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Seasoned Agents Share Travel Agency Marketing Tips: An Infographic

In a recent interview on our new Travel Agent Chatter audio series, travel agent Andrey Zakharenko mentioned that a travel agent career is as much about sales as it is about booking travel. So to make your holidays a little brighter, we went searching for some awesome marketing advice from experienced travel agents. It turns out […]


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MTravel Reveals “Secrets to Your Success” Conference

Top 5 Host Agency Partners with Pleasant Holidays and Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Resort By Emily Peters Contributing Writer After a six-year hiatus exploring other corners of the world, Montrose Travel’s leading host agency MTravel™ will bring its independent travel professionals back to Mexico for its 9th Annual Educational Conference. Designed as an immersive professional […]


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HAR’s Travel Agent Chatter, Vol 1: Russian Connections

Here’s the first run of a 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 inaugural recording, Stephanie interviewed entrepreneur-extraordinaire Andrey Zakharenko of Russian Connections and—yes, he owns run TWO brands—Always Travel.  Andrey Zakharenko, Russian Connections | […]


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Avoya Travel Grows Network with New-To-Travel Entrepreneurs

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — November 17, 2016 — Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies, has announced its highly successful New-To-Travel program for entrepreneurs that want to own and operate an independent travel agency in the Avoya Network. Now, even without previous experience selling travel, entrepreneurs with a passion […]


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Travel Quest National Learning Conference

The dust has finally settled at Travel Quest.  We just hosted over 150 agents for our yearly National Learning Conference in Minneapolis.  This exciting event started on Friday night with a pre-event, Saturday had a variety of classes, and it ended on Sunday with a vendor trade show.   So what makes the Travel Quest […]


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How to Overcome Obstacles as a New Independent Travel Agent

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Few things are as liberating — or anxiety-laden — as becoming your own boss. For independent travel agents, starting your own travel agency means finally building a career you’ll love — but it also means overcoming the many obstacles involved with self-employment. Here’s the good news: you don’t […]


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KHM Travel Group Expands Executive Team

KHM Travel Group has had a banner year in 2016, and that success is due in no small part to its agents. It’s also a testament to the dedication and hard work of KHM Travel’s Executive Team, which has expanded this year to match the growth of its home-based travel agents. Early in 2016, Lisa […]


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Adventures in Alaska . . . with Arthritis

This September, Mary and I went to the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in Anchorage, Alaska. It’d been awhile since I’d last visited AK. Last time I was there, I hiked and camped the whole time. I was the Stephanie Lee with boundless energy who embraced the open skies and fearlessly encountered its vast wilderness—I […]


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Travel Agent Airline Commissions VS. Cost of Ticketing Errors

Okay, it’s time to talk about travel agent airline commissions and ticket errors/debit memos (which we’ve already chatted about here). But if a picture is 1,000 words then an infographic is probably closer to 20,000—so I’ll keep this short:)  Let me start with a spoiler alert: air ticketing has a lower profit margin for travel agents […]