Email Marketing for Travel Agents Webinar

Email Training

The #1 way to get more IDEAL clients right now is by growing your email list and consistently sending out high-quality content that builds a know, like and trust relationship with your subscribers.

BUT, there's a pitfall with this strategy - Content Blindness. There’s so much content being published and emails being pushed out that people consciously or subconsciously ignore a large chunk of it. If you’re over the age of 30 you probably remember the good old days of “You’ve got mail!” when you were excited when someone emailed you.

Even though those days are long gone and Content Blindness is upon us, email marketing is still your best strategy for getting new ideal clients, keeping them as long-term clients, and getting referrals. You simply need to be more strategic about your email marketing.

We're hosting a FREE live email marketing training for YOU on how to combat Content Blindness, standout, and consistently send out high-quality eNewsletters that actually bring you new clients.

In this FREE Email Marketing For Travel Agents training (via Webinar) you'll discover how to have a strategic and effective email marketing plan that doesn't take hours and hours of your time.

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Book Groups With Mark Travel Group

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The Mark Travel Corporation:

A better way to book groups

Attend for a chance to WIN! $50 Agent Bonus Cash

In today’s ever evolving travel industry, group travel is growing and we want to help you grow along with it. That’s why The Mark Travel Corporation offers a choice of brands, tools and programs that resonate with today’s group travelers and are tailored to fit your unique group business model.

This is an opportunity to learn how TMTC can help grow your group business and maximize your earnings.
Book with us today. We make it easy! Here's how:
Knowledge:
We've been booking group vacations for over 40 years.

Relationships:We work with top resorts & transportation and tour companies to create efficient solutions for you & your clients.

End-to-End Customer Care:
We're here for you & your clients, even in-destination.
Teamwork:
Our large Groups Team is here to help, and growing with our new EGT specialists.
Specialization:
We’re experts in all types of group travel & destinations: Destination weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, family, reunions, corporate groups & more!

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Become Travel Agent USTOA Specialist!

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Become Travel Agent USTOA Specialist!

USTOA was founded in 1972 to provide a unified voice to protect the traveling public and to represent the interests of tour operators.

Today, USTOA Active Members represent some of the top names in travel and tourism. Among its current goals is to ensure the travel industry is kept up-to-date with the changing marketplace of tours, vacation packages and tour operators.

We will introduce you to the USTOA and its membership; give you a primer on the diverse tour and vacation packages available through these tour operators; educate you on the benefits they provide to your clients; assist you to match the tour conversation to each customer’s needs, and more.
Graduate Benefits!

Certificate of graduation as a USTOA Specialist

Listing on the “Find a USTOA Travel Agent Specialist” page under the "Resources" section of the USTOA.com consumer website.
2 CEU credits from The Travel Institute. Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation.

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Become a Kensington Tours Specialist!​

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Become a Kensington Tours Specialist!

In this course you’ll discover “The Kensington Advantage” for you and your clients. We’re not in the business of booking tours; we’re in the business of personal discovery. By understanding your clients’ unique travel styles, our experts curate customized itineraries that surprise and delight.

Graduate Benefits!

Certificate of graduation as a Kensington Tours Specialist

2 CEU credits from The Travel Institute. Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation

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Become a Travel Agent Bahamas Specialist!

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Become a Travel Agent Bahamas Specialist!

Attract new clients and provide a higher satisfaction level for existing customers by following three easy steps allowing you to match each one of your clients with the best possible Islands of The Bahamas vacation experience – just for them.

Step One:
Choosing the Right Island – every island offers something a little different; here, you’ll learn how to convey what makes them unique

Step Two:
Choosing the Right Venue – This island-by-island section allows you to easily match your clients’ travel styles with The Bahamas’ diverse accommodations choices

Step Three:
Choosing the Right Experience – this section allows you to pinpoint which islands best serve your clients’ special interests

Make your sales easier and more profitable as you market and sell The Islands of The Bahamas!
Graduate Benefits!
Certificate of graduation as a Bahamas Specialist
5 CEU credits from The Travel Institute. Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation.
Join Bahamas Rewards
Graduates earn $25 when submitting their first booking of 2 nights or longer on Bahamas Rewards. In addition, there are monthly prize raffles, as well as quarterly and yearly winners! Book more and earn more! http://rewards.bahamasspecialistprogram.com

 

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Become an Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Specialist!

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Become an Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Specialist!

