We were delighted to learn how travel agents plan to boost their business in 2014, and look forward to providing agents with helpful tips to earn more income, use social media effectively and consider new travel destinations in the New Year.
Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2014
CCRA Travel Solutions is pleased to announce the results of its December travel agent blog survey, identifying the top three business New Year’s Resolutions reported by travel agents for 2014. Travel agents who participated in CCRA’s December “Wednesday Rewards” Contest were asked to submit their responses to the following survey question, “What’s your New Year’s Resolution for making your travel business more successful in 2014?” Based on the agent submissions, CCRA shares the top three New Year’s Resolutions that travel pro’s conveyed for 2014:
1. Hiring Additional Staff
2. Using Social Media
These top ranked New Year’s Resolutions suggest that in 2014 travel professionals are planning to grow their businesses by hiring new staff and employees, to use social media more to build their brand and increase their online presence, and to enhance their travel planning and destination expertise by taking more personal or agent familiarization trips. Other travel agent contest submissions described plans to build more relationships with local businesses through community networking, enhance agency websites, use client testimonials in marketing efforts, and set aside more time to call previous clients.
Commenting on the blog survey results, Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA said, “We were delighted to learn how travel agents plan to boost their business in 2014, and look forward to providing agents with helpful tips to earn more income, use social media effectively and consider new travel destinations in the New Year through our upcoming blog posts. Our CCRA Travel Agent blog remains an integral part of our enhanced agency engagement efforts, which also include our CCRA Power Solutions travel events taking place in cities across the country in 2014. The invaluable information we receive from travel agents through our blog surveys as well as through face-to-face interactions during our 2014 regional travel event series will allow CCRA and our suppliers to provide the resources, tools and offerings that travel professionals need to increase sales and enhance their overall success.”
Mary Wiley, CCRA’s Vice President of Marketing added, “We are thrilled with the increasing number of responses to the survey questions within our Wednesday Rewards contests as well as the personal stories and helpful feedback that we have received from the travel agent community since we first introduced our CCRA travel agent blog over a year ago. Our blog has not only become a “go to” place for many travel agents to share their wisdom and learn new tips and tricks to become more successful, but it has also opened a mutually beneficial dialogue between agents and CCRA suppliers.”
Travel agents are encouraged to regularly visit the CCRA Travel Agent Blog ccratravelagentblog.com to share their personal success stories, participate in the Wednesday Rewards contests, and read helpful tips and strategies from fellow agents and travel industry professionals for becoming more successful. All travel agents may participate in CCRA’s monthly “Wednesday Rewards” travel agent blog contest, that typically consists of a brief survey for a chance to win various prizes that may include gift certificates & gift cards, credit card rewards, significant keepsake amenities, program points and more. The contests are free, easy to enter, and are based on participation (not bookings).
CCRA will be hosting the following four regional travel events in 2014, in cities across the nation: March 12th - San Francisco, CA; May 14th – Atlanta, GA; September 10th – Denver, CO; November 12th – Raleigh, NC. The purpose of these events is to bring together professional travel agents, travel suppliers, and representatives from each of CCRA’s four business units in a social environment to share knowledge, build relationships, and learn new ways to become more profitable and successful by working together. Travel agencies, independent agents, and suppliers interested in learning more about the 2014 CCRA Power Solution Shows, may visit the following the CCRA Regional Travel Event website: ccra.com/agents/supplier.php.
Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Solutions is a global solutions provider in the Travel Industry bringing together professional travel agencies and suppliers around the world via marketing and technology. The company is comprised of the CCRA Call Center Solutions, CCRA Global Business Development, CCRA Hotel Partner Solutions, and CCRA Air Partner Solutions. CCRAtravel.com is CCRA’s proprietary hotel reservation booking engine that provides real-time rates and availability at over 180,000 hotels worldwide and allows travel agents to choose from up to five rate categories on a single search including: GDS rates, CCRA Preferred rates, Internet rates, Net rates and the 15% Enhanced Commission rate categories. Additionally, CCRA offers a variety of marketing opportunities to suppliers interested in reaching over 30,000 professional travel planners. For more information, please visit ccra.com or contact Mary Wiley at mary.wiley (at) ccra (dot) com.
Email: cdittrich (at) njccorp (dot) com