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Take Travel Quest for a Test Drive!

Test Drive Travel Quest, live and in-person at Travel Quest National Meeting 2017 (#TQNM17) For the 3rd year in a row, Travel Quest is opening our National Meeting (#TQNM17) to prospective agents. Agents who are currently with a host, maybe looking for an alternative to their current host agency, or people just interested in becoming […]


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5 Tips to Make Your Travel Agency LGBTQ Friendly (or Friendlier)

  Hey travel agents! PRIDE is now a fond memory as the Pride Parade confetti settles like rainbow snow right before the US ramps up for a July 4th firework fest. But even though Pride Month is over, the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)1 community is gay all year long—probably even lifelong ;). So […]


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Tips for Effective Time Management from Experienced Travel Agents

Over the years of working with home-based travel agents, we’ve learned that one of the biggest struggles for many new agents is time management. Many new agents start off working their travel business part-time, in addition to other full-time or part-time jobs. Especially for those that are new to working at home, balancing other jobs, family and […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]