What is a Host Agency?

Partnering for success

In the travel industry, host agencies are organizations that work like brokerages for independent travel advisors by combining resources and revenues for increased commissions, commission overrides, and business development opportunities. Independent agencies that align with a host agency maintain 100% ownership and operational control of their business. In many cases, travel host agencies create a community to help support and develop independent entrepreneurs so they do not have to go at it alone. All host agencies have different commission splits, fees, and preferred suppliers.

Do I have to join a host agency?

Not at all! The option is entirely up to you. All independent agents/agencies have the option to join a host agency. Independent Travel Advisors do have the opportunity to work under multiple host agencies, effectively gaining access to different consortia partners, technology, and business development opportunities. Just make sure it's in the best interest of your business or your clients before spreading yourself too thin!

Ready to get started?

Here is a list of some of the top-rated travel industry host agencies to help ease your search. There is no "right answer" when it comes to choosing a host agency, it has to make the most sense to you and your business model.

We recommend checking out each host agency to find the one that is best suited to your needs! Some may include additional technologies for your business, some include marketing initiatives, and some even provide mentorship opportunities to help grow your agency.

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