Get Ready for the 2025/2026 Sales Boom

Get Ready for the 2025/2026 Sales Boom

Are you Ready for the Sales Boom in 2025/2026?   Buyers, Sellers, mortgage agents and Realtors might not be visualizing 2025/2026 well enough.  Visualizing your outlook as an agent is essential to preparation and motivation. Because at some point, with lower mortgage rates, buying and selling, and refinancing become viable again. That’s going to rev…

How Will Lower Mortgage Rates Affect Home Prices in 2025/2026?

How Will Lower Mortgage Rates Affect Home Prices in 2025/2026?

What Will Happen to Home Prices When Mortgage Rates Decline? It’s an important question because in 2025, rates are going to lower. Not because of inflation drops, because 3% inflation is here to stay due to supply constraints and US government regulations, and high debt. Instead, it will be political pressure that will do it….

Do You Have the Courage to Attack your Competitor’s Strengths?

Do You Have the Courage to Attack your Competitor’s Strengths?

Attack Your Competitor’s Strengths A commencement speech from Roger Federer at Dartmouth College recently, offered one really important tip for entrepreneurs and future CEOs in the audience. He spoke about his challenges in becoming the greatest tennis player of all time. He mentioned having to work hard and shore up his weaknesses, become disciplined, managing…

Travel Content Marketing Strategy

Travel Content Marketing Strategy

How to Build Your Content Marketing Campaign In the travel sector, content is vitally important. Travel is visual, immersive, personal and emotional. And your content can potentially create an amazing online experience that represents the amazing real life experience travelers are hoping for. You’re priming your prospect with digital content that’s more relevant and inspiring…

Refresh Your Content to Revive your Traffic and Leads
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Refresh Your Content to Revive your Traffic and Leads

Fresh Content and Design I’m revisiting the topic of fresh content on your website, with a complete rewrite of this post. It’s a good example of a complete redrafting, restrategizing, and presentation to resonate with travel company’s big challenge today — staying relevant to the travel market. Because, when content is stale, it’s not relevant…

Stock Market Forecast

Stock Market Forecast

Stock Market Forecast: Flat Outlook for the Summer of 2024? Morningstar says 2024 will be a year of “getting back to fundamental valuation of stocks” and maybe the stock market behavior as well. They suggest turning away from the trendy stocks powered by news and macroeconomic factors. Their forecast centered on expected rate cuts which…

Outsource to Canada

Outsource to Canada

Why Canadians Make a Great Choice for Outsourcing The world is an expensive place to do business in, and it won’t be getting cheaper. Not that price is the only factor in mind for US marketing managers and CEOs. Skill and industry experience are at a premium and finding staff in today’s demanding tech sectors…

Tour Radar Tour Marketplace

Tour Radar Tour Marketplace

Tour Radar – Innovation in Business Tour marketplaces are big business. Very lucrative but challenging to make successful. In this post, you’ll discover one firm which was spawned in the booming travel sector, innovated and grown, learned from their mistakes, upgraded their sales channels, and adapted their business model to fit the actual, real, not…

The Best Tour Companies

The Best Tour Companies

What Makes the Top Tour Companies the Best?   If you’re investigating the opportunity of investing in tour companies or to launch one yourself, you’ll want to take a closer look at the top market leaders and comprehend deeply why they are successful. The best have the most inbound traffic, are marketing-driven, offer high-quality tour…

Change Traveler’s Minds

Change Traveler’s Minds

How to Change Travel Consumer’s Minds   Tourists and travelers of all kinds have particular tastes and preferences. Sometimes strong, sometimes not. How profitable would it be to change travel consumer’s minds about their loyalties, tour choices and destinations? These are well targeted, influential, and loyal customers to your customer list.   Such insight in…

Challenges Travel Companies Must Solve

Challenges Travel Companies Must Solve

Top 21 Challenges of SMB Travel Companies   If you’re a travel entrepreneur planning and launching a startup travel agency, travel SaaS management software product,  tour operator, or a tour marketplace, you’re into an exciting project, perhaps more joyful and fulfilling than any other industry. However, as you know, the market poses some significant challenges…

The Joy of Travel

The Joy of Travel

Travel for Health and Healing It might be said that all travel businesses are actually selling the joy of travel. Because joy is a powerful motive and might be the single, primary emotion travelers experience before and during their journey.  It represents many of benefits they demand of their trips. It’s just a word, but…

Be the Market Leader
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Be the Market Leader

Market Leader is the Best Positioning When business owners think about the phrase “market leader,” they often envision everyone but themselves. Many North American business entrepreneurs are too modest, not realizing that they could actually become the market leader in their sector.  And those who lead the market last longer — and earn more profit….

Why Do People Travel?

Why Do People Travel?

