A Guide As to How You Can Meet and Even Exceed Your Travel Insurance Quota

When it comes to exceeding your travel insurance quota there are several tips worth paying heed to that can help you make thousands of dollars each month. Unless you know of the right way to sell your travel insurance policies you cannot hope to double your income. Many people that are engaged as sales people in the travel insurance business wonder if all the tales they hear of others just like them making six figure incomes are true or not.Well, the first thing you need to do is not only meet your travel insurance quota but also learn how to get more appointments with the right kind of clients and then learn what it takes to close the sales. It is important that if you want to exceed your quotas that you understand the true psychology behind being successful in selling travel insurance policies.

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The simple truth is that insurance sales agents by and large are a confused lot and even after spending years in the business they will still not have mastered the art of not only meeting their allocated quotas but exceeding them as well. The first thing that insurance must understand is that unless they care for their clients it will not be possible to meet their quotas let alone exceed them.It means that the insurance agent needs to put into practice all the promises the insurance company makes in their brochures and on the billboards which is the best way of inducing a customer to purchase their travel insurance from you. You should even look at meeting your quota as being an exercise similar to making burgers in the neighborhood fast food outlet or it can be thought of as being manufacturing a widget.You, as person selling travel insurance, will be pushed by your superiors to process maximum number of clients and to sell them everything that your company sells and to also ensure that you sell these policies right now. Someone once defined insanity as having the ability to do repetitive work with the expectation that results will be different each time.However, there are better ways to sell your policies than being a zombie. You need to look beyond the normal tried and trusted routines such as leaving your calling card with a prospective client and calling before holding an appointment with the client. These methods are not the most effective and they certainly won’t help you exceed your Travel insurance quota.

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What you may have to do in order to earn that fat six figure income is to do things in a manner that firstly makes sense to you and secondly offers you a chance to close the deal. You may even need to use software to teach you how to improve your sales presentations and to ensure that you presentation illustrates the benefits of your insurance policy in a way that is easy for the customer to understand.Only if you learn the tricks of the trade can you expect to have a realistic chance of meeting your quotas and even exceed them.

The New Face of Modern India in Travel & Tour

Today, India has the potential to become the Global Super Power. Now, India is the 2nd fastest growing economy in the world after China with the growth rate 8.5%, and by 2013 we will beat China and will be on the 1st Position. India is territorially a large country, geographically a peninsula with a strategically dominating view of three major seas which could potentially provide a basis to control ship traffic from the Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean by putting toll gates at the Malacca Straits, a long continuing civilization (over ten thousand years), a large and young population(average age of 29 years as compared to of China of 38 years, and Japan of 47 years)- which is termed as Demographic Dividend, and as proven inventors of cutting edge scientific discoveries in mathematics, astronomy, surgery and recently in high quality IT software. At present India has demonstrated innovative capacity in Chip design, Thorium reactors, Biotech, and pharmaceuticals.Travel & Tour is also the fastest growing industry in India. India tourism is gradually increasing every ending year. Nowadays, Indian people are traveling all around the world. The way of traveling by Indians is slightly different, preferring the luxury travel & tour.Organizers of the recent Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) in Ahmedabad conducted a survey among Gujarat attendees, and results showed a significant number of Indian tourists prefer luxury travel and accommodations.

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TTF found that one-third of those surveyed had an average travel budget of Rs 80,000 as reported by the Times of India. Foreign tourism departments in attendance have taken notice of this trend and are offering more options for Indian travelers seeking upscale opportunities.”Switzerland provides tourists an option of staying together in fully furnished homes or chalet with a kitchen where one can cook one’s own meals,” Swiss travel agent Puneet Sehgal told the news source. Sehgal also noted that at least 400 Indians choose Switzerland for group vacations each year.Japan has been focusing promotions towards Indian tourists, specifically for theme parks. One Japanese travel agent at the fair told the Times of India that Osaka’s Universal Studios is a major attraction for Gujarati.More than 15,000 people attended this year’s fair, including exhibitors from Egypt, China, Dubai, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and many other nations.Celebrations times for Travel Industry…Travel Magazine has been informed there has been an increase in Package Holiday bookings this year compared to last year even though we are still in a trick economic climate. High Street Travel agents such as First Choice and Thomas Cook are celebrating after people looking for Holiday Deals in September helped increase bookings this year by 75% compared to booking for holidays last September.Some of the leading travel agents like Lets Travel India have been offering value deal holidays to help increase trade after the industry predicted early this year that the travel industry could suffer due to the unstable economic growth in the UK.Some of the top selling destinations which have helped increase trade for travel agents have been Canary Islands, India Tour and Spain with people looking for cheap package holidays as a large number of families could not afford holidays last year.Wise holiday makers have been keeping an eye on travel agents such as Lets Travel India to search for cheap package holidays after the company announced they were slashing prices on a large number of their holidays, while other holiday makers have been booking their own cheap flights and booking hotels abroad via the internet reducing the cost of their holidays.It was feared that a large number of travel agents would see themselves left with thousands of unsold holidays but with holiday makers looking for cheap deals after leading travel agents were forced to reduce their package holiday prices, this fear has now been reduced and travel agents are now claiming most of their unwanted holidays for September have been sold.The Indian travel industry is doing well with Indian flights. After having suffered from a somewhat slow season in 2008-2009, once again India is leading travel industry to the front, taken lime light and is seeing a growth in its travel industry of what is expected to be between 5-6% & 1-1.5% higher than the global average.

