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WOULD YOU MAKE A SUCCESSFUL AGENT?
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TOP 3 FAQs

Why Become a Travel Agent?

If you’re an entrepreneur, love travel, working with people or are looking for a business to start after retirement, becoming a travel agent is an attractive and enjoyable opportunity.

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What Does It Take To Succeed As a Travel Agent?

It takes a passion for planning, great customer service, dedication, accessibility and an understanding of the industry that comes from proper training.

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How Much Can I Expect To Earn?

This depends on whether you’re a solo operation or employ a host agency. With a host agency, you can expect higher commissions as independent agents are pooled for strength in numbers. An average cruise commission for a fully independent agent is about 10%, while agents using a host agency may receive upwards of 16%.

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SUCCESS STORIES

SGould
STEVEN GOULD

“Everyone finds a reason to go on vacation making it a very sustainable industry…”

Blackwells
JANET & JEFF BLACKWELL

“I decided to go out on my own as I wanted to have the opportunity to expand and develop my own brand.”

WHO MAKES AN IDEAL TRAVEL AGENT?

ENTREPRENEURS

Starting your own brand and building a business can be tough. Get the resources you need to succeed and push yourself!

SECOND CAREER

You’ve nailed it in corporate America already, and are ready for your next career. Take your organizational skills, attention to detail and passion for helping others and rock a new business as a travel agent!

PART-TIMERS

Work on your time and at your pace. You can make as much as you want.

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TOP 5 FAQs

What Is A Host Agency?

In addition to providing administrative services, a host agency ensures travel agents get the best pricing by pooling independent travel agents together under one umbrella.

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Why Should I Use A Host Agency?

There are a number of excellent reasons, including access to lower rates and higher commission. With Travel Planners, you get paid twice a month, rather than waiting until your client finishes their trip. You’ll also have access to over 1,000 suppliers, many of which would otherwise not typically work with smaller outfits.

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Do You Offer Training?

Yes, our partner Travel Agent Campus offers three different options ranging from no-instructor email options to live chat, email and phone.

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What's A Typical Commission?

With a host agency, you can expect higher commissions as we have pooled independent agents for strength in numbers. An average cruise commission for a fully independent agent is about 10%, while agents using Travel Planners International receive an average of 16%.

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Do I Maintain My Own Brand?

Absolutely. You are not an employee of Travel Planners International and your affiliation with us is transparent.

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SUCCESS STORIES

SGould
STEVEN GOULD

“Everyone finds a reason to go on vacation making it a very sustainable industry…”

Blackwells
JANET & JEFF BLACKWELL

“I decided to go out on my own as I wanted to have the opportunity to expand and develop my own brand.”

TRAINING FOR SUCCESS

Don't go it alone. Get the training you need from the experts you can trust.
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TRAINING FOR SUCCESS

Don't go it alone. Get the training you need from the experts you can trust.
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Kimberly
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I have been in the Travel Industry 12 years. I started in Corporate and Government Travel and for 3 years now owned my own Travel Business. I always knew I would be in Leisure Travel somehow. I knew I wanted to show my clients all the things I love about travel. I wanted them to visit places they have always dreamed of and be so glad they did. I want them to experience foods, culture, wildlife, scenery, and anything else in between.

I always said my use of a GDS system was my biggest strength. I had to learn all the airport codes and that was huge. Now I find that my skills speaking to folks either on phone or in person were my area of expertise. I love that part of my job the most. I believe in eye contact and shaking of hands and all the personal touches. My clients love it and I love them!

Kimberly Jahn

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