How to Become an Independent Travel Agent

Become Independent Travel Agent

Becoming an independent travel agent is an exciting career path for anyone who loves to travel themselves, and it can also be a highly profitable and fun way to earn a living and help others enjoy a more rewarding travel experience. If you love researching exotic new destinations and adventure trips, then you must have […]

The Importance of Bookkeeping for Your Travel Agency Small Business

Bookkeeping Travel Agency Small Business

Are you struggling to keep up with your travel agency bookkeeping? If so, you aren’t alone. Countless business owners find it difficult to stay on top of monthly procedures while still handling other critical areas of their business, like customer service and lead generation. However, prioritizing the bookkeeping of your travel agency can lead to […]

How to Create a Budget for Your Travel Agency

Budgeting for Travel Agents

Did you recently open your own travel agency? First of all, congratulations! Making the decision to open your own business can be new and exciting. Before you get too caught up in the day-to-day tasks, it’s important that you set your business up for success through transparency in your finances. Building a strong financial future […]

How to Create Culturally Sensitive Travel Content

Create Culturally Sensitive Travel Content

Cultural sensitivity is the awareness and acceptance of cultures that are not your own and the ability to not place any one culture above another in importance. Creating culturally sensitive travel content will help you connect more authentically with your audiences, build trust and respect for your brand, and elevate your content by giving it […]

Travel Advisor Trades: Do You Know the Difference?

Travel Advisor Trades and Certifications

Professional organizations can be a vital aspect of your business, especially if you are new to being a travel agent. These consortiums work to support, educate and organize travel professionals, which often results in meaningful networking for advisors and an enhanced client experience. But what does it mean to be part of a travel trade […]

How Should You Pay Yourself from Your Travel Agency Business?

Pay Yourself from Your Travel Agency Business

Paying yourself as a small business owner shouldn’t be put on the back burner. After all, you are the most dedicated employee and most likely have regular bills each month. This leaves you questioning how to take money out of your business. Before you can pinpoint how money should be withdrawn, you need to analyze […]

If This, Then That… A Travel Advisor’s Guide to Problem-Solving 8 Common Issues

A Travel Advisors Guide to Problem-Solving - Travel Industry Solutions

There is no exact certification that will give you the status of “miracle worker,” but sometimes that is exactly who you need to be for your clients. An integral part of being an effective travel agent is preparing for inevitable unforeseen circumstances in addition to being organized. You can plan the absolute perfect vacation, but […]

How to Prepare for Tax Season as a Travel Agency Owner

Prepare for Tax Season as Travel Agency Owner

Being a small business owner comes with its fair share of benefits, from flexibility in your schedule to the joys of being your own boss. However, there are some not-so-fun aspects of being a business owner, one of which is tax season. Small business owners in the travel industry should understand how to properly prepare […]

The Pros and Cons of Being a Niche Travel Agent

The pros and cons of being a niche travel agent

Don’t let the word “niche” scare you; choosing a focus for your travel agency can distinguish your business. Doctors, lawyers and professors specialize, so why not you? That being said, deciding on a niche or specialty that suits you and your agency isn’t without its complexities. New agents who limit themselves by niching without having an existing […]

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your Travel Agency

Deciding to take the plunge into a travel agency, whether it’s your own or a consortium, is an exciting time for any advisor. But building a successful and effective agency is dependent upon much more than registering for an LLC and calling it a day. The following are some common blunders that travel agents might […]