Please join me on January 31st at the Lotte New York Palace for the Virtuoso Difference, New York 2019.
This is an opportunity to not only learn first hand about the career path of a luxury travel advisor, but also discover why the best in the business choose to affiliate with the Virtuoso network.
On this day, 200 years ago, a Christmas carol debuted that would go on to earn the intangible cultural heritage status by UNESCO and become one of the best selling singles of all time.
The song - first performed in the town of Oberndorf, outside of Salzburg, Austria - beautifully sums up the spirit of Christmas…
I awoke just as our plane was beginning its descent into Chile and peaked out of the window to the sun rising over the Andes mountains.
It was a breadthtaking sight — as if God was whispering, “Good morning, Michael. Welcome to Chile.”
And in that moment, I knew that this was going to be the trip of a lifetime.
When I decided to first dip my toe into the digital nomad scene in April 2017, the three leading remote work groups all happened to be Lima, Peru, at the same time.
This blog post is a comparison of those three groups, based on overall vibe, group size, cost, and commitment level.
Having spent the better part of this year exploring remote reaches of the globe - often without the conveniences nor safety of modern, civilized society - I realize just how fortunate I am to be American.
So in celebration of the birth of our country today, I am grateful for just how good we have it here in America.
I didn't have any expectations going into Iguazu.
Yes, it was one of the new seven natural wonders of the world... And yes, it was the largest waterfall system on the planet. But still, it was just a waterfall to me.
Little to did I know how much of an impression these falls would have on me...
There is more opportunity than ever to work remotely.
Becoming a travel agent is one of many professional paths that allows you to work remotely... and one, in particular, that actually encourages you to travel abroad!
Having worked remotely ourselves for many years now, we've learned a few tricks of the trade to keep us at our most productive while abroad.
For as far back as I could remember, I always wanted to visit the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia's Great Natural Wonder...
With 1,500 different types of fish and more than 600 varieties of coral species, it's the most extensive reef system in the world...
So large, that it's even visible from outer space!
2018 is a great year to pursue a career in travel.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, tourism created approximately 14 million jobs in the United States last year and one in five jobs worldwide.
And that trend is expected to continue.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It is my wish for you that this holiday season bring peace, joy, and the promise of a year ahead full of new beginnings and plenty of adventure.
Depending on who you ask, the answer to the question, "what is the happiest job in America," varies dramatically.
According to Oprah, travel agent is among the top 4 happiest jobs in America.
The other happiest jobs in America...
So you’re thinking about starting a travel agency from home.
Congratulations! You’re one step closer toward location independence and a lucrative lifestyle business (read: six figure income) doing something that you love.
In this blog post, we’re going to review everything you need to know about becoming an independent travel agent...
Today, I am reminded of the values of freedom, adventure, and entrepreneurship that we hold so dearly here at Rollinglobe.
While observing America's Independence Day, I realized that these values are in fact inherited from our fore fathers and mothers, who risked so much to build this land of freedom and opportunity.
While many believe the travel agent to be a thing of the past, the truth is, travel agents are alive and well, and represent one out of every three travel bookings in the United States.
That said, today's travel travel advisor has undergone massive evolution, as new technologies have emerged and online travel agencies have commoditized much of the market.
Successful travel advisors combine the personalized service that consumers have come to love with a number of useful apps and digital trip planning tools to stay ahead of the competition.
She is Not Lost is an online community that aims to inspire and encourage female solo travelers.
We caught up with the founder, Carina, to hear about how she grew her Instagram audience to over 100,000 followers and the strategies she uses to market and sell her adventures via Instagram.
So how exactly do travel agents get paid?
In this blog post, we review the primary sources of income for travel agents, as well as discuss the perks of working in the industry, including how to get access to heavily discounted and even free travel opportunities.
Generally speaking, travel agents earn a combination of three sources of income.
Whether you are starting your own travel agency from scratch or becoming an independent agent of an existing host agency, the journey you are about to embark upon is very much akin to starting your own business.
In both cases, you have full control of when and where you work.
Each scenario also provides you with the highest earning potential available to travel agents...
The New York Times Travel Show is back in town this January 27-29.
And for the third year in a row, I am leading the Focus on Young Travel Professionals with my friends at Millennials in Travel.
This year is going to be the best yet and I would like to personally invite you to join.
From our family to yours, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.
Here's to a 2017 filled with new adventures, bountiful prosperity, loving relationships, and many more miles traveled!
We know what you're thinking...
Travel agent!? Why would I spend more money to book my trip with a travel agent when I can take care of everything I need with Google, TripAdvisor, and Expedia?
Well, the truth is, booking with a travel agent is not going to cost you more money. Quite the opposite, actually...