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Imagine deciding to become a travel advisor, telling a few people about what you are doing and within three months you have $60,000 in bookings. You think you are set, right! Not so fast. It would be amazing if that happened to everyone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. So, why could this possibly be a bad thing? …

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It sounds like a great idea to have a steady pipeline of people who are interested in travel delivered to your inbox. All you have to do is fulfill their wishes and you make money. Wonderful, right? Unfortunately, the reality of leads is very different. In many situations the leads that you are getting are …

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Demonstrating your value as a travel professional is one of the most important things you can do. You are so much more than a conduit to a booking engine. The most successful and profitable travel pros are experts at what they do and they understand their value and they aren’t shy about sharing it. But …

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In just a few days, the third quarter will end and we will be in the final months of 2019. How is your year shaping up? Now is a great time to look at your numbers and see how you’re doing, and make a strong push for business. Historically, election years – and 2020 is …

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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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One of the keys to being a successful business owner is maximizing income. Ideally, you want to generate as much income as possible without increasing your work load. In other words, if you want to double your income, working twice as hard or putting in twice as many hours isn’t a good answer. Thankfully, in …

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Gifted Travel Network is pleased to announce Sandy Saburn as our new Vice President. Sandy has previously been GTN’s Director of Sales for 2 years. Sandy came to the travel industry after 10 years as a business and career coach. After encouraging hundreds of clients to follow their dreams, Sandy decided to pursue her own …

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