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admin October 23, 2023

50 Questions to Ask an Attorney or Tax Professional Before Starting a Travel Business

When running a business, there are several important factors to consider. Before starting a new business, one of the first things you should do for legal compliance, tax efficiency, and

admin October 13, 2023

Travel Industry Roles and the Liability Risks They Pose

Content provided by: Chris Buseman & 360 Coverage Pros The travel industry offers many opportunities for those looking to engage with travelers at various levels. The travel industry has a

admin October 13, 2023

The Right Coverage for Your Travel Agent Business

Content provided by: Chris Buseman & 360 Coverage Pros Choosing between E&O Insurance or General Liability comes down to your business needs. Learn what each offers and find the right

admin October 13, 2023

Why Travel Agents Need Errors and Omissions Insurance

Content provided by: Chris Buseman & 360 Coverage Pros When you make a mistake as a travel agent, the legal consequences can be disastrous to your career. The perfect trip

Steven Gould September 4, 2023

Cracking the Code of Client-Centered Consultations

As a travel advisor, you need to ensure that your clients understand exactly what they're getting when they hire you. You want them to know what you do and how

Steven Gould August 28, 2023

Lead Magnets : Expand Your Client Base

This article was written by Steven Gould, Founder of Travel Advisor Resource Center (TARC), originally published by TAToolkit In the vast world of marketing strategies available to travel advisors, it's

Steven Gould August 19, 2023

30 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Career as a Travel Advisor

  Embarking on a journey to become a travel agent is an exciting endeavor that opens doors to a world of adventure and exploration, while helping others create unforgettable memories.

Steven Gould April 27, 2023

Say Goodbye to Lost Luggage: Why Apple AirTags are a Game-Changer for Travelers

As a traveler, losing your luggage can be one of the most stressful and frustrating experiences you can go through during your vacation. You might have spent weeks packing your

Steven Gould February 25, 2023

Client Gifting: Are you going overboard?

When it comes to client gifting, many travel advisors get stuck wondering what is appropriate, what is essential, and what is considered going overboard. Client gifting is an easy way

Steven Gould February 5, 2023

Frustrated With Your Current Host Travel Agency And Not Sure What To Do?

  We've seen it on many Facebook posts throughout our industry. Someone signed up with a host agency thinking it was the perfect fit, but then after signing the contract,

Steven Gould February 5, 2023

Finding and Choosing a Host Travel Agency

Travel advisors have several ways to join the travel industry; one way is by joining a host travel agency. So, how do you find and choose the right host agency,

Steven Gould February 3, 2023

25 Keys to Success as a New Travel Advisor

  Success as a travel agent requires a combination of skills, knowledge, and mindset. Here are 25 keys to success as a new travel agent: Know the industry: Stay up-to-date

Steven Gould February 3, 2023

Pros and Cons of Joining a Team or Starting My Own Travel Agency

Travel agencies are businesses that help individuals and companies plan, book, and manage travel arrangements. They offer a wide range of services, including flight tickets, accommodation, and transportation, to name

Steven Gould February 2, 2023

Purchasing a Franchise Travel Agency: Pros and Cons

Starting a franchise travel agency can be a great way to invest in a proven business model and secure your financial future. Before taking the leap, it's important to thoroughly

Steven Gould February 2, 2023

Starting an Independent Travel Agency: Pros and Cons

Creating an independent travel agency can offer several advantages to you as a business owner. Pros of opening an independent travel agency— Independence: By opening an independent travel agency, you

Steven Gould February 2, 2023

Joining a Host Travel Agency: Pros and Cons

A host travel agency is a business that offers support and resources to independent travel agents who are working under their umbrella. By joining a host travel agency, an independent

Steven Gould December 6, 2022

The quickest and best way to grow your travel agency business – Groups

Travel Advisors are always looking for new ways to grow their businesses. Their job is centered around learning about their niche to provide the best vacation experiences, providing impeccable customer

Steven Gould October 19, 2022

Why Travel Agents Are Rebranding As Travel Advisors

Travel agents have been around for as long as we can all probably remember. The profession started many years ago, long before the internet, when travel agents had to handwrite

Steven Gould October 19, 2022

Understanding and effectively using a call-to-action (CTA) in the travel industry.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’re a long-time veteran, you need to know how to effectively use a call-to-action to build your business. Let's say you've

Steven Gould October 6, 2022

Customer Service: Tips for becoming the best service-focused travel advisor

  Whether zip-lining through a rainforest, learning about ancient civilizations, or lounging on a beach, clients look to you to plan that perfect vacation. Being a travel expert promises many

Steven Gould October 6, 2022

Getting Started with Social Media

  When you first start working as a travel advisor, it is very easy to get overwhelmed with all the new paperwork, software, and systems that you need to learn.

Steven Gould September 20, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing for Travel Advisors

  There is no doubt that email promotion has been around for much longer than many other marketing methods we use today. With the evolution of online businesses, social media

Steven Gould September 5, 2022

Full-Time, Part-Time, or Hobbyist?

