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Travel Agent Professional is a new site devoted to meeting the needs of the Home Based Travel Agent – the heart and soul of today's industry. With columns written by top travel professionals, this online magazine seeks to provide insights into the current travel industry climate and advice on how you can find profit opportunities.

Stories of The Month

Finding an Opportunity & Filling that Need Barking Up the Best Tree

By Cindy Bertram

Cindy's Inside Cruise & Travel Track, LLC

cindybert@att.net

Years ago, travel professionals did everything, from booking airline tickets, hotels, tours, and cruises. But as the industry began to change, so did the focus, along with the actual business model. Having a retail location was phasing down, but travel agent professionals did not go away. Instead, using a home based office, as well as the growth of consortiums and the host agencies brought new viable options for travel professionals. And with that?  Focusing on a particular travel specialization and being an expert is now even more critical when it comes to success. It goes back to finding a particular opportunity and filling that need. Read On

Masterpiece, The Key To New UK Travel Experiences 

By Paull Tickner

Paull Tickner & Associates Ltd.

ptickner@customgb.co.uk

I confess that perhaps like you, I’m a great fan of TV detective dramas like Sherlock, Inspector Morse, Grantchester and Foyle’s War. Over the weekend I watched a very good Poirot and enjoyed the Cotswolds scenery in a Father Brown. When any of these shows appear on PBS, dozens of your customers stay at home, avidly following the twists and turns of the current plot.
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American Marketing Group’s Recent Biennial Conference… Themed “The Way Forward”

By Cindy Bertram

Cindy's Inside Cruise & Travel Track, LLC

cindybert@att.net

At their recent biennial conference held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida, the American Marketing Group Inc. (AMG) offered travel agents a wide array of training, events, presentations and panels as well as celebrating successes.  Themed “The Way Forward,” AMG also provided the latest updates on the services, products and programs they provide, so agents could put these into use each day with their businesses. Throughout this energizing conference, travel agents also had a chance to network, get to know each other, and interact with suppliers and leaders.

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