Book Description

About the Author KELLY MONAGHAN has established himself as a leading authority on the home-based travel agency phenomenon. Author of 'Home-Based Travel Agent,' 'The Intrepid Traveler's Complete Desk Reference,' 'A Shopper's Guide to Independent Agent Opportunities,' and the online 'Home-Based Travel Agent Resource Center', he is frequently cited as an expert in the field by publications such as 'Travel Weekly,' 'Travel Agent,' and 'Cond? Nast Traveler.' Monaghan's books on the subject have been endorsed by travel industry professional organizations such as the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN). OSSN awarded him its 1994 Recognition and Achievement Award for his pioneering work in spreading the word about the home-based travel agency opportunity. Before becoming involved in the travel business, Monaghan created sales training programs for many of America's largest companies, including AT&T, MCI, Arrow Electronics, and Brinks. He personally trained thousands of salespeople and marketing executives, and he has written extensively on the fields of sales and marketing. He puts all this know-how to work to help readers of 'Home-Based Travel Agent' and his online 'Home-Based Travel Agent Newsletter' become successful in selling travel. Monaghan's interests include the how-tos of budget travel and the exciting attractions of Orlando, Florida, as well as home-based travel agencies. His books in those other areas include 'Fly Cheap!,' 'The Other Orlando' (a guide to all the non-Disney and non-Universal attractions in the Orlando area), and 'Universal Studios Escape.' Read more