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The Balancing Act® airing on Lifetime Television®

Margie Jordan, President & CEO of Jordan Executive Travel, joined Kristy V, co-host of The Balancing Act, to talk about getaway vacation plans. How about a cruise? Margie has some great advice on how to find the perfect cruise for you and how to get a good deal on your next cruise.

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In the News Year-by-Year

2015

October 1, 2015 – Travel Agent Becomes Lifeline for Blind Travelers
EJ and Betty Ford just spent a week in beautiful, tropical Jamaica, and they didnt see a thing. The couple from Ashville, NC recently celebrated their seven-year anniversary at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, an all-inclusive, weeklong vacation prepared by Jordan Executive Travel ServiceThe couple cant say enough about the trip, despite not having seen any of it. EJ and Betty are both blind. First Coast Voice

June 23, 2015 – Hit the Road Jane! How to work from anywhere in the world
“I don’t work in a traditional office space. My goal has always been to have a mobile business that I can do from virtually anywhere in the world. Some places are more of a challenge than others but quite honestly while I travel, my business comes with me,” Margie Jordan of Jordan Executive Travel Service tells MadameNoire.com.
Madame Noire

April 30, 2015 – Safari Report
Safaris fit right into important consumer trends, particularly increased interest in experiential travel. Along with that, they have appeal that cuts across generational lines, says Margie Jordan, owner of Jordan Executive Travel Service in Jacksonville, FL.
Worldwide Destination Guide

2014

July 18, 2014 – MH17 Tragedy Concerning for International Travelers
With Malaysia Air Flight MH-17 shot down in such an unstable part of the world, international travelers are starting to ask “how” a plane will reach it’s destination.
First Coast News

May 12, 2014 – South Africa Adventures Go Above and Beyond Safaris
“Instead of the jeep safari, clients who really want adventure can do a walking safari,” said Margie Jordan, president of Jordan Executive Travel, a Signature agency in Jacksonville, FL.
Travel Market Report

May 5, 2014 – Broaden Clients South Africa Trips by Focusing on History and Culture
With its remarkable social history and ethnic diversity, South Africa offers clients cultural experiences that are every bit as intriguing as its celebrated game parks, according to travel agents who specialize in selling the destination.
Travel Market Report

2013

October 3, 2013How to take a dream vacation on  a tiny budget
Your savings may not seem robust enough for you to visit your fantasy destination, but a travel agent may think otherwise.
Yahoo! Shine

September, 2013 – How to take a dream vacation on  a tiny budget
Your savings may not seem robust enough for you to visit your fantasy destination, but a travel agent may think otherwise. Womans’ Day

September 18, 2013ASTA’s Kirby Showcases Effort to Promote the Value of a Travel Agent
ASTA is working to promote the value of travel agents on several fronts, including two specific instances where it’s using public television and Woman’s Day, a magazine that earlier this year published a derogatory article about agents.
Travel Pulse

2011

September 1, 2011 Selling South Africa: Agents Share Insight, Advice
South Africa is a complex destination with lots of must-see sights and myriad accommodation choices. For agents, planning a South African vacation requires a bit more knowledge and skill than, say, booking a one-week cruise.
Travel Market Report

2010

August 18, 2010 – Despite Deals in Europe, Americans Stay Home
The euro dipped to a four-year low against the dollar earlier this summer, but not a lot of Americans booked flights and hopped the pond to take advantage of the favorable exchange rate. In fact, when it came to booking European “dip trips,” there was a lot more talk than action, survey results from a recent Travelocity poll show.
NBC News

March 10, 2010 – Affinity Travel: The broad trend in niche travel
Whether it’s Zumba or food, wine tasting or volleyball, exotic locales or family reunions, there’s likely a vacation that caters to it.
Business World Weekender (Reuter’s)

February 26, 2010 – Affinity Travel: The broad trend in niche tours
Whether it’s Zumba or food, wine tasting or volley ball, exotic locales or family reunions, there’s likely a vacation that caters to it.
Reuter’s

January 29, 2010 – Cruise Ships Woo Long Snubbed Solo Travelers
The cruise industry is notorious for discriminating against single travelers, piling on surcharges for those cruising alone and giving better deals to duos. Margie Jordan of the American Society of Travel Agents told Reuters that solo globetrotters have to pay 150 to 200 percent more than those traveling in pairs.
Jaunted.com

January 29, 2010 – Cruise news: Norwegian offers studios for singles
Norwegian Cruise Line announced this month that it will be offering studio cabins on its ship Epic. The exciting news: The studios are priced with solo travelers in mind.
Budget Travel

January 26, 2010 – Solo travelers get a better deal
If you’re fancy free and love to wander, the price might finally be right to travel solo.
Stuff.nz.com

January 24, 2010 – First timer finds there might be something small cruises

“No one is really looking for shuffleboard or the 24-hour buffets anymore,” says Margie Jordan.
Los Angeles Times

January 21, 2010 – Travel Watch: World Cup Travel
“The easiest thing to do? Book an all-inclusive package with a tour operator…”
The Wall Street Journal

2009

July 10, 2009 – Vacationing for Less: Internet remains go-to source for deals
Thinking of skipping the family vacation this year because of a tight budget? Don’t. There are great travel deals to be had during this economic downturn.
Black Enterprise

April 22, 2009 – On-site service: Do travel websites make you feel overwhelmed?
When it comes to making travel plans, online services, such as Orbitz.com, caused a stir when they put the ability to find cheap flights at consumers’ fingertips roughly a decade ago.
The Bend Bulletin

2008

October 23, 2008 – Iceland, Costa Rica and South Africa are bargains as currency falls
The greenback is making a comeback in many countries, boosting buying power for Americans who still have discretionary income and an urge to travel.
USAToday

May 12, 2008 – Travel upside to economic woes
Consumers are buzzing about the “R” word. With rising foreclosure rates, soaring gas prices and an economy teetering on recession, you’d think selling a vacation right now would be an impossible task.
Travel Agent Central

March 23, 2008 – Travel Insider: Most scaling back on travel
As the dollar weakens, the economy slows and talk of a recession grows louder, more and more Americans are trimming, shrinking and shifting vacation plans.
The Chicago Tribune

2007

August 2007 – Passports and Visas: The latest on the ever-changing regulations
There is a lot of confusion when a passport is required.
Travel Agent Magazine

June 2007 – Travel Agents Staging a comeback
Frustrated with the recent rash of sold-out hotels and airline seats, travelers are discovering that for all the hype, web sites like Hotels.com, Orbitz and Travelocity are losing some of their edge.
Smart Money Magazine

March 22, 2007 – Get Ready to Wait For Your Passport
If you haven’t ever hurried up and waited, you haven’t applied recently for a U.S. passport.
Jacksonville.com