Travel insights from Andrea Sedlacek, editor of The Compass

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Travel agents are busy. We at VAX VacationAccess know that and you obviously know that.

Your work days (and even your weekends!) are full to the brim. Client calls, meetings, bookings, calls with suppliers, staying up-to-date on industry trends and information…how do you keep up? Especially with happenings in the industry and, something you know you need but can’t always find time for, your own professional development as a travel agent and business owner?

Navigate to The Compass, VAX’s brand new resource for travel industry content created exclusively for travel agents – it’s a true north for travel agents, providing daily content, editorials and information to help you stay informed in the industry and grow your business.

From thought leadership articles written by industry leaders to tips and training on business betterment as well as travel inspiration for your clients, The Compass is the leisure travel agent’s home base, giving you the direction you need to be ready for the issues of today and the innovation of tomorrow. The Compass lives on VAX, so you won’t have to go anywhere else to use our award-winning booking engine, book industry-leading suppliers and read content created exclusively for travel agents. It’s now all here for you.

The Compass is organized into four distinct categories:

  • Agent Development: Content to help you grow professionally as an agent with topics including business development, engagement and marketing strategies, best practices and agency/host agency information.
  • Around the Industry: Focused on industry events, interviews, surveys, studies and the newest developments in the travel industry. Includes summaries of important events, interviews with executives and new faces in the industry, VAX's perspective on industry studies/trends, supplier advertorials and external press releases.
  • Destinations: Listicles of travel tips crowdsourced from VAX agents and destination-focused articles from tour operators, hotels, cruise lines, CVBs and government agencies.
  • Travel Inspiration: Content to help you find inspiration for your clients' vacation planning.

We are so excited to share The Compass with you. VAX agents are already the best, and you’re about to get even better.

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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