-to person for certain types of trips.
So, how do you find your niche in the travel industry? Ask yourself these questions to figure it out!
The TSA Business Lounge is THE place to connect with other like-minded individuals in the travel industry. In this free group, you can make connections, ask questions, offer your own tips and advice, and become a travel industry pro with an awesome group of travel pros by your side! It’s an amazing way to learn and grow in the travel industry.