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Kelly Cookes

Leisure Director of Advantage.

It’s all about the money!

  • 13 Mar 2024
  • Kelly Cookes

How can you add more to your bottom line as an owner of an independent travel business? Chief Commercial Officer Kelly Cookes explains how the commercial side of the travel agency world works – and shares some tips on how travel businesses can stay one step ahead of the game and maximise their earning potential.

How do you start your own travel business off the back of a global pandemic?

  • 16 Aug 2021
  • Kelly Cookes

Setting up a travel agency under a ‘managed branch’ model is becoming a more popular option for those thinking of realising their dreams and starting their own travel business. Kelly Cookes shares why now might just be the right time for you to 'start your own travel business'.

The value of joining a travel agent consortium

  • 25 Feb 2021
  • Kelly Cookes

Advantage Travel Partnership leisure director Kelly Cookes examines the benefits of joining a consortium and what travel agents should consider when it comes to making a decision.

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