==== ====For The best Travel Deal Ever Check This Outhttp://budurl.com/besttraveldealever==== ====Yes, it is true. You can...
by deciding from the get go to actually build a business.Yes, if you want to make $20,000-$50,000 working from home then r...
believe building an online tour operator business is your best option at building a successful onlinetravel business.Now l...
Take an existing kayak guide that sells day trips for $250 for 2 people. Now create overnightpackages. Create a new produc...
advantage as you review and discover the opportunities of running your own Home TravelBusiness. I have built and sold two ...
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  1. 1. ==== ====For The best Travel Deal Ever Check This Outhttp://budurl.com/besttraveldealever==== ====Yes, it is true. You can make money online working from home and can actually make a lot ofmoney if you work hard, stay focused and execute. You can build a home travel business and livethe Internet lifestyle you always dreamed of by operating an online home travel business. Thisarticle will put to rest any misgivings you may have had about starting an online travel business. Iwill not sugar coat it. In fact much of what I have to say will probably cause an up-roar in someparts of the online travel industry. I am aiming to tell it like it is.The TRUTH!Who really Makes Money in Online Travel. The truth is that you cant really make a lot of moneyreselling other businesses travel products. This statement is directed towards the home-basedtravel agent market. Yes, its easy to get started as a home-based travel agent and the onlinetravel agencies can provide you with your own personalized white label branded website, includingquality customer support but in the end you are NOT building a business, you are only payingyourself a salary.Dont be fooled.I am amazed at the amount of junk that there is online out there catering to the make moneyonline from home crowd, touting selling travel as the route to freedom and riches. This truth isprobably the most important fact anyone will ever tell you if you are just thinking about entering theonline travel business. Let me repeat this for you one more time.It is difficult to become rich and build a company reselling other companies travel products. Youcan become rich over time by building a business that sells your own uniquely branded travelproducts. You can get rich and build a business if you "own the travel product."Owning the travel product means that you are contracting directly with travel suppliers under yourcompanys own contracts, you are not just reselling a travel product owned by another travelbusiness, tour operator, travel agency or travel consolidator. Your business creates the travelproduct by doing deals directly with travel suppliers. Your contracts with the travel suppliersbecome your businesses own unique inventory for the travel products you will be selling. The newtravel product becomes your own brand. Your online travel business sells the travel productdirectly to consumers online or wholesales it too other travel agencies, travel agents, touroperators and resellers.The Home based Travel Agent Dilemma.I know I am opening up a can of worms here by disclosing this information but its really the truth.My intent is not to knock anyone down but to provide insight into how the online travel businessreally works and to show you WHO is really making the money and how you can make real money
  2. 2. by deciding from the get go to actually build a business.Yes, if you want to make $20,000-$50,000 working from home then reselling cruises or populartravel products will be the best option for you but if you want to make real money, six or sevenfigures and you want to build a business that has real tangible value and can be sold later thenyou need to develop and sell your own travel products.The Internet is NOT causing Travel Agencies too shut down.I believe that the main reason that brick and mortar travel agencies are closing is not because ofthe Internet but because all they are really doing is reselling other companies travel products. TheInternet contributed to the destruction of the traditional brick and mortar travel agency but thebiggest factor in the down fall of travel agencies and travel agents in the travel industry is due tothe fact that they are not selling anything unique or different from anyone else. Its really abusiness model established to fail in the long run.How do you own your own travel product? You can own your own travel product in two differentways.1. Your business acts as a travel supplier providing tours, guiding, travel and tourism relatedactivities or you own a lodging property.2. Your business partners with two or more travel suppliers to resell their individual travel productsunder a unique package that you own.What type of Online Travel Business do I need to start where I can own my own travel product,sell packages and build a real business?-Online Travel Agency-Online Tour Operator-Online Tour Guide-Online Travel Broker-Receptive Tour Operator-the HybridLets discuss a little about each type. There are many directions you can go.OTAs or Online Travel Agencies traditionally sell everything underneath the sun; including lodging,air, cars, vacation packages, and much more. On a hierarchy level of all online travel businesses,this would be the most expensive and most challenging type of online business to start. Its doabledont get me wrong it would just take much longer and be more expensive to startup.If you second tier niche and focus on contracting your own lodging deals and contracting withactivity suppliers you could easily build a smaller more focused OTA. Another option would be foryou to utilize the Global Distribution System (GDS) for air, car and for lodging that you could notcontract yourself. I dont recommend this last option as youll be just reselling product you dontown but as long as you can combine the non-owned GDS products with your own contractedtravel products you could create a nice win-win for the bottom line.Online Tour Operators sell dynamically packaged trips and pre-packaged trips to vacationers. I
