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When you become a travel agent, it can be very helpful to learn from those who have been doing it for a while.  Well, I once read tirade from a travel agent on one of those travel agency forum groups who was very frustrated (rightly so) and was using the forum to vent and get …

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When you become a travel agent, one of your greatest marketing priorities will be list-building.  In other words, when you become a travel agent, you will want to put a big focus on adding names and email address of your ideal prospects to your database.  Exhibiting at a bridal show, trade show or local festival …

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When you become a travel agent, the question that will undoubtedly annoy you the most is this:  Do travel agents still exist?  You will come face to face with the prevailing perception that the travel agent is long gone.  Your profession is invisible. You weren’t always invisible. Thirty years ago, you had a brick and …

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Yes!  I do have basic marketing advice for someone new to the travel business ownership journey.  And if you bear with me for a second, I am going to use the analogy of dating. A few years ago, I watched a reality TV show, called “Geek Love.”  While the show wasn’t about marketing or dating, …

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#AskMeredith:  What are some easy tips I can do so that my friends, family and colleagues start taking my business seriously (and stop treating it like a hobby)? You might have figured out already that there are very low barriers to entry to becoming a travel agent.  There’s no license needed.  No certification needed.  No …

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On this Travel Talk Live, Vanessa McGovern talks to the president of Trafalgar, Paul Wiseman!  Watch to learn more about traveling with Trafalgar!

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Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is proud to announce that GTN agent, Shannon LeBlanc of Paradise Vacation Escapes, will be featured at the Wedding Savvy Summit on March 11, 2017. The Wedding Savvy Summit is a conference for brides to learn about how to plan the perfect wedding. Shannon LeBlanc will be featured as the exclusive …

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One of the best pieces of advice I ever got from a business coach was on the subject of picking a name for a new business.  Her words exactly were, “Don’t be cute.  Be clear.” So, when it comes to picking a name for your new business selling travel, I will give you the same advice.  …

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On this Travel Talk Live, Vanessa McGovern talks to Camille Olivere of Norwegian Cruise Line! Camille is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Norwegian Cruise Line.  Watch to learn more about cruising with NCL!

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Congratulations to Gifted Travel Network member Kara Robinson on her appointment to Carnival Cruise Line’s Travel Partner Advisory Committee for 2017. Read Carnival Cruise Line’s press release and find the full list of Carnival’s 2017 Travel Partner Advisory Committee below: CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS TO ITS TRAVEL PARTNER ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR 2017 Diverse …

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