Travel Agent Chatter | Starting and Growing Your Travel Agency

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In HAR’s lucky 14th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee brain nearly explodes with knowledge about: 1. Lead Programs for Travel Agents 2. Travel Agents vs. Online Booking 3. Belonging to Multiple Host Agencies 4. Should Your Niche Be in Your Ag
In HAR’s lucky 13th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee's brain nearly explodes with knowledge about: 1. Non-Local Hosts + BDM Relationships (Does being non-local hurt you?) 2. Hosts for Non-US Nationals w/US-based Agency (What are the options?)
In HAR’s 12th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee imparts critical knowledge on starting and running a travel agent. Here’s what she covers this week: Where to Display Your SOT # (Hosted IC Exemptions) MLMs vs. Host Agencies (What's the Difference
In HAR’s 11th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee shares more travel agent tips and tricks, answering the latest travel industry questions that have come across her desk. Here’s what she’ll cover: Going from Hosted to Indie (What should I know?)
In HAR’s 10th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee shares more travel agent tips and tricks, answering the latest travel industry questions that have come across her desk. Here’s what she’ll cover: Cruise Ship Tracker App (We've got one!) Storing C
In HAR’s 9th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee shares more travel agent tips and tricks, answering the latest travel industry questions that have come across her desk. Here’s what she’ll cover: IC with a Host vs. Sub Agent (What's the differenc
This week, in our 8th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee covers a lot of ground in a short time! She shares pearls of wisdom on signing host contract as a personal rep of LLC, how to start charging fees, and do expensive hosts = better hosts?
She came from the world of non-profits with her eyes set on helping people of all abilities travel. Learn how this Indiana agent uses her agency to give back. You’ll walk away with LOADS of knowledge and some actionable tips to help your agency
This week, in our 7th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee covers a lot of ground in a short time! She shares pearls of wisdom using your home address for your home-based business (yay or nay?), whether co-working spaces are worth it, what to ask ho
This week, in our 6th episode of Friday 15, Steph chats on travel agency website options, the logistics of how and when to buy your domain, and how to go about selling travel when you already have a full-time day job. Give it a listen! https:/
We normally publish recordings quarterly here at Travel Agent Chatter, but you're going to notice things getting a lot busier in your TAC feed. As in every WEEK we'll be pushing out new content! 🤯 Find out what our new project is, how it dif
Learn more about the TRUE accreditation options for travel agencies and host agencies. We've got a 2-minute sound bite giving a high level overview of the program. For more information on TRUE and other travel agency accreditation options, visi
This ex-ad agency advisor is doing things different and it’s paying off big for his $2M agency. Find out how he stumbled into booking sabbatical travel, uses social proof to grow his agency, and how his boutique agency won a big corporate clien
With 85% of his income from his air-only travel agency coming from fees, Lary Neron is living proof that you can make money in airfare. And he insists his philosophy goes beyond airfare and can be applied to any travel niche. Find out what he d
Corporate events at sea specialist Rita Perez talks about how she harnesses lead magnets to grow her agency. She also addresses how to balance your work when you have a full-time job in addition to having an agency? Don’t miss it! | | | |
In Vol. 14, we sold you on the idea of starting a podcast to help with lead generation for your agency. The party continues in this episode as we share our most effective podcast marketing techniques, interviewing tips, where to find a podcast
Thought about starting a podcast but haven't made the leap? This episode is for you. Steph interviews four travel podcast hosts--- Cruise Radio's Doug Parker, Travel Radio's Megan Chapa, The Travel Agent Podcast's Lynn Blanco, Travel Geniuses'
To kick off the new decade, former nurse Janet Tracy, owner of The Travel Dreamer, shares creative ways to increase your sales and inspiration on how to set the work-life boundaries that so many of us struggle with. She also dishes how she turn
Andres Zuleta started Boutique Japan 7 years ago using content marketing and a lot of sweat equity. How did they grow using organic web traffic to be a remote team of six with $3.2M in sales? How do they manage a location-independent team? List
We chat with newbie Dale Page who has brought in over $500k in sales his first six months. How does he do that in a rural Wyoming town? What big lesson did he learn about switching host agencies? Listen to find out. ++++ Show Notes + Transcript
Join us as Valerie, owner of a $6M agency, imparts her wisdom on group bookings. Her theory? If you're not doing groups, you're leaving $40k on the table every year. Find out how Valerie filled her 196 person group in just one month, what you s
We talk all things destination weddings with Will Medina of Destination Weddings Expert, a travel advisor whose only form of marketing is social media. Not bad for a guy booking ~20 DWs a year, averaging 50 guests each! | | | | Show Notes
Madeline Jwahar, owner of Italy Beyond the Obvious, is a different kind of travel advisor. One that makes 80% of her income from service fees. Find out how she does it in this episode of TAC. | | | | Show Notes + Transcript + Images: http:
Lu Maggiora is a 18 year travel industry veteran that has honed her niche to group cruises and Hawaii. She's built an amazing travel community of both travelers and fellow agents. Listen to find out how! | | | | Show Notes + Transcript + Ima
Interested in luxury travel, but find it intimidating? This is the podcast for you. We chat with Becky Lukovic—a luxury travel advisor and social media maven—who shares how she transitioned from a backpacker across Europe to a luxury travel adv
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