Travel insights from Andrea Sedlacek, editor of The Compass

January Editor’s Note

Woah, hey, 2019. Really comin’ in hot there.

You know what else is coming in hot? VAX’s Power Up for Peak campaign. Because it starts on January 7. Are you ready? We are! We’ve got four weeks of professional development, VAX tips and prizes! You seriously don’t want to miss this.

What else should you know about going into the new year? How about TravelBrands, the newest supplier on VAX. They’re Canada’s largest air consolidator and they’re just now available to agents in the U.S. But they’re not just air – they also offer flights, hotels, cruises, attractions, rail passes, car rentals and more. Woah!

January on The Compass means Mexico and agent education. That’s right, in 2019, each month will have two focuses – talk about doubling your money! Or not, because VAX is free. Anyways, we’ve already published some great pieces, like The Many Sides of Puerto Vallarta and A Travel Advisor’s Guide to Social Media Success, we’ve got more coming. Stay tuned for articles on Mexico’s cenotes, the best industry events in 2019, Facebook marketing success and another ultimate guide – this time it’s for Mexico City.

So let’s do this, agents! Let’s make 2019 even better than 2018. So keep coming back to The Compass to see what’s going on in the industry. Browse the events on our Industry Calendar and choose one to go to. Submit an article idea to The Compass (send it to, or submit an entire article! Create a social media strategy – and actually execute it. Stay ahead of the game and anticipate what travelers are looking for, whether that’s deals, travel trends or up-and-coming destinations. My point here is that 2019 is full of opportunity and VAX has your back to support your success.

About the Author

As the managing editor of The Compass on VAX, Andrea is dedicated to delivering valuable, fun and grammatically correct content to her readers (without Oxford commas). Her experience writing and editing in the retail and insurance industries made the move to travel one of the most exciting things to happen in her career. What's the next most-exciting thing for her? Whenever the newest edition of the AP Stylebook comes out.

Follow Andrea on Twitter: @SedlacekAndrea

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