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Four Tips For Selling Your Agency

Bob Sweeney’s firm, Innovative Travel Acquisitions, Inc., Alpharetta, GA, has helped sell 612 travel-related companies since 1991.   

Online Consumer Travel Media Struggle To Survive

With online searches critical to travel booking trends, Skift releases biannual report ranking and analyzing leading travel media brands.

Copyright Abuse Of Photography Is Serious Business

Copier beware: Free is not always free, cautions former ASTA counsel Paul Ruden in his first-Friday-of-the-month column for Travel Market Report.

Sabre Provides An Early Look At Its New Agency Desktop

Sabre will begin upgrading travel agents to the new solution early next year. 

Marriott’s Sorenson Set To Speak At ASTA Global Convention

The hotel CEO will talk about the many changes occurring in the hotel and lodging industry.

‘For Complex Itineraries, Use A Travel Agent,’ Says The Philadelphia Inquirer

The City of Brotherly Love gave professional travel agents a pat on the back this week.

Striking A Balance Between High Touch and High Tech: Meet Super Agent Margie Jordan

Margie Jordan says it's her high-tech approach to administrative tasks and marketing that leaves her time to be the super agent so many of her clients value.

Royal Caribbean To Build New Cruise Terminal In Miami

Oasis-class ships arrive at the “cruise capital of the world.”

Airbnb Fights Back Against San Francisco Ruling

Airbnb filed a motion in federal court to block San Francisco's new law requiring hosts to register with the city. 

Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Reopens After Bombings

The airport is back up and running less than 24 hours after at least 41 were killed and more than 200 injured in an attack at Europe’s third busiest airport.

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Tip of the Day

Start to plan to sell your agency at least two years prior to the transaction. Key to maximizing value is to have solid books and records, so make sure yours are in order.

 

Bob Sweeney
Founder and CEO of Innovative Travel Acquisitions