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Independent Contractors Gaining Ground in the Travel Agent Community
Independent Contractors Gaining Ground in the Travel Agent Community

The dynamics of the retail travel industry have shifted dramatically over the course of a decade, with an explosive growth of ICs and IC hosts.

How Travel Agents Can Stay Relevant When the World Thinks They're Not
How Travel Agents Can Stay Relevant When the World Thinks They're Not

Stop trying to change consumers' perceptions of what a travel agent is or does. Instead, focus on changing the perspective of who you are.

Why Some Travel Agents Ask for Budgets Up Front
Why Some Travel Agents Ask for Budgets Up Front

Never be the first to quote a number, expert negotiators say. But when it comes to travel, sharing your number with your agent ensures the best possible vacation.

Digital Detox May Sound Appealing, But Cruise Connectivity Wins Out
Digital Detox May Sound Appealing, But Cruise Connectivity Wins Out

An increasing number of cruise lines are offering free WiFi and travel agents say their clients couldn’t be happier.

Americans Are Vacationing More Now Than Any Point Since 2010
Americans Are Vacationing More Now Than Any Point Since 2010

In another encouraging sign for travel agents, upward leisure travel trend helps U.S. reach highest level of vacation day usage since 2010.

Travel Agents Have Voices Heard in D.C. During ASTA's Legislative Day
Travel Agents Have Voices Heard in D.C. During ASTA's Legislative Day

Having their day on Capitol Hill, agents bring key issues to the Senate and House of Representatives.

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Eruption Isn’t a Covered Event for Typical Travel Insurance
Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Eruption Isn’t a Covered Event for Typical Travel Insurance

Despite the headlines and photos coming from Hawaii’s Big Island, the event is not disrupting travel plans.

Headquarter Happenings: For Host Agency TPI, Treating Agents as Business Owners Is Key
Headquarter Happenings: For Host Agency TPI, Treating Agents as Business Owners Is Key

Travel Planners International will roll out a new integrated technology platform for its agents later this year. The 30-year-old host is also looking to redefine the host agency model.

Two Agents Talk How ASTA Destination Expo in Greece will Directly Impact Their Sales
Two Agents Talk How ASTA Destination Expo in Greece will Directly Impact Their Sales

Greece wasn’t on the radar for two American travel agents, who say their eyes and businesses were opened by immersing themselves in the destination.

Sandals Cutting Funjet Ties Creates More Work for Travel Agents, But Not a Deal-Breaker
Sandals Cutting Funjet Ties Creates More Work for Travel Agents, But Not a Deal-Breaker

Some agents wonder if the decision to drop Funjet is part of gradual shift away from the tour operator channel, but Sandals and others refute the claim.