"PEOPLE ARE TALKING" is not just a cute
catch-phrase. It is simply based on the well known and
proven belief that the best form of advertising and/or
promotion is word-of-mouth.
A MESSAGE TO THE TOURISM AND TRAVEL
INDUSTRY: IT'S 2014. IT'S TIME TO RETHINK HOW YOU
"WE HATE YOUR DESTINATION. WE RECOMMEND STAYING AWAY.
..BAD SERVICE, BAD FOOD, ETC ETC
you feel if we said that about your destination on the air to hundreds of thousands
of listeners, maybe to millions, and then placed those same
comments on our
web site to back it up? If you are the target and you
are a tourism rep or a hotel manager you likely would not be
pleased. You might want to call us and set us straight.
But wait...why would you care? Didn't you say that radio doesn't work for travel and tourism?
People need to see. They need pictures and movies.
Right? Think about it. Our motto "people are talking"
COMING THIS FALL:
The "Traveling Fools" on radio. It's a unique
one-hour weekly syndicated travel show in which the hosts
are not the focus and don't try to impress you with their
world travels. It's about YOU the travel consumer. It's entertaining and
informative and is based on Travel Radio Network's exclusive
"Junior Travel Reporter" model originally developed
*78% of consumers trust peer recommendations.
(that is what we are about)
"Socialnomics: How social media transforms
the way we live and do business".
WE HAVE SEEN SOME REALLY BAD (but pretty) TV
SPOTS FOR TOURISM. IS YOUR AD AGENCY TRYING TO WIN AWARDS OR
GROW YOUR BUSINESS?
(Check in before 6 PM?...No!)
when you book hotels with well known online portals
. If you have
to cancel your hotel due to an emergency, you
may end up paying the full price anyway. DO Read
the fine print and ask questions. Even canceling three days in advance
may not save you from losing all of your money.
I lost mine.
FIND AIRPORT PARKING
More than a fourth
of retirees make $50,000+
A recent report from The Media Audit
shows the number of retirees in the 87 metro markets
surveyed regularly, with household incomes of $50,000 or
more. It appears that ad
agencies have not discovered this yet, as they focus almost
solely on 18-34 year-old demographics.
TRAVEL TO COLOMBIA - THE RISKS
have undoubtedly heard and seen the stories of poverty, drug lords,
guerillas and kidnappings and general violence in movies and in the
media. Yes, there is a risk in traveling to Colombia, SA...you
risk falling in love and not wanting to come home.
WHAT'S UP DOWN SOUTH?
EXCUSE ME...THAT'S MY SEAT!
When you fly are you concerned about
where you might be seated? Do you want to avoid sitting over
the wing? Hate to sit in the rear of the plane. Want to sit
sit at or near an emergency exit. no matter which aircraft
find the perfect seat for you at at
TORONTO'S PEARSON AIRPORT
Back awhile ago,
upon complaining about lack of sensible signage, an airport employee actually said
"we have too
many signs". There are only two Terminals.
Terminal 1 and 3. There is no
Terminal 2. Signs only indicate Terminal but don't
indicate which one! Unless you live or work at the
airport, how could you know?
The parking space
numbers are the same on each level. You better remember your
level or you will be searching for your car for a long long
time. No live collection agents at the parking lot exits. If you don't
notice that you have to pay in the airport, you
could have an ugly situation outside with unfriendly
people. Pearson Airport seems designed for the convenience of the
people who work there, not the traveling public..
Take it from
someone who lived in Tennessee. The Grand Ole Opry and
Graceland are a must-see but there's more to see in Tennessee than
country music and Elvis.(ok the stuff Elvis left behind)
From the Smokey Mountains to the rich history of Middle
Tennessee to the historic Peabody, this is the mid-south's
most diverse state.
For history buffs, there is enough Civil War history in this
state alone to make several epic movies. Nashville is more than just Music City USA and there's more
in Chattanooga than the Choo-Choo. In Memphis, you have to
check out Beale Street and the dry ribs. Don't forget Famous