Travel Industry Switches Title from Travel Agent to Travel Advisor

Today’s travel agents are no longer mere booking intermediaries. They have become trusted advisors — akin to financial planners and CPAs — who make the overall travel experience better and provide both leisure and business travelers maximum value for their travel dollar. The term “advisor” not only more accurately describes the value our members provide…

Get Organized To Improve Your Sales And Peace Of Mind

Working from home is truly wonderful in so many ways. You get to set your own hours, take breaks for important events, and work during your most productive times of day in whatever clothing is most comfortable for you. Being an independent travel agent is even better. You get to spend your time and make…

What To Look For In A Host Agency

A host agency isn’t a travel agency, nor is it a supplier. A host agency is an organization of travel agents. They provide the proper resources for the price of a monthly fee or commission split. Host agencies offer travel agents guidance, tools, and training to keep up with the ever-changing multi-billion dollar travel industry.   …

Give Yourself A Raise With Group Travel Sales

As an independent travel agent, finding ways to increase your income probably crosses your mind pretty frequently. You put a lot of energy into marketing and networking. You work hard to ensure your clients have a fabulous vacation and tell all their friends about what a wonderful magician you are. You have your pitch down…

What Clients Value Most In A Travel Agent

When ‘Travel Agent’ first became a profession, planning a complete round-trip vacation was incredibly difficult. Airlines, hotels, and entertainment venues had to be called personally and reservations made one at a time. The value of having a professional who could put together a coherent and enjoyable trip was undeniable. Needless to say, times have changed.…

4 Techniques to Encourage Clients to Enjoy Their Vacation Days

It’s a sad and stress-riddled fact that Americans are not using enough of their vacation days. Many leave more than ten vacation days ‘on the table’ even when there is no year-end payout or roll over into the next year. The problem isn’t that people don’t want to vacation, they do. Instead, there are a…

How To Travel with an Agent State-of-Mind

How can thinking like a travel agent transform your getaways into unforgettable adventures? We have some tips that may change your outlook on travel forever, all thanks to adopting an agent state-of-mind. Whether you are currently living the dream as a travel agent or it has long been your dream gig in retirement, it’s just…

9 Holiday Travel Tips to Share with Your Clients

‘Tis the season for holiday love and cheer, but nothing can put a damper on that seasonal joy like holiday travel. If your clients are flying or driving to your holiday destination, stress and delays are always a concern. Share these holiday travel tips with your clients to help them maintain the holiday cheer while…

Recent Travel Trends and How They Affect Travel Agents

The travel industry is an ever-changing industry. The popular destinations clients asked for last year are old news. From the screens of their smartphones, everyone has access to a plethora of information online about new, exciting destinations and a multitude of travel options. It’s more important now than ever for travel agents to stay abreast…