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SECRETS of the Online Travel Business [Kindle Edition]

Matt Zito
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Book Description

SECRETS of the online travel business is for individuals looking to start a home based online travel business, current home-based travel agents looking for ways to make more money, travel agencies looking for a new travel business model and travel professionals engaged in the online travel industry.

Secrets of the online travel business centered around three core components, partnering, packaging and distribution. In the 35-page e-book, I provide insight for startups, growth strategies, and business development ideas for existing online travel businesses. The business building techniques you will read about are based on tried and tested, real online travel business experiences from my past entrepreneurial ventures.

These strategies, techniques and ideas will help you to develop packaging, partnering and distribution components for your business. Throughout the report, I include tips and insight into what I believe it really takes to build, grow and ultimately sell a travel business that has real financial value.

After having built and sold CollegeSkiTrips.com, a very successful home-based online travel company, I took a few years off to pursue other interests. When I came back to the online travel industry, I was amazed to find such limited knowledge and or accurate information online about the online travel business. I found the social media crowd and bloggers, with no background qualifications, offering commentary and insight into this trillion dollar worldwide industry. I read two new published books about “starting an online travel business” which were written by business reporters, neither of whom had any actual experience of operating a travel business.

I was astonished to find only a limited number of veteran online travel entrepreneurs participating on the online travel marketing circuit. This revelation inspired me to create a true insider's e-book with revealing insights into the selling of online travel from a home-based business.

I am writing this report from a position of having expertise and experience. My wife and I built a profitable home-based online travel company from the ground up over a period of 15 years, and successfully executed the sale of the company in 2007. The story reads like an entrepreneur's dream. Build it, Scale it, Sell it.

My travel business accomplishments and highlights include the following:
CollegeSkiTrips.com- Online Travel Agency/Tour Operator was acquired in August 2007. I am the founder and former CEO of CollegeSkiTrips.com, the leading “youth-based” online ski and snowboard travel company in North America. CollegeSkiTrips.com now owned by the largest ski tour operator in the United States, Ski.com.

The Yellow Breeches House, Lodge and B&B Inn- My wife and I sold the property in August 2009. I was co-owner of the nationally renowned fly-fishing lodge and bed and breakfast, located in Boiling Springs, PA. Sports Afield named The Yellow Breeches House one of North America’s Greatest Fishing Lodges.

Can you really make money in an online travel business working from home?

Yes, it is true. You can make money online working from home and can actually make a lot of money if you work hard, stay focused and execute. You can build a business and live the Internet lifestyle you always dreamed of by operating an online travel business.

This e-book will put to rest any misgivings you may have had about starting an online travel business. I will not sugarcoat it; in fact, much of what I have to say will probably cause an up roar in some parts of the online travel industry.

If you own an existing online travel business are engaged in the online travel industry, you will most likely learn a few marketing strategies that may change your business forever.

If your interested in starting your own travel business after you read this book visit the Travel Business Academy, http://www.travelbusinessacademy.com where we are are teaching entrepreneurs how to start a travel business.


Product Details

  • File Size: 203 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Matt Zito; 2 edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003R4ZAVA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #367,311 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars START WITH THIS BOOK! October 15, 2012
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After trying out other books, I happened to come across this book and what a find it was. It is true it is a small book and doesn't delve into minute detail, but it is free of "waffle" and "repetition" and therefore doesn't need to be so big. It is an excellent starter guide to the whole travel industry, rather than focusing on one area, such as travel agencies, like so many other books do. You can't work in the travel industry unless you understand the roles of the people you will be working, partnering, or competing with. You may even find that you will change the role you want.

I couldn't recommend this book more as the first stop on your new business adventure.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting March 27, 2011
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I wish this book had been more detailed on negotiating with suppliers. The information overall was good but just not enough detail.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A couple of decent ideas December 14, 2014
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This author speaks only in generalizations, with nothing specific or concrete. He is deliberately coy because he wants you to hire him as a consultant. He has a few fairly good ideas, but no useful details: negotiating supplier contracts, etc. A waste of time for anyone who knows the basics of the travel industry. It might be useful for a raw rookie, but the industry has too many of those already.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Online Travel Business March 13, 2014
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Didn't care for it and didn't learn anything useful. It is more for someone wanting to start an online tour company, rather than an Independent Travel Consultant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Secrets of the Online Travel Business March 5, 2014
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I am thinking about going into the Travel Business full time and wanted to get an idea of what it is about and how to approach it. I found this book helpful and easy to comprehend. I would recommend this book for a glimpse into the Travel Business.
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In this brief booklet, Matt briefly spoke about being a student at George Mason University. This affiliation to my alma mater resonated with me about a real individual that I could have met back in the 80s, who saw a need to develop his business skills in real life, and went on to a greater level of success than me.

Thinking of joining his online biz school to gain additional knowledge to launch my own niche in the tourism industry.
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