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6 Reasons Why A Cruise Is Such A Fine Budget Vacation

A cruise ship provides a great, one price, vacation, and the main attraction to booking a cruise vacation is just about everything is included in the price. When many people think about a budget vacation, they picture an intrepid traveler in a roach infested hotel room eating stale sandwiches and riding around on the city Read more about 6 Reasons Why A Cruise Is Such A Fine Budget Vacation[…]

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Travel Agent Tips: Types of Hotel Lodging

Types of Hotel Lodging In addition to Full and Select Service, hotel lodging comes in all sorts of features, formats, and styles. In some ways, this is good, as it enables you to tailor your recommendation to your client’s specific needs. On the other hand, it also makes your job more challenging — becoming familiar Read more about Travel Agent Tips: Types of Hotel Lodging[…]

Do You Know The Different Tiers of Hotel Lodging?

Understanding the Different Tiers of Hotel Lodging  Many systems exist for classifying hotel lodging tiers. None of them have truly rigid definitions or are universally accepted. In this tutorial, we’ll use Smith Travel Research (STR) Global’s classification system. Please note some brands may fall into different tiers depending on the hotel’s location in the world. Read more about Do You Know The Different Tiers of Hotel Lodging?[…]

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What Makes Me The Best Travel Agent For My Client?

Enhancing The Customer Experience: How I Personally Add Value and Be the Best Travel Agent for my client? I learned early on in my travel career, if you can add real value to your clients, you will encourage them to use your services, rather than doing it themselves. Smaller gestures can also demonstrate your value. Read more about What Makes Me The Best Travel Agent For My Client?[…]

Travel Agent Tips: Understanding Hotel Brands & Ratings

Hotel Brands & Ratings: Quality Control In The World of Lodging A number of factors determine client satisfaction with any product. One of these is consistency within a brand. In the lodging industry, a “brand” is a hotel chain where groups of properties share their name, operational standards, procedures, and reservation system. Ideally, a hotel Read more about Travel Agent Tips: Understanding Hotel Brands & Ratings[…]

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Hotel Brands and Ratings

Understanding Hotel Brands and Ratings In most countries, there is no standard for “Five–Star.” It’s so subjective, because every hotel can call itself a “Five–Star” and every dining experience “superb.” Many of your clients think hotel ratings as standardized, however you know better. Therefore, to sort through hotel ratings your clients may cite, you should Read more about Hotel Brands and Ratings[…]

5 Reasons Why Booking with a Travel Agent Beats Booking Online

What’s Better? Booking with a Travel Agent vs. Booking Online Online travel booking has become a popular method of scheduling corporate trips and personal vacations. With an abundance of easy-to-use websites and apps to choose from, this new resource has enabled many to become their own travel agent. However, despite its rise in popularity, online Read more about 5 Reasons Why Booking with a Travel Agent Beats Booking Online[…]

The Benefits Of Being An Experienced Professional Travel Consultant

The Benefits Of Being An Experienced Professional Travel Consultant The benefits of being an experienced professional travel consultant, definitely has it’s lifestyle  perks. Let me help you understand why you are in such demand. What kinds of advice do your clients most want from you? According to a recent survey by American Society of Travel Read more about The Benefits Of Being An Experienced Professional Travel Consultant[…]

The Meal Plan: All-Inclusive vs. European

The Meal Plan: All-Inclusive vs. European The Meal Plan: All-Inclusive vs. European There are many choices readily available when traveling to the Caribbean. Which country? Area? Which hotel or excursions? The plethora of options makes each trip unique to every tourist, yet it could also be daunting. Among the greatest inquiries vacationers have is a Read more about The Meal Plan: All-Inclusive vs. European[…]

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Top 10 Underwater Hotels

Top 10 Underwater Hotels Across The World There are some amazing adventures to be had in the underwater hotels of the world. If you are an avid ocean lover, or are simply looking at a relaxing getaway with breathtaking views, there is no better place to stay. Not only do these hotels have some of Read more about Top 10 Underwater Hotels[…]

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Top Tax Tips for Home-Based Travel Agents

With tax season officially underway, Cruise Planners – American Express Travel has rounded up a list of tips and common tax deductions for home-based travel agents and other self-employed individuals. “The main thing to consider is reducing taxable income by claiming legitimate taxable deductions and business expenses,” said Cruise Planners CFO Tom Kruszewski. “When someone Read more about Top Tax Tips for Home-Based Travel Agents[…]

