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Welcome to the Travel Professional Community

This community is for the sharing of information and experiences among travel professionals who benefit from the participation of its members. It is free to join and participate in this community and it is open to all professional travel agents. You will find open forums, private discussion groups, Tuesday Afternoon Chats, video and picture libraries, extensive member profiles, training programs and much, much more. So, why not join right now?

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Manila Experts

Started by Erica McKinney, ECC, CTA in The Front Office 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

Group contract

Started by Rich Unger in The Front Office 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

Sandals Free Nights- Transfers Question

Started by Tina Ford in The Front Office. Last reply by Tina Ford 21 hours ago. 7 Replies

Costa Rica

Started by Barbara Hayes Franklin in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook yesterday. 3 Replies

Marriott Commissionable rates?

Started by Tyrone Gentry in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook yesterday. 1 Reply

Fam Trip Headquarters

Started by Brenda Holland in The Front Office. Last reply by Tom Ogg yesterday. 1 Reply

Travel Protection Protecting Commission?

Started by Tyrone Gentry in The Front Office. Last reply by Cindy Riley yesterday. 32 Replies

Kauai flooding

Started by carol bryant in The Front Office. Last reply by Julia yesterday. 5 Replies

Thank you notes to clients

Started by Judy Bakanec in The Front Office. Last reply by Judy Bakanec yesterday. 9 Replies

Train Nice to Zurich

Started by Marsha Ramage in The Front Office. Last reply by Tom Ogg yesterday. 1 Reply

The Fighter Pilot

Started by Sandra Peters in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook on Friday. 1 Reply

Bali Resorts

Started by Angela Barney in The Front Office on Thursday. 0 Replies

ASAP!! Question about TSA Number

Started by Patricia in The Front Office. Last reply by Suzanne/Sapphire on Thursday. 5 Replies

Single female all-inclusive/safe?

Started by Tina Ford in The Front Office. Last reply by Tina Ford on Thursday. 10 Replies

Latest Activity

Erica McKinney, ECC, CTA posted a discussion

Manila Experts

Any Manila experts here?  I have a referral for you...See More
18 hours ago
Rich Unger posted a discussion

Group contract

Hi.....I am looking for a group contract I can have my clients sign for hotels and for cruises.Does anyone have one that they would shareThanks........Rich UngerSee More
21 hours ago
Tina Ford replied to Tina Ford's discussion Sandals Free Nights- Transfers Question
"Ok, so I am going to Jamaica for 15 nights next month, all on free nights! 5 different resorts! It was 4 resorts, then Sandals changed to P2P, which gives me 3 more that expire in July so mid as well use them! I'll definitely be bringing my…"
21 hours ago
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Barbara Hayes Franklin's discussion Costa Rica
"You haven't mentioned their budget - I prefer the Manuel Antonio area - on the Pacific side.  Costa Verde and Si Como No are awesome properties but they are both located up the hill from the beach - overlooking it and easily accessible but…"
yesterday
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Tyrone Gentry's discussion suppliers that don't give points on package hotel reservations
"I agree.  Most want the bookings to happen through them directly."
yesterday
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Tyrone Gentry's discussion Marriott Commissionable rates?
"More and more, they are trying to cut TAs out and that is one of the reasons for the "member rates".  The difference between the online non-member rate and the "members only" rate is the TA commission.  See with a…"
yesterday
Tom Ogg replied to Brenda Holland's discussion Fam Trip Headquarters
"Never heard of them and wonder why any supplier would list fan trips on such a site. "
yesterday
Tyrone Gentry posted discussions
yesterday
Cindy Riley replied to Tyrone Gentry's discussion Travel Protection Protecting Commission?
"I just had a destination wedding booked through Funjet that fell apart. All clients had purchased the All-In-One Travel Protection. I cancelled the reservations in VAX and requested the refunds for the clients. I received the commission protection…"
yesterday
Brenda Holland posted a discussion

