5 Ways to Make Your Travel Conference Count

It’s peak season for travel industry trade shows and conferences. If you’re a home-based agent missing the human touch, or a retail agent digging around for fresh ideas beyond your storefront, can be a short vacation from the isolation of working alone. If you’re a retail agent, conferences can be a goldmine of fresh business […]

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Who is the Hosted Agent in 2017?

Host Agency Reviews chats with you on Facebook, over email, and through tweets. But regardless of our mode of communication with you, figuring out who the average travel agent is was just a little something we were wondering about. So we issued a Travel Agent Income Survey, that gave us a ton of info—not only […]

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Travel Agent Income Report, 2017

Travel agent income is a hot topic in our neck of the woods. But it’s tough finding data out there that focuses on independent agents: In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the median annual wage for a travel agent was $36,460 annually and $17.53 hourly. 1 This is all fine and dandy, until […]


How To Find the Best Host Travel Agency (For You) – Your Travel Center

Chances are if you are reading this article you are an independent travel agent looking for a host agency to help you to grow your business. The good news is that the steps to finding a good host agency are the same regardless if you are an experienced travel consultant or just starting.  Simply stated, […]


Should You Become An Independent Travel Agent? – QA

By Connie Miller, Business Development Manager, Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel Are you considering leaving a travel agent job to work for yourself? Are you asking yourself, “Will I be successful?” “Do I have what it takes?” “Should I take the jump?”  Leaving the security of a regular paycheck and structured work environment for the unknown is a big […]


Host Agency OASIS Rebrands; Cites Enhanced Value Proposition

9, June 2017 Boca Raton, FL—  Host Agency OASIS citing the growth of their Network and value to all stakeholders has rebranded as “OASIS TRAVEL NETWORK” (OTN). Kelly Bergin, president remarked. “We have been fortunate to have experienced tremendous growth since our inception. Our new name better conveys the scope of services and value now […]


Nexion Announces Keynote Speaker, Programs for CoNexion 2017

Renowned fighter pilot Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour will share her life experiences and help Nexion member agents to harness the power of a “Breakthrough Mentality” mindset Nexion, the travel industry’s premier host agency, has announced Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour as its keynote speaker for CoNexion 2017, which will take place Sept. 16 – 19, 2017, at the […]


Avoya Travel Annual Conference Focuses on Elevating Travel Agents and Customer Experience

Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies, just held its most successful Avoya Conference to-date. With the unveiling of new programs and partnerships, the event centered on Avoya’s commitment to growing the awareness and value of travel professionals and delivering better vacation planning experiences to customers. A record number […]

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Travel Entrepreneurship Week Virtual Summit Kicks off June 5, 2017

The second annual Travel Entrepreneurship Week, hosted by the Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE), will take place June 5-9, 2017. This free virtual summit will focus on the essential elements to being a successful travel entrepreneur. Meredith Hill, Jennifer Cochrane and Vanessa McGovern will host two live sessions each day focusing on topics ranging from […]


How Travel Agents Can Make the Most of a Cruise Ship Inspection

Ahoy there, captain! (Admiral?) I’ve just returned from CLIA’s Cruise360 conference, so I’m really excited to chat a bit about cruise ship inspections! Oh yes. Yes I am. By the way, I had no idea that doing a cruise ship inspection is an intense cardio workout. Seriously, you need to get on your comfy tennis […]