Take a romantic cruise

I’m kind of torn between having a lot like to do, and feeling ready to start my weekend. I know I need to work on public relations, and am hoping to start that sometime next week.

Romance travel is an interesting niche industry to get into. Let’s look at that today. Specifically we are going to talk about cruises and the romance niche.

Do you know you can actually marry on a cruise ship? The captain of the ship will be the one who will actually officiate your marriage. The cruise ship can help you plan every detail of your most special day from the flowers to a reception. You might even be able to rent your wedding clothes from the ship. You can also do your wedding on the ship before the cruise actually departs, so your friends and family can attend your ceremony, but can choose whether to go on the actual cruise or not.

Or let’s say you’ve always dreamed of taking a cruise, or maybe your spouse has. You have your anniversary coming up and feel like the two of you could use a nice vacation for just the two of you. Now might be the perfect opportunity to take the cruise you’ve been dreaming of. You don’t even have to be gone that long, there are three and four day cruises that are available, perfect if you have children who need to be cared for and\or jobs that you can not leave. Cruise ships have ways to make sure your anniversary trip is special.

Have you been on a cruise for your anniversary?

Public relations #1

Today is Thursday, and I think I am going to do a little something different today and talk some about public relations. Yes, I am a travel agent, but I am also a business owner who really wants to do well in her. And in order to do that, I have to have clients. Getting clients is something I try to work at some each day. My host agency has a lot of resources I can use, which I haven’t explored yet, but I’m planning to get to that before much longer.

Public relations is basically letting people know about your business. It’s free advertising which I desperately want to figure out. I have written one press release and e-mailed it out to a lot of different newspapers. Sadly I’ve heard nothing back from any of them… Okay, one thing they are suggesting is to read the news, see the hot topics and try to write about those things. I am awful at reading news, but it sounds like I need to get better at that.

I am going to stop here for today. Thursday I have a meeting at night, so I try to hurry through everything I need to do. I will write more about this tomorrow.

Cruise Alaska

I have a confession to make, business just feels kind of slow. I have a few people who are wanting to book trips with me, but I’m waiting to hear back from each of them. So I’ve not been sure what to do with myself, I’m trying to figure out some new strategies to get the word out about my business. But in the meantime, I am going to do this.

I am trying to work on an Alaska cruise for someone, so let’s talk about that today. Alaska is one of the most popular places to take a cruises… First, let’s do some fun facts. Okay, did you know that Alaska is twice as Texas? Alaska’s coastline is as long as the lower 48, that seems a little hard to believe, but it is true. This state is home to nineteen of the twenty highest peaks in the United States. And more than half of Alaska’s population lives in Anchorage.

Okay, here are some reasons you should go to Alaska. First of all, this state has some awesome wildlife that you will want to see in person. You will also want to see the beautiful glaciers that they have up there. There is a lot of history in this state as well with the Gold Rush and everything. Alaska is also home to the Northern Lights.

But not only are you going to get to see all of these spectacular things, you are also going to get an amazing cruise as well. You will get some amazing food, spa treatments, great pools to relax by and there are always some good entertainment choices for your evening hours.

So do you want to cruise Alaska?

Our own backyard

I’ve heard that in the travel business, it helps if you have some kind of a niche, or a focus. I know I want to do family travel, but I’m also thinking about concentrating on the US. So today, let’s look at some destinations in the US.

Where would you like to go in the United States? Are you into learning more about native Americans? Then Arizona might be the place you want to take your vacation. Perhaps you just like the desert, Arizona has that too. This place also has some great golf. Another thing that might interest you is that Arizona has some great spas, so keep that in mind as well.

California is another destination this particular company has to offer. Maybe wine is one of your passions, and you want to explore the vineyards California has. There are some great vineyards right around the Los Angelos/Beverly hills area, so maybe you’d want to do a couple of days touring vineyards, and then a couple of days touring Hollywood.

You might be a big skier, and so maybe you would want to go to Colorado or Wyoming… Or maybe, like many people these days, you’re sick of anything to do with winter, and are dying to get into that sun. If that’s you, Florida may be your dream trip. You might want to take your family to Disney World. Or maybe life has just gotten way too busy for you, and relaxing on the beach sounds like the best vacation you can imagine.

Or maybe you’re looking for something different, something with a lot of fine dining and good entertainment. If that sounds like you, you might want to try New Orleans on your next vacation spot.

So what are you looking for in a trip? Will you write and tell me about it?

Jamaica

It is Friday, and I’m still not feeling great. The temptation to just read a good book is great, but I am going to do this first.

I think we are going to do Jamaica today just because that’s what looks interesting to me today. Jamaica is a small island, but has a lot to offer, whatever interests you may have. It has high class hotels as well as more moderate accommodations. Tourism is this island’s largest industry, so these people try to treat you with exceptional service. Jamaica is truly a melting pot of cultures and religions. And yes, you can go to a resort and just enjoy that kind of thing, but the true beauty of the place is in its culture.

This is a Caribbean island, and the United States does want you to have your passport when you go there. They have updated the airport within the last five years, so even that is really nice. There is something for everyone to enjoy on this island. There is shopping, golf, nice resorts and restaurants.

Ochos Rios is the second largest resort in Jamaica, and again it has a little something for everyone. They even have bobsledding in honor of their Olympic team.

I think I am going to stop. Please let me know if you have any questions about this beautiful place.

Hawaii

My sister and nephew went back home last night. I had a blast with them and going around to my different siblings. But now I’m not feeling so well. I’m trying to get what I can done, feeling like I need to get back to work. I have several trips that I need to work on which is fun.

My sister hopes to take a trip sometime this summer, and she hasn’t decided where she wants to go. But Hawaii is one of the places she is considering. So let’s take a look at that today. Specifically we’re going to be talking about Los Cabos. One of the things this place does have is plenty of night life. But there are a lot of other things you can do as well. You can go off the beaten path and explore on your own. You can snorkel or take kayaks out. Or maybe you’re more into exploring was ATV’s. You’re more than welcome to do that as well.

Another thing that is available in Hawaii is swimming with dolphins which sounds really cool. This is especially neat for families to do together. Say you’re more into fishing? They have that too. But a word of caution on swimming in the ocean. The ocean has really strong undercurrents there, so wading up to your knees would be fine. For more serious swimming, you will want to find a hotel with a great pool.

I think I am going to have to go. I’m not feeling well all.