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Travel Deals – 3 Ways to Save

If you’re planning a trip in the near future to Iceland, you probably want to save some money on your upcoming trip. Since we all don’t want to pay top dollar, I wanted to give you some tips on how you can save a few extra bucks on your trip.

Be old school: When I say this, I mean head down to your travel agent’s office, and see what kind of deals you can get. Take those deals, and see if you can do any better on the Internet. If you can, go back, and see if they can beat them, or if you wish, head to the Internet first, and then go to the agent’s office after. It’s still a great way to save money.

Be flexible: When traveling to somewhere like Iceland, know when to travel. If you’re flexible, you’ll find that you’ll be able to get a better deal. Your best days to fly are generally Tuesday, and Wednesday. If you can fly on these days, or during the off season, you can easily save 40-50% right there on your plane tickets, as well as the hotel.

Try services like Triple A: If you’re part of Triple A, see what they can do for you in terms of travel. They could potentially hook you up with a vacation package that works for you, or they can give you something that gives you an Triple A discounts. Triple A discounts are great, and if you don’t have a membership, you may want to consider one!

Try these 3 killer tips when you’re looking to save on a trip like Iceland, or anywhere else.

 

YTB Travel – An Honest Review of Your Travel Biz

YTB Travel is an internet-based travel booking service. Because travel is a 7 trillion dollar industry, this makes it a very viable business opportunity. Stocks may be taking a dive, but make no mistake, people are still taking vacations.

So what are some things to consider with YTB travel? First, there is the cost. YTB Travel has a $500 fee to join, which, by comparative standards, is not very expensive at all. However, this only enables you to become a marketing representative, which means you can sell online travel agencies, enroll referring travel agents (RTA’s), and sponsor other reps. You can also earn commission on personal online travel agency sales, but you do not receive travel credentials and cannot sell travel. For a monthly fee of $49.95, you may now be considered an RTA, and are qualified to do all of the above, including book travel and receive commissions on all travel bookings. This is done trough your personal website.

Beyond this, YTB travel has levels of earning, which all depend on how many people you sponsor into this company. It starts with three people. You must sponsor three people, and then you are qualified to earn 50% commission on their sales. This is considered the 1st team. Your first team is not complete until you have 6 active RTA’s either sponsored by you or members of your first team.

Now you qualify for the power team. This is only accomplished when every one you now sponsor gets their own 1st team completed. As you can see, it is becoming confusing, and you will ultimately need 40 people in this equation to earn the power team commission, which is $50 for direct sales, and $50 for power team. Whoopee.

Now, there is a $10,000 dream commission bonus, but hold on to your hat, you will need 100 active RTA’s in your organization to qualify. If you have never done internet marketing, this is a virtual impossibility. Just sponsoring 100 people takes time, let alone 100 people who will be active in your organization. Based on the 80-20 rule, (20 percent of the people do 80 percent of the work), you will need to sponsor 500 people for you to receive this lovely $10,000 bonus. In other words, you will never see that bonus.

Aside from this pay structure disaster, (and this is just a basic version. The actual plan outlined on their website is very complicated and virtually un-obtainable), YTB travel has major legal trouble. California is currently suing YTB travel for allegedly operating a pyramid scheme. If found guilty, YTB will face fines and restitution in excess of $25 million. More than 90 people have filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Illinois in regard to YTB travel, saying the company misled them with offers of inflated earnings. A quick check on this publicly traded company shows the stock price as of October 6 2008 to be .51, down from a yearly high in April of $4.18. The numbers speak for themselves. Stay away from this company until things are sorted out. I’m not saying they can’t come back and be better, but right now is not the time to invest in a sinking ship.

This is a review of only one company in the travel industry that is internet based, and is by no means meant to scare you off from pursuing such a venture. Quite the opposite, travel is still a booming industry and is absolutely a fantastic vehicle to start your business. If you are interested in a company that will allow you to travel year round with no restrictions, and offer you a simple, yet ingenious payplan of straight commissions of $500 and $1,000 starting with your very first sale, no other qualifications needed, then you need to look no further than Global Resorts Network.

Global Resorts is the marketing arm of a well established company that has been offering vacation memberships for over 22 years, with a clean record and high rate of customer satisfaction. Do your Due Diligence, and research our website below to find out a much simpler and more profitable way to earn money and travel the world in style. Get in touch and we’ll give you straight talk, and the bottom line numbers you want to know about. You owe it to yourself to explore this option now before you let it slip by and then months from now hear how a friend of yours is doing “so well” n their new Global Resorts Business.

Travel Agent Career – How To Become A Travel Agent

Searching for a travel agent career? Well look no further my friend this article is going to teach you everything you need to know including exactly how to become a travel agent without ever having to leave the house!

If you’ve been searching for a career as a travel agent you’re probably in it for more than the money. You are the adventurous type you want to get out to see the world but the money is always nice. So not only are you going to become one but you’re also going to learn how to capitalize on this ever growing and expanding industry.

Did you know that the travel industry is now a $7 trillion dollar a year industry? Crazy right? Well it is, in fact travel related searches are the #1 searched subject on the internet. Needless to say there is a lot of opportunity out there for anyone searching for this type of career. Now in your quest to learn how to become a travel agent there are a few things you want to ask yourself.

First of all do you want to work for someone else?

You know have a j.o.b. (just over broke), be tied down, and only be able to experience those travel benefits once or twice a year. Or do you want to be your own boss and run your own travel business.

If you’re like me you want to own your own business and that’s a very smart choice so pat yourself on the back.

Picture yourself at home or at your favorite exotic destination and getting paid for it! That’s just a little piece of the freedom you’ll get to taste when you decide to learn how to become a travel agent and start your own travel agent career.

So if you want to learn how the first thing I would suggest is starting your own travel business. It may sound hard but it’s really not there are plenty of companies and plenty of people out there who are more than willing to show you the ropes and get you started in your own home based travel business.

In closing, work smart not hard. You can do it, I know you can. Finding the right career for you may seem hard at first but if you can grasp the concept of starting your own travel business you’ll be excited you figured out how to become a travel agent, not only one but your own CEO!