How to Start a Home Based Travel Business

Perhaps you want to set up a home-based travel business, but you have no idea what you have to do to begin with. You don’t have to look further anymore, because our article has all the information you will need to get you started quickly on your home-based travel business.

Travel business can be a good home-based business. It is fairly easy to set up, little to no capital needed, and with abundant help resources for the fledgling travel agent.

Here’s how you can start a home-based travel business.

Two Ways of Doing Your Own Travel Business

There are two ways of working as a home based travel agent. These are:

  • Referral Agent
    You refer potential clients to an established travel agency in return for commissions if they book a vacation in the end. In this approach, you can also book travels for your clients themselves and earn commissions as well.
  • Booking and Selling Agent
    As a booking and selling agent, you are in charge of acting as a middleman between your potential clients and the travel agency. You do research for them as to what options would be best for their budget and preferences. You will have to obtain these information from the travel agency, and then present them to your clients. If you are savvy in dealing with clients, then this approach would be best for you as this earns higher commissions as compared to a referral agent.

There are many websites in the Internet that offer resources to help you get started, and there are a lot of web-based travel agencies that you can work with.

Effective Advertising for Home Based Travel Business

All businesses need on advertising, that’s a fact. Fortunately for you, the Internet offers you an easy way to facilitate advertising by taking advantage of the search engines. There is a lot of competition out there, so make sure to maximize your Internet advertising to attract a lot of visitors and possible clients to your web site.

  • Search engine optimization
    Search engine optimization is making sure that your site gets as high a rank as possible in search engine results. This includes ascertaining that your website’s content has enough keyword and theme density, as well as a number of referring links.
  • Pay per click advertising
    Pay per click advertising narrows down the visitors that visit your home page to those that are interested in the subject matter of your website. PPC ads appear along search engine results that are invoked by keywords associated with the ads themselves.
  • Viral marketing
    Viral marketing is the technical term for “word-of-mouth” advertising. In the online community, this is accomplished by spreading word about your site using the power of social networking sites like Digg, for example. This exposes your site to more people than search engines could possibly afford you.


  • TEJAL KADAM said on August 11, 2012
    My name is Tejal. I am from Badlapur, Thane. I want to start a travel related business from home. do I need any license for the same? how do I start the business?
  • venkataraman said on January 28, 2013
    i am a senior citizen having 35 years exp. in sales covering south india. enjoy traveling. interested to start packaged tours for senior citizens for south india. advise. how is the potential based in bangalore? venkataraman 09980515080
  • SHIRISH PATEL said on July 8, 2013
    hi tejalpl call me on my cell 09979044017 satyam travel nanpura surat. I have good ides\a for you both person for home based travel agency pl.
  • Sangeetha said on October 17, 2013
    Hai Our company is contacting daily boat cruise tour at cochin & kerala package which is commissionable looking for clients pls contact us for any bookings
  • mahesh dalvi said on December 2, 2013
    I own a zen estilo car and want to rent a car in piplod surat, kindly help travel agents can contact on 09724241085, thanks
  • Amelia Jones said on March 2, 2016
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  • jayne waetara said on May 12, 2016
    Hi, my name is jayna and a mother at home. I'm from the pacific islands and i'm interested to start a travels services business. Any tips to start?
  • kinjal mehta said on June 13, 2016
    hi, m kinjal mehta m very fond of traveling and finding different and unique places and things to do wherever i go. i would love to share my experience with various people by giving them travel hints and choosing the right places. please help me how i can start dis online and at d same time earn too. u can mail me at


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