We are a full-service, independent travel agency, with more than 25 years' experience in bringing the world within your reach. We also own BarbadosDayPass.com and CaribbeanDayPass.com, programmes that allow travellers on-island for a day, such as a cruise passenger, to enjoy a day at a resort, rather than the usual shore excursion.
I just returned from my home, the beautiful, sunny island of Barbados on a travel agency country visit. I was so privileged to be invited by Barbados Tourism Authority with other travel agents interested in seeing what Barbados has to offer as well as getting the chance to visit hotel properties. The purpose of these trips is to become familiarized with the destination, cruise ship, hotel, etc., so that we as travel agents become more knowledgeable when selling the destination. And, of course, the main goal is to sell the destination. It's easier to sell it once you know it and have seen it.
Barbados is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Yes, of course I'm a little biased, but there is no feeling like stepping out of the airplane onto the tarmac, feeling the hot sun kiss your face, and smelling that fresh Bajan air. I was so excited to be there as I hadn't been back for a visit in two years. A lot has changed.
I was so excited for the other travel agents to see Barbados. A lot of them did not know that I was from there as I did not broadcast it. They found out during the days and some others spread the news. It was fantastic to see the oohs and aahs as they visited the properties. I was intrigued myself, as I had not previously seen some of the properties we visited.
Hurricane season is upon us, and most people are afraid to travel during this time. What you may not realize is that hurricane season lasts from June to November. But if no one travelled during those times, we'd only have six month's worth of travel time in which to choose from during the year. That's no fun!
Good news is: there is no need to stay home! Several Caribbean islands lie outside the hurricane belt and are a lower risk for extreme weather conditions. Barbados (our feature destination), Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and Tobago, just to name a few, are the most southerly of the Caribbean islands and rarely experience hurricanes, so are less likely to be impacted. If you do travel to an island not on our virtually-hurricane-free list, remember that resorts such as Superclubs properties offer a hurricane guarantee. So you see...there's no need to be homebound during hurricane season.
Barbados is our feature destination for July. With sweet tropical air and a British flair, Barbados entices with spectacular pink-white sand beaches and crystal azure seas. You'll love this enchanting island's rich culture, friendly people, great accommodations, and variety of cuisine. In fact, Barbados has the distinction of being the only Caribbean island with it's own Zagat-rated guide. This small island was also a stop for the Concorde, the supersonic plane which regularly flew the London-Barbados route since 1966. Barbados is where Tiger Woods tied the knot at the fabulous Sandy Lane, and is home to Grammy-winner Rihanna. There is definitely more to Barbados than beach and sand.
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I am so psyched to be sitting right here in the mist of the Small Business Bootcamp - right in the middle of all the excitement. You can feel it in the air; everyone is pumped up, excited, and motivated about making strides in their business. For those of you that missed this, you should've been here. It is so important to learn techniques to carry with you througout your business life.
One of the things we learned this weekend: delegate! I have a knack for jumping in and handling it all, and people know that I'm the one to come to for research, answers to remote questions, etc., and it's my nature to quickly either do the task or come back with a quick answer. I need to learn to delegate to take some of the pressure off myself, so I can concentrate on the bigger issues and bigger projects. If you keep doing the small things, you're never going to get to the big things, and the big things are what's going to bring in the big dough. Sound advice...lesson learned!
And Andrew is not dropping us like hot potatoes. We have formed what he calls a Mastermind Group. We have a group leader and we will schedule calls with our group so we stay in touch, keep informed, and help each other through this crazy entrepreneurial life we lead. We will also have conference calls with Andrew and all the Small Business Camp Network (graduates of the course). This is an awesome journey.
In lieu of this evening's radio show, I am attending the Small Business Camp as we speak. This is an awesome experience that I've been wanting to do for quite some time. I finally got the opportunity to attend Andrew Morrison's Small Business Camp.
The event was to be held from last night, Friday, February, 22nd until Sunday, February, 24th, but due to the one of the worst blizzards of the season, last night's reception was cancelled and we met an hour late this morning at 10:00 a.m.
This is truly an honor. I have been listening to Andrew Morrison on NY radio every Monday as I was on my way to "the day job". It was the highlight of my Mondays and I was really disheartened when he was no longer on the air. So I sought him out by signing up to his Web site.
We are already learning so much. Andrew is teaching us to create a niche and make more money in the next 90 days, writing a blog, which I already have, financing your dreams, and how to maximize the profitability of your product. He has us all fired up with the 90-day marketing plan to jump start our business in order to make that $100,000 in no time.
We are definitely on our way with the tools he's given us today. We've learned how to acquire more customers, marketing skills and techniques, how to write sales letters and proposals to attract an important joint-venture partner, time management strategies to focus our time, how to delegate duties that will free us up from doing the smaller things so we can focus on the bigger projects that will bring in the big money, and techniques to expand and motivate a team.
I cannot wait for the rest of the lesson tomorrow. You all should aspire to grow your business and come out to learn some new tools to make more money. Dream big and execute!Visit Andrew Morrison's Small Business Camp: http://www.smallbusinesscamp.com.