We are happy to introduce you to our completely transformed hotel, formerly the Pacific Beach Hotel. We’re sure that once you learn about the exciting changes involved in our $115 million renovation program, you’ll find that the Alohilani is an easy sell for a wide range of your clients. Our unforgettable setting in the heart of Waikiki blends Hawaii’s cultural heritage with an elegant contemporary style that’s uniquely Aloha Chic.
Graduate Benefits!

Certificate of graduation as an Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Specialist
2 CEU credits from The Travel Institute. Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation.

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Become an Aruba Certified Travel Agent

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Become an Aruba Certified Expert!

Learn how Aruba is One happy island for couples, families, active vacationers and pure beach relaxation lovers alike. As an ACE agent, you’ll find it easy to translate Aruba’s unique selling points and features into real benefits for your individual client’s needs – helping you to close the sale.

You’ll learn how to create the right vacation match for each one of your customers (where to stay, what to do, how to enjoy the best of what Aruba has to offer). When you do this, your clients will have fond memories to last a lifetime and you will be rewarded with repeat business to Aruba for years to come.

Graduate Benefits!
Certificate of graduation as an Aruba Certified Expert
First to receive the most current information on Aruba
Sales support from our Aruba Team
3 CEU credits from The Travel Institute; 3 credits from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA). Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com or www.acta.ca for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation.

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Selling Travel Insurance

Overcoming Client's Objections to buying Travel Insurance
There is no time like the present to discuss travel insurance in light of the recent weather events you and your clients have had to deal with. As travel professionals, we know the value of offering travel insurance, yet clients often can be resistant. Typically, this happens because they assume their personal insurance covers them already, they’ve never experienced travel complications before, or they believe insurance is expensive.

Here are some common client objections and suggestions on how to handle them:

CLIENT: I don’t think I need travel insurance.  

YOU:
If an illness, accident, or sudden change in plans forces you to cancel or interrupt your trip, you face two major financial losses: (1) money you’ve invested in nonrefundable prepayments and (2) medical expenses that aren’t covered by your health insurance. That’s why more and more travelers are turning to insurance to protect their travel investment.

CLIENT: I’ve heard travel insurance is expensive. 

YOU:
The cost is based on the value of your trip. The more you have invested in your trip, the more you need to protect it. Travel insurance covers you for losses caused by trip cancellation and interruption, medical expenses, baggage loss, and trip and baggage delay. Insurance is a great value, considering all the protection you get.

CLIENT:
I think my credit card and my medical insurance policy cover me while I’m traveling.

YOU:
Read the fine print on your credit card and medical insurance policies. Many plans offer help but don’t cover expenses. There may be deductibles you’re required to pay before your policy applies.

Remember that clients count on your expertise and industry knowledge. Offering travel insurance is another valuable service you can provide to enhance their overall experience.

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Home Based Travel Agent News

Earn A Free Cruise With Avalon Waterways
Specialists are entitled to a free cruise in Europe with just three Avalon bookings once they have passed the course.

Avalon Waterways Specialists can earn a free cruise in Europe with just three Avalon bookings once they have passed the course. Graduates will also receive a certificate of completion, a listing on the agent locator on the Avalon Waterways website, an exclusive Specialist logo to use in marketing material, and access to exclusive promotions.

Take course was recently revamped to include offer more content and insider tips. The U.S. travel agent portal can be accessed here

Earn Free Night Stays Through Club Med Expert Agent Program
Specialists will also automatically be entered to win a four-night stay at any American Club Med Resort.

Club Med's Expert Agent program is designed to give travel advisors the selling tools they need for Club Med's all-inclusive product. Upon graduation, agents will receive advance notification of promotions through announcements in Alumni Alerts, exclusive webinars, personal invites to familiarization trips, grand openings and re-openings and a tailored digital logo for websites and email signatures.

Specialists will also get the opportunity to earn free room nights for their first booking entered, their first ski booking entered, and for every 14 nights booked. They will also automatically be entered to win a four-night stay at any American Club Med Resort.

Club Med Expert Agents simply enter their bookings into a tracker on Club Med's dedicated training site.

Hurtigruten Revamps Travel Agent Certification Program
Clients will be referred to specialists who are trained in Hurtigruten's expedition travel, generating leads for travel agent partners.

