In keeping with our mission of bringing our readers any and all information that is vital to the growth of the payments business, as well as that which promotes the business and personal needs of our readers, we have developed a new magazine and interactive Web site: GSTravelAdvice.
The site is dedicated to people who love to travel for enjoyment and those who must travel for business.
We think this new resource will provide wonderful and relaxing recreation for both "real" travelers and virtual travelers.
For more than two-and-a-half decades, The Green Sheet Inc.'s employees have traveled the globe for the stories we bring you in each of our magazines.
As we have followed up on the ever-changing face of payments in the Americas and in Europe and Australia, we have traveled with various payments professionals and learned that many of our friends have the travel bug.
In addition, we have used a unique travel group, Tara Travel, which provides very personal travel assistance. The many friends we have referred to Tara over the years have been very pleased with the services they received.
We developed GSTravelAdvice to be the only Web site a reader needs while traveling, which means if you know how to get to The Green Sheet (www.greensheet.com), all your travel tools are only a mouse click away.
The site provides, city information, things to do, tips on great places to eat, how to get to a particular place, what to see and what not to miss. In addition, we offer a direct link to every embassy in the world, monetary conversion, time and temperature and fun travel stories, along with travel recommendations.
With a growing collection of special articles on more than 250 cities, GSTravelAdvice brings the information you need to your fingertips.
GSTravelAdvice has thousands of photos documenting trips all over the world and the means for you to share your stories and pictures, as well. It also has an interactive forum to help define the needs of readers and to make it a fun place to share.
From using the site to plan a vacation to taking virtual trips when your schedule is too busy for travel, the site has it all. We think you will especially appreciate our Tara Travel recommendations and the ability to book trips directly from the site. GSTravelAdvice brings yet one more great resource to the lives of payments industry professionals.
Trends show a continued shift toward booking vacations online, with a projected estimate of 38% of all travel arrangements taking place over the Internet by 2011.
While the market share shifts from a traditional travel agency transaction to an online model, there is still room for travel agents to find their niche.
Travel agents who incorporate the Internet into their businesses will have a better chance of capturing and servicing clients who prefer the ease of conducting business online. With this in mind, not only is traditional travel training essential, but e-commerce training as well.
Travel agents can get a piece of the estimated $647 billion that will be spent this year alone by setting themselves apart from the crowd. Customer service is the key to capturing market share. And on that score, we know you'll love Tara Travel.
GSTravelAdvice provides terrific bargains just like the big Web sites. But we can also accommodate special requests. In addition, knowledge about security, travel advisories, insurance, passports, inoculations and other travel issues will provide GSTravelAdvice readers with peace of mind and good advice.
The GSTravelAdvice free e-magazine is developed by GSTravelAdvice writers and from stories submitted by readers. Get the latest tips, travel stories, pictures and much more.
If a particular subject interests you, our search capability enables you to search the entire site.
To view the current issue, or to sign up for free services, visit www.gstraveladvice.com. Send us your travel stories, reviews of travel destinations or personal travel experiences. If you're a travel person and can write, we want to hear from you.
GSTravelAdvice cannot guarantee that all submissions will appear on the site, but our crackerjack editor will read each and every one. We will do our very best to publish your thoughts.
Before making a submission to GSTravelAdvice, please read our submission policy and then select Accept to indicate your agreement. Send your work via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get right back to you.
Be sure to attach any supporting photos.
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