Should You Specialize in Luxury Travel?

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel At first glance, choosing to specialize in luxury travel seems like a no-brainer. Wealthy clients, fat commission checks—it’s the dream, right? For the right travel advisor, it can be. The law of averages tells us there are more mid-market clients out there than luxury ones, yet the wealthiest luxury […]


163 Independent Agents Hosted at 4th Annual Travel Quest National Meeting In Minneapolis.

For the 4th year in a row, Travel Quest held their annual national meeting in Minneapolis with record breaking attendance of 163 agents and 57 vendors.  “I am thrilled and humbled by the support of both the agent community and the vendor community.” said Bonnie Lee, President and CEO of Travel Quest.  The dates for […]

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Travel Agent Training & Education, 2017

Travel Agent training is a popular topic around these parts, and it’s no wonder why. The travel industry changes at the speed of light, and travel agents (both new and experienced) who want to keep their edge in the industry are always taking advantage of continued professional development opportunities. The good news is that there […]


KHM Travel Group Named 2017 Outstanding Travel Partner at Carnival Excellence Awards

At their Excellence Awards held in Vail, Colorado, August 16-18, Carnival Cruise Line honored KHM Travel Group with the 2017 Outstanding Travel Partner — Host Agency Network award. Carnival’s Excellence Awards recognize top partners each year in the Travel Agency and Charter Meetings and Incentive categories that differentiate themselves in unique ways. There are 12 winners in 2017. The award […]

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VIDEO: The $100 Travel Agency Marketing Plan

Impatient? Scroll down to watch the video. 😉 Starting up a small business is difficult. Whether you’re just starting your travel agency or looking to grow your client base, we’ve put together a travel agency marketing plan for you. Best part is, it won’t break the bank. We call it the $100 marketing plan because […]


Travel Agent Chatter Vol. 3: Deb Fogarty, Be Well Travel

Like the show? Help spread the word by leaving a review: iTunes, Stitchr, or Google Play.  Here’s our third 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 third recording, Stephanie interviewed the very talented and free-spirited Deb Fogarty of […]



TOP 8 FACTORS TO CONSIDER: HOST OR FRANCHISE? ARE YOU ONE OF THESE? An entrepreneur with a passion for travel and are looking for the best option to start your own successful travel business? A travel professional with experience working in, or running, a travel agency for someone else, but you’re ready to work for yourself? […]


AARC Host Agency Provides VIP Treatment for our Agents’ Clients

AARC Host Agency Provides VIP Treatment for our Agents’ Clients The relationships AARC Agents have with vendors and suppliers often result in clients getting upscale, customized and exclusive upgrades. “Through our affiliation with Travel Leaders Group, we at AARC Host Agency can offer our agents exclusive excursions, discounts, perks and benefits the clients cannot find […]


6 Easy Tips for Choosing Travel Agency Names

Advertising Disclaimer: This post on choosing a travel agency name contains advertising links. If you’ve found the site helpful, using the links to set up your domain or get your business credit card is a great way to thank us without costing you a thing! More importantly, buying through our links helps fill Rigel’s treat […]