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Working alone? Check out http://goo.gl/WC1wHr to explore resources for travel entrepreneurs to create a supportive work community! Our latest article offers tips on how to pick a networking group and provides lists of free online forums in the travel industry.
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Check out our first ever quiz on Host Agency Reviews!: http://goo.gl/9UG2sF

Don’t worry. There’s no way to fail! The article (and quiz) walks agents through the sometimes mind-boggling decision of whether or not to join a host agency or to purchase a travel agency franchise. This article will shed some light on the matter!
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The +Adventure Travel Trade Association's World Summit is coming up in #Alaska this September and they just released some info on scholarships I thought I'd share: http://goo.gl/R1ayR5

Not sure if anyone has ever attended an ATTA World Summit but I've found their events really great for networking and getting to know small tour operators and others who care about the impact tourism has on the environment and local people.

We'll maybe see you there! :)
(SEATTLE) April 13, 2016 – In order to foster innovative and meaningful growth of the adventure travel industry and to provide financial support to early-stage adventure tourism enterprises, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA, www.adventuretravel.biz) launched their annual Tour Operator
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Oh yes, the first signs of spring! Crocus blooms, daffodil blossoms... I'm so excited!!! #SpringHasSprung
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If Richard Branson were president, April Fools would probably be considered a national holiday! Check out how he (and others) are trying to pull the wool over your eyes this year. 
Who pulled off the greatest April Fools Day pranks in 2016 for the travel world? Virgin Atlantic, Alamo, WestJet, and CheapAir are just a few!
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Is it fair to pull an April Fools hoax before we’ve had our morning coffee? These seasoned travel industry pranksters seem to think so---Happy April Fools! Did you get duped today? Did we miss any pranks? 
Who pulled off the greatest April Fools Day pranks in 2016 for the travel world? Virgin Atlantic, Alamo, WestJet, and CheapAir are just a few!
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Hey Mohammed!

Thanks for reaching out

This article will help get you started: http://hostagencyreviews.com/what-is-a-host-agency/

There's a TON of info, and it's impossible to write it up in a message.

If you have other questions, would you be willing to email me your question at hello@hostagencyreviews.com?

I have more resources at my fingertips there!
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Are you missing the company of coworkers? Take a look at http://goo.gl/k6Si0o to find resources for travel-industry entrepreneurs to build supportive work communities. (Hint: It’s much better than water cooler gossip!)
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Hey friends! Take our quiz on Franchise Host Agency vs. Host Agency model:  http://goo.gl/ROnWpQ  

Thought this might be helpful for agents who are considering what route to go when starting a travel agency. The article reviews the different business models and walks the reader through things to consider when making the decision.
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So can't wait for the +Adventure Travel Trade Association's World Summit in #Alaska this September!

If you're looking to join the fun, but need a bit more dough to do it, here's a few scholarship opportunities: goo.gl/otJMYK (Thanks to Visit #Greenland for sponsoring it!)
(SEATTLE) April 13, 2016 – In order to foster innovative and meaningful growth of the adventure travel industry and to provide financial support to early-stage adventure tourism enterprises, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA, www.adventuretravel.biz) launched their annual Tour Operator
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Tax procrastinators fear not! The article will help you get the jump on paying your quarterly taxes by April 18th!   

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Hey fellow ICs! Tax season is upon us, but fear not! This article will give a refresher course in filing quarterly estimated taxes ... answering questions like, where does the money go? and How do I determine what amount to pay?

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I brushed off my pen and paper and published a little update on things at Host Agency Reviews. We hired on a new editor and two new branch managers...

Read all about it: http://hostagencyreviews.com/hello-from-steph/
A lot has happened the last 19 months at HAR. A mystery illness, new branch managers... we're like a TV drama! Here's Steph's update on it all.
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Specialist in Host Agency Sector | Travel Professionals
Employment
  • Host Agency Reviews℠
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Travel Quest
    Director, 2007 - 2012
  • C.A.L.M. Uganda
    Teacher, 2005 - 2006
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education
    Outdoor Educator, 2004 - 2005
  • Youth League Tennis
    Tennis Instructor, 2003 - 2005
  • Guided Discoveries
    Science Instructor, 2003 - 2004
  • Mt. Crested Butte
    Liftee (yeah!), 2003
  • Alternative Youth Adventures
    Field Instructor, 2002 - 2003
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Connect travel agents + host agencies. Help people start their travel biz. Lover of travel, writing, and the stars.
Introduction
I run a quaint little B2B website for travel agents called Host Agency Reviews.  It's like the Yelp for a home based travel agent looking for a host agency.  

I try to live life to it's fullest.  I am insatiably curious.  I love to travel, love my pup, and find the power of the web and online social connections fascinating. 

I write, I read, I daydream.  I do it not only because I enjoy it, but because it keeps my creative spirit vibrant and sparkling!  

In the summer you'll find me playing tennis or walking around with my sidekick.  When the cold sets in, I jump for joy and grab my snowshoes and skis, my snow-loving dog in tow.

Most of my posts are on travel, happenings in the travel agent world, science (especially space), technology, nature, marketing, pups, social media, and of course the day-to-day happenings of my dog, Rigel.  The rest of the posts?  Your guess is as good as mine. 

Oh, yes.  Let's get the elephant out of the room.  No, travel agents aren't dead.  They're still alive, kicking, and are quite relevant to today's travelers' needs... you should consider using one!

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Did you meet Rigel when he was a pup? I survived.
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Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN - Crested Butte, CO - Idyllwild, CA - Saratoga, CA - Monticello, MN - Kira, Uganda - St. Joseph, MN - Piermont, NH
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