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Think your health insurance or credit card covers you with insurance while traveling? You would be amazed at what they don’t cover you for and how critical it is to purchase travel insurance with a reputable company like Allianz! Join Vanessa McGovern to learn more from Jill McAuliffe of Allianz. Allianz Global Assistance is a …

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I recently had the pleasure of experiencing AmaWaterway’s Vietnam, Cambodia & The Riches of the Mekong river cruise and it was absolutely incredible! Words and pictures really can’t do the experience justice, but here are some highlights. AmaWaterways offers a 15-night itinerary that includes a pre-cruise package to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Siem Reap …

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The Travel Agent’s 4-Part System for Doing it All When you become a travel agent you will be both a travel agent AND a business owner.  You will wear many hats!  Let’s see, there’s marketing manager, client services manager, book keeper, errand runner, sales person, and the list goes on. How do you keep it …

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Travel Talk Live Kelly Mwila Alaska to Africa

This episode of Travel Talk Live features Kelly Mwila, founder and CEO of Alaska to Africa Travel, who will share insider information about traveling to Alaska beyond cruising. Kelly specializes in corporate adventure travel to Alaska. As a native Alaskan, she is intimately aware of the travel experiences that exist beyond the mainstream cruises and crafts …

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Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is proud to announce the launch of its new web show, Travel Talk Live on October 18th at noon, Eastern. Travel Talk Live is designed to inspire and educate the traveling public on what’s possible for their next vacation. GTN Executive Vice President Vanessa McGovern will host the weekly web series …

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When you first become a travel agent, whether you work from home or in an office, having a consortium that aligns with your business’ objectives is incredibly important and powerful.  But I realize how confusing it all can be because one of your first steps is to find the right host agency or franchise.  Now, …

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One of the quickest and most effective ways to substantially increase your sales is through groups. However, putting together groups and filling them are two very different things. But you don’t have to wait until you have years and years of experience as a travel agent to go after groups. Don’t do what I did! …

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  Meredith Hill, founder of the Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE) and co-founder of Gifted Travel Network (GTN) was awarded the 2016 Entrepreneur Award by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the Dan and Gloria Bohan Foundation on Monday, September 26th at the ASTA Global Convention. The Entrepreneur Award is presented each …

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Absolutely yes!  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have realized by now the importance of using Facebook to market your travel agency.  But you may not be completely clear on why.  When you don’t know WHY you are using Facebook, you end up taking a “random shots in the dark” strategy. A …

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Last week Gifted Travel Network (GTN) celebrated its third year by hosting the Second Annual GTN Conference in Charlotte, NC with over 40 agents and 30 supplier partners in attendance. During the two-day conference, GTN president and co-founder, Meredith Hill challenged attendees to “stretch your expectations of what’s possible for your travel business.” Attendees had …

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