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AAT Kings Tour Company - Terrible Experience - Unreliable

Started by lynn soltis in The Front Office. Last reply by Susan Schaefer, CTA, ECC, DS 42 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Florida to Bahamas Ferry

Started by Tina Ford in The Front Office. Last reply by Tina Messamore 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Birthdate required for Palace Cash is King?

Started by Allene McDaniel, CTA in The Front Office. Last reply by Allene McDaniel, CTA 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

Avoya Travel™/American Express

Started by Jennifer Poche in The Front Office. Last reply by Tina Ford 13 hours ago. 23 Replies

Tripology has Shut down

Started by Ron Trimper in The Front Office. Last reply by Larry Hauk 17 hours ago. 54 Replies

London- Paris By Train

Started by BahamaBreeze in The Front Office. Last reply by Amy Ferrell 19 hours ago. 8 Replies

Organic Keyword traffic numbers

Started by Chuck Brook in The Front Office. Last reply by Tom Ogg yesterday. 4 Replies

Avanti Tours

Started by Connie Ebright in The Front Office. Last reply by Cruise Chick on Friday. 13 Replies

Commission protection

Started by Patricia Murphy in The Front Office. Last reply by Cruise Chick on Friday. 18 Replies

Hawaii Recently

Started by Debbye Hardin in The Front Office on Thursday. 0 Replies

Switching to MacBook Pro and have a question

Started by Ales Struna in The Front Office. Last reply by Vicki Scheck on Thursday. 18 Replies

Mexico & Caribbean Suppliers

Started by BahamaBreeze in The Front Office. Last reply by Geoff Millar on Thursday. 2 Replies

small groups tour operator

Started by Sabine Gibson in The Front Office. Last reply by Preston McKinney MCC on Thursday. 1 Reply

my husbands 60th, I can't decide.

Started by Julia Lickliter in The Front Office. Last reply by Julia Lickliter on Thursday. 16 Replies

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Susan Schaefer, CTA, ECC, DS replied to lynn soltis's discussion AAT Kings Tour Company - Terrible Experience - Unreliable
"is there a reason you went through another supplier and not directly with AAT Kings in the first place?  I'm not sure if the communication would have been any different if booked direct, but I'm just curious...."
42 minutes ago
Tina Messamore replied to Tina Ford's discussion Florida to Bahamas Ferry
"This one just launched in February: http://www.bahamas4fun.com/tour/bahama-mama/"
1 hour ago
Chip Barker replied to Tina Ford's discussion Florida to Bahamas Ferry
"This might be what you're looking for.  http://rwbimini.com/plan-your-trip"
2 hours ago
Kimberly Sayles is now a member of Travel Professional Community
5 hours ago
Allene McDaniel, CTA replied to Allene McDaniel, CTA's discussion Birthdate required for Palace Cash is King?
"They said it was required to issue the bonus commission. Still not being comfortable I made up a date. I'll see what happens. The IRS W-9 form only requires a EIN/SSN so I'm not sure why they need a birth date. There is too much fraud…"
8 hours ago
Tina Ford posted a discussion

Florida to Bahamas Ferry

I have a client that won't fly. Wants to go to Bahamas from Florida and stay a couple nights. She doesn't care where in Bahamas- Freeport, Nassau and she doesn't care where she departs from in Florida. I have googled and found a handful of ferry/shuttle boats but some I can't find any reviews on and some have bad reviews. Here are the few I have looked at. Anyone have any knowledge or experience with any of them?Ferry Express/BaleariaBahamas Paradise CruiselineBahamas Shuttle Boat4Daycruise.com?Bahamas MS CelebrationAlso, I suspect some of them are some kind of time share spiel.See More
11 hours ago
Tina Ford replied to Jennifer Poche's discussion Avoya Travel™/American Express
"I know this is an old post but since I just joined Avoya myself, I am revisiting it. I haven't been enabled to receive leads yet but the benefit for me or the way I look at it is..Avoya can help me fill in gaps of time that I have available and…"
13 hours ago
tammysf replied to Allene McDaniel, CTA's discussion Birthdate required for Palace Cash is King?
"i don't think bday was mandatory...can you just leave blank?"
13 hours ago
Larry Hauk replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Kim, I am pretty much just Caribbean and Mexico all inclusives.  Some Vegas but at this time they are pretty much just cruises because that is what they advertise.  They are supposed to be starting to go after the tour leads which for me…"
17 hours ago
Amy Ferrell replied to BahamaBreeze's discussion London- Paris By Train
"We took an alternative route, wanting to see the countryside on the way to England after our lovely Avalon river cruise round-trip from Paris to the Normandy Beaches.  We took Eurolines coach from Gare du Nord in Paris to Victoria Coach Station…"
19 hours ago
Mark Mundon replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Hi Antoinette! They match you specialties. "
19 hours ago
Antoinette Clair replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Mark, do they provide all kind of leads, I mean, do they match your requirements of leads or they are general like Cruises, Tours, etc. Can they provide exactly the leads you/I need?  "
20 hours ago
Mark Mundon replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Hi Kim! With Avoya, you get 80%  commission for your own leads, and they are yours to keep. No one else can touch them, even if they call Avoya directly, instead of calling you. I'm sure Avoya is happy if you bring in your own clients. Why…"
21 hours ago
Antoinette Clair replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Maybe is different for everyone, depending on the kind of travel service everyone of us provides. I changed 4 hosts in past that didn't help me with anything at all. I just had to pay them. Now, when I am alone, whatever I do, I know…"
21 hours ago
Kim replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Antoinette, on that note I agree. However, after cruching some numbers, I come out WAY ahead financially with having the current host that I use. Keep in mind, as an independent contractor, you are free to book through your own number or through…"
22 hours ago
Antoinette Clair replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Kim, you are right. No one host will give you leads without forcing you to sacrifice something. The host take too high price for what they give you."
22 hours ago
Antoinette Clair replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Yes, I am curious, too. When I purchased leads from Tripology, 95% of the requests never answered. I requested answers  up to 2 times, because I think, that if they don't answer in 2-3 days, they will never answer. I just remind them…"
22 hours ago
Kim replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Mark, with only 30% to you and 70 leads per week that you can't keep as your own clients, how do you have time to build your own cient base? What happens if you start focusing on your own clients for the higher commissions and don't take…"
22 hours ago
Brenda Reckart replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Mark, I'm curious, are these exclusive leads or are you competing with other agencies? Also, how long do you wait to follow up with a lead if you don't receive a response? I haven't had a lot of luck with leads so I'm curious how…"
23 hours ago
Mark Mundon replied to Ron Trimper's discussion Tripology has Shut down
"Thanks for the kind words, Larry! If you continue to take the kind of leads we have discussed (please don't let others in on it), you will be a cruise closing maniac. Sometimes you can get a few in a row that are just total duds, and you feel…"
23 hours ago
 
 
 

 

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