Home-Based Travel Agent Resources

Google has all the answers out there for you (somewhere), but wouldn’t it be nice if there was a site that linked to resources for those looking to become a home based travel agent? I thought so too!

New Agents

If you’re looking to become a home based travel agent, you came to the right place! We know it can be a bit overwhelming so we chose a couple of our most popular resources for you to start with!

Experienced Agents

So you're a veteran agent already running a successful home based travel agency? You'll want to check out these resources to help grow your agency and network even more!

Groups to Join

7-Day Set Up Support Facebook Group

If you're participating in HAR's free 7-Day Setup Challenge, this is the group for you. :)

A group for agents not just new to the industry but also tackling the challenges of starting their own business. Ask questions, share knowledge, get advice from others in your shoes!

Whether you're just testing the water or diving in completely, this support group is a great way to forge new relationships in the travel industry!

HAR's Think Tank Facebook Group

Host Agency Reviews’ Travel Agent Think Tank is intended for travel agents who've established their business and whose primary occupation is selling travel whether they be independent agents, hosted or with a franchise.

This Facebook group provides a space for a diverse group of travel agents to share ideas about marketing, booking, developing relationships with tour operators and BDMS, and just about everything else under the sun.

Home-Based Travel Agent, Resources and Reads

We write some seriously in-depth articles to help out newbie and veteran home based travel agents, as well as storefront agents. Below we've curated some blog posts that are a good fit for agents of different backgrounds and experience levels. Find the scenario that best fits your situation and take a look at the articles we've curated especially for you!

Videos To Watch

Prefer to learn by watching? Perfect! Take a gander at our most watched videos.

Four Steps to Finding the Perfect Host Travel Agency

We’ve helped a LOT of home based travel agents find a host agency. We also answer a lot of the same questions because, as it turns out, most new home based travel agents feel confused, frustrated, and unsure of where to start or how to find a good host agency!

If that’s you, this video guides you through the questions you need to be asking yourself in order to narrow down your host agency options. You’ll also want to check out the Finding the Best Host Agency article for some more tips.

The $100 Travel Agency Marketing Plan

Get your popcorn ready and prepare for 35 minutes full of new travel agency marketing ideas. Without further ado, a recorded version so you can rewind, pause, and fast forward as much as your little heart desires.

Don't forget to check out our companion article of the same name. It offers a nice recap with some additional resources!

7-Day Set Up: A Travel Agency Challenge

If you’re looking to start your own home based travel agency (or storefront!), sign up for our FREE #7daysetup! When tackling a big project, the hardest part is knowing where to start. Analysis Paralysis at its worst! We created the 7-day Setup to help get you off the ground! Every day, the main tasks of getting your agency started are broken down into manageable pieces. For 7 days, you’ll receive a daily email from us that will include:
  • The day’s theme
  • Actionable items
  • Estimated time it will take you
  • Exclusive resources!

At the end of the Challenge you'll not only have the foundation of your agency down, we'll send you a personalized certificate with the name of your new agency! Perfect for showing off on social media to really launch your agency ;)

Learn more about the 7-Day Set Up Challenge or, if you're all ready to go, sign up below to start the challenge today!