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This year’s general sessions will offer attendees the opportunity to hear from more than 40 industry leaders. Learn more about CruiseWorld here: https://www.travelprofessionalnews.com/carnival-brings-the-wuata-campaign-to-cruiseworld/

This year’s general sessions will offer attendees the opportunity to hear from more than 40 industry leaders. Learn more about CruiseWorld here: https://www.travelprofessionalnews.com/carnival-brings-the-wuata-campaign-to-cruiseworld/

Find out the difference by reading our AUGUST Issue! 😊

Find out the difference by reading our AUGUST Issue! 😊

Available Now l August 2019 Issue of Travel Professional NEWS!

Join us for another fantastic issue of Travel Professional NEWS. 100% free and 100% dedicated to empowering, educating and assisting Travel Professionals in the success of their Agency!

View Now:  https://www.travelprofessionalnews.com/Magazine/2019/August/

In This Issue: 
Interview: Chinatour – Connecting Agents to the Best Experiences
An Interview By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Senior Editor – Travel Professional NEWS
Interviewing: Ricko Tindage, Director of Sales - chinatour.com

Expect More - Get More With ICT 
Written By: Robert Siamon – Incentive Connection Travel, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line Brings the WUATA Campaign to CruiseWorld
Written By: Mary Pat Sullivan, Content Director, Travel Weekly Events

Event: 2019 Avoya Travel Annual Conference
Attended By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder– Travel Professional NEWS

Ultimate All Inclusive – Xcaret Hotel and The Haven Resort
Written By: Geoff Millar, Owner - Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel

Interview: Success as a Travel Professional Takes More Than Selling
Interview By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director - Travel Professional NEWS
Interviewing: Drew Daly, CTIE, Senior Vice President and General Manager - Dream Vacations

You Need a Better Airline Consolidator
Written By: Bri Kilroy, Copywriter – Sky Bird Travel & Tours

READY, SET, GROW! Reflect, Renew and Relax: It’s Time to Evaluate Personal and Business Goals AND a Little Fun
Written By: Jackie Friedman, President - Nexion Travel Group

A Firefighter’s Journey to Becoming a Travel Advisor
How Andy Popick serves his community and his clients
Contributed By: Cruise Planners

Travel Agency Websites 101
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
Written By: Tom Ogg 
Simply Sales with Scott – The Ultimate Introduction
Written By: Scott Koepf, Vice President of Strategic Development - Cruise Planners

Social Media and Travel
Written By: Jesse Morris, Owner - We Book Travel LLC

5 Steps to a Better YOU and Business 
Get Motivated, Have More Confidence, & Be More Productive 
Written By: Angela and Andy Ogg, CTIE 
Do You Need A License to Sell Travel?
Written By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder–

Available Now l August 2019 Issue of Travel Professional NEWS! Join us for another fantastic issue of Travel Professional NEWS. 100% free and 100% dedicated to empowering, educating and assisting Travel Professionals in the success of their Agency! View Now: https://www.travelprofessionalnews.com/Magazine/2019/August/ In This Issue: Interview: Chinatour – Connecting Agents to the Best Experiences An Interview By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Senior Editor – Travel Professional NEWS Interviewing: Ricko Tindage, Director of Sales - chinatour.com Expect More - Get More With ICT Written By: Robert Siamon – Incentive Connection Travel, Inc. Carnival Cruise Line Brings the WUATA Campaign to CruiseWorld Written By: Mary Pat Sullivan, Content Director, Travel Weekly Events Event: 2019 Avoya Travel Annual Conference Attended By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder– Travel Professional NEWS Ultimate All Inclusive – Xcaret Hotel and The Haven Resort Written By: Geoff Millar, Owner - Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel Interview: Success as a Travel Professional Takes More Than Selling Interview By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director - Travel Professional NEWS Interviewing: Drew Daly, CTIE, Senior Vice President and General Manager - Dream Vacations You Need a Better Airline Consolidator Written By: Bri Kilroy, Copywriter – Sky Bird Travel & Tours READY, SET, GROW! Reflect, Renew and Relax: It’s Time to Evaluate Personal and Business Goals AND a Little Fun Written By: Jackie Friedman, President - Nexion Travel Group A Firefighter’s Journey to Becoming a Travel Advisor How Andy Popick serves his community and his clients Contributed By: Cruise Planners Travel Agency Websites 101 Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Written By: Tom Ogg Simply Sales with Scott – The Ultimate Introduction Written By: Scott Koepf, Vice President of Strategic Development - Cruise Planners Social Media and Travel Written By: Jesse Morris, Owner - We Book Travel LLC 5 Steps to a Better YOU and Business Get Motivated, Have More Confidence, & Be More Productive Written By: Angela and Andy Ogg, CTIE Do You Need A License to Sell Travel? Written By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder–

