Social Media Statistics Travel Agents Should Know About

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel We’re well into the new year—how is social media fitting into your travel agency’s 2018 marketing plan? While its impossible to stay on top of every fluctuating trend, there are plenty of social media statistics travel agents should know about to help boost their travel business. Where your millennial Continue Reading

5 Scenic Drives for A Romantic Winter Getaway in 2018

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel It’s winter, and cabin fever is real for many of your travel clients. Those in colder climes are dreaming of a mai tai in the south pacific, while those battling another year of drought may dream of snow, thinking, “why can’t there ever be actual seasons in Southern California?” Continue Reading

Improving Travel Professional-Media Relations

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel Few independent travel professionals get juice out of their local media outlets, when in truth it’s still an excellent way to boost your visibility in your community. Just like attracting new clients, fostering relationships with the local media requires those dirty little word we all love to hate: Time Continue Reading

Travel Industry Developments to Watch in 2018

  By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel January is one of the most exciting months of the year for the travel business. The hubbub of the holidays are behind us, hot deals for off-season and pending warmer months are creeping up all over the industry and hopes are high for the year ahead. It’s the Continue Reading

How to Write a Press Release for Your Travel Business

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel We confess: writing is a chore. Moreover, writing well can feel closer to an impossibility, particularly for those who haven’t put pen to paper since typewriters went out of style. Yet writing is a skill that is invaluable to independent travel professionals—and the illusive press release one of its Continue Reading

How to Use Your Downtime Wisely as Travel Professional

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel January is well-known as a hectic month in the travel industry, as post-holiday deals accumulate to keep momentum going into the new year. And while we hope all of our travel professionals are flush with new prospects, that may not always be the case—especially for new travel agents who Continue Reading

Things You Can Purge in Your Travel Business Right Now

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel Over the holidays this past month, a friend of ours mentioned that when she was young, her mother used New Year’s Day as a chance to purge their entire home of unnecessary stuff. Her rationale? There’s no reason to wait until spring when a new year is on your Continue Reading

Tourism Board Specialist Programs for Travel Agents, Part 2

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel Few things are as addicting as setting foot on foreign soil. Although independent travel professionals get to experience their fair share of new lands, you only get to so many before someone asks us to prepare an adventure in a country you know nothing about. Never fear, intrepid travel Continue Reading

How Host Agencies Save You Money

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel With the rising expenses of owning and operating a travel agency, host agencies offer an abundance of ways to save you money and maximize your bottom line. Whether you’re new to the travel agency or a seasoned veteran, partnering with a host agency can be one of the savviest Continue Reading

Travel Business Trends We’re Ditching in 2018

By Emily Peters Contributing Writer MTravel We believe it’s never too early to put up holiday decorations—or to turn over a new leaf. The advent of a new year is a perfect time to reflect on what worked and what didn’t for your travel agency in 2017. Here are three travel trends we’re ditching to Continue Reading

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