Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Do you ever TAKE A STAND IN LIFE? Do you ever go "Against the Grain"?? Do you know what you want but seem to have a difficult time getting to the goal? Then watch this Video and always know that This is an amazing story of how people can come together in times of need. No matter where you come from, where you have been... or where you are at... there is always someone to STAND BY YOU Robert Paisola reports live.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Readers Digest Presents "Lifeboat in Antarctica" On Newstands Around the World Now, Posted by Robert Paisola
Dateline November 2007,
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Hello, Is this Robert Paisola?" 'Yes, I replied'. "Hello, she said, I am Cathy Free, and I am a Senior Feature Writer for Readers Digest in New York" We would love to do a story on your sister Lisa Paisola" She Continued.
Having been dealing with the media for days on end since my sister Lisa Paisola and my Aunt Kay Van Horne had been on a sinking ship called the MS EXPLORER, I shouted "Contact our Agent, Max Marxon at Marxon Sparks, they are based in Australia, and we will see if we can work you in" I said. The thought never crossed my mind again.
But then she said something that no other reporter had said..
"Oh thats not a problem, We do not need to do the interview now, we want her to get better first...we are looking to do a story on Lisa for the April issue of Readers Digest" she said.
Wow! I began to think, "Wasn't this the same magazine my grandparents subscribed to when I was a kid?" "No, She Said, It is much different now!" Just go to www.rd.com and you can see.
Guess what, I did just that, and as I traveled the world for the next three months, I saw the same magazine in Russia, Mexico, England, France, Costa Rico, Argentina, Every Airport in the United States and even in Kiev, Ukraine. "There is something to this magazine" I said to our publicist, Max Marxon in Australia, "So, Lets Do It!" I said... Lisa Agreed.
To our friends around the globe who monitor this blog, to the Worldwide Media and to the rest of the passengers and Crew of the MS Explorer, we present you with The Readers Digest International Version (in 21 different languages and 50 different editions) of what happened to the famed "Little Red Boat", The MS Explorer, in Antarctica.
To your Success,
Lifeboat in Antarctica
After her cruise ship sank in the Antarctic, one world traveler found herself on the ultimate adventure.
By Cathy Free
From Reader's Digest
Lisa Paisola had spent almost two weeks aboard a cruise ship in Antarctica's freezing temperatures, but she'd never felt cold like this. Huddled with 32 others in a metal lifeboat tossed by a fierce wind, she held her breath each time the craft dipped into the ocean and was splashed by heaving waves. The icy spray gave her an instant headache and numbed her cheeks. Dressed in long underwear, a thick sweater and waterproof pants and parka, Paisola still shivered uncontrollably and realized that she could no longer feel her toes.
She turned to her 63-year-old aunt, Kay Van Horne, who was pressed next to her. "This could be the last sunrise we'll ever see," she said, pointing to an orange glow in the distance. In a way, the scene was oddly beautiful, the towering icebergs cast in pastels by the dawning light.
Van Horne squeezed her niece's hand. "Let's not worry about something we can't control," she said quietly. "If it's our time to go, it's our time." For the next five hours, the women, floating in a freezing sea, relied on each other to keep hope alive.
A substitute teacher from Denver, Van Horne lived to travel. She and her equally adventurous niece had once trekked across Morocco on camelback. Paisola, 38, a real estate investor from North Salt Lake, Utah, had taken cruises to six different continents. The women each paid $15,000 for the Antarctica trip that, following the trail of the Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton, would take them to the bottom of the world.
But in Ushuaia, Argentina, where they were to board ship, Paisola laid eyes on the 39-year-old MS Explorer -- purposely compact to traverse the Southern Ocean's fjords -- and had second thoughts. As much as she wanted to make it to that seventh continent, she suddenly questioned the idea of spending 19 days on what looked like a fishing boat.
The laid-back Van Horne convinced her to put aside her concern, and the two settled into life on board, getting to know their 89 fellow passengers over leisurely dinners, taking wildlife tours led by seasoned experts to surrounding islands and enjoying the unspoiled frozen landscape around them.
After 12 days at sea, Paisola and Van Horne were getting ready for bed in their cozy cabin when they felt a sharp, jarring jolt. They had become accustomed to the sound the ship made as it cut through icy waters, but this was a loud thud that, to Paisola, signaled trouble. "Hurry -- dry your hair," she told her aunt, who'd just showered. "If anything happens, you don't want your hair wet."
"I feel like I should be watching Titanic," Van Horne responded sarcastically. "Since this could be a long night, maybe I'd better put on long johns." Sitting casually on the edge of her bed, she turned her hair dryer on high.
Minutes later, at around midnight, an alarm sounded, and the Explorer's captain, Bengt Wiman, made a shrill announcement over the intercom: "This is not a drill. Get on your arctic gear and come immediately to the muster station!" The passengers had been briefed before leaving port that, in an emergency, they would be called to the muster station, or lounge, the designated gathering place.
