Central Islip, New York (July 12, 2013) – Agent Access Resource Center (AARC) Host Agency is offering helpful advice on how to become a travel agent to individuals with a passion for selling travel. Through the information, they aim to highlight the requirements and realities of setting up a travel agency at home.
AARC advises individuals to first assess themselves and gauge their entrepreneurial capabilities. Business owners should be comfortable in managing a wide range of tasks as their business requires. They should not be afraid to take educated risks and spend their money on worthwhile investments. If people have these qualities, they have the potential to succeed in running their own agency and becoming a travel agent.
In starting a travel agency, one should also consider finding a competent host agency. In contrast to a franchise or consortium, these provide lower start-up costs and higher commissions because of the combined buying power of the home-based agents under the host. Moreover, host agencies provide valuable resources such as continuing education and technological support.
To give direction to the marketing efforts of the business, AARC notes that it is critical to provide a specialized service to a niche market. AARC President Paul Davis, for example, caters only to honeymooners and spends most of his time networking within the wedding and events industries to gain exposure. He highly recommends choosing three niche travelers, at most, and staying focused on serving them.
Moreover, it is important to remember that a travel agency, even if home-based, is still a business and should be run professionally. The entrepreneur should show commitment by putting more effort each day to achieve more, learn more, and succeed more. To get through long business hours, their passion will provide the energy and sustenance they need to keep moving forward.
AARC helps aspiring travel agency owners become successful in their business with their free Marketing and Business Tips Series, as well as by providing everything they need to achieve their goals. By showing start-up entrepreneurs how to operate a lucrative home-based travel business, they have enabled hundreds of people to earn extra income as well as enjoy discounted or even free cruises and vacations.
Visit www.HomeBasedTravelAgents.org today for more information.
About AARC Host Agency
AARC began as a training school in 1991 with the goal of helping people learn how to open their own home-based agency. Today, they are known as one of the premier host travel agencies in the United States. They are certified and accredited by IATAN, CLIA, NACTA, ASTA, PATH and the BBB.