Outside Agents Reviews

(175 reviews)
8030 Philips Highway, Ste. 13
Jacksonville, FL 32256
866.208.5604
chad@outsideagents.com
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Host Agency Details

Affiliations:
Vacation.com
2013 Sales:
$100 million+
Host Type:
Host Only
Accepting:
Beginner Agents, Experienced Agents
Members Of:
CLIA, IATA, NACTA, OSSN
# of Contractors:
1000+
GDS:
Not Offered

About Outside Agents

6 Reasons to Join OutsideAgents?

1. NO FEES! Spend your money on your business.
2. Top Commissions and splits up to 90%.
3. Support from real experts with real-world experience.
4. Top technology to manage clients and bookings quickly and efficiently.
5. Free award-winning marketing systems and support
6. Huge social network of fellow travel agents

Just take a look below at the over 140 positive reviews of our program!

OutsideAgents.com is totally FREE so why not just take a peek today…you’ll be glad you did.

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Outside Agents Reviews

175 Reviews for “Outside Agents”

  1. Dave
    August 25, 2014 at 8:50 pm #
    18 / 18 found this review helpful.
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    I recently just signed up with Outside Agents to be my host. I was having issues signing up due to my own errors with my internet provider. I emailed one of the Owners, Chad Burt and even on the weekend, he answered my emails with no problem at all. I am also amazed with the amount of support you get from your mentors and everyone else. I mean when they say they will hold your hand and direct you through something, they ACTUALLY will do it. This is one stop shopping for all your travel agent needs. The webinars that i have watched so far, teach you so much and are not boring at all. I will update anyone who reads this in a few months. I have a great feeling about this company. I feel right at home with this company. FYI for anyone considering joining this company, no they’re are not making me fill this out or compensating me in anyway. If you don’t believe me, just give them a try.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  2. Ken
    January 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm #
    32 / 32 found this review helpful.
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    The support you get from Outside Agents is great! Not just Chad and the rest of the OA staff members, but all the independent agents are very helpful with any questions you may have. I have only been wit affiliated with them since last year, but my bookings have gone up with all the suppliers we have to offer. With the low startup cost and great tools and support this company has to offer, it’s perfect for those who want to start off.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  3. Anniyea Jaffa
    November 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm #
    6 / 11 found this review helpful.
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    I get great support and tools with Out Side Agents.
    Love all everyone. Chad is very supportive.

    Annieya

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  4. Bob Cochrane
    November 22, 2013 at 5:56 pm #
    38 / 39 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with Outside Agents for the three years I have been an independent travel agent. When I started, the thing that impressed me the most was that there were no up front fees, and no monthly fees. If you made some commission, they made some money, if not, it didn’t cost you anything. In my three years, I have made the Top 20 List (out of 2000 agents) one month in each of two years.

    I’m not sure what could be done to improve. They pay commissions TWICE a month, have tremendous online support, and the owners are both approachable by either phone or email.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  5. Yvonne Gaddy
    November 20, 2013 at 7:46 am #
    14 / 14 found this review helpful.
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    Great agency with which to be affiliated, emails and phone calls get quick response.Commissions are paid promptly. Training available.
    Very happy to be selling with this host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  6. Steve Shaw
    November 20, 2013 at 5:32 am #
    15 / 15 found this review helpful.
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    This is my second agency and I can honestly say I will never be leaving OA. They are the most professional and helpful folks I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The training and support is awesome, commissions are always paid on time, and the social network they have built is wonderful! If you’re looking for an agency that will help you grow professionally, OA is the one you’re looking for!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  7. Tina Logan
    November 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm #
    19 / 19 found this review helpful.
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    Hi I am new to travel industry. I like the support, webinars, the quickness of email replies, suppliers- plenty, also I feel the independence of working for myself yet the feeling of working for a company with local support. That’s great.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  8. Sheryl Wright
    November 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm #
    30 / 30 found this review helpful.
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    I LOVE Outside Agent /Cruise and Tours Unlimited. I am a brand new travel agent and have done a lot of research trying to find a host agency with no idea where to start. I knew that I loved to travel and wanted to invest in something that would give me the most pleasure in helping people fulfill their dream vacation without breaking the bank. Outside Agency by far is the best in a host agency with tons of training, no monthly fees, and a very generous commission split. I have been with Outside Agent for 3 months and the wealth of experience from all the agents within Outside Agents agency is phenomenal. Everyone is willing to help giving great advice. The commission is fantastic and the owners are great.
    This is definitely the best choice I could have made and a GREAT company.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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    • Michelle
      July 3, 2014 at 9:48 am #
      2 / 3 found this review helpful.

      Hi Im interested in getting started in the travel industry. After being a nurse for the past 18years I would like to help people enjoy life. Please let me know what your average monthly income is. Thank you.

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  9. Maureen Sutton
    November 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    You will not go wrong with Outside agents just read all the reviews there is not one person that is unhappy. They must be doing something right! I have been with them for 8 years I was lucky to have been referred to them by someone that worked with them on their website. They told me they are family owed and they make you feel like family. TRUE TRUE TRUE. They have only gotten better over the years I have been with them. Come join us you will be happy you did. See you on the Message boards!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  10. Maureen Sutton
    November 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm #
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    I feel very lucky to have been referred to Outside Agents. I have been with them for 8 years and have been very happy. They have been making a lot of changes over the years to help us Agents. If you are looking for a company that cares come join us.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  11. Joseph J. Aligo
    November 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I love Outside Agents because they’re always there for you. They know what they’re doing unlike some other hosts whose names I will not mention. They get back to you in an eye blink or within 1 business day to help with your needs. Especially when it comes to login info for certain websites and tour operators. They just do a great job and it’s great to interact with other Outside Agent TA’s when you log in to your back office. It’s just like Travel Professional Community but you have the access to all of the suppliers, wholesalers, tour operators and cruise lines. Bottom line, I couldn’t be more happier. OUTSIDE AGENTS ROCKS!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  12. Teresa Batchelder
    November 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    We have been with Outside Agents for a year. We were with another host prior to joining. We know we have made the right decision. Communication is open, training always available, easy access to the owners, and a great commission rate paid quickly. There is also an agent forum that is a great resource. So glad we made the switch.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  13. Carl Schirrmacher
    November 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    We decided to go with OA mainly because of the fact there is very little cash required up front. OA has tons of resources for learning too. We had no experience, and have learned so much already. They also give you a great list of travel suppliers.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  14. Keiko Mori
    November 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    I am working with Outsideagents for almost two years. They give us so many offers, trainings, suppliers, Travel agent insurance, website, travel agent communities with no annual and monthly fees!
    When I asked the support through an email to Chad, Co-owner, he had reply my email in a minute.
    They are really taking care of us!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  15. Michael Wiggins, ACC
    November 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    The whole team at OutsideAgents.com are valuable partners to add to your team. From Steve and Dan, with there extensive group knowledge. Chad with his never ending quest to bring technology and new marketing strategies to the table. And you can’t forget the most valuable piece of OutsideAgents.com, the accounting team, highly efficient and timely when it comes to invoicing and commissions

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  16. Glenn Vowell
    November 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    There are 2 main reasons we stay with Outside Agents:
    1) Our commissions are paid on time and are accurately.
    2) We get support when we need it and get answers quickly

    We were with another agency for a short time. We nearly had to beg for our commissions payments and they were seldom accurate. We have never had a problem getting our commissions checks with Outside Agents.

    We ever we have a questions or problem, someone is always just a phone call or email away. We get our answers quickly.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  17. Bill Reed
    November 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm #
    12 / 12 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is currently my host and by far the best one that I have worked with over the past several years.

    I am closing down commitments with a prior host because of the great support and outreach that outside agents have provided me. I will outline that I was skeptical at first when joining up with them and kept my options open with my former host. It just didn’t seem to make sense to me that something without monthly fees and dues could work effectively. Happily I was proven wrong. I have received commissions in a timely manner and the staff is always there to support you and follow up in a timely manner. With OA you can be as productive as you want to be and make the most out of your business. That is what I really like about Outside Agents they don’t make promises or imply you will bring in six digit figures over night, they are just committed to making you as successful as you want to be. This is very evident by the commission rate structure they have in place. Commission rates are great for anyone new to the business and even better for more seasoned agents that are productive. You will not be” nickel-ed” to death with small fees or transaction charges that happen at other hosts.

    In conclusion, if your a self starter, love to learn independently and want to grown your own business this is your host. Outside agents has a very straight forward business and the support is great. You truly are given the tools to make YOUR business as successful as YOU want it to be without investing a great deal of your money. Money that can be used on YOUR marketing and not the hosts!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  18. Laurel Carpenter
    November 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is everything you want from a host, and more. They are connected with the best suppliers at the highest percentages and offer so much training. It is a family owned business with exemplary staff. They pay on commissions twice a month, never an error or shortage. Their booking and reporting systems are not complicated at all. And they will take your calls and help, no matter how small the problem might be. I cannot think of one single reason not to work with them. Not a negative or weakness to comment on. I recommend them highly for new as well as experienced agents. OA truly rocks.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  19. Laura Powell
    November 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with Outside Agents (Cruises & Tours Unlimited) since 2008 and LOVE them. They are always there whenever I need vendor support. I do not feel like a number and call and speak with the owners most of the time when I have a question. I highly recommend them!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  20. Miriam Dash
    November 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm #
    3 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with OA for less than a year but am very pleased with them as my host agency.

    I chose OA because of the sense of community there. The more experienced agents are always more than happy to help out us “newbies.” The staff are also very helpful and are always available if I have a newbie question or concern.

    I would recommend OA to anyone who’s looking for a free host agency with full support.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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    • Kim Vu
      May 1, 2014 at 8:06 am #
      8 / 8 found this review helpful.

      I am a certified agent. I was with OA for at least 2 years had some bookings with them but only recently learned that the OA’s policy requires at least a sale within 6 months otherwise you are not given access to Suppliers’ University through OA. I am an independent agency now with no host, no pressure.

