HomeBasedTravelAgent.com over 20 years ago as a way to offer my books to folks looking to become home based travel and cruise agents. I should tell you a little about myself before going too much further. My name is Tom Ogg and I have been full-time in the travel industry for over 40 years. I have been fortunate to have dodged the many ups-and-downs in our industry and have been entrepreneurial for the last 30 years. Back in the late 1960s I started out as a agency sales rep for Aloha Airlines (I am a surfer and that is what motivated me to join Aloha) and after 12 years, left Aloha Airlines as Sales Manager. I opened a Hawaii wholesale tour company in La Jolla, California (Windansea Vacations) selling Hawaii vacations through travel agents in the western United States. After selling the tour company in 1984, I began acquiring travel agencies and bought and sold dozens of them over a ten year period. I also consulted and brokered travel agencies and wrote the book “How to Buy or Sell a Travel Agency” in 1986.