So, we're day 77 of being part of the G family ... what's changed for us so far? Well, it's still very early days. As most of you will have read our CEO Ian Smith is moving on and assuming responsibilities for Travelsphere and Just You will be Alastair Campbell, Managing Director. Alastair has spent most of his career in the escorted touring sector of the travel industry and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
You can meet Alastair on this video produced by G Adventures.
In January, Bruce Poon Tip, Founder and Captain of G Adventures, came to Market Harborough with some members of his senior leadership team and presented to all staff. He spoke about the history of G Adventures, how he started it and how he sees travel as the greatest form of wealth distribution in the world. We were shown many videos which highlight the great and inspiring work that G Adventures do in destination countries to help create jobs and improve the lives of locals, by using tourism as a force for good.
"Hi All, Myself and the rest of the Digital Marketing team in Market Harborough are looking for a good photo for one of our web pages on the website. We're currently in the process of creating a web page which will be a reassurance piece for customers (especially first time customers) which will have info on what the company does and what's included in the cost of the holiday, including being greeted at the airport by a Just You Tour Manager. We would really like a nice picture of one of our Tour Managers who will have a Just You sign/badge waiting to greet customers at the airport. This doesn't necessarily have to be at the airport, it could be in resort too. We're just looking for a nice friendly picture that demonstrates the above. Would anyone be able to get a picture like this for us? Thanks so much for your help in advance. If you need any more info on what we need please let me know. - Amanda."
Please help Amanda and the web team.
Caroline G recently highlighted to us that she was being asked by several people in the hotels about Trav and Just You, she had the idea of a Names capture form so we could send these potential customers brochures. We think this is a great idea and will work on a suitable form. By far the quickest and easiest way to get potential customers on the mailing list would be to complete the online Brochure request forms there and then. Below are the links, all you need to do is save these to your phone/tablet's homepage and then when members of the public talk to you about the company you can open this link (you'll need internet connection) and request a brochure for them. You'll need to make sure you ask them the opt in / opt out marketing questions. There is a real benefit to customers of being on our mailing or email list, it’s often the only way they'll get to hear about discounts and offers, so its well worth encouraging them to sign up – they can easily opt-out later.
- Travelsphere - https://www.travelsphere.co.uk/en-gb/brochure-request-by-post/
- Just You - https://www.justyou.co.uk/en-gb/brochure-request-by-post/
If you struggle with adding links to the home pages of your phone or tablet, try this handy guide - https://www.howtogeek.com/196087/how-to-add-websites-to-the-home-screen-on-any-smartphone-or-tablet/
Sadly, we have recently said goodbye to two stalwarts of the overseas operations team - Zoe Bevins and Roxane Wiley. Zoe worked here for 30 years and Roxane 10 years. We thank them for all their superb work over the years and wish them both a very happy and fulfilling life in whatever they choose to do.