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George Dooley

Senior Contributing Editor

George Dooley

George Dooley, Travel Agent’s senior contributing editor covering retail and technology, has a long-standing reputation as one of the top travel industry journalists. He notes that interviewing amazingly capable travel agents with great business expertise is a joy, as is agents’ amazing willingness to share ideas and best business practices.

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Recent Articles By: George Dooley

code Consumer Advocate: Privacy Is Important for Travelers And Travel Agents
August 22, 2014

Is the travel industry and travel agents doing enough to protect consumer data? This is one of the questions recently raised by consumer advocate Charles Leocha, a founder of Travelers United Consumer Report.

zeke adkins Luggage Forward Announces Travel Agent Portal
August 19, 2014

New enhancements to Luggage Forward's travel agent and affiliate portal will enable travel professionals to add commissionable door-to-door luggage and sports equipment delivery to their clients’ itineraries. Travel Agent spoke with co-founder Zeke Adkins to learn more.

gabriel menkin Blue Ribbon Bags Launches New Commissionable Baggage Insurance
May 1, 2014

Travel agents looking for a unique service and added commission revenue should take a look at Blue Ribbon Bags (BRB), which has launched a new baggage insurance program paying $1,000 for lost or mishandled bags. Travel Agent spoke with BRB CEO Gabriel Menkin to learn more.

airline Transparent Airfares Act Faces Mounting Opposition
April 22, 2014

H.R. 4156, the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, is a focus of Senate staff this week as they craft a companion bill to the House bill before members return on Monday, April 28, the Business Travel Coalition (BTC) reports.

john werner How Travel Agents Can Benefit From Community Promotion
April 21, 2014

Travel agents can benefit from expanded local, community public relations that build costumer awareness of the value of travel agents professional services, says John Werner, president and COO, MAST Travel Network.

nancy scorby OASIS Agent of Year Champions Independent Agents
January 9, 2014

It’s all about personal service and making sure clients are getting the most for their travel dollar, says Nancy Scorby, president, Scorby Travel and Cruise.

ralph iantosca Success: Home-Based Agent to Agency Owner
December 12, 2013

Travel Agent speaks with Ralph Iantosca, owner and founder of GoGirl.Travel, on his transition from independent agent to owner of a successful boutique luxury agency.

marg mulholland One-on-One With GOGO President Marg Mulholland
December 5, 2013

Travel Agent recently got a chance to speak with Marg Mulholland, president of GOGO Vacations, on the importance of travel agents to the company. Here's what's ahead.

airline IATA: Airlines Must Help Agents Deliver Value
November 18, 2013

More and more airlines are realizing the importance of tying up with travel agents to improve customer flow and satisfaction.

travel agent MAST Launches New Marketing Tools
November 13, 2013

MAST sales for 2013 are up with most preferred suppliers and MAST forecasts growth in 2014. Here's what's ahead for the company.

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