Are you wondering if you have what it takes to be a Travel Agent? I want to break down just how all-encompassing the travel industry is and how easy it can be to sell travel as a travel agent.
The first and most important aspect of becoming a successful travel agent is finding the right agency to join. The foundation of your business is the travel agency you join. Let me breakdown some KEY aspects to review when picking your agency:
What is the agency culture? There are some things you can NOT teach or change in an agency, and I believe one of those things is culture. Here at Gateway Travel, we take extra steps to ensure the agents we are bringing on board will add value to our team and uphold our level of professionalism and excellence. Our staff personally speaks with each of the agents we bring into the agency. We invest in our agents and ensure we cultivate a culture to grow their business.
Does the agency offer training opportunities? Here is the bottom line, if your agency isn't investing in your growing, training, and travel knowledge, they aren't helping you. If we stop learning - we stop growing - and can never reach our full potential. So what are things your agency should offer training on? Here at Gateway Travel, we offer meet-up opportunities to delve deep into marketing, travel trends, and community growth. We also have destination trips where our agents can immerse themselves in the trips they are selling to their clients. Learning for a travel agent should be constant as this field is ever-changing with new trends, products, and experiences coming on the market.
Lastly, how is the communication at your agency? When dealing with travel, commissions, customer services, and suppliers (like Disney & Universal), you need an agency you can reach. Communication and response time are huge to us at Gateway Travel. We want to serve you with excellence so you, in turn, can offer your clients incredible service. Ensure your agency is ready to serve you and not the other way around.
Okay, let's get back to how easy selling travel is! After picking your agency, the next thing you want to do is decide what destination you want to focus on. It is best to associate your travel business with a particular niche or destination. A great place to start is with the type of travel you enjoy and are already knowledgeable with. For some agents, this may look like an expert in exploring the world's largest theme parks and giving their clients tips and tricks to make the most of their vacation. For other agents, it is the all-inclusive brands and opening their clients' horizons to all the luxurious vacations they can enjoy. For some, it is a focus on travel with family or travel with special needs or diet restrictions. The possibilities are endless but think about what you bring to the table and what makes you unique.
Once you've partnered with a great agency and decided what travel destination to focus on, start sharing the news. We don't believe selling travel is just about selling travel; it all begins with sharing YOUR love of travel with those around you! With Gateway Travel, you are never alone - we will be here to help you every step of the way!
Serving our agents is our NUMBER ONE priority - We don't sell travel but strictly focus on providing the best service possible to each and every one of our agents.
Remember, Gateway Travel has NO HIDDEN FEES and NO START UP COST.
We are here to help serve you any way we can! Our goal is to help you be unique and truly BE YOU! You can always fill out a Contact form so we can assist with any questions you may have or if you are ready to sign up as a Travel Agent today get started now.
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