Facebook Marketing Automation – Internet Marketing

Facebook Marketing Automation – Internet Marketing BONUSES OFFERED WHEN JOINING TEAM MATRIX INSIDE OF GLOBAL PLATINUM SERVICES Bonus #1-Multiple Landing Page Websites to Build Your Business for FREE! (a $997 value) Bonus #2-Free Facebook Marketing Automation System (a $997 value) Bonus #3-Private FB Mastermind Group w/ Hours of Training (a $1497 value) Bonus #4-Recruiting Webinars & Calls Read more about Facebook Marketing Automation – Internet Marketing[…]

5 Reasons Travel Agents Should Never Stop Learning

To be a successful travel agent, your education must never stop. The best travel agents are students of the world. They spend their time continually expanding their knowledge and striving to pack as much helpful information in their brains as possible. By continuing your education, you’ll be able to learn new and improved ways to Read more about 5 Reasons Travel Agents Should Never Stop Learning[…]

A Private Oasis in Southern Belize

“Welcome to Belize!” In November of 2016, Norwegian Cruise Line guests were the first to hear these words on the island of Harvest Caye in Southern Belize. Harvest Caye isn’t just another Caribbean island, it’s a fully immersive experience. Designed to showcase all that Belize is known for the island is filled with native plants Read more about A Private Oasis in Southern Belize[…]

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3 Steps To Getting More Traffic From Youtube

YouTube is a very powerful social site. It’s the first thing that people check when they are looking for video clips; and Youtube videos can be and have been conveniently passed on to other internet users worldwide. Due to its extremely viral nature, YouTube is a wonderful tool for internet marketing. Here are the steps that Read more about 3 Steps To Getting More Traffic From Youtube[…]

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Using Content Marketing to Establish Yourself as a Travel Expert

While building your personal business brand, it’s essential that you use many avenues to get your name out there. And it’s not just about getting your name out there, most importantly you must establish yourself as an expert in your niche. What’s one of the best ways to do this? By getting published and/or featured on Read more about Using Content Marketing to Establish Yourself as a Travel Expert[…]

Travel Insurance Myths Debunked

If you’ve never purchased travel protection before, it’d be no surprise if you had some reservations about it. Spending extra money? Arghh. Do you even really need it? Believe us, travel insurance does way more good than harm, letting you enjoy your vacation with the peace of mind knowing that even if any unforeseen circumstance was Read more about Travel Insurance Myths Debunked[…]

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The Fastest Growing Home Based Opportunity of 2017

  This opportunity is for those motivated individuals who are looking to make part time income, or replace your current full time position. You now can enter into the world’s most lucrative industry…travel. You don’t need any previous experience, you can start as soon as a few minutes from now. Travel is a product that Read more about The Fastest Growing Home Based Opportunity of 2017[…]

How Travel Agents Make Their Money

  It’s common for a consumer to assume that a travel agent is going to be super pricey – but the fact is: YOU DON’T PAY THEIR COMMISSION Who knew, right? In fact, travel agents earn their commission through vendors. For example, travel suppliers or vendors (i.e., Royal Caribbean, Marriott, Club Med, Disney, etc.) pays Read more about How Travel Agents Make Their Money[…]

Reasons & Solutions: Why Your Client Changed Agents

Some suppliers report having customers who return to their hotel or cruise line over the years, but each time they come they’ve booked with a different travel agent. OUCH! Has this ever happened to you? There could be many reasons why your clients switched to someone else. Maybe they lost your business card or your rude secretary turned them Read more about Reasons & Solutions: Why Your Client Changed Agents[…]

5 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Bourbon Street)

If you love seafood, ghost stories, jazz, and a city that’s so full of rich culture and history that each cobblestone street seems to have its own story to tell, then NOLA might just be your dream destination. Known for its famed Bourbon Street, its wild Mardi Gras celebrations and those bright green Hand Grenades, Read more about 5 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Bourbon Street)[…]

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Home Based Business Fortune $250+ Per Week

Our online travel consultant course concentrates on resort vacations, cruise vacations plus car, hotel, rail and custom tour packages. Learn how to start a travel business and create a schedule that works best for you. Depending on how much time you devote to selling travel will determine the income you can create. Earn a little Read more about Home Based Business Fortune $250+ Per Week[…]