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When is it time to leave your host agency and join a consortium?

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Many travel advisors get their start in the industry by affiliating with a host agency as an independent contractor. But what happens when they outgrow their host, or want to move in a different direction with their business? One possible avenue is becoming an agency member of a consortium. That’s exactly what Lila Fox, owner of Lila Fox Travel Co. in Denver, did. This week on Trade Secrets, we’ll delve into Fox’s journey in the travel industry and how she decided to strike out from a host and join Virtuoso directly. She offers advice to other advisors thinking about making the same move, shares her no-regrets attitude and more.

Further resources:

Lila Fox Travel Co. online 

Lila on LinkedIn 

Stephanie Lee on the Humans of Travel podcast

Lee’s site, Host Agency Reviews

Andy Ogg on Trade Secrets, talking about finding the right host agency 

On TravelAge West, a must-read guide for choosing a travel agent network

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