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TWO NEW NOTICES TODAY

Started by Geoff Millar in The Front Office. Last reply by Barbara sellers 1 hour ago. 38 Replies

Trip insurance paid claim, but so did vendor??

Started by Misty Bellet in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

Travel insurance with a TRUE cancel anytime policy

Started by Misty Bellet in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook 2 hours ago. 9 Replies

Group Air

Started by Linda Bradley in The Front Office. Last reply by Linda Bradley 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

How do you handle vague inquiries?

Started by Misty Bellet in The Front Office. Last reply by Misty Bellet 10 hours ago. 12 Replies

Cat Free Caribbean???

Started by Erica McKinney, ECC, CTA in The Front Office. Last reply by Misty Bellet 10 hours ago. 26 Replies

NCL travel agent rates

Started by Randy Pierce in The Front Office. Last reply by Reba Sohn 16 hours ago. 2 Replies

Leading a group as an Agency

Started by Samarah Meil in The Front Office 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

Luxury/Luxurious resort riviera maya?

Started by Suzanne/Sapphire in The Front Office. Last reply by Dann Davis 17 hours ago. 5 Replies

Resort with Private Rooftop Terrace/Private Pool

Started by Michele Knowles in The Front Office. Last reply by Sarah Bender 17 hours ago. 27 Replies

NCL final Payment *120 Days Out*

Started by Rachael A in The Front Office. Last reply by Kevin La Van 18 hours ago. 4 Replies

Venice hotel?

Started by Vicky L White in The Front Office 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

European Apartments - Short Term

Started by Ann Cappa in The Front Office. Last reply by Paula Halle 19 hours ago. 3 Replies

Italy questions for travel in 2019

Started by Angelika Johnson in The Front Office. Last reply by Angelika Johnson 20 hours ago. 5 Replies

South Pacific All Inclusive

Started by parrish roth in The Front Office. Last reply by Wendy Schatz 21 hours ago. 6 Replies

Cuba cruise 01-29-18

Started by David Landry in The Front Office 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

IZento closing

Started by Cindy Riley in The Front Office 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

Cancun/Riviera Maya $3000 Budget

Started by Alison P. Davis, CTA in The Front Office. Last reply by Misty Bellet yesterday. 7 Replies

Latest Activity

Profile IconEaphie Geissel, Sharon Sellers and Jenny Thrasher joined Travel Professional Community
32 minutes ago
Cori Wiesel posted a status
"Can anyone share a cover letter they use when sending an RFP please. How much do you share about your company at that time? TIA"
1 hour ago
Barbara sellers replied to Geoff Millar's discussion TWO NEW NOTICES TODAY
"Does this count as our 3rd notice with more to come? Marriott is ending their SPG Pro TA points. Every “small change” snowballs into a impactful change for us. In this case, difficult for us to our clients who are loyal to the brand and…"
1 hour ago
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Trip insurance paid claim, but so did vendor??
"I would also suggest that you communicate in writing to your clients that they contact Allianz to rectify the situation.  I can't imagine that they would think they have cause to keep the extra money but giving them the benefit of the…"
2 hours ago
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Travel insurance with a TRUE cancel anytime policy
"Misty, It can be very difficult to stay abreast of everything going on in the world today. Part of the qualifications process is understanding as much as you can about your client's desires and concerns - especially the ones they openly voice.…"
2 hours ago
Linda Bradley replied to Linda Bradley's discussion Group Air
"Thank you Suzanne, Angie and Geoff. I am selling land only or land with air. The TO Celtic Tours game me 30 seats for $907 each. I just personally think that is off the charts. So I am reaching out to all of you knowledgeable ppl to guide me. I do…"
2 hours ago
Misty Bellet replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Travel insurance with a TRUE cancel anytime policy
"I really don't know Carrie?? Pamplona is in Spain... he says Spain's government isn't doing well. I haven't kept up on it so don't know?!"
10 hours ago
Misty Bellet replied to Misty Bellet's discussion How do you handle vague inquiries?
"Love this forum and getting ideas from everyone! :)"
10 hours ago
Misty Bellet replied to Erica McKinney, ECC, CTA's discussion Cat Free Caribbean???
"  ;( "
10 hours ago
Misty Bellet replied to Erica McKinney, ECC, CTA's discussion Cat Free Caribbean???
"LOL! Gotta love it! ;)"
10 hours ago
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Trip insurance paid claim, but so did vendor??
"I agree with above. They need to contact Allianz and set it right. If they keep all the money, they are committing a crime."
11 hours ago
Kelly Shannahan liked Tom Ogg's video
15 hours ago
Reba Sohn replied to Randy Pierce's discussion NCL travel agent rates
"I just booked one the other day and it worked fine. You have to do it by logging into your myncl.com account on NCL's consumer website instead of Norwegian Central. Then you use the consumer website to choose the cruise you want. I had a cruise…"
16 hours ago
Samarah Meil posted a discussion

Leading a group as an Agency

My Agency has been doing groups for years, but just within the last year many of my IC's have approached me with wanting to lead groups. One of my Agents is leading a group in Oct. 2018 to Italy and another Agent is doing a couples get-away in June.Several of my IC's have expressed interest in coming together to do a Women's Get-Away trip for spa and relaxation to Mexico in 2018.One of my go-getter Agents has offered to lead the charge, and because of her talents and organization skills I am great with that. (Side note: I have 8 IC's all in the same city and we all get along well and see each other a lot. We also make a point to travel together at least once a year, so in general I would say we have a good culture within our Agency and all play nicely together.)My question is if you have multiple IC's involved in working on a group, but one who is really taking charge and probably will do a lot of the extra's - how do you compensate that IC properly? Do you give them an extra…See More
16 hours ago
Dann Davis replied to Suzanne/Sapphire's discussion Luxury/Luxurious resort riviera maya?
"I was down at both resorts last week and Unico gets my vote. I agree, Secrets does have the better beach...."
17 hours ago
Suzanne/Sapphire replied to Suzanne/Sapphire's discussion Luxury/Luxurious resort riviera maya?
"Thanks everyone, they chose UNICO...."
17 hours ago
Sarah Bender replied to Michele Knowles's discussion Resort with Private Rooftop Terrace/Private Pool
"Hard Rock Riviera Maya or Excellence also has rooftop terraces."
17 hours ago
Kevin La Van replied to Rachael A's discussion NCL final Payment *120 Days Out*
"I like NCL and have been selling more of them the past few years.... but 4 months is a long time before to pay in full for anything..... It may end up costing them and others if people revolt and change to all-inclusive hotel packages."
18 hours ago
Angela Barney replied to Misty Bellet's discussion How do you handle vague inquiries?
"Tom,  I love, love, love that response.  Thank you for sharing it, as well as all the other nuggets you provide.  I get this all the time and haven't fared well because I too passively try to accomodate someone and then get a…"
18 hours ago
Pete Larson, CTC replied to Baja Forsythe's discussion Charging Clients Fees direct within my office by credit card
"PayPal Business or my host agencies merchant account."
18 hours ago
 
 
 

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