If you're a travel advisor, you've probably been asked this question and you may have even asked it yourself. Yes, we get it—travel advisors are a unique bunch and there's

Steven Gould August 30, 2022

The Seven HIDDEN SECRETS You Didn’t Know About Travel Protection

We’ve all heard it before: “I don’t need travel protection. Nothing is stopping me! I’m going on this trip NO. MATTER. WHAT!” Chances are if you haven’t heard that one,

Steven Gould August 30, 2022

Virtual Assistants and Travel Advisors: A Match Made In Heaven

  As a travel advisor, you're probably very busy. You have to keep up with the news in order to stay current on all of the changing travel protocols, you

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Education Plan

As a travel advisor, your job goes beyond simply coordinating trips for your clients. You are also their financial planner, counselor, meteorologist, and sometimes even their miracle worker. It takes

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Liability Insurance/Errors & Omissions (E&O)

Liability insurance coverage protects you financially if you’re responsible for someone else’s injuries or property damage. One of the most known liability insurances in the travel industry is Errors &

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Niche Market

A niche is a specialization in a certain demographic, a type of travel, or a destination. It can also be a specific group of people who share common interests, needs,

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Profitability Plan

Developing a profitability plan will help you easily predict (based on financial data) how and when your business will start making a profit. It can be used to help you

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Seller of Travel

A Seller of Travel is defined as any resident or nonresident person, firm, corporation, or business entity that offers for sale, directly or indirectly, at wholesale or retail, prearranged travel

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Succession Plan

A succession plan is usually the last thing most travel advisors think about. The unfortunate truth is that so many people follow their passion and dive into being a travel

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Let’s face it, we all have to pay taxes. In the past, you might’ve used an online tax company like TurboTax to file your annual taxes, and maybe you still

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Your “WHY”

Why did you get into this business? Why are you staying up all night? Why are you working so hard to build yourself and/or your brand? Why are you pushing

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Data Analysis Process

In today's world, data analysis has become an essential part of any business, especially in the travel industry. The travel industry generates an enormous amount of data every day, including

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Event Strategy

Hosting events and attending events are two great ways to increase your business exponentially. Hosting an event either means that you are inviting people to attend an event that you

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Follow-Up Strategy

It sounds super simple, doesn’t it? Just, follow-up! Well, it’s never as simple as it seems. The follow-up process is all in the follow-through. Many travel advisors get so busy

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Ideal Client

Finding your ideal client will help you with your marketing, honing in on your niche, and in making you the expert in your field. When we talk about the ideal

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Preferred Suppliers

As a travel advisor, you have access to suppliers located all around the world. From Tour Operators (TOs) and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) to Cruise Lines and Hoteliers, the list

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

IT Security Plan

When it comes to safety and security, it’s no laughing matter. In the travel industry, you’re provided with so much confidential information. You’re probably just thinking about credit cards, but

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Personal Travel Strategy

It’s no secret that travel advisors get some of the BEST perks in the world! Who else can say that they have Familiarization (FAM) opportunities to experience different destinations, cruise

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Social Media Strategy

Creating a social media strategy is a LOT of work, but once you get into the right flow, it becomes so much easier to manage. Before creating your social media

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Branding & Culture

Knowing your business is great, but can you easily articulate your mission, values, etc., to other people? Having the right brand and culture will help set your business up for

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Client Gifting Strategy

Everyone loves getting things for free. If you won the lottery, chances are that you wouldn’t say no to it. However, there’s a fine line between giving things away and

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) & Relationship Action Plan

A Customer Relationship Manager, also known as a CRM, is a technological system used to manage your company’s database, relationships, and interactions with prospective leads and clients. A CRM helps

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Back-Up Buddy

As a travel agent, you're always on the go, juggling a multitude of tasks and responsibilities. It's important to have a system in place that ensures your business can continue

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Accident Plan

Let’s face it, accidents happen. Your Accident Plan should help guide someone through your business processes in the unfortunate event that you might need temporary assistance and are unable to

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Business Email

Listen, we all know how easy it is to use a Gmail or Yahoo email account, and don’t even get me started on AOL! Those email platforms work great for

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Workflow System

In this business, efficiency is key. Creating a workflow system will help save you time from rewriting the same scripts over and over again. You will also be able to

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Terms & Conditions

In the ever-evolving landscape of the travel industry, it is important for travel agents to protect themselves, their businesses, and their clients. One of the most critical ways to do

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Supplier Emergency Contacts

When choosing Preferred Suppliers, we always stress the importance of having Supplier Emergency Contacts in case something happens during your client’s trip. It’s going to happen at least once. Your

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

LLC, INC, and/or DBA

If you’re starting your own business or working as an independent advisor, chances are that you’ll end up saving a lot of tax dollars and covering your assets by setting

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Web Presence

Nowadays, everything is done online. Thankfully, our industry is still very much relationship-driven, so having a web presence does not have to be your primary focus. However, you do need

Steven Gould July 1, 2022

Accountability Plan

As a travel agent, one of the most important things you can do to improve your business is to develop an accountability plan. An accountability plan is a structured approach