September 2019 Issue – Travel Professional NEWS


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In This Issue:

Where Luxury Meets Love – AmaWaterways


Make Clients Happy – 

Oasis Travel Network Shares Tools for Success
Written By: Kelly Bergin, President – Oasis Travel Network


The Industry’s Best Assemble at CruiseWorld

Written By: Mary Pat Sullivan, Content Director – Travel Weekly Events


READY, SET, GROW! – When Seconds Count: Perfecting your Elevator Pitch

Written By: Jackie Friedman, President – Nexion Travel Group


Ultimate All Inclusive – Iberostar Resorts

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


Simply Sales with Scott – Mr. or Ms. Fix It!

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


500,000 Views – A Trending Post Experience and the Results

Written By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director – Travel Professional NEWS


Tiered Memberships for Travel Advisors Makes Finding the Right Fit Even Easier

Written By: Candida Ross, Director of Sales – Independent by Liberty Travel


Travel Agency Websites 201 –

Everything You Need to Know for the Best Website for YOU!
Written By: Tom Ogg 


Reflections on the Road Traveled –

A Reminder to Never Give Up
Written By: Jennifer Dugan, President – Dugan’s Travels


Agent Feature: A History in Travel Leads to Wild Success as a Travel Professional
An Interview By: Joanie Ogg, Co-Founder, Travel Professional NEWS
Interviewing: Allison Carrow, Travel Consultant – Tropicallie Travels


Travel Professionals Guide: Millennials and Social Media

Written By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Editor and Marketing Director – Travel Professional NEWS


Travel Professional Community

15,000 Travel Professionals and Growing


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September 2019

As the school bells ring and the kids head back to school, you may find some additional time on your hands, whether you are a parent or not. Having some free time to reflect and review your business is a great practice. Whether it’s in your operation processes, branding or sales, reflection in your business can lead to forward looking growth and that is the name of the game.


In this exciting issue of Travel Professional NEWS, we are first joined by AmaWaterways who shares a bit about their past, present and future as a luxury River Cruise line. With focus on personalized experiences, wellness, innovation and love, AmaWaterways is a fantastic offering to any client in the market for a fantastic experience on the river. 


Next, Kelly Bergin of Oasis Travel Network shares some motivating and inspirational reasons that Oasis Travel Network should be a strong consideration if you are contemplating the partnership with a Host Travel Agency. Then join Mary Pat Sullivan for an exciting look at the 2019 CruiseWorld show in Fort Lauderdale this coming November. 


In these fast paced times, a few moments may be all you have to make a good first impression on a potential client. Join Jackie Friedman, President of Nextion Travel Group for a fantastic look into the art of perfecting your elevator pitch. Join Geoff Millar for an in depth look at the beautiful Iberostar All Inclusive properties.


This past month, I experienced my first “trending” post on LinkedIn and am excited to share some insights from the experience as well as some very crucial tips for adding Millennial clients to your book of customers!


Lastly, don’t miss Tom Ogg’s in-depth look into Travel Agency Websites – Part 2. There is a lot of options out there and in this article, Tom dives into the best ways to maximize your efforts using SEO and content in your website. Scott Koepf continues to share truly valuable information on the sales process as a Travel Professional. 


Thank you for being the best part of Travel Professional NEWS and we appreciate your time, comments and support.


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