What Do Travel Advisors Do?

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If you love to travel and want to share that passion with others, you may have started researching part-time job opportunities in the travel industry. The term “travel advisor” may have come up in your research. You may be asking, “What do travel advisors do?” In a nutshell, they use their knowledge and expertise to turn their clients’ travel dreams into reality —a truly rewarding experience for everyone involved!

What Is a Travel Advisor?

Travel agents have been around since the mid-1800s, after businessman Thomas Cook began organizing rail tours in the United Kingdom and facilitating the purchase of commercial travel tickets. By the end of World War II, travel agents were mostly acting as middlemen, booking tickets and servicing trips for customers. 

Today, with the ability to book flights, hotels and attraction tickets online, travelers have begun to expect more from industry professionals. They want first-hand advice on destinations, cruise lines, resorts and other aspects that will make their vacation great. This gave rise to the “travel advisor,” a professional who goes the extra mile for their clients. Travel advisors put their experience to work for their customers, offering information and insights to help customers plan unforgettable trips.

If you’ve been browsing part time remote travel agent jobs looking for the perfect fit, Dream Vacations may be right for you! We offer excellent supplemental income opportunities to people who love travel and want to help others get the most out of their trips.

How Do You Become a Travel Advisor?

Becoming a home-based travel advisor with Dream Vacations is easy! Dream Vacations Advisors are independent contractors who work alongside Dream Vacations Franchise Owners, who will share their expertise and knowledge as they mentor you in the travel industry.

The first step is booking a FREE webinar! In the webinar, you’ll hear more of what being a travel advisor means, so you can determine if it’s a good fit for you. After that, a Dream Vacations representative will contact you to answer any questions you have. If you’re ready to move forward, we’ll pair you with a Dream Vacations franchise owner who will act as your mentor and guide as you get set up.

Dream Vacations Advisors earn a commission on every sale they make, including cruises, resort stays, excursions, tours, insurance and more. They have access to Dream Vacations’ industry-leading software, our award-winning marketing material, more than 1,500 on-demand eLearning courses, and our enthusiastic community of travel professionals who will support you and answer your questions along the way!

Travel Agent vs Travel Agency

The work a Dream Vacations Advisor does correlates strongly with that of a travel agent. This means selling vacations to friends and family, people in their community, or across the country. Advisors work on their schedule and from anywhere with an internet connection. They can fit part-time work that supplements their main income around family commitments. 

The work of Dream Vacations Franchise Owners, however, is that of a travel agency owner. Aside from being excellent salespeople, franchise owners also build relationships with some of the biggest names in the travel industry and offer training and mentorship to the advisors they work with. 

Advisors and Franchise Owners with Dream Vacations can go on familiarization trips (“FAM trips”) for free or at a deep discount. These trips let you experience new cruise ships and resorts first-hand so you can use that knowledge to help plan memorable trips for your customers.

More information can be found on our travel agency FAQ page. If you’re ready to jump into the exciting travel industry and find out the answer to the question, “What do travel advisors do?” then register for one of our FREE webinars to learn more about how our program works and start your travel advisor career today!