Bright spots in down markets: Top 10 domestic and international travel destinations in February


Following the usual post-holiday travel surge, February saw Americans decrease domestic and international flight purchases by double-digits. Read on for our full online travel findings.

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How the Travel Industry Approaches Email Marketing (And What We Can Learn)


Is there any consumer-facing industry that’s been more disrupted by the internet than travel? Even older grandparents these days check portals like Expedia and Kayak rather than phoning a trusty travel agent. Perspective Email marketing travel email marketing travel newsletters

Nomad Gear: 10 Minimalist Travel Essentials for Digital Nomads

A Better Lemonade Stand

At the top of the list for most people is the ability to travel the world while working from your laptop. The post Nomad Gear: 10 Minimalist Travel Essentials for Digital Nomads appeared first on A Better Lemonade Stand. Building online businesses and becoming a location independent entrepreneur has its perks. We recently wrote about the top 10 co-living & co-working communities around the world, and since we here at A Better Lemonade […].

Podcast 35: Top Nerd Travel Tools

Nerd Marketing

Highlights 19 Online tools that made it possible to work and travel for […]. The post Podcast 35: Top Nerd Travel Tools appeared first on Nerd Marketing. In this episode, Drew talks in-depth about the tools that made productive work possible during a 7-month long trip across the globe with his family. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE: Prefer to read rather than listen? the text transcribe from this episode.

Cybersecurity And Professional Sports: Securing The Internet Of Sports

Forrester eCommerce

age of the customer risk management security & risk travel & leisure two-factor authentication (2FA) wearables zero trust

Real-Time Customer Experience

Forrester eCommerce

When I first saw buttons at Heathrow that let travelers give instant feedback on how they were feeling, I laughed. Measuring and refining customer experience is about long-term strategy, not raw takes on what’s happening now. I was wrong.

How Can CX Tools Elevate Your Brand? Find Out At Forrester’s Consumer Marking Forum

Forrester eCommerce

If your ad campaigns promises care-free travel, but the customer’s [… Marketers work hard to define their brand promise and build their customer engagement strategy to showcase it. But we know that, in the end, all the hard work only pays off if the customer receives, and remembers, the brand as intended across all touch points.

Why Personalization is The Key to Capitalizing on What Won’t Change

Dynamic Yield

eCommerce Publishers Web Personalization eCommerce Personalization Personalization Trends Publisher Optimization Travel PersonalizationFor marketers, planting stakes to the known tedium has long been a winning strategy. Here's how personalization helps you capitalize on what won't change.

How Lonely Planet Combines Content and Commerce on Workarea to Drive Growth!

Demac Media

Founded in 1973, Lonely Planet is the world’s largest travel media company. In his role, Mike Nelson deals with everything transactional at Lonely Planet from digital downloads to physical guidebooks, even travel insurance and hotel reservations. We’ve always had an early online presence, and it made sense to provide a direct consumer opportunity when we were already creating a direct dialogue with the travel community.

Dave Munson from Saddleback Leather


He shares what makes a good promo video, how he balances travel, work, and family, and overcoming tough times in business. We talk about video, we talk about traveling, talk about a lot of different things. Are you able to still get on the road and travel like you used to?

Maplin selects Kirona’s online booking and mobile services software for streamlined processing

Retail Technology Review

Maplin, the UK's specialist technology retailer, is partnering with Kirona to help customers and staff book services through an online solution, helping to minimise wasted time for travelling home service providers

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191: How Our Ecommerce Store Performed In 2017 With Steve Chou

My Wife Quit Her Job

It’s been quite a tumultuous year with all the traveling, the injuries and our kids activities but we still made it out with another double digit growth year.

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188: How To Run A 7 Figure Ecommerce Business As A Digital Nomad With Greg Mercer

My Wife Quit Her Job

Meanwhile while he’s traveling, he’s running multiple 7 or 8 figure businesses. Meanwhile, while he's traveling, he's running multiple 7 or 8 figure businesses. Today I’m happy to have Greg Mercer back on the show for the second time.

