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…

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…

4 Tips for Travel Agents Searching for Their Niche

If you search for “travel agent” online, you’ll come up with almost 60 million results. How can you, as one independent travel agent, stand out in this mass of information? The answer is simple: find a specialized travel niche. It may seem counterintuitive, but narrowing the scope of travel services you market can actually increase…

A Travel Agent’s Guide to Booking Group Trips

To some travel agents, working with a large group of people to plan a single trip may sound challenging, but there are tons of benefits to booking group travel, from working with new potential clients to earning more money. From new to seasoned travel agents, here are four crucial tips for planning a harmonious and…

6 Questions Travel Agents Should Ask Their Clients

Any travel agent knows that no two travelers are exactly alike. Every client that comes to them has their own personality and set of preferences that carry over into their vacation planning. So how does a travel agent become an expert at pairing their clients with their perfect trip? The trick is asking the right…

How to Build Genuine Relationships With Your Clients

As members of the hospitality industry, travel agents bread and butter comes from the relationships they have with their clients. However, between attracting new clients and retaining old ones, it’s easy to slip into a sales-only mindset and neglect building real connections with your customers. If this struggle sounds all too familiar, take a look…

Top Summer Travel Destinations Outside North America

Summertime means vacations galore. While some people prefer to spend their summer holiday somewhere that doesn’t require a passport, there’s something to be said for taking a trip across the ocean this time of year. Here are some of the best vacation spots around the world for those looking for something new and exciting this…

How to be A Successful Travel Agent in the Age of Faceless Travel Websites

Nowadays, it seems that around every virtual corner is a new website offering travelers cheap and fast access to all the services they used to rely on from travel agents. As an independent travel agent, you may be wondering how you can stack up against sites like Expedia, Travelocity or Priceline. Are travel agents doomed…

4 Ways Independent Travel Agents Plan Travel Better

    Hiring a qualified travel agent to plan your travel experience is a great decision for so many reasons. While you can find information online and likely plan a decent trip for yourself, independent travel agents plan travel better. Here’s why:   Save Time and Money Independent travel agents plan travel better first and…