Category Archives: Hot Tip Tuesday

‘Training’ Myself for Rail Travel: Part One 

Rail Travel

‘Training’ Myself for Rail Travel  Part One There is no better way to learn about a product or destination than to experience it yourself, but we know it’s hard to be everywhere. That’s why FAM reports by colleagues are absolutely wonderful. One of The Travel Institute’s own family members recently experienced the joys of train […]

Why Specialize in Family Travel? 

Why Specialize in Family Travel?  By Rainer Jenss, President of the Family Travel Association Life is full of surprises. Professionally speaking, I’ve had my share in the last three-plus years since launching the Family Travel Association (FTA). I’ve been astonished at all the amazing products and services this industry offers families that go beyond what […]

Do You Need to Change Your Business Structure? 

Do You Need to Change Your Business Structure?  Many people going into business for themselves start out as sole proprietors. But is this the best choice for YOU? Maybe you recently started your new career as a travel advisor. Or maybe your business is experiencing growing pains, and you want to reconsider its current legal […]

Words That Confuse

Words That Confuse Being correct in your writing and speaking means choosing words that correctly communicate what you mean. That seems easy enough, but there are certain words that confuse even the best writers. The following list describes some commonly confused words. Advice, advise: Advice means a recommendation on what to do. (I have some advice on […]

The Special Challenges of Working from Home

The Special Challenges of Working from Home Working remotely often is a much coveted benefit. However, that unstructured time can lead to an imbalance between your work and home lives. There are many unique challenges of a home office. Kids, toys, the laundry that is calling your name. The neighbors who think that, just because […]

11 Tips for Writing a Killer Press Release

11 Tips for Writing a Killer Press Release Let’s say you’ve just partnered with a new wellness supplier and want to get the word out about several unique packages to some really off-the-chart spa resorts. While much of your marketing strategy will be built around various social media platforms, don’t overlook the value of the […]

Four Business Fears That Might Be Holding You Back

Four Business Fears That Might Be Holding You Back Many adults have fears when it comes to doing business. Whether your fears are rational or irrational, they CAN be overcome. Are you afraid of public speaking? It’s commonly cited that people fear speaking in public more than death itself. But for a small business owner, being […]

First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions 

First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions  The travel industry is a service profession. To deliver outstanding customer service, you and your business depend on a strong bond with your clients. The bonding process begins with your first interaction with customers — in person, on the phone, or on social media — because that interaction will form […]