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Want a free book that will make you laugh?

Bryan Eisenberg

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft. My friend Geraldine DeRuiter ( @everywhereist ) is about to release her first book. The book will be released May 2nd. The reviews have been amazing so far. I am sure you will love her writing like I do.

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2017 Mid Year Income Report: How Our Online Store Performed In The First Half Of The Year

My Wife Quit Her Job

My wife actually closed the half year books on Bumblebee Linens weeks ago but I couldn’t find the time to write this up because we’ve been traveling so much. But traveling more doesn’t mean that our store has been stagnant.

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92 Small Business Tax Deductions to Use Now (+11 You Should Never Try)


Business travel (here’s what you need to know!). Charity or traveling to perform charitable services. Eating out while you’re traveling for business. So far in this Ecommerce Tax Handbook we’ve covered sales tax , Amazon FBA , and tax law deadlines.

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Rewards Case Study: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

travellers. companies considered “major carriers” , competition in the travel industry is fierce. When it comes to choosing the perfect airline, there’s no shortage of options for U.S. With 18 U.S As a result, customer retention is more critical to staying in the air than ever before. In an industry this competitive, how do airlines keep customers coming back, flight after flight? Program Case Studies

Is Foot Traffic Still Important to Omnichannel Retail?


Going on any sort of travel begins with identifying a destination and searching for the best route to get there. Or do you want a scenic route promising an enriching travel experience? The customer might even choose a more scenic route by travelling to the physical store.

170: How To Build A Highly Engaged Instagram Following With Sue B Zimmerman

My Wife Quit Her Job

She is known as the Instagram Expert and travels across the world sharing her Instagram expertise. She is known as the Instagram Expert and travels across the world sharing her Instagram expertise. Today I’m excited to have Sue B Zimmerman on the show. Now Sue and I met through a mutual friend and I actually recently watched her speak at Ryan Deiss’ Traffic and Conversion Summit.

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Instagram Made Me Buy It!


Because Instagram has such an intense focus on fashion, travel, and lifestyle, it’s a perfect fit for many ecommerce brands looking to reach new audiences and raise awareness of their innovative products. Instagram and shopping go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Dealing With FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) And How To Find Work Life Balance

My Wife Quit Her Job

Me: I feel like a slacker) Another friend is living it up by taking time off and travelling the world. (Me: I have a love hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, Facebook allows me to keep in touch with and keep track of what my friends are up to.

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2017 Income Report: How We Grew Our Online Store And Highlights For The Year

My Wife Quit Her Job

That being said, it’s also been a hectic year filled with lots of traveling, injuries and family activities. My wife just closed the books on 2017 and I’m happy to report that our online store had another record year.

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Rewards Case Study: World of Hyatt

As someone who loves travelling but doesn’t have the budget to match, I’m always looking for ways to save a bit of money when I’m abroad. With nearly 800 hotels in 54 countries , Hyatt has an impressive global reach that allows travellers like myself to be rewarded in whatever corner of the world they find themselves in. In my research I stumbled across the World of Hyatt rewards program, and was very intrigued by the idea of saving money just by staying at the Hyatt.

Why Digital-Native Brands Are Moving In-Store


The space also features workshops and events focusing on topics such as food, wellness, technology, art, music, entrepreneurship, and travel. Jen Rubio, Co-founder of Away, explains: “You walk in and you’re immediately surrounded by travel guides and books.

4 examples of better intent-based audience buying


Travel. Travel advertisers care about completed bookings on their own website, competing sites, and online travel agencies. Now, let’s say a travel company is looking to grow its loyal customer base.

4 Secrets To Boosting Retail Revenue By Catering To Foreign Tourists

Retail TouchPoints

As a result, most tourists spend serious time and money shopping when they travel here to the U.S. They Are Here For The Deals — So Push Them Hard Travelers to the U.S. By Amitaabh Malhotra, Omnyway Tourism is big business in the U.S. In 2016, 75.6

Where in the world is Steve?

