|Dugan's Travels founder Jennifer Dugan receiving Disney certification from the Mouse himself|
When it first launched, Dugan's Travels was nothing more than the dream of a tired, frustrated mother/travel agent who had had enough of spending her entire paycheck to let her son be raised by strangers. Over the past 10 years, Dugan's has grown from a small, one-woman show to a national enterprise that's making working from home a reality for over 700 home based agents.
"Starting a home business is the wave of the future," says Dugan's Travels founder Jennifer Dugan. "People want to be their own bosses and have a flexible schedule. Mothers and fathers want to raise their own children instead of missing out on their children growing up."
Dugan adds, "Many people also travel already, so why not make something off the trip?"
Dugan's Travels specializes in making travel arrangements for avid sightseers, corporate go-getters and vacationing families all over the world. Using Dugan's extensive training materials and strong support infrastructure, home-based agents from Maine to California are making travel their part-time job or full-time career and loving every minute of it.
"What [makes] Dugan's Travels different from others is that. . . you're never alone," says Dugan. "There are many agencies willing to take on independent agents but are not prepared to handle [their] needs. . .[others] take your $495 they charge for you to become an agent with them and leave you high and dry."
Dugan's welcomes new agents, providing them with training, F&O insurance, website and continuing education resources for only $130. Agents also receive free training from suppliers, an IATAN card and a CLIA card once they're qualified, and 75% commissions from their very first sale.
"Dugan's Travels is different than your typical 'travel agency in a box' scheme," Dugan says. "We make money only by you making money, so we want you to succeed. Regardless of the reason you want to do this business, we can help."
For more information on launching a home-based travel business with Dugan's Travels, visit www.travelathome.com. Dugan’s Travels is a member of ARC, IATAN, CLIA, Vacation.com, OSSN and NACTA.