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Travel Agent Chatter | Starting and Growing Your Travel Agency
20 minutes | 7 days ago
Friday 15: IC with a Host vs. Sub Agent, Travel Agency Business Plan, Booking FITs Outside Your Host
In HAR’s 9th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee shares more travel agent tips and tricks, answering the latest travel industry questions that have come across her desk. Here’s what she’ll cover: IC with a Host vs. Sub Agent (What's the difference?) Travel Agency Business Plan (Do you need one?) Booking FITs Outside Your Host Agency (What to know.) Join us this Friday (and every Friday!) at 12CT for travel agent tips! Resources Covered: https://hostagencyreviews.com/hosts https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/free-travel-agency-business-plan-template https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agency-startup-costs https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agency-franchise-or-host-agency https://hostagencyreviews.com/franchises https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agent-license
19 minutes | 14 days ago
Friday 15: Signing Host Contract as Personal Rep of LLC, Charging Fees, Are Expensive Hosts Better?
This week, in our 8th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee covers a lot of ground in a short time! She shares pearls of wisdom on signing host contract as a personal rep of LLC, how to start charging fees, and do expensive hosts = better hosts?
74 minutes | 17 days ago
Vol. 19 | Get Comfortable with Accessible Travel + An Agency That Gives Back. Meet Becky.
She came from the world of non-profits with her eyes set on helping people of all abilities travel. Learn how this Indiana agent uses her agency to give back. You’ll walk away with LOADS of knowledge and some actionable tips to help your agency be more comfortable booking accessible travel. Tune in to hear about why she set up a travel accessibility advocacy non-profit (lots of words, I know) alongside her agency. The Greater Go Foundation challenges the boundaries of travel and creates opportunities for all who desire to travel. Plus, WE'RE HIRING! We'd love for you to join the HAR team. Applications due May 3rd, 2021. https://hostagencyreviews.com/travel-jobs
15 minutes | 21 days ago
Friday15: Use CoWorking Space?, Home Address?, E&O Insurance Q’s, Foreign National Book w/US Agency
This week, in our 7th episode of Friday 15, Steph Lee covers a lot of ground in a short time! She shares pearls of wisdom using your home address for your home-based business (yay or nay?), whether co-working spaces are worth it, what to ask hosts about their Error & Omissions insurance policies, and the reviews logistic of U.S.-based agents booking travel for foreign nationals. Join us on Friday at 12CST! Can’t wait to see you there! Resources we go over: https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/protect-travel-agency-credit-card-fraud https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agents-need-eo-insurance https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-waivers-protect-your-travel-agency https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/how-to-protect-your-travel-agency
19 minutes | a month ago
Friday 15: When to Buy Your Domain, Travel Agency Website Options, Balancing FT Work with PT Agency
This week, in our 6th episode of Friday 15, Steph chats on travel agency website options, the logistics of how and when to buy your domain, and how to go about selling travel when you already have a full-time day job. Give it a listen! https://hostagencyreviews.com/page/ASTAfinancials https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agency-websites https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/wix-tutorial https://asta.digitalchalk.com/learn/finance-and-accounting-for-travel-agencies?navItemNumber=30910 https://hostagencyreviews.com/page/g-suite-codes Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get Google Workspace code https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/tips-for-choosing-travel-agency-names https://hostagencyreviews.com/travelagentchatter/dejuan-shorter-the-timely-traveler https://hostagencyreviews.com/travelagentchatter/ https://hostagencyreviews.com/travelagentchatter/travel-agent-chatter-vol-2-zachary-russell-zetting-travel
3 minutes | a month ago
You're about to get a lot more from TAC!
We normally publish recordings quarterly here at Travel Agent Chatter, but you're going to notice things getting a lot busier in your TAC feed. As in every WEEK we'll be pushing out new content! 🤯 Find out what our new project is, how it differs from our traditional Travel Agent Chatter interviews, and when you can expect those sessions to be uploaded! Submit your questions and find out more about the Friday 15: https://hostagencyreviews.com/page/friday15
2 minutes | 2 months ago
TRUE Travel Agency & Host Agency Accreditation
Learn more about the TRUE accreditation options for travel agencies and host agencies. We've got a 2-minute sound bite giving a high level overview of the program. For more information on TRUE and other travel agency accreditation options, visit www.hostagencyreviews.com
69 minutes | 2 months ago
This Agent is a Master of Using Social Proof to Grow His $2M Agency. Meet DeJuan.
This ex-ad agency advisor is doing things different and it’s paying off big for his $2M agency. Find out how he stumbled into booking sabbatical travel, uses social proof to grow his agency, and how his boutique agency won a big corporate client from a large TMC. We also hear about DeJuan's new project, FamTripReviews.com.
81 minutes | 7 months ago
Vol. 17 | He sells $775k/yr worth of air with $60-500/tix fees. Find out how you can too! Meet Lary.
With 85% of his income from his air-only travel agency coming from fees, Lary Neron is living proof that you can make money in airfare. And he insists his philosophy goes beyond airfare and can be applied to any travel niche. Find out what he does to be able to earn 85% of his income from air ticketing fees ranging from $60-500 per ticket!