Steve Dennis

I’ll be traveling quite a bit over the next few months attending major industry conferences and (often) delivering my latest keynote “A Really Bad Time To Be Boring: Reinventing Retail In The Age Of Amazon.”

Podcast 34: Productivity Insights After Six Months on the Road

Nerd Marketing

In this episode, Drew talks about the five different observations he had while working and growing his business during 7 months of travel with his family, and the people and tools that made it possible. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE: Prefer to read rather than listen? the text transcribe from this episode. Highlights Five different […]. The post Podcast 34: Productivity Insights After Six Months on the Road appeared first on Nerd Marketing.

How Brands Can Win This Back-To-School Season With The Mobile Dad

Retail TouchPoints

She most recently held a leadership role as Category Sales Director for Retail, QSR, and Travel at Oath. It’s August and prime back-to-school shopping season.

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7 Tactical Ways Every Business Can Use Local Marketing to Sell More


But targeting an entire page to residents of King of Prussia wouldn’t make sense as people from all over the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware region travel out there to shop. Location-based marketing is part of our daily lives as consumers.

How Businesses Can Prepare For The Evolving Commerce Landscape

Retail TouchPoints

Because you’re traveling to NYC in a couple days and you don’t want to pay for express shipping, you select the checkout option that lets you buy online and pick up in-store at the location near your hotel in NYC.

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How ‘Going Live’ Helps Your Brand Connect With Your Customers

Retail TouchPoints

In addition, Kueber remains involved as the founder or Sirocco Media, which operates media platforms that support user generated content in Travel ( , ), Sports ( ) and other verticals. .

150 Years of the Best Holiday Campaigns


Give a Garmin Hits on Travel, Humor and Holiday Stress. Did Coca-Cola create the modern day Santa Claus? Is Mr. Potato Head responsible for reshaping holiday TV advertising? How did a single advertising campaign raise over $40 million to fund children’s vaccines?

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The Other AI: How Aesthetic Intelligence Can Transform Your Brand


That really started 20 years earlier with Craigslist, but Craigslist’s problem was that it was a fairly low-cost option and not one that people would choose for a rich experience when they were traveling.

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Digitally Reinventing The Retail Store With Mobile

Retail TouchPoints

Take, for example, product promoters who travel across retail sites performing in-store promotions. By Rodney Bryant, ?Apple Apple + IBM Partner ship The recent bankruptcies and shuttering of apparel brands such as The Limited, American Apparel and Aéropostale, combined with declining sales at some brick-and-mortar stores, point to the demise of the physical store.

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Reflecting on the Future of Digital after Dynamic Yield’s Personalization Pioneers Summit

Dynamic Yield

More than 200 pioneers traveled from across the country to attend the two-day affair. Here's what we learned about where personalization is going. The post Reflecting on the Future of Digital after Dynamic Yield’s Personalization Pioneers Summit appeared first on Dynamic Yield.

Don’t Exhaust Your Email List! Find New Channels Instead


I recently booked a hotel for a trip through a travel aggregation site. Instead of getting multiple emails a day, I personally would have preferred to receive a push notification from the travel site’s app if there was a sale I’m interested in. The shopping experience was easy, payment was painless, and they had a great loyalty scheme.

Voice Technology is Changing the Rules of Ecommerce and Customer Experience


The travel portal, Kayak also uses voice-enabled, natural language technology to help travelers pinpoint their next trip. By 2020, 30% of searches will be carried out without a keyboard or screen 1.

Will Mobile Printing Pay Off? Four Questions to Ask

Retail TouchPoints

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2017: A year in review (and a preview of 2018)

Ecommerce Platforms

months of 2017 traveling around the Southwest (we spent the time in Colorado and New Mexico). Our plan was to spend 6 months to a year traveling around the country but we both realized quickly that we need a ‘home base’ and weren’t cut out for living out of vacation rentals.

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