Travel Agency Accreditation Options

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

YOUR TRAVEL CENTER/MONTECITO VILLAGE TRAVEL PRESIDENT’S CLUB MEMBERS ANNOUNCED TODAY Santa Barbara, CA – February 13, 2018 – Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel announces its prestigious President’s Club Member awards for 2017. Achieving this coveted award are: Antonio D’Agostino (Phoenix, AZ), Patricia Blanche (La Canada Flintridge, CA), Craig Buck (Bainbridge Island, WA), Stephanie Buentiempo (Santa Maria, CA), John Clifford (San Diego, CA), Shelly Collins (Miami […]


Why Your Travel Agency Needs a Style Guide

Why your travel agency needs a Style Guide What is the first rule of marketing? It should be pretty obvious… define your brand. Without a brand, there is no marketing. Unfortunately, because small business owners don’t think of themselves as marketers or “creatives” they put off defining any kind of brand because they don’t know […]


2017 Debit Memo Updates for Travel Agents

2017 Debit Memo Updates for Travel Agents Last year, ARC schooled me on everything debit memos (aka ADMs—agent debit memos), and I imparted my knowledge in this handy article you can find here. In that article, we talked about how debit memos can be costly to travel agencies, providing a framework for questions like: What […]

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How Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, OVC Took My Business to the Next Level

Here’s what one of our most experienced agents had to say about their experience with ECSC, OVC: I understand that Expedia CruiseShipCenters, OVC is the top Expedia CruiseShipCenters single location in the United States, how did they do it? It’s really a team effort! I work with a lot of great agents that live throughout […]