So you want to be a travel agent working from home, eh? You may be thinking, “Well, I can’t just jump in and start doing it, can I?” Actually, you can. That’s pretty much what I did, back in the early nineties.
But I’m not recommending that you follow my example. Why? Because the “School of Hard Knocks” is the most expensive one you can find! I lost thousands before I figured out what’s what in the travel business.
So let’s take it as a given that you shouldlearn something about what being a travel agent is all about before you go off half cocked and cause yourself (and probably your first clients!) a lot of damage.
How Do Travel Agents Get Trained?
What are your options? Well, there are number of ways that travel agents get training:
Let’s look at each of these in turn and discuss the pros and cons of each, with special attention paid to their suitability for those looking to work from home – as opposed to working in a storefront travel agency.