Ok I’m off to Japan, I’ll be staying in shinigawa. This will be my first time in Japan. Before that though I’ve stopped in Malaysia and taken a train then bus to Malaka, trains station I got off from airport was Bandar Tasig Selatan! Then got a bus from there using (tbs) terminal besepadu Selatan to malaka only aud$3
The place is very nice, I’m staying on the river in the old area called jonker! Voyage cottage lodge is we extremely clean and comfortable and the staff are very helpful and friendly!
Locals are friendly too, one sneakily paid for my diner last night?!
I’ve been to malaka before and I know this spot, it’s perfect 100 meters from start of the night market and across the road from the famous tshirt shop orangutan! I canfinally buy myself some real art tshirts again.
Anyway I better go I have a few things to prepaair before the wedding tonight and then heading back to kl in the morning.. Before Japan..
So I have been very busy at work preparing presentations. When I say preparing this is in Phd. territory, I have been working with designers to solve both all the new feature problems and then explain all the KPI’s.. the formulas for the statistics (KPIs) have been updated, everything needs evidence… So one hour presentations haven’t been long enough. I have another one coming. I activate my feature again hopefully in a week or so and then I’ll have to analyze and present the results. Presenting the increase in capacity and improved customer experience is going to be worth it.
I should say what company I work for because its not relevant to my own company Holiday Nova. Another things is I’ve been asked to go to Japan. That’s a whole new story. I’ve only realised that the reactors in Fukushima actually exploded and radiated over 20km!!! There are Geiger counter results showing there is definitely radioactive Iodine and Cesium in Tokyo… the uSv/hr were 7 times background levels.. now that the iodine has decayed they are constant at 3 times the normal background level. I have guidelines from Australia and WHO that have reports of Chernobyl and recommended levels… The delta in the normal levels to new levels is very large and therefore it is equivalent to Chernobyl. What WHO found for Chernobyl was that there was a very large increase in thyroid cancer not just 20km from the reactor but 500km !!! Fukushima is only 200km from Tokyo. So I probably won’t go there.
So back to business. I have had a few meetings and offers for partnership. I haven’t followed up on them and the deals I have with playboy Macau, Radisson Blu, Sofitel and the smaller travel groups need to be contacted for updated prices. I still need money for employ sales people. I’m also interested in connecting to a database but I’m in no rush… if I don’t get investors and I slowly get a database on the site I won’t need investors!. Imagine I’ve had 3 bookings this last 3 months and I only have about 10 products. Only two of the products were booked and not suprising they were the ones with that had the best and most organised content. With a content guide I’m sure the other will convert more. So content guide and a lot of content is needed. If I had sales staff then an ipad app is needed for updating products directly to the site. A good ipad app will manage the content rule and upload all the details including photos, descriptions, pricing and availability.
Signing off for now. I wish people had some questions about what I’m doing in Croatia. Any requests for different places to be added to the site. Throw them my way. I bet I can get a holiday that’s better then you can plan and cheaper then you can ever get anywhere else or by yourself test me.
Coming soon. I will be traveling to Japan. If I can get the tools and time I will be adding a lot of new places to the site. I also will take the opportunity to try to raise capital from Japan and visit Beijing with to visit an interested VC firm…
I haven’t updated the blog for a few months but I believe it’s time to continue with the updates.
I’ve been looking for investors to take the site to the next stage. I’m also in talks going through requirements with iOS and android developers to build a tool to help speed up adding new accounts to the site. The accounts will be able to manage everything from their eg ipad 2 including photos, videos, pricing and availability. Instead of a sales person having to revisit an account they can add their products on the first meeting. This means we can have over 10 additions to the site per day.. additions that aren’t from a data warehouse like every other site has. What the gives customers is the cheapest prices with still reasonable margins for us.
Finally after many years of development of both relationships, procedures and a great website… I’m looking for a partner that can help me take this to the next level.
On the 27th June I’ll be attending an investment meeting with many VC’s and angels and I will have my own display. This is very exciting. Finally an audience that has success in business and is looking for great opportunities.
Okay it’s time for our first exclusive promotion. This maybe the biggest promotion we will ever have and it this will definitely never happen again. It will likely pay mean a lot in the next few years and you’re getting a holiday that is the cheapest online.
Holiday Nova has different types of memberships and they are by invite and special request only.
Certain rooms and tours are visible to certain members.
Some will show up to people that have a specific email address but that is aimed for corporate and special requests.
The highest and most elite membership is BLACK. To get BLACK you have to be in the league with Richard Branson or Alicia Keys of status.
Below BLACK level there is Blue and Platinum.
Think about special promotions like fantasy island and space tourism or exclusive invites to events that may include movie stars etc.
Sounds unaffordable or unlikely, it is but not for the BLACK members. BLACK members are the elite.
That’s why I will only give away 5 memberships to the first 5 bookings of over ONLY $1000 in either currency you are charged in; AUD,USD or EUR.
We have had one large booking so there are only 4 memberships left.
I’ve included the cheapest prices for this amazing massage in West Lake. I have had a massage at this place and it has very professional staff, the best equipment I’ve seen compared to any other place in Hanoi and great ambient music and fragrances.
If you do book a session you can leave a review afterwards, that can include photos and videos. It’s unlikely you’ll take photos and videos though but at least you get a chance to leave comments and ratings.