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ILT IFC 728 x 90 February 2019
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Gifted Travel Network

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(24 reviews)
425 E. Statesville Avenue, Suite 101
Mooresville, NC, 28115, United States
1-704-585-7732

Host Agency Information

In Business Since
2013
Average Yearly Sales Volume
$10 - $24 Million
Number of Independent Agents
200 - 500
Program for New Agent Training
Yes
Education Programs for Agents
Yes
Are Leads Offered for Agents?
No
Do You Offer an Accounting System for Agents?
No
Do You Offer a CRM Program for Agents?
Yes
Is Air Ticketing Available for Agents?
Yes
Is a GDS Offered for Agents?
Yes (GDS Name: Sabre)
Is a Website Building Tool or Website Available for Agents?
No
Is Direct Access to Owners of Your Host Agency Available?
Yes
Are Marketing Tools and Assets Available for Agents?
Yes
Is Booking Technology Available for Agents?
Yes
Consortia Membership(s)
Virtuoso
Association Membership(s)
ASTA, CLIA, IATA, PATH
Is Hosting Available for International Agents (Outside of the United States)?
No

Program Information and Media

Information About Company / Programs and Structure for Independent Agents

At Gifted Travel Network we are proud to be different than most other host agencies! Our goal is to provide an environment where travel entrepreneurs thrive. You have your own brand, your own clients and serve your ideal client! We aren’t here to put lots of rules and restrictions in your path, but to provide guidance to help you achieve your goals.

 

We’re Here for Experienced Agents

If you are an experienced agent who loves working in the travel business and wants to achieve even greater success, we are here for you! We have some of the most generous hosting plans in the industry and provide cutting-edge content on marketing and client attraction. We are big enough to offer top level commissions from suppliers, yet small enough to really know you.  And we do get to know you! Our agency community readily shares information and supports one another. And everyone benefits from content provided by our amazing business coaches.

 

And for Those Just Getting into the Industry

If you love travel and are exploring options for starting a career as a travel agent, you need our Travel MBA program. The Travel Marketing & Business Academy (MBA) is different from every other travel agent training program out there because you receive extensive guidance and coaching in addition to our recently updated e-learning modules. We teach you how to build your own business in a way that is profitable and rewarding. We don’t focus on product education, but on business and marketing theories. And when you have questions, there is an experienced mentor who will help you. This isn’t an agent that helps out when she has time, but a true mentor and coach dedicated to the program and your success. It is really easy to start a travel business but succeeding is much harder. We will show you the way to build a business that allows you to live the laptop lifestyle.  Learn more at www.GetYourTravelMBA.com.

Awards and Recognitions

 
The GTN Management Team:
  

(Pictured left to right:  Meredith Hill, Co-Founder & President; Vanessa McGovern, Co-Founder & CEO; Jen Cochrane, Co-Founder & COO; Sandy Saburn, Director of Sales; Lisa Fletcher, Director of Education)

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Reviews For Gifted Travel Network