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  21. Karen
    November 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    This is my third and last host. I was very nervous about changing because of past experiences! Don’t sign up with an agency that requires a year commitment. I was committed to paying them but they were not committed to earning it. I was ready to quit long before the year was up. The second host was better but no. So I signed with Outside Agents wondering if it was indeed to good to be true! After a year with them, I can positively say they are great! All the staff are great and quickly answer back to any inquiries. The forums give you contact with other agents who all give freely of time and information to help one another. If you are sincere in your interest to be travel agent, I highly recommend Outside Agents!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  22. allison travis
    November 19, 2013 at 11:57 am #
    7 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    I LOVE Outside Agents! I started three years ago with no idea of where to start. I just knew I loved Travel and felt compelled to at least try it as a venture. Three years later, I am full time working in the field. Where OA has been of great benefit is mentoring – when I had no clue, they told me where to go. When I didn’t know what to expect, they showed me the ropes. Their commission grid is fantastic. To the point where I see no reason to go elsewhere… ever. They take care of all the appointment and red tape. I get one 1099 and work with multiple vendors. I love it – I adore the staff, and feel part of a group with the forum of other agents. We lift one another up and are eager to share advice and tips on how to be better and help your business grow. This is definitely the best choice I could have made for my business and I believe is also why I am as successful as I am. Thank you OA.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  23. Larry and Sharon Hauk
    November 19, 2013 at 11:48 am #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    We joined another host because we thought if it was free then it would not be as good. Boy were we wrong. The help from Chad and Steve is always there. Everyone at Outside Agents is super helpful but mentioned Chad and Steve because they are the owners and always accessible. The training in really good and easy to understand. We wish we had not wasted the money with the other host. The forum that they have is great as the other agents are more than happy to help you with any problems. If you are looking for a host agency then this is definitely the one to join. Plus it is FREE!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  24. John Lavelle
    November 19, 2013 at 11:40 am #
    1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is our third or fourth host. Their support is second to none. Cost of “membership” is the best we’ve experienced. Top commissions, paid promptly and we feel more like family than revenue streams. Always the personal touch when we need support.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  25. Brando Quinn
    November 19, 2013 at 11:19 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I had personally traveled to 21 foreign countries and 49 of the 50 United States (bet you can’t guess which one I’ve never been to?, lol) before deciding to become a home-based travel agent in early 2013… When I got the invitation to join OutsideAgents.com I couldn’t help but notice how terrific the website details were. The first thing that intrigued me was the ability to click on a few headlines and easily find some valuable information on many areas of the world I had never been to; this tantalized my senses and made me want to explore more options. I knew right away this was the right place for me!

    I am happy the OutsideAgent mentoring program exists and relish the educational benefits available which enhance our knowledge and understanding of travel. I have already taken the initial steps to complete the Travel Institutes Agent programs and have already finished the AM Resorts and the Guadeloupe Islands Master Agent programs giving the confidence to book clients there today. I look forward to completing all of Outside Agents educational programs and am excited to learn about ways to improve service to my amazing world traveling customers. Thanks OutsideAgents!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  26. Debbie McAuley
    June 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm #
    28 / 28 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with OA since 2007. After much investigating alot of host agencies, I kept coming back to OA. I called and talked with Chad and signed up immediately. They have been wonderful, patient, and were always available when I needed help.
    I am reassured that I made the right choice whenever I speak with suppliers who have the utmost respect for Steve and Chad. They tell me what great guys they are and how professional they are. The office support is fantastic, so helpful.
    They are the BEST!!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  27. Mazie Middleton CTA, MCC
    April 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm #
    34 / 35 found this review helpful.
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    This, too, is my third host, and BY FAR, the best host agency out there. From training to having the OWNERS cell phone numbers – from NO FEES to earning over 80% of the commission! Support is second to none! Commissions paid on time – every time! New, experienced and seasoned agents will feel right at home here!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  28. Gretchen Lobas
    March 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm #
    31 / 31 found this review helpful.
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    This is my third host agency, and it is the BEST in the industry. Not only are they willing to help with any problems you may have with the general industry, they have your back in all circumstances. I had a big issue with airline tickets. There was a system glitch with an air consolidator, they said there was a glitch to me. Don’t worry, your clients won’t be charged twice, but they were. This issue has been going on for three months. Chad from Outside Agents has been with me through the whole ordeal, and he finally got my clients a refund. It is so nice to know there is still integrity and honesty in the this industry and the world in general. I would recommend this agency without any reservation to anyone searching for a good Host to work with. Also, never had any issue with receiving my payments in a timely manner. Chad and Steve (the owners) are the Best.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  29. NEIL SACKS
    December 18, 2012 at 6:38 am #
    31 / 33 found this review helpful.
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    I WAS VIRTUALLY CLOSED OUT FROM MY PREVIOUS HOST AGENCY. JOYSTAR WAS CLOSED DOWN AND I NEEDED TO SOME PLACE TO PUT MY BUSINESS. I SPOKE TO SEVERAL HOST AGENCIES WHO WANTED LARGE FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS. AFTER SPEAKING TO CHAD (NO FINANCIAL COMMITMENT) I WAS SOLD. TALK TO CHAD YOU WILL GET ALL THE INFORMATION AND ASSISTENCE YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A POSITIVE DECISION.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  30. Lori Orchow
    October 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm #
    35 / 38 found this review helpful.
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    After leaving my position with Avoya Travel I wasn’t sure I even wanted to stay in travel because of the sour taste they left me with. I’m glad I found Outside Agents. I can work as I need to work and still have the systems to be professional and successful. I thought paying a monthly charge and a big name meant big leads, it didn’t. Glad I am moving on and that I discovered Outside Agents!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  31. Kim Taylor
    August 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm #
    36 / 36 found this review helpful.
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    I’ve been with Outside Agents since opening my business in 2007 and have been pleased from the very start. Help with anything I need is just a phone call away and I love the fact that my main contact is one of the owners. Training is readily available both live and on-demand. New technology is always being introduced and made available to the agents.

    Anyone considering a home based travel agency would be doing themselves a favor to talk with Outside Agents. I’m sure glad they’ve been here for me from the start.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  32. Summer Rockwell
    June 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm #
    15 / 17 found this review helpful.
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    I have done very well with outsideagents and I couldn’t ask for better support group!!!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  33. Karla Stauder
    June 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm #
    24 / 24 found this review helpful.
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    I just completed my fourth year as a home based agent with Outside Agents. Prior to joining OA, I searched for a few months and interviewed several hosts. One call to OA, and I knew I had found my home. :)

    Everyone at OA is kind and knowledgeable. We are treated just like family and not just a “number” to them. Chad & Steve are always a phone call away to assist in any way. I can’t imagine not being part of this wonderful team!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  34. Marisa Bower
    June 1, 2012 at 8:56 am #
    34 / 37 found this review helpful.
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    I was unhappy at my previous host for a variety of reasons (hard to receive commissions, “office” demeanor was never pleasant, etc) and I was anxious to find a new host. I stumbled upon Outside Agents, and it sounded too good to be true! No fees? Great commission split? I asked many, many questions, thinking there had to be some kind of catch. But there isn’t. The bottom line is that the owners understand that successful agents bring success to the entire company. It’s a basic principle, but I don’t think there are really any other hosts out there with this same outlook. The owners are completely accessible, and there is a great forum for agents as well. With no fees to join up, I figured I’d just give it a shot…it’s about 2 years later, and I’m not leaving them any time soon!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  35. Faith Whyte
    May 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm #
    22 / 22 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with OA for over 1 year. Chad, Steve, Marty and Staff are wonderful to work with. No monthly fees, The Best website in the industry, and fantastic support. They are simply the best. Between the courses and the partnerships that they bring to you this is by far the best host agency I have been with. Read through all the comments here and you will understand why.

    Industry Experience: I have 4+ years industry experience

    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  36. Jai Paige
    May 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm #
    19 / 19 found this review helpful.
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    OA was my 3rd host agency and the best by far. The team at head office are top notch, friendly and helpful. They respond with urgency to request. I mean I get to call the owners and they answer or call you back for even what you think might be the dumbest newbie question and they never make you feel like you are a idiot for asking. the knowledge sharing is great, the forum that is set up for other agents to communicate, learn, help and advise has been one of the best tools to have. OA really wants you to succeed and will help you in any way they can.

    Loving it

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  37. Mevlude Ukella
    May 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm #
    16 / 20 found this review helpful.
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    I have checked all the other Host Agency,but now-one is like OA,I am happy for being part of this Host Agency.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  38. Christopher Hunt
    May 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm #
    18 / 20 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with OA for 2 years now and it has been a great experience! I came from another travel-supplier where the service was not as good and things kept changing. The people in the home office are 2nd to none, and the support they give us is top-notch in every aspect. Forms, payment reminders, forums to interact with other agents, people that are easy to get in touch with-it has been a very rewarding time for me as a travel-agent. I have paid out less money, earned more money, gotten more support and learned more in the time I have been with Outside Agents than ever before. I highly recommend them to anyone.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  39. Harold Wilkerson
    May 23, 2012 at 9:43 am #
    11 / 12 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with OA for 1 year, and everyone is so helpful, and dedicated to providing you with the necessary tools to have a successful business. THEY ARE AWESOME !!!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  40. Sandi Riemer
    May 23, 2012 at 8:20 am #
    16 / 17 found this review helpful.
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    I love OA! I have worked for other host agencies in the past and this host beats them all hands down. They are always available to answer your questions and they are always very pleasant to speak with. They make submitting bookings and getting paid very easy. Their website is easy to use. I actually have a local agency trying to whoo me away and I’ve told them several times “No” because I really believe OA is the best!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  41. LaVerne Robinson
    May 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm #
    14 / 14 found this review helpful.
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    Prior to coming to Outside Agents, I was with a Host Agency that I thought I would never want to leave. But with all the good things that I heard about Outside Agents, I did the comparison between the two host agencies and it was an easy decision for me to move over. And I am so glad I did. I looked at their solid business structure, knowledge and experience in the industry, team and marketing support, non-stop training, forums, their productivity and efficiency, commission structure and teaming with suppliers that are going to work with you in achieving your sales goals. It is an agency you can grow with.

