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KHM Travel Agent Spotlight: Karen Beasley

Written by: on January 29, 2015

KHM Pinnacle Agent Spotlight

Whether you’re considering a career in travel, or you’re a current agent looking for a bit of guidance, you’ve probably wondered, “what does it take to be a successful travel agent?” The Agent Spotlight series is designed to answer this question through surveys of the experiences of KHM Travel’s top-performing agents. They’ve been in your… Read the full article…

The Best Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers

Written by: on January 28, 2015

Solo traveler life

Living the single life? Need a little freedom from your family? No problem! An increasing number of travelers set sail by themselves, either for the chance at finding romance on board, or for a few days of complete peace and quiet, or even just as a break from all routine. With everything from special classes… Read the full article…

4 Things to Get You Through Snowmageddon 2015

Written by: on January 27, 2015

Snowed In House

Winter Storm Juno has arrived on the east coast, forcing many travelers to cancel or delay their trips. If you are stuck at home or at the airport because of the weather, or if you just don’t feel like mucking through the mess, not to worry. Mother Nature has granted you free pass to catch… Read the full article…

KHM Travel Group Gives Back to Jamaican Children’s Home

Written by: on January 26, 2015

Jamaica beach

In February, KHM Travel Group staff and agents will tour the Hyatt Ziva Montego Bay and come away with valuable information to pass along to travelers. They will also be giving back through donations to Tiny Hope Children’s Home, a haven for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. A few years ago, Denise Pecci was invited on… Read the full article…

3 Apps Every Travel Agent Needs Now

Written by: on January 24, 2015

Travel Agent Web Apps

Looking for new ways to wow your clients and ramp up your customer service ratings? These three web apps put travel agents right at the heart of their traveler’s needs. TripCase Connect. Need to send out updated boarding passes or message your client about a change in the weather forecast? TripCase allows agents to communicate… Read the full article…

Quirky Jobs Every Resort Needs

Written by: on January 23, 2015

Nice Beach

Only in the travel industry can you enlist the services of a Tequila Sommelier, Retail Therapist or Engagement Concierge (aka Love Doctor). The team at Travel + Leisure recently dreamed up a list of quirky jobs that would put travelers even more at ease at resorts and on cruise ships. The most ridiculous are summed… Read the full article…

Norwegian Cruise Lines Announces Norwegian Escape Events for Travel Agents

Written by: on January 22, 2015

Norwegian Cruise ship

Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) has announced a series of promotional events for travel partners and agents to meet with cruise line leadership in anticipation of the launching of their new ship, Norwegian Escape. Between January and March, events will be held in 21 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including New York, Boston, Atlanta, Montreal,… Read the full article…

Vacationers are Tired of Do-It-Yourself Booking Websites

Written by: on January 21, 2015

diy booking frustration

Gail Rosenblum, a writer for Minneapolis’s Star Tribune recently gushed about a trip she took to Costa Rica last summer with her family. As a “self-professed travel snob,” she had long been a believer in DIY bookings. With the happiness of four teenagers on the line, she took a friend’s advice and contacted a travel… Read the full article…

5 Things to Do in Cuba Once You (Eventually) Get There

Written by: on January 20, 2015

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This year promises to be a big one for Cuba’s tourism industry. Last week, new regulations came into play that will ease travel restrictions to this previously isolated nation. While Americans won’t be able to hop on a plane to Havana right away, several commercial airlines and cruise companies have already announced plans to operate… Read the full article…

Tips to Grow Your Small Business in 2015

Written by: on January 19, 2015

travelagent

Whether you are a brand new travel agent or have been in the industry for years, a new year is the perfect time to examine your small business and brush up on some areas that you might have neglected. The following tips will help get your agency on track for its best year yet. Know… Read the full article…