Travel Agent Courses: 5 Mistakes To Avoid

Travel agent courses and mistakes to avoid by Kelly Monaghan Are you thinking of becoming a home-based travel agent? And are you considering a travel agent course to help you learn how to do it? If so, this could be the most important article you’ll ever read because it can save you thousands of dollars…

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Rhode Island repeals its ‘license’ requirement

by Kelly Monaghan Well, finally! An outburst of sanity from a state legislature! The state of Rhode Island has repealed its requirement that travel agents get a “license” and post a bond. Here’s the wording from Commercial Licensing Bulletin 2008-1. Please be advised that as of June 6, 2008, Governor Donald L. Carcieri has signed…

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What should a travel agent tweet about?

by Kelly Monaghan Are you on Twitter? If you’re not, don’t freak out. I don’t believe that every travel agent has to be tweeting like crazy. Twitter is not for everyone and I think it kinda depends on your business model and specialty whether Twitter makes sense for you. But let’s say you are on…

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The Home-Based Travel Agent Success Course is ‘Kindle-ready’

A Kindle ready course by Kelly Monaghan UPDATE: The printed version of the course is no longer available. If you own a Kindle Wireless Reading Device, you can place the electronic files of your Home-Based Travel Agent Success Course on Amazon’s handy portable device. All seven modules of the course are provided in PDF format…

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What Makes A Top Travel Agent?

Tips on becoming a top travel agent by Kelly Monaghan Richard Earls of TRO gave a fascinating presentation in the waning hours of the OSSN Home-Based Travel Agent Show here in Atlantic City. He cited seven key characteristics based on interviews with travel agents rated the best in the biz by a variety of sources.…

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A nifty research tool for travel agents

By Kelly Monaghan Here’s a fun way to research travel destinations. Copy this link and paste it in to your favorite browser. Now, replace the XXXX with your favorite travel destination. The result? a spiffy slide show courtesy of Flickr. To get you started, here are three of my favorites: pienza, wengen, and monemvasia. I…

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Learning to be a travel agent just got easier and faster

by Kelly Monaghan Whew! It’s been a long time coming and the job isn’t complete yet, but HomeTravelAgency.com has a new look and learning to be a travel agent has never been easier. The site’s new look ushers in a new version of my home study course on how to become a successful home-based travel…

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