Tom is a 40+ year travel industry veteran and has owned numerous brick and mortar retail travel agencies, a wholesale Hawaii tour company, started one of the first reputable host agency models, together with his wife Joanie, acquired and built NACTA and subsequently sold it to ASTA. Tom has authored several travel industry books including “How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency” among others.
Tom has been involved with the Internet since Usenet’s earliest days. He founded and subsequently sold the Internet’s #1 Cruise and Port Review portal CruiseReviews.com and PortReviews.com.
Today, Tom and his wife Joanie operate HomeBasedTravelAgent.com and FindAHostTravelAgency.com to offer solutions for all travel professionals. The wildly successful social community TravelProfessionalCommunity.com is considered to be the most professional social network available to the industry. An entrepreneur at heart, Tom believes that this is the finest moment for travel professionals willing to embrace today’s technologies and opportunities.