    The team at Outside Agents is the best that I have been affiliated with. Their desire to help you drive your business to be successful, rewarding and lucrative is amazing. It is a win, win.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  42. Alan Ivers, CTC
    May 22, 2012 at 11:52 am #
    12 / 12 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with OA for 7 months now. Chad, Steve, Marty and Staff are wonderful to work with. No monthly fees, The Best website in the industry, and fantastic support. They are simply the best. Read through all the comments here and you will understand why.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  43. Amber
    May 22, 2012 at 2:12 am #
    12 / 14 found this review helpful.
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    A++++

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  44. David - Ultimate Singles Travel
    May 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm #
    14 / 16 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is my second host. The owners, Steve and Chad are the best. Their office staff is top notch also. Outside Agents are very professional and knowledgeable. They also offer the best support in the industry, as well as the commission levels.
    My last host was very unprofessional, with nothing but bickering among the agents, little to no support, and the owner never available, except by appointment only.
    Outside Agents also has the best training in the industry, and all the agents respect each other, and don’t bicker. If you’re looking for a great host, this is the one you want. If you have a question, or need help, the forum support is top notch. Someone will be able to answer any questions or help you out. Steve, Chad, and the staff have been so helpful and supportive, I wouldn’t recommend any other host.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  45. Latarsha Hill
    May 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm #
    15 / 16 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents rocks!!! Steve and Chad: one word to describe them, AMAZING! Excellent training! Need I say more!!!

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  46. Rachel Worley
    May 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm #
    13 / 13 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with Outside Agents for approx 1 year and couldn’t be happier.
    They offer so much support along with hosting the forum to allow their independant contractors to discuss various things amongst themselves. Plus the training is great!
    They are my second host agency and I will be sticking with them!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  47. Jeff Erbele
    May 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm #
    18 / 18 found this review helpful.
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    After being burned by our first host and shafted by the second one, we finally found Outside Agents, honest, with unlimited support, all the right stuff, great suppliers, tools, training and technology, optional E&O Ins at group rates, consumer booking engine, a marketing program and group cruise space. With their motto, “we don’t make money unless you make money”, they are an easy 5 star host.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  48. Belita ~ Crown Jewel Journeys
    May 21, 2012 at 10:14 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    Awesome agency and wonderful support! The only host agency that I have been with and I have no reason to want to change. Outside Agents always has our best interest at heart and wants to help us grow! Support staff at OA is amazing…always helpful!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  49. MaBa 1
    May 21, 2012 at 3:49 am #
    8 / 9 found this review helpful.
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    After coming from a bad host agency, I really looked around before finding Outside Agents. I really feel that outside Agents is the best host agency that any new or old travel agent could want.

    The tools they provide are awesome. I would suggest if you are looking for a great host agency to sign up, you will not be disappointed. Everything is provided for you to help you start your own travel business, which is half the battle in succeeding.

    Everyone in the office is professional, fun and knowledgeable. Chad and Steve give us all the tools we need to be a successful agent in this competitive industry. Looking forward to a LONG and profitable relationship with OSA

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  50. Rhonda
    May 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm #
    7 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    I have been a home-based travel agent with Outside Agents for almost 2 years and have nothing but good things to say about them. They pay commissions promptly and are quick to reply to any calls or emailed questions if I can’t find my question already answered on the agent forum. With their volume, most vendors pay more than the standard 10% as well so I do much better running my business through OA than trying to go it alone on my own. Thanks OA for being there when I need you but not micromanaging me when I don’t!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  51. Carolyn L. Walker
    May 19, 2012 at 5:20 am #
    11 / 11 found this review helpful.
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    OutsideAgents is at the top tier as a host agency. I have worked with other host agencies, but none that allowed me to contact the owners directly by phone or e-mail and receive an answer! That in and of itself is worth being a member of our host agency. The training is unbelievable and there is never a charge. The owners created one of the most popular forums on the internet. New members are greeted on the forum and when there are questions, many of us jump right in to help give the best advice based on our travel experiences. We do have access to a website as well. Looking for a host agency? Look no further, you will have found the best at OutsideAgents….Five Stars!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  52. Grover
    May 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm #
    10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    I have had poor host agencies, and good agencies, but this is a great host agency. The owners are involved and responsive, the price is right and the split is generous. My questions and emails are always answered within a day. They encourage and enable participation by their agents without pushing. And they back us up when we need it. 5 stars isn’t enough for Outside Agents.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  53. Howard "The Deacon" Lyon
    May 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm #
    11 / 11 found this review helpful.
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    for a few years I have been associated with another host agency and I has always turned up as a Dud for both the client and myself when I found cruise and tours I was a bit skeptical to take on another host since i had spent a great amount of time and money to get nothing, but as soon as i gave them a try i was floored with the assistance, prompt help and the friendly staff and fellow agents plus great commissions. within a matter of days I had renewed confidence and sales. for free had me worried but this is one truly awesome host to team up with!
    No hassles clear directions, prompt service, excellent commissions superior organization and great co-agents to work with. I cannot count how many people that i have recommended Cruise and tours too but this is one amazing company! I give cruise and tours unlimited a 5++++ star rating

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  54. Mark - Advance Travel International
    May 18, 2012 at 10:54 am #
    9 / 9 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is one of the best Host Agencies to be apart of. When you sign up its free. The owners also are there to support you. You can give them a call or email them and they always there to help you. The tools they provide are awesome. I would suggest if you are looking for a great host agency to sign up, you will not be disappointed. Everything is provided for you to help you start your own travel business, which is half the battle in succeeding.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  55. Theresa Travare
    May 18, 2012 at 10:29 am #
    5 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    I have been an outside agent with this company for 6 months. I must say the host support is great. They respond quickly with helpful answers and sollutions. I work with alot of groups and the overrides they offer with the cruise line are very helpful to earn a higher commission. It has been a great transition from office to home base. I would recommend this agency highly.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  56. Liz Holtzclaw, Hughson Travel
    May 18, 2012 at 9:12 am #
    10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    I started my home based agency in January 2011, and enrolled with another host. Much to my dismay, the agency was in turmoil, dealing with a name change due to a trademark action. I wasted a full year trying to get my own business going with no support.

    I joined Outside Agents this spring and in less than one month had booked more business than I had in the entire prior year. Technology and website booking tools are superior, training is free and available on demand. The commission split is generous. There are no fees and we are not nickeled and dimed to death.

    The agent forum is the best in the business, and OA offers access to Agent Studio, the premier TA website platform.

    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chad and Steve to anyone who is serious about a home based travel business. Those looking for a IATAN card without selling need not apply.

    Liz Holtzclaw
    Hughson Travel
    We’re there with you

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  57. Kelly Blair
    May 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm #
    10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    When I started looking for a host agency, I wanted one that had all the tools I’d need to become succesful and a great support team to back it up. Not only are the owners available to answer questions, every staff member I have been in contact with has been more than helpful. They really want you to succeed! In addition, there is a forum where all the agents can ask questions and help one another out. It’s a pretty amazing community.

    I have been an agent for under a year, but am very pleased with Outside Agents and have no reason to look elsewhere for a host. Outside Agents has it all!

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  58. Bruce
    May 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    So far it is a great agency, I have just begun my Travel Business, so we will have to see where it goes from here. They answer all my questions and are very helpful when needed. Also, best part, its free to use.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  59. Anne Lisle
    May 17, 2012 at 11:40 am #
    20 / 20 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is an amazing host group. Before I selected my agency, I sat down and made pros and cons of many of the agencies out there. When I completed my list of cons, I started to contact each agency with my questions.

    I called three other agencies before calling Outside Agents. I left a voice mail message with each company. I’m still waiting for return phone calls from ALL THREE agencies.

    Imagine my surprise when I called Outside Agents when the call was answered by a live human being. When I realized that I was speaking with one of the owners of the agency – Chad – I was floored and expressed my surprise. “I always answer my phone unless I am on another call. Why wouldn’t I? I will just have to call you back, right?”

    I was immediately impressed – however it wasn’t the last time for that. From the “trial run” booking to the hosted events at conventions and trade shows to the support (as much or as little) for each agent, this host is more than I could have ever hoped for. How about the fact that they contacted me to congratulate me on my commission raise – without me asking for it? How many host agencies are that honest and appreciative of their agents?

    Everywhere I go, I share my experience with Outside Agents with other travel agents. I don’t get a bonus or kickback. I get the satisfaction of knowing that I show others a better way to do things. (And I love the debates that I win with others who try to argue that nothing is free and that its too good to be true!)

    Love my host agency – and it shows!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  60. Helene Thall
    May 17, 2012 at 10:48 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents easily earns 5 stars. I’ve been affiliated with the company for 2 years and have had only positive experiences. In fact, the owners always exceed my expectations. An active agent Forum allows even experienced agents to learn from one another.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  61. Gene A.
    May 17, 2012 at 9:59 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I have nothing, but good things to say about this agency. Never had any issues with them and the staff is more than happy to help any time you have a question or need their help.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  62. Nancy Bryan
    May 17, 2012 at 9:51 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I worked for many years in a store front agency, the pressure starting getting to be more than I wanted to handle. Then I found out about OSA. I talked with the owners, started working out of my home and have never looked back. Their staff and owners are amazing and always ready to help you with any problems. I am in a much better place now that I am with OSA and would recommend them to anyone.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  63. Lisa Michelette
    May 17, 2012 at 9:28 am #
    9 / 9 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is a fantastic Hosting Agency. Their training is second to none. The support is just amazing. If I ever have a question or concern, they are there to help. I worked with two other Host agencies in the past and nothing compares to Outside Agents. I just cannot say enough about this company. When I was unhappy with another Host agency, I found Outside Agents and signed up. It is free to join. The commission is 80% to start.

    The day I joined, I called and spoke to the owner of Outside Agents and he was so supportive. I told him the tour operators I used and he got me my own logons that same day as I had a new booking. I just cannot say enough about this company. The support they provide is the best out there. I like the personal touch as well as we have access to phone numbers and email addresses for the management and they are there for us. In addition, this company has a fantastic community. There are over 3,000 agents and we have access to a great social media just for us. It resembles that of Facebook and we all communicate together. The message board is extremely helpful and I made some nice friends using this tool.

