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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Selling Travel – The Time Factor

Selling Travel Can Be Fun, But There’s Something You Should Know by Kelly Monaghan If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you have been surfing the ‘Net looking at those super attractive websites put up by host agencies. Nice looking, aren’t they? Now I have nothing against host agencies. They fill a valuable…

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Will I Learn Everything I Need To Become A Travel Agent?

by Kelly Monaghan Every once in a while I get an email like this (reproduced in its entirety): Should I join a host travel company. Will I learn everything I need to become a travel agent? I want to learn. Hoo, boy! Where to start? First of all, I don’t have the time to answer…

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Card Mills and the Serious Home-Based Agent

By Kelly Monaghan Card mills. <sigh> I’m laughing to keep from crying. If you’re on LinkedIn, you may have come across a group called Cruise and Travel. It’s made up of some 5,600 travel industry professionals. But since there is no screening process for joining this group, a few morons are included as well. Here…

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