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Five months in here is an open and honest review of Outside Agents . 1. Access to vendors: 5 out of 5 2. Technology: 3 3. Support: 4 4. Price: 5 5. Value: 4 6. Overall Impression: 4 Access to vendors; With TLN as its consortium, almost all the vendors are there at good commission point. If they aren't, they've negotiated with OA so you're clear. Technology: Slow loading is its main issue. The other big one is customization of website. I had a website review done by the Small Business Council of Wyoming. It was a nightmare report, and none of it was fixable by me. Everything is locked down on the homepage, and the header cannot be customized. Metadata is not accessible, so SEO cannot be completed. Support: When it can be fixed, they fix it. If it can't be, well, support goes out the door. Main issue: My webpage throws a "Bad Gateway" error on Firefox. The solution: Use Chrome. Great for me, but what about my clients? Price: $51 a month for two agents (my partner and me). No setup fees. Includes your E&O as well. You can also go in for $21, but that doesn't include customizing your website. (See above before you count that as a minus) Value: Get the website issues fixed, and this goes to a 5. You get more than you pay for as is right now. Overall Impression: Outside Agents is great if you're not looking to do an elaborate website. It's low entry price makes joining affordable. It has great vendor training and good business training.
on Outside Agents
Family Focus Travel is an amazing host agency. Sarah has been a wonderful mentor and guide as I've begun my travel agent business. The resources I've received from the company have been so helpful, and I know that I'm supported in this business every step of the way.
on Family Focus Travel, Inc.
The support I receive from Andavo Travel as a new advisor to their host agency is tremendous! So far I've worked with their marketing, social media and IT departments. Every person has the patience of a saint. And ... very knowledgeable. Best move I could have made when I started this venture.
on Andavo Travel

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June 1, 2019
Washington, DC
Several high-profile meetings and events brought together with one cause…our members! The ASTA Capitol Summit is a combination of important ASTA meetings and events taking place over five days.
July 15, 2019
Boca Raton, FL
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July 16, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
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September 6, 2019
Lake Buena Vista, FL
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Host Agency Reviews is an independent website connecting home-based travel agents and host agencies. With over 140 host agencies and 2400+ reviews, it’s the largest host agency directory on the web. Founded by Steph Lee, a former host agency director, Host Agency Reviews is a resource for home-based travel agents during and after their host travel agency search. Oh, and we like to have fun. Lots of fun.

Hi, I’m Steph! I own the site. :)

I’m passionately curious, always up for something new! I love to travel, read/write, and meet new people. I have an 80-lb. Collie mix named Rigel that keeps me company!

I grew up in the travel industry (my parents had a travel agency) and built and worked at a host agency for years. Sometimes I get so excited about things, I think I leave a trail of rainbows in my footprints! :)