    Overall, Outside Agents is #1 in my book and I am proud to be a member!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  64. Christie Ogunlana
    May 17, 2012 at 8:44 am #
    4 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with Outside Agents for a little over a year now. I don’t think I could’ve chosen a better host agencies. They are a really good host for someone who is new to the business because they don’t make money unless you make money. There are no fees upfront or annually. They only make money when you make a sale. I love the forum because you can get so much information from those that may have more experience in certain products. Everyone is very willing to help on the forum. And the owners are always available to take any questions you may have as well. I’m very pleased with choosing Outside Agents as my host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  65. Kim Davis
    May 17, 2012 at 8:14 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    After over 25 years or so in the industry, I have found Outside Agents to be one of the best Host Agency’s I have worked through. What is most important to me is, there are no commission surprises. You earn it, you get it. No playing around, no games.

    Another attribute with Outside Agents is the communication. I like to know what’s going on in our industry, and I also like knowing you are dealing with LIVE people, not a call center that is just there to answer phones and take messages.

    For any new agent coming aboard or seasoned professionals looking to make a change, Outside Agents has been great to work with and I encourage you to take a look. This hands on, not to big for their britches work ethic, is a real pleasure.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  66. Scott Murphy
    May 17, 2012 at 8:09 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I can’t speak highly enough about this company! They are very helpful through the learning/education process, they are quick to handle any issues and the tools that they offer are unmatched. The sky is the limit with this host! I have no idea whyI didnt go to them earlier.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  67. Jim Rannazzisi
    May 17, 2012 at 8:02 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I like working with a family business like Outside Agents. They strive to get to know you personally. They welcome you to visit their office. They always take the time to respond promptly to my questions. They are eager to provide expert advice to help you with your business. I went from zero sales to Master Cruise Counsellor in less than two years thanks to their help and support. You cannot go wrong associating yourself with an outfit like this.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  68. Motorino Man
    May 17, 2012 at 7:20 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    On a scale of 1 to 5 give Chad, Steve, Marty, Heather, Sheryl, Allison and the rest of the Outside Agents team a 10 – yes a TEN! or a 20… Really what else can be said about such a helpful staff that provides the tools an agent needs to be successful without the nickle and diming that can be common in this industry. From paying commissions on time, which is big when you are self employed, to always answering the phone when questions come up, the the community they’ve built this is a great host to land.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  69. Anita Uhrmann
    May 17, 2012 at 6:55 am #
    9 / 9 found this review helpful.
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    This agency has been a God send! I worked for a cruise line years ago and last year lost my job. Knowing that I wanted to start my own agency, I was ready to put in the time and willing to work hard at making a go of it. Then I stumbled onto OutsideAgents. They were the only one out of several agencies that I inquired about that actually answered my emails, responded quickly, and personally took my calls. The other agencies told me that “I was not what they were looking for” or didn’t even bother sending me an email regarding my inquiry. Any time I have felt lost, not sure how to move forward, or just needed to know a procedure, OutsideAgents has been right there with me! I am now going into my second year as a Travel Agent with more confidence due to the invaluable training, the ease of setting up vendor contacts, and receiving tremendous tips from OutsideAgent colleagues through our Forum topics. The support and “phone call away” attitude has allowed me to grow my business, take bigger steps towards bigger commissions, and made me feel like someone has my back. Oh, and the friends I have made! Everyone is willing to share their personal tips, stories, and “years of experience” knowledge. No one feels the need for secrecy or to hold things close to their chest because we are a “family”. At the end of the day we all want to grow, prosper, and continue to move forward; OutsideAgents helps you do just that! Thanks OutsideAgents!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  70. Jim
    May 17, 2012 at 3:04 am #
    3 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Great agency ! No fees of any kind and they are there to help you and the commission structure is better than other agencies. They have a great “home page ” that is very user friendly. I’m glad I found them and highly recommend them !

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  71. Bev Booker
    May 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I have my good friend, Kathy W., to thank for referring me to OSA. It has been GREAT! The agency is a “package” of REAL PEOPLE, doing hands-on work on personal levels; not computer-generated voices having us push buttons to keep us busy until we give up trying to get answers. Steve, one of the owners, even gave me his cell phone number in case I had issues outside of normal business hours. Neither Steve nor Chad are strangers to making the personal phone calls to ensure they understand the situation and give the correct answer(s), guidance, and support. All the ladies in bookkeeping/accounting are very helpful and willing to work out any kinks we may experience. I am VERY happy with the company and proud to be affiliated with such fine people.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  72. Lynn Martin
    May 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I love Outside Agents. I love the fact that I get paid 80% of my commissions with the travel vendors and DO NOT have to pay any monthly fees! They have wonderful training and a wonderful forum to talk to the other home-based agents, similar to a social networking/blogging platform. I searched and searched for a host agency with a good reputation who had the home-based agents best interest at heart and this is what I found with Outside Agents. They teach you how to succeed at the rate you are comfortable with, whether you are part-time or full-time.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  73. Charles Tucker
    May 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    If you had to choose one word to describe Outsideagents.com, I would choose the word “support”. I cannot think of a time when I did not receive a quick response to a question or an issue. For a newcomer, that is HUGE! They provide you with a lot of training opportunities, information, and all the tools you need to be successful! I could NOT have chosen a better host agency to work with! Not only do I want to succeed for me, I want to succeed for them!

    If someone was going to get into this business & looked for a hosting agency, I would recommend OA in a heartbeat!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  74. Lin Balogh
    May 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    Outside agents is the BEST host agency! They have top notch support! The training is awesome. I’ve been with a few other host agencies and they don’t compare to Outside agents!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  75. Robert Martin
    May 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    I am very new to this business! Started out in October with my wife and decided this is what we want to do in our retirement in the next five years. We researched hosting agencies and settled on Outside Agents. I am glad we did, the owners and staff are so very helpful at all times and responsive to agent needs and wants. I am glad, being new to the business that we chose OA. The other agents are great and very helpful as well. Wouldn’t be any other place!

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  76. Shirley Robinson
    May 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    This is a fantastic host agency.They are always willing to help if you have a problem.I had 7 years with a brick and mortar agency before working from home.They have great traning programs,and there are no fees.can’t go wrong.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  77. Katrina Butler
    May 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I talked to several host agencies before deciding to go with Outside Agents. I could not be happier. The OA team has promptly answered any questions that I have had. The agent forum has also been a valuable resource.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  78. Katherine Schutte
    May 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents has been very good for my business. The owners and everone there is reponsive and very helpful. I din’t have sales for the first 6 months while I was learning the ropes and they never said a thing about it. Now I have regular sales and they have defintely been a part of my success. They let me run my business the way I want but they are always there to answer questions and provide support. They run a forum for agents where we can all post about anything. Experienced agents help the new ones and everyone can offer answers about their area of expertise. The owners also participate in the forum and offer advice. I’ve learned so much from all of them. Outside Agents is honest and their policies and commission structure is very fair. There are no unpleasant surprises with this host agency. I was offered a position with another host agency and I declined. I’m happy where I am with Outside Agents and you will be too.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  79. bob and jayne jackson
    May 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    We have been affiliated with two other host agencies in the past. This is by far the best host agency we have worked with. Very helpful, great forum for agents to interact. Great training available – for newbies or experienced agents. They do not nickel and dime – (or dollar) you to death as do some of the other hosts – very straightforward approach. If you need help – chances are you will receive it from one of the owners – can’t ask for more than that. No run-arounds – just a great company.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  80. Kim Hyde
    May 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    Outstanding company for any level of travel experience. They offer great training and always available to answer questions and assist you when you need it.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  81. Nicole Neale
    May 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I tried other Host Agencys before and they wanted a fee to join and a whole lot of lip service. I never recieved my commissions and every training session had a fee to it. Since I joined this group several years back I have had nothing but support, training (Free) and actual payments!!! I LOVE them and have spoke to other travel professionals in my area about joining them!! If you are not a memeber you are missing out.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  82. Judy Myers
    May 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    Great host agency, I started with another host and thought I was going to have to quit what I loved to do, then I found Outside Agents, It was heaven sent, I have done nothing but grow with OA. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to work with great people, to join OA. I have never had a problem they could not fix. They are always very helpful and encouraging to their agents………. OA ROCKS!!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  83. Sharon
    May 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm #
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    I love my folks at OutsideAgents.com. They are there to answer any questions and I feel quite comfortable booking my clients with them as my Host Agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  84. Barbi Cooper
    May 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm #
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    Outside Agents has been awesome! I was with another host agency, but found them to be most unhelpful with I would call with questions. Totally opposite with OA. Chad and Steve, and all the others are so willing to help. We even have their cell #’s! Another bonus with OA, the forum. We as agents can post a question, and get immediate answers. Its a great way to keep in touch will fellow agents.

    I was luck this year to make the 90% commission cut! Got a pay raise! OA has the TA in mind. And will do anything to help us succeed.

    THANKS OA!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  85. Cindy Watty
    May 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    I have to agree with much of what has been said here. Outside Agents has been a wonderful change for me. I was previously with another host agency, and getting any help or a response out of them usually resulted in one word answers. If I have a question now, it’s usually answered by one of the owners in a very reasonable amount of time.
    I love having no fees to worry about, and the commission structure is very fair. I’m fortunate enough to have moved up to 90% this year.
    There are always webinars available, and their resources are awesome.
    I’m very happy with Outside Agents

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  86. BERNIE COHEN
    May 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    This is my third host agency. The first two have gone out of business and I know why. They were the opposite of Cruises & Tours Unlimited. This agency is very helpful and efficient. They will certainly assist their agents in every way. I do recommend them as the best in the business.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  87. Cindy Seaburn
    May 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm #
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    Outside Agents has a wonderful support staff, available at all times during the day and able to answer and assist with all questions and concerns. In addition, they are a fair agency with great incentives and commission splits and their main focus is the success of their agents. Training is available both live and in the library for future reference, and the owners are committed to providing the most training possible.

    I highly recommend Outside Agents to all agents who are seeking a host!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  88. Jade Smith
    May 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm #
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    I have been with Outside Agents for about two years and have found them to be an exceptional host agency! They provide many opportunities for education, which is a blessing for me, as I live in rural Wyoming and don’t have the time or funds to travel to many seminars or conferences.