Get Instant Access to Top Travel Advisor Insider Secrets for Increased Expertise, Sales & Efficiency!

When: Thursday l August 15th, 2019 - 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT

Where: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7061685292790327811

Want to increase your luxury travel sales, get ahead of the competition and shine as a travel professional? Join us to hear how you can with Nexion Travel Group, the nation’s leading travel
 host agency, behind you. Our award-winning business development and educational programs, including specialty luxury travel events for both new and experienced advisors, are designed to develop every facet of your professional persona.

Save your seat for this virtual master class, and learn how, with Nexion Travel Group as your full-service travel host agency, you will: - development and education, including a special lightning round on developing a profitable LUXURY TRAVEL NICHE, with specialty events and training for both new and experienced travel
 advisors - EARN MORE with the industry’s highest commissions

SAVE TIME AND MONEY using our efficient booking and back-office tools + CRM tool, all included with your membership - CONNECT more with clients and consumers with marketing and lead generational programs to keep your agency top of mind - JOIN AN EMPOWERING TEAM of supportive advisors, dedicated staff and industry experts - Hone your skills. Bolster your expertise. With Nexion Travel Group, you will be more effective with our award-winning business development and education.

Be sure to save your seat today and Discover the
Nexion
 Travel Group Difference and one lucky attendee will win a 1 hour complimentary coaching based upon their unique business model/need. We have the leadership team that can meet your business and development needs!

Register Now:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7061685292790327811

Get Instant Access to Top Travel Advisor Insider Secrets for Increased Expertise, Sales & Efficiency! When: Thursday l August 15th, 2019 - 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT Where: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7061685292790327811 Want to increase your luxury travel sales, get ahead of the competition and shine as a travel professional? Join us to hear how you can with Nexion Travel Group, the nation’s leading travel host agency, behind you. Our award-winning business development and educational programs, including specialty luxury travel events for both new and experienced advisors, are designed to develop every facet of your professional persona. Save your seat for this virtual master class, and learn how, with Nexion Travel Group as your full-service travel host agency, you will: - development and education, including a special lightning round on developing a profitable LUXURY TRAVEL NICHE, with specialty events and training for both new and experienced travel advisors - EARN MORE with the industry’s highest commissions SAVE TIME AND MONEY using our efficient booking and back-office tools + CRM tool, all included with your membership - CONNECT more with clients and consumers with marketing and lead generational programs to keep your agency top of mind - JOIN AN EMPOWERING TEAM of supportive advisors, dedicated staff and industry experts - Hone your skills. Bolster your expertise. With Nexion Travel Group, you will be more effective with our award-winning business development and education. Be sure to save your seat today and Discover the Nexion Travel Group Difference and one lucky attendee will win a 1 hour complimentary coaching based upon their unique business model/need. We have the leadership team that can meet your business and development needs! Register Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7061685292790327811

As a travel professional, how is your relationship with your customers now that everything is online? Check our magazine to read the complete article 😊

As a travel professional, how is your relationship with your customers now that everything is online? Check our magazine to read the complete article 😊

Know more about @passportonline’s NexCite Independent featured in the July Issue.

