LEGIT 4 Things You Must Know About Being a Work-From-Home Travel Agent

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Explore the world in the comforts of your own home. Yes, that’s possible, and for most work-from-home travel agents, they couldn’t ask for anything more than earning money from traveling and being able to do that by just staying at home.

The travel industry offers a lot of working-from-home opportunities. However, if you want big bucks quickly, the fastest way to do it is to own a travel business. It could be costly to start your own travel business, but the rewards far outweigh the cost of starting it up.

Before you turn this idea down, there are four things you need to know about running your travel agency. Read on, so you will know what options are available to you and what you need to work on.

1. Business at Your Convenience.

Working from home brings you a lot of benefits, the most obvious and immediately felt is being able to have a lot of time now to attend to your family’s needs.

To get you started, check out Cruise Planners and learn about how its technology could facilitate things for you. Cruise Planners has you covered, from training, marketing, and business development support. More importantly, it has the latest technology that you and your clients can use, giving you the freedom and flexibility to run your travel agency and not miss out on important family events.

2. Travelling Is Work.

As they say, experience is the best teacher. As a travel agent, you will need to travel yourself so you can give your clients the best tips when they want to visit a particular destination. The good thing about this is that you don’t need to burn a hole in your pocket to be able to travel and even bring along your family. As a travel agent, you get a lot of discounts and incentive programs so the whole experience is not as costly as you’d think.

3. Women Belong.

Michelle Fee started Cruise Planners and back then, the concept of working from home was relatively new. Now, 25 years later, she is still at the top of Cruise Planners as Chief Executive Officer and Vicky Garcia as its Chief Operations Officer. Cruise Planner’s success is proof that while still considered a minority, companies owned by women can make it to the top of the industry.

Cruise Planner, however, isn’t just about opening opportunities for work-from-home moms. They also look after its franchisees’ well-being, ensuring that you maintain the right mindset in and out of work.

4. Not Enough Travel Experience? Don’t Worry.

You don’t need to have traveled the world to get a Cruise Planners franchise. The two most important things that you should possess to be successful in this industry are having the passion to travel and willingness to learn. Cruise Planners provides you with the necessary skills, equipment, and training to make a name for yourself in the travel industry, regardless of your background.


Are you already running your own travel agency at home? How did you go about it? Share your experience and leave some tips in the Comments section below.
 

June

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Hmm. Interesting post you got going here. I especially like item 3 in this list of things you must know about being a work from home travel agent. I am all over any opportunity for work-at-home moms to excel in a field they are passionate about - without sacrificing the things that make her a good homemaker and mom (and of course, wife). Theme parks hold a special place in my family’s lives as we love traveling as a family and making the kind of vacation memories that last.

I wrote an extensive blog post about being a work-from-home agent for Disney theme parks because it gives me a chance to promote something I have loved since I was a kid (and consequently passed on to my kids). Having a job that is related to travel and theme parks makes me all nostalgic - but of course being a home-based career woman puts some limits to constantly traveling to these locales.

It isn’t all glamour and interacting with Disney characters (I wish!) but it’s fulfilling work enough in its own way. And you’re right about travel experience not being a requirement, though, for specific theme parks like Disney’s, you should have at least visited them a few times in the past and have a working knowledge of some of the most popular rides and features of certain locations. At any rate, glad to have stumbled upon this topic! It got me all nostalgic for my childhood :)
 

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A job where I get to be a team rockstar? I dig this, I dig this a lot! Thanks for bringing this to the Earn That Buck community, Slave of Oreo! I have to admit, I’ve gotten a bit stale when it comes to my earning methods and side hustles. If I’m not earning from rewards sites like zoombucks, I’m doing all sorts of odd jobs from sites like peopleperhour. So it’s great to have an alternate way to earn some cash. I’ll definitely be looking into working as an online travel agent as one of my main hustles. Back when I was part of the corporate world, I gained some experience in customer service. I think the experience and skills I picked up there will help me do well in this job.

Looking over the tips you shared, I think some skills and traits picked up from other jobs are applicable here. For example, being determined and a people-pleaser would definitely be helpful when pursuing a career as an online travel agent. I also think a person would need some good attention to detail. That’s one aspect that I think will be super helpful if a person wants to give this type of gig a shot.
 

BonnMac

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A job where I get to be a team rockstar? I dig this, I dig this a lot! Thanks for bringing this to the Earn That Buck community, Slave of Oreo! I have to admit, I’ve gotten a bit stale when it comes to my earning methods and side hustles. If I’m not earning from rewards sites like zoombucks, I’m doing all sorts of odd jobs from sites like peopleperhour. So it’s great to have an alternate way to earn some cash. I’ll definitely be looking into working as an online travel agent as one of my main hustles. Back when I was part of the corporate world, I gained some experience in customer service. I think the experience and skills I picked up there will help me do well in this job.

Looking over the tips you shared, I think some skills and traits picked up from other jobs are applicable here. For example, being determined and a people-pleaser would definitely be helpful when pursuing a career as an online travel agent. I also think a person would need some good attention to detail. That’s one aspect that I think will be super helpful if a person wants to give this type of gig a shot.
Is ppl per hr a good way to make extra cash? Would u recommend it and why?
 

Amos

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Being a work from home travel agent is an enjoyable job. It's a job I love to do in my spare time but it does get pretty demanding so this definitely requires a sizable portion of time and effort to earn from. That’s just how it goes – just because this is work from home, you still need to put in a lot of time and effort. Oh, and before I forget – professionalism also is extremely important in making this worthwhile for both you and your client.

Think about it this way – see, clients will depend on your own ability to book and plan trips for them. So professionalism is a must. This isn’t the type of job where, if you screw up badly, nothing bad happens. As a work from home travel agent, making mistakes can have potentially costly and even catastrophic repercussions. You don’t want your clients to miss their return flights and get stranded in a foreign country just because you missed a few details.

That said, working from home does provide some big advantages. Aside from the obvious flexibility as far as schedule goes, being at home while you work lets you focus better on the tasks at hand. And you gotta have focus when working as a work from home travel agent!
 
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