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Blue Ocean Business Summit Attendees Ride the Waves of Change

(Blue Ocean - Monday June 9, 2014) -- The Blue Ocean Business Summit, a first-ever online industry gathering, took place June 2-6, 2014.  The new business event invited all stakeholders to the table to discuss the future of the dive industry and the imperative to bring the ocean into their businesses as a full partner.

Big Ocean, Big Picture - DAY 1 Blue Ocean Business Summit Kicks Off Monday June

(Blue Ocean - Friday May 30, 2014) -- The Blue Ocean Business Summit kicks off on Monday June 2, 2014. This free online industry event calls all stakeholders to the table for a game-changing gathering of trailblazers who are making a difference while making a living. 

The first day is entitled Big Ocean, Big Picture and gives online participants a powerful grounding on the new way of doing business that will help business owners and travelers ride the waves of change occurring in our industry and world.

What's Getting in the Way of Your Dive Travel Productivity?

(Blue Ocean - October 24, 2013) -- A study conducted by and AOL found that the average worker admitted to wasting just over two hours of each eight-hour workday on non-job-related activities.  One quarter of each day is lost to lost productivity.

Scubaocity offers a Dive Booking, Tracking and Marketing System for Dive Busines

(Blue Ocean Network - November 14, 2010) - Scubaocity is a new dive booking, reservation tracking and marketing system for dive retailers and dive operators.  The management tool and booking engine promises an easy cohesive framework for dive businesses to collect, access, process, analyze and disseminate data that is vital to a company's success.

(Blue Ocean Network - Nov 9, 2010) -- Sales Trainer John Boe writes that selling during challenging economic periods can be frustrating, but they can also be beneficial to the salesperson. Adversity can strengthen, weaken or harden. 

Impulse Travel Market Expands, poses challenges for travel pros

(Blue Ocean Network - November 2, 2010) -- The 2010 Portrait of American Travelers - a recent study by Ypartnership/Harrison Group - indicates that irresistible travel offers are driving impulse demand, encouraging more Americans than ever before to take “last minute” vacations.  

Tourism Fiji offers online training events in October 2010

(Blue Ocean Network - September 9, 2010) -- Following the success of its initial virtual travel agent training event last year, a technology-savvy Tourism Fiji US regional office will repeat the online exercise again in October. Attracting travel agents from the U.S. and Canada and as far afield as Hong Kong and Europe last year, the national tourist office is looking to increase the number of agents trained online in 2009, a total of 754, to over 1,000 when it stages the two-day Virtual Trade Show event on Oct. 4 and 5.

A travel agent's guide to disclaiming liability

(Blue Ocean Network - June 3, 2009) - Regardless of destination, purpose, or price range, every traveler has the same goal for their trip: they want it to be perfect. Oftentimes, however, despite the best effort of a travel agent to plan and prepare the ideal itinerary, something unexpected happens. If the result of this unintended event is personal injury or property damage to the client, he or she will look for someone to blame. Suddenly, the travel agent becomes a convenient target for litigation and the friendly client turns into an angry claimant.

Eco-Responsiblity a Competitive Advantage

(Blue Ocean Network - March 27, 2008) -- Global travel industry leaders are saying it’s time for travel businesses to adopt new attitudes towards the environment and social justice. That is the view being expressed by many of the business leaders attending the PATA CEO Challenge, Confronting Climate Change, organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association in Bangkok, April 29-30.

(Blue Ocean Network - October 28, 2008) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its Final Rule on Secure Flight. This rule shifts pre-departure watch list matching responsibilities from individual airlines to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is one of the key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission.  By bringing watch list matching responsibilities in-house, TSA hopes to reduce misidentifications when a traveler's name is similar to one found on a watch list.

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