Welcome, everyone to my new channel and new website. I am Mark Anthony and I have been in the tourism profession in one way or another most of my career.
In the last 19 years, I have been in Las Vegas, Nevada working first as a chauffeur, then moved over to being a Certified International Tour Director.
While Chauffeuring in LAs Vegas, I saw a need for an unfiltered, independent resource for the Las Vegas tourist. So with a friend of mine, we started The Vegas Tourist Podcast. Then I started the website TheVegasTourist.com
Getting Tour Clients
Working as an independent tour professional, I marketed myself via a website (social media had not yet hit). My clients were mostly small, family-owned tour operators who were, for the most part, still not comfortable with marketing themselves on the internet.
So for me to get more business from them, I needed them to get more business. So I offered to help them do their Internet marketing.
I also helped fellow tour directors market themselves better online. Using Email as well as website and review sites.
For many, the thought of marketing themselves on the Internet was considered just part of their marketing. It didn’t need to be a major point of contact for them and their potential clients.
The Virus Hits
Then comes the Virus and many communities like Las Vegas, were put on lockdown or at least quarantined. Here, “non-essential” businesses had to close. Literally killing the tourism market and putting thousands out of work for 30 days.
The Social Media Revolution
Now the only way for many f us to communicate is to use social media. It’s now almost mandatory that any contacts with the outside world are through the keyboard.
When this is done, pretty much everyone will be comfortable with social media as a way of communicating. The use of social media, websites and the internet will be the primary source of marketing.
No More Putting it Off, You Need To Accept the Internet as Your Marketing Tool.
Now Let’s Get Busy and Get This Fixed
So without further ado, let’s get ahead of the curve and make sure YOU have all the right tools and techniques to market your tour business on the Internet. How to make sure your Brand is ready for Internet Marketing and that you are doing everything you can right now, to get your name and your business out there before everyone starts to need you.
Tour Professionals and Others Are Welcomed Here
The next dozen or so videos I will be creating here, will be aimed at my fellow Tour Professionals and helping them get their brand ready for the new World Order of Marketing.
What I am talking about and what I will be demonstrating will work for other self-boss’ers. Independent contractors and self-described “Hustlers”
The way people will be connecting with you after this is over will be completely different than it was prior to March 15, 2020.
Let’s Be Ready!