No one ever said I never learn my lessons. After last month’s successful but very long day in Burbank, I decided to fly in the previous night and wake up refreshed for my full day of meetings. Arriving into Bob Hope Burbank Airport, it was a longer walk to the rental car facility than it Read more about Burbank – Do-over![…]
With one day of meetings in Westlake Village, I figured that I could fly into Burbank, pop over for my meetings, and fly home that night. Well, on paper it looked pretty easy. . . My first flight departed Denver at 5:00a. This means a 3:15a wake up call. Because there are very limited nonstop Read more about Burbank – One Day[…]
(not actual size!) I just returned from a very quick trip to Las Vegas for a travel agent breakfast. It is often easy to forget just how large Las Vegas is, and the massive hotel and casino properties. The next hotel looks so close, but it is such a long walk between them. The sheer Read more about Las Vegas[…]
Another trip to Seattle, and another stack of credit card receipts from my favorite coffee houses. Seriously. The coffee really is that good. And also, my sales calls and appointments went great. Perhaps it was the constant rush of caffeine?
This week I was very fortunate to have meetings throughout Southern California. First stop was Westlake Village. After some great meetings there, we drove down to Los Angeles and the LAX area. With meetings in Orange, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, we were then off to San Diego. Four days, hundreds of miles driven, loads Read more about Driving though SoCal[…]
There is a very cool website called Flight Diary, which allows you to track all of your flights. In doing so, I notice that the one airport I visit most often, and by far, is LAX. Not only do I travel to Los Angeles for regular meetings, but LAX is also the gateway I use Read more about Los Angeles[…]
Its that time of year again – DEMA! And this year, it is in Las Vegas. DEMA is the world’s largest Scuba Dive Expo. This year, I will be exhibiting at DEMA on behalf of Paradise Taveuni. This is an enormous show, and it is always great fun to walk through the many aisles, looking Read more about DEMA 2016 – Las Vegas[…]
Sometimes, one day is enough. With only a few meetings in one day, it was a whirlwind. Early morning flight out of Denver, quick trip to get a rental car, a sales blitz of a few meetings, and back to LAX for my flight home that evening. This is the way to travel! With Read more about LA for the Day![…]
I have been known to enjoy a cup (or three) of really good coffee. Which makes my regular visits to Seattle so enjoyable. Plus, I have a chance to reconnect with some of my favorite travel industry colleagues. This remains a favorite place to visit, and not just for the jolt of caffeine!
This is my second visit to San Antonio, and both of my visits have been measured in hours, not days. I am really disappointed that I did not have an opportunity to stay longer. Having heard so many great things about this city, it really is on my wish list to actually spend some time Read more about San Antonio – for just a few hours[…]
I am in Las Vegas attending the Home-Based Travel Agent Show. This is a fantastic event, with a lot of information, tools, and assistance for home-based travel agents. It is wonderful to see such great outreach to the valuable home-based agents, and the reception so far has been very positive.
I just returned from a very quick trip to Albuquerque to meet with some great travel agents and a fantastic travel company. It was wonderful meeting everyone, and talking about the amazing South Pacific. On a side note, I want to say how incredibly impressed I am with New Mexico green chile – loved it!! Read more about Albuquerque NM[…]
A great big thank you to everyone who came out to the Travel & Adventure Show this past weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center. It was wonderful to see so many people interested in a dream holiday to the South Pacific. To all of our friends in San Jose – see you at this Read more about Thanks Los Angeles . . . and Hello San Jose![…]
Attention all of our friends in Southern California and the Bay Area: We will be exhibiting at the Travel & Adventure Shows in both Long Beach and the Bay Area. Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show: 27-28 February Long Beach Convention Center Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show – 5-6 March Santa Clara Convention Center Read more about Travel & Adventure Shows[…]
We will be attending the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show the weekend of 16-17 January 2016. The show takes place at the San Diego Convention Center. Creative Resort Marketing will be in the Cook Islands Tourism Booth #633. Come visit us, learn more about the Cook Islands, and check out some of our amazing Read more about See You in San Diego[…]
Just returned from a Travel Show in Scottsdale Arizona. I was very proud to be presenting the South Pacific and the Cook Islands to all of our new friends in Scottsdale. This is a great market, and visitors were very excited about travel to the beautiful South Pacific.
