We are a full service Host Agency supporting new and experienced travel agents. Our programs include everything
you need to successfully compete in today’s complex travel marketplace. If you have the will, we are here to coach you to success in 2024 by providing the best resources the
travel industry has to offer for today’s remote travel business.
We’ve been hosting travel agents since 2013, and we are here to support you each and every step of the way. Come
experience the passion that we bring to our hosting business, and you too can enjoy a better and more profitable
way of selling travel! Everything we do, everything we negotiate, every decision we make, is for the benefit of our travel agent partners. That’s why we’re a leader in travel hosting!
Selecting the right travel company to partner with is one of the most important business decisions
you will make. With Travel Agent Pro as your host agency, you will gain the tools and support
to elevate your travel business to a new level. Together with our consortia partner, Signature Travel Group, we are devoted to growing your business.
Joining Travel Agent Pro (TAP) offers numerous advantages for both new and experienced travel agents seeking to grow their business and maximize their potential in the travel industry. Here are some reasons why someone should consider joining TAP:
Comprehensive Support and Resources
- Tailored Guidance: TAP provides specialized support and guidance, helping agents navigate the complexities of the travel industry, whether they are new to the business or seasoned professionals.
- Training Opportunities: For new agents, TAP offers essential training resources to learn the basics of travel planning, setting a strong foundation for business success.
- Technology and Tools: Agents have access to cutting-edge technology and tools necessary for efficient business operations and competition in the market.
Extensive Network and Partnerships
- Access to Preferred Suppliers: TAP provides access to over 380 preferred cruise, land, air, tours, and all-inclusive suppliers, expanding the range of options agents can offer to their clients.
- Strong Industry Relationships: The partnership with Signature Travel Group and connections with other top industry players like Disney Destinations, Royal Caribbean International, and more, enable agents to offer high-quality travel experiences.
Community and Collaborative Environment
- Robust Community: Joining TAP means becoming part of a 200+ strong community of travel advisors, fostering a collaborative environment for sharing insights and experience.
- Success Stories: TAP showcases success stories of agents who have transformed their passion for travel into lucrative careers, indicating a supportive environment for growth and development.
Flexible Membership Options
- Flexible Levels of Membership: TAP offers various levels of membership, allowing agents to choose the one that best fits their business needs, with the flexibility of month-to-month commitments.
Business Growth and Development
- Marketing Programs: Agents benefit from profit-generating marketing programs and business-building education and events, which are crucial for business expansion and staying competitive.
- Personalized Business Approach: TAP emphasizes personal branding, business, and identity, encouraging agents to develop and grow their unique business models.
Travel Agent Pro provides a comprehensive platform for travel agents to enhance their skills, expand their business, and thrive in the travel industry through extensive support, training, a vast network of industry connections, and a strong community of fellow agents. This makes it an attractive option for both newcomers and experienced professionals in the travel sector.
Here’s a summary of the benefits provided by TravelAgentPro:
Member-Owned Cooperative Structure: TravelAgentPro operates as a woman-owned business, focusing on the needs of its members. This structure facilitates marketing, technology, and training needs. Importantly, supplier overrides and year-end profits are passed through to members.
Community of Travel Agencies and Supplier Partners: TravelAgentPro is a community with a collective annual sales of over $11 billion. It has grown significantly over the past decade, aligning with esteemed travel agencies and supplier partners. The network includes more than 15,000 travel advisors across various countries and is dedicated to providing the best technology solutions and state-of-the-art marketing to promote member brands.
Training and Member Support: Signature offers extensive training options starting from the date of joining. This includes new member implementation training, regional seminars, online webinars, the Signature Travel Expert Certificate Program, Signature University for online learning, exclusive preferred supplier familiarization trips (Signature Educational Journeys), and annual Signature meetings and conferences. There are also member recognition trips based on annual sales performance​
Technology Solutions: Signature provides sophisticated technology solutions including comprehensive web content for cruises, hotels, land vacations, and destinations optimized for mobile devices, online marketing tools, turnkey email marketing programs, personalized one-to-one communications, and state-of-the-art tools for customer experience management. Proprietary tools include SigNet (Member Intranet), SIG Cruise Pro (cruise booking engine), Client Reach (customized email communication), Cruise Track (cruise updates and notifications), Sherpa (country-specific entry requirements tool), Pocket Travel (mobile app for vacation itineraries), and Hotel Connection (booking engine for hotels and resorts)​
Marketing Support: Signature offers expertly planned campaign strategies across multiple channels, with over 10 million direct mail pieces and editorial publications annually. They maintain a centralized database of over four million pre-qualified travelers for targeted email and direct mail marketing initiatives. Marketing tools include editorial-driven publications like ‘Ultimate Experiences’ and ‘The Travel Magazine’, both in print and online versions, supplier-specific brochures, client retention and acquisition tools, annual calendars and magazines, email marketing programs, and customizable microsites​
Hotel & Resort Program: This program includes over 1,000 hotels, resorts, lodges, villas, and spas in 90 countries, offering exclusive Signature privileges. Benefits include a magazine highlighting the program and client benefits, suite and villa privileges with additional services worth up to $500 per stay, and hotel microsites with detailed online content and booking options​
Exclusive Products: Signature provides a range of unique privileges including a cruise program with hosted and exclusive privileges, land and tour program with value-added promotions, a specialty suppliers program covering a wide range of services, and a comprehensive hotel and resorts program offering exclusive privileges at over 1,000 properties worldwide​
By joining TravelAgentPro, travel agencies and travel advisors can benefit from a comprehensive suite of services and tools designed to enhance sales, marketing, training, and customer engagement.
Joining TravelAgentPro offers numerous benefits for travel agents, and those wanting to build their own travel business, including:
1. **Member-Oriented Mission**: Signature focuses on providing industry-leading technology, marketing, and training programs to its members. It is a cooperative of retail travel agencies founded in 1956 and operates as a partnership to drive sales, grow businesses, and promote agency brands.
2. **Member-Owned Community**: Signature is a member-owned network with a collective annual sales of over $11 billion. It has experienced significant growth and aligns with esteemed travel agencies and supplier partners, reaching over 15,000 travel advisors globally. The network is dedicated to providing the best technology solutions and advanced marketing to promote member brands.
3. **Technology Solutions**: Signature offers sophisticated technology solutions, including comprehensive web content optimized for mobile devices, online marketing tools, email marketing programs, personalized communications, and state-of-the-art technological tools for advisors to manage customer experiences. Proprietary tools like SigNet, SIG Cruise Pro, Client Reach, Cruise Track, Sherpa, Pocket Travel, Hotel Connection, and a Digital Communication Tool enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of travel advisors.
4. **Marketing Support**: Signature provides expertly planned campaign strategies, with over 10 million direct mail pieces and editorial publications yearly. They maintain a database of over four million pre-qualified travelers for targeted marketing initiatives. Other marketing tools include editorial-driven publications, Ultimate Experiences, The Travel Magazine, digital publications, supplier-specific brochures, client retention and acquisition tools, and e-marketing tools like email marketing and microsites.
5. **Training and Support**: Signature offers extensive training options such as New Member Implementation Training, Regional Seminars, Online Webinars, Signature Travel Expert Certificate Program, Signature University, Signature Educational Journeys, Signature Meetings, and Signature Member Recognition Trips. These resources are designed to enhance professional development and sales skills of travel advisors.
These features collectively contribute to a comprehensive and supportive environment for travel agents, providing them with the tools, knowledge, and support necessary to thrive in the competitive travel industry.