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Forum: All Things Cruising October 5th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By Amberderossi
You have to remember that an online TA is moving...

You have to remember that an online TA is moving truckloads of a supplier's product and they operate on razor thin margins. Some can offer a rebate of their commission in the form of onboard credit....
Forum: All Things Cruising August 23rd, 2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Amberderossi
I don't know if she is comparing apples to apples...

I don't know if she is comparing apples to apples in this case. The other agency is violation of the RCI rebating policy if they are actually getting this much. However, I do not do plan to go fees....
Forum: All Things Cruising August 23rd, 2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Amberderossi
And they wonder why a TA would have a fee!

I waived my consultation fee due to receiving a referral. I found the perfect quad connecting to a double configuration which I placed on option. I provided this person exactly what she was looking...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 25th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By Amberderossi
It won't affect me at all. You won't see me using...

It won't affect me at all. You won't see me using it like many Travel agents blasting nothing but specials and offers. Also the advertising policy will apply to third party sources, but nothing will...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 25th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By Amberderossi
I am going to beg to differ completely on this. ...

I am going to beg to differ completely on this.

In the past year, I have booked a group specifically built from a relationship from Twitter that will earn me over six figures. Twitter has allowed...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 9th, 2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
There is a huge difference between many TA's....

There is a huge difference between many TA's. Some only act as transactional agents. The client calls with what they want, and the TA processes the payment and takes the booking. Here are some facts...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 18th, 2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
Let me be clear. The fee that someone pays me is...

Let me be clear. The fee that someone pays me is NOT for booking travel.

The fees I charge are for advice, expertise, support, service, supplier relationships, pulling springs, representing my...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 1st, 2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Amberderossi
I concur with Mike. About the only port in...

I concur with Mike. About the only port in Europe, I don't think cruise line transfers are worth it is Barcelona. Depending on the size of your group, you can get a better value in experience going...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 29th, 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
I can only tell you from my experience is that...

I can only tell you from my experience is that many new clients over the past year have suffered from information overload. They are seeking out a specialist to help them cut through all of the...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 29th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Amberderossi
Just a point about that. That type of customer...

Just a point about that. That type of customer has been proven to not be a loyal customer. When they are chasing price and price alone, there is always someone willing to discount a little more.
Forum: All Things Cruising March 28th, 2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
I believe there are two types of people in this...

I believe there are two types of people in this world. Those that I can help and those that I can. I concentrate on those that I can.

The reason I say that is I see a lot of agents who do a lot...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 28th, 2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
Never once in this thread have I said or have I...

Never once in this thread have I said or have I implied that I was better than you. I have always maintained that I am getting paid for what many agents are giving away for free. I have never forced...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 28th, 2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
And like I said earlier, my model works for me...

And like I said earlier, my model works for me and works quite well. By the way, in my community and in several communities I have lived, there are real estate agents who charge a consultation fee.
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Forum: All Things Cruising March 27th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
In my role as a consultant, it is my job to make...

In my role as a consultant, it is my job to make sure that my clients get the cruise experience that is right for them. As I tell people, how CHEAP does a bad vacation have to be for it to be okay?...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
I saw this on Twitter and this so fits what we...

I saw this on Twitter and this so fits what we are talking about. from @Thebrandbuilder
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
I am really curious what does TICO have to do...

I am really curious what does TICO have to do with charging a professional consultation fee? You never know if can't do it that way until you do it.

I have a friend who does speeches about this...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
I actually do not have a storefront but work out...

I actually do not have a storefront but work out of a home office and as such have a much lower overhead. I am also not in a necessarily exclusive community either. However in every networking event...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
Please point out where I have once said that I...

Please point out where I have once said that I was better than you? I even posted that I was different not better.

I am saying that you and many other travel agents are doing a lot of work for...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
I don't nor do I think badly of those who do not...

I don't nor do I think badly of those who do not charge a fee nor do not use my services.


Our model is just like that of the fee only financial planner. People with "100's of millions" use...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
When suppliers go to a net environment and I do...

When suppliers go to a net environment and I do believe that day is coming, I know I will be ahead of the game.

Are you an order taker or a service provider? Are you a booking engine or are you...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
By the way, I only charge for client initiated...

By the way, I only charge for client initiated changes. If I am able to find a client an upgrade, a better stateroom or a price reduction, I do it without charge. I have also never had a client take...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
Yep, you gave the same insulting snarky response...

Yep, you gave the same insulting snarky response last year when this topic came up. While TA's around me have been closing their doors, I was still in business. From a sales perspective, I am also...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
My client's first of all are not the type of be...

My client's first of all are not the type of be scanning for a drop in price anyway. They are not the client's I am seeking. Let me ask you, do you charge for client initiated changes? If not, why...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Amberderossi
I believe if you are not charging for your advice...

I believe if you are not charging for your advice and expertise and service, you are leaving money on the table. You cannot provide a level of service not found anywhere else without charging. There...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,848
Posted By Amberderossi
Yes. It is what my clients are paying for. I...

Yes. It is what my clients are paying for.

I am not available 24/7 for those clients who found a price drop at midnight and want to grab it before it goes away. Sorry but that does not fall into...
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