Perfecting Your Pitch: How to Win Over New Travel Clients

Before the internet, a well-connected travel agent was the only way to book a comprehensive vacation. But today, things are a little more complicated. As a travel agent, no doubt you are familiar with the one overwhelming argument from the general populace: Why should they pay a professional when all the resources to research and…

Best CRMs For Independent Travel Agents

As an independent travel agent, your goal is to book more clients. However, it’s hard to do that if you aren’t getting enough leads – or you aren’t communicating effectively with all of the leads. You don’t have to have a degree in marketing to succeed. You simply need to utilize the right tools available.…

5 Tips for Polishing Your Travel Newsletter

As an independent travel agent with Outside Agent Link, it’s very important to maintain those close relationships with your clientele, along with your reputation as the leading authority in your field. This concept holds true year round, whether your customers are actively booking with you, or if they are on their off season, while they…

The Top 5 U.S. Honeymoon Destinations

Few trips are more memorable than a couple’s honeymoon. You want to ensure that the newlyweds have a romantic time. There are many great destinations in the United States that a pair of lovers could find their own personal paradise, but we’ve narrowed it down to just five. These destinations will provide a nice range…

4 Travel and Tourism Trends You Need To Know About

Why do you travel? Some travel for religious reasons, for sporting events, for beer and wine, the list goes on and on. The fact of the matter is that the travel and tourism industry is ever-changing, and so are the interests of those who travel. While travel trends and top destinations may come and go,…

A Travel Agent’s Ultimate Airport Survival Guide

Your bags are packed. You’re checked-in for your flight. The only thing between you and your vacation is a few grueling hours at the airport. Instead of starting and ending your getaway on a sour note, make the most of your time at the airport with this survival guide: Dress correctly Picking the correct outfit…

How Social Media Has Influenced The Travel Industry

In the past years, social media has become much more than funny videos and status updates. It is now a major platform that affects how individuals and businesses go about every day. The travel industry is not immune to the effects of social media, either. From changing expectations of service to increased demand for exotic…

All-Time Best Travel Tips for New and Expert Travelers Alike

Everyone has advice when it comes to traveling. Go here, bring this, don’t do that, avoid this. Often times these tips are helpful in certain situations and destinations, but otherwise irrelevant to other travelers. However, there are some travel tips that can be carried over from trip to trip and destination to destination. From road…

What is Blesiure Travel and How Does it Affect Travel Agents?

There’s a new hybrid type of travel that’s gaining popularity amongst businessmen and women. It’s called “bleisure” travel, a mix of business and leisure, two starkly separate categories, combined in one trip. Where did this new travel trend come from and how does it affect travel agents? We’ve got some answers to those questions: Where…