So now you’re set up at your agency—and you even have some clients you’re working with. How do you build that rolodex of partners to put together fantastic itineraries? Get ready to hit the road…
“I really liked going to the trade shows and found resources, ideas and suppliers that armed me with information,” Tiffany Bowne says.
Stacey Loftus Cohen agrees, adding, “I also think that attending travel forums, such as the Signature Convention in Las Vegas, regional travel conventions and ILTM are essential in gaining insight in the hotels, travel partners and tourism offices. I also rely on the expertise of my fellow agents who are always willing to share their thoughts.”
And if you can’t make all the trade shows, be sure to attend webinars, visit the office when suppliers are in town and read travel publications (such as Luxury Travel Advisor and our sister publication, Travel Agent). Luxury Travel Advisor also recently debuted our Road Warriors series. Like the Trendsetters we reached out to in order to create this how-to, the Road Warriors are among the best in the business. In fact, all of the Road Warriors were nominated by our most recent Trendsetters. Get to know them a bit through their profiles!