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How to Boost Q4 Sales and Jumpstart 2018!

November may traditionally be a low booking period with the end of the year and the holidays only a few weeks away, but don’t just coast through the rest of 2017. Now is the time to take advantage of fourth quarter sales and start looking at booking 2018 vacations.
 
Simply implement these three ways to increase sales now to see how to boost bookings in November.
 
Hotel Deals Are Out There
Some hotels may have discounted rates available when you book in November that apply to the first half of 2018. Secure the special rates from tour operators and use them as incentives to get clients to start thinking about travel January through June. Now is the time to book an early winter trip or spring break.
 
You should also not automatically assume that all destinations and hotels have sold out or are at their top tier for December travel. Tour operators may in some cases have hotel rate discounts for last minute December travel, and you will look like a hero to clients when you show them that they can get away this holiday season.
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Gifts for 2018

Encourage clients to book now and have travel in 2018 as the perfect gift to give this holiday

season. Suggest clients even GO BIG with a 2018 multigenerational trip as the perfect one-stop-shopping present for everyone on their family list. Tour operators can help guide you through the process of coordinating all family members’ travel and the booking of multiple hotel rooms and activities and sightseeing tours to create a gift to remember!

 

Create Your Own Black Friday for Travel

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Once the turkey is finished, most shoppers head to the mall on Black Friday to find their ideal holiday gifts or wait for Cyber Monday for online deals. This year, tell clients to go Black Friday shopping for travel. Some tour operators may even throw in a little something for agents to use for their own holiday shopping. TravelBound is running a special promotion where agents earn added dollars through its Amazon Rewards Program. Visit www.booktravelbound.com to find out more on earning additonal revenue this holiday season.

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