Trying to understand the difference between host agencies and franchise networks can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the industry. Ask us to help you do the math and compare your options. You’ll be surprised!
At Avoya Travel, we strive to provide your Independent Agency with the best resources you won’t find with any other travel partner. Our Shared Success™ model is NOT fee-based. It’s simple - we only succeed if you do and we are committed to helping Independent Travel Agencies live a lifestyle of success. Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network are known for their Integrity and Professionalism™ and sell and earn FAR more than agencies in other leading host and franchise networks. Others promise, Avoya delivers.
Host agencies, like Avoya, are travel companies that help support Independent Travel Agents by offering marketing and technology assistance, professional development programs, ongoing business support, and in Avoya’s case, so much more. But beware, there is a wide range of host agency models and the breadth and depth of services they provide can be limiting. Unlike Avoya’s Shared Success™ model, most hosts are fee-based. Avoya only succeeds if you do!
Franchise organizations are usually fee-based models with fees for almost everything you can imagine - initial franchise startup fees of $10,000 or more, fees to move or sell your business, and thousands to renew. Often overlooked is the very complicated franchise agreement itself that locks you into a 3-5 year EXCLUSIVE contract. Franchisors generally charge you a Royalty fee on the gross sale that at first sounds like less than what most hosts charge, but that’s not the case when you do the math. Ask if the franchise shares in the costs of discounts you may be forced to offer. Avoya does!
“Before Avoya I struggled to reach $500K. I did $2 Million last year and now with my husband joining my agency I’m aiming for $3 Million next year!”
Susan Wolfson, Owner of Go Astro Travel LLC, an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network
Susan Booked Over $2 Million in Sales Last Year!
“My Independent Agency sold over $1.7 million in our first year as a member of the Avoya Travel Network and that was just from Live Leads. Avoya Travel is innovative – they have the best leads program, great support, and are in the business of helping travel professionals grow their agencies and reach even greater levels of success.”
Mary Arathoon, Owner of Pursue Travel LLC, an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network
Mary Booked Over $1 Million in Sales her First Year!
“I’ve dreamed of owning my own successful travel company for years and with Avoya it’s now come true!”
Ann Kent, Owner of Sea Ya Travel Inc., an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network
Ann Booked Over $400,000 in Sales in her First 90 Days and Over $1.75 Million in her First Year!
“Avoya has won a number of industry awards which is an important mark of integrity and credibility. I have high expectations and I felt that Avoya came nearest to the type of excellence I was looking for a travel network to affiliate with.”
Ginny Sublet, Owner of Ginny’s Travel & Cruise LLC, an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network
Ginny Booked Over $800,000 in Sales Last Year – less than 3 Years after Travel School!
“Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network make more money because of the wonderful support Avoya provides, like the amount of groups they have with extra amenities for the customers. Avoya gives us the ability to do the volume of sales that we do.”
Janel Fidalgo, Owner of Janel Fidalgo Agency LLC, an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network
Janel Booked Over $2.2 Million in Sales Last Year!
“We would not be as successful as we are, if it were not for the Avoya Live Leads program. They have answered the question, “Where is your next customer coming from?” Virtually all of our business is from Avoya Live Leads and their referred friends and family. We never have to prospect, promote, or advertise. We can sit in our home office and click on a Live Lead and do our thing.”
Cindy & David Locke, Owners of Seize the Sea Agency, and Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network
Cindy and David Have Been in the Avoya Travel Network for Over 11 Years!
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