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INTRODUCING:

Travel Business University was created and designed to support ICs at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey, providing what travel entrepreneurs need to move them along what we believe to be the four stages of a travel business and ultimately, achieve and sustain success.

Each program within Travel Business University is completely focused on giving travel entrepreneurs the education, support, and community they need to move them through these stages and not get stuck. As business coaches, we understand that content is important, but without three other critical components most people stay stuck in Stage 1 or 2 of the business.  The other critical components are a collaborative community, coaching, and inner guidance development. It is a holistic approach to building a travel advisor business that leads to freedom, fulfillment and financial satisfaction. We want every advisor in our network to have entrepreneurial success so that they can have a life they love.  Each of our programs is built using this four-part strategy.

(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.

  • Establish Solid Foundation in Branding & Set up; Mentoring
  • 54+ Curriculum Modules
  • Ongoing Mentorship
  • Weekly Coaching Calls
  • Nail Your Niche with Meredith
  • Monthly Marketing and Branding Q&A Call
  • Monthly Guest Expert Calls
  • Private Facebook Group

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(Annual Travel Sales of $150,000 to $399,999)

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. Booking support is provided by the GTN Advisory Board made up of experienced travel advisors.

  • Content Focused on "How to Get and Convert Clients Online"
  • 1-on-1 Advice from an Advisory Panel of Experienced Advisors via Advisory Board Office Hours
  • Weekly Case Study Content Library
  • Monthly Open Office Hours with Digital Marketing Mentors: Amanda Overmyer and Caroline Hollar
  • Access to Travel MBA Curriculum
  • Private Facebook Forum for Stage 2, 3, and 4
  • Dedicated day in conjunction with the GTN Conference

(Annual Travel Sales of $400,000 to $749,999)

At this stage the advisor is actively booking travel and the focus now turns to adding leverage to ensure business revenue growth outpaces business expense growth.  The simplest ways to add leverage are by 1) increasing the transaction size of each booking through selling groups or higher end luxury and/or 2) increasing the quantity of bookings by adding ICs and 3) improving the yield on each booking by adding service fees and selling suppliers that pay higher commissions.   In Stage 3, there is also a need to fine tune systems.

  • Deeper Dive into Growth Strategies (like groups) and Operational Systems; Peer to Peer collaboration; Laser coaching
  • Advanced Curriculum
  • Peer to Peer Collaboration Calls + 2020 Call Recordings
  • Monthly Laser Coaching Calls with Jen, Meredith, or Vanessa
  • Access to Boost and Travel MBA Curriculum
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Dedicated day in conjunction with the GTN Conference
  • Access to all TBU Boost Benefits

(Annual Travel Sales in excess of $750,000)

In this stage the focus is on maximizing your efficiency and shifting into being a leader and visionary, rather than being the “worker bee” in the business. What the Stage 4 travel advisor needs most is to mastermind with fellow Stage 4 travel advisors.  That is why the TBU Select program comes with all the benefits of TBU Excel plus a mastermind providing high level support and coaching from GTN’s co-founders, Jen Cochrane, Meredith Hill, and Vanessa McGovern

  • Higher Level Support & Mastermind
  • VIP Phone and Email for GTN team
  • 2 Mastermind Meetings per year
  • Access to all TBU Excel Benefits (which includes TBU Boost)

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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