AARC: How to Become a Travel Agent

  While the total number of store front travel agencies in the U.S. has shrunk, the number of people becoming a home-based travel agent has soared. It is not uncommon for a certified home based travel agent to earn a six figure income while working from the comfort of their home. There is a current […]


MTravel’s New MTech Academy: In-Person Technology Training for Independent Travel Professionals

As part of their recent push for more in-person training for their hosted agents, Top 5 host agency MTravel™ has launched MTech Academy, a tech-focused professional development program. The two-and-half-day live workshop will showcase MTravel’s technology solutions to streamline daily operations and strengthen marketing strategies for their independent travel professionals. Why is Technology So Important for […]


Avoya Travel Showcases Travel Agencies in Innovative Branded Video Campaign

Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies, launched its new branded video campaign to elevate the role of travel agents by putting them at the forefront of the modern vacation planning and booking process. Avoya’s investment in the videos purposefully illustrates the personal service and expertise Independent Agencies within […]


Top Tips for Travel Agents Booking Disneyland

A few weeks ago (back in my youth 😉 ), I thought I could write a comprehensive article on all things Disney. Oh, those tender naive days! After talking to a few agents, I quickly realized that would entail a book-length project and decided to break it down into 4 parts so you, dear reader, […]

Travel Agent Chatter | Zachary Russell, Zetting Travel

Travel Agent Chatter, Vol 2: Zachary Russell, Zetting Travel

Here’s our second interview from our newly minted 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 second recording, Stephanie interviewed super-motivated Zachary Russell of Zetting Travel.  Zachary Russell | Zetting Travel  Zachary is one of HAR’s all-star student of […]


GTN Agent Featured at the Wedding Savvy Summit

Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is proud to announce that GTN agent, Shannon LeBlanc of Paradise Vacation Escapes, will be featured at the Wedding Savvy Summit on March 11, 2017. The Wedding Savvy Summit is a conference for brides to learn about how to plan the perfect wedding. Shannon LeBlanc will be featured as the exclusive […]

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Travel Planners International March Partner of the Month: The Mark Travel Corporation

ORLANDO, FL — Travel Planners International, a top travel host and sales, marketing and support agency for the travel professional, has started a new program – Partner of the Month. It’s a great example of how the organization strives to bring new initiatives and events to engage preferred partners with the TPI family. March’s Partner of […]


Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel President’s Club Members Announced

Santa Barbara, CA—March 1, 2017: Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel announces its prestigious President’s Club Member awards for 2016. Achieving this coveted award are:   Antonio D’Agostino (Phoenix, AZ), Craig Buck (San Diego, CA),Stephanie Buentiempo (Santa Maria, CA), John Clifford (San Diego, CA), Kelly Daoud (Palm Springs, CA), Bob Drinkhouse(Phoenix, AZ), Karen Ensign (Carpentaria, CA), Liz Georjon […]

Guide to Estimated Quarterly Taxes

The Beginner’s Guide to Navigating & Paying Estimated Taxes

When I first started my business, I found estimated taxes to be hard to wrap my head around. It was something completely new to me. Well, that’s actually putting it (really) nicely. Here’s the not-so-pretty truth: I was confused out of my mind and—having been a person that had always received a refund on my taxes—I […]