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Old 11-18-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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6 Reasons To Become A Homebased Travel Agent

The exciting industry of travel is entering an all-time high.

With the holidays quickly approaching this is not the only

reason for the high demand for travel.While baby-boomers are

retiring every 8 seconds for the next 18 years, investors are

investing heavily into the growing industry.


1.BABY-BOOMERS ARE RETIRING AT RAPID SPEED

Now that the buildings are built and the cars have been designed,
Baby-Boomers are retiring at the rate of every 8 seconds for the next
18 years and are seeking refuge on the Cruise ships and Resorts of the
world.

2.INDUSTRY EXPECTING A DOUBLE IN ANNUAL REVENUES BY THE END OF THE DECADE

Many travel based industries are making provisions for the Boom that is
in store for the sleeping giant.Airline corporations are currently
building larger airports and airliners, while cruise ship corporations are
steadily building larger and luxurious cruise ships(visit cruisenewsdaily.com)

3.INDUSTRY NO LONGER CONTROLLED BY TRAVEL AGENCIES

In the 1990's all of the major airlines cut commissions on airfares,sending
the old brick and morder travel agencies out of business, while this had a
great impact and has almost made a traditional a travel agency a thing of the
past, it has also created a huge gap between the industry and the consumer which
has paved the way for the homebased travel agent because of zero to low overhead.

4.INDUSTRY PERKS AND INCENTIVES AS A TRAVEL INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL
There are very many homebased travel companies but very few high in quality. The high
quality companies will appreciate having you as a valuable asset to them and will roll
out the red carpet in incentives such as, travel points that are matched dollar for point
paid vacations to exotic destinations around the world, trip reinbursment programs,
travel memberships that include the entire family, and pay on a weekly and monthly basis
according to sales volume. The industry itself is also waiting to thank you by way of

complimentry upgrades on car rentals, hotel rooms, cruise cabins, airline seating arrangements
, and more.

5.TRAVEL BOOKING ACCOUNTING FOR ALMOST 50% OF ALL ONLINE PURCHASES

The big three Expedia, Travelocity, and Cheaptickets are all having a huge impact on how
travel is being booked and have made it very simple for the travel consumer.Even with the
strong online auction in ebay and the ever so popular amazon.com companies, travel is still
one of the most sought after purchases online showing a strong 43% of all online purchases.

6.LOW STARTUP COST AND FREEDOM OF TIME
To set up a homebased travel business takes very little time and startup capital.Most new aged
homebased travel companies can have you in the postion to make money, with your own personal
website,marketing and commission tracking system in the same day as getting started.Being
homebased allows for the freedom of personal and family time without any worries that the
corporate environment provides.

It has been proven many times over that the travel industry can provide the lifestyle and
income many are seeking for but also has the demand of discipline of a homebased business
owner.
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