Leisure Travel Helps Travel Industry Show Increase

June 11th, 2022 by admin No comments »

High fuel costs and economic stress are taking their toll on yet another industry. The travel industry. An industry with multiyear growth is beginning to level off at mid year. And may only have a slight chance of ending the year with an increase, thanks to leisure travel sales.

The continued rising gasoline prices have already forced some consumers to cancel their vacation plans, according to a key consumer survey. Although leisure travel is still expected to continue growing this year, even if families are forced to vacation closer to home.

Although the number of domestic trips taken this year and next are not expected to decline, it has been suggested that the spending patterns and consumer choices may change. Substituting domestic travel for international trips, trading down in hotel quality, foregoing in-trip shopping or entertainment spending, and shorter stays are all viable options that will be considered.

Leisure travel was predicted to grow by 0.8% in the second quarter of 2008, and then pick up more speed with a 1.1% increase in the third quarter. Leisure travel is predicted to greatly increase in the second half of the year as Americans spend part or all of their tax rebate on travel. Time will tell if this prediction comes true.

The travel industry growth is being hurt mainly by the decline in business travel due to corporate cost controls and increased reliance on technology-based alternatives. This is expected to carry on through into the year 2009, as well. Unless we see some sign of relief at the pump, then some of these changes may be more temporary in nature.

But on a high note for our economy, the International travel to the United States will continue to grow. Due to the fact that our foreign visitors will continue benefiting from exchange rates and other factors that have combined to create an increase of international visitation. This is following strong increases from last year as well. It has been forecasted for foreign visits to reach 62.1 million next year, which is even 4.8% higher than the current year stats.

Although some reports indicate leisure travel to weaken in 2009, if problems caused by the credit and housing crises continue to hurt the overall economy. The total number of trips could decline by 0.4%, to 1.996 million, and leisure travel would see its first decline since 2003.

As a person that loves to travel and enjoys time away from the daily routine, I believe I speak for all of us when I say that I hope the economy starts to turn around soon. I wouldn’t want us to have to go home to our families and break the news that there will be no summer vacation next year.

Larry Buhrandt is a Certified Travel Agent with TraVerus Travel. He has a passion to travel and a desire to help others succeed in the travel industry.

The Private Label and Contract Manufacturing

April 21st, 2022 by admin No comments »

Saving money on your ventures ought to be the most importantly need for your business while presenting an item on the lookout. Huge loads of cash is spent exploring and fostering the item, setting up assembling units, recruiting laborers to oversee such units. You can set aside this cash by recruiting an organization that deals with this multitude of exercises at a compelling cost.


An organization’s private mark item is one in which an outsider controls every one of its specs, yet it is sold under the brand name of the organization. These items are most pervasive in prepping and individual consideration items, pet food and extras, food and drink, and dress.


Private name items are versatile to change in purchaser conduct on the lookout. Whenever the retailers depend on providers to offer them items, then the progressions expected by the market request are slow. In any case, name producers are more brief because of changes.

On account of name items, the retailers have more command over overproduction. They can educate the mark makers to make the items with explicit elements like tone, bundling, and so forth.

Since retailers can educate the private name makers, they have command over the creation completely. In this way, they can fix the creation expenses to build their net revenue.

With private marking, the retailers can have command over the marking of the items. Since the shoppers should foster brand steadfastness, the retailers give additional consideration to the bundling and nature of items. The marked items can be tweaked by the brand worth of the item.


Generally, independent companies utilize contract fabricating. It includes employing an organization and utilizing their administrations to make the results of the organization. This saves the expense of the independent venture in setting up an industrial facility or creation unit. The employed organization centers around the creation, bundling, and even conveyance of the items now and again, while the recruiting organization centers around the advertising of the item.


Contract fabricating is helpful for saving creation expenses of the organization. They need not raise tremendous cash-flow to set up industrial facility or creation units. Likewise, a few organizations use contract producing administrations in nations where wages are low.

Other than saving the expense of setting up creation units, the organization likewise saves recruiting directors and laborers for their creation units. Likewise, they save time to zero in on different parts of the professional showcasing and selling.

Contract fabricating makes it simple for organizations to present their items inside the nation and even allows them to take the aggressive jump of growing in adjoining nations.