Travel agents can boost their income by capturing the booming family-travel market, whose broad reach into many travel segments -- including cruises, adventure travel and tours -- offers a wealth of opportunities, says Nancy Schretter of the Family Travel Network. "With time poverty, and the fact that the Internet has become so unwieldy, parents are feeling overwhelmed. They're interested in going to a family-oriented agent who is really a destination specialist and a one-stop shop," Schretter said.

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