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There are two reasons behind this boom: one is the upcoming Commonwealth Games being hosted in Delhi in October & 2nd one is the Indian government efforts to boost the travel industry through improvements to international travel services and accommodation. This includes the completion of Terminal 3 of Delhi’s International Airport. The terminal is now the sixth largest in the world with a capacity for 37 million passengers per year. For the tourist and business travelers, this means shorter queues, more comfortable lounge areas, plenty of shops and increased flight offerings from UK airports including Birmingham, Belfast International and direct from London Heathrow as airlines bolster the number of Delhi-bound flights.In anticipation for the Commonwealth Games, the Indian government has also been giving the city of Delhi itself a major facelift; to such a point that professionals within the travel industry are anticipating that Delhi is quickly becoming a top contender as a one of the major travel destinations for world tourists.Of course, with all of this attention focused on India, destination-bound airlines and hotels are offering tempting fares and fabulous budget accommodation prices for Delhi bound tourists and business travelers – both in October during the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi and beyond.

How to Find the Best Cheap Air Tickets

For the last three years or so I’ve been a nomad, in exile from my home country of England. Back in 2006 while travelling through Mongolia I met a pretty young local lady in a bar. We spent the night drinking far, far too much and speaking to each other in French (I spoke no Mongolian, and at the time she was visiting home from her masters degree course in French language somewhere in Paris).I stayed in Mongolia for a month, during which time I spent as much time as possible with Ogi, the Mongolian girl, and for the next two years I visited her in France and Mongolia several times before we eventually realised we were made for each other.Unfortunately we were at the mercy of our respective countries visa regulations. As a Mongolian Ogi would find it difficult to gain residency in the UK, and as an Englishman I can only visit Mongolia for two months at a time. While both of us are employed in good jobs, neither of us has much in the way of the sort of skills required to obtain work overseas.So, for the last three years we’ve lived as nomads around Asia, living in each country until our visas expire. We spend a month at a time in China, four months at a time in Thailand, weeks in Laos, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Macao. When we reach our visa deadline we catch a train, bus or flight to the next country and start all over again. It’s tiring, to say the least, but it’s an interesting life and, most importantly, I get to live it with the love of my life by my side.

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The only problem, though, is the high cost of flights between countries. At least five times a year we need to take a flight, and between the two of us the cost would account for more than half of our income if we couldn’t find a way to find cheap air tickets.Fortunately, in our years of travel we’ve learned a few tricks of the trade to keep the costs down. The first, of course, is to shop around as if your life depends on it. Travel agents often promote different fares throughout the year as each destination hits its peak and off-peak seasons. If you hit the sweet spot you can find some incredible deals.For thrifty shoppers the Internet is an invaluable tool. Flight comparison sites gather price data from hundreds of ticket vendors, and finding the lowest fare is as easy as clicking a mouse. I never book a flight without first checking a flight comparison site – not even if the flight I’m looking at is already marked as a ‘discount’ flight. Just because the price has been reduced doesn’t mean someone else hasn’t discounted it even further.Second, keep an eye out for travel coupon codes. Travel agents and other ticket vendors often release coupon codes to promote a destination that’s been undersold, and if you have a sharp eye you could get a whopping 10% (or more, if you’re really lucky) off the cost of your flight.Finally – and this one may seem a little mercenary – if you’re flexible as to the destination you may consider travelling to a destination that has recently suffered some sort of disaster (bear with me, it gets better).Let me give you an example. In late 2011 Thailand suffered from its worst flooding in half a century. Parts of Bangkok were submerged, my own home in Chiang Mai was knee deep in water and hundreds lost their lives. As I write this in January 2012 I’m back in Bangkok after two months of travelling. The water is long gone, but the hotels are quiet. Tourists have, for a little while at least, lost confidence in the country, and they’re staying away. They have no reason to – it’s the dry season now, and flooding is pretty much impossible – but for the next few months the flights to Thailand will be discounted and hotels will lower their rates.

