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Can You Be a Travel Agent Without a Host Agency?

Oct 27, 2022 | Abundance, Aspiring travel agents, Launch a travel business, Operations, Travel Business

“What’s the deal with host agencies?  I do all the work, and they take some of the money.  Who are these people?  Can’t I be a travel agent without them?”  🤔

No, I’m not trying to do Jerry Seinfeld-esque 🎤 observational humor here.  I’m giving you a taste of some of the many questions I get from new travel agents when it comes to whether they should work for a host agency.  

As with so many other conundrums in life, there’s no easy, one-size-fits-all answer for whether to work with a host agency.  Each travel agent will have a different level of prior experience in the industry, different understanding of the booking processes, and different comfort levels with being independent and self-motivated, among other things.  It all depends on the individual travel agent.  

I want to give you some insight on how to determine if working with a host agency is the best way for you to succeed at this point in your travel career.  That’s why I made my latest 📽️ video, “Can You Be a Travel Agent Without a Host Agency?”  The questions I go over in this video will be invaluable in getting you started off on the right foot. 

Here it is: 


Whether you decide to work with a host agency or go for full-on independence, don’t fret.  This choice doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind down the road and go another direction.  It’s my hope that you’ll find the perfect fit for your style, personality, and goals, and that you’ll be on your way to a 🎉 fabulous 🥳 career as a travel agent.  

So many travel agents struggle to grow their businesses because they don't have the right tools in their toolbox. 🙁

That's why I put together my Top 10 Tools for Travel Agents – to give you the tools you need to grow your client base and business! 

Inside this totally free resource, you'll find

💰 Valuable marketing content

👀 Helpful YouTube videos

🎨 Design resources

🎧 Podcast episodes

📇 Digital business card

🎯 Branding resources

💸 Discounts and coupons

⭐ …and SO much additional gold to help you grow your business!

You’re going to love it!  



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