July 2006

In this issue...

OSSN Home
Destination: Bermuda
by Jim Langford
President's Message
by Gary Fee
It’s All “Geek” to Me
by Anita Balamane
Managing Your Travel Business
by John Hawkes
Have we Become too Informal
by Penney Rudicil
What’s the Essence of Selling
by Bob Abrames
Hey Travel Agents where
by Ken Hall
Selling Cruises
by John Hawkes
Selling Travel 101
by John Hawkes
Can this Trip be Saved
by John Hawkes
Travel Niches
by John Hawkes
Fams & Seminars

CHAPTER CHATS

Missouri
Memphis
Hawaii
Oregon



President's Message
You’ve taken the first steps in opening your home-based travel business.

Successful Travel Agents Practice "CANI"
By Gary M. Fee, OSSN President

You've taken the first steps in opening your home-based travel business. You now have business cards, a bank account, a host agency (or your own TRUE number and reservations set-ups) . . .

Now, what happens?

If you plan to survive for the long term, you must begin a career-long habit of continuing education -- reading travel books, attending supplier briefings and events, taking part in national and regional conferences, completing online courses, earning professional certifications, supporting your local OSSN chapter, and any other means of sharpening your travel selling and service skills.

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OSSN Home  |  Destination: Bermuda  |  President's Message  |  It's All All “Geek” to Me
Managing Your Travel Business |  Have we Become too Informal  |  What’s the Essence of Selling
Hey Travel Agents where  |  Selling Cruises  |  Selling Travel 101  |  Can this Trip be Saved
Travel Niches  |  Fams & Seminars  |  Chapter News