The Truth About Becoming an Independent Travel Agent
Travel Quest reviews the perks (and challenges) of becoming an independent travel agent.
A 360° Tour of HAR 2.0 Profiles
Welcome aboard the HAR 2.0. We are delighted and honored to have you here for an inspection of our updated profiles! We’ve been scheming and dreaming about HAR 2.0 for a long time and are happy to finally unveil a few key updates including: User profiles More detailed profile & review informa...
What Are Travel Consortia & Travel Co-Ops?
What is a travel consortium or a travel cooperative? The very very short answer that will get you through a cocktail party banter is this: A travel consortium is a collective of host agencies, travel agencies and/or travel advisors that join forces and combine resources to increase their industry...
Apply for HAR’s Street Team
Are you or would you like to be a leader in the travel agent industry? Are you passionate about researching and sharing travel resources? Are you a super-fan of Host Agency Reviews? If so, we’re looking for your help.Yes I Want to Participate, But What the Heck Are You Talking About? Host Agencie...
10 Insider Group Booking Tips from Travel Advisors [+Infographic]
(Part 2 in a 3-Part Series)"Groups are one of the most profitable ways to earn commission in our industry . . . If you aren’t booking groups, you are leaving $40k on the table"These are the wise words of Valerie Gossett, group travel advisor extraordinaire. While few reasonable people (who are no...
Starting a Travel Agency from Home
Thinking of starting a travel agency from home? You're in luck. It's inexpensive, relatively easy, and we've got loads of experience in that area!
Andavo Travel Completes Annual Conference for Network of Travel Advisors
113 attendees gathered for AndavoMart 2018, host agency Andavo’s annual educational and networking event.GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO (October 18, 2018) – Host travel agency Andavo Travel completed its 12th annual AndavoMart event with a total of 113 attendees (an increase of 6% from 2017), held at The ...
5 Steps to Finding Groups (It’s Not as Hard as You Think)
Part 1 in a 3-Part SeriesWhy Book Groups:Whether it’s your local Stitch ‘N Bitch [1. Take note, HARdy HAR HAR readers: the first time Mary uses a curse word in an article!] chapter taking craft to sea, or a Game of Thrones reenactment group jetting to Northern Ireland, booking group travel is som...
GIFTE’s Book More Travel Workshop Wins Travel Weekly Magellan Award
GIFTE's Book More Travel Workshop received 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award in the Travel Agency/Agent category for Overall-Travel Agent Innovation.
Four Scary Things That’ll Close Your Business Doors Tomorrow
What you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? Wrong! Something that seems so benign or simple, can come back to haunt you --- or worse, have you shut your business doors forever. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here’s four scary no-no’s you should avoid if you want to keep your business open fo...
Nexion Announces Rebranding and Major New Member Benefits during Annual Membe...
Nexion host agency has announced a rebranding that includes a name change to Nexion® Travel Group, which includes an expansion into a Mexico-based branch.
Travel Leads: Here's Where to Find Them + How to Vet Lead Programs
Looking for travel leads? We've done the work for you! Download our FREE list of lead generation programs, costs, program details, and questions to ask.