Travel Quest Reviews

(227 reviews)
5985 Large Ave NE
Albertville, MN 55301
800.357.HOST
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Host Agency Details

Affiliations:
Travel Leaders Network
Previous Year's Sales:
$50-99.9 million
Host Type:
Hybrid (Host & Travel Agency)
Accepting:
Beginner Agents, Experienced Agents
Members Of:
ARC, ASTA, CLIA, IATA, NACTA, OSSN, PATH
# of Contractors:
500-999
GDS:
Worldspan

About Travel Quest

TQ’s owner, Bonnie Lee, started as a home based travel agent but was so frustrated with the poor service she received from multiple host agencies, she decided to start her own. Travel Quest began in 1998, built upon Bonnie’s vision of what a host agency should be: reliable, honest and friendly.

Support

We take pride in being an agent centered host agency. If you call in, you won’t get any automation, you’ll get a live person to help you out. We also offer email support and our online Agent Portal is available 24/7.

Program Details

Everything you need to know about our hosting program.

Training Opportunities

  • TQ National Meetings
  • TQ Coaching through one-on-one sessions with TQ staff
  • Certified Travel Specialist programs
  • Ever growing library of recorded trainings
  • Virtual and In-person TQ and supplier events
  • Exclusive TQ FAMs
  • Travel Leaders’ Learning Management System
  • Travel Leaders National and Regional Meetings

Marketing Programs

  • Social Media Content Program
  • Travel Leaders’ InteGREAT Marketing Program
  • FREE lead program ­ Your agent profile is listed and searchable on the national Travel Leaders website

Technology Features

  • FREE website program
  • Remote Desktop Connection w/ClientBase for Windows
  • Ondemand reporting
  • Online TQ Agent Portal w/agent forum, trainings and updated news, specials, incentives, and more!
  • Track commissions in realtime online

Awards

Travel Quest has continually been recognized in the travel industry for our sales force. To toot our horns a bit, here are our most recent awards:

  • Travel Leaders’ Associate of the Year
  • Travel Leaders’ Agency of Excellence
  • Travel Leaders Golden Legacy Award  
  • Multiple Magellan Awards (innovation and marketing categories)
  • Funjet Platinum Agency
  • Apple Vacations National Crystal
  • MLTU Diamond Award
  • Travel Leaders’ Golden Circle

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    Travel Quest Reviews

    227 Reviews for “Travel Quest”

    1. Connie Boring
      July 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm #
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      Hey Ya’ll at TRAVEL QUEST!!

      What an exciting first year with TRAVEL QUEST!! There has been SO MUCH TO LEARN…but, never fear, the TQ team has been SUPER PATIENT with me!! It will take TIME & TENACITY to become more efficient….and lucrative….but I am looking forward to gaining these skills from the experts at the TQ HOME TEAM!! AND, I CAN’T WAIT to get to meet them all in person at the September “rally!”

      As a 38-year veteran of the classroom, I have been organizing trips for 30 years…alone…just ME!!! To have a team of professionals in the industry that are so willing to assist with soooo many available resources is a “biz dream come true!” I am sincerely looking forward to a “WIN-WIN-WIN” relationship for all of us….YOU…ME…and THEM!!!

      Thanks to all of you at TQ!! See you soon,
      Connie Boring

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        August 9, 2018 at 11:46 am #

        Connie,
        It has been so much fun getting to know you!! I am really excited to see your travel business grow.

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      • Kerri
        August 9, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

        Hi Connie!

        It’s been so fun getting to know you and see your company grow over the last year. I’m excited to meet you in person at Travel Quest World this year! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you over the next year too. Thank you for your kind words!

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    2. Denise Kubica
      June 27, 2018 at 3:07 pm #
      5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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      After researching how best to structure my agency, and learning about hundreds of host agencies over the course of 8 months, I finally started as a brand new agent in April 2017. I chose TQ because of it’s affinity for helping new agents get started, its affiliation with Travel Leaders, and because I felt that my area of expertise would be benefited by my association with them. It has been a wonderful decision for me, and I LOVE TQ! Some of what I love is that they’re accepting for new agents, they’re accessible, and frankly, friendly. The thing for brand new agents to know is that they don’t teach you how to sell or market travel (but the new branding guide just released is AWESOME, thanks Josh!); they teach you what to do once you’ve gotten a YES from a client. So knowing that going in, you should know your sales and marketing skill set to decide if TQ is the right fit for you. They are for me! The admin stuff: they have great preferred suppliers with top tier commissions, they pay on time as communicated with you, they stay in touch with newsletters and in their Facebook Group for TQ Agents, and they put together a conference every year to come together and network. That’s gold, right there! The more personal stuff – Bonnie is super motivating and enthusiastic about this industry we all love, Angie is a wealth of helpful knowledge, and even Walt steps right in with answers when he’s not busy on the back end of things! There are more than those three who are just as helpful, encouraging, and motivating (Kerri & Jen to my rescue often!).

      For those who are considering becoming an agent, when you are self-motivated and ready to build your own business, TQ is a great place to start, grow, and stay. If you’re looking for “how to do this job” training, this isn’t it. It depends on your own abilities, skills, and mindset.

      For experienced agents, the commission plans are great, there’s never any question about payments being handled appropriately, and there isn’t any nickel-and-diming going on. The other things you need as an experienced agent are beyond my skill level 😉

      If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend TQ as a host agency!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        July 5, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

        Hi Denise! Wow…thanks for the great review. I had to send a note to Joshua to share your comment on it booklet. It’s really a true team effort here at Travel Quest.

        Have a great day,

        bonnie

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    3. Lori Gartner
      June 7, 2018 at 11:42 am #
      2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Travel Quest since 2014, prior to this I was on the wholesale side of the travel industry. Like many I have a passion for travel and when circumstances arose that I needed to make a change I looked toward the retail side of the industry. I wasn’t sure how to make that work, with just one call to Travel Quest I knew how I could make it work. With Travel Quests help and encouragement I feel I have made the right decision. What I like about working with Travel Quest is when I call into support I feel like they know me. They are always very helpful in answering my questions or providing assistance with an issue. The annual TQ conference they put on is a great time to meet vendors, learn about new programs and meet fellow TQ agents. It’s well worth the time to attend. Again I’m really glad I found Travel Quest and I look forward to many more years with them.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        June 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

        Hey Lori, I agree our yearly meeting, now renamed to Travel Quest Word is the BEST opportunity of the year to come together as agents and vendors for support and SOOOOO much learning.
        I love to see agents rekindle the relationships year after year.

        See you in September!

        Bonnie

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    4. Joani Jones
      June 1, 2018 at 8:35 pm #
      2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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      I have had the most wonderful experience with Travel Quest! From day one, they have been there to help with any question that I may have had. I love the fact that I get auto replies that let me know that my email was received, as this was an issue I had with a previous host company. Travel Quest presents a positive transmittable energy that is wonderful to experience whenever you need to call or email in. I have had the honor of being able to join Bonnie & Walt Lee on a FAM, and a few other agents… This is not something that you would want to miss! Not only does Travel Quest have a great group of Agents on board, Bonnie and Walt themselves are the most personable, fun, and loving people to be around. Not only was the trip one that I needed so that I could do site inspections, but getting to know Bonnie, Walt, and the other agents made me confident that I not only joined the absolute best Host Agency, but I got an extended family in this agent world. So much to share, and everyone was so willing to give out information to help you succeed. This is the best Host Family I could have ever hoped for.
      *Money comes when they say it will.
      *There are no hidden secrets with this Agency.
      *There are continually trying to grow for us, with us, and better us all.
      *BEST HOST FAMILY EVER!

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        June 7, 2018 at 1:16 pm #
        2 / 2 found this review helpful.

        Joani-
        We have the best agents ever!! Really we do. Bonnie and Walt are alot of fun to travel with, well and just fun everyday. Thanks again for the kind words!

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      • Bonnie Lee
        June 11, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

        Joani! That was a great FAM trip. We all nearly collapsed with so many site inspections, but I loved and was rejuvenated every day by the support everyone gave to the other.
        My grand daughter often says BEST DAY EVER (she’s 5)…that makes my heart sing…to see you write BEST HOST FAMILY EVER

        WOW makes my heart SING!!!

        Thank you so much,

        bonnie

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    5. Katie Turpin
      June 1, 2018 at 6:04 pm #
      1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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      Bonnie, Walt, and the entire team at TQ are SIMPLY THE BEST! They genuinely care about all of their IC’s and celebrate everyone’s success. At TQ there is endless support and training. Their systems are organized in such a way as to empower all agents to be successful. I’m forever grateful for my friends and (now family) at Travel Quest; their support has truly been a blessing.

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        June 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Thanks Katie!! We strive to be great, but it helps when we have stellar agents like you to work with! So glad you are part of TQ!!

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      • Bonnie Lee
        June 11, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

        Katie…
        Your business is going to be great to watch as it grows. I appreciate your kind words.

        Take care,

        bonnie

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    6. Holly Roe
      May 30, 2018 at 1:38 pm #
      1 / 1 found this review helpful.
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      Travel Quest is the right fit for me! Superior support, quick invoicing, and a network of travel agents who are willing to help each other.

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        June 4, 2018 at 3:32 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Thanks Holly! We love having you being a part of the Travel Quest Family!!

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      • Bonnie Lee
        June 11, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

        Hi Holly!
        I agree the support I see TQ agents lending to other TQ agents is really incredible. The believe that we are only as strong as our weakest link….proves here….
        We all work to make each be the best possible!

        bonnie

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    7. Jackie Repaal
      May 23, 2018 at 8:40 am #
      2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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      I started with TQ less than a year ago after talking to another agent who asked if I ever considered being an agent. I have been very happy with TQ. I only do this part-time but have been have happy with TQ’s helpfulness on getting me started. I’ve had a couple 30 min coaching’s over the phone with Angie. These have been very helpful. The staff has been so wonderful and their website has been great to work with.

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        May 24, 2018 at 3:54 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Jackie,
        I have enjoyed getting to know you. One of my favorite parts of my job is coaching sessions, most of all because then I get to know the agents and help them. Thanks for the kind words.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        June 11, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

        Jackie,
        I look forward to watching as your business grows. GREAT that you are taking advantage of our coaching calls…..great way to take little “bites” of the travel industry!

        bonnie

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    8. Parker
      May 10, 2018 at 2:39 pm #
      3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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      One of the programs is free (For new agents) ! Just what I was looking for.

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

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      • Kerri
        May 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm #
        2 / 2 found this review helpful.

        I’m glad we had what you were looking for! We enjoy getting to work with new agents and seeing their business grow.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        May 22, 2018 at 6:09 am #
        2 / 2 found this review helpful.

        Good Morning Parker!
        I agree, having the opportunity to begin a business without the financial stress lets people spend their time on HOW DO I BUILD MY BUSINESS, not worrying about paying bills.
        One of the greatest things about my job is that I have the opportunity to watch and be a part of small businesses begin and grow!

        Have a great day,

        Bonnie

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    9. Megan Deisting
      May 9, 2018 at 12:33 pm #
      3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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      This fall will be my five year anniversary with Travel Quest (that went fast)!! After 7 years of working at a storefront agency I decided I needed a change of pace and was looking for an opportunity to start my own business. I knew of Bonnie & Travel Quest and after a little more research I felt this was the best fit for me. EVERYONE is so wonderful, supportive, and encouraging. The resources and support offered have been crucial in growing my business. I am so grateful for the Travel Quest team as well as the amazing network of agents that come along with being a part of Travel Quest..they are simply the best!

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        May 15, 2018 at 11:58 am #
        2 / 2 found this review helpful.

        Hi Megan,
        Where did the last 5 years go? We are so thankful for you as a agent. We appreciate you choosing us for your business.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        May 22, 2018 at 6:16 am #
        2 / 2 found this review helpful.

