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Do The Work: Qualify Your Clients

Posted at Nov 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM in For Advisors by InteleTravel

As part of owning your own travel business and being a business professional, advisors are always required to do the work, first. Don’t rely on partners to do it for you. They don’t know your client, aren’t vested in your business the way you are, and, put simply, it's just not their job. 

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How Travel Agents Can Best Use TikTok

Posted at Oct 20, 2020 4:31:22 PM in For Advisors by InteleTravel

If there’s one thing we know about travel and social media, it’s that people absolutely love showing off their adventures. They’re living their best lives, vibing, posting pictures without filters, and generally filling their friends and followers with envy.

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Promoting Your Business on Social Media: Tips for Travel Agents

Posted at Oct 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM in For Advisors by InteleTravel

Self-promotion is a crucial part of your travel agent business. If you want to succeed, you have to put in the work to get your personal brand out there.

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Facts about Travel Insurance: What It Is and Who Should Get It

Posted at Aug 27, 2020 6:00:00 AM in Business Travel, Leisure Travel, For Advisors by InteleTravel

When you plan a trip, you might be wonder, “Should I buy travel insurance? Is it worth the cost?”

Here’s your answer: Everyone should buy travel insurance. Every day people go on trips that are affected by unfortunate events, so it’s best to always be prepared. However, some travelers—as a result of their lack of interest in or knowledge of travel insurance—don't even realize what it is and what kind of protection it provides.

We put together this guide to get you all the facts you need.

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How Airlines, Hotels & Cruise Lines Are Making Travel Safer During COVID-19

Posted at Aug 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM in Leisure Travel, For Advisors by InteleTravel

As state lockdowns are lifted and stay-at-home orders inevitably ease, Americans are becoming increasingly curious about when and where they can travel. Search terms such as “travel during covid 19,” “where to travel during covid,” and “can you travel during covid 19” have all risen sharply in popularity in the months since the pandemic began.

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How Much Does a Travel Agent Cost?

Posted at Aug 6, 2020 6:00:00 AM in Business Travel, Leisure Travel, For Advisors by InteleTravel

Published August 5, 2016. Updated August 6, 2020. 

Budgeting for a vacation is one of the most important aspects of trip planning. Figuring out how much you can spend on flights, lodging, food, and activities means the difference between the trip of a lifetime and a trip that causes serious financial stress.

One of the best ways to plan a budget-conscious trip is to use a travel agent, but what does that cost? Well, it depends. While some agents don’t charge a dime, others have been known to add (sometimes significant) fees to the process.

In case you’re wondering, InteleTravel Travel Advisors never charge client fees.

It’s a point of pride that our advisors work off commissions paid directly by vendors or suppliers. You book a vacation, and that’s it. There are no added costs.

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Booking Travel For A Group? Here's Why You Need An Agent

Posted at Jul 8, 2020 11:05:03 AM in Leisure Travel, For Advisors by InteleTravel

If you’ve ever tried to schedule brunch over a group text, you’ve probably dealt with the nightmare of picking a date that works for everyone, finding a convenient location that is affordable but still has what everybody wants, and making sure that everyone actually, you know, shows up. It is a production, to say the least.

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Travel Agent vs. Travel Advisor: Who Are We, Really?

Posted at Jun 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM in For Advisors by InteleTravel

The travel industry is constantly evolving, with new trends and must-visit destinations emerging every season. 

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9 Travel Books to Take You Around the World

Posted at Apr 7, 2020 6:00:00 AM in Leisure Travel, For Advisors by InteleTravel

Italian author Elena Ferrante once wrote, “It was marvelous to cross borders, to let oneself go within other cultures, discover the provisional nature of what I had taken as absolute.”

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Cruises & the Importance of NOT Excluding Pre-Paid Gratuities

Posted at Mar 14, 2019 5:01:14 PM in For Advisors by InteleTravel

Cruise ship passengers customarily leave tips for the staff in appreciation of their hard work and stellar service.

While cash envelopes used to be the preferred choice among passengers for thanking staff members who directly served them, cruise lines everywhere have transitioned to pre-paid gratuities.

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