It is amazing the different styles of SUVs that you can buy. You can buy sport utility vehicles made by Porsche and BMW, or even Range Rover with incredible power, handling, and they drive more like sports cars than SUVs. Or you can buy a suburban and put on heavy duty grills, big tires, and you’re well on your way to having the neighborhood urban assault vehicle. It’s all in what you are looking for, but those companies that make SUVs make a pretty decent killing, and good profit on these vehicles.In mid-2013 there was a notable increase in the number of light trucks being sold in United States. This is generally because construction is up, and the economy was doing better so small businesses were starting to buy again – likewise, when people buy new homes, they often by new pickup trucks to help them carry materials for landscaping, or do-it-yourself home upgrades. Still, the major carmakers would rather sell you an SUV than a truck as they get more money for them, and as long as you’re building the chassis why put a truck bed on the frame and compete on price?Interestingly enough before the 2000 Dot Com and stock market crash most of the car manufacturers wanted to halt making the larger pickup trucks such as the three-quarter tons and one tons because they’d rather put on a Suburban body or an Excursion body. Those vehicles they could sell for $40-$60,000 with all of the upgrades such as leather seats, GPS, and other gadgets. If they just put a 1 ton truck on that chassis chances are that a business buyer or a company would make a deal with the fleet manager of the dealerships, there wasn’t much profit in those deals.Today, the same thing holds true, but there is more competition in the SUV market with so many styles and shapes to choose from. The Japanese, South Koreans, Germans, and everyone else wants to sell you an SUV, but now with fuel prices a little higher not everyone is in the market for such a vehicle, but with strong auto sales, there are enough new buyers, and enough really great financing programs with low interest rates and convenient terms that they are selling a bundle.Yes, it’s true that repossessions are also up, and some of those vehicles are coming back, but remember if they have onboard OnStar, or a sophisticated GPS, the deadbeat buyers who renege on their promised payments are not getting away from the repo man anyway. Which means the consumer can now buy a vehicle with under 10,000 miles on it, one that’s been repossessed and get it for a song, or they can get a brand-new vehicle with incredible financing terms. Yes, they still have to put the gas in it, and it will be cheap, but the car makers are sure selling a ton of them. Please consider all this and think on it.
If you need a car with a lot of space and off-road capabilities, there is no better option than a sport utility vehicle. Although there are disadvantages to owning a larger car, such as gas mileage and overall cost, there are also a number of benefits. SUV’s are perfect for large families and for people who travel often or enjoy outdoor activities. Deciding to buy a SUV is only the first step in the purchasing process. Before comparing dealerships and prices, you need to decide exactly what make and model will fit your transportation needs.There are variety of sizes and styles to choose from when selecting your sport utility vehicle. Details will vary among different car manufacturers, but generally SUV dealers will offer four size options: compact, mid-size, full-size, and hybrid. Compact is the smallest size option, featuring two to three rows of seats and plenty of cargo space. This option is ideal for buyers who are interested in sporty transportation that offers a bit more room than a sedan. Mid-size SUV’s are capable of seating up to seven individuals, but maintain maneuverability and sportiness. The largest option is full-size. This designation refers to vehicles designed for large families, seating from eight to ten passengers, or for towing purposes. The newest edition to the SUV family is the hybrid. Hybrids are around the size of compacts, but they feature gas or electric drivetrains. This allows you to appreciate the advantages of a sport utility vehicle, while alleviating one of the major drawbacks to owning a bigger car–gas consumption.Once you’ve narrowed your options, it’s time to start visiting SUV dealers. Visit multiple dealerships and be sure to research prices and financing options ahead of time. There is always room for negotiation when making your purchase, so it is helpful to have a prospective selling price in mind. In most cases, negotiating is the most stressful part of buying a new car. Use the following tips to ensure you pay a reasonable price:Set a LimitWhen financing, it can be easy to be persuaded into paying to a slightly higher quote than expected. Know the maximum amount you’re willing to spend before you visit any SUV dealers and do not budge. If a dealer won’t meet your price, move on to the next dealership.Focus on Selling PriceSome sellers will try to negotiate your monthly payment, but it’s beneficial to look at the bigger picture. A low monthly payments, does not necessarily indicate a reasonable selling price. Keep your focus on the bottom line when negotiating.Wait for Counter OfferIf the dealer says no to your first offer, don’t immediately make another. Always wait for a counter offer. This will allow you to better gauge negotiations. The salesman has a lowest offer and you can bet he doesn’t start the negation with it, so be prepared for some back-and-forth.Raise Offer SlowlyNever raise your offer by more than $250-$300 at a time. If you raise your bid in small increments, you’ll be far less likely to overshoot your opponent’s lowest price.Finally, remember to stay calm and clear-headed. Keep in mind that you are the customer, you have the cash, and at the end of the day SUV dealers want to get rid of their merchandise. Good luck!
