Why Become a Travel Agent?
Earn extra income… Enjoy perks!
Become a Certified Travel Agent Specialist Agent & Destination Specialist
The global travel and tourism sector employs more people than automotive manufacturing, mining, and financial services combined globally, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
• Travel is an 8.1 trillion dollar industry.
• Some of that money can be yours.
Attend our 4-week Travel Agent Program. Learn how to:
• Book travel and earn higher travel commissions.
• Use travel to raise funds for your church, nonprofit, charity, etc.
• Start and grow a profitable travel business.
• Use social media to market your business.
• Become eligible for major tax advantages.
4 WEEKS TRAINING PROGRAM OUTLINE:
Week 1 - Overview of Travel
In today’s class we will discuss how travel, and the role of the Travel Agent, has changed over the years. We will discuss niche travel areas and students will be encouraged to consider the niche areas they are most interested in focusing on during the 4-week course. The instructor will explain the Destination Specialist Certificate and encourage students to choose which travel locations they’d like to specialize in during the 4-week course. During today’s lesson, students will learn how to get started and function well as a professional Travel Agent.
Week 2 - Booking Travel
In today’s class, students will get hands-on experience on booking all types of travel including: flights, hotels, car rentals, vacation packages, cruises, and bus trips. Students will be shown how to turn trips into fundraisers for churches or nonprofit organizations. Students will practice booking travel on their own personalized travel booking websites that are included with this course.
Week 3 - Growing Your Travel Business through Marketing and Social Media
Branding and marketing for your travel business are extremely important. Don’t be a “Secret Agent”. People need to know that you are in the travel business and they need to know why they should book travel with you instead of the next person. Students will learn how to gain and keep customers through marketing and social media.
Week 4 - Accessing the Perks and Benefits of the Travel Industry
In today’s class students will learn about all of the different perks and benefits available to Travel Agents and Destination Specialists, and how to access them. These perks and benefits include, but are not limited to, tax benefits, free trips, familiarization (fam) trips, travel agent rates, and courtesy upgrades.
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