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I am writing this answer assuming no Seller of Travel laws prevent you from collecting fees directly from customers, but if you live in California or Florida (or are selling to residents of those states) you will need further clarification. In most cases, you do NOT need to run your service fees through your host.  …

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Every agency in the world has a preferred vendor list and a lot of things go into determining who goes on that list. But how do YOU as an agent decide who to book with? Like anything else in life, we all have our go-to choices who are comfortable for us to work with. But …

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First of all, my answer to the first part of the question is an enthusiastic “YES”!  However, I do realize that many travel professionals, especially NEW ones, often feel like they don’t have enough experience to justify charging a fee.  It’s that “imposter syndrome” that you have to get over very quickly.  So why should …

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Just as with the example shared in last week’s article, we are going to use an average booking size of $4,000. That might be smaller or larger than your average booking, but it will give us an example to work from. Over the course of a year if you make 104 bookings (2 per week) …

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We provide a lot of content and training at Gifted Travel Network, but one of my favorite webinars is all about numbers – and I am NOT a numbers person. WHAT? It’s true. It is because our COO, Jen Cochrane, breaks down the numbers in such a straightforward way and shows you how to make …

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Over the last few weeks I have been sharing information with you about using social media in your travel business. Throughout I focused on how the goal is to get people into your funnel and on your email address in particular. Today, I want to remind you why email is so critical to your business. …

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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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You know social media has (or can have) a positive impact on your travel business. But understanding exactly what that looks like can be a challenge for many travel agents. You know you are diligently posting, but what result does that have? Is it worth the amount of time you put into it? It would …

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Think of your favorite vacation. That probably didn’t take long, did it? Sure, like most travel agents, you have lots of places on your list of favorites and even more on your bucket list. But you probably don’t sell that favorite vacation exclusively. Specialization is important, but being hyper-specialized can be risky business. It is …

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Whether you are a social media guru or a timid beginner, everyone finds creating posts for social media to be easy sometimes and other times it is a struggle. I am willing to bet this is the reason a lot of travel agents find themselves falling into the trap of irregular posting. Some days you …

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