CCRA's Dic Marxen sees corporate travel agent salaries rising by double-digit percentages because of the profession's aging workforce and dearth of new labor. He wasn't surprised to see Travel Leaders Group this month create a scholarship program for military veterans. Marxen had a similar idea three years ago that died at the feet of federal bureaucracy, but he isn't sore. The employment situation is too dire to be competitive, he said. He'd even be happy to partner with rivals on a collaborative effort to change the perception of the travel agent career.

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