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  • Pin Your Way to New Clients Written by: Andy Ogg – Editor for Travel Professional NEWS Pinterest started as a place for ideas, and now it can be used as a tool to plan travel. With ...

  • Wading Through the Options of Host Agencies Written by: Andy Ogg – Editor for Travel Professional NEWS As many of you, my prior career was in a completely different industry. I worked ...

  • By Tom Ogg When a new agent is just starting out they are confronted by a good number of decisions to make while they launch their business. Launching a travel business independent of a ...

  • Joanie was working on a presentation and was looking for a YouTube video on the educational aspect of travel. While I didn’t find anything that she could use, I did find hundreds of ...

  • By Tom Ogg Many people start their search for a new host travel agency by surfing the web. This is sometimes a difficult task since all of the scammers know that those new to the industry ...

  • By Tom Ogg In these challenging economic times it seems everyone is having difficulty making ends meet. Uncertainty in our own economy, worldwide fear of financial, political and civil ...

  • It is often said that the two things you can’t avoid are taxes and death and nothing is truer when you start your own home based travel business. Your should engage a tax professional ...

  • By Tom Ogg One of the biggest challenges for folks looking to get into the travel industry is sorting through the multitude of host agencies that are all vying for your investment and all ...

  • When looking for a host agency you will notice that they all may different a bit. Some have no upfront fees, others require upfront fees, some are host agencies and other are franchise ...

  • By Tom Ogg Of course, the best way to get definitive information on starting your home based travel agency is to purchase the book of the same title at www.HomeBasedTravelAgent.com. This ...

  • One of the ways that you will know you are on the wrong track to finding a quality host agency is if the host you are talking to is selling all of the great travel benefits you will receive ...

  • One of the things necessary to be an independent contractor working through a host travel agency is a valid contract. In the absence of a contract the IRS is sure to determine that you have ...

  • Each host agency has their own unique value proposition. One may specialize in working with new agents, another may offer a franchise opportunity selling cruises under a consumer branded ...

  • Prior to the elimination of airline commissions, travel agents were associated with “appointed” travel agencies who maintained the appointments necessary to process accountable ...

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