Why Do People Travel? Travel agencies and tour company managers should really dig down to discover the real reasons people travel. And travel marketers and tour company owners must be experts in the needs and motivations of travelers. Your customer’s wishes are the source of your revenues. Because, the answers for travelling are uniquely personal,…

Digital Travel Marketing Channels

Digital Travel Marketing Channels

Innovative Travel Marketing Channels After you’ve built the core of your marketing strategy with authentic organic content, SEO, and social postings, there are some additional channels you can leverage to promote your brand, build leads and grow revenue. In fact, the great content we’ll create is amplified significantly through them. These channels discussed below open…

Double/Triple Your Travel Site Bookings?

Double/Triple Your Travel Site Bookings?

Improve Your Travel Lead Conversions and Grow Bookings/Sales Today’s post is likely the most important reading of all. We’re exploring how to increase bookings and revenue from all the traffic you generate through content marketing and PPC advertising. Wouldn’t it be nice to double or triple those bookings/subscriptions? My experience with clients is they need…

Google Travel Portal

Google Travel Portal

Google Travel – Explore Flights, Hotels, Destinations You’re likely using several major travel portals to plan and book your travel reservations, from flights to hotels to tours. You might find better vacation satisfaction by using a more generalized travel tool early in your exploration. While Expedia, Hotels.com, Cheapflights, Booking.com, and Travelocity get all the ink,…

Advanced SEO

Advanced SEO

Why Hire an Advanced SEO Consultant? With a number of my previous clients, including Delta Hotels, Franklin Sports, and Humboldt Moving, building big success meant finding the audience and creating the type of content Google’s algorithm wanted. It still is Google’s algorithm that decides on your site’s value.  You need someone who understands the ranking…

Travel Management Software
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Travel Management Software

Best SaaS Travel Management Software Platforms Personal and business travel will continue to grow in 2024 and through the next 10 years. Opportunities abound for agencies, tour operators, and destination management companies, so serve up a variety of solutions to travel-hungry consumers and business travelers. From Bleisure vacations to eco-tours and corporate team meetings, there…

The Mind Travels First

The Mind Travels First

Travel Content is Your Customer’s Pre-Travel Experience Hundreds of millions of travelers will be envisioning and hoping for their own significant vacation adventures in 2024. Isn’t the most enjoyable part of travel where people dream about destinations and how they anticipate the fun, adventure, stimulation of the journey and the destination?  They’re visualizing the sights,…

SEO/Content Strategy for the Travel Management Sector

SEO/Content Strategy for the Travel Management Sector

SEO/Content Strategy for the Travel Management Sector The global travel management sector is being powered up through unexpectedly high consumer and business travel demand. And the revenge travel movement is just a transition to a permanently mobile population who long to escape the confines of their local environment. Travel is more than an elixir for…

Core Essentials of your 2024 Marketing Strategy

Core Essentials of your 2024 Marketing Strategy

Tips for Better Real Estate Marketing in 2024/2025 Hundreds of thousands of real estate agents are hopeful heading into 2024, given the experts predict a big jump in listings and sales. The sales number forecast is fine, but the listing numbers are the big opportunity. You didn’t have listings, but it looks like sellers are…

Travel SEO Strategist Job/Role Description

Travel SEO Strategist Job/Role Description

Travel SEO/Content Strategist Role Role: Responsible for developing and executing effective SEO strategies and content plans to increase traffic, brand awareness, lead quality, engagement, and revenue. Travel company managers know SEO strategy and content development are critically important to marketing performance. Basic SEO isn’t competitive. Reaching consumers online is the best, most cost-effective driver of…

Travel Marketing Software

Travel Marketing Software

Travel Marketing Software Do large travel companies have better, more knowledgable, creative, inspired and capable marketing talent than small firms? Or do they have bigger budgets, more contributors and helpful software? Many small travel companies manage their marketing themselves creating content with a strategy and using a big portion of their budget for pay per…

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program Points Travelers will travel more when hotels, airlines, and travel management companies offer discounts or incentives for additional travel. Loyalty programs are important to travelers and travel companies, from hotels, airlines, car rentals, to tour operators. Marriott International, one of the premium luxury hotel brands offers an array of loyalty program…

Mexico Travel Deals

Mexico Travel Deals

Mexico Vacation Packages Every fall and winter, vacationers from Europe, US and Canada dream of a vacation to Mexico. They’ll find a unique travel experience where sunshine, warm climate, beautiful beaches, quaint walkable villages with friendly people and restaurants with traditional Mexican cuisine make a complete getaway. In this post, we discover Mexico’s most sought…

Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels & Resorts Perhaps the most preferred hotel brand for travelers in the US and across the globe in Marriott Hotels. Marriott Hotels & Resorts is a brand of International-based Marriott International, Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland, and represents a legacy of premium hospitality and diverse offerings. Offering almost 600 hotels and resorts, with more…

Air Canada Vacations

Air Canada Vacations

Air Canada Vacation Packages Canada’s premier Airline, Air Canada, is well recognized around the world with the world’s elite travelers for its impeccable service, safety, reliability, comfort, friendliness and destinations. They emphasize safe and flexible travel, with travel protection plans, free checked bags, and flexible booking options that allow changes or cancellations with a full…

