Host Agency vs. Travel Franchise

| May 16, 2019

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Starting an independent business can be extremely exhilarating. But for first-time entrepreneurs, the thrill can often be overcome with uncertainty.With so many travel network options available to you, each with their own offerings and business models, it’s difficult to see the differences between them.You’re probably asking yourself, "So which of these networks is right for me?" If this sounds right up your alley, keep reading. We can help you figure out what to look for.Let’s talk about one of the most important factors you should be considering when combing through the options available to you: COST.

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Best Western Hotels have been around in GB for a good few years now and we’d like to think we’re looking good for our age. For over 30 years we have been pooling our talents (and more importantly, our commitment to quality) to deliver a personal level of service meaning that our business customers get the best of both worlds – the warm local smile and the big quality as standard.

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