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Who do you consider to be an "experienced agent," and what would a new agent have to do to join this category?
Asked by Erin Green on June 1, 2019 in Training

An agency would need to be in business at least 1 year. Prior travel agency experience may be considered on a case by case basis. We are not a host agency, we are travel agency consortium. The agency joins, not the individual agent. All agents in the travel agency would have access to our programs and benefits. Mike Migliore

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How do I send one mailing with all current cruise deals to my clients each month?
Asked by Lori Traylor on April 27, 2019 in Programs

We have an email and direct mail marketing program that sends specials all year long. We customize and target the right client for the right type of travel. It is easy to set up and then it continues all year long. Give us a call to go over all of the details. Mike Migliore, Director Sales

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How to keep from getting over whelmed with so much training just to give different clients what they want?
Asked by Debbie Gregory on April 19, 2019 in Training

Travel Leaders Network has an extensive training program that allows agents to focus on their specific specialties and niche. Our training is designed for newer agents all the way thru to the most experienced agents. Give us a call for more details and examples. Mike Migliore, Director Sales

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When a client contacts me through Travel Leaders which would be the best way to contact them back?
Asked by Debbie Gregory on April 19, 2019 in General

Clients do not contact Travel Leaders Network directly. Everything we do, is designed for consumers to contact the agents directly. Our lead generation program, directs potential client to contact our agents directly. Mike Migliore, Director, Sales

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How would you explain the difference between a consortium & a franchise to a new agent?
Asked by Erin Cook on November 9, 2018 in General

Two different beasts. A consortium would a be a collective group that has established connections and puts together benefits and passes them on to their members. They offer training and other tools to help agencies. I do not believe that you can be an individual agent to be a member of a consortium unless you are your own agency (own accreditation, probably certain volume as well).

A franchise is a company that has an established business plan and marketing strategy that you "buy into" at usually a hefty price but they supply you with everything you need to run your business but you MUST follow their business structure and strategy. Like Macdonalds is a franchise... you use their name and branding and systems but its your own business. But you can't make the burgers they way YOU like...you must use their recipe.

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Yes, two different types of business models. I consider our consortium division more of an ala carte program. We offer many different programs and each agency can pick and use the programs that benefit them. Our agency members are diverse in their business models and have many different needs. As the previous answer says, there are many things you must use with a Franchise, and with a Consortium, you have much more leeway to use what works and not use what is not needed. We have both leisure and corporate tools, not every agency sells both, but both types of agencies can benefit from many of our programs.

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