Books on How to Start a Travel Business

Do you love to travel? If you like to meet various people, or passionate about your area, you may want to consider starting a travel business. Whether you want to set up a travel agency or start a tour guide business, here are books to help you start a travel business:

Start Your Own Travel Business: Cruises, Adventure Travel, Tours, Senior Travel (StartUp Series)

Pack Your Bags…Full of Profits!

At over a billion dollars, the travel industry is evolving, creating new trends and new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. Our experts take you step by step as you embark on your most exciting adventure–starting a business. Discover success as an independent travel or specialty tour professional offering unique opportunities–in both geography and market niche–that even online discount travel sites can’t compete with.

Design and Launch an Online Travel Business in a Week (ClickStart Series)

Love travel? Do you enjoy discovering new adventures, finding the best deals, and making plans? Would you like to work with people around the world from the comfort of home? In the trillion-dollar, worldwide travel and tourism industry, it’s easier than ever to tap into your enthusiasm for travel and turn it into your next paycheck. In just one week, discover how to establish your business, create an attractive and functional website, master online marketing tools, partner with qualified providers, and more!

Tourism: The Business of Travel (4th Edition)

Written in a conversational style, this book views the industry from a business perspective—examining the management, marketing and finance issues most important to industry members. Chapters reveal an integrated model of tourism and address consumer behavior, service quality and personal selling.

Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism

Tourism, fast becoming the largest global business, employs one out of twelve persons and produces $6.5 trillion of the world’s economy. In a groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage.



Start & Run a Tour Guiding Business

Whether you want to travel year-round or for two weeks every summer, whether your ideal is tropical climates or icy mountaintops, luxury hotels or backpacks and hiking boots, tour guiding is one route to traveling where and when you like. This career demands creativity, planning, and sometimes endless patience, but you set your own timetable and pursue your own itinerary.


How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency Workbook

This is a companion workbook for “How To Start a Home Based Travel Agency” that will provide everything necessary for the reader to start their business. It will result in a formidable business plan and operating budget and eliminate unnecessary steps and expenditures. If the reader has committed to start their travel business, this workbook is invaluable.


Travel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional

Travel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional, 4th ed., is designed to address the challenges of today’s travel professional. The fourth edition enables students to approach today’s challenges with confidence by building critical thinking skills and developing the hands-on skills necessary to secure employment as a travel professional. These essential skills are reinforced by study exercises, vignettes, and case studies.


Hospitality and Travel Marketing (Travel and Tourism)

Hospitality and Travel Marketing has been a leader among hospitality and tourism management books since 1989. The use of a systematic approach to hospitality and travel marketing makes this a unique resource. Written in a user-friendly style, learners will benefit from the ease of communication, practical nature, and excellent use of relevant and up-to-date cases. Global orientation, and whole-industry coverage of hospitality and tourism set this book apart.