Air Canada

Air Canada

Air Canada Airlines I haven’t flown all the world’s airlines, but I’ve flown in enough to know Air Canada is one of the best. Its record of safety, reputation, and professionalism in ticketing, boarding, and inflight experience make it my preferred choice of airline regardless of where I might be headed. Air Canada provides simple…

Lake Louise Vacation – in Canada’s Majestic Rocky Mountains

Lake Louise Vacation – in Canada’s Majestic Rocky Mountains

Lake Louise Vacations One area of Canada’s spectacularly beautiful Banff National Park offers a truly one of a kind vacation experience, especially for those with an adventurous spirit. You’ve no doubt heard of it, as you’ve been Googling “lake louise vacations” and would like to know more about pricing, attractions, and tours from someone who…

Travel Tour Marketplaces

Travel Tour Marketplaces

Top Tour Marketplaces Online While traveling has traditionally been slightly passive and relaxing, there is a growing trend to pursue more engaged types of experiences. And some of the packaged experiences are truly amazing. You’ll see them perhaps on ads here on this page, or if you visit the major tour marketplaces which I’ll introduce…

Busy Holiday Season Travel: AAA Reports

Busy Holiday Season Travel: AAA Reports

Costs Are Down, Travel is Up⇑ The American Automobile Association is a massive network of local travel businesses with reach to tens of millions of Americans. They enjoy substantial data on travel consumer behavior and travel intentions, to draw accurate travel forecasts. This holiday season, they’re projecting 115.2 million travelers will travel more than 50…

Link Building for Travel Companies

Link Building for Travel Companies

Link Building Strategy for Travel Companies Link building is a much-aligned and unappreciated aspect of digital marketing. That view needs to be changed. As I mentioned in the Links as business-accelerator post, link building might be the most important task in digital marketing. Link-building is often painful for several reasons: lack of active marketing promotions…

Targeting Bleisure Travelers

Targeting Bleisure Travelers

Targeting Bleisure Travelers Every year, more travelers are fusing business and leisure travel and becoming aware that they can and should get more from their business travel. It’s a travel trend that keeps growing and a market that travel companies should pay attention to and develop products for. The business and leisure (Bleisure) customer profile…

Power Up Your Travel Marketing & Promotion

Power Up Your Travel Marketing & Promotion

Keys to Affordable but Strong Travel Marketing Your travel agency, tour company, or travel management software won’t market itself. Instead, you’re going to need some creative ideas (like Red Cows) to grab the attention of travelers. Build your value proposition with some great promotional messages.  Create and brilliant content and publish it via affordable yet…

Travel Business Marketing

Travel Business Marketing

Tools for Travel Management Companies The travel industry has been greatly impacted by the rise of SaaS travel management software. Why am I mentioning SaaS travel management platforms in a marketing post?  Because they more than experience and financial management tools. They have marketing power too.  Using them, your business looks more professional, offers better…

Marketing for SaaS Travel Technology Companies

Marketing for SaaS Travel Technology Companies

SaaS Travel Marketing Software as a Service platforms, connected apps, and SaaS partners have helped to revolutionize modern travel. It’s easy to say that the travel industry couldn’t have evolved without the amazing travel products and services which the cloud has enabled. This new technology and strong global travel demand is driving the ambition of…

46% Savings When Outsourcing to Canada

46% Savings When Outsourcing to Canada

Canadian Companies Providing a Mission Critical, Cost-Effective Resource One unleveraged source of value that American companies can explore is in outsourcing labor to Canadian contractors. For startups and cash-crunched companies, this is a significant and vital part of saving funds to stay competitive. And competing against large companies will be more difficult in 2024. Extra…

What Silicon Valley Companies Need

What Silicon Valley Companies Need

The Special Needs of Silicon Valley Companies Silicon Valley is that region in southwest San Francisco Bay where thousands of tech-related companies have established their primary business location. Entrepreneurs, financiers, and talent all come here to experience this haven for entrepreneurs.  Yet the days of easy money are behind us. Yes, investment in AI and…

Zillow Real Estate

Zillow Real Estate

Zillow Real Estate Company The company known as Zillow enjoys having the real estate website with the most traffic. That would surprise most home buyers and sellers, but the truth is, Zillow has deliberately built a very strong presence in the real estate market and has embraced the Internet to serve buyers and sellers. The…

Hotel SEO – Strategies for Google Rankings and Traffic

Hotel SEO – Strategies for Google Rankings and Traffic

Hotel SEO Excellence Thousands of travel company entrepreneurs hope for improved traffic from Google. You can have that traffic, but you must be much more strategic than you are now. You’ll appreciate this more after you read more of my posts on travel marketing, content development and advanced SEO strategy. Over my 26 years of…