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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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TWO NEW NOTICES TODAY

Started by Geoff Millar in The Front Office. Last reply by Marlene S Seale 29 minutes ago. 31 Replies

How do you handle vague inquiries?

Started by Misty Bellet in The Front Office. Last reply by Preston McKinney MCC 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Travel insurance with a TRUE cancel anytime policy

Started by Misty Bellet in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook 11 hours ago. 4 Replies

tour operators for Japan

Started by Carol Barron in The Front Office. Last reply by SHARON ROSEMAN 20 hours ago. 4 Replies

Group Air

Started by Linda Bradley in The Front Office. Last reply by Linda Bradley yesterday. 2 Replies

Cat Free Caribbean???

Started by Erica McKinney, ECC, CTA in The Front Office. Last reply by Kevin La Van yesterday. 11 Replies

NCL travel agent rates

Started by Randy Pierce in The Front Office yesterday. 0 Replies

Pre-Booking Checklist

Started by Tony Brown in The Front Office on Friday. 0 Replies

Egypt tours

Started by Loretta Castleberry in The Front Office. Last reply by Suzanne/Sapphire on Friday. 5 Replies

Resort with Private Rooftop Terrace/Private Pool

Started by Michele Knowles in The Front Office. Last reply by Misty Bellet on Friday. 26 Replies

Italy questions for travel in 2019

Started by Angelika Johnson in The Front Office. Last reply by Angelika Johnson on Thursday. 2 Replies

Riu Play Blanca

Started by Lisa Jean Pfeifle in The Front Office on Thursday. 0 Replies

South Pacific All Inclusive

Started by parrish roth in The Front Office. Last reply by Marsha Ramage on Thursday. 5 Replies

Very Surprisingly Disappointed With NCL

Started by Ken Maltese in The Front Office. Last reply by Ken Maltese on Thursday. 5 Replies

VISA Question

Started by Fred Dement in The Front Office. Last reply by Christa Wallin on Thursday. 1 Reply

Insurance for biz airline ticket

Started by Magdalena Cichowski in The Front Office. Last reply by Angelika Johnson on Thursday. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

Marlene S Seale replied to Geoff Millar's discussion TWO NEW NOTICES TODAY
"yes i started as an agent in 1975 so i agree with Tom.....havent sold AA vacations since that happened...."
29 minutes ago
DMC replied to DMC's discussion Dumb question about insurance
"Thank you.    Your thoughts are exactly what I was thinking too."
40 minutes ago
Preston McKinney MCC replied to DMC's discussion Dumb question about insurance
"There are no dumb questions if you are trying to learn something new.  Since we have a brick and mortor agency and almost every trip we take outside the country is some type of business travel either as a fam or visiting resorts, I consider the…"
1 hour ago
Preston McKinney MCC replied to Misty Bellet's discussion How do you handle vague inquiries?
"We invite them to make a reservation to visit us in our office to discuss their travel plans.  If they decline, it quickly weeds out those who are serious and those who are tire kicking."
1 hour ago
Tom Ogg replied to Misty Bellet's discussion How do you handle vague inquiries?
"It should fall between $1,200 to $3,700 depending on when, where, how and other considerations. I specialize in Hawaii and can find you the best value for your trip. I charge a $100 Plan to Go fee which is used on your final payment for the…"
1 hour ago
Profile IconEleanor Pelcyger, beth borgfeld, Sharon Perry and 1 more joined Travel Professional Community
1 hour ago
Misty Bellet posted a discussion

How do you handle vague inquiries?

