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Tuesday, April 20 • 8:30am - 9:45am
What You Need to Know Before Selecting A Host Agency

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Managing your own business can be daunting at times+ and making sure you have all the right tools to succeed should be paramount to you.  If you’re just starting out, you’re probably wondering if you should do it alone or align your business with a host agency.  The truth is, only you can make that decision, but this session will help steer you in the right direction.  Learn about the pros and cons of going solo vs. hosted; debunk the “one size fits all” myth of host agencies; and figure out what is right for YOU and YOUR business.  You will leave this session feeling more empowered and educated about the endless opportunities.

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Dan Chappelle

President, Chappelle Consulting International, Inc.

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Pamela Nolta

Owner and Travel Consultant, JP Travel
On 9-11, I officially became the owner and single Travel Consultant at JP Travel, the business my husband had started early in 2000.  We had been attempting to manage full-time jobs, raise 5 kids and build our travel business.  I chose to retire from my job as a corporate IS Manager... Read More →
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Alesia House

Founder and CEO, I Book Travel For U
“Amazing Journeys begin with a single step.” Alesia House is founder and CEO of “I Book Travel For U.” a fast growing travel agency in Northern Virginia. From my first plane ride at age 8 my love and passion for travel has only increased. Now that passion has over-flowed to... Read More →
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Dyan Haugen

Cruise Planners
Experienced traveler to more than 100 countries, over 60 cruises, and many tours - including an "Around the World by Private Jet" tour (personal favorite trip of lifetime!). Currently working on bucket list trips for herself and clients! Also books "normal" trips for family and friends... Read More →
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Robyn Jacobs

Independent Agent, Avoya Travel
In June 2017, I started my career as a travel agency owner after working nine years as a professional matchmaker. In less than two years of opening my Independent Agency, I’ve made a significant difference in the travel agent community by mentoring other agents and being a positive... Read More →
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Robert Gensch

Chief Fun Officer, Twin Ports Travel
Robert is a home-based travel agent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a successful history and career in Corporate businessconsulting. Starting in the Travel biz part-time in 2016, he juggled his new travel agency work with the Corporate world, as he slowlygrew and marketed his customer... Read More →

Tuesday April 20, 2021 8:30am - 9:45am
Concorde A