  • Irwin Shires
    It is a very common misconception that a burgeoning independent travel agency, and the individuals driving them into entrepreneurial success, need to "conform" to the requirements of a Host ...
    (5.00)
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  • Benef Verell
    About two months ago I went to the GTN offices to meet with Meredith and Vanessa for a business development consultation half day. I was almost complete with the year long Travel MBA ...
    (5.00)
    2
    0
  • Joseph James
    My wife literally spent hours and hours reviewing host agencies. When she had finally narrowed it down to two options - a franchise model and the Gifted Travel Network - I had the credit ...
    (5.00)
    0
    0
  • Helen Rees
    I transitioned from the finance industry to Travel just over a year ago and have been very impressed with GTN from the start. They are extremely innovative, always looking for new programs ...
    (5.00)
    2
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  • Candius Stearns
    Such an empowering staff! This agency has all the product and vendor relationships, but the most important part of being with GTN is the entrepreneurial suppport and marketing you receive ...
    (5.00)
    1
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  • Margie Lieb
    This is the best host agency. Their support is fabulous. They are all about not being a travel hobbyist and everything they do is in support of your growing a profitable travel business. ...
    (5.00)
    1
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  • Ashley Metesh-McCoy
    I was looking for a host agency that would inspire me to make the plunge into entrepreneurship and thankfully I found GTN, because they were just what I needed. The supportive community of ...
    (5.00)
    1
    0
  • Nancy B.
    I am so thrilled with the support and guidance I get from the Gifted Travel Network and its Travel MBA program in particular. I was new to the travel industry two years and feel so ...
    (5.00)
    3
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  • Pamela Siems
    Gifted Travel Network is more then just a host. They are family ready to help anyway they can. You are in amazing hands with this wonderful host.
    (5.00)
    1
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  • Laura F. Pankow
    I have seen the light! Being a travel agent that works from home, you can sometimes feel alone. I was blessed that I learned of Gifted Travel Network at a time when my business (and I) ...
    (5.00)
    1
    0
  • Shannon LeBlanc
    I never feel like I work alone after combining forces with Gifted Travel Network as my host agency. The support is hands down top notch. A professional team is always there to answer ...
    (5.00)
    0
    0
  • Halle Eavelyn
    I have been running a travel business for about a decade and recently branched out on my own. I stumbled across GTN on this website, and also interviewed several other companies. I am ...
    (5.00)
    0
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  • Margie Lieb
    If you take your travel business seriously and not a hobby - you need to be with GTN. They provide all the value of a host PLUS a fabulous community of other travel professionals who have ...
    (5.00)
    0
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  • Joan Qualls
    I was referred to GTN by a seasoned travel agent who recommended GTN to me as someone brand new in the industry. I have been absolutely WOWED by the support provided by GTN. I just ...
    (5.00)
    1
    0
  • Michelle Mendoza
    I was with a local host agency previously because I thought I would receive great support in my home town but it was just the opposite! I had already been a member of the GIFTE network and ...
    (5.00)
    0
    0
  • Denise Lorentzen
    GTN is a game changer. I was with a few of the bigger hosts and I can tell you that bigger is not always better. You are a person, not just another number with GTN. They truly care about ...
    (5.00)
    0
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  • Michael Pickens
    I joined GTN through the GIFTE Travel MBA program and I must say that my expectations have been exceeded. I was with another host previously who I had to continuously chase commission ...
    (5.00)
    0
    0
  • Celeste Auger Munshi
    GTN is more than just a host agency. It's a group of people that care about helping each other. We also get motivation and positivity beside all the operational needs that are required in ...
    (5.00)
    0
    0
  • Julie Johnston
    I am a new agent in the business. I was overwhelmed at my choices of host agencies when trying to find the right one for me. I interviewed many companies and read all the reviews. I knew ...
    (5.00)
    0
    0
  • Tammy Murphy
    Even though we had our own IATA, joining GTN has been the best decision we made. I have learned so much more than I can even list. Their encouragement, professionalism and leadership is ...
    (5.00)
    0
    0
  • Lisa Rossmeissl
    I started with GTN when they first opened their doors, making a switch from my previous host. Their support these past 3 years and 100% commission option have really allowed me to grow my ...
    (5.00)
    1
    0
  • Lisa Fletcher
    the Gifted Travel Network is THE answer for travel entrepreneurs who are looking to build their own brand, become an expert and be a part of an amazing community of like-minded ...
    (5.00)
    1
    0
  • Shirley Light
    This host welcomes you like family. You can pick up the phone or email anytime for a quick response. An emphasis on marketing and entrepreneurial training is in the forefront of GTN's ...
    (5.00)
    0
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  • Brianna Glenn
    Even though I am still very new to the travel industry, I decided to switch hosts and join GTN a few months ago. I have learned in my short time as a travel professional just how vital it ...
    (4.80)
    3
    0
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