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Benefits Of Becoming A Travel Agent

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Now more than ever, many people are looking to start a new career without the constraints of a traditional job environment. These days the idea of working for one company for 25-30 years chained behind a desk, then collecting a measly pension and retiring in comfort are long gone. That is just the reality for those working within the new worldwide information economy.

As a result, many corporate types are leaving behind the traditional workforce, giving their current employers the pink slip and are pursuing their own personal entrepreneurial endeavors on their own terms. After all, if you are going to put in a hard days’ work, then wouldn’t you prefer to work hard for yourself and your own future instead of building some else’s dream? Many are doing just that.  Statistics show that this is not just a passing fad, but this is a trend that is here to stay. But what vehicle or business system makes sense for you?

We have put together three reasons why owning your own travel agency makes sense to those who enter into this profession. You may come to the same conclusion as have many others, and wonder why you did not start your new career sooner.

First of all, the world is your customer. You need customers to thrive in any business. When you start your own travel agency, finding customers is a breeze because the entire world is your customer base. This is not a business that is constrained by the clock, the season or any particular hour of the day. Your clients can book travel 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. You can book family getaways, romantic vacations, celebratory cruises and all kinds of trips and get paid handsomely for doing so.

Secondly, you can train and work from the comfort of your own home and save on expenses.  With all the advances in technology, you can train at home and run your new business via new technologies such as online video and webinars. Thus you save on commutes to the office, wardrobe, wear and tear on your car, eating out and so many other expenses related to working outside of the home.

A third reason to consider becoming a travel agent is that you get discounts on your personal travel. That’s right – you can make money in a business you love and travel cheaper as well! You receive discounts on hotels, car rentals, vacation packages, cruises and a host of other travel-related expenses. Let’s face it, if you could travel to Cancun, Mexico to an all-inclusive resort for just over $350 per person, including air fare, or sail for seven days on Celebrity Cruise for $280, why wouldn’t you?

Something to keep in mind when researching a travel company to partner with is that commissions for booking travel and training vary widely from company to company. Make sure you review the commission structure of every company you’re considering very carefully before making a decision on your new career.
Becoming a travel agent may be a smart move for those looking to get our of the rat race and start a new career. Could this be the right career move for you?

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