March 2018

Your Travel Center Staff Spotlight

Shane Lefeber Your Travel Center Blog Post Header

Shane Lefeber, VP of Operations and Training

Bend, Oregon


Tell the world briefly what you do at Your Travel Center and your role in supporting agents and independent contractors.

When Marketing and Planning Meet

Whitney Shindelar Your Travel Center

An Interview with Whitney Shindelar

By Connie Miller

A lot of my time is spent discussing marketing with ICs. It comes easily to some, is a bit more daunting to others and everyone can learn.

When I heard about a marketing event created by one of our newer IC’s, Whitney Shindelar, I knew I needed to share her story because it embodies all of the tenants of marketing.

Is The Independent Contractor Travel Agent Model Right for You?

Independent Contractor Model

By Connie Miller

I frequently talk to travel consultants who are considering leaving their travel agent “job” to work for themselves as Independent Contractors. It’s a big decision to leave the security of a regular paycheck and a defined work model for the unknown and these agents want to know if the IC model is right for them. Will they be successful? Do they have what it takes to be self-employed? Should they or shouldn’t they?