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Welcome to Travel Professional Community.

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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DocuSign

Started by Deborah Hampton in The Front Office. Last reply by Tina Messamore 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Website

Started by Jassi in The Front Office. Last reply by Tina Messamore 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Anthem of the Seas from Bayonne,NJ

Started by stephanie in The Front Office. Last reply by Mona Carol 22 hours ago. 4 Replies

Host Agency

Started by Joann Roberts, CTC in The Front Office. Last reply by Andy Ogg yesterday. 1 Reply

Costa Rica Tour Operator

Started by Catherine Parnell in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook yesterday. 3 Replies

What Itinerary Templates Do You Use?

Started by Corinne Waterbury in The Front Office. Last reply by Joann Roberts, CTC yesterday. 86 Replies

CLIA vs TRUE

Started by Susan Aimable, ACC in The Front Office. Last reply by Susan Aimable, ACC on Friday. 4 Replies

Example to request Coop support

Started by Michae PIckens in The Front Office. Last reply by Michae PIckens on Friday. 4 Replies

Calling all Paris Experts! Help with Tours

Started by Gerie Iacono in The Front Office. Last reply by Jason Tarlowe on Friday. 21 Replies

Need a Italy specialist

Started by stephanie dreibelbis in The Front Office. Last reply by Catherine Parnell on Friday. 12 Replies

Zambia visa

Started by Cindy Riley in The Front Office. Last reply by Paula Preti on Friday. 7 Replies

JAPAN TOUR OPERATOR

Started by Jennifer Poche in The Front Office. Last reply by Tony Prohaska, ACC on Friday. 4 Replies

Non Copyrighted Photos

Started by Bridget Harris in The Front Office. Last reply by Sharon Phillis on Thursday. 10 Replies

Sedona and the Grand Canyon Travel

Started by Bonnie Price in The Front Office. Last reply by ELAINE CHECKOWSKI on Thursday. 17 Replies

Royal Caribbean Phone Representatives

Started by Tina Messamore in The Front Office. Last reply by Cathy Jackson, CTA on Thursday. 5 Replies

FIT to Peru

Started by Suzanne Bowering in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy on Thursday. 6 Replies

Dining in the Bronx,NY

Started by stephanie in The Front Office. Last reply by Frank Bastone on Thursday. 1 Reply

Latest Activity

Tina Messamore replied to Deborah Hampton's discussion DocuSign
"I have been getting a lot of these, and the latest one said that they were awaiting my signature.  I didn't know the sender and I couldn't think of one thing I needed to sign for in the last several weeks, so I deleted it thank…"
2 hours ago
Tina Messamore replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Clients in DR right now - hate the resort! What can I do?!?!
"Yes, I was wondering the same thing---what resort is this?  "
2 hours ago
Tina Messamore replied to Jassi's discussion Website
"I used Voyager Websites, affiliated with Travel Research Online, and I like it very much.  What I especially like is the website content that is automatically provided and updated regularly.  It costs a little more to use that content, but…"
2 hours ago
Jassi posted a discussion

Website

Hello Everyone,Can anyone give me idea for best website builder for Travel? See More
7 hours ago
Anne Larison replied to Elaine Chen's discussion How to collect Commission when Hilton Meadowlands (near NYC) refuses to pay?
"We subscribe to travel42 and this is the name listed for General Manager - General Manager: Steve Kaiser Maybe you could find his information on linked-in, or call and ask for him by name or do a google search for his contact info. "
16 hours ago
Leonard McDonald joined Cindy Deslauriers's group
20 hours ago
Mona Carol replied to stephanie's discussion Anthem of the Seas from Bayonne,NJ
"No, they will not be charged corking in the dining room. This policy changed a couple of years back."
22 hours ago
Andy Ogg replied to Joann Roberts, CTC's discussion Host Agency
"Hi Joann! We operate another site, www.FindaHostTravelAgency.com that could serve as a useful tool for you when making your decision and doing your resource.  There is a lot of information on there about credible Host Agencies, as well…"
yesterday
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Catherine Parnell's discussion Costa Rica Tour Operator
"I am currently working with Elegant Adventures.  They have been great thus far and are very established in the CR area.  They also own a Destination Tour Company in CR so can pretty much set up anything. They were very helpful in booking…"
yesterday
Catherine Parnell replied to Catherine Parnell's discussion Costa Rica Tour Operator
"Thank you Kathy.  I am not familiar with these companies but if you recommend I trust your judgment.  Cathy"
yesterday
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Catherine Parnell's discussion Costa Rica Tour Operator
"Elegant Adventures, Costa Rica Dream Adventures, I believe Classic also does CR"
yesterday
Charlena Kendrick left a comment for Brandy Ferguson
"Welcome aboard!!"
yesterday
Joann Roberts, CTC posted a discussion

Host Agency

Am thinking about changing my host agency as some of their recent changes (they went to a new computer platform where almost everything is computer generated).  One of the changes involves commissions: the new platform is based on your net earnings and if you're 10,000 or under, you get 80%.  Last year I was at 85%, but had a bad year due to serious health problems with two of my family members.  I had several bookings that were made last year but sailed in the first quarter of this year.  My commissions were paid at the new rate.  That doesn't seem fair.  In addition. as commission earnings are based on net, it's easier for those higher producers to attain the higher percentage with less sales. Also their in house training has become very expensive and for those not close to the main office we incur travel expenses for hotels, etc. making most raining sessions $500 or more (not including air).  The training usually consists of suppliers presenting the same material we could get in a…See More
yesterday
Sue Friedlander joined Cheryl Echevarria's group
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Accessible Travel

This is for people who offers services to people who have all forms of accessible travel issues, from a disability, to allergies to pregnant, older generations. Etc.See More
yesterday
Joann Roberts, CTC replied to Corinne Waterbury's discussion What Itinerary Templates Do You Use?
"Vicki I would also appreciate a copy .  Thanks in advance,  Joann joann@teddybeartravel.com"
yesterday
Joann Roberts, CTC replied to Corinne Waterbury's discussion What Itinerary Templates Do You Use?
"I am very interested in seeing your forms.  Would you contact me via email: joann@teddybeartravel.com. I recently had a virus infect my computer and lost ALL my forms. Note to self: BACKUP DATA!!!!"
yesterday
Josie Havens commented on Josie Havens's blog post Airline schedule change rules
"Thank you for this information.  Have you worked with Eddie before?"
Saturday
Patricia commented on Josie Havens's blog post Airline schedule change rules
"Are you dealing with BVT's Air Dept guy, Eddie? If so (or not), try contacting April. She is one of the General Partners of BVT and might be able to help/advise. Her email is april@bellavistatours.com."
Saturday
Jassi left a comment for Jassi
"Thank you."
Saturday
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Friday
 
 
 

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Airline schedule change rules

Posted by Josie Havens on May 25, 2017 at 12:56pm 2 Comments

Cancun Airport

Posted by Elaine Moriarty on April 17, 2017 at 6:22am 4 Comments

Ballymaloe & Cork, Ireland

Posted by Wendy Reynoldson on March 23, 2017 at 4:55pm 0 Comments

Copenhagen hotel

Posted by Kathleen Irving on March 6, 2017 at 1:33pm 2 Comments

Re-Hashing Excellence Punta Cana

Posted by Beth Walter on February 23, 2017 at 9:06am 1 Comment

Punta Cana

Posted by Julia Bamford on February 21, 2017 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

Sonesta resorts in St Maarten

Posted by Elaine Moriarty on February 18, 2017 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

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