Paisola began to tremble. "Hearing that alarm," she says, "I just knew that I was going to die." Re-creating Shackleton's voyage suddenly seemed like tempting fate. In 1915 his ship, the Endurance, had been crushed by ice in the Southern Ocean, and his team, marooned on Elephant Island, wasn't rescued for almost two years.
Major cruise ship disasters are rare today. Medical crises, men overboard and petty crime occur, but the risk of a modern liner sinking is extremely low. Still, last April, the luxurious MS Sea Diamond went down after running aground off Santorini, Greece. Two of its nearly 1,200 passengers are missing and believed to have drowned. The Explorer was about to make news in much colder waters.
Paisola and Van Horne pulled on their polar gear and rushed to the lounge. Seeing that a few passengers were still in their pajamas, Paisola dashed back to her cabin to fetch a large bag of winter wear. "I brought extra because I don't like to be cold," she says.
She set the bag of long underwear, gloves and socks in the middle of the room so that anybody who needed them could take them. The captain quickly explained that the ship had hit submerged ice and, despite a reinforced hull, sustained a fist-size tear. Several crew members were attempting to repair the leak, but, the captain admitted, flood-control efforts didn't appear to be working. Water was seeping up through the toilets, a sign the ship was going down.
Paisola took a seat at the lounge computer and dashed off e-mails to family members, saying she loved them and attaching a rough copy of her will. Then she offered her e-mail account to her shipmates, but none came forward. "Everybody was sitting there in shock," she says. "They couldn't believe we were sinking."
Wiman announced that he had put out a distress call and that three ships in the area had offered help, but the closest was six hours away. A little after 1 a.m., with the Explorer listing dramatically, he came over the intercom once more. "Abandon ship!" he repeated three times. They would have to ride out the night in lifeboats.
Linking arms as they made their way to the now steeply pitched deck, Paisola and Van Horne looked down on a black sea, roiling with whitecaps. Ever optimistic, Van Horne quipped, "At least there are enough lifeboats." She watched crew members hurriedly assemble rescue equipment. "We had to believe we would survive," she says, "or we'd have torn our hair out."
To break the tension, a couple broke out in the Monty Python song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." All Paisola could think about, she admits, was the orchestra playing for the doomed passengers on the Titanic.
Thirty-one people, including two crew members, squeezed into lifeboat No. 3 with Paisola and Van Horne. With a screech, their small craft swung away from the ship. "We held our breath," recalls Van Horne, "hoping we wouldn't tumble out."
Seconds later, the boat dropped into the sea. The crew members struggled unsuccessfully to start the engine as the next lifeboat descended overhead, its propellers spinning. "They can't see us!" shouted one passenger, Andy White. "We've got to get away from the ship or we'll be crushed!"
A naval architect from Essex, England, White, 51, had been a champion rower. He grabbed an oar to push off from the Explorer. When it snapped in two, he found another. This time, he and a passenger next to him were able to maneuver the boat far enough away to start rowing, only to find they were headed directly into a seven-foot-high block of pack ice. The winds made navigating impossible; with no engine, they were at the mercy of the waves. White figured they'd slam into the huge mass within minutes.
Spotting an ax mounted on the lifeboat's forward bulkhead, he got an idea. "I decided that if we came alongside the pack, I could cut some steps," he says, "and lead people onto the ice." They had a chance.
Kindness and Hope
The boat grew quiet, and seasickness took hold. Several people leaned overboard to vomit. Paisola found an old Dramamine tablet in her camera case and told her aunt to open her mouth. She and Van Horne then passed out some extra hand warmers they'd brought along. "Keep the circulation going!" Van Horne called out.
There were other small acts of kindness as they drifted in the cold. Eli Charne, 38, a photographer from Irvine, California, had fled his flooding cabin when the Explorer hit the ice, leaving behind all his camera equipment. He found himself in the lifeboat without a stitch of waterproof clothing. A passenger gave him one of his gloves, and another shared a blanket. Next to him, two women encouraged him to wiggle his hands and feet. "I was so weak, I couldn't stop shivering," says Charne. "But any help that anybody offered gave you hope."
Paisola raised spirits when she rolled out a yellow rain poncho. Her shipmates had teasingly called her Superman for wearing the billowing cape on excursions to view penguins and seals. But in the lifeboat, as many as a dozen passengers found protection under the enormous slicker.
Hunkered down in the bow, White spotted two crew members approaching in an inflatable raft. The pair tossed over a rope so they could tow the disabled lifeboat behind them. White wouldn't need the ax after all, but he feared they were still in danger. So did his girlfriend, Lee Moulton, a 50-year-old nurse, who noticed that many of her shipmates were pale and trembling. Within hours, they would be at risk of hypothermia.
Moulton was especially worried about Braden Hanna of Ontario, Canada, at 18 the Explorer's youngest passenger. Wanting to see Antarctica's icebergs firsthand and warn others about the effects of global warming, he had saved for years to pay for the cruise. "I was looking for adventure, and I got it," he told Moulton. "This is a pretty weird situation to be in without my mum and dad."