    Their support is really top notch. Whenever I have a question or problem, it is answered by the owners themselves, and they take the time to be sure my questions and needs are met. I have never felt they were trying to get me off the line, rather that they truly have a interest in me and my business.

    Outside Agents has been and will continue to be my choice of host agencies, and I would recommend them to any agent looking for a host agency to partner with.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  89. Teddy Chrysostom
    May 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm #
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    Outside Agents is the best kept secret. You will learn and succeed. This family owned, established business will be available for you with all the tools you need to be a successful home based travel agent (for Free). There is an agent forum where you will connect with other agents in Outside Agents, you learn from each other, make new friends as well as make money. This has been for me a most positive experience.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  90. Leslie
    May 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    I joined Outside Agents (Cruise and Tours Unlimited) approximately 5 years ago after my last host closed their doors without warning. Prior to that, I was hosted by a brick and mortar agency in my city. After joining outsideagents.com I realized how much I was missing from my old hosts. Outsideagents stands by their agents, offers the best training available, has no monthly fees, gives the best support and advice when needed and the owners are always there when you need them.

    Their commission rates are much better than my old hosts (i was making 30-70% before moving to outsideagents).

    While at Outside Agents, I have completed my CLIA ACC, booked numerous group cruises and other trips, and had much more support than the other 2 hosts I was previously with. I highly recommend OA to anyone who is looking for a host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  91. Mandy Darr
    May 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm #
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    This is the second host agency I have used, and I think Outside Agents is wonderful. They provide superior tools for their agents to utilize. They have great relationships with suppliers which equal higher commission rates. Plus, OA gives a terrific commission split with no monthly fee. The ONLY possible negative is the last of training when you join in. But if you have experience in the industry, it doesn’t matter–even if its just a little. I was with my first agency for 6 months and had no problems learning the ropes with OA. I am very happy I switched.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  92. Jim Wolf
    May 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm #
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    I have been with this agency since we began our business over 6 years ago. If you are looking for a good place to start, this is it. They don’t charge any monthly fees so if you don’t do well neither do they. All the back office paperwork is handled for you. The booking procedures are much more straight forward and less cumbersome than most that I have seen. Since they are a large agency you are in the top tier of commissions with the cruise lines. 15% or 16% compared to 10%. It takes work on your part to get anywhere. I am a Princess Commodore, HAL White Star agent, RCI WOW Expert, Celebrity 5 Star agent, and am still working on the others. I am a CLIA ACC and have my IATAN card. I have made more money each year I’ve been in business in a large part because this is a host that lets me run my business with as little or as much help as I need.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  93. Jessica Geovanna Jardine
    May 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm #
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    I am so very happy to have made my travel home at OutsideAgents.com It was so comforting for me to be able to talk to a real live person quickly if I should ever have any questions. As a new agent in the travel industry that ability was priceless. I never had a notion of being to much of a bother and always was greeted with welcome and kindness. Outside Agents for me is not just my host agency but my family!

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  94. WANDA LEVERETT
    May 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I love this agency, i was unfortunately affiliated with YTB prior to signing with OA. Now everything is different, they have wonderful training, helpful owners and great affiliates. I would reccommend them to anyone wanting to be in the industry, they are by far the best

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  95. Joann Roberts
    May 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    After being with my host agency for more than 8 years and leaving due to poor management and unpaid commissions, I was very wary of joining a new host. I met Chad and Steve at a Trade Show and was very impressed with openness, their concepts and their business plan. I have been with them now for over two years and I love them. It’s wonderful and reassuring to be able to call direct and speak with those operating the company. They continually offer new ideas and innovations to improve our performance as travel consultants.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  96. Rene
    May 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm #
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    I have been with Outside Agents for almost 3 years and would encourage anybody looking for a host agency to join. You can’t beat the service that they provide, plus the price is nice.

    After being with an agency that I had to pay to join at the beginning and work my way up the commission scale……and then have them go out of business-it was a no brainer to choose Outside Agents as my next agency. You won’t regret it:)

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  97. Wendy Butera
    May 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I am very happy that I decided to work with OutsideAgents.com. It is a very professional operation. The staff is the greatest. They are very efficicient, I never have to wait to receive paperwork. When I have questions or need assistance they are right there to help out. The owners Steve and Chad are very approachable and are willing to do whatever it takes to help you succeed.

    There are no sign up fees required to get started with OutsideAgents.com. There are no surprise or hidden fees. You receive an 80% commission split to start and can work up to a higher split based on volume. Commissions are paid monthly and I have never had a problem getting paid.

    I would highly recommend OutsideAgents.com to anyone looking for a host. For new agents you will have all the mentoring you need. For experienced agents you have all the tools you need to succeed.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  98. Demus Holmes
    May 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    If you are looking to get into the travel business and don’t know where to begin, give this host a try. I am a home-based travel agent and I love the help these guys give. They have training to put you on the right track. The have all the tools necessary to jump start your business and keep you current in the industry.
    AND IT’S ALL FREE!!!!!!
    What more can you ask for. You guys are GREAT!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  99. Amy Windham
    May 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I have been very happy with Outside Agents. The back office support is very strong and they respond quickly. Vendor access, training and documentation far exceeds what is available with many other hosts out there. If you are new to the industry there is plenty of training to get you started and if you are an experienced agent they have all of the tools that you need to promote your business and increase sales. I have been impressed with the direct contact with BDMs and their appreciation of the agents being a part of an outstanding team.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  100. Steve Shaw
    May 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am with Outside Agents! They are by far the best hosting agency available! Sign up is free and the support and training you receive is top notch! If you’re looking for a host agency I HIGHLY recommend using them. You will not be one bit disappointed!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  101. Brenda Dirden
    May 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm #
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    Outside Agents is a great host agency! Not because they are free to join (although that is a big plus); or that they have a wonderful commission plan (:)); or that they provide training!! but because they are available for any problem!! I Love Outside Agents!!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  102. Mazie Middleton
    May 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm #
    7 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    Two thumbs up all the way! As an Independent Contractor, I was looking for a host with integrity, experience, leadership in the industry and a reputable business in the community. Outside Agents has it all. Everyone in the office is professional, fun and knowledgeable. Chad and Steve give us all the tools we need to be a successful agent in this competitive industry. Looking forward to a LONG and profitable relationship with Outside Agents!!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  103. Samantha
    May 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I signed up with Outside Agents in the beginning of this year.
    Since my travel abroad in college I became interested in the travel industry. My dad referred me to Outside Agents because he knew it wouldn’t cost anything and its easy-everything is done online! The hosts are extremely helpful and keep their agents updated at all times.
    If a problem or question arises there is someone always available to help-even on the online forum.

    I highly recommend Outside Agents!!

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  104. Doris Miller
    May 16, 2012 at 11:51 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I started out over 15 years ago leading Hot Rod Cruise groups and using a travel agent. I finally came to realize this was my passion and wanted to take the extra step and become a travel agent. I feel blessed that I found this agency. I had called several others and most did not even return my calls. The first time that I connected with Steve and I knew this was the agency for me. Through the years that have offered me full support and lots of great training. I look forward to my future with this agency. They really are the BEST!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  105. Julio Wickham
    May 16, 2012 at 11:24 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    From those that answer the phone, on up the ladder to ownership, OSA has demonstrated to be everything and much more my first host agency declared to be.

    Always helpful, and always freindly.
    If I was in the job market, I would call on OSA.

    My thanks to everyone at OSA.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  106. Alan Dunwoody
    May 16, 2012 at 11:16 am #
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    How many Host agencys have on demand training. Weekly training. Training by the Insurance company. Training by almost every vendor. Help with finding customers and having the Vice-president to ask if he can help. You have personal e-mail to each person in the home office including the person who handles your money and the Vice-President. what if you had a forum for you question and problems you get that. Do you groups to book into. Commisions way up there.Marketing help eithier on the company website and do it your self but if sign up for any of the programs which are free you a call or e-mail from the Vice-president asking if you need help if so just fill form and you get help.The first marketing you will do is directing people to the website you are provided for client use. We have special just for us.All this and E&O Insurance for less than you think.
    My question is why there people somewhere else

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  107. Peggy Davis
    May 16, 2012 at 11:11 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I have worked with store front agencies and two other host agencies, the last being Joystar. Because of both bad experiences, this time I did extensive research before picking my host agency. I won a free franchise to another host agency about the same time I was joining Outside Agents. After checking into both agencies, I choose Outside Agents because sometimes free is not really free. I also liked the fact that the Outside Agents’ owners are so accessible and the staff is great.

    I have no qualms suggesting to anyone that this is the best host agency available. You can’t beat the price. No start up and no monthly fees and great commission rates.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  108. Janet
    May 16, 2012 at 10:52 am #
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    I had over twenty years experience in the industry when I started with Outside Agents. This is a great company. They are very responsive to questions and are there to aid with any problems or anything unusual. The training seems to be very good for those new to the business as well as experienced agents. I can’t say enough good things about this host agency. I have been affiliated with two other host agencies in the past, both were good, but I find OA be the most supportive host agency I have worked with or researched. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  109. Fred Soukup
    May 16, 2012 at 10:46 am #
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    If you are a Home Based Agent and looking for a new home, you have found it. Outside Agents beats all others, give it a try you won’t be disappointed. It’s the best out there !!!.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  110. Paula Honroth
    May 16, 2012 at 10:38 am #
    5 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is A++++ and is great at responding to question’s and needs. They have a great support system for news agents as well as matured agents.Learning as an agent is key whether new or old.They are number 1 for a reason.A main support system is what you need as a new agent.Signing up is FREE at this time.I love travel and this opened a door for me. They have a website and E&O Insurance you pay a fee for, it is well worth the money in Organization and more, They are great and a big thanks from me and every agent under OA definitely goes out to all the hard work they do for us.

