Any serious job hunter these days has to be clued up on sites like LinkedIn. This applies to any industry but can be very useful for discovering travel jobs, whether in specific locations such as London, UK wide travel jobs or international travel roles. From an executive to director level in the travel industry, you’ve just as much to gain.
Now you have built up some contacts it’s time to ask past line managers, colleagues and external business contacts to add a short personal recommendation. Again it’s a great tool that recruiters use to gain some insight about a potential candidate. You have the ability to accept or reject what is written about you so don’t worry that anything inappropriate will go live.
Check different sites. There are so many travel sites available now and it can be overwhelming. By planning early, you can investigate more than one, but remember you don’t have to check every single travel site out there as there is not going to be that much variation. Pick a few that you trust – Expedia, corporate management travel or the like. Have a pad of paper by your side and jot down the site you are on and the pricing you found. That way you do not have to try to remember where you saw a flight. Always remember that fares cannot be guaranteed until a ticket is actually booked, a fare you see right now might not be available in an hour. If you find a really great deal, be prepared to book it.
Next to travel, what comes to our mind is accommodation. There are a plenty of travel websites available, and hence you can find a hotel that best suits your need and pocket. Don’t be so hasty. Call the particular hotel to check for special offers, another mean for reducing your vacation expenditure.
I received an e-mail a couple of hours later telling me that I could save $200 off of my flight if I would be willing to make one-stop (I wasn’t), $30 a day off my rental car if I would use a different company (I would gladly for a $90 savings) and that a better grade of hotel would cost me $69 per night and not $199 per night (a savings of $130 per night and $420 for the trip). I fell in love with this guy who had called me out of the blue a week ago. He had just saved me $510.
It’s important to realize that salesmanship is a good thing for your clients, too. If you know that prices will go up over the next week (and they usually do) then by all means sell your client on that fact! They will without a doubt thank you for convincing them it was a good idea to buy when they did, rather than let them pay more for their delay.
People are not giving up on their travel. There is however a tendency for people to move away from high pricing and to look for better pricing while still demanding quality. The economy has meant that the big corporations have had to cut back on expensive corporate travel. This has meant that there are more 5 star establishments looking to fill up their vacancies and to do this they must become more competitive. This is good for the travel business as now there are more deals out there for you to offer. World Ventures has taken this demand for Quality Travel Leisure and is now offering self motivated people the opportunity to jump on board this new trend and reap the financial rewards awaiting them.