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One of the most important relationships you have as a travel advisor is with your vendor representatives. Whether they are called BDMs (Business Development Managers) or SAMs (Strategic Account Managers) or some other title, their role is to help you successfully sell their product to your client. They do that in many ways from training …

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When you own a business there never seems to be a shortage of things to spend money on. Even if you have a fairly streamlined home-based travel agency you still have expenses. You need internet service, a phone, a computer, and so much more. There never seems to be a lack of things to spend …

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Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. – John Crosby A great mentor pushes you, pulls you, challenges you, and inspires you. It’s not a relationship that is just about giving you homework, or giving you praise when you achieve a goal. Sometimes it is about …

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Gifted Travel Network is proud to announce an “Instagram takeover” of our account by Smitten Honeymoons owner, Amy Pearson-Jensen. Amy will be detailing her experience on the Paul Gauguin Cruises sailing to the South Pacific. About Amy: Amy founded Smitten Honeymoons after her desire to help couples absorb the bliss surrounding their engagement and celebrate …

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