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The travel industry is just like any other industry: there are lots of theories on the best way to be successful and make money. But to boil it down to its essence there are just two: volume or service. You can either book a lot of trips and make a little money on each (volume), …

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Have you ever looked at the commission you earned on a booking and wondered if it was worth it? I know I have. There are two reasons for low commissions. Either the product price is too low to be worth the work, or the commission rate paid by the supplier isn’t as high as it …

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Most of the travel suppliers that we suggest you use to book your clients’ vacations have their own travel agent portal/booking engine that you can request access to. It is critical that you be registered as a Gifted Travel Network agent with these suppliers (using our credentials) in order to access our negotiated commission levels …

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Featured blog by Amy Pearson-Jensen of Smitten Honeymoons We rolled our luggage along the brick pathway near Amsterdam Centraal, steering clear of the bike lane as riders zoomed by us, dinging their bells to alert us of their passing. It was just after noon on July 7, and we were on a mission: Board our U …

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First, I’m going to tell you that if you haven’t done so already, hire a PROFESSIONAL photographer! When looking for a professional, check out their work, their style of photography, and choose someone who’s work you like and someone that you can trust their skills. Most likely, they are already going to know what poses …

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I attended my first Book More Travel Workshop in 2017. And from the moment I arrived in the ballroom on the first morning I could feel that this conference was different. I have attended a lot of travel industry events including CLIA’s Cruise 360, ASTA’s national conference, Signature Travel Network conferences, American Express events, Travel …

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When you are trying to build a business, it’s always great to learn from and be inspired by others who are succeeding in what you are attempting to do. One of the easiest ways to do this is by following successful travel pros on social media. Today I am sharing examples of people who are …

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ClientBase Online is actually a very powerful CRM system that can help you with your marketing as well as reporting your bookings to the back-office accounting system here at GTN.  So, basically, the more info you put INTO ClientBase, the more power you will get OUT OF ClientBase.  Sandy Saburn holds an Open Q&A Call …

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Shannon LeBlanc of Paradise Vacation Escapes will be taking over the Gifted Travel Network Instagram account during October 1 – 5 while at the Sandals South Coast in Jamaica for a destination wedding group! As the travel advisor for the destination wedding group, Shannon will travel to Jamaica with the group and attend the wedding …

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The GTN Conference and the BMTW are two very different events and you really should try to attend both if it is at all possible.  We schedule one in February and one in the fall so it is more “doable” to fit them both into your education calendar. The Book More Travel Workshop (Feb 21 …

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