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Host travel agency reaches 100 agent milestone

Your Travel & Cruise (YT&C), operator of Cruise Holidays and Your Travel Centre, have reached the milestone figure of 100 home-based agents operating under their respective brands.


This comes after launching their business model in 2013, initially as the first cruise specialist available to home-based agents in Australia.



YT&C’s ‘Host Agency’ model allows their agents to utilise their own individual trading name, branding, logo and website address while still receiving the support of the YT&C head office and systems.


Les Farrar, Managing Director, says their unique host agency model and ongoing investment in technology is crucial to the growth of the business.


“We offer a distinct option to home-based consultants, as we really do encourage our agents to build their own travel businesses while we unobtrusively support them behind the scenes.


“This means they have a tangible asset of their own and can more readily promote their own unique selling points or specialties.


“This is supported by their own editable website with a live cruise and airfare booking engine. Our agents customers can search and book cruises and airfares in real time and hold or make a payment with a credit card, and every booking is automatically directed back to the agent.


“We believe this is the best website solution in this segment of the industry.


“Reflective of our growth in agent numbers we have experienced double digit sales growth every year since launch, and when comparing the penetration rate in Australia to similar markets such as the USA and UK we are confident the home-based agency sector will continue to grow through
2019 and beyond.


“The range of options and services available to prospective agents just keeps getting better and this will also help in attracting new agents to make the move to running their own businesses.”


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