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It’s the time of year that you are probably running around buying lots of gifts for the holidays. You’ve probably bought presents for kids and adults and even pets! But what about yourself? With that in mind, I have some gift suggestions for YOU, no matter where you are in the travel business. For those …

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Please don’t get me wrong, I am sure you have lovely friends and your family is fantastic! But for most people, just booking travel for their family and friends isn’t enough to sustain a successful business. A hobby, yes; but not a business. So, while you are certainly going to start out marketing yourself as …

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Are you ready to live the laptop lifestyle? You can do that in the travel industry.   Imagine this: you are hard at work on a project when you glance up from your laptop screen to take in the view: That’s the dream, isn’t it? To truly be able to work from anywhere while making …

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 1. “I am thankful for technology. While this may sound like a meaningless thing, it’s quite the opposite. My life has flourished in so many ways because of technology. If it weren’t for technology, I never could have started the Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE) … which I started with a laptop from my home. …

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It’s a sad truth: the love of travel does not equate to success in the travel industry. Just being passionate about traveling does not mean that you are going to have a successful travel business. A hobby maybe, but not anything that will allow you to live the laptop lifestyle so many people want. Hobbyists …

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There is one, big, wrong reason to become a travel agent that continues to get included in so many 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 …

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I recently had the opportunity to cruise on the Rhine River with AmaWaterways in August of 2017. This being my first River cruise, I expected it to be amazing and it was, but not in the way I had imagined. Allow me to explain. I anticipated a beautiful ship with exquisite décor and impeccable service. …

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When you become a travel agent you will be both a travel agent AND a business owner.  You will wear many hats! Let’s see, there’s marketing manager, client services manager, book keeper, errand runner, sales person, and the list goes on. How do you keep it all straight? How do you make sure you deliver …

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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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