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While it may seem cruel to profit from tragedy, tourism is just what the doctor ordered. After any major event such as this the economy is shaken, and the best gift you could give is a little of your tourist money.So:Check flight comparison sites
Keep an eye out for travel coupon codes
Stay flexible with your destinationIf you follow these rules you’re sure to find cheap air tickets.

Cheap Travel Websites – The Best of the Best

Over the years travel websites like Orbitz have changed the game of travel. Or so people think. The truth of the matter is, most travel agents (at least the good ones) laugh at a lot of these websites. Why? Simply put, those sites have no brains behind them. They simply show you what you request, and don’t think of different routes to try or places where it could buy a wholesale fare. That’s why I want to take a few minutes and show the travel websites that will get you cheap flights.

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Kayak.com As a travel agent, many of us would use this website as the index for what people would expect to pay for a flight. Of all the travel websites out there, Kayak was the only one we measured against. I always recommend this site to people in a rush.Vayama.com A trade secret, though not for much longer. Unlike many other travel website, this one has access to wholesale fares, and you will often find flights here cheaper than anywhere else. The catch? These special fares are usually only worthwhile on international trips.Wholesalers. While this isn’t one website, it’s worth it to search for the term “airline consolidators.” This is an age old industry trick, where you buy at wholesale and sell at retail. The secret is leaking out; many companies are getting smart and selling directly to consumers. Call them up for a quote and compare it against your travel agent’s price: this tells you how much they make if you buy with them.

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Travelocity.com/lastminutedeals. As I mentioned earlier, most of the big cheap travel websites don’t offer much value, but I have used Travelocity’s last minute deals page on several trips.Swabiz.com This gives you access to Southwest Airlines web only fares. Probably the best website for cheap travel. Seriously.

Barrier-Free Travel Tips – Finding the Right Travel Agent

Do you need really need a travel agent to plan your next vacation? The answer is a qualified yes, especially if you have access needs. Although booking a flight these days is a relatively simple procedure; people who need wheelchair-accessible lodging, ground transportation or other accommodations, may benefit from working with a qualified professional. Finding the right travel agent can be a real trick though; so here are a few tips to help you along the way.· Make sure your travel agent is a true accessible travel expert. If they claim to hold some certification or professional membership, ask how many hours of training or experience it entailed. Some agents become “experts” after a quick afternoon seminar.· Although you want to find an expert, beware of any agent who claims to be an expert in everything. It’s virtually impossible for any one agent to be a true expert in every type of accessible travel. That old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”, applies here.

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· Ask any prospective agent if they have booked trips for other people with your same disability. Ask them how many clients they have handled with your disability, not how long they have been doing it. Remember, a travel agent could be in business for many years, yet still have not had that many clients.· Ask friends who share your same disability if they have any travel agent recommendations. Remember to also ask about the trips they booked with their recommended agent.· Ask your prospective agent for references, but don’t totally rely on them. Remember, almost anyone can pretend to be a reference.· If you have a specific destination or trip in mind, ask about the agent’s experience with it. Some agents only specialize in a few destinations, so try and find someone with an expertise in your top choices.· Some agencies advertise that they are “owned and operated by a person with a disability”. Although there’s nothing wrong with stating that fact, be wary if that’s the agent’s only qualification. Just because someone is disabled, doesn’t automatically mean they’re knowledgeable about accessible travel.· If your travel agent claims non-profit status in advertisements, then ask about the services the agency provides for the community. If the best answer the agent can come up with is, “We negotiate good deals on travel,” then you may be dealing with a non-profit in name only. Remember, operating a non-profit organization doesn’t necessarily guarantee altruistic motives.

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· Be wary of travel agents who don’t travel. Ask them how long it’s been since their last trip or ship inspection.· Ask some trial questions to test the agent’s knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A true specialist should be aware of basic access regulations.· Last, but not least, don’t be afraid to eliminate anyone you just don’t like. After all, this is a personal service. You don’t have to become best friends with your travel agent, but you do need to maintain a cordial working relationship.