Chapter Four

Creating a New Agency


Here are links to things mentioned in this chapter.

  • American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)
  • Cruise360
  • Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
  • CruiseWorld
  • Michael Akana Travel (Michael's Agency)
  • Premier Custom Travel (Chris & Scott's Agency)
  • International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN)
  • International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA)
  • The Travel Institute
  • Trademark Database Search
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)
  • US Small Business Administration - Plan Your Business
  • US Small Business Administration - Sample Business Plan

  • Here are some of the most well-known host agencies. Please note that a listing here does not mean the authors endorse a specific agency.

  • Andavo Travel
  • Archer Travel Group
  • Avoya Travel
  • Cruise Brothers
  • Cruise Planners
  • Dream Vacations
  • Dugan's Travels LLC
  • Ensemble
  • Expedia Cruises
  • Fora Travel
  • Frosch Travel Group
  • Gifted Travel Network
  • InteleTravel
  • KHM Travel Group
  • Levarte Travel
  • Montecito Village Travel
  • NEST Plus
  • Nexion Travel Group
  • OASIS Travel Network
  • Outside Agents
  • Signature Travel Network
  • Travel Edge Network
  • Travel Leaders
  • Travel Planners International
  • Travel Quest Network
  • Uniglobe Travel Center
  • Valerie Wilson Travel
  • VIP Vacations Inc.
  • Virtuoso


    Here are links to state specific information. Some other states may require business licenses or have other specifications. These links are provided for information purposes only and we cannot guarantee their accuracy or completeness. Please check with your lawyer or state office for full details.

  • California
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Washington