Benefits of ATHome
Above The Competition
Entering the challenging, yet exciting, travel industry requires more than just a passion for travel. It also entails patience for and dedication to continuous research and learning. Having a host agency on your side to help you accomplish both of these is one of the smartest moves you will ever make: an investment in your future success.
There are many different ways a host agency can help both an experienced travel advisor and someone who has freshly realized their passion for the industry. The benefits and advantages that await you at ATHome are truly what sets us apart from the rest!
We can offer more because of our decades of award-winning knowledge in travel!
Industry Leading Technology
Being a member of ATHome means gaining access to cutting-edge and proprietary technology. This includes a personalized website, robust commission tracking, cruise & land search tools and a comparative quoting system. Advisors with corporate customers can also choose to utilize Atlas Travel’s Sabre GDS, client-specific reporting tools, online booking, automated office quality control, auto ticketing and a fully customizable traveler app.
Innovative Marketing Tools
Proudly showcase your business with professionally designed emails and social posts that you can simply download and send to clients! With access to our vast network of prominent suppliers and exclusive travel deals, as well as special values and amenities, such as onboard credits, room upgrades and spa services for hundreds of cruise sailings and land vacations, the opportunities to secure more business by easily promoting your travel agency are limitless.
Training & Continuing Education
ATHome provides all of the education and training an Advisor could want when looking to start or improve their own home-based travel agency and enjoy a successful career in the industry, including live and on-demand webinars, comprehensive courses and an online training library. Plus our consortia partnership with Signature Travel Network vastly increases your opportunities for destination and product knowledge.
Support & Mentoring
A host agency is only as good as the guidance it gives. ATHome will provide you with ongoing support that includes business coaching, webinars, closed online groups, newsletters, email updates and much more. We are here – every step of the way — to help answer any questions you may have, even after your official training ends. We provide the foundation you need to get started, as well as the building blocks to continue growing your business to new heights!
Our competitive commission structure at ATHome allows you to keep more of your commissions as your sales increase. Additionally, our investment in the infrastructure of your business, including marketing, technology, sales support, trainings, errors & omissions insurance and exclusive consortia partnership benefits makes choosing ATHome as your host agency the best way to ensure you maximize your profits.
There are even more benefits to joining ATHome!
ATHome is committed to helping you achieve a lifestyle of success. Our team is dedicated to enhancing your knowledge as an independent vacation travel advisor and strengthening your business. In joining ATHome, you can expect to:
- Maximize time with your clients
- Stay atop of industry trends, products and destinations
- Keep your own identity with a secure client list
- Eliminate unnecessary overhead
- Network to share ideas and benefit from colleagues’ expertise
- Gain personal freedom
- Reach financial goals from the comfort of your own home
If you are still undecided or have more questions, we’d love to help. Please email or call ATHome today to learn more about the advantages of choosing us as your host travel agency.
What Our Members Say
After much research and looking into other agencies, I decided to make ATHome my host agency and have no regrets. I immediately felt the comradery and warmth from Elaine and Lynn. Both answered all of my numerous questions in a timely manner, were available when I came across an issue that I was unsure of, and made sure that I was connected to multiple suppliers. Although they aren't one of the biggest agencies, in my opinion they are the best. I'm happy with the decision that I made and am looking forward to a long and successful partnership.
- Aiyana Phillips
I have been working with ATHome (AARC) since 2008. I have been really pleased with the support and training I have received. They are always receptive and helpful when I call. The staff are knowledgeable and informative. They have always assisted me with any questions or problems that arise. I would recommend them as a host agency for anyone who wants to become a travel advisor.
- Jesse Mash
I retired from the Navy and was looking for a way to supplement my retirement and work from home. I loved travel and started researching the business and how to get started. I settled on ATHome as they provided everything I needed to get started. The training, website and access to the best travel providers. From the start you are treated like a professional the staff is very responsive to your needs and provide excellent support. They make you feel special, whether it is your first booking or your millionth. If you love travel and helping other live their dreams, I would highly recommend ATHome to give you the tools, training and edge you need to succeed.
- Joseph Bishop
Are you interested in travel? Would you like to help others find their dream vacations? I strongly recommend ATHome. I found them online approximately six years ago and am retired and running a home-based travel agency. The courses supplied are comprehensive and you have a mentor to help you through any rough spots. When you are through with your training, tools are provided for you to begin working in this awesome industry. The mentors during training do not go away after you start your business; there is a team of people providing you with all the support you will ever need. I personally have two very special individuals that are always right here when I need them. When I email or phone, my questions or concerns are taken care of. I want to add we have just been introduced to a new training and booking site that is wonderful!
- Sharron Motry
ATHome has been great. Starting a new travel agency is sometimes challenging. ATHome walked me through everything. Each time I came across something I was not certain of, they were quick to help me. They have helped my first year as a travel advisor to be a successful one.
- Cynthia Seitz
I am new to being a travel advisor. I'm learning a lot. Everyone has been very helpful. All of my questions are answered and information that I didn't ask about is given. You all go above and beyond. I will be booking my first trip this weekend and have five more clients who have requested my services.
- Ronda Grandberry