49 minutes | 10 months ago
Vol. 16 | Corporate Events @ Sea + Using Lead Magnets to get New Clients. Meet Rita.
Corporate events at sea specialist Rita Perez talks about how she harnesses lead magnets to grow her agency. She also addresses how to balance your work when you have a full-time job in addition to having an agency? Don’t miss it!
74 minutes | a year ago
Vol. 15 | Hear from 5 Travel Podcast Hosts: How to Find Podcast Marketing Success + Community.
In Vol. 14, we sold you on the idea of starting a podcast to help with lead generation for your agency. The party continues in this episode as we share our most effective podcast marketing techniques, interviewing tips, where to find a podcast community and if podcast training courses are right for you. Join the fun! | | | | Show Notes + Transcript: https://har.news/tac15
50 minutes | a year ago
Vol. 14 | How to start a podcast. 5 podcast hosts tell you why + how to do it.
Thought about starting a podcast but haven't made the leap? This episode is for you. Steph interviews four travel podcast hosts--- Cruise Radio's Doug Parker, Travel Radio's Megan Chapa, The Travel Agent Podcast's Lynn Blanco, Travel Geniuses' Christy Camren, and Travel Pro Theory's Kate Thomas---on the secrets to their success. If you aren't sure about what starting a podcast entails, sit down and listen to the five of us breakdown what you need to get started and how to launch a successful podcast! Snuggle in for a two-part series that will leave you ready and excited to start a new lead stream for your agency! Show notes: https://har.news/tac14
57 minutes | a year ago
Vol. 13 | Setting Work-Life Boundaries + Turning a Giveaway Win into a Major Dollars. Meet Janet.
To kick off the new decade, former nurse Janet Tracy, owner of The Travel Dreamer, shares creative ways to increase your sales and inspiration on how to set the work-life boundaries that so many of us struggle with. She also dishes how she turned a river cruise giveaway into major dollars for her agency. Listen to find out how! | | | | Show Notes + Transcription: https://har.news/tac13
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Vol. 12 | Building a Remote Team + Using Organic Web Traffic to Build a $3.2M Agency. Meet Andres.
Andres Zuleta started Boutique Japan 7 years ago using content marketing and a lot of sweat equity. How did they grow using organic web traffic to be a remote team of six with $3.2M in sales? How do they manage a location-independent team? Listen to find out. ++++ Show Notes and Transcript: http://har.news/tac12 Special thanks to our sponsor, KHM Travel!
66 minutes | 2 years ago
Vol. 11 | A Newbie From Rural Wyoming Brings in $500k in Sales in Six Months. Meet Dale.
We chat with newbie Dale Page who has brought in over $500k in sales his first six months. How does he do that in a rural Wyoming town? What big lesson did he learn about switching host agencies? Listen to find out. ++++ Show Notes and Transcription: https://rebrand.ly/tac11 Special thanks to our sponsor: Dugan's Travels
62 minutes | 2 years ago
Vol. 10 | How This Group Specialist Filled Her 196-person Group Cruise in One Month. Meet Valerie.
Join us as Valerie, owner of a $6M agency, imparts her wisdom on group bookings. Her theory? If you're not doing groups, you're leaving $40k on the table every year. Find out how Valerie filled her 196 person group in just one month, what you should always have in your groups contracts and how she's trained her clients that booking early is truly when you get the best pricing. Thank you this episode's sponsor, KHM Travel Group! Show Notes: http://har.news/tac10
66 minutes | 2 years ago
Vol.9 | This Destination Wedding Travel Agent Only Markets Through Social Media. Meet Will.
We talk all things destination weddings with Will Medina of Destination Weddings Expert, a travel advisor whose only form of marketing is social media. Not bad for a guy booking ~20 DWs a year, averaging 50 guests each! |||| Show Notes + Transcript: http://har.news/tac9
63 minutes | 2 years ago
Vol.8 | This Italy Travel Specialist Makes 80% of Her Income from Service Fees. Meet Madeline.
Madeline Jwahar, owner of Italy Beyond the Obvious, is a different kind of travel advisor. One that makes 80% of her income from service fees. Find out how she does it in this episode of TAC. |||| Show Notes and Transcription: http://har.news/vol8
68 minutes | 3 years ago
Vol.7 | Building a Travel Community + Specializing in Groups and Hawaii. Meet Lu.
Lu Maggiora is a 18 year travel industry veteran that has honed her niche to group cruises and Hawaii. She's built an amazing travel community of both travelers and fellow agents. Listen to find out how! |||| Show Notes and Transcription: http://bit.ly/2Pn413v Special thanks to our sponsor: Travel Quest
67 minutes | 3 years ago
Vol.6 | How This Backpacker Broke Into Luxury Travel with Virtuoso. Meet Becky.
Interested in luxury travel, but find it intimidating? This is the podcast for you. We chat with Becky Lukovic—a luxury travel advisor and social media maven—who shares how she transitioned from a backpacker across Europe to a luxury travel advisor, hosted by a Virtuoso host agency. |||| Show Notes and Transcription: https://goo.gl/HUXyt9 Special thanks to our sponsor: Travel Quest
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