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It is a very exciting time at Gifted Travel Network! We recently made a big announcement about a MAJOR change that is happening January 6, 2019. Unfortunately, we can’t broadcast it to the public until January, but it is BIG! (OK, if you really want to know email joinus@giftedtravelnetwork.com and I will let you in …

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When you are first exploring the travel industry you will get lots of suggestions about the right way to start and build a business. Everyone has an opinion! And here’s mine: The biggest mistake you can make is to just jump in and be a generalist booking anything and everything. Lots of existing agents will …

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Awesome Question!  Both upselling and cross-selling can make a huge difference in your profitability and should be considered with every transaction.  Here is my explanation of the two terms and examples of both:   Upselling is when you make a conscious effort to increase the enjoyment of your client by presenting options that may cost …

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So, what in the world is a consortium anyway? Webster’s Dictionary’s definition for the word consortium is “an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member”.  In the travel industry, a consortium is a company that creates relationships between suppliers, vendors & travel agencies and uses …

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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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