Starting in mid December, Air New Zealand will introduce nonstop service between Houston and Auckland. Tourism New Zealand is actively promoting the destination to wholesalers and travel agents throughout Texas, and I was very fortunate to join the Tourism New Zealand team in promoting this amazing destination. We participated in a TNZ Update in Los Read more about New Zealand Sales Mission – California & Texas[…]
I have just recently returned from the Home Based Travel Agents show in Las Vegas. The show was very well organized and very well run, and it allowed me the opportunity to meet with many home-based travel agents, as well as some great travel suppliers. Plus, it is always an added bonus when a show Read more about Las Vegas Agent Show[…]
I just finished up a fantastic two week Sales Mission, expertly organized by Tourism New Zealand’s amazing team, visiting cities across North America. A huge thank you goes out to the TNZ team, as well as all the great folks who traveled from New Zealand to join the sales mission. We met hundreds of great Read more about New Zealand Sales Mission – North America[…]
There are several great travel companies located in the Pacific Northwest, and I am very fortunate to be able to visit two of America’s great cities: Seattle and Portland. It most certainly doesn’t hurt that I was able to visit during hot, sunny days, where these two cities shined at their brightest. A great big Read more about Seattle & Portland – 2 Great and Diverse Cities[…]
Interesting article about how TripAdvisor is links reviews with the opportunity to book a stay using your mobile device. CLICK HERE to read.
Now this is a very creative marketing campaign. Oregon’s Own Seven Wonders
A rather damning review of the New York Times Travel Show – and travel shows in general. Have formal Travel Shows outlived their usefulness? SKIFT Review of NY Times Travel Show
We enjoyed a VERY successful series of events and meetings with some of our favorite travel wholesalers and travel agents in Southern California. It was fantastic meeting with old friends and new colleagues, and discussing the Cook Islands, Fiji and Samoa. The first day of the Long Beach Adventure Travel Show was also a great Read more about THANKS Southern California![…]
A great big THANK YOU to Roseann, Wendy and the team at Outdoor Travel Adventures for hosting a Cook Islands night at Old Venice Restaurant in San Diego last night. Attendance at the event was fantastic, and the venue was perfect – even in the rare rain! Interest in the Cook Islands was very strong, Read more about Cook Islands visits San Diego[…]
A great big congratulations goes out to John Petersen for his fantastic office-warming party. The new Cook Islands Tourism Office in North America is in Los Angeles, just off Century Blvd near LAX. JP brought in some local Cook Islanders to sing, drum, dance and perform at the opening of his new office. There was Read more about New Cook Islands Tourism Office – North America[…]
Are you ready and prepared to promote and sell your travel product through non-traditional means? Google . . . Facebook . . . Apple . . . could dramatically change the landscape of how travelers shop for, and purchase their travel. CLICK HERE to read more.
Sunset Resort – Rarotonga appoints Creative Resort Marketing as North American Representative Sunset Resort, one of Rarotonga’s leading resorts, has named Creative Resort Marketing as its North American Sales & Marketing Representative. Creative Resort Marketing will assist Sunset Resort with all marketing and sales activities throughout North America, as well as assist with internet-based marketing. Read more about Sunset Resort names Creative Resort Marketing North American Representative[…]
Join Outdoor Travel Adventures, Cook Islands Honeymoons & local Cook Islander Stephen Doherty at a Cook Islands Social! Paul Rec from Creative Resort Marketing will also be in attendance and will be discussing why the Cook Islands is one of his favorite places on earth! When: Thursday, February 6th from 5-7pm Where: Old Venice Restaurant at 2910 Cañon St, Read more about The Cook Islands Visits San Diego[…]
A very quick whirlwind trip to Los Angeles! I was able to visit with the new offices for Cook Islands Tourism in North America, as well as visit some of my favorite wholesalers and travel industry people. Thanks for the great hospitality – and I will be back in L.A. in two weeks. See you Read more about Los Angeles[…]
A great big thanks to the wonderful travel agents and wholesale reservation staff that I met during last week’s trip to Portland. It was wonderful to see you all. I always enjoy visiting Portland – it is one of the best and most unique cities in America. And, during my stay, I even had time Read more about Thanks Portland![…]
We are staying very busy at Creative Resort Marketing. Our travel plans for the next several weeks will bring us to: Portland – 16-18 January Los Angeles – 23-24 January Los Angeles/Long Beach/Orange County/San Diego – 5-8 February Long Beach Adventure Travel Show – 8 February New York – 26 February – 1 March New Read more about Where in the World is Creative Resort Marketing?[…]
Happiest of New Year Celebrations to all, and may 2014 surpass all of your dreams.
There is no more effective and inexpensive method to reach out to a broad audience than through a Webinar. Virtual meetings has been one the hottest trends for years. However, nothing beats true, face-to-face meetings. Check out this interesting article by CLICKING HERE.
Kia Orana to all my friends in Seattle and Portland, and Meitaki (Thank You) for attending the Cook Islands Night we hosted in your beautiful cities. It was great seeing you all and thanks for taking the time to visit with us. It’s always great talking about Royale Takitumu and Palm Grove. I was fortunate Read more about Seattle & Portland – Cook Islands Nights[…]
The Adventure Travel Show in Long Beach CA just wrapped up, and it was another very successful consumer travel show. This show is very well organized, and I was pleased to be a part of it. I spent my time with my friends in the Cook Islands booth, talking to interested travelers about a trip Read more about Adventure Travel Show – Long Beach CA[…]