Know more about @passportonline’s NexCite Independent featured in the July Issue.

View our website for more information 😊

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Is networking important for Travel Agents? 🤔 Find out in our JULY Issue!

Is networking important for Travel Agents? 🤔 Find out in our JULY Issue!

Know more about the Marival Resorts on our website!

Know more about the Marival Resorts on our website!

Are you looking to Curate a Loyal Fan Base?

This FREE Webinar is for YOU!

When: Tuesday July 30th, 2019 - 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

Where: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9197160074791748611 
61% of U.S. consumers report that they changed brands or providers in the last year, meaning your clients aren’t afraid to leave you. The issue here: small businesses and big corporations
 alike don’t understand true customer loyalty. That is, until now. In this one-hour webinar, Jenn Lee, VP of Sales and Marketing, will show you how the meaning of true customer loyalty and how to ensure all your clients are your biggest fans.

Two Lucky Attendees will win a 1-hour marketing consultation with Jenn Lee. This can be done via Skype or by phone!

Are you looking to Curate a Loyal Fan Base? This FREE Webinar is for YOU! When: Tuesday July 30th, 2019 - 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT Where: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9197160074791748611 61% of U.S. consumers report that they changed brands or providers in the last year, meaning your clients aren’t afraid to leave you. The issue here: small businesses and big corporations alike don’t understand true customer loyalty. That is, until now. In this one-hour webinar, Jenn Lee, VP of Sales and Marketing, will show you how the meaning of true customer loyalty and how to ensure all your clients are your biggest fans. Two Lucky Attendees will win a 1-hour marketing consultation with Jenn Lee. This can be done via Skype or by phone!

Check out our latest article featured in the magazine! 😊

Check out our latest article featured in the magazine! 😊

Attention Travel Professionals!

Want to Learn How to Really Qualify and Educate Potential Clients?

Register for This Webinar! 
When: Tuesday l June 23rd, 2019 - 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

How many times have we spent hours working with a potential client only to find out that they are really not qualified to purchase what they want? Have you asked potential clients when and where they want to go, and their answer, "We can go anywhere and anytime!" turns out to be far from the truth?

Join speaker and very successful travel agent owner, Geoff Millar as he shares his insight on how important this is for the growth of your business.

In this webinar learn the process of in-depth qualification, the psychology behind the process, the full range of qualifying questions to ask, the timing of each step and finally educating the potential client on why you are the best option to book their trip.

Learning these steps will benefit you by drastically cutting down on your research time, allowing you to develop a relationship with the potential client, and establishing credibility and professionalism with the potential client.  Learn how to get rid of the time wasters and tire kickers. Wouldn't it be nice to work with potential clients who actually intend to purchase something? Use these steps and watch your close ratio increase! This webinar is a must for newer agents and a great refresher for more experienced agents.

Register Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8094230069944288269

Attention Travel Professionals! Want to Learn How to Really Qualify and Educate Potential Clients? Register for This Webinar! When: Tuesday l June 23rd, 2019 - 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT How many times have we spent hours working with a potential client only to find out that they are really not qualified to purchase what they want? Have you asked potential clients when and where they want to go, and their answer, "We can go anywhere and anytime!" turns out to be far from the truth? Join speaker and very successful travel agent owner, Geoff Millar as he shares his insight on how important this is for the growth of your business. In this webinar learn the process of in-depth qualification, the psychology behind the process, the full range of qualifying questions to ask, the timing of each step and finally educating the potential client on why you are the best option to book their trip. Learning these steps will benefit you by drastically cutting down on your research time, allowing you to develop a relationship with the potential client, and establishing credibility and professionalism with the potential client. Learn how to get rid of the time wasters and tire kickers. Wouldn't it be nice to work with potential clients who actually intend to purchase something? Use these steps and watch your close ratio increase! This webinar is a must for newer agents and a great refresher for more experienced agents. Register Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8094230069944288269

Know more information in our JULY Issue!

Know more information in our JULY Issue!

