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7 Ways to Get More Done in Your Travel Business


Whether you’re a brand-new travel entrepreneur or you’re a seasoned business owner, you know how vital it is to make the most of your workday. While there’s always something to do and seemingly never enough time to do it all, you can employ a range of helpful techniques to make your daily routine more productive. Read ahead for seven ways to get more done in your travel business.



Start with the Most Challenging Task First

Putting your tasks in order is a great way to increase your efficiency at work. Instead of working on the most difficult tasks later in the day, dive in first thing in the morning when your brain is well-rested and motivated to take on a challenge. Furthermore, by beginning the day by tackling your toughest obstacle, the rest of your day will be a breeze.


Expect Quality Work

Instead of putting lots of time and energy into reviewing and editing the work of your employees, set high expectations for quality work from the very beginning. If you find yourself needing to devote extraneous time to correcting routine tasks, then it may be time to consider other alternatives.


Group Your To-Do’s

Humans love to multitask–it’s what we do constantly. However, when it comes to going back and forth between various types of tasks, efficiency can suffer. Instead, try grouping similar tasks together and check those off your To-Do list accordingly. For example, spend time sifting through all of your emails, rather than checking a few here and there while also writing a new page of content.


Time Yourself

Though your daily routine may not change all that drastically from day to day, you can still work to increase your productivity for completing those everyday tasks. Keep track of how long it takes you to finish each task and work to getting faster on the tasks that you can.


Take a Break

While stepping away from your work area for a few minutes may sound like it could cut into your daily productivity, in fact, the opposite is true. When we sit in one position for an extended period of time, we can get stiff and uncomfortable and lose motivation in the process. Take time to stretch, walk around, and clear your mind for a few minutes throughout the day to ensure you’re getting the mental rest you need to perform at your best.


Set Goals for Tomorrow

Ensure a great start to tomorrow by prepping today. Before signing off for the day, jot down a quick To-Do list for the following morning. That way, you’ll already have an organized plan for taking on the day before you even finish your first cup of coffee.


Rejoice in the Small Victories

Sometimes focusing too much on the big picture can be overwhelming and draining. It’s important to compartmentalize your daily accomplishments so you can feel a sense of triumph in your routine work. Not every task is monumental or life-altering, but you can gain confidence and build toward your larger goals by claiming your small victories now.

Stay on top of your productivity by incorporating these seven suggestions into your daily work routine. From grouping similar tasks together to planning for tomorrow to giving yourself a break, take these small and simple steps to help minimize your daily stress and maximize your efficiency.


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Sandra McLemore is a digital marketing & business growth expert who got her start in the travel business over 20 years ago as a retail travel agent for STA Travel in a busy campus store front. She then worked her way into VP level in marketing, media and PR roles for the world's biggest cruise lines and travel brands.

 

Sandra is now the owner of TRAVEL MARKETING & MEDIA (formerly Village Girl Marketing), a marketing agency for travel brands specializing in content creation, design and media.

 

Sandra is also the creator of THE TRAVEL AGENT'S SUITCASE and TRAVEL MARKETING REVOLUTION.

 

Each service and program helps travel agents to get a consistent flow of new clients through smart marketing strategies.

 

Over 12,000 travel agents have taken Sandra's online training, and signed up for her digital marketing solutions.

Sandra lives in Los Angeles and hosts a number of travel programs on cruise line and airline TV and can be seen on network news programs as a leading travel industry expert.  Heading off to the best travel trade conferences? You'll most likely catch her on stage there too!