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The Travel Center / Corporate Travel

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(4.8)
(11 reviews)
6444 San Fernando Rd. #3831
Glendale, CA, 91221, United States
1-321-978-5211 or 1-800-870-9345

Host Agency Information

In Business Since
28
Average Yearly Sales Volume
$1 - $4 Million
Number of Independent Agents
50 - 99
Program for New Agent Training
Yes
Education Programs for Agents
Yes
Are Leads Offered for Agents?
Yes
Do You Offer an Accounting System for Agents?
Yes
Do You Offer a CRM Program for Agents?
Yes
Is Air Ticketing Available for Agents?
Yes
Is a GDS Offered for Agents?
Yes (GDS Name: Sabre and the use of top airline consolidators)
Consortia Membership(s)
NEST, Virtuoso
Association Membership(s)
ASTA, BBB, CLIA, IATAN, PATH

Program Information and Media

Information About Company / Programs and Structure for Independent Agents

The Travel Center Founded in 1984, one of the very first HOST agencies in the US. Worked with Gary Fee, President / Founder of OSSN to establish the home base agent as a professional travel advisor with all travel vendors. Chris Morse has been the OSSN Director in Los Angeles and New York/New Jersey. He has worked in every aspect of travel from being a vendor to a large corporate account to being voted as one of the top travel advisors in the industry. The Travel Center is family owned and operated, not a corporate HOST. Every agent that works with our agency becomes not only successful but a family member. 55 of our current agents have been with us for over 15 years. That is a tremendous testimonial. Unlike corporate HOSTS that have to support all the trade shows and advertising that they do, The Travel Center uses its funds to further the education of its agents, FAM trips, and one on one support. Without the support of our independent agents The Travel Center would not be as successful as it is. The Travel Center does not make any money until you make money! So our #1 goal is to make you successful, not just take your dues and fees. Think about this: If all the agents looking for support at one of the corporate HOST called at the same time, you would get absolutely no response. Call The Travel Center almost 24/7 and you will get a live person or mentor to help with your bookings. We have all the programs that you need to be successful. You do not have to use any of the great travel agent programs, just use the ones that fit your business model. We can help create your business program and make you successful with a marketing/goal oriented program. Our Program With our membership we include the following which most HOSTS do not include:
  1. E/O insurance
  2. State sellers of travel numbers
  3. 24/7 support
  4. “The Travel Bible” training program
  5. State Travel Insurance programs
  6. Prospecting programs
  7. Social media business cards
  8. Security Information for clients
  9. Ribbon Cutting or New Business Announcment
All qualified HOSTS offer the following:
    1. IATAN, CLIA or TRUE travel agent ID cards
    2. 70-90% commission splits
    3. Membership to a top travel consortium
    4. Social media programs
    5. Direct mail programs
    6. Leads programs
    7. Customer Relationship Management
    8. Accounting programs
    9. 9-5 live support
    10. Annual or regional meetings
    11. FAM training trips
    12. Web based worldwide connections
    13. Mentoring programs
  The Travel Center / Corporate Travel offers all of above important programs included in our IC program. Corporate Travel We are one of the only HOST that has a dedicated Corporate Travel & Conventions agency. It is not combined with our leisure division: The Travel Center. We have been recognized as one of the top small to mid-size corporate agencies. We help plan: conventions, sales meetings, training, seminars, small product launches, and incentive travel. We know the SMERF and MICE market, group travel and the corporate incentive marketplace. If you have corporate accounts that you developed thru your home based travel agency, we can help you close and attract new corporate accounts. We produce over 35 major corporate meeting programs each year and help our independent agents achieve success in this marketplace.  

Awards and Recognitions

We have a tremendous reputation with all of our preferred vendors which allows us to offer our agents the ability to offer your clients exclusive deals, programs based on value pricing, not just price alone, and special amenities from our vendors that clients cannot get from the internet. Remember “The internet is for looking, the travel agent is for booking.” You do not just become a # number with us, you become part of our family. We want you to succeed and become successful. Certifications: The Travel Center / Corporate Travel has over 43 travel vendor certificates from Disney specialist, Hawaii Specialist, Las Vegas specialist to most cruise line specializations. We pass this knowledge to you and offer these great certification programs to help you succeed in the area of travel that you are passionate about. Our Goals: To help you become the best travel advisor understanding your time and family commitments. To be there when you need us to support a vendor booking. To thank you for a job well done even if it is a small commission. To make sure that we give you the training that you need to be successful. We do not just take your money and leave you alone, we work with you and offer programs that fit your personal business model. Contact Information: Call Chris Morse, President / Founder at 321-978-5211 or e-mail Chris at travelcenterusa@gmail.com Welcome to our Family of great travel advisors!

Reviews For The Travel Center / Corporate Travel

  • Randy Mauldin
    Love working in the Corporate Arena. This agency should be rated #1 in working with corporate clients. They know how to work with these hard to get along with accounts.
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  • James Lambros
    I was not aware that this agency has three divisions: a leisure division which I use now, a corporate division that I think my company can use, and a Special Events division for weddings. ...
    (5.00)
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  • Betty Powers
    I have worked for the agency for many years. They give you all the support you want but let you determine your own hours. They share FAMS, work on your behalf with vendors and have a ...
    (5.00)
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  • Bruce Waters
    As a Vendor, working with Corporate Travel / The Travel Center is a pleasure, as their professional, knowledge and passion fo the travel industry and servicing their clients is clear & ...
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  • Gerald Becker
    Support is fantastic. Questions are answered very promptly and suggestions are made to help with any booking. Chris Morse rocks!!
    (5.00)
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  • Randy Mauldin
    Chris & Betty always seem to be there when I need them. I work in the Pacific time zone and they are currently in the Eastern time zone. They always answer their phone when I call with a ...
    (5.00)
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  • Myrna Lightstone
    I used to belong to a corporate HOST. After 5PM non one there to help. Working with Chris at The Travel Center they answer their phone almost up to midnight. I love their motto" We do ...
    (4.80)
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  • Bob Chapman
    I have worked with this agency for years and love the support, guidance, training and money. Couldn't pay me to switch
    (5.00)
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  • Nate Newman
    Great group of people who are always eager to assist with any and all levels of travel planning. Very knowledgeable and resourceful. Continuously providing updates on best standards, ...
    (4.60)
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  • Luis Rivas
    Very nice & helpful
    (3.70)
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  • Betty Powers
    I have been with TTC /CT for the past 6 years. I looked at all the other HOST agencies. Most of them are corporate, spending a tremendous amount of money in advertising. That worried me. ...
    (4.90)
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