Travel Weekly's Home-based Agent E-letter: Feb. 7, 2005

THE 2005 OUTSIDE SALES SUPPORT NETWORK International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, April 4 to 14 is almost sold out, organizers said. According to Melody Fee, OSSN's vice president, agents who wish to attend but have not yet signed up should contact the network at (800) 771-7327. The 10-day program will highlight the biodiversity of the destination, its people and its flora and fauna.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: The trip begins with a two-night stay in the Winelands of South Africa, then visits Cape Town and Durban. The final two days of the conference take place at Mabula Game Reserve, north of Johannesburg. Space is limited. Discounted air is available through OSSN on South Africa Airways.

ACCESS AMERICA, the travel insurance provider, became a preferred supplier for the Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel (NEST), an industry marketing group for home-based travel agents. Learn more on line at www.jointhenest.com.

HOST AGENCY SPOTLIGHT

A Small World Travel, LLC

321 N. 121 St.

Suite 201

Wauwatosa, WI. 53226

Phone: 414-443-0388

Web Site:www.asmallworldtravel.com

Years in Business: 10

Annual sales: $2 million

Number of independent contractors: 12

Cost to join: $75

Industry affiliations: ARC, Iatan, Vacation.com, ASTA

Monthly fees and commission split: Varies based on experience

DATEBOOK: EuroBound/Tahiti Bound and Switzerland Tourism representatives will make presentations at the Feb. 16 meeting of OSSN's Orange County (Calif.) Chapter. The event is at 6:15 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Santa Ana. RSVP by e-mail to [email protected].

FAM OF THE WEEK

Hungary

Dates valid: Through March 31 for three-night stays.

Sponsor: Tradesco Tours, Los Angeles.

Cost: From $89 to $179 per person, double, per night, depending on choice of hotel.

Includes accommodations, breakfast daily, entrance to the Casino Las Vegas and a three-day Budapest Card.

Trip: Visits Budapest.

Noteworthy: The Budapest Card covers public transportation and discounts on museums, shopping and restaurants.

Contact: (800) 448-4321; e-mail: [email protected].

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