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Travelers, agents and suppliers are encouraged to spread the word about the value of expert travel advisorsDuring National Travel and Tourism Week, Travel Leaders Group invited travelers and the entire travel industry to participate in the #YearoftheTravelAgent Thunderclap campaign by posting pro-travel agent messages to social media between now and June 15.A Thunderclap campaign combines crowdsourcing and social media to share one message simultaneously across social networks. When someone chooses to join in, their friends and followers on social media receive a notification asking them to participate as well. Then, on a specific date and time, Thunderclap releases a final message on...

Is it cheaper to hire a travel agent or book on your own? We looked into it. How much time do you spend researching your next vacation? According to Expedia, Americans visit 140 travel websites before booking their next vacation. Could you be saving time and money using a travel agent?...

Take your social media to the next level to boost visibility, client engagement and profits. Staying on top of the latest social media trends might be easy for your teenage relatives, but for many travel agents who rely on the various platforms to build their businesses, it can be a daunting task. ...

For some, it’s in the family. For others, it’s a labor of love. And for yet others, it’s just plain good business. But whatever their motivation, travel agents who specialize in helping families traveling with someone with autism tell TMR that it’s a fulfilling, interesting, and growing niche....