        Good Morning Megan,
        Thank you for the kind words. Our office is set up so we all are literally next to each other. If one sneezes the rest of us hand them a tissue…..I think being so close in proximity to each other allows each of us to deliver the same sense of family on the phone or via email. We each know what the other is working on, we hear and learn from the discussions of the other.
        Looking forward to seeing you at TravelQuestWorld in September!

        Bonnie

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    10. Valerie Graves
      May 3, 2018 at 9:19 am #
      2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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      I checked into Travel Quest upon a recommendation. When I checked out their website I immediately felt like this was a family. After talking with Angie, I was sold. TQ staff are so open and welcoming, answering any and all questions and assisting in any way possible. Their goal truly is to help you build your business and they give you the tools and information to do so. There is no pressure as they encourage you to build your business at your pace. I am so happy that I found TQ!

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        May 11, 2018 at 10:18 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Valerie,
        I still remember chatting with you for the first time. Our goal is truly to help agents grow their business and we stand behind this everyday. I look forward to working with you for many more years.

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    11. Lysa Thornton
      April 23, 2018 at 10:58 pm #
      2 / 2 found this review helpful.
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      About four years ago, I became a part of Travel Quest. I was so nervous and had no idea what I was doing. Those nerves were quickly calmed and my knowledge immediately deepened within the first few weeks.The entire staff welcomed me and made me feel like I was a part of the family. Through emails and phone calls, the support began instantly. Everyone is readily accessible and always happy to help.

      The girls in the office are my biggest cheerleaders…they take so much joy in my success. Bonnie is a fireball of intensity and motivates me every time I see her. Her knowledge and leadership are top notch and it has been a true blessing for me to be a part of this agency. And, she makes everyone feel like they’re her BFF!

      The national meetings are beyond helpful, are loads of fun and provide so many avenues to learn and make new connections.

      I have never had any issue with this host. I read horror stories on agents boards about how they’re treated, how they are not supported, how commissions are lost, etc…and I can not relate. I am a part of the best host agency, hands down!

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        May 1, 2018 at 11:32 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Lysa,
        Thank you for the great review! I think you have a great description of Bonnie she is a fireball and does treat everyone kindly. I am super lucky to work with agents everyday. It’s fun watching your business grow and to be a part of that.
        Thanks for choosing us!

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    12. Cissie Burley
      April 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm #
      6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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      Travel Quest is not just a host agency, they are a family! I love my family at TQ! Whenever I have a question, they are a quick e-mail or phone call away. Someone always has the perfect solution for whatever my dilemma may be. This atmosphere is fostered among all of the independent agents within the TQ family. As a result, we are quick to help each other with needs and knowledge.
      Bonnie and Walt are actively involved along with their wonderful staff. Even as the company has grown throughout the nearly 5 years I have been with them, the atmosphere has not changed.
      They are constantly making training and informational webinars available. The resources and tools that are at the tips of our fingers increase each year. Their goal is for you to succeed!
      While I had some travel industry knowledge when I began this career, I started with Travel Quest with no experience as an agent. Bonnie and staff have been instrumental in my education and growth in this role!
      I cannot see myself anywhere else!

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        April 18, 2018 at 4:24 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Cissie,
        I still remember when you first called Travel Quest I was the one to talk to you. I knew right from the first time I spoke with you that you would be a great agent and fit right in. So glad you are part of TQ. Thank you for the kind words and support.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        April 19, 2018 at 7:05 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Thank you Cissie! I love the fact that in travel there is always something new to learn…though I will admit, I wouldn’t mind a day off from the learning just once in a while. My true passion is walking with our IC’s daily…helping their business grow…HECK watching their businesses grow. Life is full of so many great opportunities, and I am thankful for the opportunity I have been given to participate in the growth of the TQ community.

        Have a wonderful day,

        Bonnie

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    13. Carrie L.
      April 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm #
      3 / 3 found this review helpful.
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      After having a rough experience with a niche online agency, I was very discouraged to stay in the travel industry. A fellow travel agent recommended checking into Travel Quest, and it was the best day of my career to have made that effort. Travel Quest is like a family to me. They are so supportive, offer an enormous amount of resources, and do everything they can to help me be successful! I can’t praise enough what a wonderful host Travel Quest has been for me.

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        April 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Carrie,
        You are like family to us!! I love watching your business grow and enjoy chatting with you. Thanks for being a part of Travel Quest!

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      • Bonnie Lee
        April 19, 2018 at 7:00 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Hi Carrie…Thanks for the kind words. I think what is maybe unique about TQ or just part of TQ is that I firmly believe that the success of 1 is the success of all TQ agents…..or maybe the saying, “it takes a village” is appropriate as well. I am very proud to stand next to each and every staff member at TQ and each of our IC’s…Thank you for your choice to stand next to us!

        Have a great day,

        bonnie

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    14. Shannon Green
      April 9, 2018 at 4:10 pm #
      5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Travel Quest since 2012. What I love about TQ is that they feel like family, not work. They are extraordinarily supportive in every aspect-they provide excellent training, supportive service and learning opportunities so that we have the tools to be more successful. I consider the time I spend with them like spending time with family or friends, it never feels like work! Travel Quest provides the perfect balance of work and pleasure to keep agents motivated, engaged and skilled.

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        April 18, 2018 at 4:23 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Shannon has it really been that long!! LOL! We love supporting you and working with you. Thank you for the kind words and hope to see you soon.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        April 19, 2018 at 6:57 am #
        2 / 2 found this review helpful.

        Hi Shannon, Perfectly said and I agree. I am not sure why that is but the relationships I have with our agents “feel” like family as well. Your success has been amazing to watch over the years! See you at TravelQuestWorld in September!

        Bonnie

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    15. Akua Washington
      April 5, 2018 at 8:32 pm #
      4 / 4 found this review helpful.
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      Travel Quest is an amazing host agency. I haven’t been with anyone else so I can’t compare but I can definitely say that TQ is the right fit for me. The owners are extremely personable and the staff is very attentive. They will respond to every question and request very quickly. I also appreciate the free commission plan for beginner agents. Once I learned the business a bit more, I changed my plan to increase my commission. Also, their relationship with Travel Leaders gives me more exposure and credibility to potential clients. I can’t say enough good things about the company. If you’re considering them as your host…look no further! 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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      • Angie Habiger
        April 11, 2018 at 10:02 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Akua,
        I am so excited that you are part of Travel Quest. Thank you for the kind words. We are excited to watch your business grow.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        April 19, 2018 at 6:54 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Good Morning Akua! One of the most exciting things for me is to watch newer agents who start on our 70% plan move to the higher paid plans…BECAUSE their business is growing…I look forward to following your success.

        Have a wonderful day..

        bonnie

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    16. Zachary Russell
      March 30, 2018 at 9:23 am #
      5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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      Travel Quest is just wonderful! A year ago I started my travel agency, Zetting Travel. I did my research and ended up choosing Travel Quest and I could not be happier! The team is so wonderful and all of the tools they have available are so great and helpful. Support is timely and knowledgeable and the TQ community is incredible. Any question you might have can more than likely be answered by someone in the TQ community; you’re never alone. Additionally, commissions are fair and well tiered based on your agency/needs. If you’re experienced or just starting out, Travel Quest should top your list for a host agency!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        April 2, 2018 at 7:02 am #

        Hi Zachary,
        I am so glad you found us! I agree the TQ community is amazing. There seems to be someone always awake to answer questions. It’s nice to know that at 2am….when I am sleeping the community is awake and thriving.

        The power of everyone working together to achieve those high tier commissions is awesome. TQ is a perfect example of the power of 1 makes everyone stronger.

        Have a great day,

        Bonnie

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      • Kerri Moran
        April 2, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

        Thank you for the kind words Zachary! It’s a lot of fun seeing new agent’s businesses grow.We’re looking forward to hopefully may more years working with you!

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    17. Nathalia Drew
      March 20, 2018 at 12:43 pm #
      7 / 7 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Travel Quest since August 2017. I had actually started reviewing Host Agencies on this website for months before I selected Travel Quest. I clicked on Travel Quest’s website and I felt an instant connection. I can’t explain why. Briefly,I stopped my host search for a few months and then I received an email from Host Agency Reviews spotlighting Travel Quest and that they were having an annual conference. I knew that it was meant for me to explore this opportunity. I called and immediately knew that I wanted to be a part of this organization. I truly appreciate the expertise and support that Travel Quest provides especially since I am new to the travel industry. The Staff at Travel Quest are champions for their travel agents and I feel supported and appreciated. The leadership of this agency is personable and down to earth.

      I want to publicly thank Travel Quest for putting up with my questions and concerns. I appreciate Travel Quest dearly and I look forward having a long lasting working and collaborative relationship.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 22, 2018 at 6:59 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Hi Nathalia! I so remember meeting you at #TQNM17 . I say it over and over again, but the best part of my job is meeting agents. I draw so much “life” from their energy, and wow…do you have energy! It’s people like you who make it fun and rewarding to go to work every day. See you in September…we will have lots to talk about!

        Bonnie

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      • Candace Wiskur
        March 23, 2018 at 4:09 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Hi Nathalia! I started about the same time that you did with Travel Quest and it really has been a great pleasure of mine to see your business grow!!I am so grateful for the opportunity be part of such a great team allowing me to offer you the greatest support!! Hopefully we see you at our National Meeting in September again!!

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    18. Sarah Kanter
      March 15, 2018 at 11:05 am #
      6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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      I was in the corporate travel world for 9 years before signing on with Travel Quest in 2017. I was very nervous about going out on my own and having to learn so many new things independently. I did a lot of research and spoke with several host companies before signing on with TQ. The commission structure plans and the support I get from not only TQ Admin, but other TQ agents has been nothing short of amazing. It is a great team to be a part of and I am so happy that I kept looking at Host Companies until I found the absolute right one for me. I have exceeded my own sales goals for my first year and I attribute that to the support I get from the TQ team. There are a lot of host options and it can be very overwhelming. I am very thankful I chose this one.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 16, 2018 at 8:49 am #

        Sarah, we are super happy you chose us as well! What a great accomplishment to have exceeded your goals, a true testament to YOUR efforts. I am a firm believer that no host agency is the perfect fit for all agents, but am truly delighted that we were the fit for you! Take care…and congrats on exceeding your goals!

        Bonnie

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      • Kerri Moran
        March 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

        Sarah, we’re so lucky to have great long term agents like you! It’s so fun to see your business grow. As you mentioned research for the right host is so important and I’m glad you found ours! I’m excited for many more years working together!

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      • Candace Wiskur
        March 20, 2018 at 9:31 am #

        Hi Sarah! Congratulations on exceeding your sales goals!! There is nothing I enjoy more than being apart of Travel Quest and watching our agents grow their business and fulfill their dreams. I truly enjoy coming to work every day and being able to work alongside our fantastic agents!!

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    19. Tyson Wharton
      March 14, 2018 at 6:35 pm #
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      I will have been with Travel Quest as my host agency for a year this coming July and I can not explain how amazing Bonnie and her team have been. I receive help and support when I need it, I get an interactive social media networking Facebook group with them,their portal has just about everything you would ever need to be a successful travel agent and their yearly conference is outstanding. I couldn’t be more happy with a host agency than with Travel Quest.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 16, 2018 at 8:47 am #

        Tyson, we are excited to have you…I love our Facebook closed group, though it does make me wonder if some agents ever sleep! See at Travel Quest National Meeting in September again.

        Bonnie

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      • Kerri Moran
        March 19, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

        Hi Tyson, I can’t believe it’s already been almost a year! It’s been great seeing your business grow and having you as part of the TQ team. I’m excited for more years of working with you.

