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  1. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT Basic Building Blocks: Travel Training

  2. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT HISTORY AND CHANGES • Store front Travel Agencies have been reduced from over 120,000 to 20,000 since the early 1990’s • Airlines cut commissions in early 1990’s • Forced a change from “on-land” agencies to “on-line” agencies • Industry expected to grow from $6 Trillion to $10 Trillion in the next decade • Baby boomers are retiring at a rate of 1 every 8 seconds in the US alone • 70% of all travel is booked online

  3. HISTORYHOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT THE HOME BASED AGENT • Shifted from store to home • Ranks #1 among home based businesses • Internet has allowed it to be little overhead with unlimited growth potential • More freedom: earn when you want, earn what you want • Tax benefits of owning your own home-based business* *you should consult with a tax professional on this.

  4. HISTORYHOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT WHAT MAKES GT TRENDS UNIQUE? • Complete web-based travel website • One-of-a-kind customer acquisition program • Free 24/7 marketing via e-mails, banners, and on-line movies • Business website: recorded trainings, accounting software to track your business, training modules, live support, and live training calls!

  5. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT THE BENEFITS • Most common Travel Associations: ARC, CLIA, IATA, IATA/N, ASTA • We have ARC status • IATA/N is a status reserved for Full-Time Travel Agents: to qualify for this status, you must be employed by the agency for at least a year and earn at least $5,000 in travel commissions during that year. • ATAis an internal GT Trends designation that stands for Associate Travel Agent • Benefits are a courtesy, not a right so conduct yourself in a professional manner

  6. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT YOUR TRAVEL STORE http:// (yourusername) .gttrends.com Click on Member Log-In

  7. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT YOUR TRAVEL STORE If first time visiting your Travel Store, click on: Not a Member? Don’t use your ATA email. Fill out the customer registration. Only the fields marked with an * are required.

  8. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT YOUR TRAVEL STORE: Tracking your customers After clicking “Submit” You will then receive your customerusernameand password to be used when logging into your customer site. Your customers will then follow the same procedure and from that point on, yourcustomers & commissionswill be tracked every time they purchase travel.

  9. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT FAM: FAM NEWS After clicking on Fam News Subscription in your back office, Only fill out the fields that have an asterisk * next to them…

  10. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT FAM: FAM NEWS After registration, go to: www.famnews.com and enter the username & password that you created.

  11. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT GETTING STARTED • Explore your entire Travel Store • Use your customer acquistion program • Pass out business cards • Join Social and Networking Organizations • Use the GT Trends movie system to generate new leads! • Send out e-mails to all your friends and family

  12. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT GETTING STARTED: COMMISSIONS • As an ATA with GT Trends, you will receive 50%* of all the commission that you book with GT Trends. • Vendors by law must pay out all commissions earned to the agency by the end of the month following the conclusion of the trip. • GT Trends then pays out the commissions on the Monday following the first of the following month. *50% of the commission, not the gross.

  13. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT CREDENTIALS Click on the ATA Exam/Credentials link in your back office menu & take your exam. Click on the Credentials Application link to finish filling out your card info & upload your picture…

  14. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT CREDENTIALS: Your Photo Make sure the picture is 300 dpi & has a white background. (see example below) Click on the Browse button to upload your picture Use the crop feature in your photo program to get the photo into a square that is 300 pixels by 300 pixels.

  15. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT SUPPORT Click on Download Conference Calls under the Business Training Tab: Take advantage of all the training available in your back office! Click on Recorded Travel Presentations : All the tools and resources are available to you 24/7 to ensure your success in this incredible industry!

  16. HISTORY HOME BASED AGENT THE BENEFITS TRAVEL STORE FAMS GETTING STARTED CREDENTIALS SUPPORT SUPPORT: Free Travel Publications • Mail Pound:www.mailpound.com • Travel Weekly:www.travelweekly.com • Agent @ Home:www.agentathome.com • Travel Trade:www.traveltrade.com • GT Trends:GT Trends Travel Newsletters