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3/29/2018  |  by Richard D’Ambrosio

Travelers can now customize their travel insurance coverage in real time based on geolocation technology using a smartphone app.

3/12/2018  |  by Daniel McCarthy

Not enough travel agents are taking full advantage of the impact travel insurance can have on their bottom line, said experts at this year’s Travel MarketPlace Conference in Vancouver.

2/8/2018  |  by Kerry Tice

Space is limited for the first Travel MarketPlace West in Vancouver, an educational tradeshow for travel agents presented by Travel Market Report in partnership with ACTA.

11/3/2017  |  by Richard D'Ambrosio

Travel agents are busy a lot. But they need to step back regularly to see the big picture.

3/13/2017  |  by Richard D’Ambrosio

Travel agent sales continue to grow, ASTA reports.

8/21/2015  |  by Barbara Peterson

While some travel agents report feeling pressured to buy suppliers’ travel insurance, many tour ops contend that their bespoke programs are tailored with the clients’ interests in mind, based on longtime experience in the market.

8/3/2015  |  by Barbara Peterson

Given that tour packages often require a substantial financial commitment well in advance of departure, travel agents selling tours invariably recommend that clients purchase travel insurance. But what’s the better choice for insurance—that offered by tour operators or by travel insurance companies?

1/7/2015  |  by Barbara Peterson

Selling travel insurance can be difficult for many reasons: clients may not want to hear about world disasters when booking their dream trip, premiums can be high, and travel agents may face red tape. Still, agents say the profit potential makes it worth it.

2/13/2014  |  by Robin Amster
Travel agents, along with suppliers, are the biggest sellers of travel insurance. But travel agents could be selling a lot more, says the head of that industry’s association.
12/10/2012  |  by Dr. Robert Joselyn, CTC
While sales at many travel agencies are improving, the booking cycle is lengthening, creating cash flow problems, especially for undercapitalized agencies. A well-managed business predicts its cash needs in advance and is prepared to deal with them. Consultant Robert Joselyn shows how it’s done.
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