I was curious and went out to the big job websites and almost all of the travel agency jobs that I found wanted at least 2 years experience. So, what happens to the person that wants to enter the industry, but doesn’t have any experience, I guess they are out of luck. To be honest, I really wasn’t too impressed with the pay range either, especially starting out. So, what does a person do if they desire travel agent employment?
If they want it bad enough, then I am sure employment would be found, but it could possibly takes years since most agencies require experience. There are travel agent study home courses you could also take, but I am not sure if they help you find a job or help you in getting the experience in order to get a job. That is something that would need to be researched further.
For those that really want to be involved in the travel industry and that have a lot of motivation and desire, there is the option of a travel business opportunity. There are so many perks to this option. You can be your own boss, work when you want to, take vacations when you want to, and most important, you determine your paycheck. If you wish to make more, then you simply work more.
With most business opportunities you can actually start your travel business right from home. This is so beneficial because then you won’t have the expense of renting office space and having additional bills, like an electric bill and a phone bill. Working from home is not always easy, as you can get easily distracted. But, as long as you can get around that, then this may be an option for you.
The downside of some opportunities is that since you are the boss, you are in charge of the marketing and everything else for that matter. To increase you chance of success, you need to have a team of leaders to support you. Let’s face it with anything new, you are going to have questions. There needs to be a place for you to ask these questions to get your answers. Also, training must be a priority. Unless you are a marketing expert already, you will need training on how to market. If you don’t know how to market your business, then how will you make any sales? People need training that is easy to follow and easy to learn. Like most new business owners, most don’t take this seriously and wind up failing. So, if you wish for success, then ensure that there is a training program already in place.