Monday, April 19, 2010

New Travel Marketing Opportunities for Travel Agents & Tour Operators Now Available

New Travel Marketing Opportunities for Travel Agents & Tour Operators Now Available

Travel Agents and Tour Operators Can Now Post Travel Deals for Free at Travel Planning/Travel Marketing Website Travelection. com

College Park, MD (PRWEB) January 3, 2011

Online travel marketing service Travelection. com recently added a new feature on its website where travel agents and tour operators can post the travel deals they have to offer. This new feature is free to use and can help to boost the travel marketing efforts of any travel professional who uses it.

"This is our way of helping out travel agents and tour operators that need more exposure but can't otherwise afford to extend their travel marketing efforts," said Kevin Thompson, CTO of Travelection. com. "There are many travel professionals out there that are looking to increase their business in 2011 but are not quite capable of competing with other companies that have more resources and deeper pockets."

Thompson explained that while the Internet does give travel agencies and tour operators access to open markets and possible travel leads, not all travel agencies and tour operators can go head-to-head with the competition or even know how to begin travel marketing. Travelection. com makes it easier and levels the playing field.

Through the new advertising feature, Top Deals, now available on Travelection. com, travel professionals can easily gain the exposure that they need without having to spend money for advertising space. All they have to do is to enter the details of their travel deal and submit it through a simple form onTravelection. com. The travel deal will be made visible to travelers through a variety of ways: via the travelection. com website, RSS feeds, Facebook (c), and Twitter (c).

This new advertising feature on Travelection. com will also connect travel professionals to the website's growing community of individuals who are interested in money-saving travel deals and looking for help in planning a trip.

"A typical member of Travelection. com who isn't a travel agent or tour operator is someone who is looking for a great vacation but doesn't want to spend hours searching the internet," said Thompson. "What travelers want is something as close to their dream vacation as possible without taking a lot of time to plan and without overstretching their budget."

Thompson adds that while many of the travelers who visit Travelection. com do have a solid notion of what they want their vacation to be like, there are also many who go to the website looking for ideas for their next trip. Both types of travelers, he said, are ideal travel leads that travel professionals should connect with to meet their travel marketing goals. Travelection. com's new Top Deals feature helps make that happen.

About Travelection. com
Travelection. com is a travel marketing and travel planning resource both for travelers and travel agents/tour operators. For more information, please visit our website for travel agents and tour operators at travelection. com/agents. html.

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South Beach Magazine Announces its "Fab-Five" List of Top Boutique Hotels in Miami Beach

South Beach Magazine Announces its "Fab-Five" List of Top Boutique Hotels in Miami Beach

South Beach Magazine has announced its annual "Fab-Five" list of Top Boutique Hotels in Miami Beach as rated by its readers and staff.

Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2005

South Beach Magazine has announced its annual "Fab-Five" list of Top Boutique Hotels in Miami Beach as rated by its readers and staff.

Each year the magazine combines feedback received from its readers with its own research to assemble a list of top boutique hotels the magazine feels will provide an outstanding vacation experience for Miami Beach visitors.

"Every year travelers ask us for recommendations on restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and spas in Miami Beach, but the one request we receive most often concerns hotels," said South Beach Magazine editor, Joseph Brown. "The proverbial 'room with a view' doesn't quite cut it for the Miami Beach crowd. They want hotels with access to premiere dining and especially a hot nightlife scene -- they want to experience the Miami Beach theyÂ’ve read about," said Brown.

In compiling their Fab-Five list, South Beach Magazine looks for hotels with a trend-setting interior design and furnishings, proximity to upscale shopping, nightlife, and dining, and of course, easy beach access.

Trends in Miami Beach change with every winter season making it difficult for visitors to follow to the scene. As a prime example the magazine cites the Abbey HotelÂ

"The Abbey up on 21st Street used to be at the far northern limit of South Beach action, but over the last two years the nightlife scene has expanded heavily into that area -- now known as the 'Cultural Arts District' -- and the Abbey finds itself right in the center of some of the hottest clubs in town such as Mynt, Rok Bar, SkyBar Miami Beach, and a new venue named Mokai which promises to be a South Beach trend-setter for the coming season," said Brown.

The magazine releases its list in late summer to allow travelers ample time to plan their visits. Unfortunately, people sometimes find that Miami Beach's prime hotels are sold-out during numerous events such as MTV's Video Music Awards, Winter Music Conference, White Party and others.

South Beach MagazineÂ’s complete list of top boutique hotels can be seen at www. southbeach-usa. com.

South Beach Magazine is an online publication which chronicles the Miami Beach scene with interviews, profiles and articles on trends in nightlife, hotels, dining, and shopping.

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