Become a Travel Agent

Dear Friend

Now you can open and run a Home-Based travel agency. With the Home Based Travel Agency, you can----

Work for yourself...Set your own schedule, spend more time with your family and start your travel agency without leaving your current job. And, not only can you increase your income, you can take free and discount trips that are available to you as a home-based travel agent. Cayman Islands... Belize... Hong Kong...  London... Hawaii... and many more!

Our training program teaches you all about booking travel, sales, airline ticketing, computers, cruises and tours. And we'll give you continuing telephone support to help you through any problems you might have later on.

So, if extra income, no bosses and free travel sound good to you, don't wait another minute. Return the application or call 805-781-2630 today and we'll get you started on your exciting new career immediately!

Your Travel Agency

Succeeding as a home-based travel agency means using "guerilla tactics" to beat out the glitzy storefront agency down on Main Street. And what better way to do that than to bring the "travel agency" to your customers' homes instead of forcing them to come see you in your "office". For many home-based travel agents this is the kind of "differentiator" that wins them loyal customers.

You may want to use your home to host a "cruise night" when you are promoting cruises or have a Hawaiian-theme party to promote great deals on a vacation in the islands.

The travel industry is a "$4 trillion-dollar industry" and you can be part of that. People are making real money in this industry. Whether you want to work part time you can earn as much as $500 (or more) on every sale. That's not pocket change, that's a serious commission. Full-timers are supporting themselves and their families. A lot of them are seeing more of the world that they ever dreamed of seeing before. A few of them are making very good money indeed, over $50,000 or more! Even the "American Society of Travel Age (ASTA) recognizes that home-based travel agents are the wave of the future.

Becoming a home-based travel agency is easy. The problem is knowing what kind of home based travel agency to be. There are probably many ways of being a home-based travel agency and no one does it exactly the same.

People are usually attracted to the idea of becoming home-based travel agency because they love getting involved in all the details of planning wonderful trips, across the country or around the world. Or perhaps they have developed some expertise in a particular destination or type of vacation or mode of travel, calling it "niche" marketing yourself.

Anyone who is halfway serious about pursuing a career as a full-fledge home-based travel agency -- even on a part time basis -- will very quickly qualify for the "IATAN card". This is the Rolls-Royce of travel agent photo ID cards and it can be used to get all the discounts and privileges worldwide to all agents meeting the earned income commission.

One of the greatest things about the opportunities available to home-based travel agencies is that this is not a one-size-fits-all or all-or-nothing proposition.

Booking Agents can:

  • Work only occasionally to find great deals for themselves and a small circle of friends
  • Work just enough to earn themselves one or two great vacations every year
  • Work as home-based travel agency on the side, in addition to their regular jobs
  • Work part time basis to earn a respectable second income

Whether you work just occasionally or put in a 60-hour week exactly how you work is totally up to you. You are completely free to concentrate on the destinations, activities or modes of travel that excite you. There's no one to tell you what to sell, where to sell it, to whom to sell it or how to sell it!

The key concept is that you are independent

Think about that a moment. It means that you are your own boss. No one can tell you what to do or how to do it. You control your own destiny. Your success (or failure) is entirely your responsibility.

If that scares …. Well, maybe this isn't for you.

If that excites you, congratulations! You have what it takes to be a success as a home-based travel agency!

Although you are independent and on your own, you are never alone as a home-based travel agency. You must constantly work with others to provide service to your clients. Virtually, every home-based travel agency must form a relationship with a Academy Travel as your host agency. Academy Travel agency is ARC approved with affiliations with a consortia and other travel industry organizations.

You can start your exciting new career in the travel industry with Academy Travel Consultants:

  • Partnership and recognition with Academy Travel Consultants Inc (ATC), an established,
  • reputable travel agency with both National and International accreditation and recognition.
  • The support of a knowledgeable staff with combined industry experience of over 35 years.
  • Your own ATC representative to help you and assist you at all times, just a phone or an email away.
  • Computerized airline ticket printing through ATC.
  • The ability to do business with many leading travel suppliers, e.g. tour operators, cruise lines, hotel and car rentals companies, etc.
  • Special FAM trips and free/or discounted travel.
  • 50% off commission splits on all air, hotel, car rentals, cruises, tours and vacation packages.
  • Co-op advertising opportunities with tour and cruise companies
  • Free travel brochures, videos, window and office displays from all suppliers.
  • Continuing education opportunities with Apollo via Web Ex training.
  • On-going support and training from your representative and the staff at ATC.
  • IATAN travel card with earned commissions.
  • You get reduced rates on hotels and rental cars for your personal travel.
  • You have the opportunity to earn reduced fares on airlines for your personal travel.
  • You'll be invited to many free educational seminars conducted by tour operators like Princess Cruises, Mexicana Airlines and Go Go Tours.
  • You get special discounts on tuition fees for Academy Travel Consultants, which provides extensive training courses for travel agents.
  • FAM trips after you have qualified for IATAN.
  • Enjoy FREE trips with your group bookings
  • Great tax benefit!

Enrollment Terms & Conditions

Any questions or problems concerning this school which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved please contact Dianne Tuttle, CTC school administrator.

  • SABRE Computer Reservation System Taught LIVE with
  • 10 weeks program. Each class 2 hours twice a week plus 30 hours of lab time
  • Course fee US $1295.00

So, if extra income, no bosses and free travel sound good to you, don't wait another minute. Return the application or call 805-781-2630 today and we'll get you started on your exciting new career immediately!

Dianne Tuttle, CTC


Withdrawal from Course:

You have the right to withdraw from the course at any time with a written notice. If you withdraw from the course of instruction after the period allowed for cancellation of this agreement which is 3 business days following the receipt of the SABRE ICON the school will remit a refund less a registration fee of $150 within 30 days.
All CD-ROM disks must be returned at the time of submitting refund.

Tuition Refunds after you have started the program

If you cancel enrollment after you have started the study program, you can receive the following refund based on time of written notification.

Tuition Refunds

If you cancel enrollment after you have the disk, you can receive the following refund based on time of notification and postmark:

  • After 1st week and within one week .......... 50% refund
  • After 2nd week and within two weeks ..... 25 % refund
  • After 3rd week and third weeks .............. No refund

You must notify Dianne Tuttle in writing to receive a refund. Refunds do not include the $150.00 non-refundable deposit.