Hanna's thin trousers were soaked through. Wrapping her arms around the rangy teen, Moulton whispered, "Cuddle up to me. I'll keep you warm." The nurse noticed another man, who was sweating profusely, even in the frigid wind. "I was concerned for all of us," she says. "Our bodies were starting to chill down." Though a few people carried on muted conversations, most waited in silence.
Van Horne thought about her grandchildren while Paisola prayed quietly. "I was making every deal with God you can imagine," she says.
Shortly before dawn, a helicopter, believed to have been sent from a nearby military base, buzzed overhead. As the lifeboaters waved and shouted, Paisola turned to her aunt and said, "Finally somebody else on the planet knows that we're out here."
Andy White noticed that Bob Flood, an ornithologist who had led the group on shorebird-watching tours, looked pale and withdrawn. "Hang on, Bob," White told him. "By this time tomorrow, I'll be buying you a drink."
About two hours later, a passenger spotted a ship on the horizon. "It was a flicker of light the size of a pinhead," recalls Paisola. Slowly the speck became larger until everyone could make out the Nordnorge, a Norwegian cruise ship. It had braved numerous ice floes to reach the doomed Explorer in under five hours.
All 154 of the marooned travelers were transferred to the Nordnorge, where they were offered dry clothing by cruisers eager to help. When a woman handed Paisola a blanket, "I started to cry and couldn't stop," she says. She was joined by others who wept openly when the Nordnorge captain took them past the Explorer, tipped on its side like a dying whale.
"It broke my heart," says Van Horne. "There's something about Antarctica -- the whites, the blues, the grays, that barren landscape of ice and rock. It's a spiritual place. Knowing the ship was going down was hard to take."
Amazingly, most of the Explorer's passengers, from 14 different countries, came through no worse for wear. Two crew members suffered mild hypothermia, and a passenger twisted an ankle climbing onto the rescue craft. Transported to King George Island, two and a half hours from where their ship went down, the group spent a few nights at an Antarctic research center before they were airlifted to a military base in Chile to begin their individual journeys home.
An investigation into the disaster is under way, and representatives for G.A.P Adventures, owner of the Explorer, will not confirm reports that the company has offered to reimburse passengers $8,000 for the portion of the trip they didn't complete, along with $1,300 for the belongings they left behind. That doesn't come close to covering what Paisola lost to the sea, but, safely back in Utah, she prefers to focus on the positive. "The stars had to have been lined up perfectly for all of us to survive," she says.
She has joined two online newsgroups, set up by Andy White and Eli Charne, to stay in touch with fellow passengers. So far, some 60 others have logged on, posting photos, comments and messages of support.
Meanwhile, Paisola is ready to plan her next trip. Though she didn't make it to Antarctica's mainland to cross that seventh continent off her list, she's got other priorities. "From now on when I travel," she says, "I want to be warm."
Sunday, March 16, 2008
The Salon of Italy in Salt Lake City Utah, An Essential Part of the Team, Brooke Tells her Secrets! Posted by Robert Paisola
"We proudly use Pureology, Sexy Hair, Matrix, and American Crew. Redken Is our color line, an award winner for it's products. Murad is our skin care line and we are proud to have their research and development behind our products and training. The esthetic staff has training from Murad and can help you address a skin care issue and plan a program." said Brooke, the Hair Designer from Salt Lake City that was Chosen by NBC to create the beautiful look that was seen all over the world, as Lisa Paisola attended interview after interview, all over the world.
"I am so excited that we were chosen, said Brooke" the senior stylist and artist who designed Lisa's Hairstyle, The Salon of Italy is truly on the cutting edge, and we are honored that NBC Television and Lisa Paisola would choose our salon. ' We know that NBC was pushing designers from New York and Beverly Hills, however, we just knew what Lisa Wanted" said Brooke.
And that is exactly what Lisa got, so as the cameras rolled, and as the soundmen and camera crews that had flown in to Salt Lake City, Utah to cover the story of the MS Explorer listened to the remote control rooms in New York City and Los Angeles, we heard the magic words "Wow, she looks amazing"
"That is when we knew that Lisa Paisola's decision to choose Brooke and The Salon of Italy over every other stylist in the nation was the right move" and the NBC Executive Team even went a step further, creating a special campaign based on Lisa's appearance on the TODAY SHOW WITH ANN CURRY called "Why I love today" and this is shown on the International NBC networks every day...."Something must be working" said Lisa! Thanks Brooke and the Salon of Italy for your dedication and desire to go "above and beyond"
Sunday, March 02, 2008
March 03, 2007
Live From NBC Dateline, New York, New York USA
Woman survives two icebergs
World traveler Lisa Paisola is trying to visit her seventh and final continent -- Antarctica. Her ship hits two icebergs, forcing Paisola and her fellow passengers and crew to evacuate to small lifeboats
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Bruce Poon Tip: Growth guru
From the March 2008 issue of PROFIT magazine
The summer sun shines above the ruins of Machu Picchu, high in the Peruvian Andes. In Thailand, the moon is rising as American, Canadian and Aussie tourists vie for bargains at Chiang Rai’s bustling night bazaar. Both locations are among the favourite destinations of Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G.A.P Adventures Inc., the world’s biggest adventure-travel firm. But on this cold day in mid-December, Poon Tip might prefer to be anywhere other than in his exposed-brick Toronto headquarters, negotiating with a tough Russian shipping line to lease an icebreaker to fulfill a commitment to his partners and customers half a world away.
