August 2020 Issue – Travel Professional NEWS Digital Magazine

August 2020 Issue of Travel Professional NEWS for Travel Advisors

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In This Issue:


Interview: The Travel Institute Empowers Travel Professionals Through Tough Times

Interviewing: Diane Petras, CTIE, President – The Travel Institute
An Interview By: Joanie Ogg, Co-Founder – Travel Professional NEWS


Expect More – Get More With ICT 

Contributed By: Robert Siamon – Incentive Connection Travel


Interview: KHM Travel Group Looks Forward with an Emphasis on Education

Interviewing: Bill Coyle, Director of Education and Programs – KHM Travel Group
An Interview By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Co-Owner – Travel Professional NEWS


How Airline Consolidators Keep Agents Competitive During a Pandemic

Written By: Stephanie Knight, Copywriter – Sky Bird Travel & Tours 

Interview: Marketing Collaboration with Travel Planners International and TIMA Set Advisors Up For Success

Interviewing: Jenn Lee, VP Sales and Marketing – Travel Planners International
An Interview By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Co-Owner – Travel Professional NEWS


Ultimate All Inclusive – Sandos Resorts

Written By: Geoff Millar, Owner – Ultimate All Inclusive Travel


Mind. Set. Go. – Take Time to Reassess and Recharge in this New Normal

Written By: Jackie Friedman, President – Nexion Travel Group


Viral Marketing for Travel Agents 

Written By: Tom Ogg, Co-Owner – Travel Professional NEWS 


Simply Sales with Scott – Time for Practice

Written By: Scott Koepf, Vice President of Strategic Development – Cruise Planners


America’s National Parks: Exploring Our Own Backyard

Contributed By: The Travel Institute


Viral Marketing for Travel Agents – 6 Critical Factors for Success 

Written By: Tom Ogg, Co-Owner – Travel Professional NEWS


Agent Interview: A Business BOOM During COVID-19 as a Travel Professional 

Interviewing: Kristen Buckshire, Owner – Travel Ease LLC
An Interview By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Co-Owner – Travel Professional NEWS


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August 2020

As the sun beats down and the heat turns up, we fight for relief. However, this year, the heat is not the issue, it’s the pandemic that just won’t let its grip on the world release. 2020 is a year that is re-shaping our world and in the past 5 months, we all have had to adjust and adapt to the “new world” we find ourselves in. 


While the days seem to be on a sort of repeat, hope of the world opening up and becoming ours again is growing closer with every day. Keep positive, challenge yourself and do your part to get the COVID-19 pandemic behind us so we all can get back to exploring the world in which we live. 


While we look forward to the days of cruises, adventure and exploration with excitement, our August 2020 Issue of Travel Professional NEWS is sure to help you and your Travel business get stronger through these challenging times. Join our own Joanie Ogg and Diane Petras, CTIE and President of The Travel Institute for a wonderful discussion on the power of education and how The Travel Institute is stepping up to help our industry and Travel Professionals through these turbulent times. 


Next, Robert Siamon shares an open ended letter to you, the Travel Professional on the benefits that a Host Travel Agency like Incentive Connection Travel can offer. I had the opportunity to have a chat with Bill Coyle of KHM Travel Group and we got a chance to discuss some of the great things that KHM is doing to support their Travel Professionals as business begins to start moving once again.


Through these pages, you’ll find tools and information to not only educate and inform, but also to inspire and grow. We truly appreciate you spending some time in our August 2020 Issue and thank you for being the best part of Travel Professional NEWS. 


Be safe, kind and bold. 


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