Category Archives: Hot Tip Tuesday

Make Prioritizing a Priority During the Holidays

There never is enough time to accomplish all your tasks on a normal day, but hours seem to shrink even more during the holiday season. So, in order to work effectively and efficiently, you must learn how to determine what takes precedence among the list of things you need or want to accomplish. In other words, you need to prioritize.

Presenting Itineraries to Your Clients

Presenting Itineraries to Your Clients   It is important to present to your clients a comprehensive itinerary outlining all aspects of their upcoming travel. Presenting information occurs during a few phases of the planning process. This includes the initial discussion of the travel itinerary ideas up through final confirmation of all travel details. When planning a […]

For Your Eyes Only: Keeping Information Confidential  

For Your Eyes Only: Keeping Information Confidential Even before the Facebook data scandal occurred earlier this year, we all have known how vital it is to protect clients’ personal and financial information. But it’s a good idea to remind ourselves from time to time about important practices we must incorporate every day. Maintaining client confidentiality […]

Three Effective Ways to Improve Your Supplier Relations

Three Effective Ways to Improve Your Supplier Relations   By Marie A. Smith, CTA, VTA, Director of Agent Development and Engagement for KHM Travel Group Building relationships in the travel industry is key to helping your business succeed. Some Independent Contractors may feel they are limited in their relationships with their supplier partners, but this doesn’t […]

Control Public Speaking Anxiety Like a Pro with These Nine Tips  

Control Public Speaking Anxiety Like a Pro with These Nine Tips   Does the thought of making a public presentation make your heart race and your palms sweat? Not only is that perfectly normal, it’s actually a very good thing! If you have ever given a public presentation, you’ve probably experienced some degree of speaker anxiety: […]

What to Consider When Evaluating Host Agencies

What to Consider When Evaluating Host Agencies   Independent contractors often are travel counselors who choose to become affiliated with one or more host agencies. The host agency gives them a means of obtaining domestic airline tickets, override commissions, marketing support, operational support, clout, and credibility. And there are many benefits to partnering with a host […]

Five Steps to Market Your Business on Facebook Effectively

Five Steps to Market Your Business on Facebook Effectively   By Andy Ogg, executive editor and publisher, Travel Professional NEWS Facebook, the world’s largest social media outlet, continues to be a hot spot for travel entrepreneurs to invest time in marketing their business. However, many travel professionals feel the investment may not be producing the […]

‘Training’ Myself for Rail Travel: Part Two 

Rail Travel

‘Training’ Myself for Rail Travel: Part Two  This is the second in a two-part series on train travel Out West. It was written by a Travel Institute family member and focuses on dining on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle. Meals on the Coast Starlight are included for those choosing sleeping accommodations and can […]