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      • Candace Wiskur
        March 20, 2018 at 9:28 am #

        Hi Tyson! We really enjoy having you as part of the TQ team! It has great to be able to watch your business grow as well! I agree with you our Facebook group is outstanding and all of our agents are truly helpful to one another. Hopefully we get to see you at our next meeting in September!

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    20. Betsy P
      March 6, 2018 at 11:30 am #
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      Travel Quest is THE solution for the 21st century travel agent! Bonnie & Walt have created an culture that is great for morale, educational, resourceful, exciting & supportive. They provide tools for agents to prosper & stay educated while growing our business. Their technology is helpful & aids our productivity without being complicated. Angie & the TQ crew in the office are phenomenal! These are true travel agents and truly experienced leaders in the industry. The Travel Quest team has a wealth of knowledge and experience….not from sitting behind a computer reading about a company or destination – they’ve booked travel for people plus gone on adventures themselves – nothing can replace learning about a destination or company in those two ways first-hand ways! I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the TQ family & company.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 8, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

        Hi Betsy! What what nice things you have said. You are right… there is no replacement for real life experience and education. Part of our knowledge base comes from the fact that we all sit within may 14 feet of each other…and there are no walls between us. We hear the conversations…and learn from each of them whether they are challenges or celebrations…everything is the opportunity to learn.

        Thank you!

        Bonnie

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    21. Erin Lozier
      February 23, 2018 at 12:11 pm #
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      I don’t know where to begin….This host agency has been life changing for me. I knew I made the right decision, about 7 months after joining, when I attended their National Meeting in Minneapolis. I was so nervous and from the moment I checked in, I felt like I finally found the place I belonged, I had found my people 🙂 The support is outstanding and the owner, Bonnie, makes you feel like family even before you meet her. I enjoy all the training opportunities that they provide both in person and via webinars, it is truly endless. I cannot recommend this host enough. The friends I have made on this journey, through Travel Quest will last a lifetime.

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

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      • Candace Wiskur
        February 26, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

        Hi Erin,

        I am so happy that you made the decision to join Travel Quest! We really enjoy having you as a part of the Travel Quest team! We do pride ourselves on our support and I enjoy coming to work every day and helping out our agents. Thank you again for such a great review, and for your kind words! Take care!

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      • Bonnie Lee
        February 27, 2018 at 7:13 am #

        Erin, I remember meeting you as well. You have a “zest” for life that is contagious. One of the best parts of being who I am at TQ is that I have been given the opportunity to watch people like you and their business grow from “newbies” to experienced travel professionals, never afraid to ask questions and always willing to share what they have learned with others in the network. The friendships I have made with you and others…I know will last a lifetime…and that is truly a treasure. See you in September! Bonnie

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      • Kerri Moran
        February 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Thank you so much for the kind words Erin! It was great meeting you at our National meeting and we’re glad you felt comfortable right away. I hope to see you again at this years meeting! I can’t wait to keep working with you and seeing your agency grow.

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      • Angie Habiger
        February 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

        Erin,
        We are so happy that you are a part of our family! National meeting is so much fun and the best part for me is getting to meet all the agents in person. Looking forward to see you at this years meeting.

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    22. Denise R
      February 7, 2018 at 12:41 pm #
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      I have been with this great host company for several years. They are so awesome and answering any question and always willing to help no matter how small the issue. I like that I am not pressured to do a certain level of business as this is a part-time thing for me right now. Bonnie is the best and so full of insight, you cannot go wrong joining this group!

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

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      • Kerri Moran
        February 9, 2018 at 11:05 am #

        Thanks for the kind words Denise! We’re so glad you’ve been with us all these years. We’re looking forward to many more years working with you!

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      • Bonnie Lee
        February 27, 2018 at 7:19 am #

        Hi Denise…There are so many great things about what I get to do in a day and one of my favorite it talking to agents and sharing what I have to offer. When I first began my travel career, a woman named Lori VanO took the time to mentor me…my mission since then is to simply “pay it forward”. Thank you for the kind words…they are truly appreciated. Bonnie

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    23. Pam Severance
      February 7, 2018 at 11:06 am #
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      I have been with Travel Quest for about 13 years, and in the industry for over 18 years. Choosing TQ as my host agency was one of the best decisions I have made. Their support and caring for their agents is unparalleled in this industry. You are not simply a number- they truly care about you and the success of your business. If you are considering them as a host- I strongly suggest you go with them.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        February 7, 2018 at 12:53 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Yikes Pam….13 year! Holy cow…that’s a long time. You are an amazing business woman it’s a honor to have worked with you for so many years…thank you for your business and your kind words.

        bonnie

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    24. Gay Cocheres
      February 6, 2018 at 4:26 pm #
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      Travel Quest is a wonderful host agency. As fairly new to the travel industry this company has walked with me step by step even with what may appear to be the simplest of questions. They treat you like family from day one and you turkey feel their encouragement toward success in our own personal businesses. Thank You Travel Quest!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        February 7, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

        Gay…I’ve always felt that the success of one is based on the success of the other. Part of the joy in TQ is watching those successes.

        Thank you for your trust,

        Bonnie

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    25. Nyla Bridges
      February 6, 2018 at 1:48 pm #
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      I have been an agent for 22 years and independent with Travel Quest for more than 10 years. They have been a pleasure to work with & a wonderful travel agent family to be associated with. TQ offers education & training for travel agents of every experience.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        February 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

        Nyla…dang we have know each other a long time! Thank you for sharing travel knowledge with other TQ agents, it is so much appreciated by all of us.

        Take care,
        bonnie

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    26. Liz Henry
      February 2, 2018 at 3:23 pm #
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      Travel Quest has been the perfect match for me as someone newer to the travel industry. Their resources and support alone are incredibly helpful for my growing business. I am most impressed by their genuine interest in watching each and every one of their agents build a strong travel business.

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

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      • Kerri Moran
        February 5, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

        Hi Liz! Thank you so much for the nice reveiw. We love getting to work with you and to see your company continue to grow! Can’t wait to see what the future brings for you!

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      • bonnie lee
        February 6, 2018 at 9:21 am #

        Liz, it has been an absolute honor to watch so many of our agents build their businesses. It’s also be truly rewarding to spend time with many of you on FAM’s! It’s so fun to get to know each other and become friends. Thank you for the trust you have placed in TQ and myself!

        Bonnie

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    27. Elise Geier
      January 30, 2018 at 7:37 pm #
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      I recently just started with Travel Quest, but I am so glad that I picked them as my host agency!! I did a ton of research before choosing a host but don’t think I could have picked a better one! They have a great commission plan for new agents but what really sets them apart for me is the support! I love that I can call them up or email anytime and they all already know me by name and they humor all of my dumb newbie questions. All of the support staff is friendly and fantastic and I can’t say enough about how at home they have made me feel! They also offer a ton of great trainings whether it be through webinars, on demand trainings, or their 1 on 1 coaching program! If you are looking for that personalized connection that is so often missing in todays day and age TQ has it, so don’t wait any longer!!!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        February 1, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

        Hi Elise,
        Thank you so much for the kind words. Our whole company sits within 20 feet of each other with no walls between us. I am so privileged to work with such great staff every day.

        Bonnie

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      • Candace Wiskur
        February 1, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

        Thank you so much Elise for your very sweet review! We really do appreciate you taking the time to do this. One of the things I love most about working at Travel Quest is the family friendly atmosphere we have here among each other. I really enjoy speaking with you as well when you call in! You are definitely a fantastic addition to Travel Quest Elise and I look forward to watching your business grow!

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    28. April Yeung
      January 4, 2018 at 10:18 am #
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      Bonnie and Walt lead Travel Quest with friendly, optimistic enthusiasm, and their attitude is contagious. They attract upbeat and friendly staff and independent consultants to Travel Quest. Angie is an excellent staff member with a good history as a travel consultant herself before she came on board with TQ, and she uses her experience to help and mentor ICs such as myself – for free! Travel Quest has IC programs ranging from free for those new to the industry to the 90% commission plan I am on to even a 100% commission program for high achievers. But no matter which program you choose, the TQ staff are friendly and supportive, helping you to become the best IC you can be.

      Another perk of being with Travel Quest is that they are a member of Travel Leaders. TL offers programs such as the Agent Profiler free web presence for referrals, the Leaders Edge website which is highly SEO optimized for good billing on Google, their Engagement marketing program and free AgentMate CRM. They also offer specialized training (for a fee) for those who specialize in Leisure, Luxury, Active & Adventure, and Romance/Weddings & Honeymoons. I think they might also have corporate travel training available?

      Travel Leaders and Travel Quest have good relationships with suppliers, meaning good commissions and help when you need it from BDMs. Travel Quest also offers a free annual sales meeting in Minneapolis for its ICs. Travel Leaders also offers an annual sales meeting plus regional sales meetings, which may charge a fee, unfortunately, and are held in different locations each year. These are all good Training and Networking opportunities.

      All considered, I am very happy I switched to Travel Quest. Relationships matter so much to one’s happiness and success, and Travel Quest supports great relationships both through their leadership and Staff, their mentoring program, and also through their sales meetings and closed Facebook group for ICs.

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

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      • Candace Wiskur
        January 9, 2018 at 9:38 am #

        Hello April! Thank you so much for your kind words and the awesome review!! The feedback that we receive from our agents is so greatly appreciated! I am extremely grateful to be a part of the Travel Quest team and getting to work with our fantastic agents!

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      • Angie Habiger
        January 9, 2018 at 10:18 am #

        April,
        It is truly a pleasure to work with you. I love chatting with new agents and brainstorming ideas to help grow the business. I can’t wait to see what the future brings you.
        All the Best,
        Angie

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      • Bonnie Lee
        January 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

        Hi April…
        Thank you so much for the kind words.
        I am like you…I love all the training opportunities available to all of us. My favorite of course is Travel Quest National Meeting (#TQNM). So many great opportunities for everyone to meet, learn, share opportunities…be they successes or otherwise.
        Thank you again!

        Bonnie

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    29. Susan Sheffield-Ocampo
      December 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm #
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      I’ve been booking corporate travel for many years and I’ve always wanted to start my own travel business and help my clients travel the world. I did lots of research and Travel Quest was the best choice. The entire team at Travel Quest is amazing. I’ve had many questions so far and they’re always happy to help. I also feel their pricing structure is extremely fair. I highly recommend them.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        January 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

        Hi Susan, I look forward to watching the leisure side of your business grow. Your corporate clients trust your expertice, so moving into booking the leisure side of their business seems to be the perfect idea!

        Happy New Year!

        bonnie

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      • Candace Wiskur
        January 2, 2018 at 9:36 am #

        Susan…thank you so much for the kind review!! We are always more than happy to help you with any questions you have! It’s been a great pleasure working with you and I look forward to helping you in the future!

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      • Kerri Moran
        January 2, 2018 at 9:53 am #

        Hi Susan! Thanks for the great review and kind words. I’m so glad you are happy with your decision to join TQ. We can’t wait to see you continue to grow your business!

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    30. Michael Phillip Bunker
      December 18, 2017 at 6:25 pm #
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      Love this agency and the work they’ll be helping me with doing for my Agency.

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

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      • Kerri Moran
        December 19, 2017 at 11:32 am #

        Hi Michael, thanks for the review! We’re very excited to start working with you and can’t wait to see you and your company grow! We look forward to many more years of working with you.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        December 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

        Michael, Great to meet you. I look forward to watching your agency grow and your initiatives take off.

