Become a Travel Agent Superstar

What is the essence of high sales for any travel consultant?
What makes you become a travel agent superstar with high sales volume?
Have you ever pondered these questions effectively?

Well after coaching 146 small businesses and spending 13 years in the travel industry here are my top 4 tips for maximizing your travel sales and overachieving as a travel consultant.

1. What is your personal vision for your role?
That is – what are you aiming for?
I urge you to set a yearly target for your sales and break it down to quarterly and monthly targets for your sales.

Without a target to aim for it has been my experience that there is no possible way to overachieve.

Interestingly my experience has been that sales of any travel agency individual without a target to aim for are usually about 20-40% lower over a year than a competing travel agency with a target.

After all, how can you possible stay motivated enough to push through the inevitable challenges and roadblocks that come your way. This point is critical to high sales. Mark my words you must have a target to pursue, to smash or to push towards.
Example: 1 year target is $1 million gross sales for the company.

2. Follow up every enquiry with 5 multiple professional communications.

If I could convince you of the mightiest of strategies, the one that takes the pick as the first tactic I would introduce to any travel business, it would be following up every quote within 3 business days and to keep in touch with your prospects until they buy.

Burn this secret into your mind. To build any business to consumer relationship you need to accept that several contacts should be considered the norm and not the exception when dealing with your prospects. Three, five or seven contacts or communications with your enquirer virtually means a booking will result with you rather than a hit or miss one contact approach.

The biggest mistake most new travel businesses make is to NOT consistently follow up every enquiry. The best way to enable this to happen is to have a sales system whereby every consultant professionally and without fear is trained to simply have 3 or 5 or 7 communications after someone enquires. I recommend you start with producing a simple 5 step sales system.

3. Generating most of your clients from referrals

The reality for us all in the travel industry is that most clients are very happy with your service. Generally speaking we are dealing with a delightful subject – travel and people warm to the advice we give.

So because we are in an industry like this, we all need to capitalize on these good feelings and reward ourselves with many more clients.

Put directly, if you have not got a referral program in place for your travel business, you are missing out on a lot of extra business.

So to maximize sales and to become a travel agent superstar you must give your current customers an opportunity to sell for you by recommending others to you. There is so many ways this can be done effectively. But in essence it is about offering to help all of your delighted clients friends, family and colleagues when the time comes to travel.

4. Do you really want to become a travel agent overachiever?

You may think this is a strange question to ask. But listen up. In business and in life I have found a direct correlation with over achievement and the reasons why you are doing it. Have you got your reasons why sorted as to why you want to become a travel agent superstar?

If not, let us make a start right now.

I suggest you list down ten to twenty reasons why you want to overachieve.

Examples could be:

I want to earn a high income to support my family.

I want to earn the prestige and recognition of my travel agency colleagues.

I want to win the award for best travel consultant in my organization.

I want to sell $1 million of travel this year and earn a 14 day Mediterranean cruise that our company gives away for over achievement.

I want to become a travel agent superstar because I have the urgency to help give value to as many customers, who I deem to be personal friends rather than clients.

Whenever you have your reasons clear for anything this clarity often becomes like an unstoppable force heading down a fast track.

Imagine as a travel agency business you go through these 4 areas above with every consultant individually and collectively in team meeting. Can you imagine the end result?
I can safely say from experience the end result means every individual has the tools and motivation to become a travel agent over achiever.

Brake Pads For Prestige Cars

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure to drive a prestige car will truly understand the difference in luxury driving experience and performance that these masters of mechanical engineering have to offer. These companies are renowned for creating the very best vehicles and these cars are built with one thing in mind, to provide an ultimate and unforgettable driving experience.

If you’ve ever owned a prestige car then you will be hard pressed to ever change your brand and you may find that you develop a lifelong passion and commitment to this brand.

I suppose there is a flip side to owning this brand of car. Quite simply they don’t come cheap and the higher the spec you buy into then the deeper the pockets you will need. This said they are built from quality components and quality means durability and longevity.

There will come a time however when your car requires new parts. One of the most common parts to require changing on any car is the tires and the brake pads. Prestige cars are no different as they succumb to the same stresses and strains that all cars are exposed to in their daily travels. Choosing parts for your car can be a confusing and often frustrating experience as there are countless brands available at any given time.

Should you let your garage decide and throw caution to the wind by trusting the opinion of the mechanic that is fitting your brake pads? No doubt there are many mechanics that live by the advice they give and will always offer you the very best information at their disposal. Equally there are mechanics or organizations that will offer you the parts that pay the most in commission being that the more they sell of these parts the higher the discount that they are offered from the supplier. Call me skeptical but these people are as real as the nose on your face and are actively trading everywhere.

