It’s been estimated that approximately 40 to 45% of all travel professionals in business today are independent, many of whom are working from home. Coming up from single digits just a generation ago, the upward trend is expected to continue in the years ahead.
Some of these “new” entrants have actually been in the travel industry for years, and are either now establishing their own businesses or simply moving away from brick-and-mortar environments to ones that are virtual. Others are newcomers looking at either starting their professional careers or transitioning into a new one. Regardless of whether an agent is new or experienced, today’s host agencies are providing solid foundations on which any of the aforementioned travel professionals can build and grow their businesses. Read the rest of this entry »