Maximizing a website launch for home-based agents is critical for increasing their visibility and attracting prospects, Richard D'Ambrosio writes. Developing a well-defined brand, noting what makes the business unique and seeking advice from marketing professionals are key when starting a website, according to industry experts.
When you do something that prevents clients and prospects from heeding your advice, that sends up a red flag, Mike Marchev writes. Following up, staying knowledgeable about the industry and recognizing what you don't know are ways to avoid this.
The acquisition of WoodSpring Suites two months ago brings Choice Hotels' extended-stay portfolio to 350. With its 240 hotels, WoodSpring was especially attractive for its loyalty program and business-traveler focus, Choice CEO Pat Pacious said.
With an expansion that's nearly quadrupled from its original 12 rooms, the Tavern Hotel in Cottonwood, Ariz., has added packages with local businesses to its own amenities. Owners Eric and Michelle Jurisin also own several other businesses in the Verde Valley tourist spot.
Mark Dunkerley, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines for the last 15 years, officially steps down at the end of this month. In this interview, he talks about the transformation of the airline, his love of flying and Hawaiian's future. "I love this place. I'm a huge fan of everything about our community and I'm an optimist about its future. I want to have a front row seat to see how our community develops in the years to come," Dunkerley says.
Airlines for America reports that nearly one of every two Americans flew at least once in 2017, up from only 25% in 1977. Most were satisfied with their air travel experience, with 37% of surveyed travelers reporting they were "very satisfied" with their air travel experience.
Passengers will have another option between Tennessee's Nashville International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, after Southwest announced its third-quarter schedule which included a new nonstop option between the two destinations. "This new route brings competition to that market and provides additional options for our passengers," said Doug Kreulen, CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.
The 2018 Epicenter Logistics Accelerator, sponsored by FedEx, is taking applications. The program provides funding, programming and networking opportunities for startups looking to commercialize technologies in supply chain and logistics.
On March 16, United Airlines flight attendants will start using new designer luggage by Tumi. The bags are part of a uniform refresh that includes new apparel designed by Brooks Brothers.