The Hottest Travel Destinations for 2017

Written by: on December 15, 2016


  We almost can’t believe 2016 is drawing to an end, but a new year means new goals. Is visiting somewhere new among your resolutions for next year? Or are you an independent travel agent trying to anticipate your clients’ requests? Check out these seven exciting destinations that are slated to entice travelers from around… Read the full article…

Becoming a Travel Agent: Home Office Essentials

Written by: on December 09, 2016


  If you’re considering becoming a travel agent from home, chances are you already have the bare necessities. You can get started with just your laptop, phone and a reliable internet connection. However, you will hopefully be spending a lot of time in your home office. This is where you’ll learn how to sell and… Read the full article…

KHM Travel Agent Spotlight: Barbara Crosby

Written by: on December 02, 2016


  When Barbara Crosby first started her travel agency in April of 2010, she specialized in Hawaii because that was what she knew. When her children were young, they took a family vacation to Hawaii and absolutely loved it. She says it was the most memorable trip she’s taken to date! “We all surfed, snorkeled,… Read the full article…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

Written by: on November 29, 2016


  ‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and here at KHM Travel Group, we’re never not thinking about travel. If you’re at a loss at what to get the frequent flyer, road tripper or adventure-seeker in your life, our list of gift ideas will help make their next trip a treat! 1. J. Crew Eye Mask Those… Read the full article…

Choosing the Right All-Inclusive Resort in Riviera Maya

Written by: on November 23, 2016


The Riviera Maya extends for 80 miles along Mexico’s Yucatan coast south of Cancun. It’s a haven for romantic getaways, activity-packed adventures and those just looking to enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Riviera Maya is home to so many all-inclusive resorts, deciding where to stay might be the most difficult part of… Read the full article…

Rick’s Insights from the Carnival Executive Partner Advisory Board Meeting

Written by: on November 21, 2016


  Earlier this year, KHM Travel Group’s President and CEO Rick Zimmerman was named to Carnival Cruise Line’s Executive Partner Advisory Board. This month the advisory board, along with members of the cruise lines senior leadership and sales team, gathered in New York City for the board’s annual meeting. Carnival gave the 12 board members… Read the full article…

Preferred Supplier Spotlight: Chris Schutz, Carnival Cruise Line

Written by: on November 18, 2016


  As we prepare for our 2017 Crystal Conference and Awards on the Conquest, there’s one BDM all agents should get to know. That’s Chris Schutz, our friendly Carnival Cruise Line BDM! Chris is always enthusiastic about working with travel agents and sharing her knowledge of Carnival to help them grow there businesses. She’s been… Read the full article…

Sponsored Post: Book Groups & Get Rewarded with Palladium Connect

Written by: on November 14, 2016


  KHM Travel Group’s sponsored blog posts give our top travel suppliers the opportunity to share more their products and services offered to travel agents. The sponsor for this post, Palladium Hotel Group, is based on Ibiza in the Balearic Islands, and is a multinational corporation that began over 40 years ago with the aim… Read the full article…

5 Tips to Help Travel Agents Close More Sales

Written by: on November 11, 2016


  The idea of “selling” gives some travel agents anxiety. However, if you consider your interactions with clients as conversations, rather than sales pitches, promoting yourself and upselling might be a little less daunting. Check out these tips for improving your interactions with clients, so you can boost your travel agency’s sales! 1. Become Needs-Focused,… Read the full article…

KHM Travel Welcomes Agents to Last Boot Camp of 2016

Written by: on November 10, 2016


  KHM Travel Group wrapped up its 2016 live event program with last week’s New Travel Agent Boot Camp session, held November 3-5. Our staff hosted 32 home-based travel agents from around the country for three days of education, discussion and workshops. Knowing your Preferred Suppliers and which suppliers to use is one of the… Read the full article…