May 2020 Issue – Travel Professional NEWS Digital Magazine

May 2020 Issue of Travel Professional NEWS for Travel Advisors

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In This Issue:


Which Partner Deserves Your Trust? 

Contributed By: OutsideAgents.com 


The Compass on VAX Makes Content Marketing Easy for Travel Advisors

Written By:  Andrea Sedlacek, Managing Editor of The Compass – VAX VacationAccess


The Future of Travel and How Travel Insurance Fits In

Written By: Megan Moncrief, Chief Marketing Officer – Tin Leg Travel Insurance


Travel Weekly’s STAR Program Shines Light on Travel Advisors

Written By: Jennifer Kruse, CTA, ACC, LCS – Associate Director, Trade Recruitment & Engagement – Travel Weekly Events


Biz of One Shouldn’t Mean Lonely: How to Cultivate a Thriving Travel Community

Written By: Jenn Lee, Vice President – Travel Planners International


Flourishing in the COVID-19 Crisis as a Travel Entrepreneur

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


READY, SET, GROW – Navigating Your Business in Challenging Times and Surviving a Business Turndown – Part 2

Written By: Jackie Friedman, President – Nexion Travel Group


Ultimate All Inclusive – Iberostar Resorts in Europe Reviews

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


Simply Sales with Scott – Time to Prioritize

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


7 Essential Tips for Working from Home During and After COVID-19

Written By: Joanie Ogg CTC, MCC, Co-Owner – Travel Professional NEWS 


Eating and Drinking Your Way Around Ireland! 

Contributed By: The Travel Institute


Meme Marketing For Travel Agents in 2020

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


Agent Interview: Perspective and Lessons Learned through the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Travel Professional 

Interviews By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Co-Owner – Travel Professional NEWS

Interviewing: Connie Rush, Owner – Creative Getaways, LLC, an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network™


Interviewing: Jill Noble, Cruise Therapist and Travel Advisor – Cruise Therapy Travel


Interviewing: Kristin Freeman, Owner and Agent – Beach Happy Travel / Fly Over Travel


Interviewing: Rosie Stermer, Owner and Travel Advisor – Pegasus Travel Advisors, LLC


Interviewing: Karen Holmes – Cruise Planner Franchise Owner – Cruise Planners


Interviewing: Suzy Schreiner, Owner – Azure Blue Vacations


Interviewing: Kristy Durso, Owner and Travel Advisor – Incredible Memories Travel


Interviewing: Mara Hargarther, Co-Owner – Dream Vacations – Hargarther, Thaler & Associates, LLC


Interviewing: Scott Murphy – Cruise Planner Travel Advisor – Cruise Planners


Interviewing: Michele M. Cartwright, CTA, President and Travel Advisor – Destinations by Design 


Interviewing: Nathan Harvey, Travel Agent – Travel Made Better LLC


Interviewing: Roy Gal, Escape Artist – Memories Forever Travel Group


Interviewing: Steven Nahabedian, Owner and Travel Agent – Journey To Bliss Travel


2020 Upcoming Events 

Provided by VAX VacationAccess


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May 2020

With hope on the horizon and excitement beginning to palpitate, it’s the time to get to work on you, your business and your goals. The Travel Industry has taken some bumps and bruises over the past months during the COVID-19 pandemic. While those hits hurt, the growth from the experience will be truly inspiring and unprecedented. 


Our May Issue is dedicated to Travel Professionals who have been in the trenches dealing with the recent global situation that has affected us all. In over 10 interviews with experienced Travel Professionals, you’ll read about the difficulties, lessons learned and advice that may help you take the next step in your business. 


We are first joined by OutsideAgents.com for a fantastic look into the unique valley that they can offer as a Host Travel Agency partner. Whether’s it’s technology, support or community, OutsideAgents.com shares their success through reviews from their Agents who have found the upmost of success. 


Join our fantastic friends at VAX VacationAccess for an in-depth look into The Compass, which offers fantastic content marketing for Travel Professionals, as well as a catalog of tools and resources to assist any Travel Professional in running a successful Travel Agency. 


Tom Ogg shares some very useful information for any Travel Professional who is dealing with the hard times of a pandemic with a look into the history of travel industry altering events and 10 tips to continue your growth as a Travel Professional through the challenging times. Then Jackie Friedman, President of Nexion Travel Group shares great insights into finding success through challenging times. 


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


Be safe, kind and bold. 


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