Conference presentation: Making money from your content

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We were recently asked to speak at the Travel Bloggers Unite conference in Rotterdam. A gathering of around 200 travel bloggers, writers, publishers, and industry representatives.

Terry spoke about Self Publishing and The Traveller’s Handbooks series, while Sarah’s presentation, Is Content Really King? Making Cash From Your Content, focused on how people could turn their various skills to their advantage, be that through editorial work, writing a book, web design or copywriting, PR and marketing consultancy.

Sarah’s slides have been uploaded here for your info. If you like it, share it. If you have any questions – it’s one thing seeing the slides, but another hearing all the background info, contact her.

TBURTM Make Money From Your Content

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New series of travel books focus on how you experience the world

On October 8th, 2012, posted in: Press releases by

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PRESS RELEASE

Despite all the advances in technology, from tablets to smartphones and apps – it’s difficult to beat a good book. But, The Traveler’s Handbooks are no ordinary travel books.

While most publishers produce destination guides or offer up Bill Bryson-esque travel narratives, The Traveler’s Handbooks are a new breed of books focusing on travel styles – the various ways in which travelers choose to see the world.

The first five books in the series focus on a number of travel themes. They are, The Career Break Traveler’s Handbook, Jeff Jung; The Food Traveler’s Handbook, Jodi Ettenberg; The Luxury Traveler’s Handbook, Sarah & Terry Lee; The Solo Traveler’s Handbook, Janice Waugh and The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook, Shannon O’Donnell.

“The response to the series has been outstanding,” said Janice Waugh, of new independent publishing house, Full Flight Press. Janice, author of The Solo Traveler’s Handbook, and the inspiration behind the series added: “The Traveler’s Handbooks deliver reliable information on the various ways people are choosing to see and experience the world.”

Unlike traditional travel guidebooks that focus on destinations and logistics, the Traveler’s Handbooks appeal to the traveler looking to see the world in their own favored style.

The books offer practical tips and advice, and inspire through first-hand stories on how people like to see the world, acknowledging that today how and why you travel is as important as where you go.

The new series will be launched with an event in New York City at 7pm on October 10 at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, New York, New York 10012.

A second launch will take place in London on November 1 at 6pm at the Kensington Hotel, 109-113 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5LP.

The New York launch is being sponsored by G Adventures.

The Traveler’s Handbook series is available now in paperback ($16.99) and eBook ($9.99), through Amazon and iTunes. More titles will be added in 2013.

The Traveler’s Handbooks are a fresh look at how we travel today and how we will be traveling tomorrow.

For more information or interviews with the authors contact:

Janice Waugh, Full Flight Press

[email protected]

Or download The Traveler’s Handbooks media kit.

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Travel books series set to explore “how and why of travel”

On October 1st, 2012, posted in: General by

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A new series of travel books focused on how people like to experience the world is set to launch later this month.

The Traveler’s Handbooks takes a fresh look at our global explorations, focusing on how and why people like to travel, rather than solely the destinations they visit.

The books are published by new independent publishers, Full Flight Press, founded by a group of expert travel writers and publishers including us, Maia Communications’ very own Sarah & Terry Lee.

We have authored The Luxury Traveler’s Handbook, which looks at ways to find luxury for less, in line with the ethos of our online luxury travel and lifestyle magazine, LiveShareTravel: liberating luxury for the smart traveller. The book will be published in UK and US editions.

Other titles in the new travel books series focus on career break, food, solo and volunteer travel.

Watch the travel books series trailer…

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Top Dial An Exchange executives gather in London for Global Conference

On October 1st, 2012, posted in: Press releases by

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Dial An Exchange (DAE), the leading holiday property owners exchange club, will focus on continued growth and expanding its member benefits as it gathers for its Global Conference in London.

Leading Dial An Exchange executives from across the world, will meet at the St Ermin’s Hotel, 2 Caxton St, London from September 30 – October 3, 2012. Together they will spend four days sharing strategies on future growth and highlighting the projects that have worked in their individual teams in the past 12 months.

Delegates include Ramy Filo, chairman of DAE International, DAE Global’s chief executive Francis Taylor and DAE executives from the US, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India and China. There will also be many representatives from the UK and other countries in Europe, including Christina Tossi and Renata Patara of Dial An Exchange’s new Italy office and Bulgaria-based Gareth Edwards of Dial An Exchange’s new Eastern Europe office.

Oliver Green, Dial An Exchange’s managing director Europe, explained: “We are very open and inclusive, and want to share and learn about programmes, advertising and resort initiatives which have brought benefits to our members.

“By the end of the conference, we hope to have many examples of best practice, which we can all take home and implement to ensure we continue to grow and provide an ever-improving service.”

