by Richard D’Ambrosio
The trend of travel agents striking out on their own has accelerated dramatically in the past 10 years, leading to a rise in agents working from home, or with a partner or two. But the pressure of being a solo entrepreneur is hard to overcome sometimes.
That’s why The Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE) is seen by many in the travel industry as something apart when it comes to supporting the growing cohort of home-based agents.
Travel Market Report spoke with participants at GIFTE’s 2017 Book More Travel Workshop (Feb. 9-10) to try to understand what it is that makes their business model and workshop so unique, and crucial to staying motivated to succeed.