Limousines – A Perfect Way to Travel Comfortably

The automobile industry has so many cars on display for its innumerable customers from all walks of life. However, one car that stands apart in this race is the limousine. Chic, stylish, elegant and at the same time equally comfortable that is exactly how one can define a limousine.

At one time the limousine was a car made for the rich and the famous. It was not just a car but more than just that. Owning a limousine simply meant prestige and pride. The style and elegance along with the class and the prestige personified it totally. To this day no other car has managed to get the popularity that the limousine has.

Categorized under the luxury vehicle, this car has managed to retain its charm to this day and is a favorite among all age groups. The limousine is the hearts throb of every occasion then be it a birthday or a wedding or maybe important business travel. No matter what the occasion this car is worth every penny paid. However, now any one can fulfill having the limousine for their special occasion as one need not buy the vehicle. All one needs to do is simply hire one from the dealers.

These cars are now available for every occasion and can be rented according to one’s convenience and budget. The stretch limousines are quite a favorite with a lot of people. This vehicle has the lengthened wheelbase and is mostly chauffeured by a driver. Many people traveling prefer to use this luxury vehicle because it’s not just the style factor but also extremely comfortable.

One can rent the limousine from the car service agents. However, it must be borne in mind that the vehicle rented is from a registered agency. Another important thing to note is that these lanky vehicles need to be booked before hand and cannot be rented like the taxis.

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.

Travel Nurse the Non-Traditional Way

With changes in the economy came changes in the way health care is provided. Many people have chosen to wait to have elective surgeries. Finance conscience individuals are utilizing health care services more only when absolutely necessary. As a result of these changes in consumer health care habits, health care facilities have changed the way they provide services. Down sizing has hit the health care industry like a sledge hammer. Diminishing hospital census’ demand decreases in hospital staffing or at least reduced hours for regular staffers. Thus is born a decreased need for travel nurses.

Travel nursing, however, is still a viable option for a nurse with a little ingenuity. Health care is still very much a necessity in our society. A nurse with options can still find suitable, constant employment and enjoy travel as an added benefit. Here are some ways to increase your travel nurse options.

Relocate for one year at a time.
The traditional travel nurse assignment generally runs an average of three months. Consider working for local non-travel agencies a year at a time. You can relocate on your own. Have more locations to choose from. Year to year relocation also alleviates the “Will I find another assignment?” blues every three months.

Vary your area of specialty.
Specialty nursing does carry prestige, however can limit the number of opportunities available. Broaden your fields of experience and you become more valuable to more facilities. A nurse who doesn’t feel that any particular area of nurse related health care is beneath them will find more opportunities to travel and may also find new areas of interest not before considered.

Choose local agencies in a geographical area of interest to you.
Choose area of geographical interest to where you would like to travel. Some have been known to travel the north-eastern or north-western states in the summer months to beat the heat and then migrate south and west in the winters to flee the snow and cold. Many times this arrangement has appeal to agencies as they will have sufficient coverage as their regular staff submit their vacation request. Consider signing up with local nursing agencies that staff regionally. Many local agencies staff several states and can assign placement in those states where you have current license. Combine this with a multi-state license, (see below), and your value as a nurse increases to a local agency. For Bayada Nurses Agency have offices in nineteen states of which eight are in compact states. Excel Staffing Services Inc provides staffing in seventeen states of which eight are also compact states.

Consider camp nursing.
Get expanded experience by working during your vacation from your regular job as a camp nurse. There are many summer camp opportunities that may have been overlooked by the conventional thinking nurse. Naturally there the well known kids camps. Then there are also many specialty health related camps, i.e. diabetes, weight loss, and special needs camps. There are sports camps. Music camps. Religious camps. The number of specialty camps is unlimited. Many camps include tuition for camp aged children of the working nurse as part of the contractual package.

Obtain a multi-state nursing license.
There are twenty-three states that are part of a nursing compact. Obtaining a nursing license in any one of these states will entitle you to work in any of the other twenty-two states without having to obtain an additional license. This makes you more available at a moments notice to be able to relocate and thus more appealing to agencies that need a nurse on short notice. The main requirement to qualify for this type of license is that you must become a resident of the licensing state. This should only prove a small requirement for the true traveler. For more information visit the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (NLCA) website at https://www.ncsbn.org/158.htm.

If travel nursing is your desire, don’t let the current economy serve as an excuse not to go. Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves yet only take a small amount of initiative to make them productive. Show prospective employers your worth by presenting situations and opportunities that they themselves and other nurses may not have noted. You will be richly rewarded by constant employment and varied travel opportunities.