How to transform your travel passion into a lucrative, fulfilling business

Back in the 19th century, the renowned author, Robert Louis Stevenson said, “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Two centuries later, nothing much has changed, at least in terms of the innate human desire to travel. Travel is a basic human desire. Simply put we’re a migratory species. The benefits of travel are extensive, and go far beyond just a break from our daily routine. And even if you haven’t really analysed these far-reaching benefits, which include increased creativity and being more open-minded, there’s a good chance you love to travel, like the vast majority of us. Did you ever think about taking this one step further? Imagine being able to transform your travel passion into a lucrative, fulfilling business. A business that would allow you to travel more, and help others to do the same. how to become successful travel agent program maldives What are the signs that a career in travel may be for you? If you are wondering if a career as a travel agent is for you, then the tell-tale signs of if it would suit you are easy to spot. If you already love planning great trips, then it could be a great career or part-time opportunity for you. Whatever stage of your life and career you’re at, this innate passion can be turned into a lucrative business. Retired people also make wonderful travel agents. how to become successful travel agent program maldives wedding What could you expect to earn? What you could expect to earn will of course depend on how much time and energy you put into your travel business. In the United Kingdom, the average annual earnings of a travel agent are £26,867 according to Reed, which had increased by £632 from 2016. The London average annual income is £32,170. In America the earnings vary between $39,000 to $48,000, depending on location. How can you make this important lifestyle change? It may be that the idea had already been on your mind, before you started reading this article today. If that was the case, you may have already done some research online, only to discover that the cost of a good course was prohibitive. The good news is that someone who was once in the position you are today, has after many years of hard work and travel industry experience, set up a very affordable travel business school called TASSLE (the Travel Agent School Supporting Learning and Education). Even if you are entirely new to the industry, this school will walk you through absolutely everything you need to know and have you booking from early on. how to become successful travel agent program safari What is included in TASSLE’s “How to become a successful travel agent program“? The school’s program is called: “How to become a successful travel agent program”. This extremely well-thought out and supportive program takes you through everything you need to succeed as a travel agent, even if you are a beginner. The 11-modules that make up the training are laser-focused and content rich. They will ensure you are absolutely fluent in the following areas: – Getting to know the travel industry – Where to find clients – How to keep clients coming back for more and how to get referrals – Marketing and advertising The program is very supportive, and it includes mentoring and continuing education. It costs $497, which at today’s exchange rate is around £386. how to become successful travel agent program lake powell Who is the creator of the program? The “How to become a successful travel agent program” was created by Mary Yohannan. She now has a flourishing travel business, but that wasn’t always the case for Mary. Even though she had expertise, knowledge and an authentic passion, she found herself struggling to find clients. In fact at one stage she wasn’t earning enough income to support her family, which was starting to make her wonder if the career was right for her after all. Mary Yohannan Determined to make a success out of her authentic passion, Mary decided that she wanted to make this a flourishing career, own her own agency, and bring independent contractors onto her travel agency. In just a few short months, Mary did just all of that and more! She implemented a few steps into her daily routine, started systems, and began mentoring her independent contractors with what she was doing. With the steps working in her business and her independent contractors businesses, she decided to make an all-inclusive program that shows you exactly how to get clients, how to keep clients, and what you need to know about the travel industry. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by TASSLE (Travel Agent School Supporting Learning and Education)

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. The idea of becoming involved in the travel industry is very tempting. Travel is my passion and I have a vast font of knowledge. Recently on a train I found myself interrupting a conversation to tell one lady that Virgin don’t fly to Mauritius. I just need someone to help me channel all my knowledge.

    I must have visited over 50 countries and from experience I know when it’s the rainy season and when it’s far too hot to emerge from the pool. This course would help me make use of this knowledge whilst earning a living and still travelling.

    1. A passion and a good level of knowledge that enables you to assist consumers is half the battle, I think. Thereafter, it really comes down to personality and marketing. And having a good programme to work with, of course. :-)

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