I received this pm yesterday:"Can you give me a quote on Ireland for 3 for a week?? Just curious how much it would be!!"I receive this type of request often. Last week it was hour much would it be for me and my boyfriend to go Hawaii for 3 days... The first thing I do for all new client inquiries is send via email a client information sheet which gets the basic info such as traveler info, dates of travel, budget, etc. Often this alone weeds out those who aren't serious. This is a person who has already had me quote other trips that never went anywhere. But that's really beside the point.. What I'm wondering is how to give a quick, generic starting point for a trip like this? One that allows me to give client a bit of info to start with, but one that doesn't require too much time or detail, so that I don't spend much time on a quote that most likely will never goo anywhere?See More
2 hours ago
Sharon Perry left a comment for Sandy Elson, MCC
"Good morning Sandy: I heard about the Travel Professional Community from a CruiseWorld session last week presented by Joanie Ogg.  Thought it sounded interesting so here I am!  Look forward to learning and networking with my peers through…"
2 hours ago
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Travel insurance with a TRUE cancel anytime policy
"I am not surprised that you are confused at all the different terms for various insurance policies and companies.  That's just part of the deal. I would also check to see that any insurance you may select will cover someone who is running…"
11 hours ago
Misty Bellet replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Travel insurance with a TRUE cancel anytime policy
"I have a client wanting to book a very detailed trio through Europe next summer. One of his main thing is visiting Spain and running with the bulls... but Spain's government isn't doing well and he fears it may implode, leaving him unable…"
15 hours ago
Sandra Peters replied to Geoff Millar's discussion TWO NEW NOTICES TODAY
"Right on Tom!!!  Let's see how everyone acts this time around."
15 hours ago
Tom Ogg replied to Geoff Millar's discussion TWO NEW NOTICES TODAY
"Barbara, you are 100% correct. Back when the airline commission cuts and caps were taking place American used the exact same argument. They had to cut commissions to remain price competitive. The total elimination of commissions was the result of…"
17 hours ago
Samarah Meil posted a discussion

The Benefits of Mentors for Travel Agents a TMR article

A big thank you to all on this forum that have really mentored me over the last few years. It does not matter how long you have been in business - having a mentor relationships is critical and I appreciate the Agents that freely pour back into other Agents to help make our industry successful and one with excellence. I could name many of you - but I think we all know that some that immediately come to mind are the Ogg's and Geoff & Sharon Millar!http://http://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/The-Benefits-of-Mentors-for-Travel-AgentsSee More
18 hours ago
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Travel insurance with a TRUE cancel anytime policy
"TRUE Cancel For Any Reason is NOT insurance - it's just a protection for getting $ back for a cancellation per the terms. 3rd Party CFAR is not TRUE CFAR as generally, it only covers up to 75% of expenses and the cancellation has to occur no…"
18 hours ago
Samarah Meil replied to Geoff Millar's discussion TWO NEW NOTICES TODAY
"YIKES!!! Thank you for sharing Geoff. I do not sell much of AA Vacations, but I know they have often been unfriendly towards Agents for many reasons."
18 hours ago
Samarah Meil commented on Sharon Emerson's group Home Based Agents WANTING a Mentor
"Just read this article and thought I would share. A thank you to all the Agents who give of their time so freely to mentor and help grow up the next generation of Agents and who want to pass along their best practices to Agents - no matter how long…"
18 hours ago
Samarah Meil joined Sharon Emerson's group
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Home Based Agents WANTING a Mentor

Do you feel isolated? Do you have personal face to face contact with your travel suppliers? You need to find a mentor in your city or close by who you can sit at their table and learn the travel business. Sign in here with your city. NO MLM'SSee More
18 hours ago
SHARON ROSEMAN replied to Carol Barron's discussion tour operators for Japan
"Globus does great Japan tours. The hotels are very nice and well located."
20 hours ago
Linda Bradley replied to Linda Bradley's discussion Group Air
"ORD to DUB Oct 5-17, 2018. I guess that's the issue. They held 35 seats for $907 each."
yesterday
Kevin La Van replied to Erica McKinney, ECC, CTA's discussion Cat Free Caribbean???
"Lighten up sometimes you just need to mock your clients ;-) I had a really cute cat pirate meme I wanted to post lol"
yesterday
 
 
 

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