An Unbiased Pro Travel Plus Review – Should You Join?So there’s yet another Network Marketing company in pre-launch that’s getting some buzz. The company is called Pro Travel Plus, and if you stumbled on this article you’re probably doing some research on the company before you join as a distributor. If that’s the case, look no further. In this Pro Travel Plus Review, I’ll cover all the essential details you need to know before getting started. I’ll also go into the actual compensation plan so you’ll get a pretty good idea of how to get paid. Before moving forward, I do want to disclose that I’m not a Pro Travel Plus distributor, nor have I used their services. I say that to let you know that it really doesn’t make a difference to me whether you join or not so you can be sure that you’ll be getting an unbiased Pro Travel Plus Review.Who is Pro Travel Plus?Sadly, there isn’t much information available on the actual company. I scoured the Internet and really couldn’t find out who the actual owner is or who is on the corporate team. I also couldn’t find out where the company is located. The only thing I discovered after viewing some videos on YouTube is that a gentleman by the name of Seth Fraser is the company’s CEO. It seems that Seth Fraser has been around the Industry for a while. He was affiliated with That Free Thing, and more recently he was involved with Kannaway. From the looks of it, Pro Travel Plus is offering members a discount on travel. Members also have access to a $500 voucher they can use on airline tickets, hotels and car rentals. Again, since as of this writing there isn’t much information available and since their portal isn’t live yet, there’s not much details on their travel portal I could find. The good news is the company is positioned in the Travel Industry. Travel is an $8 Trillion Industry and is expected to grow past $15 Trillion over the next 10 years. From a marketing perspective, it’s easy to talk about and sell travel because almost everyone either travels or would love to travel more. With that being said, knowing who the principals are behind the company is extremely important if you’re looking to plant your flag and build a long-term business.How Do You Get Paid?I couldn’t find an official compensation plan document so it was through several distributor videos that I was able to see how Pro Travel Plus pays their distributors. In order to get started, you have 3 different options to join: 1 Star ($69.95, $34.95/month), 2 Star ($269.90) and 3 Star ($469.90). You can also start at 1 Star and promote yourself to 2 Star and 3 Star through building a team of active distributors.There are 5 different ways to get paid:Powerline Bonus – As people join the company, they are time stamped and the company can track who joined the company after you. Distributors are positioned down one straight line and as people get started, you can earn 5% down 5 levels regardless of who enrolls them.Fast Start Bonus – You can earn a one-time bonus as people join your personal organization tree. As people join at the 3 Star level ($469.90 cost), you’ll earn $30 on your 1st level, $5 on your second level and $3 on your third level. If people join at the 2 Star level ($269.90 cost), you’ll earn $25 on your first level and $5 on your second level. And if people join at the 1 Star level ($69.95 cost), you’ll earn a $15 bonus on all your personally sponsored people.Coded Infinity Fast Start Overrides – Once you hit 3 Star, you’ll earn between $1 and $2 on every person on your team through 3 Generations of 3 Star Leaders.Residual Income from 2X14 Matrix – The company has a matrix whereby you only have 2 positions on your 1st level and you’re forced to place every person you enroll underneath other people once your top 2 positions were filled. Placement is critical in a matrix compensation plan because if you join early, you can potentially have hundred of distributors under you that you did not bring in. A completely filled out 2X14 Matrix pays out over $25,000/month if everyone in your matrix is active.Matching Bonus – based on your rank, you can earn between 2% to 15% Match of the Matrix commissions earned by people in your personal enrollment tree down 6 levels. You’ll earn a 50% Match on all your personals.From the looks of it, the compensation plan looks pretty lucrative. Again, if you’re serious about building a long-term business, get your