Fam Trip Headquarters

Is anyone familar with this site Fam Trip Headquarters?  http://famtripheadquarters.com/Curious about what they have, it looks like $25 a year.See More
yesterday
Julia replied to carol bryant's discussion Kauai flooding
"Roads are closed into Hanalei.  Hanalei Colony and Hanalei Bay Resorts are open and operational, all safe, but the roads and bridges are closed to access Hanalei.  Westin Princeville is 5 minutes from St. Regis Princeville and it is open,…"
yesterday
DMC replied to Tyrone Gentry's discussion suppliers that don't give points on package hotel reservations
"Honestly, I think most of them don’t give points if it’s booked as a package..."
yesterday
Tom Ogg's discussion was featured

Selling River Cruise Groups

Join us Tuesday, April 24th for our LIVE CHAT, taking place here in our Community's Chat Room.  This week's topic is:   Selling River Cruise Groups   Selling river cruise groups is an under discussed revenue opportunity for those looking to make a good amount of money in our business. We will discuss the details of selling river cruise groups in this chat.Join us from: 3-4pm Eastern 2-3pm Central 1-2pm Mountain 12-1pm PacificSee you in Chat! To join chat click HERE at the appropriate time.Visit the Travel Professional Community Chat Room at: http://www.hbtanetwork.ning.com/chatSee More
yesterday
Tom Ogg posted a discussion

Selling River Cruise Groups

Join us Tuesday, April 24th for our LIVE CHAT, taking place here in our Community's Chat Room.  This week's topic is:   Selling River Cruise Groups   Selling river cruise groups is an under discussed revenue opportunity for those looking to make a good amount of money in our business. We will discuss the details of selling river cruise groups in this chat.Join us from: 3-4pm Eastern 2-3pm Central 1-2pm Mountain 12-1pm PacificSee you in Chat! To join chat click HERE at the appropriate time.Visit the Travel Professional Community Chat Room at: http://www.hbtanetwork.ning.com/chatSee More
yesterday
Judy Bakanec replied to Doris Wilkinson's discussion Current Information on Passport Online, Agent Studio, Online Agency
"I used to be with Passport online. I also had a booking engine for several vendors and never received a booking from them. It seems that it is not so different from the OTA websites. I now just have my website about me and what I do for my clients…"
yesterday
Judy Bakanec replied to Judy Bakanec's discussion Thank you notes to clients
"I do hand write my cards and I always call. Just wondering if what others do. Thanks for your responses."
yesterday
Samarah Meil replied to Judy Bakanec's discussion Thank you notes to clients
"I do both. I always want to hear about the trip so that I can know of any likes or dislikes. It is what sets us a part from the online competitors. It is always so great to know what others do!"
yesterday
Tyrone Gentry replied to Tyrone Gentry's discussion Travel Protection Protecting Commission?
"Funjet has replied that under certain situations they will protect the commission, but it won't be reviewd until 90 days after the travel.  Below is what FunJet says accounting follows.  I wish I could find that in print…"
yesterday
stephanie posted a discussion

American Cruise lines Columbia/Snake River Cruise

So I have a tentative group of around 30-40 people including myself that want to do the American Cruise Lines Columbia/Snake River Cruise next year either July or August. So here are my questions. Has anyone done there cruises? or been on the American Pride Ship?How is the food since it says everything is cooked to orderHow are their side excursions that are included in the trips already in portWhat so their cocktail hours consist of How was their customer service with booking and once you arrive at their hotel of choice already included in the pre-cruise package.  Would really like to try out their new ship American Song but this group leader wants the authentic paddle wheeler experience.  Also if your from the West coast area and we are thinking of doing an extra night in Portland what would be a must in Portland and what area to stay in for hotels besides Janzten Beach where the cruise ship departs form. Lots to ask but when your paying that price people want to know…See More
yesterday
Andy Ogg replied to Tom Ogg's discussion CLIA's Cruise360 Makes a Huge Statement Today
"Wow."
yesterday
 
 
 


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