Insight Agent Issues Insight Finding the right host topic of upcoming webinar By Laura Del Rosso / February 14, 2016 Share 1 -- One of the most challenging issues for independent, home-based travel agents – finding the right host agency – is the topic of an upcoming webinar by Joanie Ogg, one of the industry's best-known experts on operating home-based travel agencies.The seminar is being hosted by The Travel Institute and scheduled at 1 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 24.Ogg will cover the steps agents can take to find and choose a host agency that is the right fit for their particular business model; the importance of a host to a business plan; avoiding making bad host decisions; which questions to ask before choosing a host; and identifying the resources to research hosts. Ogg will also discuss some of the critical steps in starting a home-based agency.In my next Insight, I plan to discuss the advice she gives to agents. The webinar is free for institute members and $19.99 for nonmembers. CTAs, CTCs, and CTIEs earn two continuing education units for attending. Space is limited to the first 100 attendees.Ogg has been in the industry for 40 years and was a co-founder of the National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents (NACTA), now part of ASTA. With her husband, Tom Ogg, she owns and operates TravelProfessionalCommunity.com and the Ogg Marketing Group. Her company also offers the services of HomeBasedTravelAgent.com, which provides information on starting a home-based agency and FindAHostTravelAgency.com, which provides reviews and profiles of host agencies.