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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
info@giftedtravelnetwork.com

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?
Yes
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: Apollo, Sabre, Non-GDS Booking Engines)
Is a Website Building Tool or Website Available for Agents?
Yes
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)
Travel Savers
Association Membership(s)
ASTA, CLIA, IATA, IATAN, 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

Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is a host agency that supports travel agents like you with a collaborative environment and the freedom to be your own brand. AT GIFTED TRAVEL NETWORK, OUR SOLE FOCUS IS YOUR SUCCESS. Whether you are new to the industry and looking for a comprehensive travel agent training program or a seasoned professional searching for the best commission split, GTN can provide you with the support and tools you need. GTN offers the most generous commission splits in the industry, including a 100% commission split with the industry's most affordable monthly fee. We believe that you work hard for your clients, and you deserve to keep as much commission as possible. The most successful people surround themselves with great support. At GTN, we believe customer service is of paramount importance, and you won’t wait for an answer on anything. We have created a nurturing, collaborative community of travel agents who are willing and ready to help each other. When you join GTN, you surround yourself with people who get you and want to see you succeed. Are you new to the travel industry? There has never been a better time to sell travel. Our Travel Marketing & Business Academy (Travel MBA) Program will teach you to build a lucrative and fulfilling travel business. The exceptional online curriculum paired with private coaching will put you on a fast track to success. We will teach you how to start your own business, build your brand, and attract your desired clientele. The Travel MBA Program is the most comprehensive travel agent training program available. Learn more at www.getyourtravelmba.com. GIFTED TRAVEL NETWORK BENEFITS:
Commissions
  • You select the commission level that is best for your business.
  • There are no sales thresholds to qualify for 100% commission.
  • You may change your commission level as your business grows.
  • Earn top-level preferred supplier commissions.
  • You choose who you want to book! (No penalties for booking non-preferred suppliers.)
Travel Agent Training for All Members
  • Weekly “Shop Talk” Webinar featuring suppliers and business tips
  • Monthly Marketing Expert Teleclasses (and hundreds of hours of recorded teleclasses)
  • Monthly Mentoring Call with Meredith (Q&A)
  • Quarterly Facebook/Social Media and Online Marketing Training
  • Recorded and live training on Clientbase, itinerary building tools and other resources
  • Invitation to GIFTE’s annual Book More Travel Workshop
  • Annual Gifted Travel Network Retreat
  • Access to awesome FAM opportunities
  • Weekly newsletter with business tips, supplier spotlights and more
  • Monthly Business Development Calls with Vanessa McGovern
Exclusive Travel MBA Program Benefits:
  • All the benefits of hosting with Gifted Travel Network at the 70% commission split, PLUS
  • Online modules – including videos, worksheets and more
  • Monthly virtual live classes on topics relevant to the success of your business
  • Exclusive Q&A call with Meredith
  • Nail Your Niche session with Meredith
  • Access to an experienced travel agent mentor
  • Weekly group coaching calls with your mentor
  • Certificate of completion
Marketing Resources & Tools:
  • Quick Start Marketing Kit
  • Online Marketing Center with customizable marketing pieces & other resources
  • TouchBase Email Marketing Program, customized and branded for you
  • Monthly Marketing Training (see above)
Agent Support & Technology:
  • E & O Insurance, included
  • IATAN and CLIA ID Cards, when qualified
  • Extremely responsive agent support team
  • Optional one-on-one mentoring/coaching program
  • Itinerary building tools, included
  • ClientBase CRM System, included
  • State-of-the-Art booking tools

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; Sarah Reedy, Client Care & Operations Manager)

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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)
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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  • 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)
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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)
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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)
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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)
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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)
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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)
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  • 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
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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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
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