Available NOW! July 2019 Issue of Travel Professional NEWS!

View Now: https://www.travelprofessionalnews.com/Magazine/2019/July/

We are elated to share another issue of Travel Professional NEWS with you! This exciting, educational and informative July 2019 issue has some fantastic insights into the latest in the Travel Industry, as well as over 140 pages of information to educate, empower and fuel success for any Travel Professional! 
In this Issue

Avoya is Changing the Face of Travel
Written By: Sam McCully, Senior Vice President of Marketing - Avoya Travel Network

Interview: TRAVEL2 – Dedicated 100% to Travel Advisors and Their Clients
Written By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director - Travel Professional NEWS
Interviewing: Stephen Marshall, President – Travel2 - US

A Sneak Preview of CruiseWorld's Exciting Content
Written By: Mary Pat Sullivan, Content Director - Travel Weekly Events

Interview: Royal Caribbean Supports Travel Professionals
An Interview By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder– Travel Professional NEWS 
Interviewing: Vicki Freed, CTC, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service – Royal Caribbean International

Online Conversations - Navigating the Digital Jungle Without Getting Mud on Your Boots
Written By: Amber Miller, Director of Digital Learning and Development – Outsideagents.com

READY, SET, GROW - Prospecting Acceleration: Honing Your Luxury Travel Sales Skills through Effective Networking
Written By: Cris De Souza, Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Nexion Travel Group

Ultimate All Inclusive - Marival Resorts
Written By: Geoff Millar, Owner - Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel

Simply Sales with Scott – An Agent or an Advisor – Your Choice
Written By: Scott Koepf, Vice President of Strategic Development - Cruise Planners

Website Tools for Independent Contractors and Host Agencies
Written By: Jeanne Colombo, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships – Passport Online, Inc. - Solutions for the Travel Industry

Customer Relationships in a Digital Age
Written By: Lee Zanello, General Manager – Independent By Flight Centre

Cooks Corner - Grow an Email List of Raving Fans

The Journey in Obtaining a CTIE from The Travel

Available NOW! July 2019 Issue of Travel Professional NEWS! View Now: https://www.travelprofessionalnews.com/Magazine/2019/July/ We are elated to share another issue of Travel Professional NEWS with you! This exciting, educational and informative July 2019 issue has some fantastic insights into the latest in the Travel Industry, as well as over 140 pages of information to educate, empower and fuel success for any Travel Professional! In this Issue Avoya is Changing the Face of Travel Written By: Sam McCully, Senior Vice President of Marketing - Avoya Travel Network Interview: TRAVEL2 – Dedicated 100% to Travel Advisors and Their Clients Written By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director - Travel Professional NEWS Interviewing: Stephen Marshall, President – Travel2 - US A Sneak Preview of CruiseWorld's Exciting Content Written By: Mary Pat Sullivan, Content Director - Travel Weekly Events Interview: Royal Caribbean Supports Travel Professionals An Interview By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder– Travel Professional NEWS Interviewing: Vicki Freed, CTC, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service – Royal Caribbean International Online Conversations - Navigating the Digital Jungle Without Getting Mud on Your Boots Written By: Amber Miller, Director of Digital Learning and Development – Outsideagents.com READY, SET, GROW - Prospecting Acceleration: Honing Your Luxury Travel Sales Skills through Effective Networking Written By: Cris De Souza, Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Nexion Travel Group Ultimate All Inclusive - Marival Resorts Written By: Geoff Millar, Owner - Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel Simply Sales with Scott – An Agent or an Advisor – Your Choice Written By: Scott Koepf, Vice President of Strategic Development - Cruise Planners Website Tools for Independent Contractors and Host Agencies Written By: Jeanne Colombo, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships – Passport Online, Inc. - Solutions for the Travel Industry Customer Relationships in a Digital Age Written By: Lee Zanello, General Manager – Independent By Flight Centre Cooks Corner - Grow an Email List of Raving Fans The Journey in Obtaining a CTIE from The Travel

Available NOW! July 2019 Issue of Travel Professional NEWS!

