|In 2004, an agent friend asked if she could work for me as an Independent Contractor. I had known her for many years and knew she was trustworthy and would be a great asset.Since that time, my Independent Contractors have grown to over 14, as of this writing. I am sure more will be coming. I don’t go looking for them, but they hear about me and want to connect.As a Professional Travel Agency, increasing your bottom line is always upper most in your mind. Have you considered becoming a Host Agency? There are no industry standards for doing this.|
I am constantly seeing agents looking to either change hosts or find a host agency. These agents can be profitable for you. They can come from many different places looking for a “home” to tie up with. You can be the answer they need.
If you have been in the travel business for 10 years or more and feel you know the industry well, why not open your doors and invite others to join you?
This guide will give you the steps you need to take to make this a profitable addition to your income. It is fun and fulfilling to be able to pass along my knowledge to others. Please let me know if you have questions.
~ Sharon Emerson, CTC, ECCIn this guide you will learn:
- Why Be a Host Agency?
- Where to Find Agents?
- Is a Contract Necessary?
- What Are The Costs?
- How Much Time is Required?
- Responsibilities of Owner and Agent
- What Kind of Training is Needed?
- What Records You Need to Keep?
These questions and many more will be answered in detail in this comprehensive Guide to building a simple host agency.Recommendations:Sharon has been such a great mentor to me, as well as an inspiration! She has always been available to answer questions and steer me in the right direction. Her years of experience and excitement about being in the industry is obvious, and her willingness to share her knowledge is so appreciated! I feel like she really wants me to succeed in the business and is willing to go the extra mile to help me accomplish that. Thank You, Sharon! ~ Laurie – SpokaneI feel very fortunate to have found Sharon’s Certified Travel Teacher online site at just the right time. A few months before I retired in June 2012, I made the decision to become a Home Based Travel Agent. When I called the phone number listed on Sharon’s online school, she personally answered the phone with a warm and welcoming greeting. She immediately began teaching me all the do’s and don’ts of the travel industry, and gave me the confidence that I needed to get started. Sharon is always available to answer any questions, and assist with any task. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge that she has shared with me every step of the way. Sharon is a kind and compassionate mentor who makes everyone around her feel like one big happy family. ~ Gloria – Sacramento