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#TWChats 2018-07-18: Power of #Travel Sellers

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A1: Passionate travel experts! #TWchats

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Let's start the chat! Q1: Describe your approach to travel in 3 words. #TWchats

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Q2: Bucket-list bonus: Tweet a new or unusual vacation option that you've been suggesting to travelers this year. #TWchats via @TWrtobin

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A2: Wellness all-inclusives. Healthy travel and all-inclusive resorts aren’t mutually exclusive anymore! #TWchats https://t.co/5rTCryyCWX

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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders This was taken in Cinque Terre, Italy! - Matthew #TWChats

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Q3: What is one of the biggest myths about travel agents and/or travel planning (& why is it wrong)? #TWchats

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A3: Myth: Travel agents cost you more than planning a trip DIY. The fact of the matter is, you really do need a great travel agent if you want to save the most money and make the greatest memories on your vacation. #TWchats

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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders Why do you think this myth has so much traction? #TWchats

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RT @TravelLeadersDU: A3: Biggest myth about travel agents: I can do it myself. A great travel agent has experience and can provide insight…

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Q4: Give a shout out to your favorite travel agent. Bonus points for why they're so helpful! #TWchats via @mindypoder

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A4: We ❤️ all 5,000+ of our agents! #TWchats

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Q5: Think back: Tell us how you got into the travel business: How did you catch the travel bug? #TWchats @TravelAgeWest

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A5: Travel Leaders-branded franchise travel agencies can trace its beginnings to 1984 as the Carlson franchise system "Ask Mr. Foster" Travel, which itself was North America's first travel agency chain established in 1888. #TWchats

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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders Love that! Before "Ask Jeeves" there was "Ask Mr. Foster." #TWchats

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Q6: From recommendations to in-destination info to welcome-home outreach: What do you do for your clients that makes you stand out from the competition? #TWchats

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A6: Our motto is to serve before, during and after the journey! Our agents take this to heart and make sure to get you the best deals before you leave, insider-tips for during and follow up conversations upon return home. #TWchats

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Q7: Travel pros give their clients invaluable advice. What's one top tip you tell your #cruising clients? #TWchats via @HALpartnerSHIPS

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A7: Arrive in the homeport a day ahead. So even if your travel gets delayed, there’s no worry about missing the ship. It’s a great opportunity to start your vacation early and explore. #TWChats

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Q8: Now tweet a general piece of travel advice (or travel-business advice) you find yourself saying often. #TWchats

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A8: Be sure to apply for TSA PreCheck, CLEAR or Global Entry. Travelers who enroll in one of these services spend less time in line. This small commitment saves time and stress upon arrival at the airport. #TWChats

mindypoder
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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders PreCheck and Global Entry are the best. If you travel often and don't have these, why? #TWchats

LoveShackVaca
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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders There will NEVER be an online booking engine that cares about your vacation as much our agents do.

#TWchats #ItsPersonal

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RT @RoyalCaribbean: A8: Get out there and explore. After all, your free time won’t schedule itself. #TWchats

📸: Crew Ambassador, Sheldon S…

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Q9: What is the biggest #travel challenge you face in 2018, and how are you handling it? #TWchats via @TWtravelnews

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A9: One of the biggest travel challenges is spreading the word that travel agents are invaluable and here to stay. We’re spreading the word through our #YearOfTheTravelAgent campaign #TWChats https://t.co/VkdgIH0f2T

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Q10: What has been the smartest question a client has asked you (and what was your answer)? #TWchats

DanaHFreeman
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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders @AmaWaterways Maybe there is a suite big enough for all of us :) #TWChats

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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders @DanaHFreeman The more the merrier! We would love to welcome you on board! #TWChats

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A10: Why is booking with you more beneficial than if I booked with an online company? I tell them because of our connections with suppliers & they have my direct email & phone. In emergencies, I’m there to help them immediately alter their plans. #TWChats

lauren_bylauren
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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders The eternal city! #twchats

RoyalCaribbean
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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders The hardest. #TWChats

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Q11: Tweet an app, program or piece of equipment that you lean on constantly for travel planning. #TWchats

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A11: https://t.co/5qj7LX4TpC. It is a place we direct clients to learn more about destinations and travel experiences and find the perfect travel agent for them. #TWChats

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Q12: Let's do YOU time: If you could travel anywhere or with any travel company, what would you choose and why? #TWchats

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A12: We are very excited about river cruising this year and ocean cruising, too, with all the new ships. We love the tours that provide for both guided and independent time, too #TWChats

lauren_bylauren
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replying to @TravelLeaders @TravelLeaders How did u know one of my fave films? #twchats

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