Tool #1 - Experienced Travel Agent Mentor
Start selling travel as soon as possible. Don't worry if you are brand new. We have you covered! You get access to your very own travel agent mentor. From your very first client, you can appear experience and professional as you tap your travel agent mentor to guide you through the process of booking your first vacation. Your mentor is available to you on an ongoing basis through email and weekly "open office hours." To keep you on track, you will have a private coaching call with your mentor every month. Your mentor also hosts a monthly live class focused on topics to help you grow your business.
Tool #2 - Monthly Q&A with Meredith
You'll never get stuck in this program with personal, one-on-one guidance from Meredith herself. Got a question on the curriculum? Attend the monthly Q&A call and just raise your hand.
Tool #3 - Nail Your Niche Coaching Session with Meredith
Your business should reflect your passion and be founded in your individual brilliance. Meredith is a master at helping travel professionals tap into their brilliance to develop a core, compelling message that speaks to their ideal clients. With personal guidance from Meredith, you will know exactly how to convey your value to the clients who are looking for what you have to offer.
Tool #4 - Course Curriculum
Your Travel MBA Program comes with an easy to follow, online, 13-module curriculum that you will digest on a weekly basis. Each module is a 60-minute video you can watch from anywhere in the world as long as you have a computer and internet connection. You have 24/7 access to the curriculum so you can repeat as often as you want. Each module comes with worksheets, helpful links, resources and the slides to reinforce the lessons. By the end of the 13 module curriculum, you will have a clear and comprehensive path to building a successful travel business covering all 5 pillars to success: Sales, Marketing, Operations, Industry/Supplier Knowledge and Mindset. The online curriculum will be supplemented with live virtual classes for optimal learning.
Tool #5 - Travel Agent Credentials (through Hosting with Gifted Travel Network)
Get the ability to book travel and earn commissions from the moment you sign up through your partnership with Gifted Travel Network as your host agency. Every successful travel business needs great partners. With GTN as your host, you will earn top tier commissions, get access to a web-based customer management system, a free marketing and relationship development program, a free research and itinerary building tool, support in collecting your commissions, free Errors & Omissions insurance, the privileges for you and your clients of being part of the TRAVELSAVERS Consortia, and more.
Tool #6 - Your Tribe
Connect with fellow students in the Travel MBA program and other, more experienced, GTN agents in the GTN private Facebook group. Share your success, brainstorm for ideas, ask questions, give others feedback, share resources and get the support you need.