View Now: https://www.travelprofessionalnews.com/Magazine/2019/July/

We are elated to share another issue of Travel Professional NEWS with you! This exciting, educational and informative July 2019 issue has some fantastic insights into the latest in the Travel Industry, as well as over 140 pages of information to educate, empower and fuel success for any Travel Professional! 
In this Issue

Avoya is Changing the Face of Travel
Written By: Sam McCully, Senior Vice President of Marketing - Avoya Travel Network

Interview: TRAVEL2 – Dedicated 100% to Travel Advisors and Their Clients
Written By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director - Travel Professional NEWS
Interviewing: Stephen Marshall, President – Travel2 - US

A Sneak Preview of CruiseWorld's Exciting Content
Written By: Mary Pat Sullivan, Content Director - Travel Weekly Events

Interview: Royal Caribbean Supports Travel Professionals
An Interview By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder– Travel Professional NEWS 
Interviewing: Vicki Freed, CTC, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service – Royal Caribbean International

Online Conversations - Navigating the Digital Jungle Without Getting Mud on Your Boots
Written By: Amber Miller, Director of Digital Learning and Development – Outsideagents.com

READY, SET, GROW - Prospecting Acceleration: Honing Your Luxury Travel Sales Skills through Effective Networking
Written By: Cris De Souza, Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Nexion Travel Group

Ultimate All Inclusive - Marival Resorts
Written By: Geoff Millar, Owner - Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel

Simply Sales with Scott – An Agent or an Advisor – Your Choice
Written By: Scott Koepf, Vice President of Strategic Development - Cruise Planners

Website Tools for Independent Contractors and Host Agencies
Written By: Jeanne Colombo, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships – Passport Online, Inc. - Solutions for the Travel Industry

Customer Relationships in a Digital Age
Written By: Lee Zanello, General Manager – Independent By Flight Centre

Cooks Corner - Grow an Email List of Raving Fans

The Journey in Obtaining a CTIE from The Travel

Available NOW! July 2019 Issue of Travel Professional NEWS! View Now: https://www.travelprofessionalnews.com/Magazine/2019/July/ We are elated to share another issue of Travel Professional NEWS with you! This exciting, educational and informative July 2019 issue has some fantastic insights into the latest in the Travel Industry, as well as over 140 pages of information to educate, empower and fuel success for any Travel Professional! In this Issue Avoya is Changing the Face of Travel Written By: Sam McCully, Senior Vice President of Marketing - Avoya Travel Network Interview: TRAVEL2 – Dedicated 100% to Travel Advisors and Their Clients Written By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director - Travel Professional NEWS Interviewing: Stephen Marshall, President – Travel2 - US A Sneak Preview of CruiseWorld's Exciting Content Written By: Mary Pat Sullivan, Content Director - Travel Weekly Events Interview: Royal Caribbean Supports Travel Professionals An Interview By: Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, Co-Founder– Travel Professional NEWS Interviewing: Vicki Freed, CTC, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service – Royal Caribbean International Online Conversations - Navigating the Digital Jungle Without Getting Mud on Your Boots Written By: Amber Miller, Director of Digital Learning and Development – Outsideagents.com READY, SET, GROW - Prospecting Acceleration: Honing Your Luxury Travel Sales Skills through Effective Networking Written By: Cris De Souza, Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Nexion Travel Group Ultimate All Inclusive - Marival Resorts Written By: Geoff Millar, Owner - Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel Simply Sales with Scott – An Agent or an Advisor – Your Choice Written By: Scott Koepf, Vice President of Strategic Development - Cruise Planners Website Tools for Independent Contractors and Host Agencies Written By: Jeanne Colombo, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships – Passport Online, Inc. - Solutions for the Travel Industry Customer Relationships in a Digital Age Written By: Lee Zanello, General Manager – Independent By Flight Centre Cooks Corner - Grow an Email List of Raving Fans The Journey in Obtaining a CTIE from The Travel

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