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Cutting Through the Perplexity: Seven Critical Items for New Travel Agents
Cutting Through the Perplexity: Seven Critical Items for New Travel Agents

Here’s what every travel advisor needs to know about operational, financial and legal planning in order to properly set up their business for success.

Ship Inspections Lead to Confident Sellers of Travel and a Better Match for Travelers
Ship Inspections Lead to Confident Sellers of Travel and a Better Match for Travelers

Travel agents who want to ensure their clients are booked on the right sailing rely on ship inspections for first-hand knowledge, topping brochures any day.

USTOA’s Terry Dale Looks Back and Ahead
USTOA’s Terry Dale Looks Back and Ahead

While the association continues its original mission of helping travelers distinguish between reliable tour operators and scam artists, it’s forward-looking initiative focuses on sustainability and limiting the impact of overtourism.

New Agent’s First Lesson is ‘Always Use a Travel Agent’
New Agent’s First Lesson is ‘Always Use a Travel Agent’

'You travel differently when you use a travel agent; your vacations are more meaningful and thoughtful,' said one insightful, budding travel agent.

Terry Dale Signs on for Three More Years as USTOA President
Terry Dale Signs on for Three More Years as USTOA President

Dale continues with plans to raise awareness for the association and promote travel experiences offered by its members, as well as lobbying for the industry and providing travel agent training.

Training Guru Offers Travel Agent Insights as She Retires
Training Guru Offers Travel Agent Insights as She Retires

After 40 years of travel agent experience, Gloria Mickelson believes advisors must continue to master technology changes and enhance their selling skills to close more business.

USA Today Champions Travel Agents as Advocates
USA Today Champions Travel Agents as Advocates

Columnist suggests to consumers that using an advisor takes the burden off the traveler, giving them a more pleasant experience planning their vacation.

20-Year Industry Veterans Offer Tips for Travel Agents
20-Year Industry Veterans Offer Tips for Travel Agents

Remember OAG? Paper tickets? Pan Am? Travel professionals who’ve survived market crashes, commission cuts and 9/11 offer tips on how they did it.

CNN’s Jake Tapper to Speak at ASTA Global Convention
CNN’s Jake Tapper to Speak at ASTA Global Convention

Chief Washington correspondent for CNN, Tapper will talk about current affairs and his new book, and there will be an audience question-and-answer session.

Under the Radar, Cuba Market Climbs Back
Under the Radar, Cuba Market Climbs Back

After being hit by a trifecta of damaging news stories, the island nation is recovering and has seen 30 percent growth in visitations over the past three months, suggesting an upward trend.