        Take Care,

        bonnie

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    31. Wendy LaPorte
      December 1, 2017 at 9:40 am #
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      The search for the right host agency is one of the most important steps in starting your travel business. In 2015, I spent a lot of time researching and narrowing down my choices to a select few. Once I had my telephone interview with Angie, I knew immediately that TQ was the host for me. Everyone says the Travel Quest is like a family, and it’s true. The owners, Bonnie and Walt, and the TQ staff, are so warm and welcoming and genuinely care about you and your business. They pour so much of themselves into their support of your business, no matter how big or small you are. I started with no experience, and my business has grown exponentially year after year. I believe that my success as a travel agent is a direct result of the choice to join TQ. I don’t believe I would have had the courage to take on some of my most lucrative clients without their help. Now, I feel confident and competent in my business, but always know that if I need something, they will go to bat for me. I consider the members of the Travel Quest team my family and my friends. If you are looking for the right host agency fit, just give them a call and see what I mean!

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        December 1, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

        Wendy,
        Wow, it has only been 2 years, it seems longer. It’s been fun getting to meet you at conferences and workshops even though we are states apart. I am so grateful to get to watch your travel business grow leaps and bounds. You have all of the ingredients a person needs to be a true success. Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate you more than you will ever know.

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      • bonnie lee
        December 3, 2017 at 5:41 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Wendy, I remember going on several FAMS with you as you started your travel journey. We had great fun of course, but it’s super exciting on my end to watch new business owners blossom in such successful women. Women that I am so proud to stand next to as a colleague and a peer!

        See you soon,

        bonnie

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    32. Stephanie Gagnon
      November 15, 2017 at 12:26 pm #
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      I have been with Travel Quest since I first started my travel agency as a new agent 6 years ago. They have been absolutely fantastic throughout all these years and I couldn’t ever imagine using a different host agency. They are so patient and so helpful with any type of assistance that you could possibly need. You can always pick up the phone and they are available for you right away. The owners – Bonnie and Walt are very involved with all of their agents and they truly make Travel Quest feel like a family! 🙂

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

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      • Candace Wiskur
        November 16, 2017 at 9:59 am #

        Stephanie,

        Wow 6 years already!!! Time really does fly by when your a Travel Agent! We are so happy that you have been an agent with us for this long. We couldn’t imagine you having another host agency as well! We are so happy to have you a part of the Travel Quest family and look forward to many years working alongside you!! Thank you again for your kind words!!

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      • bonnie lee
        November 21, 2017 at 8:22 am #

        Steph, WOW you and I have been on some great FAM’s together. What great opportunities to learn about destinations and suppliers…a side benefit is new friends and new relationships. Thank you for your friendship, your business, and your trust! bonnie

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    33. Elizabeth Potocsnak
      November 14, 2017 at 6:24 pm #
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      I have worked with Travel Quest for the past year. The resources to create a business and numerous training opportunities has been invaluable. They patiently answer all my questions.
      When we had a challenging customer situation, they helped me facilitate communication with the supplier and the customer to give the best travel experience to the customer. The kindness and support was fantastic. I couldn’t imagine working with any other agency.

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

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      • Candace Wiskur
        November 16, 2017 at 9:49 am #

        Elizabeth,

        Thank you so much for your review! We truly appreciate all of our agents and the hard work and dedication that you all put forth as well. I am so happy that everything worked out for you in the end and we able to help your customer have a great travel experience! Thanks again for your kind words!! We truly appreciate your feedback!

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      • bonnie lee
        November 21, 2017 at 8:25 am #

        Elizabeth…going to work for me every day is an absolute honor. I work with such kind, professional, supportive, smart, versatile and patient people. I am so happy that what I experience flows through in the support my staff gives to all our our agents. Have a wonderful day, bonnie

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    34. Naomi
      November 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm #
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      To Bonnie, Walt, & the ladies who make the magic happen behind the scenes THANK YOU again and again for your unending support from my very 1st inquiry about Travel Quest and beyond.
      They always pick up the phone and are PATIENT. No question is too big or small. Imagine having a vision and finally having the right support to help you realize it…well that’s the team over at Travel Quest.
      I attended my very first Travel Quest National Conference this year and I was floored by the excitement, engagement, & openness by everyone who attended. I had awesome networking opportunities, met many vendors, walked away with a whole extra carry on of materials goodies for my future guests, & made some new friends. Travel Quest delivered a really beautiful event and I was able to stay in the same hotel as the conference. I even got an opportunity to MIC up and do a mini interview.
      This place is more like family than host agency and I appreciate their genuine desire to help me grow my business.

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        November 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Naomi,
        This review truly brought tears to my eyes, well happy tears. We strive to make this a host agency that has everything you said, patience, open arms and support. I am happy that we are able to be a part of your growing business. I am so excited you had the chance to experience our conference. It is truly a labor of love. It worth it on our end when we get to meet you the agents and learn with eachother. Thanks again for the kind words it made my day!!!

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      • bonnie lee
        November 21, 2017 at 8:30 am #

        Naomi, it was an absolute please to meet you at #TQNM17. It’s time out of your day…time away from your family…and time away from your business.
        Our hope is that once our agents get back in their offices, the time away multiplies into additional sales and earnings.

        Thanks for your support and trust!

        bonnie

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    35. Ellen Perham
      November 7, 2017 at 11:29 am #
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      I worked for for an agency affiliated with a large well-known franchise,I wished to start my own agency. I did a good deal of research about what direction to take and Travel Quest is a standout! What a great decision! Night and day from my previous agency.I love the positive friendly professional support TQ offers from owner Bonnie Lee to TQ agents on our FB page. The freedom to present my own brand and have access to TQ, as well as the backing of Travel Leaders make for a solid base. Commission plans are flexible and very fair. The tools available from both TQ and Travel Leaders are comprehensive and easy to use. I have loved working with TQ from day one and find new appreciation for them every day! I look forward to many years as a part of the TQ family!

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        November 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

        Hi Ellen,
        We look forward to many more years of working with you. I am so happy that you can represent your name and brand. We strive to help agents grow!

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    36. Emily Carnes
      November 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm #
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      I’ve have been with Travel Quest for almost 2 years, and I’m so grateful that our paths crossed as I began on my journey of selling Travel! Bonnie and her team at Travel Quest always go above and beyond to help us agents. It truly is a family, and they know you by name! I’m looking forward to many, many years and a long future with Travel Quest!

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

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      • bonnie lee
        November 3, 2017 at 10:54 am #

        Hi Emily! The best part of going to work every day is that I do get to work with “family”. I look forward to many, many years as well!

        Have a wonderful Friday!

        bonnie

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    37. Tracey Teuber
      October 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm #
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      I have been with Travel Quest for over 3.5 years and I can recommend them 100%! They were very helpful when I was starting out as an agent and their support has continued as I have become a more seasoned agent. Travel Quest fosters a collaborate environment and has a forum and FB group where agents can ask questions or ask for recommendations from fellow agents and Travel Quest staff. Travel Quest has a Commission Manager, so it is easy to keep track of commission payments and pays agents once a month….always on time. Travel Quest is big enough to have relationships that matter (with suppliers and Travel Leaders), but isn’t so big that you feel like a number.

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

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      • Candace Wiskur
        October 30, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

        We are so happy to have you as one of our agents Tracey!! You are a joy to work with! We pride ourselves on great customer service and being there for our agents whenever they need us. Thank you for being a part of Travel Quest!

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      • bonnie lee
        October 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

        Tracey…thank you so much for the review. I think one of the coolest things I get to see is how TQ Agents do collaborate and help each other. I don’t know if this is true everywhere, but I am very happy to know that it is true within our network. At #TQNM17 it’s really wonderful to see relationships begin as agents meet …. and then through out the year to watch the same relationships grow!

        Thank you again for the review, we truly appreciate it!

        Bonnie

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    38. Laura D'Agrosa
      October 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm #
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      I have been with Travel Quest for all of 3 weeks and I’m so happy to have met such caring, supportive people. They have been extremely responsive. I even got a support response from Bonnie who helped me with a river cruise FAM that’s happening in 2 weeks! I’m learning and booking my own hotels in Budapest and couldn’t be happier. Love my new travel life!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        October 27, 2017 at 10:38 am #

        Hi Laura…
        It is so much fun on my end to talk to new agents …. just entering the industry. Remember to keep us posted on the AMA FAM! We can’t wait to hear your impression of the cruise, AND how you felt it will impact building your niche “river cruise” marketing plan.

        From Snowy Minnesota!
        Bonnie

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    39. Jackie Repaal
      October 25, 2017 at 7:45 am #
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      I have been with TQ for two months now. As I’m very green I know very little to the agency sites and what to do on this side of the ball so I’ve received so much help and support from TQ staff.

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

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      • Candace Wiskur
        October 25, 2017 at 4:56 pm #
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        Thank you so much for your kind words Jackie and for taking the time to write such a nice review.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        October 26, 2017 at 6:37 am #

        Hi Jackie!

        Welcome to TQ and welcome to the travel industry. What a joy it is to watch new people to our industry. What I’ve seen over the years is new people as so many wonderful questions. They often say, oh….I call you too much….I ask too many questions….

        It’s all so normal…when any of us stops asking questions I believe it stunts our growth and closes our minds to new things, new relationships, new opportunities, and new earning possibilities.

        Welcome!

        Bonnie

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    40. Jessica Vick
      October 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm #
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      Travel Quest and the Travel Quest support team have been awesome! They are super helpful and very polite. When I decided to go on my own, I wanted a host agency that supported me. Travel Quest certainly has!

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

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      • Candace Wiskur
        October 25, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

        Thank you for taking the time to review our agency Jessica! You are such a joy to work with as well!

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      • Bonnie Lee
        October 26, 2017 at 6:32 am #

        Morning Jessica….As a team at TQ we all sit within maybe 10-15 feet from the other. No walls between us. The office is much larger but we sit specifically with our desks close so we can hear and learn from each other daily. It’s a great way to hear if there is a common thread of challenge or success within our network. Successes we celebrate and challenges we meet head on working towards a solution.

        You are a great addition to the mix we have at TQ of experienced and new to the industry.

        Take care…..see ya,

        Bonnie

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    41. Tricia Mullenhoff
      October 24, 2017 at 2:23 pm #
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      I am new to the travel industry and chose Travel Quest because they are a family oriented business. On my numerous calls to them, they have responded with compassion, confidence, and completely answered all of my many questions. I look forward to learning all I can to provide excellent service to my clients! So happy to have that “Ace in my Pocket”: Travel Quest!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        October 26, 2017 at 6:28 am #

        Tricia! What a compliment to be an “Ace” in your pocket. I was new…back in 94 just like you. Mom of 4 kids, wife, never traveled…but with help from a couple truly wonderful women in travel at the time Melody & Lori ….I had not one but TWO “aces” in my pocket.

        Have a wonderful Thursday!

        Bonnie

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    42. Pam Severance
      October 17, 2017 at 8:41 am #
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      I have been in the travel industry for over 17 years now, and have been with Travel Quest for most of that time. This is more like a family- they know each individual agent, and truly care about your business and your success. Whether you are a new agent just getting started in the business (they have training for you) or a seasoned agent who knows the business well- there is a program for you. If you are looking for a host agency- do yourself a favor and start here. You won’t regret it.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        October 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

        Hi Pam, WOW! 17 years…..that’s crazy. Time sure flies when we are having fun. Your personality is such a joy to be around, and such an inspiration to watch as your business has grown. Thank you for your sunny personality and for being an inspiration to anyone wanting to start and build their travel business!

        Take Care,
        Bonnie

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      • Angie Habiger
        October 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

        Pam,
        You are truly a treasure to Travel Quest. We do consider you family. Thank you for being such a big part of who we are!!

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    43. Joan Blom
      September 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm #
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      I have been in this industry just over a year and Travel Quest has helped me in so many ways. The support they offer their agents is second to none. From the start I always felt that I could reach out when I needed help whether it was submitting an invoice, technical support, or even just where to turn for answers to any questions that came up. There are so many opportunities for training through TQ. I love any chance I get to connect with Bonnie and Walt Lee. The vast knowledge they bring to the industry and their contagious energy is always so uplifting. I am so happy to have joined the Travel Quest family!

