By Emily Peters
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 the best?
And once you find the right programs, how do you find time to learn to use them?
Enter MTech Academy. This June 2–4, 2017, MTravel’s new in-person workshop will teach travel agents how to maximize the tools of the travel trade to boost sales and productivity. The two-and-a-half day program includes sessions on affordable cloud-based business tools, effective travel booking tools, social media advertising, digital marketing technology and much more.
Not convinced you should attend MTravel’s MTech Academy? We have a few compelling reasons why this is a not-to-be-missed event.
People-Driven Professional Development
Webinars are great for building skills for your travel business. Though they rival in-person training, they cannot replace its value.
In-person training eliminates the literal and figurative barrier between you and your travel community. It gets you out from behind a screen. Gathering with fellow home based travel professionals let you collaborate with other travel brains and receive immediate feedback from your instructors. Plus, your MTravel support team AND preferred suppliers not only get to meet you face-to-face, but tailor their teaching to your business, personality and skill level. That’s impossible to do strictly online.
MTech Academy offers technolgy-focused, people-driven professional development; the cream of the crop, and the number-one reason to attend.
As we’ve mentioned before, time to grow your home based travel business isn’t found—it’s made. And choosing technology to help you grow is a great decision, but won’t do much good if you never learn to use it.
MTech Academy holds you accountable. You’re entering into an unspoken pact with your peers to put the skills learned in the classroom to practice at home. You’ll be given a course of action to stay on track and measure your tech success over time. You’ll bond with fellow graduates with whom you can discuss challenges, share revelations and encourage to press forward. And the MTravel support team will be able to keep tabs on your post-academy progress, recommending additional courses of action along the way. Ultimately, developing accountability is one of the best ways to ensure your travel business succeeds.
Beating the Competition
As an independent travel professional, you’re constantly going up against big-name online travel agencies. And while they seem to have the fanciest technology, their customer intimacy and service is dismal. Can you imagine the competitive boost you’d have if you combined the best of both worlds?
MTravel’s MTech Academy turns underdogs into dark horses. Instead of being gobsmacked when your agency needs new technology to compete, be proactive. Give yourself a leg up for the future when other travel agents will be scrambling to understand their gadgetry.
No one has ever been penalized for thinking ahead. In fact, it’s the trademark of some of the most brilliant businesspeople in the world. Be like the brainiacs and get your tech training on by attending MTravel’s MTech Academy this June.
Interested in attending MTravel’s MTech Academy? It’s open to any MTravel affiliate! Contact us here or call us at 800-870-5799 to learn more, and be sure to check us out at www.MTravel.com, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
By Emily Peters