Ever think of turning that passion into a fun, fulfilling, and lucrative career – but not sure where to start? Your Roadmap to becoming a Successful Travel Advisor is Here...
As a time-honored international travel brand established more than 50 years ago, we are thrilled to present our new Travel Advisor StartUp program designed to be your step-by-step guide on how to start your own travel business.
Travel is booming!Ready for a vacation? Isn’t everyone? Post-pandemic travel is in ultra-high demand. People are allocating more funds than ever to their travel budgets to enjoy vacation experiences after two years of not being able to travel. In fact, air travel is almost back to pre-pandemic levels and many travel agencies are reporting record-level increases in bookings.
You Can Work from AnywhereDo you value the flexibility of being able to work virtually? The business of a travel advisor is a digital business, allowing you to work anywhere you can get a Wi-Fi connection – whether you are working from home, on a beach, or in a dreamy destination across the globe! Further, being a travel advisor also gives you the flexibility to work on your timeline and create your own schedule.
Earn RevenueStart by supplementing your current income. As you learn the business, you’ll have ongoing opportunities to grow your revenue and increase business at your own pace without the need to recruit others. You’ll learn skills you need to help you market your business.
Minimal StartupStart your own entrepreneurial travel business for less than $1K! Our Travel Advisor StartUp program features membership in the CCRA Travel Advisor Global Network and includes:comprehensive training, introduction to travel suppliers to begin building relationships, and mentorship from an experienced team with decadesof travel industry experience. You can even start part time and work on your own terms.
This Industry is Fun and Fulfilling!From perks and discounts to VIP events, and beyond to supplier sponsored familiarization trips that get you acquainted with destinations, cruises, hotels and resorts – as a travel advisor, you will create relationships across the globe and get to enjoy some of the world’s top destinations and travel experiences
Your education will begin with a walk-through of the basics. You will learn about cruises, types of itineraries, and specific cruise lines, and even take a virtual tour of a cruise ship!
We’ll cover the main elements of putting together travel itineraries and tours in destinations that you may not have traveled to. We’ll cover all the components of trip planning like travel insurance, airfare, and travel specialties.
Learning about the travel industry isn’t all about making a travel booking. We’ll provide you with a 101 on how to market your travel agency and give our best tips for growing your business.
The core education segments of the program include 13 modules, each designed to provide you with a strong foundation. The lessons are taught online by video and are self-paced.
It’s a quick path to getting your agency up and running quickly. Once you’ve finished the program, and completed your certification, you’ll have earned the designation of a Recognized Travel Advisor.