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GIFTE’s Book More Travel Workshop Wins Travel Weekly Magellan Award

Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE) announces that the Book More Travel Workshop has been honored with a 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award in the Travel Agency/Agent category for Overall-Travel Agent Innovation. With entries from across the U.S. and around the world, the Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry and […]


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Four Scary Things That’ll Close Your Business Doors Tomorrow

What you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? Wrong! Something that seems so benign or simple, can come back to haunt you — or worse, have you shut your business doors forever. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here’s four scary no-no’s you should avoid if you want to keep your business open for […]


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Nexion Announces Rebranding and Major New Member Benefits during Annual Member Conference

  Nexion, the leading host agency for travel professionals, has announced a rebranding that includes a name change to Nexion® Travel Group. The new name reflects the Irving, Texas-based company’s continued expansion as well as more clearly positions it as a leading travel industry organization. Along with London, Ontario-based Nexion Canada and an expansion into […]


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Travel Leads: Here’s Where to Find Them + How to Vet Lead Programs

If you’re struggling to grow a thriving client base, a travel leads program may be a good tool for you. This article will take a closer look at travel industry association, host agency, consortia, and franchise lead generation programs, addressing: What is a travel agent lead generation program? Managing expectations for travel leads programs Evaluating […]


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From “Agent” to “Advisor”: ASTA Embraces Change

Yes, we know we’re behind on covering this. But we swear, it’s not our fault! We’ve been working behind the scenes with ASTA to schedule a webinar for our readers (as well as a special sign up offer!) to make sure we’re all on the same page about what the “new” ASTA has in store […]


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Wave 101: What Is Wave Season & How Can You Make The Most Of It?

So, you’ve heard the term ‘Wave Season’, or just ‘Wave’, but you’re new to the travel industry and aren’t quite sure what it is or what it means to you. We’re here to loop you in and give you some tips on how to stay ahead so that you can be well prepared for when […]


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Andavo Travel Wins 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold and Silver Awards

Andavo Recognized for Outstanding Website and Promo Video among Travel Agencies SALT LAKE CITY, UT (September 11, 2018) – Andavo Travel announced today that its website (andavotravel.com) has been honored with a 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award in the Travel Agent/Agency category. Additionally, its “Welcome to Andavo” promotional video won a 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan […]


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Travel Agent Chatter Volume 6 — Becky Lukovic of Bella Travel Planning

Like the show? Help spread the word by leaving a review: iTunes, Stitchr, or Google Play.  Here’s the 6th installment of the Host Agency Reviews 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 sixth recording, Stephanie interviewed stellar luxury travel […]


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10 Out of Office Messages & OOO Mads Libs That Will Make Your Vacation More Fun for Everyone

Entrepreneurs and sales people probably laugh at the prospect of being “out of office” — or, at the very least, unavailable to their clients 24/7. But the thing is, no one can be in the office 100% of the time. Even if your “office” is as portable as your laptop. Logging off will happen to […]