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Wish You Were Here is a business opportunity that makes it possible for nearly anyone to create a website promoting a travel location and make money from it.

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Travel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional
Ginger Gorham and Susan RiceTravel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional, 4th ed., is designed to address the challenges of today's travel professional. The fourth edition enables students to approach today's challenges with confidence by building critical thinking skills and developing the hands-on skills necessary to secure employment as a travel professional. These essential skills are reinforced by study exercises, vignettes, and case studies. Travel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional will take students on a journey exploring new career opportunities, new technologies, and the new realities involved in traveling, travel products, geography and sales. The Internet is presented as a strong reference tool for sales and marketing and new discussions of Ecotourism is explored. Current information on safety and security is a primary concern for today's travelers and travel professionals; therefore, policies, government agencies, and procedures are all presented in detail. .
Start Your Own Travel Business and More (Start Your Own Travel Business & More)
Entrepreneur PressGet started with Entrepreneur Magazine's Start-Up Series Covers hot new travel trends such as cruises, extreme tours, senior travel, international travel, and more.
How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency
Tom Ogg, Joanie Ogg and TomHow to Start a Home Based Travel Agency has just been entirely updated. The effects of September 11th, 2001 and the resulting aftermath has had a dramatic effect on the travel industry and further enabled home-based travel entrepreneurs. The January 1st, 2003 printing of How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency is the most up-to-date information available about operating a travel business in this exciting industry. Issues such as the elimination of airline commissions, the implementation of service fees, the fabulous growth of the cruise industry and all of the changes that have evolved are discussed and analyzed. This edition of How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency is a must have if you are considering entering the travel industry or are an agent going home-based from a storefront.
Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies
Shannon Belew and Joel EladConquer the online marketplace with this new version of a bestseller!Whether you've thought of starting an online business or you're already selling online, this update to a bestseller presents invaluable advice for getting--and keeping--online customers. Covering everything from creating a business plan and building a customer-friendly site to marketing with Facebook and Twitter, this fun and friendly guide features eleven minibooks that cover online business basics, legal and accounting matters, website design, online and operating issues, Internet security, techniques for boosting sales, storefront selling, fundraising sites, niche e-commerce, and more.Updated to include coverage of the latest online marketing tools, techniques, and trendsIncludes coverage?of how to use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Yelp to reach your customers as well as expanded coverage of mobile marketingExplains how your location can actually bring new customers to youDetails ways to build a business plan that translates your ideas into a profitable enterpriseShares advice for choosing software to help you manage taxes, balance sheets, and other accounting chores; using PR and advertising tools that best promote your business online, including Google AdWords; and create a website that helps your business make moneyDiscover why "online entrepreneurship" means more than just building a website. Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies breaks down everything the budding entrepreneur needs to know to be successful online and keep your customers coming back for more.?
Home-Based Travel Agent
Kelly MonaghanThe street-wise guide to setting up a home travel agency business without spending a fortune is now better than ever. Completely revised and updated to the realities of a travel marketplace in which airlines no longer pay commissions.
Access: Introduction to Travel and Tourism (Access S.)
Marc ManciniThis is the first introductory textbook/workbook conceived to address the new realities of the travel industry. Access provides an overview of all sections of the business. The author has taken a highly practical approach, ensuring that readers acquire all the facts, insight and insider knowledge they must know to succeed in the travel industry. It is full of up-to-date, real-world industry terminology and can serve as a sturdy foundation for all future travel studies. Readers' will gain valuable insight into the implications of Internet travel sales. Questions for discussion and creative, entertaining activities reinforce the wealth of information contained within each chapter. Plus, an accompanying instructor's guide and computerized test bank make it easy for instructors to implement the text's content in the classroom.
How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal Space Travel
Piers BizonyLadies and gentlemen, start your spaceships! Personal space travel is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The future is here: Civilians are launching into orbit. As early as 2010 paying customers will have the opportunity to experience weightlessness, courtesy of Virgin Galactic's inaugural launch. How to Build Your Own Spaceship takes readers on a fun and quirky trip to the forefront of commercial space travel-the latest technology, the major business players, and the personal and financial benefits that are ripe for the picking. Science-writer Piers Bizony's breadth of knowledge, quick wit, and no-nonsense explanations of the hard science in this emerging arena will satisfy even the most dedicated space fanatics. With practical advice (from picking the best jet fuel to funding your own fleet of space crafts), unbelievable space facts, and fascinating photos, Bizony's user-friendly guide to blasting off is a must-have ticket to the final frontier.
Selling Destinations: Geography for the Travel Professional
Marc ManciniSelling Destinations is the resource travel professionals from all sectors of the industry need to greatly enhance their knowledge of the major and secondary destinations around the world, and to increase sales. The sales-geography philosophy is supported by essential information that will help travelers make the most of their experiences. The author provides detailed information on travel to the destination, local modes of transportation, trip highlights, day trips, lodging options and allied destinations. You will find analysis as to why a person typically travels to the destination covered and the types of individuals who chose particular destinations, helping the travel professional make the right recommendations for the customer. Sales strategies focus on extra services that yield extra income for almost all travel professionals. The reader will find case studies and hypothetical situations that help them apply their newly gained knowledge.
The New Business Road Test: What entrepreneurs and executives should do before writing a business plan (3rd Edition)
John MullinsStarting your own business is a daunting task. No matter how talented you are, no matter how much capital you have, no matter how good your business plan is, if you're pursuing a fundamentally flawed opportunity you're heading for failure. So before spending time and money on a new enterprise it's vital to know if your idea is actually going to work in practice. The New Business Road Test shows you how to avoid the obvious mistakes that everyone else makes. The new edition of this best-selling book features: * A new version of the 7 domains model. * Updated case studies that reflect the changes that have happened in the last four years. * Chapter 13 has been rewritten to make the Industry Analysis Checklist more understandable. * A new author run companion website for readers to access extra information.
Internet for the Retail Travel Industry
Ed MaurerFor students in travel management programs who need to acquire basic Internet skills and techniques for optimizing tools of the trade, this book is your source for first class travel training. Techniques on browsing and searching the Internet for travel information, e-mail marketing, web site planning administration, and time management to help build proficiencies needed for career success. Tips on integrating in-house client profiles to on-line travel information with search engines, mailing lists, and client databases are presented, along with coverage of Computer Reservation Systems and Global Distribution Systems. An overview of on-line technology in retail travel enlightens students to current trends and influences in the industry and how to meet challenges. Get on board with Internet for the Retail Travel Industry!