    Thanks OA

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  111. I. B. Joseph-Green
    May 16, 2012 at 10:31 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    OutsideAgents.com is simply the best…and free. It doesn’t matter if one is a newbie and highly experienced top producer, OutsideAgents.com is the host to choose. Agents deal directly with the owners who are a ‘force’ in the travel industry, yet so accessible and down-to-earth. They are a ‘real’ host agency–not a card mill, pyramid, or scam–and they encourage, support, and support travel agents being just as real. They don’t play around with agents’ money and/or bookings, and truly want agents to succeed so provide what’s necessary for that to happen. Initial agent/host split is highest I yet found, and can go higher. They are great support–even for those agents wanting to branch out on their own–and operate in integrity. They totally support branding one’s own business. They supply so many tools for agents excel and the agents’ community is a yummy-plus plethora of knowledge where one interacts with other agents and another source of vast information and knowledge. Newbies are welcomed, assisted, and no questions are stupid. It’s a good feel. No start-up, monthly, or annual fees; marketing and leads support, consumer website, on-going training and support, a growing network of real travel agents, vendors, suppliers…I can’t say enough good things about OutsideAgents.com. It just keeps getting better and better, and I wish I’d found them way-back-when. Simply the best…Oh, and did I mention they’re free?

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  112. Ken Tallent
    May 16, 2012 at 10:30 am #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    The BEST I’ve found! I’ve been working with this agency for just a few months and they excel above and beyond any previous host agency I’ve used in the past. The support they offer, both online and live, is better than anything I have found elsewhere. These folks really do care if you succeed as an independent agent. Oh, and you just can’t beat that “No Cost to Join Fee!” These guys are the BEST!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  113. Dana Williams
    May 16, 2012 at 10:24 am #
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    Outside Agents is a great host. I came to them about 3 years ago after having been burnt by a very unreputable host agency. I found Outside Agents to be awesome! They offer training weekly, offer a website for a minimal fee, support is readily available either by the main office or by fellow agents through the forum. They also pay on time which is the most important thing. They’ve been around a long time in the industry so they must be doing something right, plus they keep evolving and making their host agency better by giving us more tools to help us succeed.

    I have heard some horror stories about other host agencies and have experienced one on my own. So I know that Outside Agents is one of the best, if not the best you’ll find. Did I mention it’s free to sign up?

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  114. Janet Caraker
    May 16, 2012 at 10:20 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I have been very impressed with OutsideAgents.com (Cruises Unlimited) as a host agency. I have had my own agency for 10 years and have been a travel agent for 25 years. As our industry changes, we must change to remain successful.

    I like to sell all kinds of trips and it is great to have a host agency with top tier commissions with almost every single reputable tour/cruise company. I signed up with OutsideAgents.com (Cruises Unlimited) over a year ago and have been very happy with my decision! I use OutsideAgents.com (Cruises Unlimited) IATA for all the bookings I do with cruises or tour operators that I do not book often enough to make more than the minimum commission. I make more money!!!

    Plus, OutsideAgents.com (Cruises Unlimited) has some great group cruise rates available on many cruises. My clients are always impressed that I can offer them lower rates and more amenities than they can get direct with the cruise line.

    The staff at OutsideAgents.com (Cruises Unlimited) is friendly, helpful and professional. I have never had a hard time getting help or an answer to a question. They go above and beyond to help their agents be successful.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  115. Carol Bridgers
    May 16, 2012 at 10:11 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I have been working with this agency for the past six months and I think it was a GREAT decision to join forces with them. If you are an independent agent and are not clearing $30K or more a year,you are spinning your wheels — you need the boost of a host agency. They do not charge you ANYTHING and give you top commission share! They pay for all the CLIA, etc that eats away at your profits. I highly recommend Outsideagents.com. Steve is ALWAYS available to answer your questions, and they offer so many assets to help you succeed; plus a chatline with your peers.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  116. Monique Redman
    May 16, 2012 at 10:10 am #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    Excellent family owned host agency! They are real people whom you can talk to at any time. Their lines of communication are open consistently, as they are always willing to help. This host agency’s profile allows you the freedom of being independent and branding your travel business. There are no bars to you getting to know your Business Development Managers and building your own working relationships with them. Training opportunities are limitless and offered daily, you need only call in to participate. No red tape or go between in all the accesses needed to be a true travel business owner. This host definitely lives up to and exceeds it’s reputation.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  117. Suzanne Alvarez
    May 16, 2012 at 9:59 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    When someone on a ship inspection about 4 years ago told me about a host agency that has no start-up fees, no contracts, I was in disbelief being with two other hosts that I had paid out $495 and $295 respectively, and didn’t have the support, etc.
    Well glad to say I called towards the end of my contract with the other host, and figured I had nothing to
    lose and has been the best experience for the past three years. This host has integrity, and stands behind what is promised. The owners and the staff or most helpful…I often wonder how they have time
    to get back to us within 24 hrs at tops, and sometimes can catch them on a first try…in emergencies, we
    even have their cell phones. They truly are amazing to work with. We have direct deposits and get paid in a most timely manner…many times ahead of the scheduled middle of the month. We have a forum for our agents which I believe is over 3,000 and growing, where we can get help 24/7.
    I highly recommend them.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  118. Geoff Hendren
    May 16, 2012 at 9:57 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    This is my second year with Outside Agents, and I cannot say enough good things about them. I was a complete rooky when I started and the support and resources they offer are amazing. With no start-up fees and great commission splits it was a no brainer for me. They even contacted me about a $300 commission that I had missed.!

    If you are looking to get started in the industry or just need a great resource to back up an existing business, I would highly recommend Outside Agents.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  119. Carol Woytus
    May 16, 2012 at 9:56 am #
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    I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of Outside Agents.com. I was previously with another host agency and transferred to Outside Agents about 2 yrs. ago. Steve and Chad, the owners of the company, are wonderful and make themselves available to help you in any way they can.

    They also have a Forum on the website which is a tremendous help. We can submit a question or request for help and other agents are more than happy to help each other.

    If you are looking for a host agency, I would highly recommend them.

    I would give them 5 stars.

    Carol Woytus
    Vacation Magic Travel

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  120. Nel'Via Alexis
    May 16, 2012 at 9:56 am #
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    Greetings,

    I absolutely love my host agency (Outside Agents). I’ve been with them for almost 2 years and they have been there for me every step of the way. I like the fact the Owners provide Agents with their personal cell numbers in case we need them (how’s that for personalized service). There was a mix up with one of my cruises and the amenities for some reason were never applied to our booking and although it was too late to add them, out of courtesy, Outside Agents made sure we received it (how please we were to see it on our account when we arrived onboard). I left my last agency because they did not have access to all the cruise vendors and recently one of their Directors sent a text to me letting me know they were now onboard with all the crusie vendors again and I politely replied to her: “No thank you, I’m very happy where I am”. Great job Outside Agents for your Integrity, Honesty, and Appreciation for your Agents!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  121. Nicole Perry
    May 16, 2012 at 9:55 am #
    2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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    I am very satisfied with the service provided by Outside Agents. The owners are friendly, helpful, and willing to help you beyond the normal scope of expectations. I switched over to their host agency after being with another, very difficult, agency. Outside Agents celebrates successes of everyone and thanks each agent for their part. Having personally met Chad and Steve a couple of times, I can say that they are down to earth and willing to help each individual agent with anything they can possibly do.
    Over the last two years, my business has soared to new heights. I have had the opportunity to not only learn new things, but connect with colleagues throughout the country. I know that I can always refer to the agent forums to find an answer to something new. This has allowed me to become a more knowledgeable agent.
    I would recommend any person interested in finding a host to give Outside Agents the opportunity to be their host.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  122. Julia Ozeruga
    May 16, 2012 at 9:54 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I started up with this host agency about 3 or 4 years ago after my previous agency literally disappeared and took with it close to a $1000 of my commission and much more of other agents’. At first I was a bit nervous since this host agency is based out of Florida and I live in WA but I figured since my last agency was local and that didn’t do me any good I might as well try these guys. When they say there are no fees for anything, they really mean it! I have not payed them a cent of my own money. I also really liked starting up at 80% split and not 50% like with my previous agency. Commissions are always payed in a timely manner and all of my questions get answered via email (my preferred method of communication). In short, this is a great host agency to be working with and I recommend it to anyone out there!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  123. Greg Boyanton
    May 16, 2012 at 9:53 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I recommend OutsideAgents.com to anyone in the travel industry! Before joining them in 2010, I was an independent agent with a local travel agency. The best thing that has happened to me in my travel career was joining OutsideAgents.com. No fees, no tricks, just support for you. It is a team effort with them. You aren’t just a number, so to speak. There is a forum where you can consult with other agents for recommendations for your clients, problem solving, etc. The systems they provide to business are very easy to use and helpful. The commissions are great and they pay it automatically the month after the client’s travel has been complete. Don’t look anywhere else for a host! OutsideAgents.com is all you need in a host.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  124. Rachel Worley
    May 16, 2012 at 9:50 am #
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    This is my 2nd host agency that I have worked with and I have nothing but wonderful dealings with them. The owner, Chad Burt has been in direct contact with me on numerous occasions when I have had questions and simply in response to minor questions.
    It is like being part of a family with all the support they offer. I couldn’t be happier!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  125. Affordable Cruises N More
    May 16, 2012 at 9:46 am #
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    I’ve been with Outside Agents for over 2 years now and Chad and Steve and the staff of OA have always been there to answer my questions. How many agencies give you the owners cell phone numbers so you can reach them with questions. I’m always been paid on time and the agent forum they have created for the agents is by far the best I’ve seen. We have continuing training weekly, if you have a question about a company, destination or whatever you need the forum is there for us to use, with over 4000 agents there is always someone there to help you. You can join for free no questions asked and if you don’t like it doesn’t cost you a dime, but I’m sure you’ll OA as much as I do.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  126. Angela
    May 16, 2012 at 9:44 am #
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    I am NEW to the industry and OA has been so helpful to me they offer so much training and Chad and Steve have personally taken my calls when I have had to call them with questions. I think they are great as is the other staff there in the office with them. The services and products they offer are wonderful especially for someone brand new to the industry.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  127. john tomich
    May 16, 2012 at 9:44 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    OUTSIDE AGENTS ARE BY FAR ONE OF THE TOP AGENCY.
    They are helpful in helping you with training,answering
    you calls, resources,what ever you need it is there for you to succeed.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  128. Patti Maresca
    May 16, 2012 at 9:43 am #
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    I have been working with Outsideagents.com since 2005 and I must say they are the best! I wouldn’t even consider moving to a different host if I was offered 110% commission. Steve, Chad & Marty are great to work with and always available to their agents! The training is unparalleled! There is ongoing training offered multiple times a week, every week. They are family owned and you really feel like you are part of the family with them!
    They also have an insider’s forum for all their agents, which has tons of needed information as well as a community forum page for all the agents to interact with each other.

