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When you become a travel agent, one of the pressing decisions you will have to make is whether or not you will charge a service fee. This decision can cause a lot of angst, especially for someone brand new to the business. Newbies often feel like they don’t have enough experience to warrant a fee. …

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The 5 MUSTS to Attracting Clients Whether you are looking to attract your very first client or you’ve been selling travel for 10 years but want more clients, attracting clients to your travel business comes down to 5 simple “Musts.”  Here they are: 1. You Must Have a Specialty I feel like a broken record …

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When Fathom came out with their impact travel concept in the Dominican Republic (DR), I was excited about experiencing it with my family. Fathom takes you right to where help is needed – via cruise ship — and makes it easy to sign up for volunteer activities that have a direct socio-economic impact on the …

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How many times have you heard these words: “I didn’t know travel agents still existed”? If not these exact words, something of the same flavor? Our own President of the United States has referred to travel agents as extinct on national TV. The reality (and problem) for your profession is that you are invisible. You …

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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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