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Planning group travel takes a little bit of marketing know-how, a LOT of skillful organization, and a passion for adventure. Anyone can do it – but not everyone can do it well! If you’re already a group tour planner or an agent thinking about breaking into the group market, we have a few tips to get you started. Let’s check out these 3 great ways to help you learn to be a better group travel planner.
One of the pillars of professional improvement is that knowledge = power. The Tourism Academy believes that knowledge also has the power to move the tourism industry forward.
The Tourism Academy offers a host of resources for travel professionals. Here you’ll find robust course offerings for everything from administrative skills, customer service strategies, and tourism essentials to leadership training and career development.
There are more than 145 courses – and many of them are FREE!
In addition to online resources, group travel planners will want to listen in to the Tourism Academy’s Business Class podcast hosted by Stephen Ekstrom. Here you’ll garner helpful travel and tourism insights and trends from some of the industry’s top influencers.
Pro Tip: Just starting in the group market? Turn Your Side Hustle into Travel Gold is everything you need to know!
Founder Tamika Carter has the formula for successful group travel planning. The Group Travel Academy shows you how to compete against the “big guys” and see your profits soar as you learn the ins and outs of planning group travel.
From boot camps to masterclasses, the Group Travel Academy has a host of resources to help you grow your group travel business.
You can also connect with other travel planners through The Group Travel Planners United Facebook Group. Anyone with an interest in planning group travel can join and this crew is super active and very welcoming. They celebrate each other’s successes as they share best practices. You’ll also be the first to know about what the Group Travel Academy has on tap!
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The Travel Institute has a 50+ year history of collaborating with industry leaders “to create and deliver relevant, meaningful and rigorous coursework and travel professional education.” And one of its most dynamic programs is Stuart Cohen’s Group Sales Boot Camp.
This comprehensive training series highlights step-by-step strategies for building your group travel business. It includes training courses, pro speakers, and downloadable resources to help you transition from individual to group travel planning.
A recent survey showed that 62% of Generation Zers and 39% of Millenials prefer to travel in groups. Translation – group travel planners are about to be very busy!
Group Travel Odyssey (GTO) is cloud-based software and service designed to make planning group trips easy and efficient. It has impressive inclusions and integrations for your group planning needs.
But GTO also has 4 group travel planning features you’ll really love! It’s all about simplifying and streamlining…
Give yourself an edge over the competition by learning about the latest trends, tech, and tips to succeed. These are 3 great ways to help you learn to be a better group travel planner!
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