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One of the quickest and most effective ways to substantially increase your sales is through groups. However, putting together groups and filling them are two very different things. But you don’t have to wait until you have years and years of experience as a travel agent to go after groups. Don’t do what I did! …

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  Meredith Hill, founder of the Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE) and co-founder of Gifted Travel Network (GTN) was awarded the 2016 Entrepreneur Award by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the Dan and Gloria Bohan Foundation on Monday, September 26th at the ASTA Global Convention. The Entrepreneur Award is presented each …

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Absolutely yes!  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have realized by now the importance of using Facebook to market your travel agency.  But you may not be completely clear on why.  When you don’t know WHY you are using Facebook, you end up taking a “random shots in the dark” strategy. A …

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Last week Gifted Travel Network (GTN) celebrated its third year by hosting the Second Annual GTN Conference in Charlotte, NC with over 40 agents and 30 supplier partners in attendance. During the two-day conference, GTN president and co-founder, Meredith Hill challenged attendees to “stretch your expectations of what’s possible for your travel business.” Attendees had …

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It depends.  The answer is an emphatic YES, if you are in a long term, committed relationship with your host agency or franchise. (Sound a little like a romantic relationship?) The answer is no if you are unhappy with your host or franchise and don’t feel that they make a good partner for your business. …

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