In the 17 years since he founded G.A.P Adventures, the world has been Poon Tip’s oyster. But now geography was working against him. Three weeks earlier, on Nov. 23, 2007, G.A.P’s $10-million icebreaker, the MS Explorer, sprung a leak as it squeezed through pack ice just off the northernmost tip of Antarctica. Some 150 passengers and crew abandoned ship as it slowly listed to starboard. The passengers and crew drifted five hours in open lifeboats before being scooped up by three passenger vessels that had steamed to the rescue. The bone-chilling sea had been blessedly calm, so some passengers called it the best adventure they’d ever had.
Still, the world’s media hammered at the story for days — questioning deficiencies in Explorer’s maintenance logs and staking out Poon Tip’s Toronto home in their breathless search for news.In the end, all the passengers arrived home amid promises of compensation and seats on future trips. But G.A.P’s problems weren’t over. Customers booked on upcoming Antarctic cruises were demanding to know what G.A.P was doing for them.
As a champion of customer experiences, Poon Tip can’t stand disappointing passengers. He sent a few team members to look over the Polaris, a Danish-built icebreaker sitting out the winter in frosty Murmansk, 1,500 km northwest of Moscow. Since Polaris carries only 65 passengers compared with Explorer’s 99, operating the new icebreaker would cost G.A.P more money than simply cancelling the Antarctic season. But Poon Tip and his management team agreed it was the right thing to do — for the customers and booking agencies who depend on them.
Still, hiring Polaris was another story. The owner, Murmansk Shipping Co., treats the Arctic expedition vessel like a favourite child. When Poon Tip offered to charter the ship, Murmansk officials dragged their heels. They wanted more money, they needed more time. With January passengers anxiously awaiting news, Poon Tip sent an e-mail requesting the ship leave as soon as possible. The two sides finally reached agreement, but the next day Murmansk demanded more money. “This negotiation is so tough. I don’t know if we’re going to get anything out of these guys,” a weary Poon Tip said at a G.A.P managers’ meeting. While he was willing to lose some money on this grand gesture, there had to be a limit. So he told the Russians to forget it. The next day, Murmansk backed down on the price and offered to ship out in three days.
negotiator. But he is still the determined person who rejected a motorcoach tour of Thailand in favour of a healthier hike along the back roads to remote villages. Poon Tip’s love for local cultures, and his commitment to change the way people vacation, have helped him negotiate his way to the top of the fast-growing adventure-travel business. From a startup company faxing out brochures in a Toronto garage, launched on $10,000 in savings and a $5,000 advance from VISA, G.A.P Adventures has become a $120-million-a-year colossus. Offering 1,000 tours on seven continents, it serves 70,000 customers a year. Last fall, National Geographic Adventure magazine ranked G.A.P as the world’s No. 1 “do it all” tour outfitter. But as the sinking of the Explorer suggests, G.A.P’s journey hasn’t been easy. And now that it sits atop its niche, things aren’t getting any easier.
“There’s no precedent for a company of our size in this industry,” says Poon Tip. And he’s learning that “it’s always more difficult to be the one being chased than the one doing the chasing. It’s something I’ve worked very hard for, but it still takes a lot of adjustment.”
Besides staring down Russian shipping companies, the challenges on Poon Tip’s desk include finding new ways to hang onto G.A.P’s prime customers, fighting off a costly legal offensive by San Francisco-based clothing retailer Gap Inc. and outmaneuvring countless copycats plus TUI Travel PLC, a £12-billion-a-year travel giant that’s acquired numerous G.A.P rivals. Bigger yet is the task of perpetuating G.A.P’s spirit, creativity and core values as the firm becomes a sprawling global entity run by professional managers rather than entrepreneurial instinct.
With such a busy in-tray, you might think Poon Tip longs to grab a pith helmet and set out for Africa. But that’s not so. “I’m not done,” he says. “I’ve only just developed this company to a point where I can do what I want to do. I’m working hard, but I’m having more fun than ever.”
Indeed, Poon Tip was an entrepreneur long before he was a backpacker. Born in Trinidad to Spanish-Chinese parents who moved to Jamaica and then to Calgary to seek a better life for their seven children, Poon Tip grew up working hard. “I had three businesses before I was 16,” he says. “I think of G.A.P as my fourth company.”
While his father was building a chain of gas stations, 12-year-old Bruce was acquiring paper routes and subcontracting delivery to 10-year-olds too young for routes of their own. He later bred Dutch dwarf rabbits for sale to Calgary pet shops. And at 14 he won a Junior Achievement award after he organized local children to produce colour-changing bookmarks that he persuaded pharmacists to stock beside their cash registers. He sold more than 10,000, he says: “I couldn’t get them made fast enough.”