    I HIGHLY recommend that you at least call and speak with one of them when researching a host agency for yourself! I’m certain that you will be impressed!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  129. Jason Izzi
    May 16, 2012 at 9:42 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    This is a great company to work for. They really are there every step of the way to help you and you always feel like you are part of the team. When you call in for help the owners actually still answer the phone. The whole office staff is great! They are always professional, helpful, and respectful.

    The best part for me is the agent forums. Any question you post, the rest of the team is always willing and able to help.

    If you are looking for a great opportunity, then look no further!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  130. Yen Nguyen
    May 16, 2012 at 9:41 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    This is the best host agency around! Steve and Chad make every agent feel important. They are very responsive and are always around to lend a hand as well as provide much needed information to stear you in the right direction. I have been with them for 3 years now. They helped me turn my hobby into a career.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  131. Rusty
    May 16, 2012 at 9:40 am #
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    Thought I am a small part time agent they still provide me with the same support as their top sellers. I have been with them for many years and was originally with another host agency which I was actually paying for and never got support.

    Chad has been very helpful in many areas and the rest of the staff answers any questions and helps me fix any mistakes no matter how big or small. Honestly I would have gotten out of this industry, which I love, long ago if it was not for their amazing kindness and support without requiring any financial commitment from me.

    Oh and their commission structure is amazing, on of the industry’s best, and the tools provided gives you everything you need to easily succeed you just got to implement them.

    Thank you OutsideAgents for everything,

    Rusty

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  132. Chuck S.
    May 16, 2012 at 9:34 am #
    3 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I have been using them for close to 5 years. So far so good, but then again I had some experience in the industry and I am a very do it myself kind of person…so no hand holding necessary.

    They have a pretty healthy agent forum where most any question can be answered. If not then a quick email to to Chad or Marty usually gets the question answered.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  133. Carolyn L. Ridley
    May 16, 2012 at 9:32 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    I have worked with Outside Agents for several and have a rewarding experience. I have referred several agents to Outside Agents and they are completely satified with their experience.

    Outside Agents is very good for experience and start up Agents.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  134. Cruise777
    May 16, 2012 at 9:29 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    I have been associated with the Cruises & Tours Unlimited family since 2005. They are very helpful and give plenty of training to make our travel businesses successful. There are online tools that are easy to use, thanks to Chad. I look forward to maintining this friendly and helpful relationship for years to come.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  135. Bernadette Sheeran
    May 16, 2012 at 9:26 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Excellent company. Great support. My first choice as ahost agency. I have been with them for 6 years.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  136. WANDA COAR
    May 16, 2012 at 9:23 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST HOST AGENCY I THINK PERSONALLY IN THE WORLD. I WOULD TELL ANY AGENT THAT IS INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL AND WELL VERSED AGENT THIS IS THE PLACE THEY NEED TO BE.
    THE OWNERS ARE ACCESSIBLE BY PHONE AND THEY ARE ALWAYS OPEN TO HELPING YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS. I TELL ALL MY FRIENDS AND CO WORKERS ABOUT THIS GREAT COMPANY. IN MY WORLD-KNOWN AS WANDA’S WORLD. CRUISES AND TOURS IS THE BEST!!!!!

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  137. Shandelle Johnson
    May 16, 2012 at 9:22 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    If you are looking for a host agency look no further! Outside Agents owners are always available when you need them and are so helpful with any questions you may have. They are there to help you grow your business every step of the way. They have available all the vendor resources at your fingertips. You always get paid on time and the commission you can earn with them is like none other. The more you produce, the more your commission is. Another great perk is no fee to sign up. Chad, Steve and everyone at OA are amazing and very professional!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  138. Bobi Salzman
    May 16, 2012 at 9:22 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I researched host agencies before I made my monumental decision to join outsideagents.com., and have not regretted my decision for one moment. I interviewed by phone several host agencies when I decided to become a travel agent. Outsideagents.com won hands down. The family has owned the business for the past twenty years and treats everyone like family. You can always pick up the phone to get answer or opinion about a problem. They are always there to help you in an situation.
    Training is with every cruiseline, tour operator, insurance company or airline consolidator. They maintain a library of on-demand webinars in case you might have missed a webinar the day it was presented, or just want to go over it again.
    If you are looking for the greatest host agency, I urge you to call outsideagents.com and ask for Steve or Chad. You will not be sorry.
    I

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  139. Alan Whitt
    May 16, 2012 at 9:20 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    This is my second host agency, and my success would not be near where it is without Outside Agents. With Outside Agents you’re a part of a family, and your “parents” are always there to help you.

    I won’t mention the other host agency I dealt with before Outside Agents, but I got absolutely no help from them and I didn’t make a single sale while with them. I never knew the names of anyone there.

    There are plenty of host agencies that tell you that you have access to those at the top, but with Outside Agents that is the absolute truth.

    I’ve had a pipeline to Steve, Chad & Marty from the very beginning … and on my first cruise booking Steve bailed me out and saved my butt.

    I had booked a cruise on the brand new Oasis of the Seas for a pastor, but being new I did not know the additional paperwork I had to do, the cruise was cancelled and I didn’t find out about it few weeks before sailing. I frantically called Steve, and in minutes he located the lone remaining cabin in that category and got it taken care of.

    The pastor never knew how close he came to not sailing and he and his wife loved the cruise so much that he allowed me to book a group cruise for his church that included 110 members. Had Steve intervened immediately I would never have gotten the repeat business – and my reputation would have been tarnished throughout this denomination.

    In our agent forum there are always similar stories from folks just like me. And whether we’re experienced or new to the business, we all take comfort in knowing that we have people at the top and throughout the Outside Agents office who are always there to listen, teach and help us grow our business.

    I can’t imagine going somewhere else. That would be like leaving my family.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  140. Judy Lake-Corey
    May 16, 2012 at 9:18 am #
    10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents.com has been my host agency for nearly four years now, and I wouldn’t consider making a change…I already have the best. I have to admit that when I was originally looking for a host agency and I found them, I was a little skeptical; that old adage that when something seems too good to be true, it usually is, kept playing in my head. So I made a terrible mistake that cost me a lot of time and money and delayed my progress on building my business…I signed up with another well known host.

    I was brand new to the business and this agency wanted a huge share of my commission for any help they would provide. Most of the time this help just wasn’t existent anyway. It took me a year to get free from this host, but since I had already signed up with Outside Agents I just started booking everything through them, but I still had to pay the other host until my contact was up.

    All the help I needed was available at Outside Agents.com. Steve and Chad and all the staff are wonderful. I had so many questions and so much to learn, and I found that I had an answer to everything I needed to know in just a few minutes with a phone call or an email or on-line training sessions. One of the most valuable resources at OutsideAgents.com is their membership at Vacation.com.
    Through the programs offered at Vacation.com, I have been able to grow my small home based agency. The valuable relationships that have long been established with Outside Agents.com provides members with top tier commissions and lots of opportunities.

    I could talk about the merits of OutsideAgents.com for a long time, but I want to remind everyone that there are no sign up fees and no monthly fees. The commission payout begins at 80% to the agent and can increase to 90% as the agents business grows. Commissions are paid monthly and you don’t have to worry about whether you are going to get paid.

    Does it sound too good to be true? This time it really is true!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  141. Oscar and Joanna Burk
    May 16, 2012 at 9:16 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Joanna and I have know Steve Muraca since he started working at

    the agency for his dad. He was our cruise consultant and we never

    had any problems with any of our bookings.

    If you are considering joining Outside Agents you will not be

    dissapointed. The agency is run with respect, courtsey and

    professionaly for their agents.

    They try to keep abreast with all the latest technoligis that

    are available. This area is handled by Chad Burt and he does a

    a wonderful.

    Ample training is provided for their agents and they are

    readly available to assist their agents if they seek help.

    Outside agents is a great place to be associated with. You will

    be given all the tools to succeed. How and when you conduct your

    business is up to you. The only reason you will not make a

    Outside Agents successful endeavor will be because of you.

    Kind regards,

    Oscar and Joanna Burk

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  142. David Lesser
    May 16, 2012 at 9:16 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    We signed up 18 months ago. We were with 2 other host agencies prior to Outside Agents.
    Greatest people to work with. Always ready to assist with problems. Owners give out their personal cell phone numbers! Top flight back office support, commission tracking, customer support.
    Easy to use Web tools. Direct link to suppliers. Very fair commission split.
    Best of all…..No start-up fees, No Monthly fees, No nickel and dime charges.
    Dave & Renee
    1Happy Cruise 2bookmycruise.com

