Travel Makes People Happy. But we knew that... →
Very cool to see travel topping the list of what makes people happy. More importantly, travel and experiences outrank “things” when it comes to what people are happiest spending their money on. Check out the results of this “happiness” survey conducted by San Francisco State University. What makes YOU happiest?
Why Travelers Make Great Entrepreneurs: Lessons... →
spenceinthecity: I can say without a shadow of doubt that several months of travel was decisive in leading me down a path of entrepreneurship. This is a fun read about lessons in entrepreneurship through the vehicle of travel. During our time abroad, we didn’t realize how our travels shaped us as entrepreneurs. Looking back, a lot of the lessons we’ve applied to our business have come directly...
Quote of the day for 1-2-12 “You get out of life what you ask for”...
ABC fired its programming chief for green-lighting Lost. Howard Schultz shrugged...– Meet The Disrupters (via fastcompany) Great read!!!
Four Seasons Preferred Partnership: Membership...
If you’re already booking your Four Seasons hotel stays through a Preferred Partner agency, then you’ve already caught on to the amazing benefits of doing so and there’s no need to read on. BUT…for the many of you out there who aren’t sure what it is or why you need to know about the Preferred Partner program if you’re a Four Seasons fan, here’s a quick...
Hawaiian Holiday Getaway →
Sitting here overlooking the multiple pools with the Pacific Ocean in the background at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, I can’t think of a better spot for a family to enjoy the upcoming holiday season. If you’re still deciding where to travel next month as the holidays roll around, ask me about the multiple-room residential suites (complete with kitchen), the non-residential suites (with pull...
Quote of the day: “It’s what you learn after you know it all that...
Top Travel Twitter Users →
Always an honor to be listed as one of the top “Travel Tweeters”…especially when in the company of fab fellow tweeters like @LuxeTiffany @AdventureGirl @TheTripChicks @EarthXPlorer @CNTraveler @Gadling @tripology @marilyn_res & more!
2 weeks 'til Ojai.... →
Anyone want to join us in beautiful Ojai with @manifestyogajen ?
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do…– Henry Ford
Hot Hotel Opening of the Day →
A few months ago I took a hard hat tour of this new addition to the Dorchester Collection. Even then it was easy to tell how gorgeous this parkside gem would be….and today the doors of 45 Park Lane officially open & Wolfgang Puck also makes his UK debut with CUT as the specialty on-site restaurant. Enjoy fab Virtuoso VIP perks when booking your stay here at London’s hottest new...
The latest on that Waikiki hotel...
If you’ve been following the drama happening in Honolulu, here’s the latest: M Waikiki files for bankruptcy…. IMHO, Marriott/Ritz-Carlton have done a terrific job of late promoting the Edition to their luxury travel partners, getting the hotel accepted into the prestigious Virtuoso network not to mention included on top media “HOT” lists….Details below provided...
Travel Agents Are "doing very well".... →
Great info from @hharteveldt ! “…a growing number of leisure travelers are saying they’d prefer to book travel the old-school way, too. A survey by Forrester Research earlier this year found 29% of leisure travelers saying that if they could find a good traditional agent to work with, they would. That’s up from 23% in 2008, says Henry Harteveldt, former principal...
US travel agent used social media sites to triple... →
albertherrera: Speaking at the Advantage 2011 conference, Stacy Small, president of Elite Travel International, a luxury travel agency based in California, said: “I know there are cynics out there but I am living proof that social media is good for your travel business.” Well done Stacy Small!
The Art of Selling Luxury →
Great article by Larry Pimentel on how to differentiate yourself when selling in the luxury space and the importance of developing your personal brand… “you can’t sell upscale travel experiences before the customer, in effect, buys you. The question becomes: How do you sell your personal brand to affluent consumers? Well, there are many ways to do this and no two ways are alike, just...
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older” ~MarioAndretti