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6 Reasons Why Being an Independent Travel Agent ROCKS!!

1. LOW STARTUP COSTS.


What do you need to get started? WiFi and a dream! Plus, when you partner with a host agency, you have a low start-up cost. If you started on your own, you would spend thousands of dollars to purchase IATA numbers, ARC numbers CLIA, etc., plus spend time building relationships with travel suppliers and vendors around the world. When you partner with a host agency, they have already done that work for you. You only pay a small fee for getting started and maintaining access to those connections. Host agencies usually provide training as well.





2. WORK FROM HOME OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

Are you always on the go? You can research travel and send a quote from your smart phone. Are you at home at your laptop? You can do the same from home. As a home-based independent travel agent, you can work from anywhere in the world.


3. SPEND MORE TIME WORKING, AND LESS TIME COMMUTING.

Which of these things sounds more profitable for your travel business: sitting in rush hour for 45 minutes each day, or spending those minutes researching and communicating with clients about their trips? As an independent travel agent, you are in control of your time.


4. CREATE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE

No more 9 to 5 for you! Create a schedule that works for you and your family. Whether its full-time, part-time or hobby. It's all up to you!


5. SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY


You won’t be clocking in and clocking out of your own travel agency. The only person you’ll be answering to is your client, and you won’t be tied to a cubicle. Your business really travels with you, so you can make it to your kids’ events and activities, or take a long weekend to visit with friends.


6. YOUR VOCATION IS A VACATION


Being an independent travel agent means that your vocation is your vacation! And you have to experience them to gain the knowledge you’ll need to assist your clients. FAM trips, special travel agent invitations to tour properties, travel agent rates and more are just a few perks to look forward to.


If you are ready to start your journey as an independent travel agent, contact Alynetta Beck at alynettabeckceo@gmail.com

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