Studying business at Calgary’s Mount Royal College, Poon Tip indulged his love of travel with a tour of Thailand. He was disturbed by his experience. “I was quite young and very political,” he says. “It angered me the way these air-conditioned coaches and Western environments are created for tourists. You never really come in contact with the local people.” He much preferred solo travel, riding local buses, staying in family-run hotels and eating indigenous foods. Not everyone, he knew, was ready for such an uncertain adventure, but he sensed demand for low-cost, grassroots adventures that travellers don’t have to plan themselves.
Based on his childhood business successes, Poon Tip moved to Toronto and launched G.A.P Adventures in 1990. You think that’s confidence? His first brochure proudly warned, “If you’d like all the comforts of home, we suggest you stay home.”
Starting the company was easy, says Poon Tip: identify core destinations, then find young people who love exploring foreign lands to create and lead the tours in low-impact groups that never numbered more than 12 people. The company grew quickly by appealing to a new breed of traveller: single tourists, many of them women. Even today, G.A.P eschews the “singles supplements” that price many tours and cruises out of reach for lone travellers.
Marketing through live seminars and slide shows, within five years G.A.P was offering tours on five continents. Poon Tip’s “gap” had turned into a gusher. G.A.P’s brand of “responsible tourism” has emerged as the ideal solution for increasingly socially conscious travellers. Today, the market for adventure travel is thought to be growing by 20% a year, as more travellers seek out gorillas in Uganda, cooking classes in Peru or elephant rides in India. G.A.P has grown its revenue by at least 30% every year, not just by creating a new type of tourism but by branding it as its own. Poon Tip has become a high-profile proponent of ecotourism and social responsibility. He has worked with the World Bank to help impoverished Third-World villages finance new tourist lodges, while G.A.P was one of the first tour companies to pull out of Burma after the military junta forced G.A.P to use low-paid government contractors instead of letting the company make more generous deals with local suppliers.
Whether through high ideals, slide shows, travel agents or its ever-growing website, G.A.P has always been a marketing machine. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to run a good tour,” Poon Tip told PROFIT in 2003. “The skill is in the selling.”
Although G.A.P today has almost 600 employees and 20 offices around the world, the spirit of 1990 still rules. As president, CEO and keeper of the company’s Birkenstock culture, Poon Tip insists that G.A.P stays true to its entrepreneurial roots. Although he has hired more senior managers from outside in recent years, Poon Tip is careful to bring in people who match the business’s image as a “company of travellers.” And he makes sure potential executives know that they’ll have to adjust to his management style, which combines hands-off detachment with high expectations of service quality and a relentless appetite for innovation. “We know we work for a guy who has a new idea every time he gets out of the shower,” says one G.A.P manager.
Most of all, Poon Tip demands growth. “I’m a builder,” he says. “As long as I’m here, I’m going to continue to push.” A bigger G.A.P, he insists, has the opportunity to become a better company, with the resources and customer numbers to push innovation and expand tours into areas no one else can — in West Africa, for instance, or Iran. “With size, we can do more.”
Poon Tip has his admirers. Benson Cowan, CEO of Toronto’s Butterfield & Robinson, a luxury tour operator, says he has been watching G.A.P’s boss for years: “I think he’s one of the rare Canadian entrepreneurs who really has a sense of how to build a brand and build a company, and what he has done is impressive.” Noting that the typical price of a G.A.P trip ($900) is equivalent to the single supplement on a Butterfield & Robinson holiday, Cowan praises G.A.P’s ability to turn a profit on lean margins. “They run a tight ship,” he says. “The high-volume, low-margin makes for a hard fight, so you have to be really good at it.”
But Poon Tip bristles at suggestions that G.A.P’s margins are substandard. “Our margins are the same or better than anyone’s,” he says. “Our price points are less because of our volume.” He says G.A.P’s profit this year should be between 6% and 10%.
So how does G.A.P maintain its growth pace? Here are five key strategies:
»Expanding product lines. Since its first hiking trip, G.A.P has consistently branched into new destinations, means of transport (boats! bikes!) and travel “styles.” It now has 12 classes of experience, from “Roam” for no-frills 20-somethings to special-interest tours for photographers and gourmets, among others.
(Poon Tip complains that as fast as G.A.P develops new trips, other companies copy them. Still, no competitor can hope to match its volumes: in 2007, G.A.P developed 250 new trips.
»Deeper relationships with other travel marketers. For instance, G.A.P has preferred relationships with certain air-flight specialists such as Flight Centre, and recently signed a marketing deal with Expedia.ca, which G.A.P hopes will lead to deals with Expedia operations in other countries.
»Acquisitions. Early on, G.A.P had no ability to sell airfares, and the airlines weren’t willing to deal with new, small players. In 2002, G.A.P bought Global Connections, a Vancouver-based flight consolidator specializing in low-cost airfares to Latin America, to get its hands on a critical mass of wholesale seat licenses. In five years, it tripled that initial volume. Similarly, Poon Tip created a new line of business when he bought the Explorer out of dry dock. Antarctic tours were expected to produce almost 10% of G.A.P’s sales this year, revenue that G.A.P is hoping to regain next season with another ship.
