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5/8/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

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.

4/27/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

Entrepreneurs who try to do everything themselves often appear on a direct path to burnout. Here's how two home-based travel agents are avoiding that pitfall.

4/26/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

At some point, nearly every successful solo entrepreneur reaches a time where they can no longer do everything themselves. But giving up control can be tough.

3/27/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

If you run a smaller agency that hosts outside agents or independent contractors, or you’re thinking of doing so, you’ll appreciate this advice from experienced agency owners.

3/26/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

Hosting is hard —that’s the consensus of travel agency owners whose sales teams include outside agents or independent contractors. TMR asked agents about the rewards and the challenges.

3/22/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

Landing a Fortune 500 tech giant as a client is a huge win for a travel agency. But what if the price is the loss of longtime leisure clients and even some travel advisors?

2/27/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

Agency group executives offer travel agents practical tips on how to successfully increase their ocean cruises sales.

2/22/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

Discounting by big box stores and OTAs, a deluge of fare promotions, uncertain geopolitics and catastrophic weather events – these are among challenges facing cruise-selling travel agents.

2/14/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

Within four years of launching her travel agent business, this independent travel advisor surpassed $1.5 million in annual sales. Her approach is one any leisure agent can emulate.

1/29/2018  |  by Marilee Crocker

After one of its strongest years ever in terms of profit distributions to members, Ensemble is making incremental changes while gearing up for its 50th anniversary celebration.