Being a travel agent can be an exciting and rewarding job. You have the flexibility and freedom to own your business and work when and where you want, and you get to share the joy of traveling with others. However, being a travel agent can also be demanding and stressful. There are many factors outside of your control that can affect your business and its success.
Fortunately, your host agency is there to build you up and provide the support, tools, and training you need to weather the challenges that come along. If your host agency does not offer this support and perhaps plays a part in undermining your success, it may be time to explore other options.
Why Your Current Travel Host Agencies May Not Benefit You
Every travel agent is different, and the reasons that your current travel host agency may not benefit you are many and diverse. However, most boil down to three main reasons:
You are Dissatisfied with your Relationship with your Current Agency
Your relationship with your travel host agency should benefit both of you. If your host agency is no longer mutually beneficial, it will create dissatisfaction for both the agency and the agent, leading to a relationship breakdown. Dissatisfaction can include a loss of flexibility, external pressure to work more or fewer hours than desired, a loss of autonomy, insufficient support, or lack of training. Often, communication and understanding break down as well. If your relationship with your host agency is a significant part of your work stress, that is a sign that it is time to find a relationship that works.
You Seek More Independence for Your Company
One of the most incredible things about being a travel agent is the flexibility and mobility of being your own boss. When that freedom is curtailed, you lose much of the joy and motivation of owning your business. A host agency should act as a partner or invested party, not as a boss. If you feel curtailed by your relationship, are expanding faster than your host agency can support, or seek more growth and independence for your travel company, it may be time to find a new host agency.
You Spend Too Much On Fees and Commissions
Money is an obvious and essential factor to any business, and you need to make sure you are earning what you put in and that your investments are producing notable returns. If you are spending more on monthly fees or uneven commission splits, it may be time to renegotiate or find a host agency with no fees and favorable commission splits.
Andavo Travel: The Best Host Agency for Travel Agents
Andavo Travel is the best host agency for travel agents working in the luxury travel sector. We support your independent travel business through a customized and personalized approach to supporting and investing in you and your company. We do so through:
- Exclusive access to the world’s top travel suppliers
- Training seminars
- Access to our experienced support team
- Cutting-edge technology and business tools
- Improved commissions
- More freedom
Enhanced Support and Training
At Andavo, support is vital to growing a thriving travel business. Support comes through training, networking, and access to resources and a community that answers your questions and helps you to become the best travel agent you can be. We specialize in small business owners and provide resources to help grow your business. These resources include training, networking, conferences, and access to Virtuoso amenities, programs, and services you can’t get anywhere else. With Andavo, growth is always possible, regardless of where the travel market is going.
Better Technology and Tools
With information more available for everyone, creating and maintaining a solid online presence is more important than ever. With Andavo, we provide the technology and tools for commission tracking, marketing, invoicing, and booking international air.
We are also a proud member of Virtuoso®, providing access to the world’s leading vendors, tour operators, and hoteliers. With a significant market share and exclusive access to the world’s high-end travel perks, you can craft personalized, memorable trips for clients that smaller agencies cannot do.
Andavo is the best host travel agency with no fees. There are no start-up fees and no monthly management fees. We operate on a commission split, usually 80-20, which means we are both invested in the success of your travel company. With our extensive market share, we can handle and encourage growth in your company.
With Andavo, we recognize that you are a small business owner with all of the autonomy to create and grow your travel business. We provide the resources and support you need to grow successfully without stifling ideas or lagging behind your momentum.
Explore Andavo Travel
At Andavo Travel, we value people, and we create value. We do so through exclusive and personalized development and networking opportunities that aim to grow your company and your success. We believe that together, we’re stronger. Contact us today to create something better and become an Andavo Travel affiliate.