Travel Advisor Insights/Benefits

A travel moment that changed my life

By Carol Rowland / September 7, 2022 / Comments Off on A travel moment that changed my life

Having a day of rest, of recess, is an important part of my week, and inspires today’s article. A travel moment that changed my life    re•cess — noun 1. temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity. We often travel to see beautiful sights, have the opportunity to enjoy authentic experiences, and satisfy…

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Suit Yourself – Customize to Your Preferences

By Carol Rowland / January 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Suit Yourself – Customize to Your Preferences

As we look at future travels, creating a trip that really connects with your preferences is an area to focus on. I like to ask my clients about their hobbies and interests, so I can help tailor their experience. Often they will hesitate or just mention some basic things, but the deeper we can go…

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Leftovers…Travel tips and ideas

By Carol Rowland / December 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Leftovers…Travel tips and ideas

It’s time for my annual leftovers article, which is a collection of various tips and ideas that I’ve collected throughout the year… Leftovers…Travel tips and ideas Check the taxi meter and know the meter rate starting price. Every city has a taxicab rate chart, showing the starting cost for a taxi ride and the cost…

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Learning about new destinations and experiences for you

By Carol Rowland / July 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Learning about new destinations and experiences for you

This week I’m busy with some virtual networking so I’m sharing a bit of insight into one way I learn about interesting experiences and lovely hotels… Networking for knowledge and insight I’m spending most of this week and next week conducting one-on-one virtual meetings with some of the folks in the travel trade from Ireland.…

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More Ways to Get Extras – Amenity Programs

By Carol Rowland / June 13, 2018 / Comments Off on More Ways to Get Extras – Amenity Programs

Continuing from last week, I wanted to share more about the wonderful benefits available through some of the other programs I can tap into on your behalf… Other Amenity Programs Offered by Travel Agents Last week I described the Distinctive Voyages program that I’m going to be hosting for in August, and I wanted to…

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Goodies and Extras – Distinctive Voyages Amenities

By Carol Rowland / June 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Goodies and Extras – Distinctive Voyages Amenities

I’m very excited about the cruise that I will be taking to Alaska in August, where I’ll be sailing as a Distinctive Voyages host on Regent Seven Seas. I love Regent, which is an amazing cruise experience that is all inclusive – air, shore excursions, gratuities, wine, beer, and spirits are all included. Distinctive Voyages…

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Mind your own business – Travel Advisor Confidentiality

By Carol Rowland / March 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Mind your own business – Travel Advisor Confidentiality

A question commonly asked of travel professionals inspired my post today… Keep Your Info Confidential A few weeks ago, I compiled the stupid questions that have been asked of travel professionals; I gather those from other agent sources, and there was one that stood out as a very logical question to me: Is our relationship…

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