WHY BECOME A HOME-BASED AGENT?
- Set your own hours (as many or little as you like).
- Sell the travel products that you want and to whom you want.
- Unlimited earning potential.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE?
- A passion for travel.
- No travel industry experience required!
- A phone line & internet connection.
How much training is involved and how long does it take?
There is no set amount of training required before you can begin selling travel. However, there are plenty of online training webinars, supplier academies and in-house training sessions to get you off and running. The more you put into it, the more confident you will be in selling travel!
What is the success rate of home-based travel agents?
We have many successful agents working under the Travel Best Bets Connected Agent program who earn enough commission to be their sole source of income. We also have many agents that utilize the program as a “side hustle” along with having another job. How well you do in this business will depend on how much time and effort is put into your business through training and how many clients you have. It can be as big or small as you like!
Who will I sell travel to?
Friends, family, social media followers and anyone/everyone that you meet! Let everyone you meet know that you are a travel agent and can take care of all of their travel needs. We will also give you lots of tips on how to market your services.
Do I need licensing?
Nope, none! Travel Best Bets holds all the licenses for you.
What do the sign up and monthly fees cover?
The fees cover your access to ClientBase, our Resource Center, and supplier platforms, as well as on-going marketing, training and on-call help.
Do I need any programs downloaded on my computer? Is Mac or PC best?
You will need to download the occasional program but not to worry as they are generally accessible on any computer. You will also need to download either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer if you don’t already have them, as many agent programs do not work on Safari. PC’s generally work better with the programs, however Macs are functional as long as you download Chrome.
Why Travel Best Bets?
We have been the leading independent travel agency in Canada for the last 30 years. Our owner, Claire Newell is the leading media voice in the travel industry and her staff are proud to represent the Travel Best Bets brand. We give you a starter kit to success with our advanced technology, established reputation, unlimited earning potential, education & specialization support, as well as a connection to a community of travel professionals. You will also have access to Travel Best Bets exclusive travel products giving you a competitive advantage when selling to clients.
The connected agent program is topnotch and since joining in 2018 I have been able to build myself a profitable and flexible business to be proud of.
I have such a passion for this job and it feels good to be aligned with the BEST in the business.
The knowledgeable support, access to long-standing supplier relationships, marketing materials, continuous training opportunities and collective team experience provide everything needed for your new travel business to thrive.
The rest is up to you.
As a Connected Agent with Travel Best Bets for the past 4 years, I can honestly say that it has been a great experience.
From the training and support provided including the marketing tools, Travel Best Bets has given me what I need to be successful in the travel industry.
The team is knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to help. The relationships I have built with my clients over the years have been rewarding, and I truly feel like I have made a positive impact on their travel experiences.
Being a Connected Agent with Travel Best Bets has allowed me to turn my passion for travel into a part-time career, and I am happy to be part of the Travel Best Bets Connected Agent Team.
I love being a Connected Agent. It allows me to follow my passion of selling our amazing travel deals and earning commission.
I started without any experience in the travel industry. Having access to our vast network of suppliers and their products made it easy for me for start my business.
Now I am putting together itineraries for clients where anything travel related is possible because I have the extensive knowledge base from my training and research.
Getting our exclusive Travel Best Bets deals sent every other day makes marketing simple — plus it is great knowing that my week is going to be busy selling selling selling because Claire has been on TV and radio promoting our Best Bets!
I’m grateful for the behind the scenes support from Travel Best Bets.
I love my job and being part of an award winning team!
About Travel Best Bets
The company was founded by Travel Expert, Claire Newell in 1993 with the sole purpose of offering travel consumers superior customer service, travel selection, the best value and the lowest prices guaranteed on travel and travel related products. Today Travel Best Bets has grown into one of Canada’s largest independent travel companies. Our headquarters and call centre is located at 201-3011 Underhill Avenue, Burnaby BC.