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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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It depends.  The answer is an emphatic YES, if you are in a long term, committed relationship with your host agency or franchise. (Sound a little like a romantic relationship?) The answer is no if you are unhappy with your host or franchise and don’t feel that they make a good partner for your business. …

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When you become a travel agent, one of the pressing decisions you will have to make is whether or not you will charge a service fee. This decision can cause a lot of angst, especially for someone brand new to the business. Newbies often feel like they don’t have enough experience to warrant a fee. …

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The 5 MUSTS to Attracting Clients Whether you are looking to attract your very first client or you’ve been selling travel for 10 years but want more clients, attracting clients to your travel business comes down to 5 simple “Musts.”  Here they are: 1. You Must Have a Specialty I feel like a broken record …

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When Fathom came out with their impact travel concept in the Dominican Republic (DR), I was excited about experiencing it with my family. Fathom takes you right to where help is needed – via cruise ship — and makes it easy to sign up for volunteer activities that have a direct socio-economic impact on the …

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