Entrepreneurs Need to Travel More

Many people think of travelling as a frivolous action, and while at times it can be just that, it’s also much more. There are a great deal of tangible advantages to travelling — especially if you lock up yourself and devote every minute to the functioning of your company.

Here are a few reasons why stepping outside the workplace can be a good thing for your well-being and for your business.

Travelling is healthy

Anxiety, when left unattended, may result in depression and heart issues. Travelling, whether for business, pleasure, or both, helps you to release stress. This is because it takes you away from the office and the wider environment that compels you to work all of the time, while giving you some much-needed downtime, thus improving both your mental and mental wellbeing.

Travelling is inspiring.

Inspiration often requires a broad consumption of influences — something that is just not possible unless you aren’t laser-focused on work.

When you leave the job environment and are travelling around; the stimulation your new environment supplies can often enable you to acquire new insight on the world around you. Occasions you attend or people you meet might inspire one find the world from a new angle, and sometimes meeting people in a relaxed environment can do more for you than listening to motivational speakers. I’ve travelled enough to understand that each and every flash of inspiration, if channelled properly, can benefit your company in some way.

Travelling teaches communication skills

It is not about what you say, it is about the way you say it, that’s the first rule of leadership. We all know it, but it is true, tone of voice, body language, the faces you make and how you talk all contribute to what folks understand from you.

All these are particularly important when you find yourself in overseas territory where you must contend with language limitations and differences in culture. This kind of situation will make you find creative ways of getting around them. As an entrepreneur, studying the craft of successful communication overseas can help improve your general rapport with your workers (especially if they’re from different cultures), investors and clients.

Travelling with others can cause you to love others’ experiences

Some of us prefer to do things solo; nevertheless, travelling in a group is a way to be certain that you gain more adventures than you would have alone. Additionally, it lets you find some much-needed family time.

When you do everything together as a group, others serve as an additional pairs of eyes. They will frequently see and hear and do things that you didn’t do and your interactions with them will provide more insight than your singular experience ever could.

Going with a group also means you will sometimes have to rely on their strengths and give up on your own needs for the betterment of the group. This can help you bond as a team or family and further drive home the point that selflessness can only be a positive thing. This type of bonding can be directly compared back to your business, bonding between the employees and working together on tasks and projects will increase worker productivity, if you have a better understanding of it, then you will see how it can relate to your workplace.

Travelling can help create meaningful connections

Making new friends and enterprise partnerships in new areas can mean more than just business. It could also mean you will not need to check into a hotel when you see the region.

You could also leverage business connections you make in this manner when you want to expand your business. Your connection on the floor can use his local knowledge that will assist you do all the necessary research and legwork and allow you to settle into a new land.

It is possible to carve out more time to think

As an entrepreneur, you are often forced to create spur-of-the-moment business decisions, follow up potential investors and always hustle. When was the last time you had the time to sit down and think?

Travelling affords you the essential time to meditate and reflect. Find something to do to take your mind off work, if you’re only sitting on the top of a mountain bike by a lake or basking in sunlight. These kinds of situations can cause your mind to think of fresh ideas to help your business and private life, sometimes the best thing a business coach can suggest is a holiday.

Minke Whales Not Shy about Cairns’ Tourism Opportunities

A tourism pioneer who had a close encounter with a whale says the gentle giants have become bolder in their interactions with visitors to the Great Barrier Reef. Tourism Tropical North Queensland manager Wendy Morris photographed a dwarf minke whale she had been lucky enough to snorkel with off Port Douglas on Sunday. Ms Morris said four groups of those little-known whales saw the ship at a local reef. It was said to be a marvellous sight, to observe the rise in whale numbers in the 45 years Morris had been researching the Reef. The Reef Biosearch founder said the whales seemed to become more interested in their dealings with people. “I think whale watching is another bow in our quiver of attractions for the Reef,” Ms Morris stated. “What’s extraordinary, is minke whales and humpback whales are dropping calves. “If you head out, you might be lucky enough to see that.”

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch will lead a philosophical inquiry at the Cairns Convention Centre now to encourage Northern Australia’s tourism industry. Tourism Tropical North Queensland’s new chief executive officer Pip Close and manager Wendy Morris will be among those speaking at the inquiry. Their written submission calls for the establishment of a $5 million Northern Australia bid fund to encourage the appeal of business tourism, especially during off-peak periods. It states, it provides a 100 percent guarantee of return on investment as though the bid is unsuccessful no funds are obtained.

The Cairns Convention Centre’s future will also be discussed, together with overall Director Ross Steele’s echoing the call for a business tourism bid fund to invest in business management mobile data capture systems. Cairns Airport CEO Norris Carter also made a submission calling for Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility funds to be redirected to export-building jobs which might not provide immediate returns sufficient to attract 100 percent private investment. He noticed the airport was actively pursuing new flight paths from South East Asia, North Asia and the Middle East. The committee convened in Port Douglas yesterday and will head to Townsville tomorrow before wrapping up this round of meetings in Brisbane on Thursday.

Mantra Group has taken the chance after Cairns was tipped to be the best performing travel destination in Australia at 2017. Mantra Group chief executive Bob East stated the far North Queensland town is exploding with new flights, which is creating strong demand for accommodation providers in the area.

The higher air-capacity, flight affordability and the proliferation of low cost carriers to Cairns, especially from Asia and along with an active domestic market, has fostered occupancies in the past few decades. Cairns is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented out of Asia, applying for commercial owner builder constructions insurance to take advantage of the accommodation demand surge, especially with its large leisure travel market brought by Cairns’ proximity, single flight offering and favourable time zone. 5 million passengers passed through Cairns Airport this year, a record high which not only bolstered business in Cairns but also from the neighboring holiday hot areas of Port Douglas and Palm Cove.

Mantra manager of sales, earnings and distribution Luke Moran stated occupancies in Mantra Group properties in Cairns performed well over the industry-average this season, according to their asset tracking system’s reporting dashboard, which is trading at 83.5 percent for the year to date, and occupancies are forecasted to rise further in 2017. RevPAR in the Cairns properties has increased by almost 12 percent in 2016, making it among their fastest climbing destinations. Moran stated that they are also seeing a smoothing of the city’s traditional seasonal demand curve with high occupancies being attained all year round.

Other major destinations in Australia this season are Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Noosa, Hobart and Launceston and they are also forecasted to continue to perform strongly in the new year. These increasing occupancy rates and RevPAR growth throughout the country are encouraging a wave of new-build resorts for Mantra.