»Innovative marketing. The Great Adventure People TV show, which chronicles some of G.A.P’s most exciting trips, is now shooting a new season of shows for CTV’s travel channel and other broadcasters. And at a time when travel bookings are massively migrating online, Poon Tip has opened profitable storefront outlets in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, New York and Melbourne. “No one but me would invest in bricks and mortar these days,” he says, “but it proves our market leadership.”
»Target marketing. G.A.P prides itself on staying in touch with its market. Under marketing VP Susan Hayes, a former Workopolis.com executive who joined G.A.P last May, the firm has focused its ad campaign on supplier relationships, and is revamping its website to create more of a community for adventurers. “I have a boss who lets me run,” says Hayes, “so the sky’s the limit.”
With last fall’s merger of U.K.-based First Choice and the tourism division of Germany’s TUI AG into TUI Travel PLC, Poon Tip and the rest of the industry face a formidable competitor with 30 million clients in 180 countries. The new TUI houses more than 100 brands of travel agencies, airlines and tour operators, including more than 30 G.A.P rivals. The threat is that TUI will use integrated operations and marketing to reduce costs and tie up customers forever. But Poon Tip says companies bought by TUI rarely live up to their billing, perhaps because their former owners rarely hang around long. “We eventually eclipse those companies because we’re able to be more nimble and creative,” he says.
When asked the source of G.A.P’s competitive advantage, Poon Tip is quick to credit his people. His company has one product: service. And it has to provide that product to small groups all over the world, week after week. If it can’t provide flawless logistics and unique experiences, customers will never return.
Poon Tip rarely gets involved in hiring (or other day-to-day operations) anymore. His role is to hatch ideas, plan for the future and jump in when he can make a difference (as in the negotiations with Murmansk). Although Poon Tip interviews only top management candidates now, he says his attitude-based hiring formula permeates the company, separating the doers from the dreamers:
»Hire people who are passionate about the product. If they aren’t so now, how will they motivate themselves or others later? (All G.A.P staff get four weeks’ holidays and a free trip per year.)
»Probe an applicant’s mindset with specific questions. “I want to know how people handle certain situations, what problems they've worked on, how they pitch ideas, how they would describe their work ethic.” If a candidate sounds too smooth, ask how someone else — say, a colleague or subordinate — would describe their work style. “Within five minutes I can tell if you’re a winner.”
»Interview for culture fit. At G.A.P, second interviews for senior positions are attended by the full management team, who later voice their opinions. Poon Tip admits that running his choices by that team has prevented him from making several hiring mistakes.
»Maintain a culture that encourages effort yet acknowledges individualism. “Ninety percent of our success comes from building a winning culture,” says Poon Tip. “As long as we’re true to our company culture, we'll get people wanting to fly the flag for us.”
Still, sometimes G.A.P’s service slips up. Some clients complain of trips cancelled without explanation. Others question their tour leaders’ commitments to their group. But some of the harshest criticisms have emerged from the Explorer sinking. While some passengers praised the care they received from the ship’s crew and G.A.P’s staff on the ground, others are complaining of negligence and worse: they say the launching of the lifeboats was sloppily handled, and that the lifeboats were overcrowded and inadequately supplied. Once the passengers were safe on the ground, they say, their need for new clothes or information on how to get home was largely ignored. “I was very unhappy with the treatment we received and the lack of follow-through,” says one unhappy passenger who waited days to find a pair of shoes his size to replace those left behind on the ship.
G.A.P, which sent several senior managers to South America to work with the stranded survivors, insists that most passengers were happy with the way things worked out — and that some even booked passage on the Polaris to finish their tour. The truth will undoubtedly emerge from investigations now under way. But G.A.P’s executive team got top marks from most observers for their handling of logistics, the media and communications with family throughout the crisis. “They’re obviously a well-run company to get through that,” notes Butterfield & Robinson’s Cowan. “On our trips, if our bike seats are too hard, we hear about it.”
The disaster “was a test for us,” says Poon Tip. “You rehearse these things all the time, but you never really know if you’ll be ready.” He admits he had little to do with handling the crisis. Each member of his critical-incident management team (basically, his top executives) worked in his or her own area, doing what they do best, with little need for guidance or direction. In a way, it was a vindication of the G.A.P management model, says Sol Mandel, the firm’s COO. A part-timer who mainly oversees financial and legal affairs, but not trip operations, Mandel helped set up the company’s management structure. He believes the fact that Poon Tip is so hands-off has encouraged development of a whole team of leaders — entrepreneurs, in effect, who take full responsibility for their departments and their results. That willingness to take the initiative meant no one needed to be told what to do on Nov. 23.
