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I was selected out of a pool of other travel industry applicants to go on U by Uniworld’s first launch river cruise. I submitted a 30 second video explaining why U by Uniworld should pick me to experience this first river cruise adventure. At Gifted Travel Network, we work with over 230 travel agents from …

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When you first become a travel agent, whether you work from home or in an office, having a consortium that aligns with your business’ objectives is incredibly important and powerful. But I realize how confusing it all can be because one of your first steps is to find the right host agency or franchise. Now, …

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There is one, big, wrong reason to become a travel agent that continues to get included in recent articles about this subject, that I decided it was time to write an article on the right reasons to become a travel agent. The number 1 wrong reason to become a travel agent is to feed your …

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Gifted Travel Network is excited to announce that our Digital Marketing Manager, Caroline Hollar, was selected for a spot on U by Uniworld’s first ‘Launch’ cruise! U by Uniworld is a new river cruise line designed for travelers aged 21-45. The official sailings begin in 2018, which will feature 4 different itineraries plus 2 Christmas …

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With so many DIY options for travelers to book their own vacations, a great question to ask, when you become a travel agent, is what does it take for a traveler to want a travel agents’ help? Marketing guru, Dan Kennedy, actually has the answer for you in his 5 steps to getting a client …

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Branding, branding, branding. Blah, blah, blah. It can be so easy to blow off this marketing subject and skip to the part of marketing that gets you clients. Why do you think those emails and direct mail pieces created by your suppliers and sent to your clients on behalf of your consortia are so easy …

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Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is excited to announce that Sandy Saburn joined the GTN team as Director of Sales. Sandy has worked in travel for 15 years starting as an agent and quickly moving into leadership roles including Training Manager and Marketing Manager where she oversaw all leisure marketing and events, and assisted the corporate and …

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If there was one tip I wish someone had given me when I first became a travel agent was this: Do NOT take any and all business that comes your way. Instead, establish a boundary from day 1. The boundary could be based upon a minimum amount of commission you will make per booking. It …

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When you announce to your friends, family and prospects that you have become a travel agent, don’t be surprised if you get the reply, “I didn’t know travel agents still existed!”  The reason why is that visibility of the travel agent profession is gone. Why?  In the past 10-15 years, thousands and thousands of traditional …

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A long time ago, when I first became a travel agent, a question that ran through my head every single day was, “How do I attract millionaires and billionaires and get them as clients?”  Why?  I was tired of honeymoon budgets of $2K to $3K.  You know the kind … beer budgets with champagne taste. …

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