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GIFTE Hosts the Third Annual Travel Entrepreneurship Week

GIFTE is excited to present our 3rd annual Travel Entrepreneurship Week (TEW) to the travel industry community at large. This year’s virtual event will be held June 18th – 22nd on the GIFTE Fan Page and will showcase our Best of the Best content! The content featured on TEW 2018 will be a collection of presentations that have […]


Secrets of the Two Travel Agent Household

If travel agents know one thing better than most other professionals, it’s that first-rate travel experiences never happen by accident. It takes a 360-degree understanding of every situation, collaborative planning, the flexibility to pivot on a dime and the determination to ensure client satisfaction at all costs. The same could be said for a happy […]


Host Agency Not Paying Commissions? Here’s What to Do.

Any time you say the word travel agent and the phrase host agency not paying commissions, it’s not good. Let’s face it, when a host agency isn’t paying commissions, the topic is a complete Debbie Downer. While I’m happy to report that this does not happen very frequently, there have been times that a host […]


Oasis Travel Network Celebrates Top-Producing Agents Aboard Scenic Diamond

Popular Host Agency Recognizes Chairman’s Club Members with Seven-Night Bordeaux River Cruise Boca Raton, FL (May 23, 2018) – OASIS Travel Network – the independent contractor division of Smart Travel Group – recently honored its top agents with a seven-night Bordeaux voyage aboard the Scenic Diamond. Eleven members of the company’s Chairman’s Club were joined by President Kelly […]

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How to #Win in Life and Business: Thoughts from Avi

Hey there travel agents and hellooooooo world!! How are you today? I’m doing great and have had a really productive day so far!! I’ve pooped four times today and it’s not even 10am!!! I can’t express how happy I am to be outside in the world. In fact, I was so excited to meet everyone, […]

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New Tech is Your Secret Weapon

It’s easy to lose a “connection” when it comes to technology. While efficient, it can come off as cold and distant. It’s one of the reasons why your clients came to you in the first place — they wanted a friendly face to guide them on their journey then, say, Alexa, Siri, or Google. But […]

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MTravel Wins Prestigious “Best Host Agency” Award

Host agency division of Corporate Travel Management – North America, MTravel, named “Best Host Agency” MTravel Hosting Services is delighted to have received an esteemed accolade for its contribution to the travel industry. The host agency division of Corporate Travel Management, North America, has been named ‘Best Host Agency’ by SOCAL ASTA, the American Society […]


Travel Agency Websites: What are Your Options and the Pros and Cons?

Advertising Disclaimer: This post on travel agency websites contains advertising links. If you’ve found the site helpful, using the links (plus, we’ve got some exclusive promo codes for you) is a great way to thank us without costing you a thing! More importantly, buying through our links helps fill Rigel’s treat ball. 😉 Now let’s […]


Host Agency Commission Plan Comparison Calculator [+ Infographic]

Here’s a little secret that you probably already know: Comparing host agencies is maddening! The fees vary, the resource offered vary, and the programs vary, which unfortunately makes it very difficult to run the numbers. *sigh* There’s no comparing apples to apples here. It’s more like apples to … goats? 🙂 But running the numbers […]