Five Incredible Perks of Being a Travel Agent

A group of Dream Vacations travel advisors - discover the perks of being a travel agent

Some travel lovers dream of getting sun-baked while surfing off the coasts of Australia. Others prefer walking barefoot on the beaches of Tulum or sipping Oporto wine in Portugal’s Douro Valley. You can make these dreams a reality for friends, family and others in your community by working as a Dream Vacations Advisor! One of the most fulfilling career opportunities for travel lovers is to help people create memories, and this is just the first of many perks of being a travel agent!

Earn Extra Cash Following Your Passion

Whether you’re already working a 9-5 job or jostling multiple side jobs, the last thing you want to add to your day is another dull session in front of the laptop. But when you’re browsing luxurious resorts and seeing breathtaking photos of faraway places, every minute of this kind of work feels exciting. So, if you are looking for some extra income, you may as well choose one in an industry you love that has an in-house support system to help you succeed. 

See the World

One of the best perks of being a travel agent is seeing the world yourself and at Dream Vacations, we encourage it! We believe that seeing the world for yourself helps you become an even better travel advisor for your customers. You can tell them firsthand what it’s like to see a monkey in the streets of Bali or sip a caipirinha at a Brazilian cocktail bar.

As a part time home based travel agent, you can often travel at a discount by taking advantage of special industry rates. You can also attend an educational FAMiliarization trip to learn about cruise ships, resorts and destinations. Even when you’re not traveling, you can live vicariously through your clients as you plan their dream vacations and see their photos upon return.

Work From Home

Working as a travel advisor is one of the best jobs for stay at home moms and dads thanks to the flexibility. When you’re not convincing your toddler to settle down for their nap, you can spend some of your spare time making money by selling vacations.

Be Your Own Boss

There are no requirements or deadlines. As your own boss, you can determine what success means to you and work as little or as much as you want. And if you need to move across stateliness, you can keep your job and your clients without any disruption.

Travel Sells

Who doesn’t want to see the world? You’re selling experiences and memories! People love talking about travel, including where they’ve been and want to go. Once people know that you’re the travel expert in their life, they’ll flock to you for advice and to help book their dream vacations. Nowadays, wanderlust rules, and people prefer investing in experiences over things.  

How to Become a Cruise Travel Agent

Wondering how to get started? We provide comprehensive vacation and cruise travel agent training when you are a Dream Vacations Advisor. No prior experience or education necessary! You’ll be set up with one of our franchise owners to be your mentor and get access to more than 1,500 of our on-demand eLearning courses.

You’ll also get direct access to our marketing tools and support from THE powerhouse in the travel industry. This includes access to exclusive promotions, pricing and mobile-friendly websites that make it easy to book online and more. It’s just another one of the amazing perks of being a travel agent for Dream Vacations!

If you spend every night dreaming of all the places you want to go and want a business opportunity that will take you there, join the Dream Vacations family. Get started by signing up for our webinar today.