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Gifted Travel Network is proud to announce that Co-Founder and CEO of Gifted Travel Network, Vanessa McGovern, will be leading and moderating a panel at Virtuoso Travel Week entitled “Achieving Social Media Success In An Everchanging World”. Vanessa is a leader in the world of social media, recently leading a group aboard AmaWaterways new ship, …

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Marketing can be a challenge for many businesses and travel is no exception. When you are a travel entrepreneur who is responsible for everything from booking travel to designing and implementing a marketing strategy, it can be downright overwhelming. It’s no wonder so many people opt for using vendor-driven marketing. Many vendors create beautiful marketing …

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When you are building a business, one of the most valuable assets you have is time. As a result, you should guard your time like the precious resource it is. Even the simplest of tasks can rob you of time you could have spent on something that yields better results. Travel entrepreneurs have to be …

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“Sharks on the NC Coast!” “Poachers shot & killed in Tanzania!” “8 tourists found dead in Cancun!” “Trump revokes travel to Cuba!” “Zika resurfaces in south Florida!” “Another traveler dies in the Dominican Republic!” These are just a few of the headlines that have been surfacing in our news outlets and social media in just …

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Even if you can’t put a price on it, you know that getting a new client is more expensive than keeping an existing client. Despite this, many agents put the majority of their focus on getting new clients rather than nurturing those they already have. Why? Perhaps it is because they feel confident that they …

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Ask any IT professional what they recommend 99% of the time to resolve computer issues and they will tell you, “restart the computer”. If only life were like that: just restart and wake up fresh with all the problems mysteriously gone. Business doesn’t work that way either, but as an entrepreneur you have to be …

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Gifted Travel Network is excited to announce that CEO and Co-Founder, Vanessa McGovern, will lead a social media takeover of the AmaWaterways Instagram account during the June 16th sailing of the newly launched, luxurious AmaMagna. “I am thrilled and honored to be able to take over the AmaWaterways Instagram account during one of the first …

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One of the first things people do when they are starting a travel business is to pick a name. Unfortunately, that’s not the time to do it. You are too early in the process. A business name is, well, serious business. It needs to clearly convey what you do. It shouldn’t be cute or obscure …

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Here’s the ideal situation: Before you open your doors as a travel professional, you spend time figuring out what type of travel business you are trying to create. You would work with a mentor who understands the travel industry to help you with the process and understand how the travel industry works so you don’t …

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Mistake #1: Failing to Pick a Specialty Anyone who has been in the travel industry for more than a minute has heard people talk about picking a specialty or finding a niche. Why is it so important? Because it drives your marketing and how you communicate your value. Let’s be honest: Saying, “I’m a travel …

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