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

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      • bonnie lee
        September 28, 2017 at 10:23 am #
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        Joan! It’s always great to connect with you as well. I believe that so much of my knowledge comes from conversations with agents like you. It kind of works like this, you ask me something or we are just talking about something and suddenly I am pointed to a place where I can learn something new! See ya soon, Bonnie

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    44. Christina Schlegel
      September 21, 2017 at 10:23 am #
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      I would recommend Travel Quest to anyone, new or experienced, who is looking for a professional and personable host agency. TQ staff members are super responsive, know the business inside and out, and are respected by suppliers. Plus, everyone is just so nice! I cannot say enough good things about Travel Quest. The TQ National Meeting is also a wonderful opportunity to network and learn.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        September 24, 2017 at 11:33 am #

        Hi Christina! It was great to meet you at #TQNM17. It is always so incredible to see how many agents take the time to grow their business and learn more by coming to our national meeting. In the days prior to the meeting as I watch the use of our hash tag reflect agents heading to Minneapolis by planes, trains and automobiles for our event it’s so exciting…and in the same breath humbling…

        Thank you for your trust and support,

        bonnie

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    45. Shannon McCloskey
      September 16, 2017 at 8:38 am #
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      I have been with Travel Quest for almost 10 years now, WOW 10 years with this amazing company. The Professionalism & Outstanding support is way beyond the 5 star rating i was able to give. I can’t imagine life any different & it’s only going to get better ! Onward & upward from here.

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        September 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

        Shannon,
        Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so happy I finally got to meet you in person. We have talked over the phone and via email for years. Watching your agency grow leaps and bounds has been fun. You are a important part to Travel Quest’s success!

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      • Bonnie Lee
        September 20, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

        Shannon, it was so fun to finally meet you at #TQNM17 for the first time in all these year!….CRAZY part is we are maybe 60 miles from one another. Thank you so much for coming to the event and all your business over the years!

        bonnie

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    46. Mousumi Hill
      September 15, 2017 at 6:11 am #
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      I absolutely love working with Travel Quest! They have been able to support me in any way possible and I always feel comfortable making a client booking, knowing that TQ has my back.
      The network of other agents has been awesome as well!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        September 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

        Mousumi….I love the network as well. All of our agents are so enthusiastic about building their businesses AND help others to do the same. The phrase “your success is my success…” is soooo true at TQ!

        Have a great day,

        Bonnie

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      • Angie Habiger
        September 15, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

        Mousumi,
        Thank you so much for the kind feedback. We enjoy working with you and I loved seeing you at TQNM last weekend!

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    47. Shawna Abbas
      September 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm #
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      I am thankful each day for choosing Travel Quest as my host agency. My business would not be growing each year if it was not for Bonnie and the supportive staff of Travel Quest. They amaze me each year with the National meeting which motivates and educates me to become an even better agency than the prior year. They are always there if I have questions or concerns or know where to point me for answers. I have never felt alone since joining in 2011 because Travel Quest has taken me in as part of the family with a great support system!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        September 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

        Hi Shawna, I believe that the sign of a good meeting is when attendees go home excited to build their business and with a bag full of knowledge! It’s been great reading the agent posts from #TQNM17 . So many with agents returning home enthused to learn more…sell more and GROW their business. It’s a real privilege in life being given the opportunity to work with people like yourself and watch them grow their business!

        See you next year at #TQNM18!

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      • Angie Habiger
        September 15, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

        Shawna,
        This made my day. Thank you for thinking so highly of us. We love watching your business grow leaps and bounds. You are such a successful agent.
        Thanks Again!

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    48. Heather Gauthier
      September 12, 2017 at 7:03 am #
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      I have been an Independent Contractor with Travel Quest for 6 in a half years. This is where I started my business and I can’t think a reason why I would ever leave. The TQ community is like a family. I didn’t know it at the time, but that’s exactly what I was looking for. The owner, Bonnie, knows my name and I only see her a few times a year in person. Everyone who works at TQ is so nice and always helpful as well as all the other Independent Contractors. If you are looking for a host agency that will help you along the way and has the best group of people to work with, this is it!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        September 13, 2017 at 8:52 am #

        Heather! I remember the FAM we went on together when you were totally new to travel…..so much fun. What I find really rewarding is being given the opportunity to watch people grow their business. You are the perfect example….from brand new to successful business owner. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to a small part of your success.

        See ya,

        Bonnie

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    49. Leona Ressler
      September 11, 2017 at 8:54 pm #
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      I have been working with Travel Quest for the past nine years, my time has flown! I do travel out of my home for fun, and that is what it is…fun! And it’s been great to see how Travel Quest has really grown! It’s because of it’s good service and fantastic employees.
      They are so helpful and friendly, that makes all the difference! The network of TQ Agents both in the office and the Independent Contractors are incredibly knowledgeable and willing to assist and share their knowledge. It has been a pleasure working with Bonnie and the entire Travel Quest family.
      I just went to the National Travel Quest meeting and was so impressed with how smoothly everything ran and was extremely pleased with how much information I was able to get. I will have to take advantage of all the education that is available to me through Travel Quest!
      Look forward to going to the meeting again next year!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        September 13, 2017 at 8:47 am #

        Leona! It was so good to see you over the week-end at #TQNM17 . So much info and so many smiling faces, embracing all the new learning opportunities. Hope to see you soon. Our “social wall” was amazing!

        Bonnie

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      • Angie Habiger
        September 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

        Leona,
        I always look forward to your visits at Travel Quest. (And your wonderful treats too!!) I am happy when I get the chance to chat with you on the phone. I can tell why your customers love booking with you, as you are kind and positive. I look forward to many more years of working with you.

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    50. DeJuan Shorter
      August 22, 2017 at 5:46 pm #
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      I have worked with TQ for the past 6 years. They have been an amazing host agency. They are always accessible, continue to bring new ideas and opportunities and have a fun
      & energetic approach to the business. We wouldn’t think of switching to another host agency!

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        August 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

        Hi DeJuan,
        Thank you for 6 great years with TQ!! We are so lucky to work with agents like you everyday. We work on staying on top of new ideas and look for feedback from our agents. Wishing you many more years of success!

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      • bonnie lee
        August 26, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

        Hi DeJuan! Okay…those 6 years really flew by. Thanks so much for the kind words and of course the trust you place in us. I love the fact that so many TQ agents are open to the new ideas we toss out. Being open to new ideas what makes this business so exciting and I truly believe profitable.

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    51. Louis Dante
      August 20, 2017 at 8:07 pm #
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      I have worked with Travel Quest for a little over a year now and couldn’t be happier. Every TQ staff member that I have worked with has been very pleasant and helpful. Jenifer is normally the associate that assists me and in my opinion she is a SUPER STAR! I look forward to working with Travel Quest in the future and would recommend them to anyone interested in the travel service industry. Thanks Bonnie for a great year – your team ROCKS!
      Sincerely,
      Louis

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

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      • Jenifer
        August 24, 2017 at 11:32 am #

        Hi Louis,

        Thank you for your recognition and kind words! I always enjoy speaking with you and I look forward hearing more about your adventures experiencing and booking travel!

        Jenifer

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      • bonnie lee
        August 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm #

        Yes Louis…you are absolutely right about Jenifer, her desk is maybe 7 feet from mine, so on a minute by minute basis I hear the excellent customer service she delivers on every call, every day! She is exceptional!

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    52. Carmen Schaffer
      August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am #
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      When I got into travel, I didn’t like the idea of having a host agency in another state or where I’d never be able to “connect” with them in a personal way. Travel Quest has felt like “home” in that it’s a very supportive and nurturing, yet professional, environment for travel professionals. Being a home based travel agent can be isolating and having a host agency that is local has created a sense of “community” for us home based agents both in state and out of state. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Travel Quest .l

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        August 21, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

        Carmen,
        Thank you for being such a big part of Travel Quest’s success! We love watching your business grow!
        Angie

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      • bonnie lee
        August 26, 2017 at 8:57 pm #

        Carmen…holy cow you are amazing. I love watching your adventures through FB, and of course when we are able to sit down and chat. Thank you for your support of TQ and your faith in us!

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    53. Amy Little
      August 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm #
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      In January I will start my 6th year with Travel Quest. I researched several companies before I decided to join. I have loved every minute since I signed up. They help set you up for success, and have many resources to guide you along. It feels like everyone is family and helps each other out.

      I have been fortunate to go on a trip with Bonnie and Walt and meet them at events over the years. They are so welcoming and friendly. Bonnie has an incredible energy that is contagious. I’m excited to be part of an incredible agency.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        August 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

        Amy…thanks so much for the kind words. I remember the first time we actually met! In the Delta lounge in Atlanta on our way to a FAM. I saw you peeking between the flowers at the registration desk looking for Walt and I. It was a great trip filled with so much learning! Thank you so much the confidence and trust you have placed in TQ.

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    54. LuAnn Wilkins
      August 7, 2017 at 2:48 pm #
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      Now that I’m almost a year into being full-time (after 3 years of just dabbling), I wanted to take the time to give a little shout-out to the all the folks at Travel Quest for all their assistance, encouragement, and patience.  There is so much to learn in this industry and so many ways to get yourself in trouble, – it can be scary and intimidating.  Travel Quest has so many resources available to us, through all their online training, hosted webinars, annual national meeting, and now through their affiliation with the Travel Leaders Network.  And that doesn’t even cover being able to pick up the phone to get a real-live person give you a real-time answer, or the network of super-helpful fellow travel agents that you can tap into through our internal Forum or Facebook pages. 

      Even when I was only working travel on a very limited basis, I received excellent support and was never made to feel that I didn’t matter because I wasn’t bringing in a lot of commission.  And, even though I’m in Maryland, I don’t feel like an outsider of the Travel Quest family; however, it does take a little bit of extra effort to get involved and be included with the local supplier programs. 

      Travel Quest was definitely the right choice for me!”

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        August 12, 2017 at 6:58 am #

        We all started somewhere. I started with no travel industry background and NO actual travel experience (except that 1 trip to Vegas and a trip to Disney). So I know first hand how important the support is for each person t grow their business. The growth of your business is the growth of TQ’s business! Thank you for your trust and kind words.

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    55. Samantha Ritchie
      July 20, 2017 at 8:57 am #
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      Hi!

      I had a great conversation with Bonnie about meeting the client for the first time, how to prepare an invoice, commission and travel insurance. I had some questions and then I had more questions that I wasn’t really sure how to form. ; P. Bonnie however was able to decipher exactly what I was trying to ask. It was a fabulous coaching session. I am already scheduled for one more because I am newer to this industry and everyday I find myself not exactly sure on the ‘right’ way to approach a situation.

      Thank you Bonnie was your time and help.

      Samantha Ritchie
      Indo Bleu Travel

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

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      • bonnie lee
        July 21, 2017 at 11:44 am #
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        Samantha, the coaching call we had was SUPER! My job is great because every day I get to work with like minded agents who want to grow their business through education and client expansion. You are so open to learning new things, taking classes, looking for certifications etc…truly a pleasure to talk to. Looking forward to meeting you at our National Meeting on September 9th! It’s always great to put a face to a name. See you then.

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    56. Dana Schwieters
      July 9, 2017 at 8:54 pm #
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      I have been with Travel Quest for almost 3 years and I have nothing but praise for them! I was new to the travel industry and the training and support that I have received from them has been top notch!! You do have to take advantage of the training and be self motivated, but they do such a good job at providing the resources you need to be be successful. Bonnie and Walt and the staff are fantastic, and I really do feel a part of their “travel family.” If I need anything, they are very quick to respond and help as needed. Bonnie’s enthusiasm for the travel industry is so contagious! If she does not know the answer to a question, she will find out for you! I love the free Travel Leader’s website that is offered, and have gotten several leads from the site. I am so excited the opportunities that have come with this industry and owe much of my success to the backing of a fantastic host agency! I will be a lifer with them!!!!

