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Time management 101: Flight Centre Associates’ tips for ‘making time for home’ when you’re a home-based agent

Time management 101: Flight Centre Associates’ tips for ‘making time for home’ when you’re a home-based agent
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Many agents who work from home hold themselves to standards so high that the line between work and home is even blurrier than it was before, says Lee Zanello, Brand Leader for Flight Centre’s host agency, Flight Centre Associates.
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Selling Ireland: Getting the agent perspective

Selling Ireland: Getting the agent perspective
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Following a week-long fam with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland that took place earlier this fall, travel agents contributed their top highlights and impressions of the Emerald Isle. Here are our favourites:   Luxury properties & must-do experiences “I really enjoyed Mount Falcon Estate and thought it was a beautiful property, as well as the
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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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64% of consumers in CWT survey say travel agents get them the best deals
64% of consumers in CWT survey say travel agents get them the best deals
An elite group of travel agency owners and managers landed in Cancun recently for Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT)...
Agents get online access to CLIA’s Meetings & Events at Sea program
Agents get online access to CLIA’s Meetings & Events at Sea program
CLIA says its Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program, now available online, will help travel professionals...
Vegas Uncork’d unveils latest culinary hotspots
Vegas Uncork’d unveils latest culinary hotspots
At one time Las Vegas was synonymous with free drinks and $4.99 all-you-can-eat buffets. After all, you didn’t come...
IBEROSTAR treats families to last-minute summer deals to Mexico
IBEROSTAR treats families to last-minute summer deals to Mexico
Families looking for a last-minute travel deal can take advantage of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts’ summer deals in...
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