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Adantages of being a Home Based Tour Operator/Agent!!!

The opportunity of becoming financially independent either on part time or full time is becoming, jump ship and become a home based tour operator or travel agents selling African Safaris. Each year a substantial number of people travel to Africa either for holiday, adventure, business, conference or meeting friends and relatives. The experience of working at home as a home-based travel agency is one of the most exciting business opportunities. It can be done full-time, part-time, on a regular basis or just occasionally. It’s really up to you how you choose to define your home-based business. Becoming a travel agent/tour operator selling African Safaris is actually very easy. Yet it is difficult to get reliable, unbiased information about how to start, operate, and succeed in your home-based travel agency. It is important to develop links with professional ground handlers in the destinations who will give your clients value for money and guarantee you referral business. The advantages of becoming a home based travel agent selling African Travel Includes;

 1. Owning a home based travel agent/tour business has tremendous tax benefits. You can travel and deduct your expenses related to your travel business. Coupled with the opportunity of travelling more for less.
 2. You get cheap or free trips. The ground handlers with whom you associate often provides cheap or free familiarization trips (FAM’s) sponsored by their travel providers.
3. You can make money 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can set up your personalized web site (though an affiliate program), utilize the web site’s booking system, and clients can book online automatically.
4. Low start up cost. For a few dollars you can buy a computer, printer and a acquire an online booking engine.
5. No Inventory. Unlike most sales businesses, you do not have to keep a stock of products. Your product is travel, and your website and home office is your client’s connection to what they want: good service at a reasonable cost.
6. It is a big business. The international tourists’ arrivals have hit the 200 million mark, how much of this business would you like?