Gifted Travel Network Announces Free Virtual Training: Travel Agent Startup Week

July 25, 2018

Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is excited to announce our first ever Travel Agent Startup Week designed for both members of the general public who have a desire to get into the Travel industry and for existing agents who feel like their business may need a reboot to get on the path to success. This virtual event will be held July 30 – August 2, 2018 and will feature content presented by GTN management and interviews with newly successful agents who will share their stories.

Gifted Travel Network is a Host Agency (founded by Meredith Hill, Vanessa McGovern and Jennifer Cochrane) committed to shifting the way travel professionals have been supported in the past to a new way of thinking. Our team believes that an emphasis on business coaching, entrepreneurship and marketing/client attraction are needed in today’s industry to set today’s home based agent up for success.

Travel Agent Startup Week, free virtual training

“Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is the most amazing travel business development and host agency. With GTN, you are one of the family.” says Gayle Smith of Prescription Travel. “If you are brand new to the industry, like I am, they have put together the Travel MBA program, which has been wonderful to help and guide me along the way in my business with modules that take you step by step through the process. With the Travel MBA, you have a support system that to includes the marvelous team of Lisa and Sandy who are there to answer all your questions.” GTN’s new agent training program inspired the sessions for Travel Agent Startup Week.

The content for Travel Agent Start Up Week will be broken down by day as follows:

Day 1: What today’s travel agent does and how they make money

Day 2: Why specialization is critical to your success

Day 3: Marketing to reach your ideal client (List Building)

Day 4: Marketing to nurture client relationships (Relationship Building)

Each day there will be a Facebook LIVE presentation by a member of the GTN team at 1pm Eastern time, followed by another session at 4:00pm Eastern that features an interview with a success-story agent who will speak on their experience and successes that center around the daily topic. Lisa Fletcher, the Director of Education & Training for Gifted Travel Network states, “Our intention for this dynamic 4-day Start Up School is to bring clarity and focus to those many people who have dreams of working in the best industry in the world as a travel professional.  Sandy Saburn (GTN’s Director of Sales) and I intend to provide them with the information they need to finally make that leap and get started on their own entrepreneurial path. And then, we hope to be able to continue to guide them down that path to a huge amount of success and fulfillment!”

The inaugural Travel Agent Startup Week promises to over deliver on content and really help newcomers to this experience have a clear picture of what it takes to build a sustainable and profitable travel business in today’s travel industry. Included in the complimentary registration is a closed Facebook Forum, a “Pop-Up” Group, which will create the space for continued conversation and additional content delivered by industry experts…plus a few more unexpected surprises!

To register for the Gifted Travel Network’s Travel Agent Startup Week, visit