Key Points

  • A contract is an agreement between you and your agency.

  • A contract should represent the expectations and obligations of all parties.

  • You want a “meeting” of minds, otherwise no go!

  • Read your travel contract carefully.

  • Clarify or change any problematic clauses.

  • Watch out for and understand the implications of non-compete clauses.

  • Avoid signing contracts with at-will language.

  • Don’t sign unless you are reasonably happy with the details.

  • Plan to uphold your side of the agreement, just as you expect your agency to do.

  • It is far better to prevent problems before a contract starts.

  • Use the Association legal resources if a problem does occur.

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