I joined GTN last summer after leaving a host agency where I felt like a paycheck and a number. Not a good feeling at all. I've been involved w/the GIFTE community since 2012. I'm completing my second year in the TESA program and I'm a private coaching client. Joining GTN was a logical next step for a host agency that actually cares about my entrepreneurial success. It's one of the best decision I've ever made. I feel like they are invested in me as much as I'm invested in them. I pay a nominal monthly fee to keep 100% of my commission which is a GAME CHANGER. While I probably don't need to book through a host, I absolutely love the sense of community, the giving, sharing and learning so that we all benefit. Jen and Sarah are VERY responsive and attentive to every inquiry. I don't think I've ever waited more than one hour for a response - if that long. Commission is by direct deposit which is very convenient. I highly recommend GTN and the entire GIFTE program no matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey. I love everything about GTN and the GIFTE community. I've definitely found my home!
INCREDIBLE experience! The team at GTN is so supportive. The transition of switching host agencies was handle with such ease, care and in very prompt time. I am so pleased with the relationships that GTN has with suppliers and their agents.
The team at GTN genuinely care about their agents and the success of their business. The focus is on leveling up in all aspects of the business. I highly recommend GTN as a host agency for anyone in the travel business that really wants to excel in their business.
Their way of doing business is not the traditional "travel agency" way and that is because traditional travel agencies have changed. GTN is on the cutting edge of helping travel entrepreneurs in this ever changing industry.
Joining GTN was one of the best business decisions that I have made. The 100% commission model was a huge draw for me, but what they have offered me beyond that has been priceless. The members truly are "gifted" individuals. The network is made up of a team of talented travel professionals working together. The goal is not to "outsell" the others here. We are all working to encourage and support one another in each ones efforts to succeed. I have learned so much about taking my business to new levels. I am so thankful for GTN!
GTZn was a perfect place for me to be as I looked at my bottom line to determine the percentage of commission I wanted to keep! The support from the staff to the members is the best I have ever experienced. Here is s place where the entrepreneurial spirit reigns and is supported.
GTN has been super helpful getting my agency up and running. I am new to the travel industry and everyone has been very helpful. They have mentors, a great selection of hotels through their Ensemble network and lots of motivating seminars and webinars.
GTN is an amazing host agency and incredibly supportive to their agents. I have worked with 2 other host agencies and left because of their lack of support and willingness to understand new concepts in marketing travel during this time where travel professionals need to adopt a new approach to thrive in this business. I highly recommend GTN for new agents looking to start off on the right foot as GTN's MBA program teaches the nuances of the travel industry I wish I learned when I started, rather than figuring it out the hard way, on my own. I also recommend GTN for experienced agents who are ready to work with a host agency that supports you as you market yourself as the travel professional that you are.
I Love GTN, they are the best. I started my travel agency 2 1/2 years ago with a different host agency. They are a great company but I did not get any mentoring, or business and marketing training. I knew nothing about owning my own business and I was not doing well.
I met Meredith Hill in LV at an OSSN Travel Show last year (2013) and was so impressed that when I found her MMSTBP, I bought it. And I was hooked. When GTN started hosting in Feb. the timing was perfect, my contract with the previous host agency was expiring so I joined GTN and have learned so much. I am an MBA member and I have now gone to a Think Tank. Everything GTN does is to help me and others, grow, learn, and become the best at what we do.
The monthly calls are inspiring, and everyone is so knowledgeable and caring. I can not say enough good things about GTN.
SO GLAD I SWITCHED! My first 3 months at GTN have been AMAZING! I'm getting training on running and growing MY business, not just "preferred" supplier training that helps grow the host agency's numbers with those suppliers.
All of the GTN staff have been responsive, friendly and knowledgable. GTN has grown a large, supportive community on Facebook and through face to face groups. I attended the GIFTE Think Tank and got to meet not only fellow GTN members but also the members of GIFTE, a membership training arm established by Meredith Hill before GTN.
The switch to GTN has changed my business, my growth strategy and most importantly, my mindset. I'm now counting down the days until I do travel full time! I wouldn't be in that position without GTN
I love that GTN is all about the travel agent. GTN helps us find our voice, guides us through challenges, and helps us expose our niche. This host agency is not like the norm -- the leadership team has so many great insights to help me find and target the right clients. And the fact that GTN is a part of Ensemble is awesome!
I love GTN because they align with my core business values and encourage entrepreneurship. GTN helps me with my individual business priorities. I've been with multiple Hosts in my 20 plus years I've been in the industry and I am very happy with my decision to join the GTN Team.
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