THE BEST TRAVEL APPS FOR TRAVEL SAFETY, TRAVEL WEATHER, TRIP PLANNING, AND MORE

More than ever your phone is your No. 1 travel companion … especially when you’ve loaded your phone with the best travel apps to make your next vacation that much safer and more fun. There are a lot of travel apps, so to help narrow things down, we’ve collected our favorite apps for trip planning, packing, getting…

3 Ways Your Travel Experience Would Make You A Great Travel Agent

Seeking all avid travel lovers! If you’ve spent a lot of your time traveling, then becoming a travel agent could be the perfect job for you. Whether you’ve taken more cruises than you can count or backpacked through almost every continent, that experience can be used when planning your potential client’s trip. From knowing the…

Perks of Being a Travel Agent

Every job has its perks. For some, it may be bringing your pet to work with you. For others, it may be opportunities to meet famous celebrities. However, we think the benefits of being a travel agent put it high on the list of best jobs in the world. Here are five of the top…

Travel Agent Tips for Customized Trip Planning

What really makes a vacation special is not the grandioseness of the destination or the amount of money spent, but those small details that make the trip unique to those who experienced it. Travel agents can increase client loyalty and referrals by simply taking the time to customize trips for their clients wants and needs.…

The Beginner’s Glossary of Travel Agent Terms

So, you’ve decided you want to pursue your passion for travel as a career as an independent travel agent? With all the support and training we offer, getting started with Outside Agent Link is easy for beginners. However, everyone can use a little head start. That’s why we’ve put together a short glossary to help…

5 Signs That You Would Be A Great Travel Agent

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to become a travel agent? Even if you haven’t considered it before, maybe you should start now. From a love of research to an obsession with organization, these are some of the top signs you could be a great independent travel agent: Organized. We don’t mean you…

3 Lead Generating Tips for Independent Travel Agents

Even the most seasoned travel agent can feel like they’ve hit a roadblock trying to reach new clients. Despite the many communication tools of our digital age, it seems more difficult than ever to be heard above the noise and to generate qualified leads for your independent travel business. Many independent and home-based travel agents…

Tips for Handling a Client’s Travel Emergency

Travel abroad is one of the most memorable experiences in an individual’s life. Often, travel agents will work with clients who are planning a trip overseas and want your assistance making the trip unforgettable. However, a travel agent’s job isn’t over after they have planned out a trip itinerary and booked the hotel and flights.…

What Travelers Expect From Their Travel Agent

If you’re a travel agent, you know what specialized knowledge and skills you offer your clients. However, do you know what they hope to get from you when it comes to planning their trip? Travelers may be turning back to travel agents instead of budget booking websites, but their expectations are still high for the…

How Independent Travel Agents Can Use Instagram

While Facebook should be your top focus of the social media platforms when it comes to reaching current and potential clients, there is still much to be said for a strong Instagram presence. After all, people say “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and Instagram is at its core a photo-sharing app. The travel…