Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business, becoming your own boss, working the hours that suite your lifestyle and determining your own income?
Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world, visiting exotic destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia?
Do you have a desire to plan dream vacations for friends, family, sending them on eco-tours, cruises or escorted tours, with you as the tour guide?
Are you ready to take control of your destiny and make these dreams a reality?
Welcome to Travel Agent Campus where we will help you realize these dreams by providing you with travel industry training and prepare you to work with a host travel agency.
Learn how to become a Travel Agent — at home, at your own pace, with Travel Agent Campus in partnership with select leading Host Travel Agencies.
Because you are starting a new business in an unfamiliar industry, it is crucial to your success to gain the proper knowledge, skills and abilities from an industry-specific training program. The Travel Agent Campus distance-learning program can be your passport to an exciting future as a Travel Agent. You can train quickly and conveniently and learn the skills you need to succeed.
With our Host Agency partnerships, you'll be up and running selling travel as soon as you successfully complete our training.
Upon successful completion of this approved travel training program, Travel Agent Campus will notify your host agency. Before you know it, you will be on your way to selling travel through your new Host Travel Agency.
Why work with a host agency?
You’ll have fewer expenses, higher commissions along with support and technology tools.
A host agency is a bonded, accredited ARC/IATAN agency through which the home-based agent makes bookings. The home based travel agent is not an employee of their host agency. The home based travel agent is an independent contractor, a separate business, just like the host agency is a separate business. The home based travel agent and the host agency are two businesses that join forces to accomplish goals that neither would be able to accomplish alone.
The primary reason a home based travel agent works with a host agency is to collect commissions that he or she otherwise would not be able to collect. The most obvious example is airline tickets. Airlines will not ticket for independent home-based agents. Only an ARC/IATAN agency can print airline tickets, and only an ARC/IATAN agency can collect commissions paid on those tickets. The majority of airlines do not pay commission on air travel. It is up to the agent to charge a service fee to make any money on air bookings. The host agency has the ability to charge your clients credit card and collect that service fee for you. Consequently, the home-based travel agent needs the host agency in order to provide his or her clients with airline tickets; the host agency needs the business the home-based travel agent generates to expand its market share.
Working through a host agency makes it easier to collect commissions, since many travel suppliers have long used the ARC and/or IATAN numbers of travel agencies to track who is owed what commissions. A host agency has the ability, due to volume of business, to set up a "preferred supplier" relationship with the supplier and gets a higher commission rate than you can obtain on your own. The host agency has already set up the business processes to help you succeed. On your own, this would be a very expensive and time consuming.
The following is a list of host agencies that have set up a preferred status with us to provide travel agent training for their agents:
If you are a Host Agency and are interested in partnering with Travel Agent Campus, please call 888-376-9861 or Click Here.