The Secret to Immediately Becoming a Better Independent Travel Professional


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel At dinner the other night with colleagues, we discussed why some people are more successful than others. We explored many theories, but they all possessed a common thread: confidence. Fake-it-til-you-make-it can seem like a dangerous course of action for some, especially if you’re new to the travel industry. Continue Reading

New to the Travel Industry? Here Are 10 Acronyms You Should Know


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Joining a new industry means learning a new lingo, and travel is no different. For a new home based travel agent, navigating the endless alphabet soup can be particularly confusing. Luckily, that’s where this week’s blog comes in. For the jump start you need to talk like a Continue Reading

What Does a Luxury Travel Agent Do?


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Last week, we took a look at what corporate travel agents actually do. The most obvious comparison was to leisure agents, who specialize in travel for fun instead of travel for business. However, even leisure travel has its fair share of segmentation—and that includes the profitable (and seemingly Continue Reading

What Does a Corporate Travel Agent Do?


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel At MTravel, we chat with a lot of people who are interested in starting their own travel business. The vast majority are interested in curating some form of leisure travel (vacations). Yet business travel—or corporate, which is the term we like to use—represents a huge segment of the Continue Reading

A Notch Above: MTravel’s Professional Development Programs


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Though many people sell travel, few can claim to be true designers; innovators when it comes to creating travel experiences. So we’ll let you in on a secret: professional development is the plumbline. It’s what separates the perfectionists from the poseurs, the ace from the amateur. Because of Continue Reading

Second Quarter Check-Up Checklist for a Healthy Travel Agency


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel It’s May, and even the colder corners of our beautiful nation are showing signs of spring. The sunshine may tempt you to spend your spend free time outdoors, but there is something else that’s equally important this time of year: knowing what the heck is going on with Continue Reading

5 Signs You’re NOT Ready to Hire An Employee for Your Travel Business


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Last week, we interpreted five signs that show you’re ready to hire an employee for your travel business. For many, an overwhelming workload or a juicy opportunity can represent the right time to bring on some help. That said, seasons of need are inevitable for any independent travel Continue Reading

5 Signs It’s Time to Hire An Employee for Your Travel Business


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel The story of the one-person-show has been writ large in the history of independent travel agents. We all know that solopreneurs need varied skills to be successful, often handling sales, financials, marketing and customer support all on their own. We also know many a travel professional can struggle Continue Reading

Top 3 Social Media Platforms for Your Travel Agency (And Why We Like Them)


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Let’s be honest: social media is no longer a new concept. Most of us are sufficiently aware of it, even if we don’t actively engage in it. That said, choosing not to use social media to promote your travel business is choosing to shut yourself off from an Continue Reading

Here’s Why You Need to Attend MTravel’s MTech Academy


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel You’ve got a lot on your to-do list as an independent travel agent: training, marketing, customer support, accounting, research.  To assist the hungry entrepreneur, there’s an ever-growing mountain of tools and programs that promise to boost productivity. But HOW do you know what’s out there? Which programs are Continue Reading

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