Role Reversal: Thinking Like a Travel Agency Fraudster 2017

This is part 1 of a 2 part series! (Part 2 has since been published – check out Travel Agency Fraud Buster) Recently, my credit card was compromised and the Visa fraud dept. froze my card, called me within the day, and cancelled it once I verified that, no, I didn’t spend $.93 at a […]


Travel Visas Aren’t Scary

They’re the “elephant in the travel room,” so to speak. But let’s kick it out for now and talk openly. Travel visas are seen as one of the single-most dreaded aspects of the travel experience, right along with questionable airplane meals, coach buses with no air conditioning, and long lines at the lunch buffet. I […]

10 tips when responding to negative reviews

10 Tips for Responding to Negative Reviews

Negative reviews of your travel agency: Really, it happens to the best of us. In some ways, to get a negative review is to reach an important business milestone. But responding to negative reviews, that can raise the ol’ blood pressure! Negative reviews are a bummer, and that’s an understatement. You try so dang hard […]


Andavo Travel Completes Annual Conference for Network of Travel Advisors

107 attendees gathered for AndavoMart 2017, host agency Andavo’s annual educational and networking event. GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO (October 30, 2017) – Host travel agency Andavo Travel completed its 11th annual AndavoMart event with a total of107 attendees, held at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta, GA from October 13-15, 2017.  Sixty-five travel advisors and Andavo employees from 15 […]


Travel Quest 5-Star Host Agency

You might be asking yourself right now- Which host agency is the best for me?  If you are new or experienced choosing the right host agency makes a difference for your business. A good host agency should be helping your business succeed. So maybe you have read about Travel Quest and wondered what really sets […]

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Gifted Travel Network Rockstar Agent, Lisa Fitzgerald, Receives the 2017 ASTA “Extra Mile” Award.

The Gifted Travel Network is so excited and proud to announce that one of our Rockstar agents, Lisa Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Travel, is the recipient of the 2017 American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) “Extra Mile” award. The award recognizes the travel agent who has gone the extra mile in the last 12 months to provide […]


Embark on a Career in Travel with Travel Leaders of Tomorrow’s Independent Learner Travel Agent Training Program

It’s important to get the right foundation to be a successful travel agent. For four years, Travel Leaders of Tomorrow (a Travel Leaders company and sister company to travel host agency Nexion) has been training the industry’s newest travel professionals with its Virtual Campus travel agent training program. It’s easy: attendees get live, instructor-led virtual […]


3 Things That Help Travel Professionals Be More Successful

Are you a seasoned travel professional looking for ways to be more successful? Or maybe an entrepreneur, new to the travel industry, searching for insight on what it takes to achieve success? Here are 3 things that help many travel professionals keep their business on top of the game. 1. Finding Customers (Without Breaking The […]


Using a Travel Agent vs. Booking Online: An Infographic

What would you say if I told you that travel agents aren’t in competition with online travel agency giants like Trip Advisor,, Expedia, Priceline and others? Maybe you’re waiting for a punchline, but I’m honestly not telling a joke. What would a travel agent vs. booking online face-off look like? While starting a home […]