I myself believe that any choice is a better choice if it’s informed. So how can you make a better choice for your prestige car using easily available information?

A little research never did anyone any harm and with this in mind a few moments spent searching the different brands of brake pads will soon give you enough information so that you can make the right choice.

The very best way of determining the right fit for your car is to create a list of best fit attributes that suit your needs. I have listed some of the more common necessities and hopefully this list will help you compile a similar list tailored to your needs.

1. The first point to consider is the noise that is created from certain types of pads. Semi metallic pads are often much noisier than other pads as they are built for durability using hard metals bonded together to make the pad. Once in contact with the brake rotor you will certainly stop in time but you might not be turning heads for the right reasons as people will hear you arriving well before you get there.

2. If you splash out on a prestige car then you have to keep in mind that you want it staying in the same glorious condition as when you fist bought it. Some brake pads create a lot of brake dust and brake dust means dirty unsightly wheels. Ceramic pads create a very small amount of dust and they are excellent performers. However they are a considerable cost. Organic pads or semi organic pads are another great alternative and being cheaper than ceramics they may be just the pad you are looking for.

3. Now if you live in the warm states of America then this next point may be nothing more than an idle fantasy to you lucky people. For those of you that live in the borders of the UK or you live in other similar climatic challenged places then this point will be crucial to your choice. The UK is famous for its cold weather and equally (very rarely) warm weather. With this in mind you may want a brake that is versatile enough to cope with both climates without any loss of performance. Consider when making your choice how your brakes will react to weather conditions such as rain, sleet or snow.

4. Continued performance is another factor to bear in mind as no one wants to pay for pads that last a few miles and then need changing again. My own target mileage would be 50,000 – 80,000 miles and anything below just wouldn’t be worth the money.

5. Lastly you need a pad that will not affect the performance of the other components that make up the entire braking system. Get brakes that are too hard and you may pay the price in premature failure of your rotor.

The Pros and Cons of Airline Travelling

There are already many modes of transportation in today’s highly modernized world. Aircrafts, ships, motorcycles, cars, trains, just name it and they are all readily available for your use. The development of this transportation vehicles began a long time ago and you can just imagine how creative and intelligent these inventors were for they were able to come up with a very useful invention.

As you all know, cars and other vehicles from the past are considered vintage and has a very high value. People especially the rich ones love to collect vintage cars because of their uniqueness, their exquisite design and because of the prestige that one gets when owning one.

Another fascinating creation that you can all see right now are the different aircraft. For sure, every individual dreamed of being able to fly and reach the skies. Inventors of airplanes and other aircraft must have had dreamt too of being able to fly that is why they have created a machine that will make their dreams come true.

Airplanes are one of the sought after modes of transportation by many individuals. Why? Because it has the capacity to travel and reach the desired destination in a fast pace. Professionals use airplanes as their means of transportation when they want they are in a hurry. Airline seats are limited that is why the need to book for a ticket weeks or days before the desired departure date is a must. This can be a hassle on an individual’s part if you really want to get to the destination fast and easy, then travelling by air is the right decision to make.

Travelling by air has advantages and disadvantages. It is important to know the different advantages and disadvantages of the goods and services that we purchase that way we will be able to carefully make a decision and in order for our money not to go to a waste.

One advantage of travelling by air is the convenience. The speed of travel makes it very convenient for many individuals who are in a rush. It can take you to other countries in a fast pace without exerting too much. The speed is just the same when you use an air taser to immobilize an attacker. Fast and very convenient. Booking for a flight is easily made through a phone call or through the help of the world wide web. Comfort is another advantage. Airline companies will ensure their passengers comfort especially when it comes to the seats, entertainment and the temperature that it would just feel like you are sitting in your own living room.

You are also assured of your safety as well. When you think about it, the incidents of plane accidents are less as compared to cars and trains. Another thing is that, pilots and other aviation crew and staff are not allowed to fly the plane when the weather is not good or when the plane needs to undergo maintenance check.

Among the disadvantages is that the tickets are expensive. That is why booking for a flight is important. You can purchase tickets easily through the online ticket shops. Buying tickets is just the same as when you buy a taser online. Your complete identification is required to make the transaction fast. Airline travelling is not also suitable for people having fear of flying. But the only way to overcome their fear is to expose themselves to the fear itself.

Airline companies and airports are already becoming strict as of this point. They are really doing their best to protect the passengers from any harm and danger. It is really up to the individual as to which mode of transportation he will avail just as long as he reaches to the desired destination safe and free from harm.