If you are thinking of becoming a travel agent or looking for a new team to build your current travel business, you are in the right place.

The search for the right travel agency can be tiring and frustrating.  I'm Mary Yohannan, the owner and founder of Life is Better Traveling travel agency, and I know how you feel.  

When I first started my travel business, I went with a host travel agency that included thousands of travel agents.  I felt lost in the numbers and had to wait days to get answers.  I noticed that most of the travel agents were working full-time and barely making part-time pay.  
I felt discouraged, and scared, but I also knew that it wasn't the place for me.  After a tedious 18 month search for an authentic place to grow, and coming up with nothing, I founded Life is Better Traveling.

Life is Better Traveling is a home more than a host for travel agents to grow their businesses.  We work as a team, and put together resources that you can implement into your travel business on day 1.  We value our agents through rewards programs and give them amazing opportunities to build a business and earn an income they desire. 

Today our team is comprised of travel agents across the United States.  They are supported with training, education, and motivation.   Together we have achieved big goals, grown our businesses, and have been recognized with multiple industry awards.  

If you are looking for a travel agency that is 100% supportive and will help you grow, then Life is Better Traveling is the right fit for you.  Don't settle for less.  

Mary in Mykonos

Meet Heather Joyce

Specializing in Disney Destinations and part of the Life is Better Traveling Team since 2017

"Being a part of the LIBT team is amazing!!!  We are all becoming such great friends and co-workers. 

I love being a part of the LIBT team!!"

At Life is Better Traveling you will receive an amazing toolbox of success tools including:

  • Build your travel business with the commissions you earn!  Our travel agents are able to accelerate  their travel businesses with our high commission splits, going up to 100%.
  • Your sales performance and accomplishments are rewarded through our tangible, tiered commission levels. 
  • Mastermind Sessions every two weeks, where as a team we discuss marketing, promoting, rules and regulations, new travel trends, contracts, service fees, increasing sales, and so much more!  These sessions allow for a creative workspace for the whole team while getting to know the team.
  • Generate new, viable leads with a smart designed Leads program allowing you to showcase your skills and versatility as a travel professional while pinpointing your target market. 
  • Opt-in for Free Award-Winning direct mail and email programs with 50+ travel industry leading suppliers helping you reach profitable new markets
  • Learn how to market your travel business so you continue to grow year after year with our High-Content, Implementable Marketing Strategies.

  • For those clients who demand excellence, give them exclusive cruise amenities that are available on thousands of departure dates all around the world. 
  • Use a hotel system that gives you instant access to over 30,000 hotels and villas all over the world allowing you to enhance your commissions and provide amenities to your clients that even OTA’s cannot.
  • There is simply no comparison to the client relationship management (CRM) system our agency uses.  Record all PNR information, keep track of client's spending and yearly bookings, commissions owed and paid, build beautiful quotes that turn easily into invoices, track payments, set-up workflows for emails and tasks, and enjoy email marketing all in one easy, simple to use system. 
  • You can have total control of owning your own travel agency with your own independent contractors with our “Ready to go own your own brand” training and selection of a 100% commission tier.
  • FAM trips and conferences, oh my!  We encourage our team to take as many FAM trips as they can, and to try to attend both travel industry conferences and non-travel industry conferences.  We also do quarterly team building exercises giving our agents the ability to win park tickets, higher commission tiers on bookings, reimbursement for FAM trips and conferences, and gift cards.  
  • Commission payouts every two weeks.  Commissions are paid after the supplier has paid to the travel agency but after trip has ended.
  • You will have access to powerful training strategies for taking charge of how to market your travel business, avoiding price matching, dealing with difficult clients, selling with confidence, and so many beneficial, integral training's to make you a success.
Start-up level

For those who are just starting and think you may want to be part-time, this level may work well for you.

60% Commission Level
Sub-Agents not permitted

Start-Up Fee for the first year
then an additional fee each year

Experienced Level

Select this option if you are just starting but want to be more full-time, or you are seasoned travel agent who is looking for more from a host agency.  

70% Commission Level
No Sub-Agents allowed

Start-Up Fee for the first year
then a small fee each additional year

Commission tiers

At Life is Better Traveling you have the opportunity to increase your commission tier.  You can earn up to 90% of your commission based on your net commission levels.  

If you are looking to make more money and be part of a team, then Life is Better Traveling is here to help!

YOUR NEXT STEP: Fill out the form below to join our team.

Things to Know:

- This is an independent contractor position

- We are currently accepting travel agent applications in the United States with the exception of Hawaii and California

- Must be a US resident to apply


About Mary Yohannan, owner of Life is Better Traveling

Mary started in the travel industry in 2010.  When she picked her host agency she was one of 4000 agents.  She quickly learned that if she wanted to succeed, she had to teach herself how to market, where her ideal clients were, and that she had to charge service fees.  

After three years with her host agency, Mary decided to go out on her own.  She wanted to build a boutique travel agency that provided comprehensive trainings on marketing, sales, and customer service.   

Mary has built a multi-million dollar travel agency with multiple industry awards and top sales with various suppliers.  She is dedicated to her team and love to see when they succeed.  

What our team is saying...

Rebecca Tucker

Hilton Head and Disney Specialist

I joined the team at Life is Better Traveling 2.5 years ago. I was looking for a way to get started in the travel business while I am at home with my babies, and Mary, our agency owner, knew exactly where I was coming from. She is a working mom, too, and understands the craziness! While I feel I am often torn in so many directions, Mary is nothing but encouraging and helpful. She is available via call, email, or text and responds quickly. She readily answers all questions, big and small.

Emily Nugent

Disney and Universal Specialist

The amount of support Mary and the team give is out of this world! Not only are there regular zoom calls with the team but I also feel totally comfortable texting anyone with questions! Mary has a whole portal set up for new agents to train and she records every mastermind session!

Melissa Snyder

Disney and Universal Specialist

Mary's wholehearted dedication to the success and growth of her ICs shines through in everything that she does. I think that her leadership, time and the expertise that she pours into this company, make Life is Better Traveling the true *whole* package. It is a great agency for a wide range of ICs spanning from beginners in the industry, to seasoned experts looking for a fantastic home base.

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