Life is Better Traveling 

"Building Successful Travel Businesses through Systems and Resources."

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.  

"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!!"

- Heather Joyce, LiBT Agent since 2017

Does this sound like you?

At Life is Better Traveling we strive for the highest level of customer service.  We are looking for people with the following qualities to meet our level of customer service.

Our travel agents have:

  • organizational skills that allow them to multi-task
  • social media presence on various channels 
  •  tech savvy with an understanding of various applications
  • sales experience, yes, this is more of a sale position than a travel position
  • personable with self-motivation, talking on the phone or attending networking events is a great way to get new clients
  • time to dedicate towards building your travel business.  Our most successful agents will put in up to 20+ hours per week
  • desire to learn from others and be willing to learn on your own
  • travel experience regardless of where you have traveled, you will have to have a passion to travel and experience new places

What you can expect from Life is Better Traveling...

Emily Nugent and Mary Yohannan on a Disney FAM

Tool Box of Resources

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.  

Learn how to market your travel business so you continue to grow year after year with our High-Content, Implementable Marketing Strategies.  Opt-in for Free Award-Winning direct mail and email programs with 50+ travel industry leading suppliers helping you reach profitable new markets

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.


Sonja Hester, LiBT Agent since 2016 and Nancy Vallely, LiBT Agent since 2021 at a travel industry conference

Competitive Commission Levels

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 85%.  Your sales performance and accomplishments are rewarded through our tangible, tiered commission levels.  Commission payouts every two weeks.  Commissions are paid after the supplier has paid to the travel agency but after trip has ended.

Nancy Vallely

Nancy Vallely, LiBT Travel Agent since 2021

Leads program and opportunities

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. 

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.  

Heather and Woodie

Heather Joyce, LiBT Agent since 2017

Delivering Exceptional Customer service

  • 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.
  • Want to be part of the Life is Better Traveling Team? 

    Things to Know when Applying:

    - 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


    awards Highlight

    Magellan Award Winning

    Four Time Magellan Award Winner

    Magellan awards represent the BEST in the travel industry.  Judged by peers in the industry, Life is Better Traveling repeatedly wins this prestigious award as our peers see the amazing work we are doing.  

    5 star rated travel agents

    A combined 238 5-Star Reviews

    Our clients have spoken with their reviews.  Our Life is Better Traveling agents are great at what they do!

    5-Star Google Reviews

    Karen Newnam
    April 14, 2024.
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    Won’t plan another vacation without Holly. So many years of missing using a travel agent, and we were lucky to find Holly. She found us a fabulous boutique hotel in the best location in London, arranged our transfers and also helped plan our adventures. She shared great advice and all the prep emails leading up to vacation made sure we were ready for anything! We will use her again.
    Cyndi Grand
    April 14, 2024.
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    Life Is Better Traveling was GREAT to work with! Mary Yohannan, our agent, could not have made planning more easy! We asked her to plan our trip to London, and she only had about 3 weeks to do it in. We had a tentative itinerary in 3 days!!! The tours we went on were wonderful and the tour guides she arranged for us were so nice and very knowledgeable. Our hotel was in the perfect location too! Having an on-line itinerary in addition to a handheld itinerary was also beneficial. Mary made everything so easy! If you are in need of a travel agent, look no further!!!
    Marianne Schafer
    April 9, 2024.
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    4/4/2024 - Our family had such an amazing cruise on the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas with the help of Andrea. She was very available, ensured that we had everything in place before departure, and genuinely excited about our itinerary. Thank you again Andrea for planning another family vacation full of memories! ———————————————————————— 1/28/2024 - Andrea Erbrecht, our travel agent for our recent Mother Daughter trip to Universal Studios, was simply spectacular. From the moment I reached out to her to plan our Christmas gift surprise, she attentively listened to our proposed itinerary for the Rock the Universe weekend and swiftly took charge of all the planning. With her firsthand knowledge of the weekend events and everything Universal (especially the Wizarding World of Harry Potter), she ensured every detail was meticulously taken care of. Upon our request for recommendations, Andrea suggested the perfect Italian restaurant, Vivo, in Universal’s City Walk, and even made reservations for us. Prior to our departure, she met with us locally, providing invaluable insights about the trip, including concert schedules and park maps, which got us even more excited. We also sought her advice on casual dining options, and she recommended a few places. As our departure date approached, Andrea thoughtfully printed all the necessary documents, including hotel and Universal express pass details, ensuring a seamless experience for us. Throughout our trip, she remained incredibly accommodating, assuring us that we could reach out to her at any time. Post-trip, Andrea eagerly awaited our feedback, demonstrating her genuine interest in our experience. Her friendship, enthusiasm, and professionalism have already led us to book our next trip with her. Andrea truly made our Mother Daughter adventure to Universal an unforgettable and magical experience.
    Tiffany Duda
    March 11, 2024.
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    So easy to work with!! Highly recommend 🙂
    Thomas Sabol
    February 29, 2024.
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    From start to finish Andrea planned and assisted our family on our recent trip to Universal Studios. We highly recommend her for your travel adventures.
    Beth Opat White
    February 18, 2024.
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    Helpful and took away the stress of planning our trip ourselves!
    Barbara M
    January 30, 2024.
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    My husband and I have exclusively used Mary Y. since we discovered her when she helped our daughter plan a cruise and trip for our granddaughter. Even though we lived across the country, we still rely on Mary's expertise and wide scope of knowledge in planning and execute a fulfilling experience. She is a pro. She has arranged private tour guides at some destinations that increased our ability to get to "know the area". If we just tell her where and what we are thinking about, she will research the options and present them to us in a clearly understandable way and let us decide. She knows are interests and travel choices and will send us a "any interest" when she sees a great deal. She is right there when we have questions...just a phone call or an email. It is the small things that she does that make the trip for us. All our documents organized in a spiral bound packet. Her follow-up and follow-through are impeccable. She has made our retirement life better through traveling and exploring the world.

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