But that’s hardly the end of G.A.P’s adventures. In January, Poon Tip spent two days being examined by lawyers for Gap as part of the retail giant’s trademark-protecting lawsuit, which coincided with the opening of his retail stores. Poon Tip claims not to understand what Gap is after: “There is nothing more unattractive to me than being associated with that brand.” He says hundreds of firms in North America have “Gap” in their name. He considers the lawsuit a crude attempt by a giant company to intimidate his firm: “The court date is years and millions of dollars away.” Couldn’t he end it by changing the company’s name? Maybe, says Poon Tip, “But why would I do that? Our name isn’t the same. There are periods in our name. There’s ‘Adventures’ on the end.” He doesn’t seem to be giving an inch.
In fact, Poon Tip seems pretty sure about how the future looks. He says the company will continue to grow, through both expansion and acquisition. Maybe he’ll buy some more companies, get into book publishing or possibly open some exotically themed (but authentic) restaurants. The one certainty is that he expects G.A.P to be a $500-million company in five years. Despite numerous offers to sell the company, he doesn’t expect to exit G.A.P any time soon. “I used to have this idea that I wanted to do something different — to prove that I wasn’t just a one-trick pony,” he says. “But that was in my youth. Maybe I am just a one-trick pony, and I’ll have to be satisfied with that.
“It’s a pretty good trick, after all.”
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Tuesday December 18, 2008
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Monday, December 10, 2007
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Sunday, December 09, 2007
Lisa Paisola endowed as Good Will Ambasador to "Mothers Without Borders Foundation", by Robert Paisola
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2008
Robert Paisola, Los Angeles California
To our friends around the world:
We are wanting to take a moment to thank you for all of the support that you have provided for Lisa Paisola and her family during the past few weeks, since she was safely returned from the freezing waters of the Antarctic Ocean.
Lisa recently was CHOSEN TO BE a Goodwill Ambassador for The Worldwide Charity Mothers Without Borders located at www.MothersWithoutBorders.org
"I am so honored that I have been given the opportunity to assist those in other countries that have gone through so much more than WE CAN EVEN COMPREHEND, It is truly inspiring how this organization changes so many lives" said Paisola.
Paisola is the perfect ambassador for
As more and more HIV-infected parents die, the burden of caring for millions of orphans will fall upon countries already stretched to the breaking point.
Once children lose their parents, many of them are forced to leave school to support themselves and their siblings. Some turn to crime. Others are forced into prostitution. Without the loving guidance of an adult, these children easily fall victim to disease, starvation and the elements.
Thousands of children end up on the streets of major cities, sleeping on the hard, cold ground and digging in trashcans or begging for food.
When asked what is the hardest part about living alone, a thirteen-year-old boy living on the streets in Zambia, told us, "I don't have anyone to love me or protect me or help me. I am always alone."
The purpose at Mothers Without Borders is to address the needs of orphaned and abandoned children in a holistic manner. We support efforts to provide safe shelter, food and clean water, education and access to caring adults. They want to assure that each child has someone who cares about them to teach them of their value.
Lisa Paisola is a survivor of the MS Explorer Disaster that took place in November 2008. Lisa Paisola can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
This release is copyright 2008 The Robert Paisola Family Foundation
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Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2007 11:59PM MST
Copyright 2007, Robert Paisola
To all of our Friends, Family and Media around the World,
Today we announced that we had received informatation that Lisa Paisola, my sister and passenger of the MS Explorer Cruise Ship was arriving home.
Right now it is 11:16 PM in Salt Lake City, Utah and this is the first time that I have to update you on todays events.
Lisa arrived at the Salt Lake City, Utah International Airport today from Dallas Texas. She was greeted by reporters from all over the nation. Here are a few of the photos that we are able to post at this time. NBC will post many more, including LIVE VIDEO from the bridge of the Captains Deck minutes prior to the disaster and the entire evacuation process that was documented. No other person in the world has this kind of video.
We are very happy to announce that Lisa will be the featured guest on THE TODAY SHOW based in the United States with Ann Curry, tomorrow morning at 5:30 AM MST.
The Television Producers and equipment needed to Produce this Live Remote are enroute from Denver, Colorado and will be here at my home in 2 hours!
The local NBC Affiliate, KSL has received two, two gig memory chips containing exclusive photos and incredible video.
The NBC Network Deal took almost 7 hours to complete and the Local Producer Shelly Osterloh in conjunction with the New York Staff of NBC made it all happen.
We as a family are releived that this ordeal is almost over, and you can look forward to seeing our entire family on Dateline in January, 2008, Live from New York City.
To the reporters that we were not able to accomodate, we are committed to work with you and will continue to update this blog on a very regular basis.
Photos will be edited and produced by NBC and will be avaliable on the International NBC and MSNBC Web Sites.
Again, we wish you the best, and will continue to provide links from around the world to document how this has unfolded.
The Circus begins again in 3 hours at 3:00 AM with the Live NBC Remote from New York.
Many more photos will be posted tomorrow.
From our Hearts to Yours.
