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Month: January 2013

Who Is This Blog For?

Who Is This Blog For?

If you own a business and want to grow it, or if you just love to travel then this Blog is for you. It’s for small business owners to promote their businesses, travelers to tell us about their journeys, their favourite places and their stories, and for everyone to find the best value adventure travel and accommodation worldwide. But it’s not just for businesses in the travel, tourism and activities sectors. The Business and Marketing Categories on the right are…

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Things You Must Never Do …

Things You Must Never Do …

From Derek Halpern of Social Triggers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgaHq0VELQk&feature=youtu.be Please share with your friends and colleagues ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cliff Chapman www.traveljunkies.com Get a free listing in traveljunkies for your travel or activities business!

Is Social Media Right For Your Business?

Is Social Media Right For Your Business?

As Jim Rohn would say – “Of Course” Please share with your friends and colleagues Many business owners, especially those who have had their  business for some time and are used to working in established and traditional ways, are asking the question … “ Is Social Media Right For My Business?” Without a doubt, the answer is “Yes!” And the reason is, that’s where your customers are heading, now and in the future. Forget what you’re used to doing, what…

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Quick Tip For Bloggers

Quick Tip For Bloggers

Use Ping-O-Matic to ping your blog posts out to search engines. It’s very simple and it’s free. http://www.pingomatic.com Please share with your friends and colleagues ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cliff Chapman www.traveljunkies.com Get a free listing in traveljunkies for your travel or activities business!

Great Little Book On Getting Social Media To Work For You

Great Little Book On Getting Social Media To Work For You

  We all know that Social Media is now the mainstream channel for promoting your business and driving traffic to your website. There are thousands of books, blogs, courses, videos and various other publications designed to help us make Social Media work for us whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more. But what does it all mean?   Few of us have the time, the knowledge or the inclination to become Social Media experts although we…

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What is Adventure Travel?

What is Adventure Travel?

This?           Or this?           Or both? Well for a start Adventure Travel is popular. According to Google around 165,000 people search for it every month. It’s not in the same league as Tours with 45 million searches per month but there’s enough interest in it to find out what it is. Like most things it means different things to different people so here at traveljunkies we split Adventure Travel into two…

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Guests Complaints

Guests Complaints

They walk among us and they vote!!! Be afraid! Be very afraid! Thomas Cook Holidays have received these genuine complaints from guests … 1.  “We had to queue outside with no air conditioning.” 2. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. 3. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.” 4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us…

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More People Are Killed By Falling Coconuts …

More People Are Killed By Falling Coconuts …

… than by germs from aircraft bathrooms. Lonely Planet’s article about the dirtiest things you touch when you travel will scare the pants off you if you worry about it … (Please share with your friends and colleagues) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cliff Chapman www.traveljunkies.com New places to go, good value accommodation, great activities and exciting things to do. Get a free listing in traveljunkies for your travel or activities business!

Facebook Graph – Why It’s Important For You

Facebook Graph – Why It’s Important For You

You may have heard of the new Facebook Graph but what is it, what does it do and why is it important for you in your business?. In simple terms it will allow you to do the kind of searches you’re already familiar with using Google but you can do much more personalised searches for your friends, other businesses and most importantly, your customers and prospects. Even more ways to use your lists. Facebook says that its new search bar…

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Best Carnivals in Brazil

Best Carnivals in Brazil

Sao Paulo carnival on Friday and Saturday 8 and 9 February and the  popular parade of competing samba schools in Rio de Janeiro On 10 and 11 February 2013. See hostelbookers blog for more details of carnivals and parades throughout Brasil. And don’t forget to share with your friends and colleagues http://blog.hostelbookers.com/destinations/south-america/best-carnivals-brazil/ .   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cliff Chapman www.traveljunkies.com New places to go, good value accommodation, great activities and exciting things to do. Get a free listing in traveljunkies here for your travel or activities business.