11 Jul Why a Host Agency Is the Best Way to Start Out as a Travel Advisor
Joining a host agency can be the perfect solution for someone starting in the travel industry and looking for support, resources and a ready-made business structure. We’ll explore what a host agency is and how it functions within the travel industry, and also dive into the advantages of starting your journey with a host agency like Levarté Travel and how it stands out from the competition.
What’s a host agency?
A host agency serves as a supportive entity that empowers independent travel advisors by providing essential resources and a platform to operate their business under the umbrella of the agency. By affiliating with a host agency, travel advisors gain access to a wealth of benefits.
- Host agencies like Levarté Travel have spent years cultivating strong relationships with various suppliers in the travel industry. These relationships provide travel advisors with exclusive access to preferred rates, special deals, and unique offerings, enabling them to provide exceptional value to their clients.
- As a travel advisor under a host agency, you gain access to advanced technology and tools that streamline your work. Levarté offers a user-friendly and robust customer relationship management (CRM) system that allows you to efficiently research accommodations, cruises and tours, plus keep track of all our clients and vendor relationships. Additionally, the host agency provides back-office support, taking care of administrative tasks like reporting and documentation, freeing up your time to focus on creating unforgettable travel experiences.
- Agencies help travel advisors thrive in the industry. As a member of a host agency, you gain access to comprehensive training programs that cover both broad and niche aspects of the travel business, including destination knowledge, sales and marketing strategies and customer service excellence. Levarté’s training programs are designed to enhance your skills, keep you updated with industry trends and provide you with the confidence to grow your business.
What do I get with a host agency like Levarté?
Starting a travel business from scratch can be daunting and time-consuming. But partnering with a host agency ensures that you don’t have to begin from ground zero. Levarté offers a “business in a box” model that sets you up for success by providing training and mentoring, CRM and back-office support, marketing resources and industry relationships.
- Training and Mentoring: Levarté offers comprehensive training programs to help you sharpen your skills, stay updated with industry trends, and excel in your role as a travel advisor. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the industry, Levarté’s training programs cater to all levels of expertise. Additionally, Levarté’s MentorDesk provides personalized support through one-on-one appointments, ensuring you have the guidance you need to thrive.
- CRM and Back Office Support: Levarté equips you with an advanced CRM system, which serves as a central hub for managing client information, bookings and communication. The CRM streamlines your client management processes, allowing you to track client preferences, manage bookings efficiently and provide personalized service. Additionally, it’s your back office support hub, taking care of administrative tasks, allowing you to focus on what you need to grow and market your business.
- Marketing Resources: Marketing plays a huge role in attracting clients and growing your business. On day 1 of Levarté, you get access to your own custom website to send clients to, plus a wide range of marketing resources, like professionally designed email templates. These resources save you time and money while ensuring a consistent and professional image for your business. Levarté’s marketing resources are tailored to the travel industry, helping you effectively promote your services and stand out in a crowded marketplace.
- Strong Supplier Relationships: Levarté has forged strong relationships with suppliers across various verticals of travel. These relationships allow you to access exclusive deals, preferred rates and unique offerings for your clients. By leveraging Levarté’s supplier partnerships, you can provide exceptional value and create unforgettable travel experiences that keep your clients coming back for more. The strong supplier relationships of Levarté Travel give you a competitive edge in the industry.
Joining a host agency like Levarté Travel provides a solid foundation for travel advisors looking to thrive in the industry. By offering comprehensive support, travel industry training, marketing resources and strong supplier relationships, Levarté empowers you to focus on what you love while providing the tools and resources to build a successful travel advisor business. If you’re ready to embrace the opportunity of a new career, join Levarté today!