What Travel Agents Do: A Guide to Daily Travel Advisor Life

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Travel agents (also known as travel advisors) remain some of the most sought-after remote jobs for sun lovers, foodies and jetsetters alike. It’s one of the best ways to make money from your passion for travel! Dream Vacations Advisors are travel agents who, like all travel agents, earn a commission by selling vacations to customers. Plus, they get special perks, support and market strength by joining the Dream Vacations community! Here’s what travel agents do on a daily basis. 

Answer New Inquiries 

The day begins whenever you want! Advisors work on their own schedule, some using this as a part-time job with flexible hours. Many travel advisors will start checking their emails and messages on social media in the morning to see any new travel inquiries from new and current customers. Maintaining good communication is  how travel agents make money, earning sales and happy customers. 

All you need to become a travel advisor is a laptop and a good internet connection. You can enjoy a coffee and croissant at a chic coffee shop while you start the day answering inquiries. 

Post on Social Media 

Keeping up a good social media presence is a great way to keep old customers engaged and you top of mind while also reaching a potential new audience. Since being a travel advisor is entirely remote, you can reach people from all corners of the country as potential customers through the power of social media and the help of our marketing pros. 

Instagram travel influencers are great travel advisors. They share their own adventures and experiences, showing their expertise and inciting people to visit the same places. As an advisor, you can get access to discounted and free travel opportunities, taking plenty of photos to share to your own social media and inspiring others. Plus, as a Dream Vacations travel advisor, you’ll receive training and support to build a top-notch social media presence! 

Weekly Training Sessions 

Dream Vacations provides all the necessary training to become a travel advisor. Many people who are interested in becoming advisors ask us, “What education do you need to be a travel agent?” The answer is none! 

We want to set you up for success by offering on-demand eLearning, where you can learn the ropes of selling vacations. To ensure you’re always on top of the latest trends and tools, we provide weekly live training sessions and a library of more than 1,500 on-demand educational courses so you can refresh your knowledge whenever is convenient for you. 

Research Travel Deals 

The bread and butter of  what do travel advisors do is researching vacations and travel deals. Dream Vacations has access to an extensive network of travel suppliers to help ensure your customers get the best deal possible. In return, you earn a commission for every sale. 

In the same way that you can work wherever and whenever you want, you can choose the kinds of vacations you sell.  You may discover a niche that fits your style, such as cruises or the Caribbean, while others like to offer it all. Helping out a fellow  travel enthusiast is one of the most rewarding parts of the job! 

Join the Dream Vacations Family 

So, what do travel agents do? They help fellow travel lovers experience once in a lifetime adventures – and by becoming a Dream Vacations Advisor, they have the flexibility to seek their own getaways. If you’re interested in learning more about what it’s like to be a Dream Vacations Advisor, register for our webinar to get started.