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

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      • bonnie lee
        July 21, 2017 at 11:40 am #
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        Hi Dana!
        Yikes sorry I missed responding earlier…Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so passionate about travel and I can see the same passion in YOU. I honestly don’t believe that any career (for me at least) could be more rewarding than travel. I’ve met so many wonderful people on both the agent and vendor side. I am very privileged to work with so many truly wonderful people around the globe!

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    57. Heather Gauthier
      July 8, 2017 at 7:58 am #
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      Travel Quest was my first option for a host agency and after I talked to them on the phone, I knew it was going to be a great fit! I’ve been with Travel Quest for over 6 years now and everyone is always so helpful and kind. Bonnie and Walt are the NICEST people I’ve ever met and so great to be around! The agents under them are also great and I learn something new from TQ at least once a day. I would highly recommend Travel Quest to anyone! You won’t be disappointed.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        July 9, 2017 at 11:13 am #
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        Hi Heather, Thank you so much for the review. It’s so neat to see the rewards of desire, passion and dedication to the travel industry in you. Thank you for including all of us at TQ on your journey to success! Take Care, bonnie

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    58. Judi Faas
      July 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm #
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      When I started my agency I did a lot of research on hosts. Travel Quest was my pick and I am still pleased with the choice. The staff are friendly and ready to help with answers to questions. They offer learning opportunities and I feel they listen to us and respect us as business owners. Happy to be a part of the Travel Quest Travel Leaders group.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        July 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm #
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        Thanks so much Judi. I am so glad you found us. Having been given the opportunity to watch your agency grow is soooo rewarding! Thank you for your trust.

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    59. Make Zimmer
      July 6, 2017 at 9:58 pm #
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      The team at Travel Quest are absolutely spot on in what they do. We chose to partner with TQ when we first began our agency and are so pleased that we did! The resources offered by TQ to their agents to assist in positioning them for success, the team they have in place that has a special way of making everyone feel valued (and every question treated as the most important thing they have to respond to!) and most of all, the leadership that Bonnie and Walt provide are truly second to none. We are honored to partner with this incredible host agency and most of all – the amazing team that makes TQ #1 in our book!!!!

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        July 7, 2017 at 9:20 am #
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        Mike,
        We appreciate your kind words. It is a pleasure working with you and Chris and watching your agency grow.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        July 7, 2017 at 10:53 am #
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        Hi Mike, You and your team are amazing to work with as well, embracing all the training opportunities, and your willingness to learn new things is exceptional. It’s so inspiring here at TQ to have the opportunity to follow the growth of new agencies…! Thank you for your support and the trust you have placed in all of us here at TQ. I see that several of your team has already signed up for TQ National Meeting in September. See you there.

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    60. Erin Cook
      July 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm #
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      I have been with TQ since 2014 and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to be! I will be here for my entire travel career!

      Bonnie, Walt & the rest of the TQ family have exceeded my expectations as a host agency. They have ALWAYS been supportive of me and have attempted to help me in every way possible – especially when I needed it in the very beginning. They showed me the ropes and gave me confidence to fly on my own. If I ever have a situation I am unfamiliar with and need advice or help, they are ON it! AND, they have GREAT relationships with all of the resorts that I work with in my niche. The commission levels and the relationships with the “top” contacts in the industry is a HUGE bonus when picking a host for my needs.

      The TQ staff is supportive of me as a person as well. Even though they have hundreds of agents (maybe more, I’m just guessing!) to keep track of, they took the time to send me a beautiful hand-written & signed card after adopting our last baby boy out of an unexpected situation. Times were happy but so stressful for me personally, and they recognized that I needed a “boost”. I will never forget that. Most companies only look at people as a number – not TQ. I love them like family. And even though we are states away, I always feel “at home” when I see them again!

      Give them a call – just one conversation will show you that they care about their agents as people, not just a business! 🙂

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        July 7, 2017 at 9:15 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Erin,
        Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate you and you are a important part to Travel Quests success.

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      • Bonnie Lee
        July 7, 2017 at 10:37 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Erin….you are such a treasure with one of “sunniest” personalities I’ve ever met. You are an absolute pleasure to work with, and from a professional point of view, you are everything a travel professional should be! Thank you for your kind words.

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    61. Cheryl Morgan
      July 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm #
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      I have been with Travel Quest since January 2017 (I was with them previously too a few years back as well).
      Bonnie and her staff have been amazing in getting my company set up doing mostly corporate travel! I am very thankful that she was willing to get some new tools in place to make my job much easier. Being mostly a leisure agency I wasn’t sure at first if it would work out but they have been absolutely the best people to deal with the hoops they have jumped through amaze me.
      They really care about their agents and give you all the tools to succeed in this ever so changing industry.
      The few encounters I have had with the network of agents has been great too…everyone helps everyone! The knowledge bank is huge!
      In researching other host agencies they by far are the BEST!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        July 6, 2017 at 10:34 pm #
        2 / 2 found this review helpful.

        Cheryl! Thank you for the kind words. Wow…have I learned a lot from you these past months. I always try to remember, “My weakness is another’s strength and with any luck my strength is their weakness.” Thank you for the trust you have placed in TQ!

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      • Angie Habiger
        July 7, 2017 at 9:18 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Cheryl,
        Thank you for coming back to us! We enjoy working with you and helping your business stay on the cutting edge.

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    62. Marilee Kline
      July 6, 2017 at 2:01 pm #
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      Travel Quest is an incredible host agency. I am now almost 2 years in and can’t say enough great things. From the beginning they were there to assist with questions and with bookings. If there was ever a question they are just a phone call or email away. For those new to the business they are there to hold your hand and walk you through everything.
      They are also family. They are small enough, they are able to take the time for all of their agents. You are not just number bringing in sales. They care about each and everyone.
      They also want the best for each and everyone and are great at encouraging you to do your best, learn and become the best you can be in the travel industry!!
      All of the staff are kind, patient and so fun to work with. I could not ask for more in a host agency.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        July 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Marilee…Thanks for the kind words. We are truly lucky to have so many really great agents, you being one of them!
        I love the fact that we have kept to our roots but at the same time grown into a progressive, forward thinking, agent centered host agency.

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      • Angie Habiger
        July 7, 2017 at 9:17 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Marilee,
        I love watching your agency grow and working with you. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for your agency.

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    63. Molly Williams
      March 6, 2017 at 7:31 pm #
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      Travel Quest has been an absolute godsend in my life since the day I discovered them online through a Google search. Their various TQ 70-80-90-100 plans are excellent as they allow new agents to get their feet wet with very minimal overhead, and as you grow, your commission percentage can grow along with you. I’ve been with them for 4 years now as a 100% agent and I couldn’t be happier. Their level of personal assistance is unbelievable considering how many successful agents are operating through them. They provided me with the exact framework I was looking for, in order to start my own agency, but feel supported by a large, extremely successful entity. Being affiliated with Travel Leaders as well, is also invaluable. The resources we have for education, training & vendor access/discounts/commissions are endless. TQ certainly embodies the motto of their home state which is ‘Minnesota Nice,’ while still being persistent & extremely professional. Can’t say enough good things about them. I’m thankful to have found my home with them!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 10, 2017 at 9:37 am #
        3 / 3 found this review helpful.

        Molly, Thank you so much for the kind words.
        We are thankful for you as well….kindness breeds kindness.

        Take care!

        bonnie

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    64. Bobbie Willer
      March 3, 2017 at 8:37 pm #
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      Travel Quest is a fantastic host agency. They always answers my questions or tell me where I can find the answer and I have had plenty lately! Bonnie and Walt are not your normal business owners. They are down to earth and very nice people. I would recommend Travel Quest 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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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 10, 2017 at 9:40 am #
        4 / 4 found this review helpful.

        Bobbie…The motto I live by…

        “Give a person a fish…feed them for a day. Teach them how to fish…feed them for a lifetime…and help to guarantee their future success.”

        Success for all!

        bonnie

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    65. Theresa Lenz
      August 22, 2016 at 5:07 pm #
      14 / 14 found this review helpful.
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      I’ve been a travel agent for 36 years and the last 7 years with Travel Quest.

      Being in the business this long, you get used to doing things a certain way and I must admit, I drag my feet when there’s change involved or have to learn a new procedure. BUT the staff at TQ has ALWAYS been there to say “you can do this” or “you’re going to love this new format”. And you know, they’ve been right every time. They have taught me so much. Their support staff is great and patient. If they don’t know an answer, they will find out and
      get back to you.

      I’ve added that in for all the “older” agents, in the business who still want to and LOVE to sell travel, but are reluctant to walk away from the structured agency setting and go it on their own. You won’t be alone with TQ – they always have your back.

      TQ always has a meeting, seminar or a training to sign up for – if you want to learn more – or not – there’s never any pressure – just the offer put out there for you to learn more.

      And if the staff isn’t help enough, you have a “family” of travel consultants of all various experience levels right with you. On their travel agent Forum, you can post a question and one, two or a dozen agents can comment, give you advise or just listen. That Forum (sometimes) is used, just to “blow off steam” – an amazing tool, in our crazy travel agent lives.

      Make the move to TQ and you won’t be disappointed.

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

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      • Bridget Lee
        September 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm #
        4 / 4 found this review helpful.

        Ha! You know I love my new technology, Theresa! 🙂 And I’m so very happy to hear that we (and the rest of the TQ Network) have been able to help you so much in the last 7 years!

        Your review embodies what we try to accomplish so thank you for taking the time to write it all up – it means a lot to all of us staff!

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    66. John Brawley
      July 22, 2016 at 11:26 am #
      7 / 8 found this review helpful.
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      I have been an IC with Travel Quest since the first day I started my agency, Premier Travel Service, in early 2006. Bonnie and her staff are remarkable in their attention to service and support.
      I mostly self trained myself into the retail side of the agency business with the help of Travel Quest’s staff.
      I would highly recommend Travel Quest to anyone looking for a host agency. They are down to earth and do not have a corporate feel or culture.
      They also have the highest commissions with their preferred and non preferred suppliers. In addition their contacts in the industry are fantastic.

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

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      • Bridget Lee
        September 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Awww, John! You are so thoughtful! Thank you for this lovely review and I have to say, I’m most flattered by your statement about our down to earth, non-corporate feel 🙂 It has been awesome getting to see your company grow and you’re always so helpful with new agents. Thank you again for the glowing review and congrats on winning the Delta tickets at T National Meeting!

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    67. Pam Johnson
      May 20, 2016 at 10:59 am #
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      Travel Quest has been my host for over 10 years. When I started I was new to travel, Bonnie and her staff helped in so many ways to shape my business. From helping me to get the training I needed, being a sounding board when I wasn’t sure what to do, to reassuring me when I made a decision and then doubted myself, they’ve always been there. With the number of agents Travel Quest now hosts, they still make you feel like family. They are constantly expanding the knowledge base available to us and keeping up on all the newest trends in travel so we don’t fall behind in the industry. I’m proud to be part of the TQ family and would highly recommend them to any agent.

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

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      • Bridget Lee
        May 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Thank you so much for the kind words, Pam! It has been great having you with us and we’re just as happy to have you a part of the Travel Quest family!! 🙂

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      • Bonnie Lee
        May 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Pam, I so remember my road trip to South Dakota for your first travel show and my amazement at the 50 people you had show up for it! My we both have come such a long way in those 10 years. I truly appreciate you and your business!

