Starting a Home Based Travel Business | New Home Based Travel Business — The Best Way to Start a Home-Based Travel Business The travel industry offers opportunities to start a home-based business. The best way to get started is to affiliate with a host travel agency and use a free invoice template that can be found online. It is recommended that only experienced travel agents attempt to start their business fully independent of a travel host. 1.Align with a host travel agency. These agencies provide independent contractors with the support of an established business. This usually includes your initial travel agent training, back-office accounting, commission tracking, and a booking engine. 2. Find a host travel agency. Network with individuals who are working in the home-based travel agent market and obtain referrals so you can make an informed decision. Visit the host’s website, find out what type of support is available and what benefits are offered, and ask about the firm’s affiliations, licenses and other credentials. 3. Compare fees and benefits. Host travel agencies vary widely in terms of the benefits they offer, the percentage of commissions they pay, the type of training you receive, the support available, and whether supplemental income is paid for other activities, such as referring new business to the host agency. 4.Inquire about tracking. Some host agencies require you to submit tracking forms to verify your commission. The better agencies will track sales and commissions for you. 5.Purchase error and omissions insurance if it is not already included in the host

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