Launching or scaling a travel business isn’t for the faint of heart. You may be tempted to try and DIY your way through everything, but that method often ends up taking more time and energy. It’s okay to try things on your own at first, but when you’re feeling stuck and ready to grow at a quicker pace, you’re in the right place.
1. Travel Agent Training
Good travel agent training should have information that teaches you about travel suppliers and how to build vacation packages. You’ll also want to familiarize yourself with travel agency basics like city codes, how the hub system works, how to book cruises and air, and any other things you specialize in.
Careers on Vacation focuses heavily on working with clients. When working with clients, you need to think about all the details from proposals to bookings. You’ll also want to ensure that your training program covers covid protocols and insurance. Some travelers are still hesitant about traveling to certain areas, so be sure to give them peace of mind, and let them know they can trust you.
2. Travel Agent Systems
There isn’t one way to do your “from home” travel business. Having good systems in place that work for you is essential to the long-term success of your business, and Careers on Vacation helps teach you exactly this.
3. Marketing – The Lifeblood of Your Business
As you grow your brand, you need to understand how to curate it and position yourself as an expert. In the program, we’ll teach you to make offers and build marketing strategies.
You’ll also learn how to optimize online ads for social platforms, best SEO practices, sales funnels setups, and more. If these are new strategies for you, don’t worry! We’ll go over all of this in the program.
4. Know How to Sell
If you do everything else right, but don’t know how to convert traffic and close leads, your business will suffer. Creating professional sales proposals and hosting consultations to close bookings should feel good and rewarding, and we’ll help you learn that mindset.
5. Setting up Automations and Systems
Having automations in your business helps you to be able to serve more clients and make more money without compromising your personal time. Automations help you to be able to scale your businsess while maintaining a work-life balance.
Besides automations, you may also want to consider things like marketing and accounting systems that work to make your business stronger.
6. WOW Factor
Think about why people will want to work with you vs the agency down the street. Think about how you can show up for your clients in a big way and really impress them. Your “wow factor” will keep clients coming back and help you scale your business year after year.
Consider how you can serve your clients and keep your services top-of-mind even after they return from their trip.