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We continually create training opportunities and provide a supportive community for you to thrive in.

INTRODUCING:

Travel Business University is a robust, dynamic, award-winning program for travel advisors engineered to support them at all phases of their travel entrepreneurial journey. The goal of TBU is to equip travel advisors with the entrepreneurial skills and tools they need to accelerate their businesses and achieve financial satisfaction, personal fulfillment, and the freedom that comes with entrepreneurship.    

Travel Business University is built on the philosophy that to achieve such success, business owners not only need access to the formula for success, but also to cultivate a success mindset together with emotional fitness and a solid foundation in the form of robust resources, collaboration, and community. The Travel Business University programs are completely focused on giving travel entrepreneurs the education, support, and community they need to move them through these phases without getting stuck. We want every advisor in our network to have entrepreneurial success so that they can have a life they love. 

Travel Business University programs are available exclusively to travel advisors hosted by Gifted Travel Network.  

TBU benefits you can expect to receive in both programs:

  • Monthly Marketing & Branding Q&A calls with Caroline Hollar and Amanda Overmyer, GTN’s Design & Digital Marketing Team 
  • Monthly Mindset Magic calls with Meredith Hill, GTN’s Chief Visionary Officer 
  • Access to Group Travel Symposium & TBU Day 2021 Recordings
  • Waived Virtuoso access fee
  • Invitation to Mindset Magic Retreat with Meredith Hill 
  • Exclusive Access to Educational Experiences

Annual Travel Sales of $0 to $149,999

The primary focus is establishing your brand, purpose, and sound business strategy. The first step is getting clear on message, ideal client, and building a brand that speaks to both. Building a strong foundation is critical to long-term success.

  • Travel MBA jumpstart orientation (in-person/3 days)  
  • Dedicated content with: 
    • Hybrid delivery  
    • Weekly mentor-led cohort exclusive sessions (8 weeks)
  • Online self-paced course
  • Ongoing mentoring 
  • Access to TMBA group laser coaching calls (twice weekly) 
  • Access to one “Massage Your Message” session with Meredith Hill, GTN’s Chief Visionary Officer 
  • Access to Travel MBA Student Connection private Facebook group 
  • Complimentary access to Travel Industry Solutions’ Silver Solutions Pack (1 yr. subscription)  
  • Invitation to annual Travel MBA Retreat 
  • Access to TBU program benefits

Phases 2, 3, & 4 | Annual Travel Sales in excess of $150,000

Once your brand has been established, the focus turns to solidifying your sales funnel through establishing list building, relationship building, and client services systems.  For most travel advisors this means diving deep into virtual strategies including Facebook ads, virtual events, and other digital strategies. As the advisor increases their booking volume, the focus turns to adding leverage to ensure business revenue growth outpaces business expense growth.  This is also the right time to fine-tune systems. 

  • Dedicated on-demand content focused on priorities for phases 2, 3, & 4 of your business journey
  • Peer-2-Peer Collaboration Calls
  • Access to Travel MBA curriculum 
  • Access to Accelerate Private Facebook group
  • Monthly Accelerate group laser coaching sessions with Accelerate mentor 
  • Access to TBU program benefits

Travel Business University programs are available exclusively to travel advisors hosted by Gifted Travel Network. To learn more about GTN’s offerings for advisors, click here.

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When you join GTN, you join a family!

At GTN, we know that you need a host agency that provides reliable & responsive support, clarity on how to run a business selling travel, and a vibrant community of advisors doing amazing things, just like you.

We’re here to support you on every facet of your journey toward sustainable growthand to help you cultivate a business that leads to a balanced life outside of work (because, in our book, success doesn’t mean pulling 12-hour days, every day of the week). We give you all the support you need, all included.

At GTN you can expect to receive:

  • Weekly Vendor IQ calls with our preferred suppliers, so you can grow your destination and product knowledge
  • Monthly Sales IQ Calls with GTN's Chief Sales Officer, Vanessa McGovern, to help you develop profitable, sustainable marketing, and business ideas
  • Ongoing Commission IQ Calls with GTN's Business Operations Analyst, Hannah Reitz, to answer your questions on managing your client relationships and mastering CRM tools
  • Coaching and personalized support through various programs (specific support provided through Travel Business University)
  • Invites to Headquarter Days and ad hoc trainings and events
  • Invite to the annual GTN Conference
  • A responsive, problem-solving support team
  • Industry-leading CRM (Client Relationship Management) System: ClientBase
  • Cutting-edge itinerary-building software: Travefy
  • Invoicing support and direct deposit commissions bimonthly
  • On demand sales and commission tracking software, GRASP
  • IATAN and CLIA ID cards (when you qualify)
  • Virtuoso perks to pass on to your clients
  • Full access to Virtuoso membership benefits, including world class marketing, training, and resources
  • An active, supportive, and collaborative GTN Facebook community, where you can connect with and seek mentorship from fellow business-minded advisors
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