The Western Capital Foundation
Copyright 2007, Robert Paisola, All Rights Reserved
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
LIVE VIDEO NOW AVALIABLE ON INTERNATIONAL BASIS ON MSN AND GOOGLE NETWORKS OF TODAY SHOW AIRING OF MS EXPLORER LISA PAISOLA, POSTED BY ROBERT PAISOLA
THE VIDEO OF LISA PAISOLA'S APPEARANCE ON THE TODAY SHOW IS NOW LIVE ON THE MSN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
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Monday, December 03, 2007
Hello Again to all of our friends and neighbors around the world,
This is a quick update to let you know that the link below will lead you to 36 minutes of video coverage of The MS Explorer Disaster. You will see National, International and local stories INCLUDING the much awaited Inside Edition Interview.
This is a large file, so you can either download it or you can simply wait for the windows media player buffering process to complete. It is absolutely worth the wait.
We are preparing much more data on this and are going as a Family to New York City, NY to appear on a Special Edition of Dateline to be aired in the USA on the NBC television network.
Again, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Here is the video...just be patient or simply right click, save as and let it ride!
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Sunday, December 02, 2007
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MyFox Utah News Consumer Home
A Utah woman was aboard a cruise ship when it hit an iceberg and started sinking off the coast of Antarctica Friday. Lisa Paisola,38, of Bountiful was ...www.myfoxutah.com/myfox/pages/News/Consumer?pageId=3.6 - 37k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Canadians on sunken cruise ship head to Chile
Bountiful, B.C., resident Lisa Paisola reassured her family that she was safe on a voice mail message posted on the Salt Lake Tribune Web site. ...www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=121821 - 91k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
NBC Today Show: More with the cruise ship survivor - Broadcast ...
28: Lisa Paisola tells TODAY’s Ann Curry about her mindset while waiting in the lifeboats and whether she feared frostbite. ...broadcast.organicframework.com/p/NBC-Today-Show-More-with-the-cruise-ship-survivor___423,142432.html - 21k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Utah Wire - Topix
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Lisa Paisola of Bountiful plans to stay put for a while after her cruise ship sank off the coast of Antarctica. On Tuesday,. ...www.topix.com/wire/state/ut - 55k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Utah Environment News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News
Those passengers reportedly include a Davis County, Utah, woman, Lisa Paisola, and her aunt, Kay ... of G.A.P. Adventures of Toronto, ...www.einnews.com/utah/newsfeed-utah-environment - Similar pages - Note this
Antarctic cruise ship survivor - MSNBC Video
Nov. 28: Lisa Paisola tells TODAY’s Ann Curry in an exclusive interview about that terrifying moment and why she captured it all on camera.video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&brand=msnbc&vid=71a840a9-32d9-4ca7-801a-55c7666ff00d - 27k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
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A Utahn, Lisa Paisola, is among the passengers that were aboard a cruise adventure ship that hit an iceberg and is sinking in the Antarctic Ocean. ...www.neseek.com/ship.html - 53k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Nov. 28: Lisa Paisola tells TODAY’s Ann Curry in an exclusive interview about that terrifying moment and why she captured it all on camera. Read Story ...www.zimbio.com/Kyla+Ebbert/trackers/5/Too+Sexy+To+Fly+Blog+Mentions - 41k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
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Labels: gap adventure. gap adventure lawsuit, KAY VAN HORNE, king george island, KSL, LISA PAISOLA, MS EXPLORER, robert paisola, THE TITANIC RESCUE ...westerncapital.blogspot.com/2007/11/first-batch-of-antarctic-shipwreck.html - 48k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
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28: Lisa Paisola tells TODAYs Ann Curry in an exclusive interview about that An American on board the MS Enterprise when it hit an iceberg off Antarctica ...estes.lib.co.us/news.asp?newsid=14 - 66k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Chile Facts on Squidoo
Rescue at the bottom of the world: North Salt Lake’s Lisa Paisola ... - Davis County Clipper · Rescue at the bottom of the world: North Salt Lake's Lisa ...www.squidoo.com/chilecountry - 53k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
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y si el barco se hundía, este sería un camino para dar a conocer a mi familia todo lo que sucedió", señaló Lisa Paisola a la cadena NBC. ...www.terra.cl/noticias/index.cfm?id_reg=886549&id_cat=302 - 38k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Travel Agents News
Bountiful resident Lisa Paisola was rescued from the sinking cruise ship off Antarctica. (Robert...(The Salt Lake Tribune) ...www.realancientworld.com/s/travelagentsflights/s2.html - 41k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Daily Herald - Search
... 154 passengers on board the Canadian cruise ship that struck submerged ice and sank near Antarctica. Lisa Paisola was reportedly safe after taking t ...2005.heraldextra.com/.../?Itemid=&option=com_search&searchphrase=all&searchword=nty - 60k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Are we overscanning? - Truveo Video Search
... she felt as the 154 passengers and crew abandoned ship. Lisa Paisola, who is safe at home in Salt Lake City, Utah, tells the story in her own words. ...www.truveo.com/Are-we-overscanning/id/3044902292 - 84k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
More with the cruise ship survivor - MSNBC Video
Nov. 28: Lisa Paisola tells TODAY’s Ann Curry about her mindset while waiting in the lifeboats and whether she feared frostbite.video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&brand=msnbc&tab=m5&from=00&vid=787e6987-281d-45bd-a960-1bc559367... - 28k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this