Latest News & Blog

Sustainability: Small Business Impact

  • 02 May 2024
  • Millie Nunn

Sustainability in travel is crucial for protecting the environment, culture and local economies. It means making responsible choices to reduce harm to nature, support communities and keep destinations thriving for future travellers but what does this mean for SME businesses and how do you get started?

Happy 60th Anniversary Border Travel!

  • 23 Apr 2024
  • Millie Nunn

One of our Scottish members Border Travel has hit a big milestone, recently celebrating 60 years in business, and we want to wish them a Happy 60th Anniversary!

How to make the most out of your FAM Trip

  • 18 Apr 2024
  • Millie Nunn

Millie, a member of our marketing team, recently attended her first FAM trip to Sicily. Now, she's excited to pass on her top tips for making the most out of your next FAM trip experience. From networking strategies to creating engaging social media content, Millie shares all the essential advice to ensure that you make the most of your journey.

Exploring Lake Como with ATAS Experience

  • 12 Apr 2024
  • Barbara Zanotelli Rodrigues

Barbara in our Marketing team had the opportunity to join ATAS' inaugural Experience trip in March. Find out all about the trip and how to become an ATAS member.

Let's talk River Cruises

  • 21 Mar 2024
  • Gemma Sparrow

Business Development Manager Gemma Sparrow attended The CLIA Riverview Conference 2024 in Amsterdam last week and had the opportunity to visit 11 river cruise ships in 48 hours! River cruise continues to be a rapidly growing sector within the cruise industry – and so we see lots of opportunity there for our members. Gemma reports back on the trends, insights and learnings she took from the trip and shares some top tips for selling river cruise.

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.

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Travel Agents

  • 23 Feb 2024
  • Heather Haggis

Advantage’s Head of Financial Services Heather Haggis makes the case for why taking out a Professional indemnity insurance policy is vital for travel agents to help protect their businesses.

Why Join a Travel Consortium?

  • 07 Feb 2024
  • David Moon

Should you join a travel agent consortium? Our Head of Business Development David Moon outlines the benefits and why a new year might just be the right time for you to consider joining.

Winterizing Your Business

  • 31 Jan 2024
  • Heather Haggis

Advantage’s Head of Financial Services Heather Haggis outlines how travel businesses who own their commercial premises should consider navigating insurance risks and safeguarding against seasonal challenges during the winter period.

How the 7P's Can Up Your Marketing Game

  • 07 Dec 2023
  • Millie Nunn

Navigating the complexities of business marketing can be challenging, but simplifying it to basics can provide some clarity. We share the fundamental 7P's of marketing and their pivotal role in shaping a successful marketing mix. Explore our latest blog for a deep dive into each element and some examples of where you can identify them in your own business and transform your approach to marketing success.

Bonds....future use as a financial protection method?

  • 21 Nov 2023
  • Paul Nunn

Following the challenges the pandemic posed the industry and with a backdrop of consultations and discussions questioning current financial protection methods, our COO, Paul Nunn, reflects on all things bonding.

Summary of the King’s Speech – November 2023

  • 07 Nov 2023
  • Danni de Nervaux

A statement from the public affairs agency FTI.

Welcome Adam Weatherby!

  • 02 Nov 2023
  • Millie Nunn

Meet our new Partnerships Manager, Adam Weatherby.

Our expansion into commercial insurance

  • 25 Oct 2023
  • Heather Haggis

Our in-house insurance broker has been offering members financial protection for over 20 years.

AI and ChatGPT will continue to transform the way in which travel agents work

  • 20 Oct 2023
  • Stephen Baxendale

Stephen Baxendale joined Advantage in February as our Technology Partnerships Manager. He shares with us his thoughts on the hot topic of AI and ChatGPT and shares some of the activities we have planned for members over the coming months.

CLIA Porto Destination Showcase – October 2023

  • 20 Oct 2023
  • Barbara Zanotelli Rodrigues

Two weeks ago, Barbara our Digital Marketing Executive had the incredible opportunity to attend the CLIA Destination Showcase in beautiful Porto, Portugal.

Creating a motivated workforce

  • 16 Oct 2023
  • Danni de Nervaux

A Q&A with Steve Williams from Fred. Olsen Travel following his accolade at the Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards.

Lee Ainsworth appointed to ITT board of directors

  • 07 Oct 2023
  • Danni de Nervaux

Advantage’s Lee Ainsworth, Head of Operations, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) following elections in May. We spoke to Lee about what this role involves and how he intends to work with the next generation of talent. 

Welcome Gemma Sparrow!

  • 04 Oct 2023
  • Danni de Nervaux

Meet our new AMS Business Development Manager for the south, Gemma Sparrow.

Meet the Global Business Travel team

  • 20 Sep 2023
  • Danni de Nervaux

Behind the scenes is a hardworking team that continues to innovate, helping Advantage members move their businesses forward by offering them dedicated business support. Read the blog to meet the Global Business Travel team.

A Tale of Two (US) Cities

  • 12 Sep 2023
  • John Hobbs-Hurrell

John Hobbs-Hurrell reflects on his time at the GBTA convention and ITMC Summit in America.

Advantage represents over 70% of the UK TMC market

  • 22 Aug 2023
  • Sonia Michaels

We are so proud to now represent over 70% of the UK TMC market following the release of this year's BTN Europe’s Leading TMC list.

Anthem of the Seas – by a first timer cruiser!

  • 21 Aug 2023
  • Millie Nunn

In July 2023, Millie Nunn and Noel Mutamba from the Advantage marketing team had the opportunity to visit Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas.

Discovering Icon of The Seas, Royal Caribbean’s Newest Ship

  • 17 Aug 2023
  • Jonny Peat

Commercial Manager (Cruise) Jonny Peat visits Royal Caribbean's newest, biggest ship, Icon of the Seas

Discovering Euribia , MSC's Newest Ship

  • 17 Aug 2023
  • David Forder

Head of Marketing David Forder had the pleasure of spending some time on MSC Euribia for herchristening in Copenhagen.

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