  3. 3. believe building an online tour operator business is your best option at building a successful onlinetravel business.Now let me first state that the name is a little miss conceiving because of the word "Tour." There isa big difference from a tour and a trip. On a tour there usually is a tour guide or person leading thetour with the travel participants. On a trip the traveler is traveling by themselves or with otherpeople but there is no tour guide involved. In the travel business they call this a FIT trip, Drivevacation or Fly-Drive package.I favor selling trips, where the traveler buys a tour or trip product then attends the trip bythemselves on their own time. The reason being for this is two parts.1. You dont have to be the tour guide and you dont have to hire one either.2. You have 100% more freedom by not actually participating in the tour itself. Just think of thetime involved of actually going on a tour with a group or individual people.We operated tours when my wife and I owned the Yellow Breeches House Fly Fishing Lodge andB&B. We ran fly fishing excursions with lodging and guiding. Guess who was one of theguides? Yes, you got it. Yours truly. I would not change the past for anything. I learned so muchfrom being a fly fishing guide and owning a lodging property. I just wouldnt want to run that type ofbusiness again. There are much better travel business models out there. Thats part of the beautyabout this report is that I am able to share some true life, realities for you.Sell Trips not Tours. This is the most important thing I can tell you regarding wanting to live theInternet life style and working from home enjoying the freedom that comes from owning your ownonline travel company. You wont be living any Internet lifestyle if every week you are giving tours.Online Tour Guides provide tours to individuals and or groups. If I didnt scare you off from abovethats ok, the tour guide business is a great business and its easy to get started with limitedinvestment. This is a great business to enter the travel business and starting learning about how tobuild a business.If you love dealing with people and spending much of your time outside then this is probably thebest travel business for you. This is serious work, day-in-and-day-out, as you are always outside inthe elements. This travel business could be a stepping-stone for you to then go ahead and buildan online tour operator business. I have a really good friend that owns a kayaking guide service.He runs eco-adventures that include island hoping for three to five nights. He just loves it.Let me share a little strategy with you that will totally change the way you build or grow yourexisting tour guide business. Hopefully by now youll already see it and be way ahead of me but ifnot here it is.Create packages for your tour guide business that includes lodging, meals and your guide or tourservice. You probably sell trips, guiding and or tours as an hourly or day product. Take the nextstep and package in lodging and meals and maybe a third activity. Sell packages to your clientsand you will super-charge your revenue in a very big way.Example:
  4. 4. Take an existing kayak guide that sells day trips for $250 for 2 people. Now create overnightpackages. Create a new product line for your business.1. Contract with a lodging supplier to buy lodging for your kayak packages.2. Contract with two local restaurants to buy dinners for your kayak packages.3. Sell a 2 night, 1-day kayak excursion, with 2-dinners. Make money off the lodging, dinners anda 3rd activity and you can seriously start adding more profits to your business.Online Travel Broker - this is a new business category I stumbled upon. I believe this is a type ofbusiness you could start with literally no money. Its just a matter of understanding the travelbusiness. Here is how an online travel broker operates.Every travel supplier needs sales representatives. Your travel broker business contracts withtravel suppliers to represent their business and help them sell more of their travel products. Manysmaller travel businesses dont have sales representatives. This may be your entry into the onlinetravel business industry.Lets say you live in a resort town or area and there are 4 golf courses nearby or 3 ski resorts. Yourepresent the travel suppliers products, finding larger partners and or resellers that would resell ordistribute your clients products. This business is just a matter of finding other travel suppliers thatneed sales representatives and finding larger companies looking for new travel products to selland distribute. You make money by earning a percentage of all future sales booked or earn a flatfee per contract you sign. This would be a great way to enter the travel business as a part-timebusiness. You could start with not much investment and build out slowly.Receptive Tour Operators receive inbound travelers from foreign countries. This is a B2B business(business-to-business). You build an Online Tour Operator business but you dont sell your travelproducts directly to consumers or vacationers online, you sell your owned travel products towholesalers or other tour operators in foreign countries that then resell them directly to travelagencies and the consumers in their country. If you live in a world- renowned destination area orregion where foreigners come visit you can build a successful receptive tour operator business.The receptive tour operator business takes longer to develop as the buyers of your travel productswill be other travel companies, tour operators and seasoned travel business wont necessarilywant to do business with a company that is new or just in startup mode. Adversity can beovercome though, through focus, determination and having an owned travel product that awholesaler or foreign tour operator believes he can sell and make money.The Hybrid - build an Online Tour Operator business that caters to individual vacation travelers.After the business starts selling trips and or tours, start building a Receptive Tour Operatorbusiness component.I hope you have enjoyed a little insight into the world and possibilities of the online travel businessand what it will take to start a home travel business.You can get my FREE 35-page report called SECRETS of the online travel business. It has beendownloaded by hundreds of people and business across the world and it will give you a huge
  5. 5. advantage as you review and discover the opportunities of running your own Home TravelBusiness. I have built and sold two travel business both working from my home. My businesseshave been featured in the Wall Street Journal, on CNBC TV, and many other major media outlets.Online Travel Business SECRETS reportMatt Zito delivers travel marketing strategies, business building ideas, insight and thoughts aboutthe travel and tourism business at Travel Business Profits. Matt Zito-Travel Business ProfitsArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Matt_Zito==== ====For The best Travel Deal Ever Check This Outhttp://budurl.com/besttraveldealever==== ====