Top Stories: Leisure Travel
Fingers Crossed, Tour Firms Look To A Brighter 2017

Tour operators are hopeful that travelers will get serious about booking trips for 2017 after the U.S. presidential election season. But for now, travelers seem stuck in a stubborn late booking pattern.

Los Angeles Airport Returns To Normal After Unfounded Shooter Report

LAX has reopened after a man in a Zorro costume caused a panic that sent passengers running onto the tarmac.

USTOA Celebrates National Park Centennial With An Inside Look At Yellowstone

A behind-the-scenes look at Yellowstone National Park on this, the Park Service’s 100th anniversary, is a great resource for travel professionals to share.

Special Needs Travelers Will Respond To Agents Who Seek Them Out

There is a large and loyal group of travelers who have needs that travel agents are uniquely positioned to meet.

Eight Ways To Grow Sales, From Eight Powerful Women In Travel

Whether you’re new to selling vacation travel or an experienced leisure travel agent, growing your sales is always top of mind—or it should be. In Part 2 of our “powerful women” series, we hear some tips from the pros.

A Dozen Tips For Selling Heritage Travel, Part 2

We found so many good tips on this hot niche that we divided the story into two! Here's Part 2. 

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The U.S. presidential election is always an interesting time, but I am watching the stock market as a better indicator of the impact on travel. Strength in the U.S. stock market is always great for premium and luxury companies.

 

Phil Cappelli
President, Insight Vacations, USA
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Lessons From Building A Buisness With Your Spouse

  1. Pick the Right Partner
  2. Set Goals Together
  3. Play to Each Other’s Strengths
  4. Remember It’s Not Personal
  5. Keep Learning
  6. Have Fun
  7. Commit

Source: Eblin Group