hands on the official compensation plan documents so you can see for yourself what you need to do to earn income.Should You Join?Well… only you can truly answer that. If travel is your thing and you like the idea of joining a start-up company, then maybe Pro Travel Plus is for you. Statistically, start-up companies in the Network Marketing industry never make it past 5 years. Of course, some companies do assuming there is strong and experienced leadership running the company. Because they are in pre-launch there’s no way of finding out who is behind Pro Travel Plus so it’s hard to tell if they will be positioned for the long haul. One thing is clear… if you do decide to partner with Pro Travel Plus, you’re going to need leads to build your business. Without leads, you can have the greatest opportunity in the world but if you don’t have any leads to talk to, you have little to no chance of succeeding. This is why I suggest you learn Attraction Marketing. If you can leverage technology and learn how to generate leads online, and you can implement the building system your upline leadership has in place, there’s no telling how prosperous you can become.
Modernization in the technology of travel industry has really made online degree in tourism and travel management a main requirement if you are really interested in making a career in this field. The curriculum of online degree in tourism and travel management are designed with an aim of educating concepts, practices, and all the latest trends in the travel and tourism industry.When you have gained an online degree in tourism and travel management, you can work with different travel agencies, chambers of commerce, airlines, and cruise companies. It is very important that you have comprehensive knowledge of computer systems and internet in order to become a good travel agent. You have to be business minded who is capable of guiding and helping the travelers to choose their travel destinations, vacations, ticketing, and other different travel related facilities. Online degree in tourism and travel management mainly concentrates on various practices of logistics of global travel, aviation industry, and international dining.Following are the courses which are offered in tourism and travel management — Tourism Marketing & Economics
- International Customs Law
- Leisure & Recreation Concepts
- Business Accounting
- Air transportation
- Tourism Information Technology
- International Tourism
- International customs lawSkills attained-With a Travel and Tourism Management Degree you will be working in the tourism industry and will possess the skills required to work in a travel office. Following are the skills which are required in this field — Travel and Tourism Skills
- Travel Management Skills
- Accounting Skills
- Business Administration Skills
- Customer Service Skills
- Event Planning Skills
- Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Employee Management Skills
- Marketing Skills
- Critical Thinking SkillsWhen you have an online degree in tourism and management there are various career opportunities -Travel Agencies- You can work in travel agency as a travel agent who assists the travelers for various vacations or business trips. You will be providing complete information about the hotel ratings, foreign exchange, visas, different mode of transport, and details about the destination.Road Transport- Tourist cars and coaches have a great scope of self employment. The drivers having good communication skills and having knowledge of various languages are well-suited for this job.Airlines- This sector is having a great demand. Airlines need smart and enthusiastic professionals who are having an online degree in tourism and travel management. In this field reservation and counter staff, traffic assistants, sales and marketing staff, air hostess and flying stewards are required. There are various airlines which pay handsome salaries and offer various other benefits too.Tour operators- You will be organizing tours, manage travel, and stay of different clients. You will be assisting the travelers in the adventure sports like rock climbing, river rafting, and other outdoor activities. Having a great personality, comprehensive knowledge regarding various languages and travel will really help.If you really love traveling and can easily mix with the people, then travel and tourism industry is the place to be.