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Stephanie Lee
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Sometimes presents comes wrapped up in your inbox! Check out this link, http://goo.gl/jkyuwd, to get free travel agent forms to help streamline communications with your clients! What’s included?

1. Travel Interest Survey (Pre-Trip): Get the jump on your client’s expectations and travel preferences. (Where, When, Budget)

2. Trip Details Confirmation (Post Booking): Make sure your clients understand CRUCIAL information in order to prevent a possible travel disaster. (Visas, Passports, Travel Insurance)

3. Vacation in Review (Post-Trip): Get your clients’ summary of their trip for easy and informal research on destinations you haven’t visited and to help build rapport and loyalty among clients.
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+DilharaAK Deraniyagala No problem, enjoy!
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I’m so honored that GBTA announced my article, http://goo.gl/PzaDI1, as the 2016 GBTA Ladders Blog Winner! I talk a little about riding the rocky waves of life and how going with the flow helped me turn a tough situation into a business-building opportunity for Host Agency Reviews. #business #leadership #disability #inspiration
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Hey +Deidre Harvey , so glad you found me! :) Want to drop me a line at hello@hostagencyreviews.com and we can see if we can get your questions answered?
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Our latest article, http://goo.gl/1E1T0K, will help you decide if your agency’s social media marketing is in need of makeover. Read to discover:
* Where your client demographic hangs out online,
* How to make your business pages visually appealing
* Examples from travel agents that we think are doing it right.
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Are you missing the company of coworkers? Take a look at http://goo.gl/k6Si0o to find resources for travel-industry entrepreneurs to build supportive work communities. (Hint: It’s much better than water cooler gossip!)
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Hey friends! Take our quiz on Franchise Host Agency vs. Host Agency model:  http://goo.gl/ROnWpQ  

Thought this might be helpful for agents who are considering what route to go when starting a travel agency. The article reviews the different business models and walks the reader through things to consider when making the decision.
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So can't wait for the +Adventure Travel Trade Association's World Summit in #Alaska this September!

If you're looking to join the fun, but need a bit more dough to do it, here's a few scholarship opportunities: goo.gl/otJMYK (Thanks to Visit #Greenland for sponsoring it!)
(SEATTLE) April 13, 2016 – In order to foster innovative and meaningful growth of the adventure travel industry and to provide financial support to early-stage adventure tourism enterprises, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA, www.adventuretravel.biz) launched their annual Tour Operator
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GBTA announced my latest article, http://goo.gl/EzAA7d, is the 2016 Global Business Travel Association Ladders Blog winner! Yay!

Check out how I turned a very difficult personal situation into a way to grow my business. I get fancy with science, discussing how developing neuroplasticity (and the ability to adapt to unpredictable situations) led to successful strategizing for Host Agency Reviews. Hope you enjoy!
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Host Agency Review's most recent article, http://goo.gl/vdPTNc, shows how you can use your borderline social media addiction to your advantage! Read on to discover easy ways to make your social media pages more engaging, and check out a few agents that we think are doing it right. It even has a quiz that will show you where your potential are most likely to hang out on the internet.
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+Peggy Hansen well, I'm not sure if this will ease your mind or not but know that it's perfectly normal to feel so overwhelmed! This article /video might help you add some structure to what you're looking for, and help make t less overwhelming: http://hostagencyreviews.com/tips-on-how-to-find-the-best-travel-host-agency/
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Working alone? Check out http://goo.gl/WC1wHr to explore resources for travel entrepreneurs to create a supportive work community! Our latest article offers tips on how to pick a networking group and provides lists of free online forums in the travel industry.
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Check out our first ever quiz on Host Agency Reviews!: http://goo.gl/9UG2sF

Don’t worry. There’s no way to fail! The article (and quiz) walks agents through the sometimes mind-boggling decision of whether or not to join a host agency or to purchase a travel agency franchise. This article will shed some light on the matter!
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The +Adventure Travel Trade Association's World Summit is coming up in #Alaska this September and they just released some info on scholarships I thought I'd share: http://goo.gl/R1ayR5

Not sure if anyone has ever attended an ATTA World Summit but I've found their events really great for networking and getting to know small tour operators and others who care about the impact tourism has on the environment and local people.

We'll maybe see you there! :)
(SEATTLE) April 13, 2016 – In order to foster innovative and meaningful growth of the adventure travel industry and to provide financial support to early-stage adventure tourism enterprises, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA, www.adventuretravel.biz) launched their annual Tour Operator
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Oh yes, the first signs of spring! Crocus blooms, daffodil blossoms... I'm so excited!!! #SpringHasSprung
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Specialist in Host Agency Sector | Travel Professionals
Employment
  • Host Agency Reviews℠
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Travel Quest
    Director, 2007 - 2012
  • C.A.L.M. Uganda
    Teacher, 2005 - 2006
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education
    Outdoor Educator, 2004 - 2005
  • Youth League Tennis
    Tennis Instructor, 2003 - 2005
  • Guided Discoveries
    Science Instructor, 2003 - 2004
  • Mt. Crested Butte
    Liftee (yeah!), 2003
  • Alternative Youth Adventures
    Field Instructor, 2002 - 2003
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Connect travel agents + host agencies. Help people start their travel biz. Lover of travel, writing, and the stars.
Introduction
I run a quaint little B2B website for travel agents called Host Agency Reviews.  It's like the Yelp for a home based travel agent looking for a host agency.  

I try to live life to it's fullest.  I am insatiably curious.  I love to travel, love my pup, and find the power of the web and online social connections fascinating. 

I write, I read, I daydream.  I do it not only because I enjoy it, but because it keeps my creative spirit vibrant and sparkling!  

In the summer you'll find me playing tennis or walking around with my sidekick.  When the cold sets in, I jump for joy and grab my snowshoes and skis, my snow-loving dog in tow.

Most of my posts are on travel, happenings in the travel agent world, science (especially space), technology, nature, marketing, pups, social media, and of course the day-to-day happenings of my dog, Rigel.  The rest of the posts?  Your guess is as good as mine. 

Oh, yes.  Let's get the elephant out of the room.  No, travel agents aren't dead.  They're still alive, kicking, and are quite relevant to today's travelers' needs... you should consider using one!

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Did you meet Rigel when he was a pup? I survived.
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Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN - Crested Butte, CO - Idyllwild, CA - Saratoga, CA - Monticello, MN - Kira, Uganda - St. Joseph, MN - Piermont, NH
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