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One of the top pain points for a lot of travel agents is client attraction. They don’t have trouble getting product and destination knowledge, but how do you get people to sell those products and destinations to? Sure, your friends and family are where you start, but that is rarely enough to create a successful …

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How can I tell when I’m booking the bare-bones “Basic Economy” airfares for my clients?  Do Tour Operators sell these fares on their booking engines? In a never-ending attempt by the airlines to further complicate airfares, the “Big Three” (American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines) have recently created a new stripped-down class of service …

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Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is excited to announce our first ever Travel Agent Startup Week designed for both members of the general public who have a desire to get into the Travel industry and for existing agents who feel like their business may need a reboot to get on the path to success.  This virtual event …

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All industries have their ups and downs, but right now the travel industry – and travel agents in particular – is flying high. Why? Aside from the fact that there are so many places to travel, there are three key reasons it’s a great time to work in the travel industry: People are traveling more. …

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“I’m worried about keeping up with my financial records, but don’t have a lot of extra cash to spend right now.” If you are truly new to the industry and don’t have your business entity set up yet, or even have a name for your business yet, it is still not too early to start …

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It’s a sad truth: the love of travel does not make you successful in the travel industry. So why is it that some people jump into travel – an industry they are brand new to – and achieve success, while others struggle? There are a lot of factors, but it has much more to do …

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I am learning so much about my niche/specialty and feel like I’m doing a great job keeping up with education from both my host and suppliers.  Do I really need to attend national conferences and trade shows?   Suppliers do a great job of providing educational content on their product and your host agency (especially …

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Everything is hardest the first time you do it!  I can remember very clearly (because it was not too long ago) that every time I heard the words “landing page”, my entire brain would shut down because I told myself the story that I didn’t understand what it was.  But it became necessary to get …

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