own travel online business within the usa?

hey everyone, i am not sure where to start! i am from the uk and would like to start my own travel consultancy online and target the usa market for vacations, my partner lives in the usa and would of course like to move there in the near future, so would like to try and set myself up for the future so we have some extra income.

i have been in the travel industry for 6 years now and have gained some great knowledge within travelling around the usa, my main question is.....

is there anything i need to do or set up in the usa so i sell legally are there websites that will help me become a affiliated travel agent.

i will be working a lot from the uk as i am not in the usa yet, i wasnt to sure if i need a permit or license to start a online blog business and sell vacations to people.

any advise is much appreciated and thank you in advance  

5 Answers

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  • Mark
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Setting aside the Pandemic, there just aren't many general travel agents anymore.  There's one franchise in my state I can think of, Travel Leaders.  The rest are corporate agents or specialize in school trips.

    Unless you have some sort of specialty offerings targeting a specific group:  For example bird watching, I don't see growth in that industry even pre-pandemic.

    Most people just use the internet.  

  • Bill
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Your timing couldn’t be worse. Read newspapers or watch the news.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I guess you have not noticed we are in a pandemic.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What exactly are you selling?   I have no clue.   I haven't used a travel agent in about 30 years.

    Yes of course there are hoops to jump through if you are a foreigner in a foreign country who wants to do business in the USA.


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