Good afternoon, Gayle, and welcome to Tripatini! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.
To get the most out of Tripatini, we recommend you take a moment to join several of our many groups which you may find of particular use, such as Travel Marketers/Publicists, SATW, The Caribbean and the various inidividual islands, New York State, California, and the other U.S. states, Skiing/Snow Spots, Airfares/Air Travel, Luxury Travel, Eating/Drinking the World, Culture Vultures, our French language/culture club, and plenty of others covering many other topics and most destinations across the globe.
FYI, on your profile you'll see a green bar marked "Text Box," which you can turn into a box containing not just text but also photos and even videos about you, your travels, your company and clients, and more (you'll benefit yourself and our other members, particularly media, by sharing your URL and client list on your profile).
Finally, if you would, please be so kind as to spread the word among your travel-interested friends, family, colleagues, associates, and clients. It's fast and easy to use our "INVITE" function above left on the navigation bar to enter e-mails (even your whole list at once!). Finally, if you have a Facebook or Twitter account, please join our fan page and follow us (see front page info box); we'll be happy to reciprocate.
Thanks much for joining us; we wish you an outstanding rest of 2010, and it goes without saying that we look forward to seeing you online.