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A guest blog by GTN Advisor, Paige Huggins of Mirabelle Travel The Magic of Christmas truly comes to life on an AmaWaterways Christmas Market River cruise.  My husband, Justin, and I had the pleasure of boarding one of these cruises in November 2019 through an educational program with my host agency – Gifted Travel Network.  Our …

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Recently I have had many conversations with travel agents who have talked about how “busy” they are. They don’t get a good night’s sleep. They start work early. They stay late. They work all the time. They have no work/life balance. You might think that they are complaining when they tell me these things, but …

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It is sad but true: Most travel agents don’t understand their value and can’t communicate it to prospective clients. They are good at what they do, but they don’t recognize the value in it. Knowing your value – and what type of traveler will benefit from that value – is critical to succeeding as an …

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As a travel agent you never want to hear that a company you have worked with has gone out of business. It’s a bad situation for everyone: the employees of the company, the agents who booked with them, and the clients who had vacation plans with them. While there is no way to ensure that …

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