Independent Contractors Are The New Travel Agents

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Independent contractors (a.k.a. home-based travel agents) continue to gain ground in the travel agent community. That’s the good word from an interview with Diane Petras, president of The Travel Institute. It seems The Travel Institute conducted a study: According to “The Changing Face of Travel Agents,” conducted between Nov. 30 and Dec. 29, 2017, 62…

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Top Destinations For 2015?

By Sally Bahner Throughout January various “experts” in travel press, consumer and trade, flooded us with predictions about what will be the top destinations for 2015. And guess what? Surprise, surprise, there was virtually zero agreement among the many lists we checked out. Do you think there’s any possibility that the destinations were chosen based…

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How Do Home-Based Travel Agents Make Money?

By Kelly Monaghan I’m often asked, “How do travel agents make money?” It seems like a simple enough question and I bet you think you know the answer. But read on. Some of the ways home-based travel agents – the smart ones at least – earn money may not be quite so obvious. The Obvious…

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How To Add Video Marketing To Your Travel Agent Site FAST

Quick and Easy Video Marketing for Home-Based Travel Agents By Kelly Monaghan Don’t let the term “video marketing” scare you off. You don’t have to be a hot shot Hollywood director or a talk show super star to start adding video to your website that will make your site stand out. And you don’t need…

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‘Follow’ Your Travel Agency Competition

Have a website? Have competitors with a website? Wouldn’t it be great if you had someone who could tip you off whenever one of those competitors posted something on their blog? Or got mentioned on Twitter? Or what their top keywords are in the search engines? Or perhaps there’s a supplier site or the website for…

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What Happened in Vegas at the OSSN Home-Based Travel Agent Forum

I am back from Las Vegas and the OSSN Home-Based Travel Agent Forum and what a great event it was! I had the honor of moderating an event called “How To Think Like A Salesperson” that combined some selling theory with the real-life success stories of two home-based agents who have created some fascinating specialties…

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