        Bonnie

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    68. Dawn Olson
      April 30, 2016 at 8:47 pm #
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      I started with TQ 6 years ago and have found my home. Such a great group of mentors. I love that we have an affiliation with such a great franchise, Travel Leaders also. Looking forward to many more years with Travel Quest!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        May 2, 2016 at 7:16 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Dawn, You are right, being a part of a larger company like Travel Leaders is such a GREAT opportunity for all of us.

        I love your profile https://www.travelleaders.com/travel_agent/agent-details.aspx?id=3647!

        It’s obvious you have take a lot of time when I look at your travel specialties, photo albums, and customer testimonials.

        Thank you so much for being a part of Travel Quest,

        Bonnie

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    69. Jeanie Michaels
      March 30, 2016 at 5:59 pm #
      25 / 26 found this review helpful.
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      I have a whole 7 months in the industry and I couldn’t be happier that I choose Travel Quest as my host agency. I spent months researching host companies before I decided to follow my dreams and start my own travel agency and after looking at so many options I kept coming back to Travel Quest! Being brand new in the industry I wanted a very supportive host agency that I knew I could go to with any question, as well as, have plenty of trainings available for me. Starting anything new is scary, but the team at Travel Quest helped me begin my career as a travel specialist with such ease. They have been so helpful and encouraging…I couldn’t be more thankful! I love my TQ family!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 31, 2016 at 7:11 am #
        4 / 4 found this review helpful.

        Hi Jeanie, You have validated what I believe to be true, “No one host agency is right for everyone”, but with research it’s possible to find the perfect fit for YOU.
        It takes time to research, compare and talk with the different companies. Not an easy task I know (I did it myself years ago), but all the time and energy pays put forth in the research does pay off when in the end the fit is PERFECT!
        Thank you for the trust you have placed in TQ!

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    70. Char Patton
      March 25, 2016 at 7:42 am #
      6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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      I was out of the business end of selling travel for several years and when I decided to start up again I felt I needed a host agency that would offer programs and assistance in getting up to speed with technology and industry changes. I found Travel Quest was exactly what I was looking for. I have been associated with them for over two years now and the help and support that they have provided for me has been invaluable. All of the staff in the office are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in every possible way. They inspire me to be better!

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

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      • bonnie lee
        March 25, 2016 at 2:13 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Hi Char! Thanks so much….All the “history” you have with cruise lines has been informational to me as well. So I guess it’s a 2 way street, or maybe a freeway…and we are both speeding along together in the same direction!

        Thank you so much again,

        Bonnie

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    71. Darcy Henderson
      March 24, 2016 at 6:51 pm #
      5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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      As other posts have emphasized, Travel Quest feels like a family. After I attended their annual conference last year as a guest not really knowing what I was getting into or how a host agency worked I was sold on joining their team on this adventure I know I wanted to begin. They are always there to help! If you are wavering and have the capability to attend their annual conference in September it’s a great way to confirm you are making the right decision on signing with them. Take Care and good luck in your business ventures.

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

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      • bonnie lee
        March 25, 2016 at 2:09 pm #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Thank you so much Darcy…Yes! Our annual conference is a great way to “check us out”…”kick the tires”, or if you are interested in the travel industry, but have absolutely no idea what a travel agent does….register…and come!
        In 2016 we are in Minneapolis 9/10-11
        https://www.tqnationalmeeting.com/registration.html for more info.

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    72. David A. Alfonso
      March 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm #
      11 / 11 found this review helpful.
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      Like many have already said, I too researched many host agencies before deciding on my top 3. It took me a while to choose but I think the deciding factor was that Travel Quest appeared to be more like a “family” than just an agency. That was my impression based on my brief conversations with the staff. I never felt that they were trying to “sell” themselves, whereas with the other 2 agencies I was considering at the time, I didn’t get that “comfortable” feeling I had with TQ. Well, I’m sure I made the right decision! Everyone at TQ is professional, friendly and helpful. When the owner of the agency takes time out of her day to sit down and have a private phone conversation with me to provide insight into the business, that’s PROOF that they want their people to succeed! When I see the owner being interviewed in trade publications, that’s PROOF that I’m dealing with PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL ADVISORS, not sales people! Travel Quest has made all the difference in the world to me in providing the support and direction I need to keep my passion alive! Thank you, TQ!

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 21, 2016 at 10:33 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Hi David….thank you so much for the kind words, and thank you for the trust you have place in Travel Quest! We truly appreciate you and your business.

        Take care…and see you soon,

        bonnie

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    73. Michelle Wicks Cypher
      March 11, 2016 at 12:48 pm #
      8 / 9 found this review helpful.
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      I spent many months researching before starting my business as a home based travel agent. I found this website to be invaluable. After deciding it was best to work with a host agency, we narrowed it down and then called 4 host agencies to “interview”. I fell in love with Travel Quest from that first call. Every time I call or email, I am responded to quickly, professionally and in a friendly manner. I am such a people person, that while I wanted a professional support network, I also need one that is friendly and approachable and personable, and Travel Quest has been all of that. It has been just over a year now that I have been officially “open for business” (since Jan 2015) and I am thrilled with the choice to work with Travel Quest. They are easy to work with, even when I mess up (which I have, more than once). There is no one agency right for every person, so do your research. If your research has led Travel Quest to be in that group of 3-5 that you have narrowed it down to, then you will not regret choosing them.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 23, 2016 at 10:34 pm #
        2 / 3 found this review helpful.

        Hi Michelle…thanks so much for your kind words! The motto of our support team is….”To not only support, but teach with every touch.”

        My personal motto (one of them for certain) “Give a man a fish feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime!”

        Have a great day,

        Bonnie

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    74. Julie Arend
      March 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm #
      11 / 11 found this review helpful.
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      I am so thankful that I chose Travel Quest as my host agency. I looked and searched all the different agencies out there and in the end I picked Travel Quest. The reason I picked Travel Quest was the staff and how they helped answer all my questions when I was first looking. If they were going to take that much time on someone that wasn’t part of their team yet I knew they would be there when I needed the help. When I went to the firs National Meeting I knew for sure I had made the right decision. There was so much training and networking that I learned in 2 short days. To top it all off the owner Bonnie is so easy to talk to and so very helpful. She goes above and beyond to help you whenever you need it. The staff is great as well and always there to help. I have been with Travel Quest for 6 months.

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        March 10, 2016 at 9:53 am #
        1 / 1 found this review helpful.

        Julie…thank you so much for your kinds words. I am so happy that we lived up to your expectations!

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    75. Colleen Kielas
      September 5, 2015 at 9:51 pm #
      10 / 12 found this review helpful.
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      I am so happy to have found Travel Quest! They are an amazing host agency that truly believes in supporting and educating their agents, either new or seasoned. i have been lucky enough to to attend regional and national meeting as well as a FAM to the Dominican Republic through the generosity of this agency. The information I gathered at all of these events is invaluable to me as an agent. I could not be happier to be part of such an amazing travel family!

      LOVE TRAVEL LIVE TRAVEL – TQ

      Colleen Kielas

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        September 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm #
        2 / 4 found this review helpful.

        Colleen! Wow…thank you so much for the kind words. I absolutely enjoyed meeting you at our Regional Meeting in Chicago…AND traveling to the Dominican with you and the other TQ Agents. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity in my life to share the world of travel with such so many talented people.

        See ya soon!

        bonnie

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    76. MaryAnne Love
      August 23, 2015 at 7:42 pm #
      19 / 21 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Travel Quest for seven months. I researched host agencies on this site prior to choosing Travel Quest as my host agency. I had no experience in the travel industry. The support I was given from the first phone call when I was just setting up the business until now was amazing. I have planned several different types of trips for clients with confidence knowing I could call or email the support team with any questions. They are always prompt and accurate with their responses. Each member of the team has been understanding, professional, and always willing to help with any question or concern. The education and training available has been outstanding. All the resources for the agents are easily accessible and include everything from forms that can be used in the office to an agent forum, travel news and preferred suppliers. I would not be where I am today without Travel Quest. I am looking forward to continuing to learn as I move forward and am very grateful for their support.

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

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      • Angie Habiger
        September 4, 2015 at 10:27 am #
        2 / 4 found this review helpful.

        MaryAnne,
        Our host agency would not be where it is without all of the wonderful agents we have. It truly is a honor that you choose us and we get to be part of your journey. I can’t wait to see the success the years will bring to your business!
        All the Best,
        Angie Habiger, CTA, Travel Quest Programs Director

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    77. Andrea Dessler
      August 11, 2015 at 4:34 pm #
      5 / 9 found this review helpful.
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      I have been working with Travel Quest for the past three and a half years and it has been wonderful! The network of TQ Agents both in the office and the Independent Contractors are incredibly knowledgeable and willing to assist and share their knowledge. Bonnie Lee is an amazingly savvy business woman who has built the TQ Agency from the ground up and leads by example. She surrounds herself with people; employees, friends and family, that compliment the needs of Travel Quest. It has been a pleasure thus far to work with Bonnie and the entire Travel Quest family. I am especially thankful for all the other agents and affiliates of Travel Quest that I am very lucky to now call friends, and I hope to continue to work with all for many years going forward.

      LOVE TRAVEL LIVE TRAVEL……TQ’s tag that I work hard to honor!

      Andrea Dessler

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

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      • Bonnie Lee
        August 19, 2015 at 8:33 pm #
        1 / 2 found this review helpful.

        Andrea! Thanks so much for the kind words, and for taking the time a couple weeks ago to head to Punta Cana with TQ for our FAM. I know it takes time out of an agents “selling” day to go into a destination. I do so appreciate you doing just that.

        See ya,

        b

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    78. Tracey Szakal
      September 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm #
      19 / 22 found this review helpful.
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      Just attended the 1st National Travel Quest meeting! It blew me away. The wonderful support the team there has always given me long distance was made so much more meaningful by meeting these wonderful folks in person! What a warm, loving, helpful group they are. I learned more than I could have imagined. The Travel Quest agency goes out of their way to be inclusive and informative. I would rate them five diamonds instead of stars if I could 🙂

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

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    79. Michelle Mattern
      July 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm #
      32 / 33 found this review helpful.
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      Hello Corporate Agents,

      If you’re looking for a top-notch, trustworthy, corporate host then look no further than the TQ Team! My TQ experience began in 2008, when I decided to part ways with a sizable corporate agency. As it turns out, it was the best professional decision I have ever made! The past five years with TQ have been amazing; here are two examples of how they have supported me over the years.

      #1.Dependable – Support Galore! Just this week I had an issue with voiding an exchange in Travelport. My timing was really bad to ask the office to handle this issue. The owner of the agency Bonnie was hosting a FAM to Jamaica. She and her group had departing flights the same morning I needed help with void. Truthfully, I wasn’t nervous about whether the issue would be resolved or not. I have had complete confidence in Bonnie and her team since I joined. Now, with that said, when Bonnie arrived at her hotel in Jamaica, she took time away from her group to help me. Which, in turn, ended up saving my clients an additional $300 in change fees. And, now, they continue to think of me as their travel hero, this is actually because of her efforts not mine! I hope she knows how much I appreciate her!

      #2 TQ is Trust-Worthy! Never one time have I had an issue with my commission statements, nor questioned if I was getting paid on all of my sales. I do not even feel the need to track invoices working with TQ. All I do is glance at my online commissions statements to see how much money the agency will be depositing in my bank account. Having this sort of confidence in a host is very important. And, you can trust me, you will find that same sort of confidence when you work start with TQ as well.

      I could go on and on about the services I have received from Bonnie and the TQ team but that would take forever. If you have questions about TQ, or would just like to hear about my experience, just contact the office. They have my number if you would like to talk.
      Good Luck!

