How to Charge Travel Agent Fees, Part 2: Easing Your Clients Into Fees


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel In Part 1 of our 2-part “How to Introduce Travel Agent Fees” series, we taught you how to determine your rates and to understand the pros and cons of certain fee structures. Today, we’ll show you how to take those beautiful fees and put them into practice. Identify Continue Reading

How to Charge Travel Agent Fees, Part 1: Determining Rates and Fee Structures


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel A few months back, we explained why it’s so important for travel agents to charge fees. But we know what some of you were thinking: easier said than done. We feel your pain. Fortunately, we’ve put together a 2-part roadmap to help you safely introduce fees to finally Continue Reading

5 Times Travel Agents Saved the Day


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel These days, more people are becoming aware of the value of the modern travel professional. Once thought to be relics of the past, travel agents have proven again and again that their skills extend beyond travel planning. As part of the travel tribe, it’s always good to be Continue Reading

Best U.S. Shoulder Season Destinations for Winter 2017


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel The holidays are over and cities all over the nation are emptying of their visiting travelers. This makes for a special time of the year for some places: the winter shoulder season. Shoulder seasons are the times of the year just preceding or following peak travel times. The Continue Reading

Best Resources for Researching Host Agencies


By Emily Peters Contributing Writer Montrose Travel Becoming a home based travel business is exponentially easier when you’ve found the right host agency partner. A reputable host meets so many needs, and provide a deeply knowledgeable circle of travel professionals for when agents need support. When researching your host agency options, explore some of these Continue Reading

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

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