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  143. Naeem Bashir
    May 16, 2012 at 9:14 am #
    3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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    Outside agents is awesome host agency.More opportunities and chances to grow in the travel consultant bussiness.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  144. Jean Kuhn
    May 16, 2012 at 9:13 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents has been my host agency for 3 years. As an experienced agent for over 30 years, I was looking for a professional and experienced agency to work with. Steve Muraca & Chad Burt work hand in hand to provide assistance with their cutting edge technology and sales & marketing backgrounds. So if you are an inexperienced home-based agent or experienced, Outside Agents will be a great fit. It is also important to be well respected by the travel industry and Outside Agents has great relationships with the cruise lines and tour operators! They are extremely knowledgeable and if you need their personal assistance, Steve and Chad are there for you.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  145. LARRY SHELBY
    May 16, 2012 at 9:10 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Best host I’ve been connected with!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  146. Celeste Law
    May 16, 2012 at 9:08 am #
    4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is a great company to be partnered with. Great customer service, always willing to help and provide training. I am truly pleased to be apart of outsideagents.com and would recommend in a heart beat!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  147. LuAnn Rockett
    May 16, 2012 at 9:02 am #
    7 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    After months of research to pick a host agency, I chose Outside Agents after two phone calls which were answered directly by the owners. This was the best decisions have ever made! The training and support is phenomenal. The owners are personally engaged with their agents and answer any questions you may have. It is a no cost program with high commission payouts as well. It is an 80/20 split until you make $5000 in commissions and then it goes to 90%. I started in mid-March and have already cracked the top twenty in sales agents. I attribute this to hard work on my part, but mostly to the tools and support provided by the staff at Outside Agents. I cannot imagine using a host agency other than Ouside Agents.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  148. Svetlana
    May 16, 2012 at 9:01 am #
    5 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with OUTSIDEAGENTS.COM for over an year, they offer great support to all of us.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  149. Liza Levin
    May 16, 2012 at 9:01 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    Great support, good pay.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  150. Holly
    May 16, 2012 at 9:00 am #
    7 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    So lucky to have found them! Great Host agency with support and training if needed. Commissions are high and I love being independent, but they are there if you need them. Easily accessible if you have questions or need help with a product. I was alittle afraid of going to a larger company but it was one of the best decisions! No start up cost or monthly fees makes this great company to work for!!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  151. Ron Trimper
    May 16, 2012 at 8:58 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    Look no further for a host. No fees, great commissions and lots of support!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  152. Denyse
    May 16, 2012 at 8:58 am #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    I can honestly say that Chad and Steve do all in their power to train and mentor agents in this industry. Their agency is second to none considering there are no monthly fees to be paid. They are great!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  153. John Hunt
    May 16, 2012 at 8:58 am #
    6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with the host since November of 2011 and am very satisfied with them. They respond to inquiries quickly and accurately, always friendly and very informative. They offer education and assistance with bookings whenever needed.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  154. Felix
    May 16, 2012 at 8:57 am #
    7 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    I have just entered into this industry and Outside Agents have been invaluable. Not just the company but all of the other travel consultants who have helped me out. i would recommend Outside Agents to anyone who is interested in getting into the industry.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  155. John Hunt
    May 16, 2012 at 8:56 am #
    7 / 7 found this review helpful.
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    I have been with this host since November of 2011 and am completely satisfied with there services. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, they respond quickly and do there best to answer all inquiries quickly and correctly.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  156. Doug Zieschang
    May 16, 2012 at 8:56 am #
    10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    With over thirty years in the travel industry I can say with authority that Outside Agents is all about their agents in every way. From access to training to the highest commissions paid in the industry with no fees! The experience they have as agents and hosts goes back over twenty years! With a solid retail based history they understand what agents need and how to deliver it efficiently and honestly.You will NEVER be without support with cell phone access to the owners at any time of day or night if the need arises (which in this industry tends to be the case). When issues come up clients want fast resolution that you can deliver with Outside Agents.com this will help you by supplying what clients want and need, fast and accurate information and assistance. this will help you retain and expand your client base which is what its all about as an independent agent

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  157. Geri Wagner
    May 16, 2012 at 8:55 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    This is my fifth host agency over the years and in many ways, by far the best. I am receiving an 80% commission on my travel sales, and that makes me want to sell more. I am paid on a monthly basis for each month that I have sales. No more calling and asking where my commission check is, no more getting shorted on my checks. Questions are easily answered, either by other TAs in our forum, or by the folks who head up the agency. If I have a problem, they get to it immediately and help me resolve it. Very patient people! There are no fees to join, and as I increase my sales volume, my commission can increase to 90%. For my own travel, I receive 100% of the commission, less a small service fee. I call that a great deal. I can track my commissions, find links to all the vendors, and in many cases, earn a higher commission from vendors than I was achieving with my old host agency. I can also have them create a web site for me if I wish, and obtain E&O Insurance for a nominal fee. It’s working out very well for me.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  158. Beverly Spriggs
    May 16, 2012 at 8:55 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    I am a full service travel agency accredited with ARC and IATA. I had my own office for over 15 years and moved home base apx 6 years ago. At that time, I felt I wanted to team up with a host agency and decided to go with Cruises & Tours unlimited. A choice I’ve never regretted. They really do care about their agencies and offer great training. It has been a pleasure to be associated with Cruises & Tours Unlimited. Wonderful people and wonderful support! Oh and yes, they do pay their commissions on time :-)

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  159. August Azzarello
    May 16, 2012 at 8:55 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    This is a great way to get started in the Travel Industry. With Outside Agents, there are no upfront fees, and the support you receive is first rate. Outside agents will always answer your questions within 24hours and help you succeed with your business. I highly reccomend Outside Agents!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  160. Tanya Eldert
    May 16, 2012 at 8:55 am #
    17 / 18 found this review helpful.
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    I knew nothing about the travel industry except that I love to travel. I actually just wanted to monetize one of my websites that was offering some travel information, so I called different agencies for help. After several machines and recordings or ‘online forms’ with other places, I was able to talk to a real person at Outside Agents. In fact, I ended up talking for a long-time to one of the owners, Chad about how the business and industry worked. I signed up that afternoon, even though I had heard about all the scams, and didn’t have high expectations, I figured, “What the heck, it’s free.”

    Fast-forward 9 months later:
    I have almost finished my CLIA ACC,
    I have access to all the training I could ask for, plus some,
    I have a great support team at Outside Agents,
    I have 3 cruise GROUPS scheduled this year,
    the other OA Agents don’t feel like competitors, in fact we are always on the forum helping each other with tips, hints about great locations, and questions our clients have about locations that we don’t know the answer to, PLUS
    I know if I have any questions, the staff and owners, Steve and Chad, are only a phone call away;
    and better yet, I don’t pay a dime if I don’t make money since they only get a small percent of our commission.

    I am thrilled I stumbled into this career and working with Outside Agents. It is like any other business, you get out of it what you put into it, but I would recommend OA if you want to really get into the travel industry.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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    • michelle
      May 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

      can you join without having passed the tap test?

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  161. Charles Haller
    May 16, 2012 at 8:54 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I have worked for more than 5 years under Cruises and Tours Unlimited. There are no monthly fees and no start-up fees. They also provide a great deal of training and personal assistance. You are even given the cell phone of one of the owners to assist you at times when the office might be closed for the day. All in all, Cruises and Tours is a great host agency.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  162. Stephen Mencik
    May 16, 2012 at 8:53 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    The Vacation Stop has had a hosting arrangement with OutsideAgents.com for at least 5 years. Their staff has always been very helpful on the few occasions that I have needed it. Chad Burt in particular has been very helpful with the technical end of things such as integrating booking engines into websites. I have been happy enough with OutsideAgents.com that I have recommended them to many other agents, at least 3 of which I know are current affiliates. The attractiveness of no monthly or annual fees along with a generous commission split and the helpful staff makes it an easy decision to stay affiliated with OutsideAgents.com.

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  163. Gloria Darni
    May 16, 2012 at 8:52 am #
    5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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    I have been Outsideagents.com for over a year and just Love the support they all provide. I was with one other Host agency and they did not compare and they were costly! There is a large member base to run ideas off of…and get other agents opions on what works best and how to grow your Business! They made everything as simple as they could if you are not as season of an agent as you would like, There offer advanced training! I can’t imagian working with a more professional group of people!
    Gloria Darni
    Expert Travel Now

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  164. Irina
    May 16, 2012 at 8:51 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    Great agency to work with! Lots of support, great forum structure, NEVER had problems with commission pay out. Anytime you have a question it is answered in a very efficient manner. 80% commission with possibility to earn 90% and 95% is amazing!
    Great people to work with, glad to be a part of an amazing team!

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  165. Karen
    May 16, 2012 at 8:47 am #
    8 / 9 found this review helpful.
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    We have used a couple other host agency’s in the past. Outside Agents has been, by far, the best host agency we have been with. They are always there to answer question, support us in any way needed and are prompt in paying commissions. We plan to stick with this agency until we retire!

    Industry Experience: I have 6-10 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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    • Amber
      May 17, 2012 at 10:42 pm #
      5 / 5 found this review helpful.

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you for providing a great review! Just one question, why did you rate them at 4-1/2 stars, instead of 5 stars?

      Thank you ~ A

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  166. Anne Mitchell
    May 16, 2012 at 8:47 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    This is Great Company to be a part of and I have been a part of for many years. They are efficient,helpful,courteous and most of all they are always looking out for the Agents. Encouraging them to be the best they can be. I give them (5)stars because the whole team deserves that.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  167. Sherry Williams
    May 16, 2012 at 8:47 am #
    8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    This is a great host agency, I was with another host agency that fee’d me to death, i did all of the work and they took most of the money, not to mention i spent alot of time running down my commissions. Outsideagents.com is not at all like that, it is user friendly with all of the training you can want, they respond back in a timely manner and with them they assist you in reaching and developing your goals as an agent. do yourself a favor try this host agency they are a breath of fresh air.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  168. Shawna Katie Bohn
    May 16, 2012 at 8:46 am #
    9 / 9 found this review helpful.
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    Incredible support, a strong and lively forum, no monthly fees, a generous commission split, tons of available training — what’s not to love about Outside Agents?

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  169. Sharon
    May 16, 2012 at 8:44 am #
    7 / 8 found this review helpful.
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    This agency is great. They are very supportive in every aspect of your business and are there to help you succeed. They are not out to nickel and dime you with fees and percentage. I would recommend this host to anyone that is looking to branching out on their own.

    Industry Experience: I have 11+ years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  170. Josh Goldstein
    May 16, 2012 at 8:43 am #
    10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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    This is a great host agency for every start agent and also experience one. commission split is fair and there is no cost. agents are helping other agents, and plenty of vendors with great prices and deals. I am proud to be part of this community.

    Industry Experience: I have less than 1 year industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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  171. Danielle Camilien
    May 16, 2012 at 8:42 am #
    11 / 11 found this review helpful.
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    Outside Agents is one of the best out there. When you sign up its free. The owners also there to support you. You can give them a call or email them and they always help you. The tools they provide are awesome. I would suggest if you are looking for a host agency sign up with them, you will not be disappointed.

    Industry Experience: I have 1-5 years industry experience
    Affiliation: I am currently hosted by this host agency

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