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Habitats by Kat

Travel Entrepreneur Community

Habitats by Kat (HBK) is a travel entrepreneur community providing the necessary platforms for those interested to build their own travel business and brand. We are proud to be the first travel community, or better yet “HABITAT”, that focuses on the next generation of travel consultants and we require no experience to start. We help travel enthusiasts, bloggers, influencers, digital nomads, entrepreneurs (just to name a few) monetize their social media presence and existing network through travel bookings. HBK’s role is to remain behind the scenes while supporting consultants to become their own Travel CEO. We believe each entrepreneur should be empowered to develop their own brand voice and we are the secret toolbox. We know starting a business is not only time consuming but expensive. Our mission is to make the impossible, possible, for those who crave entrepreneurship in the travel industry.

Learn more about our founders Katherine (Kat) Friedman and Samantha (Sam) Heyer who are not only twin sisters, but true partners in crime (AKA business).

Our Services

If you are looking for a flexible career path that you control then HBK is the perfect launching pad. We on-board 1099 Independent Contractors and provide them the infrastructure to start an online travel business, big or small and at an affordable price. Many of our consultants simply monetize their love of travel while others join to grow a full time business. No matter what your intention is, we are here to support your goals.

Competitive Commission Splits
Competitive Commission Splits

Commission splits start at 50% back to our consultants. HBK strives to help our consultants achieve financial freedom and we do everything possible to provide the most competitive splits in the industry. Commissions range from 7% to 20% of the total trip booked (before tax) which varies based on supplier booked. Lastly, we allow our consultants to book personal trips through our platform and earn commissions back.

Be Your Own Boss
Be Your Own Boss

At HBK we call our consultants “Travel CEO’s” to drive home the``be your own boss” mindset. Our community can work from anywhere in the world and whenever they choose. It’s up to you with how big or small you want your online travel business to be. All HBK cares about is supporting our Travel CEO’s in achieving whatever success means to them when joining our community

Supplier Relationships
Supplier Relationships

Suppliers simply means the hotel, resort, vacation property, tours, activities and internal booking engines that HBK has developed relationships with. As an example, check out the Haven Collection featured on our website. Through these booking options, our consultants have global access to book anything they can think of. Outside of these traditional stays and travel needs, HBK focuses on unique suppliers that offer different travel experiences that our consultants can represent. Make sure to review Remote Year, an example of what we consider a unique supplier.

Community & Business Coaching
Community & Business Coaching

Building a sense of community for our Travel CEO’s is extremely important. HBK is always looking to build connections and an approachable environment for our community to grow personally and professionally. We host virtual monthly happy hours, supplier training and quarterly educational seminars. Lastly, our founders offer one-on-one business coaching for those who need to discuss the specifics of their business.

Digital Products
Digital Products

HBK is the first travel agency to offer Content Creator Packages that truly support the creator and online business owner through two customized hotel booking engine options. We focus on the future of travel sales, and there are many online businesses who need a solution to earn higher commissions instead of using affiliate links that don’t promote their brand. Both hotel booking engine options are white labeled to the creators brand name while offering 100% commissions back which range from 8-10% on all reservations booked before tax.

Group Meeting & Event Sourcing
Group Meeting & Event Sourcing

For those who enjoy third party meeting planning, hotel sourcing and have contacts in the corporate or association world our Group Hotel Sourcing Division is a great option. Our 1099 Independent Contractors within this division enjoy account management, contract negotiations and being the liaison between their accounts/clients and hotels worldwide. This is another way our Travel CEO’s can grow their revenue and as always, we offer extremely competitive commission splits so you can reinvest in your business.

Habitats by Kat

Core Values

Empower
Empower

We motivate and inspire everyone who joins HBK to take control of their career to live a fulfilled lifestyle. So yes, we want you to set your own rules and dictate your own destiny.

Curious
Be Curious

As your secret toolbox we are always here to help you grow. We set out to discover new ways of doing business and promote “outside the box” thinking.

Bravery
Bravery

We love risk takers. Yes, it’s scary but we are here every step of the way so you can earn that reward you have been chasing.

Habitat
Habitat

At HBK, everyone who joins is our biggest asset. We curate thoughtful leadership with collaboration and social engagement at the forefront.

Fun
Fun

A must for all, but especially entrepreneurs. The thrill and excitement of being your own boss is what keeps us moving forward.

Balance
Balance

We are authentic to who we are, personally and professionally, and make no apologies for it. If you do what motivates you then you’ll never “work” a day in your life.

Are you ready to build a new Habitat?

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