AAA, the Most Trusted Name in Travel

March 24, 2022

The travel industry has certainly changed over the decades, but the pandemic has caused Independent Travel Agents (ITA’s) to re-evaluate their business partners like never before and aligning with the right host agency has become more important than ever. ITA’s align themselves with a Host Travel Agency to create a structure that allows ITA’s to reap the upside of their potential. Host Travel Agency programs are fast becoming one of the most profitable ways for entrepreneurial travel agents to do business in this post-covid world. But the task of finding a host agency to partner with can be overwhelming. When you do a quick search online for Host Travel Agencies, you will find a plethora of companies looking to earn your business. But what should an independent travel agent look for in a host agency to expand their profit potential and build customer loyalty?

Michelle Putnam, Manager of Independent Travel Agent sales at AAA Minneapolis talks about the AAA Advantage. “AAA has always been the most trusted name in travel assisting travelers since 1902, so we know what it takes to be successful. AAA is one of the largest, financially secure, and innovative leisure travel organizations in the world. When you join us as a AAA independent travel agent you will take advantage of our exclusive benefits and products to your clients through our strategic partners.”

AAA Host Agency programs offer comprehensive training programs that include live sessions, mentoring and much more. Putnam said, With travel restrictions being rolled back after the pandemic, host agency networks are competing in a tight job market.

“We offer a commission model that is both competitive for those new to the travel industry and supportive of those growing, allowing agents to achieve higher rewards for their business.”

AAA is hosting a virtual seminar on Tuesday, April 5th from 6pm to 8pm ET to discuss why you should join their host agency program. The seminar will include speakers from AAA’s Club Adventures, Royal Caribbean, AMA Waterways and Pleasant Holidays. Throughout the event, attendees will be able to visit AAA host agency booths as well as strategic supplier booths. The event will be host by AAA Auto Club Group’s Manager of Independent Travel Agent Sales, Rosenda Calloway, who will give an overview of the AAA host agency advantage that allows you to sell what you love and help your clients make lasting memories. Are you ready to make a name for yourself with a brand like AAA?


Join AAA for our free virtual seminar to hear all about our AAA Host Program. If you’re looking to earn extra income, looking for a change, or want to start a new journey in travel—this is where you need to be.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 (6PM – 8PM EST)

Doors open at 6pm Mainstage Presentations span from 6:15PM to 7PM Exhibit Hall open from 7PM – 8PM—Visit AAA Host agencies and vendor booths.

Stop in to learn about how AAA and their preferred partners support Independent Agents.

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Gift Card.