Travel agents who network outside the travel industry have the opportunity to gain new perspectives they can use to enhance their business, writes Stephanie Lee, owner of Host Agency Reviews. Engaging with people from other fields also offers the opportunity to raise awareness of the value of travel agents, she writes. "It's difficult for people to appreciate the knowledge of a travel agent until they've either worked with one or spoken in-depth with one. It just so happens that when you are networking outside the travel industry, you'll be speaking in-depth with your contacts," Lee writes.

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