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Vacationers are Tired of Do-It-Yourself Booking Websites
By Amanda Bailey

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…
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5 Things to Do in Cuba Once You (Eventually) Get There
By Amanda Bailey

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…
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Tips to Grow Your Small Business in 2015
By Amanda Bailey

Whether you are a brand new home 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….
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New Longer Carnival Cruises Mean Higher Commissions for Travel Agents
By Amanda Bailey

Looking for a unique cruise experience? Carnival has announced they will be offering several one-of-a-kind, extended sailings scheduled for the end of 2015 and early 2016. The 11 sailings depart from Long Beach, Calif.; Port Canaveral, Fla.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Miami; and New Orleans. Travelers will have the opportunity to visit more than two…
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Five Must-Visit Destinations for 2015
By Amanda Bailey

Is visiting somewhere new among your resolutions for 2015? Or are you an independent travel agent looking for the trendiest destinations of 2015? This year’s hottest destinations, which include formerly off-limits Caribbean islands, fashion capitals and the fjords from Frozen, are inspiring travelers to dream big. Want more information? Call your travel agent! 1. Milan…
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How to Choose a Host Travel Agency
By Melissa Rice

Selecting the right host travel agency as your partner will help you and your business to be successful. Beginning your travel career and becoming a home-based agent is exciting, but getting started on your own can be daunting. How do you know which host travel agency is the best? First of all, remember that the term…
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