What Are The Most Responsive Travel Leads?
By: Don Drapers
What Kind Of Travel Leads Are There?
Exotic adventures like an African safari or an around-the-world cruise, business trips and emergency trips are just a few of the sales leads available within the travel industry. Travel leads cover any kind of trip a person needs to take. These can be sales leads from Internet companies needing to be handled quickly or mailing lists from other providers allowing a more controlled, educational attack. This wide and diverse industry covers different ways to travel, accommodations and entertainment. Specializing allows the agent to learn and provide valuable information and guidance to travelers in one area. No matter what the specialty is, travel leads offer an opportunity for instant income and long-term business development if handled properly.
Travel leads from Internet companies are classified as hot leads and require immediate action. People use the Internet for instant information and gratification. Many travelers work with the first person to contact them. Mailing lists are perfect for providing enticing pieces of information about exotic trips and fun weekend getaways in unusual places and can be given over a period of time. The travel agent will interview each one of these travel leads to determine how soon the event will happen. Some people will want to leave today, some in a couple of months and some next year when they have had the chance to save money. Handled correctly, these travel leads are all money in the bank, some now and some later.
Vacation travelers want to know why they should take that trip - what fun and exciting adventures await them at that destination? On the other hand, business travel is run on a tight time frame and as economically as possible. Hotel rooms booked near the meeting sites, rental cars picked up at the airport and the airline should have an on-time reputation. A family or business emergency requires the travel agent drop everything and make it happen. Travel lists come from all types of people needing all kinds of service.
By knowing the purpose of the trip, experienced travel agents can turn travel leads into travel arrangements. Specialized sales leads and mailing lists are a great way to build and expand this business.