The newly revamped How to Hurtigruten: Amundsen Explorer Club program offers an in-depth training on Hurtigruten products, services, destinations, and ships. Through interactive training modules, agents can discover each small-ship adventure product offered by Hurtigruten’s fleet of distinct ships and its destinations: Norway, Antarctica, Svalbard, The East Coast of the US and Canada, Central America, South America, Northern Africa, Caribbean, Greenland, Iceland, and Europe.

After completing the certification program, agents will be featured in a list of Hurtigruten Certified Specialists on the Hurtigruten web site. This page will refer clients to travel agents who are trained and specialize in expedition travel, generating leads for travel agent partners.

Hurtigruten also offers certified agents extra perks such as a $100 gift card with the completion of their first booking, personalized certificates of achievement, a downloadable medal of honor for their email signature, complimentary subscription to trade-specific e-newsletters, a preferred agency listing on Hurtigruten.us and other gifts.

 

 

 

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Travel Agent News

Caribbean Cruises are still a Viable Travel Option.

Agents can offer plenty of cruise options for the Caribbean, because hurricane damage has closed less than 10% of the region's ports, said Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald. Carnival cruise bookings slowed after Hurricane Irma, but the cancellation rate is less than 1% and bookings are high for the fourth quarter.
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10 Surprising Countries Where Tourism is Booming in 2017

The latest United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has revealed the world’s fastest growing tourist destinations for 2017 – and the results throw up a few surprises…  Read More

 

 

 

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Attend webinar for a chance to WIN a free resort stay!

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Attend webinar for a chance to WIN a free resort stay! - La Colección Resorts
For a 3 night stay for 2 at Mexico’s finest Live Aqua Boutique

Resort Playa del Carmen all-inclusive adults only*
Discover La Colección Resorts!
Join La Colección Destinations for Every Dream to learn about our 12 distinctive resorts throughout the top beaches in Mexico that combines the signature Mexican hospitality with lifestyle, luxury and soft adventure brands: Live Aqua, Grand Fiesta Americana, Fiesta Americana and The Explorean.
We will share:
• Generous incentive programs within La Colección Rewards
• Accommodations and amenities in both the Pacific and Caribbean
A lucky attendee will win a complimentary 3 nights stay for 2 at the Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen all-inclusive adults only where contemporary art and authentic elements meet harmoniously.

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Become a Florida Travel Agent Specialist…

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The ACTIVE Course...
delves into the many active vacations you can recommend to your clients looking for more than just a beach side vacation.

The FAMILY Course...
Highlights the state’s family-friendly vacation options with its high-energy theme parks, kid-friendly museums, up-close encounters with wildlife, and opportunities to delve into Florida’s unique history or look into the future through the eyes of an astronaut.

The BEACHES Course...
offers insight into the state’s miles and miles of coastline. You’ll learn which beaches are ideal for families, friends, couples, water-sports enthusiasts, and beach bums.

The DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS Course ...
showcases the state’s varied romantic options, whether it’s an intimate affair at a historic inn, a family gathering at a beach resort fringed by powdery white sand or a big bash infused with theme park frolicking.

Graduate benefits for EACH course:
3 continuing education credits from The Travel Institute or 12 continuing education
credits from ACTA
Sales support from VISIT FLORIDA only available to course graduates
Personalized full color, printable certificate
Complete the courses for the chance to win great prizes

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Become a Kenya Travel Agent Specialist

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Become a Kenya Travel Agent Specialist...

The virtues of Kenya are so numerous that it's an easy sell as a holiday destination. What's more, given that it's a long-haul destination chock-full of exciting activities and beautiful places to see, it makes good sense for travel agents to do so. The Kenyan landscape and culture is so captivating, you'll find that visitors return again and again, and tell their friends! Become a Travel Agent Kenya specialist today..

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Graduate Benefits
2 continuing education units from The Travel Institute (U.S. travel agents)

12 credits from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies

Personalized, full color, printable certificate

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Become a Hawaii Travel Agent Destination Specialist!

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Become a Hawaii Destination Specialist!

This free, online educational program delivers in-depth insights as well as valuable sales tools so you can #LetHawaiiHappen for your clients. You can take it anytime, at your own pace, to become a booking pro.
Graduate Benefits!

Consumer Referrals

Specialist-Only Webinars

Continuing Education Credits From The Travel Institute

One-Year Subscription to HAWAII Magazine

Access to ePostcard Marketing Tool

Use of the Hawaii Destination Specialist Logo

Personalized Emails For Your Hawaiian Islands–bound Clients
(Linking to a comprehensive Welcome Microsite)
GET STARTED

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