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

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    80. Rita Triebwasser
      January 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm #
      18 / 20 found this review helpful.
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      I joined Travel Quest in 2012 and am located in Canada where it is hard to find a good host at a reasonable rate.
      Travel Quest and all their staff has gone out of their way to help me with any questions or problems that arose, so far they have been efficient, timely and will do anything to problem solve for you. I am looking forward to having a long time relationship with this company and it’s staff.

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

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    81. Tom Edwards
      December 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm #
      34 / 35 found this review helpful.
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      We started with another Host Agency in 2008, and dealt with poor accounting practices, delayed commission payments, lost commissions, untimely support responses, and antiquated technology. We made the move to Travel Quest two years ago and it was the best move we’d ever made.

      The entire Travel Quest team made the move seamless for us, and it has been smooth sailing ever since. They respond to support tickets usually within a day (sometimes the same day). They have a sophisticated commission tracking system that offers transparent accountability. They have a great community discussion forum for their agents to share advice. And, together with their affiliation with Travel Leaders, they carry a lot of recognition and a great reputation in the industry.

      It’s quite bittersweet that we are parting ways with Travel Quest. We’re going out on our own, and we’ll miss them dearly – but at the same time, we wouldn’t be in the position to take this huge step without their support over the last couple of years. Our previous Host would have never prepared us for this type of move, or put us in a position where our volume has doubled in 2 years.

      A Host Agency can make or break your home based business. We learned the hard way that there are Hosts that aren’t set up to help you advance in the industry.

      Anyone looking to start a Home Based Travel Agency should look no further than Travel Quest. The same goes for anyone wanting to get away from their current Host, as the transition is easy. Bonnie (the Owner) and her crew will provide everything you need to sell any kind of travel to anyone.

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

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    82. Christine Arnold
      September 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm #
      12 / 13 found this review helpful.
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      I knew immediately when I spoke with Travel Quest that they were exactly what I was looking for in a host agency. I managed a large travel agency for 17 years and I looked into getting my own ARC number to start my home based agency. BUT I wanted to have control of everything possible, but did want to have to do my own ARC reports. I now spend my time working with clients and booking travel and I love not having to worry about doing my own ARC reports each week!

      Everyone at TQ is very helpful and very quick to reply to any inquiries – I highly recommend them for a host agency. There are many of them out there but Travel Quest is far and away the best I found (after extensive research on a lot of them). The affiliation with Travel Leaders allows me to get preferred commissions and make more profit on every booking. Excellent host agency!

      Christine
      President
      Travel By Christine

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

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    83. Beth Knight
      September 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm #
      9 / 10 found this review helpful.
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      I am happy with Travel Quest. I have had some issues but have always had a timely response and have had a caring person at Travel Quest to work through them with me. I would recommend them and will continue to use Travel Quest as my host agency.

      Beth Knight

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

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    84. Pam McCurdy
      September 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm #
      6 / 9 found this review helpful.
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      It has been really great working with Travel Quest/Travel Leaders. They are very helpful and great to work with.

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

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    85. Amy Ferreira
      September 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm #
      29 / 34 found this review helpful.
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      I was completely new to travel when I decided to find a host agency, and I’m so pleased with the experience I’ve had with Travel Quest. The team is completely accessible, very friendly, eager to help, always respond to your questions quickly, and are always looking for ways to provide more for their ICs. I’ve also been impressed by the network of ICs within Travel Quest, who also serve as a valuable resource and sounding board for each other; this can be especially valuable to those of us who are 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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    86. Wendy Sylvester
      September 18, 2012 at 8:53 am #
      8 / 10 found this review helpful.
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      I have been hosting with Bonnie and Travel Quest for 5 years. I went from managing a store front agency to becoming an IC with TQ and I have received nothing but encouragement and support from the whole team from day 1! They always answer my questions as well as “support” the 3 agents that work with me independently. If you are considering Travel Quest as a Host Agency, don’t look any further! Welcome to the family! 🙂

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

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    87. Heather Poborsky
      September 18, 2012 at 6:31 am #
      6 / 7 found this review helpful.
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      I love being affiliated with this agency!! They have excellent customer service and host support:) I am grateful that I can live out my dream of booking travel for others with there help. You guys 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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    88. Lisa Phillips
      August 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm #
      5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Bonnie since the beginning back in the mid 90’s. We had previously been with a different host agency that had many problems and issues. When she started her own ARC accredited agency she tackled the issues ensuring that IC’s wouldnt have to deal with the problems she had as an agent with a host agency. From there she has grown adding technology, educational opportunities and support while constantly evolving with the market.
      In the world of travel today, It is crucial to be part of a team for support as well as buying power. You wont be disappointed with the Travel Quest team!

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

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    89. Katie Rahr
      July 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm #
      6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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      Travel Quest has thought of everything, from the latest technology, the automated emails, and friendly staff. After checking out various host agencies, my decision was complete after hearing about all of the raving reviews about Travel Quest. Their support team is the best, and they really do want the agents to succeed. There is a plan for any type of agent (from beginner to expert/corporate or leisure) , with generous commissions. Their affiliation with Travel Leaders is a plus, as a lot of suppliers have teamed up with them to receive higher commissions and extra incentives/perks. I am so glad that I Travel Quest is my agency. They are not only professional, but very personable and honest. I have only been with them for 2 months, but look forward to many years!

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

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    90. Bill
      July 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm #
      8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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      I met Bonnie many years ago while we were with another host agency. Bonnie’s vision as to what a host agency should be was refreshing. What sets Bonnie apart is that she put her efforts in to establishing her own agency with full ARC accredidation. I joined TravelQuest at its inception. Its been a true pleasure to see TravelQuest grow and not lose sight of what we agents really need. In addition to the excellent tools and terrific and timely support which is coupled with powerful affiliations – above all, the IC really needs to know that commissions will be paid correctly and in a timely manner. If you are looking for a host agency where you can focus on what you do and have a host agency that takes care of things – TravelQuest will permanently put an end to your search for a host agency. Join us at TravelQuest and you will be able to put all your efforts in to growing your business and servicing your clients, TravelQuest will take care of the rest.

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

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    91. Debra Schanaman
      July 28, 2012 at 8:53 am #
      4 / 5 found this review helpful.
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      I started with Travel Quest 4 years ago and I will never leave!! :)I had researched quite a few host agencies trying to find an agency that used Sabre. After much research I called Bonnie knowing they worked on Worldspan. She reassured me they would help get me through the new gds system and that they did! What a wonderful group to work with! Thay are always there to help you through anything!!Travel Quest also has a higher commission base through the suppliers and I have never had an issue with any of my commission not being posted. They are truly the best host agency out there!!

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

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    92. Mary Richter
      July 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm #
      5 / 6 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Travel Quest for about 18 months and I don’t know how I got along without them! I was an experienced travel agent of 14 years when I joined but still the knowledge & experiences I have gained with them has been outstanding. I had no plans of joining a host agency and wasn’t even ‘looking’ when another agent told me about Travel Quest and suggested I join. It took her a year to convince me and I wish I would have listened sooner. Bonnie & the staff are a delight to work with, friendly, always quick to reply to questions, extremely knowledgeable and a fun group to know!

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

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    93. Kathy McKeon
      July 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm #
      8 / 9 found this review helpful.
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      I met Bonnie around 2000 when she won the Iris Award from MLT. I was so impressed with her energy and love for travel. She had this cute yellow volkswagon with tour operator logos all over it. “I wanted to be like Bonnie” In 2008 when I was looking for a new host agency I found Bonnie and Travel Quest at the Homebased Travel Show in Vegas. Nothing had changed over the years, she was just as energetic and still had the passion for travel. This energy and passion is present with everyone that works for Travel Quest. So I joined TQ and now I can be like Bonnie and the crew.

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

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    94. Sammy Cruise
      July 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm #
      12 / 12 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Travel Quest since January 2011 and have never had an issue. I was brand new to travel selling world and used their online courses to help me get aquainted with the booking systems. The support staff have always been prompt and with the volume they do, the commissions rates are great 🙂

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

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    95. Debbie Newcomer
      July 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm #
      10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Travel Quest for about 2 years now. When I decided to become an independent agent, I researched many different travel host companies. Travel Quest was one of the few that seemed like a good pick. I couldn’t have been more right. They have helped me in so many ways with little questions to some big hairy situations. And they have come out shining each time. For anyone looking for a travel host company, I high recommend the wonder people at Travel Quest!

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

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    96. Nicki Peterson
      July 12, 2012 at 9:14 am #
      6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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      This agency is run very professionally and yet keeps a very personal touch. They respond quickly to any request, are knowledgeable, friendly, personable and inovative. Their industry relationships are excellent, which is great for my bottom line.
      My partner and I love them!

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

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    97. Jeremy Mariette
      July 3, 2012 at 9:06 am #
      10 / 10 found this review helpful.
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      After a ton of research and a giant spreadsheet comparing the benefits of different host agencies, I finally settled on TQ… and I’m so glad I did! As a new agent, they have been very supportive while getting my company off the ground. Everyone in the office is super helpful and always happy to answer even my most ridiculous questions. 🙂 The outside agents I’ve met through TQ are wonderful as well, and have made a great support team while I’ve been learning the industry. I know I wouldn’t be nearly as successful today if I hadn’t picked TQ 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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    98. Christina Long
      June 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm #
      8 / 8 found this review helpful.
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      Travel Quest is fantastic! After searching high and low, I was able to find the best host agency around. I am relatively new in travel and they offer not only the training opportunities that new agents need; they offer very personalized service and support for all of their agents. Bonnie, Walt, and the entire staff at Travel Quest are the ultimate in personalized service! It is no wonder that the agency is so successful. I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazing organization.

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

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    99. Lisa Hatch
      June 7, 2012 at 9:31 am #
      5 / 5 found this review helpful.
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      What an awesome host agency! I’ve been with them for 4 years. I wouldn’t change a thing. I love the family feel you get with Travel Quest. When I call they know who I am. It’s nice to feel as if I’m not alone in running this business. The staff is warm and friendly and willing to help me succeed in my business!

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

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    100. Bradford Ricardo-Hyde
      May 9, 2012 at 11:38 am #
      10 / 12 found this review helpful.
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      As no two snowflakes are exactly alike, neither are any two host agencies, or even agents for that matter. That’s why selecting the right host agency for you and your business needs is a critical part of your agency development. It was no different for me.
      I was with a host agency before I was with Travel Quest. It was a great Agency, but there were something’s that I didn’t like at all. That’s what sparked my quest for a new host agency, leading me to no other than Travel Quest, the very best host agency in the whole entire world!!
      This statement is not at all exaggerated. I LOVE THIS HOST AGENCY, and cannot imagine ever leaving here! They are a small-town family owned and operated agency, with big benefits for their agents. They are the farthest from the “corporate feel” you get with some of these bigger host agencies. With Travel Quest, you are not a number, but a person, and a very important one at that. They have an excellent support team that can help you whenever you need it. They are so accommodating and polite; I just love talking with them! If you ever need anything, just ask, they will get you the right information, or put you in contact with the right people, so all your questions are resolved in a very timely manner.
      They really are the most amazing host agency, Check them out! They say that 80% of your results come from 20% of your people, please let TQ become the people to generate your results; You will be very pleased you did!!

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

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    101. Greg Reese
      May 8, 2012 at 10:33 am #
      10 / 11 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Travel Quest for almost two years and can’t imagine going to a different Host Agency. Bonnie and the staff are amazing to work with and are always there to help you and guide you when you need it. They are also amazing at promoting the accomplishments of their agents! Even before you sign on, you feel as though you are part of a large family and are given tons of support.

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

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    102. John Felker
      May 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm #
      8 / 9 found this review helpful.
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      I have been with Travel Quest for just about 4 years, and couldn’t be happier. Bonnie and staff are always happy to help, answer questions, and encourage further education.

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

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