Column: Buying local strengthens ties with the community

11/20/2012 | TravelMarketReport.com

Turning to local suppliers for basic needs can help a travel agent form a bond with the neighborhood business community, writes Stephanie Lee, operator of Host Agency Reviews. New leads and travel clients can also arise from these relationships, Lee writes. "Like you, your local vendors feel the pain of online competition or big box stores. Like you, they stay alive by offering an experience or product that the online competition and mega-retailers can't or won't provide," Lee writes.

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