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  • So you’re Booking your 1st Cruise

    Cruises are the most popular vacation method for travelers. Whether you’re traveling alone, with a group of friends or family, it’s a great opportunity to visit multiple locations with virtually no hassle. But how do you choose the cruise that is right for you if you’ve never taken one?

    If you’re anxious about being on a boat for extended periods of time, the first thing you should know is that cruise ships don’t feel like boating around the harbor. Since the boats are so much larger to accommodate a greater number of travelers, it doesn’t sway the same as a harbor cruise. We recommend Dramamine, Bonine or Benadryl if you’re nervous about seasickness. (For all you natural remedy types, ginger helps prevent and soothe seasickness.)

    Carnival Cruise is the best for the party crowd. There are awesome night clubs,

    Aug 01, 2017
  • 6 Reasons Cruises Are the Best Vacation

    Stress-free traveling is just one reason why cruises are the best type of vacation. Passengers can enjoy the sights, sounds, and offerings of different faraway places while leaving the travel logistics to the ship captain.

    There are plenty of activities onboard as well as the adventures that await when the ship reaches port. On top of that, there’s usually not just one port but several destinations to visit. It’s as if cruise passengers get several vacations in one.

    Here are six reasons why cruises are the best type of vacation:

    1. Relaxation - Prior to getting on the ship, you’ve already selected your trip itinerary! Stepping on the ship means everything is set and all you have to do is show up for different activities.

    2. Unpack your bags one time - While traditional land vacations involve constant unpacking and packing to get to


    Jun 24, 2017
  • Leveraging Holidays in your Sales & Marketing

    Holiday's might be more important than you think. Simply put, we hold onto holiday traditions because they add meaning to our celebrations, and help bond us to those we love.

    In sales & marketing, leveraging holidays is a great way to help build value and create urgency. Mother's Day is this weekend and what better way to celebrate Mother's Day than to offer a special incentive to give back to your customers and help motivate consumers to purchase.

    According to Eric Sampson of Entrepreneur Magazine, during the holidays, companies have a chance to capture loads of new customers. Ad impressions get a 50 percent boost, CTRs skyrocket 100 percent, direct traffic grows 150 percent, average order values rise 30 percent and conversion rates increase 60 percent. 

    Many companies forget to incorporate holidays into their sales & marketing

    May 10, 2017
  • Top 3 Ways to Increase Your Sales on the Cheap
    Increasing sales is a challenge that every company faces. The obvious solution is to increase marketing efforts and generate more leads. Then, hire more sales people and close more sales. The problem is, not every company can afford that luxury without proper funding. Here are three solutions for those who are looking to instantly increase sales without having to spend a ton of money. 

    Ask your customer for referrals! You'd be surprised how many companies never ask for referrals. You've heard the expression "it doesn't hurt to ask" or "ask and you shall receive". Both statements are relative when it comes to referrals. You will not believe the positive feedback you'll get once you ask your customers for referrals. You can even reward them monetarily, or do as our clients do, reward them with our cruise vacation voucher for
    Apr 24, 2017
  • Boss Offers Free Caribbean Cruise to 800 Workers

    The co-owner of an Iowa cabinet manufacturing company offered all 800 employees a free weeklong cruise in the Caribbean.

    According to a Huffington Post article; workers at Bertch Cabinets in Waterloo found out in mid-December 2016 that they had met the company’s quality and profit goals. About 600 are joining boss Gary Bertch on the cruise along with his wife, Becky, who founded the company with her husband in 1977. They’ll head down to Miami on chartered flights, spend a night in a five-star hotel, then hit the ocean. Spouses can also come free.

    The rest of the workers, approximately 25%, opted to take the week off and collect a $900 bonus. That’s means 75% of the people offered the cruise chose the vacation over the bonus. This tells us what we already know: cruise vacations command a very high perceived value, even higher than

    Jan 19, 2017
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