Mass Tourism and the Home-Based Travel Agent

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Mass tourism is booming across the globe and a lot of people are unhappy about it. Reactions to mass tourism can be found in many places around the globe. Here are just a few: There have been protests in Venice. Barcelona is up in arms. Other parts of Spain have declared a “war on tourists.”…

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Too Old to Be a Travel Agent?

Age is not important in becoming a home-based travel agent by Kelly Monaghan I received an email recently that included this question: “Come November I will be turning 60, is that too old to start my travel business?” Heavens no! My correspondent also said “I want to share my love of travel with others,” and…

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Setting Goals For Your Home-Based Travel Agent Business

Setting goals is a big part of building your home-based travel business by Kelly Monaghan Many people think that setting goals means setting your sites on some financial benchmark: an annual income, a new car, a house in that fancy new development. It certainly can mean all of those things, but goals can be activity-based as well and,…

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HBTA Student Offers Tips for Home-Based Travel Agents

By Sally Bahner Life experiences are fuel for this home-based agent Stephanie Cannon purchased the Home-Based Travel Agent Success Course in 2006, after a career in accounting and corporate finance, and entered the travel industry. She hasn’t looked back. She started Travel by Cannon while pregnant with her first child, then moved from New Jersey…

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How Much Do Home-Based Travel Agents Make?

How much DO home-based travel agents make? Really. by Kelly Monaghan Let me be the first to reveal the truth: no one really knows. People, generally, are reluctant to talk about how much they make and when they answer surveys they are likely to, shall we say, fudge a bit. Does anyone remember when Howard…

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Will I Learn Everything I Need To Become A Travel Agent?

by Kelly Monaghan Every once in a while I get an email like this (reproduced in its entirety): Should I join a host travel company. Will I learn everything I need to become a travel agent? I want to learn. Hoo, boy! Where to start? First of all, I don’t have the time to answer…

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