About this course
Travel agent career professionals help people plan family vacations, corporate trips, cruises, international travel, and specialty tours such as adventure vacations. Travel agents generally have access to important information regarding fares and discounts, and are knowledgeable about particular geographic locations. Start your own travel business and discover success by offering unique opportunities--in both geography and market niche.
* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.
Start Your Own Travel Business Module 1
The Travel Industry
Do you love traveling? Do you seek thrills from searching for rare and exciting locations to explore? Module one will discuss the various roles of the agent in the travel industry and the plethora of travel destinations and types. Opening a travel agency can be a lucrative business, but we first need to determine which type of licenses to obtain and agencies that should be avoided, all discussed in the first module.
- The Travel Agent's World
- The Other Side of the Coin
- Travel Business Risks
- License or Not
- Agencies to Avoid
Start Your Own Travel Business Module 2
Market Research and Starting Off Right
This flourishing business includes traveling for leisure, adventure, business, and more! In module two, we will look at these niches and determine which market may be the best start for your business. Additionally, we will explore how to choose your business name, type of structure, and what type of fees you will have when initially starting your company.
- Defining Your Market
- Sizing Up Competition
- Laying Your Foundation
- Operating Expenses
- Funding Your Business
Start Your Own Travel Business Module 3
All About Adventure Travel
So just what does an independent travel agent do all day? In this module, we will answer that question! Module 3 also will explore the many dazzling tour choices and how to narrow them down to help your client find the perfect match.
- Price Your Time and Package
- Marketing Tours
- All About Cruises
- Do You Have A Niche
- Seniors on the Move
Start Your Own Travel Business Module 4
Advertising, Media, Controlling Your Finances
This module will explore one of the most fun, exciting, creating and most demanding parts of the travel business”advertising and promotion. Also in module four, we will discuss how to budget and control your finances and how to overcome those financial bumps in the road. The module ends with discussion on final tips in becoming a successful travel professional.
- Advertising and Promotion
- Media Time
- Controlling Your Finances
- Bumps on the Road
- Some Kind of Wonderful