Friday, August 26, 2011

How to Become a Travel Agent

If you don't already have experience in the travel industry, and you want to know how to become a travel agent, this article is for you.

There's a great deal you should learn before you can be a successful work at home travel agent. Because work at home travel agents traditional work solely on commission, they make money selling and booking vacations and packages. That means that as a work at home travel agent, you not only need to have a great deal of knowledge about traveling and destinations, you also need to have sales and marketing skills. If you don't already understand both customer service and marketing completely, you will want to spend some time researching both before you think about starting as a work at home travel agent. Additionally, having the ability to find your clients the perfect vacation, providing excellent customer service, and offering additional services that consumers can't find elsewhere are all necessary to succeed as a work at home travel agent.

The good news is, all the important information to help you learn about the industry and how to be successful is accessible to you online through Global Travel International's independent travel agent program.

Global Travel International provides you with access to a wide array of tools that you may otherwise never discover. In addition to GTI's own travel agent training, GTI provides access to other supplier and industry training to its work at home travel agents as well.

While there is no specific travel agent license, (check your state regulations) there are certification programs which GTI can steer your towards, like CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association. This association offers work at home travel agents training and certification. This specific certification can help you learn more about the cruise industry as you work at home.

If your eventual goal would be to become a completely independent work at home travel agent, GTI can teach you the skills you need to make it as an independent work at home travel agent, while allowing you to make money as you learn.

Working as a travel agent can be both personally fulfilling and financially rewarding, and that's why many choose to work in the field. But with internet travel sales and discounted traveling sites dominating the, it can be hard to find work as a travel agent in a traditional office. Many travel agents are instead looking online to have an chance to be considered as a work at home agent - and with good cause. Not only do you possess the comfort of working out of your own home office as a work at home travel agent, using the use from the internet, you are able to make more in commissions than in a traditional travel agency. Add in the many perks that the work at home travel agent receives, from the opportunities to travel for free and steeply discounted familiarization trips and it almost sounds too good to be true!

About Global Travel International

Global Travel International, (GTI) is one of the nations' largest travel agencies. GTI is a debt-free company with more than 17 years success. GTI provides top level travel agent training and support and has helped over 37,000 people become independent travel agents and begin to achieve their goals. Global Travel's agents receive huge travel discounts and commissions on travel bookings. Whether you're looking for a great home based business opportunity part-time, a full-time career or are just looking to save on travel, consider benefiting from the travel agent lifestyle other GTI independent travel agents already enjoy. Learn more about GTI, call 866-374-9029.

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