Questions to Ask a Host Agency Before You Join


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Using a host agency to start your own travel agency is one of the most sound business moves you can make. That said, actually finding (and choosing!) the perfect partner can be exhausting. Here’s the good news: we can help! Montrose Travel has been in business for 60 Continue Reading

Why January is the Perfect Month to Start Your Travel Business


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Sometimes, finding the perfect time to start your own travel business is like waiting for the stars to align. You collect the information, interview your hosts, have the money ready to go—and you still hesitate. Though any time is a great time to take control of your career, Continue Reading

7 Signs That 2017 Will Be a Great Year for Travel Agents


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel There were many peaks and troughs for travel professionals in 2016. Security fears and clogged airport lines made headlines, but so did the fact that more people used (and were happy with) the services of travel agents than years prior. In times of crises, travel agents came to Continue Reading

The 8 Best New Year’s Resolutions for Your Travel Business


  By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Ah, new year’s resolutions! Tomorrow lies ahead as a glittering white page, ready to showcase an uplifting new chapter of your life’s story. And despite what naysayers say, there are still more positives than negatives involved in making resolutions. This year, we grant you permission to take Continue Reading

Launching a Home Based Travel Business for Under $600


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Launching a travel business is more affordable than you might think. The travel industry is unique with the existence of host agencies, companies that create “travel agency in a box” programs to help people become small business owners. With hosting involved, you can easily launch your home based Continue Reading

Stop Making Excuses and Start Your Travel Business, Already


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel December is a frenzied month. Many of us are neck-deep in gift-buying, meal-planning, volunteering, hosting—the list goes on. It’s an easy time of the year to avoid tasks that are begging for your attention. With the new year around the corner, you may be toying with the idea Continue Reading

A Guide to Surviving Holiday Travel


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel   We acknowledge that surviving holiday travel is a bit like planning a wedding: it can bring out the best and worst in people. To keep your spirits bright and your travel experience pleasant, we’ve pulled together a guide to surviving holiday travel that both travel professionals and Continue Reading

Here’s Why You’re Not Closing More Sales


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel If you have plenty of leads but hardly any bookings, this blog is for you. Likely since the dawn of bartering, the art of “closing a deal” is a topic that’s been explored to exhaustion. Yet there are few things more discouraging for a home based agent than Continue Reading

Overcoming Obstacles as a New Travel Professional


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel As we head towards a new presidential administration, I can’t help but think about what it means to start something new. For independent travel professionals, starting your own travel business can buoy you with the hope of a career you’ll finally love. But without the tools to combat Continue Reading

Best U.S. Cities for an Unconventional Thanksgiving Getaway


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Not everyone has the stamina — or the desire — to cook a full-blown Thanksgiving meal, make it through a riotous football game and keep Uncle Tony off the rum all in one afternoon. And that doesn’t even include doing the dishes. Sometimes, the best way to give Continue Reading

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