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KHM Travel Group launches Travel Agent Spotlight Video Series

At the beginning of 2018, KHM Travel Group launched a video series dedicated to sharing the unique and inspiring stories of its independent travel agents. Called the Travel Agent Spotlight series, the videos capture the journeys of both new and experienced agents, what they love about travel, and what’s been beneficial to their businesses. Along […]


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OASIS Travel Network Signs 200th New2Travel Member

Unique program welcomes those from outside the travel agent industry into their dream career, with in-person training, tailored curriculum and unparalleled support BOCA RATON, FL. (April 4, 2018) – OASIS Travel Network’s (OTN) – the independent contractor division of Smart Travel Group – today welcomed Harvey Utech (pictured left) as its 200th New2Travel member. Launched […]


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Travel Agent Commissions, Explained. [Infographic + Charts]

Travel agent commissions aren’t the only way travel agencies make money, kiddos! How do you know this? Because you’ve read our article on how travel agents make money, duh! It’s also likely you’ve stumbled into our articles on charging service fees here and here as well. However, as great as those articles are, they left you wondering, what’s an average travel […]


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It’s a Boy—Welcome to the World, Avi! 🍼 Congrats Mary!

Me oh my. Am I ever excited to announce that our talented and amazing editor, Mary Stein, is a proud mama to one Avi Birch Fulmer Stein! Having seen him and held him, I can confirm — without any bias at all — that he is absolutely adorable and perfect. 🙂  Surprising us all with […]


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Travel Agency Accreditation Options [Infographic + More]

Travel Agency Accreditation: An Introduction Hello, fearless reader—today, you are about to learn another language: travel agency accreditation acronyms (TAAA . . . jk). I have to admit, being a newbie to the industry myself, my brain almost exploded trying to learn this language. It’s complex stuff, but it’s all broken down here. So even […]


Travel Agent Chatter, Vol 5: Karen Hurlbut, Hurlbut Travel

Travel Agent Chatter, Vol. 5: Karen Hurlbut, Hurlbut Travel

Like the show? Help spread the word by leaving a review: iTunes, Stitchr, or Google Play.  Here’s our fifth interview from our audio series, Travel Agent Chatter. Served up on a silver platter of travel agent wisdom! Check out the entire catalog of interviews here. For the our most recent podcast, Stephanie interviewed 36-year travel veteran with stellar corporate […]


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Cruise Planners® Welcomes Travel Franchise Insider Scott Koepf to Senior Leadership Team

Cruise Planners® Welcomes Travel Franchise Insider Scott Koepf to Senior Leadership Team Koepf joins Cruise Planners in newly-created Vice President role after 30 years as an influential travel agent advocate Coral Springs, Fla. – February 21, 2018 – Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, welcomes Scott Koepf as Vice President of Strategic Development to the nation’s leading home-based […]


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2018 Crystal Conference & Awards Highlights the Value of Travel Agents

The unknown often keeps travelers from venturing out into the world. With the right knowledge, skills and connections, a travel agent can bridge this gap, and curate experiences that their clients might not have ever imagined. That is the Value of You — the travel agent — and our theme for the 2018 Crystal Conference […]


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How Seller of Travel Laws Impact Service Fees

This is part 2 of a 2 part series! Did you catch wind of our first article on developing a service fee structure? If not, you can find it here. Seller of Travel Laws and Service Fees: What to Know There’s a ton to consider when creating a service fee structure for your agency. One […]