Kelly Monaghan

Kelly Monaghan is the owner and publisher of The Intrepid Traveler. In addition, he is a prolific author in his own right. His interests include the how-to of budget travel and the exciting attractions of Orlando, Florida, as well as home-based travel agencies.

Kelly has also established himself as a leading authority on the home-based travel agency phenomenon. His books on the subject have been endorsed by travel industry professional organizations like the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN). OSSN awarded Kelly its Recognition and Achievement Award for his pioneering work in spreading the word about the home-based travel agency opportunity. He is frequently cited as an expert in the field by publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Travel Weekly, and Travel Agent.

Kelly has received the Certified Travel Counselor designation from the Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA). Becoming a CTC is considered “the pinnacle of travel industry professionalism.”

Before becoming involved in the travel business, Kelly trained thousands of salespeople and marketing executives for major corporations like AT&T, MCI, Executone, Arrow Electronics, Brinks, and others. He has written extensively in the areas of sales and marketing for the Research Institute of America, the National Institute of Business Management, and the Resource Strategies Institute.

Kelly’s books published by The Intrepid Traveler include After Disney: The Other Orlando, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica, Universal Orlando, and the Home-Based Travel Agent course.

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