How to Start A Home Based Travel Agency


Empowering Individuals to Start and Succeed as a Home Based Travel Agent for over 25 years!

“How to Start a Home-Based Travel Agency“ was the very first book written about this exploding business opportunity that has evolved in the travel industry over the past decades. First written in 1994, the book was considered on the fringe of the industry. Today, the book is distributed by the most professional and astute travel organizations and is considered a must-read for anyone looking to start a successful Travel Business.

It is written with only one purpose; to help you start your Home-Based Travel Business with a minimum outlay and maximum return for your investment of time and money. Nothing is left to the imagination as every detail of the start-up process is disclosed in great detail.

Chapter Outline:

    • Chapter 1: The Travel Industry, Opportunity of the 21st Century
    • Chapter 2: A Brief History of Travel Retailing
    • Chapter 3: Transition From Storefront to Home-Based Travel Agencies
    • Chapter 4: Evolution of the True Independent Contractor
    • Chapter 5: Developing a Business Concept
    • Chapter 6: Creating a Travel Agency Business Plan
    • Chapter 7: Starting Your Home-Based Travel Business
    • Chapter 8: Setting Up Your Books
    • Chapter 9: Your Home Office of the 21st Century
    • Chapter 10: Your Home Office – Computer, Network and More
    • Chapter 11: Selecting Your Host Agency
    • Chapter 12: Establishing Your Agency Relationship with Suppliers
    • Chapter 13: Travel Reservations and Reference Resources
    • Chapter 14: Setting Up Your Supplier Files
    • Chapter 15: Developing a Marketing Plan
    • Chapter 16: Creating a Print and Digital Media Strategy
    • Chapter 17: Using Direct Mail in a Digital World and How to Find New Clients
    • Chapter 18: Travel Advertising
    • Chapter 19: Travel Promotions
    • Chapter 20: Cold Calls, Canvassing and Telemarketing
    • Chapter 21: Travel Marketing Techniques for the 21st Century
    • Chapter 22: The Internet and the Travel Industry
    • Chapter 23: Organizing Your Marketing Files
    • Chapter 24: Developing Your Professional Knowledge and Skills
    • Chapter 25: Legal Issues and Protecting Your Business
    • Chapter 26: Home-Based Travel Agent Travel Benefits
    • Chapter 27: Tax Benefits for Home-Based Travel Agents
    • Chapter 28: Getting Connected in the Travel Industry
    • Chapter 29: Home Based Travel Agent
    • Chapter 30: Where Do I Go From Here?


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