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 The state of Rhode Island has repealed its requirement that travel agents get a “license” and post a bond.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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