There are some evergreen businesses that will flourish as long as humans live on earth. And since I’m a refugee i thought about travel and tourism is one such area that will never become stagnant or die. From the weary businessman who wants to escape from the everyday stress of his work to the adventure-seeking backpacker, people are always travelling form one part of the globe to another.
So if you love travelling yourself or like to help others plan one, then starting your own travel business or start traveling while trading with an option robot might be a great idea. Here are a few things you must know before you get started.
First and foremost read up about the travel industry which includes, air travel, train travel, cab services, hotels and the various tour destinations. The internet is a great place to get all the information you want. However you could also find books from your local library which will give you the needed information.
Choose your niche
As the travel industry is so vast, it will be easier if you start with a niche market. A niche market is nothing but a specific aspect of the industry. For e.g., you can focus only on business tours and travel packages or group-specific packages like pilgrimages etc. You can either choose a niche that you are comfortable with or choose one for which there is a gap in the market.
Choose your location
Though today everything is done over the internet, you will definitely need a physical office location for your customers to meet you. Find a suitable location that is easily accessible and ideally in a place where customers are likely to look for a travel agent. Even if you are not able to satisfy this requirement, ensure that you have a spacious office and a great brand image to go with it.
Get your license
Get the required licensing to start your travel business. The good thing about the travel business is that in most places, you won’t really need a travel-industry specific license. But even if your state requires one, the procedure is fairly simple and straight-forward.
If you are going to be a franchisee, then you will need to get the appropriate franchise license for your business.
Hire your staff
Unlike other businesses, where a lot of staff might be required, travel business is something you can make do with just a few executives.
In addition to your office staff, you will also need to hire business consultants to help you with your business plan. Also for any business an accountant is absolutely mandatory to effectively manage your finances. Do not try to skimp on this one.
The best place to look for your staff and consultants will be the various staffing agencies. You can find one in your locality to fight the right candidates.
Finally, launch your business
The final step is to get your business known to people. You should have a marketing plan in place and advertise your company. To reduce costs, you can also look into ways to advertise on social media which is very powerful and can be totally free too.
The 2016 “FUNTASTIC CRUISE
Frei-Atmen An exhibit on the subject of Shanghai as the last refuge for European Jews which took place in the summer of 2011 at the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, in Hamburg Germany.
This museum catalog is now available for sale.
THE REUNION PAGES
Reunion Memories and Photos:
Photos taken by the Poizners
The Reunion Report
Photos by Gary Naftaniel
Photos by Rene
Photos – Shul Visit by Gary Naftaniel
Photos by Lowe
Shanghailanders in the U.S. Military My German Passport found in Shanghai. By Peter Nash The friendship between the Chinese and Jewish People– By R. Harpuder My Impressions of Shanghai after 61 years. – By Steven Low
“On the Wings of the Phoenix” – An exhibition of Dr. Feng Ho’s life. The first Wedding in the Ohel Rachel Synagogue
The Shammos of Shanghai – By R. Harpuder Max Schmeling – Champ and savior of Jews – By R. Harpuder
CLASSIC ARTICLES BY R. HARPUDER
Business in the Ghetto
“The Hongkew Yellow Pages”
My Parent’s Wedding and Rabbi Prinz
Wedding Photos – By Sonja Muehlberger
The Captain from Koepenick. –
A Center for Jewish life in Germany. –
What? More memorabilia! –
Envelopes and Postcards –
Jews in Modern China – a lecture by Prof. Pan – By R. Harpuder
The Leica Freedom Train –
A Memorable Piece of Mail –
A Small Photograph shows the Way – by R. Harpuder
‘Heimat und Exil’ – The Berlin Museum Exibit – by R. Harpuder
Memories from our lives –
Shanghailanders meet again in the City –
The Council of the Jewish Community- By R. Harpuder
Over 80 tombstones found –
Souvenirs from the Ghetto –
Commemorated on a philadelic lable –
The Shanghai Guild of Craftsmen
A ‘Shanghai Assignment’ Photo Exhibit –
The Golden Gate Bridge – A Doorway for Thousands
A Cruise to Remember
In Appreciation of Bruno Heinsius
Thanks for care-packages
60th Anniv. of Liberation from MAUTHAUSEN
A Cozy Get-together
Purim in the Shanghai Ghetto
The Rooster Reigns in 2005
An Interesting Item
Chanukah as celebrated in Shanghai in ’45 & ’47.
A Special Envelope
Rosh Hashana – As celebrated 57 years ago
The Provision Stores in Hongkew
Making Contact Again
Celebrating and Commemorating
Mother’s Day in Hongkew
The Sinking of the tss Conte Verde.
Pearl Harbor – A Pivotal Day
July 17, 1945 – A day etched in our memory
Another Piece of Memorabilia
The Year of the Monkey
The Story of Shanghai
Did We Have Fun?
The European Jewish Artist Society
Horst Lewinski’s Photo Album
Hanukka – Some 60 years ago
An Escape from the Heat
A Photograph of 63 years ago
Rosh Hashana 5764
The Cigar Box
Oh, those deplorable Heime
Take a stroll down Chusan Road
Shanghai Boy Scouts
How we left Shanghai – A Profound Story
The Chinese Monetary System in the 30’s and 40’s
The Ships that brought us to Shanghai
From Marbles, Packs and Shanghai Millionaires
The Stamps from the Hongkew Era
A Tribute to the Artists
Tools for the Classroom
Gerhard Gottschalk –
The Way We Remember Shanghai .
KADOORIE – They helped build the schools.
The Streets and People of Shanghai.
Typhoons in Shanghai
Rare photos of The Bund and surrounding areas
Sunlight – A soap to remember.
A Gold Pocket Watch for Three Meals of Spaghetti
Hongkew musician Siegfried Sonnenschein
SHANGHAI – yesterday and today
Heimat und Exil’ – Another Look
A New Book about our time in Shanghai is also available –
“An Uncommon Journey” by Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs.The long missing Australia reunion 2009 pages are found! australia 1.htm, australia 2.htm, australia 3.htm
Survival in Shanghai
The Journals of Fred Marcus 1939 — 1949
By Audrey Friedman Marcus and Rena Krasno
with a foreword by Deborah E. Lipstadt Reminiscing by Paul Berg
Lungwha Airbase Shanghai Polish consular records – by Peter Nash FAVORITES
Reunion Photo Albums –
A Brief Summary of the 2008 Reunion
The 2006 Reunion Chronicles
A Reunion and Seminar in Shanghai “Risen from the Ashes” – a new book by Hans Cohn.
Shanghai Remembered – A new book by Berl Falbaum
Shanghai Diary’ – Ursula Bacon’s book. Ghetto Shanghai’ – A new book by Evelyn Pike Rubin
The Toronto Reunion Page
How the Shanghai Municipal Police spied on the refugees.
“Chinese Exile” – A new book by Horst Eisfelder
Doris Fogel joins her Classmates for a Reunion in Berlin
Exile Shanghai – the list book
Flight and Rescue
A Search for My Childhood Friends
The OLD CHINA HAND Gazette How to search for “lost” Shanghailanders
The Ash Tray – By Paul Berg Blond China Doll – a new book
Hometown Shanghai – By Sonja Mühlberger
What a Surprise – The mini Reunion in Berlin – by Sonja Mühlberger. Links:
www.chinajewish.org The Shanghai Jewish Center.
www.erols.com/arbs for Asian Rare Books
www.jewsofchina.org The Jewish Communities in China
www.shanghai-jews.com Jewish Headstone project and China Tours
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