Following a welcome reception and Thames dinner cruise on Sunday, the main conference sessions will be held from Monday, October 1 through to Wednesday, October 3. These will focus on growing inventory, improving product and service offerings and marketing.

On Tuesday, October 2, Dial An Exchange is inviting its partners including resort developers, and companies providing a range of services to resorts, to join them at an Industry Drinks Reception to catch up on all the great work of the past year.

“It will be fantastic opportunity to meet our partners, discuss how we can collectively ensure our members get the best possible service and socialise,” added Green.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Dial An Exchange (DAE) is a global timeshare exchange company founded in Australia in 1997. Today, the company is approaching 400,000 members worldwide serviced from ten offices across the globe. As the world’s largest privately owned exchange provider, DAE has the enviable ability to listen, and react quickly to the needs of customers. DAE offers true worldwide vacation availability, plus discounted rental and bonus weeks in prime locations. With no complicated rules or trading powers – just simple ‘week-for-week’ exchange – simplicity and transparency are at the heart of the company’s success. DAE offers a free membership option; 24/7 availability and booking online; and no upfront fees, with their low exchange fee payable only upon booking confirmation. In both 2011 and 2012, DAE was voted by its industry peers as providing the industry’s Best Customer Service in the prestigious Perspective Magazine Awards, leaving little doubt that DAE excels where it most counts – in caring for their members.

For more information contact Terry Lee at Maia Communications: [email protected], or telephone: +44 (0)1536 626767.

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Holiday exchange club Dial An Exchange sponsors RDO3 conference

On September 20th, 2012, posted in: Press releases by

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Dial An Exchange (DAE), the world’s largest privately owned exchange provider, will be Gold Sponsor for this year’s Resort Development Organisation (RDO) conference.

RDO3 2012: Going The Distance will be held at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel and Spa in Chelsea, London from September 23-25, 2012.

The event is the annual gathering of professionals involved in the European timeshare and fractional industries and will see experts share their insights on trends, developments and the potential of the industry.

It is the first time Dial An Exchange has sponsored the conference and will see a number of the company’s top executives in attendance.

Rami Filo, chairman of DAE Global and Frances Taylor CEO of DAE Global will join Dial An Exchange Europe’s Oliver Green, resort services manager Paula Vickers and business development manager Spain and Portugal Pat May Suner at the conference.

Dial An Exchange Europe managing director Oliver Green said: “These are very exciting times for us as we support one of the biggest conferences in the shared holiday ownership industry calendar.

“RDO3 is set to bring together some of the most experienced professionals in shared holiday ownership to discuss the industry’s development, trends and future growth. As a growing and forward-thinking company, we are delighted to be part of what is set to be an insightful conference.”

RDO3 2012: Going The Distance is about staying on course and preparing the ground for long-term success and will focus on what the industry must do now to cultivate a successful future.

The conference will involve a series of presentations covering customer loyalty marketing, tourism trends, new customers and online media distribution. Special guests and motivational speakers will share their personal insights on what it takes to be a leader, achiever and a winner.

The event will also include two break-out sessions to tackle other pivotal issues impacting the shared holiday ownership industry, while delegates will be able to network with associates from across Europe.

In addition to two days of highly-focused conference sessions, RDO3 will include plenty of networking opportunities and great social events.

RDO chief executive Paul Gardner Bougaard said: “RDO3 is an essential event for Europe’s shared holiday ownership professionals, but it would not be possible without the generous support of the industry and our sponsors, and we are delighted to welcome Dial An Exchange as Gold Sponsor.”

If you’re attending RDO3 2012: Going The Distance and would like to meet with a representative from Dial An Exchange contact Paula Vickers on: [email protected] or telephone: +44(0)1756 747087.

For more information on RDO3 2012: Going The Distance or to book tickets visit: www.rdoconference.org.

For more information contact Terry Lee at Maia Communications: [email protected], or telephone: +44 (0)1536 626767/+44 (0)7887950407

                                                                               

NOTES TO EDITORS

Dial An Exchange (DAE) is a global timeshare exchange company founded in Australia in 1997. Today, the company is approaching 400,000 members worldwide serviced from ten offices across the globe. As the world’s largest privately owned exchange provider, DAE has the enviable ability to listen, and react quickly to the needs of customers. DAE offers true worldwide vacation availability, plus discounted rental and bonus weeks in prime locations. With no complicated rules or trading powers – just simple ‘week-for-week’ exchange – simplicity and transparency are at the heart of the company’s success. DAE offers a free membership option; 24/7 availability and booking online; and no upfront fees, with their low exchange fee payable only upon booking confirmation. In both 2011 and 2012, DAE was voted by its industry peers as providing the industry’s Best Customer Service in the prestigious Perspective Magazine Awards, leaving little doubt that DAE excels where it most counts – in caring for their members.

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