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Spreading the word: why consumers need to learn about travel agents 2.0

Spreading the word: why consumers need to learn about travel agents 2.0
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Have you ever heard “Travel agents? They still exist?”
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Time for reflection – how happy are you?

Time for reflection – how happy are you?
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Are you dissatisfied where you are now?
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How’s your work/life balance working out?

How’s your work/life balance working out?
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Most travel agents will burst out laughing if you ask them about work/life balance.
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Meet home-based agent superstar Jodi Fox

Meet home-based agent superstar Jodi Fox
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She started selling high-end cruises and in her first year went on a Virtuoso luxury fam to Guatemala where she decided she wanted to sell beautiful experiences – “not necessarily the most expensive, but special experiences.”
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Selling Seoul: Travel Agent Tips for South Korea

Selling Seoul: Travel Agent Tips for South Korea
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This highly distinctive Asian country offers dazzling fashion, incredible food, lyrical landscapes, rich cultural traditions and friendly people.
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“Your personal page must be professional”: Social media and building your brand

“Your personal page must be professional”: Social media and building your brand
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Chances are a potential client will check you out on LinkedIn and/or your host agency’s agent search tool or, if you are a member, the Virtuoso site. But these days a few keystrokes can also put them onto your Facebook page to see “what you are really like”.
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“I could not have provided this kind of personalized service in an office environment”

“I could not have provided this kind of personalized service in an office environment”
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The Travel Agent Next Door asked some of its 300+ travel agents why they decided to become a home-based agent and go into business for themselves.
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Marketing You: Building your brand

Marketing You: Building your brand
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It used to be that only big corporations had ‘brands’ (think Coca-Cola, Crest, McDonalds).
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Marketing You: Building networks, reaping referrals

Marketing You: Building networks, reaping referrals
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I’ve come to the conclusion that you don’t sell travel sitting behind a desk any more. You sell travel by getting out and promoting yourself and your suppliers. By telling people – even total strangers – where you’ve been and where you’re going next…and what you do for a living.
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Marketing You: You and your Host Agency

Marketing You: You and your Host Agency
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Crucial to your success (and your happiness) is your relationship with your host agency.
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The wait is over: Baha Mar’s first property celebrates grand opening
The wait is over: Baha Mar’s first property celebrates grand opening
After two years of delays and conflict, the long awaited Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas has finally opened its doors.
Virtuoso’s 2017 Incubator lineup includes Travelweek’s Xplr VR
Virtuoso’s 2017 Incubator lineup includes Travelweek’s VR platform
Xplr VR has been handpicked by Virtuoso to take part in the luxury retail organization’s Virtuoso Incubator tech...
A Star Wars resort for Hollywood Studios? Disney won’t confirm (or deny)
A Star Wars-themed resort for Hollywood Studios? Disney won’t confirm (or deny)
Walt Disney World Resort is reportedly looking at adding a Star Wars-themed hotel to its Star Wars-themed land opening...
Kids eat & stay free at Costa Rica resort with ACV
Kids eat & stay free at Costa Rica resort with ACV
Air Canada Vacations is offering Costa Rica-bound families an added perk in the form of a free stay for kids ages 12...
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