Why Join Our Team Of Professional Travel Managers?
Our focus is not split between recruiting or side bar products and services. Our program is centered on:
Travel & Travel Training
No Recruiting Necessary
Multiple Streams of Income
Personal Development & Professionalism
Our Professional Travel Managers (PTMs) have access to the most exclusive travel and entertainment deals. Also we have unparalleled training opportunities designed to maximize knowledge, skill, and success in the industry. People learn by reading, others by listening and doing, so our comprehensive program is designed to incorporate each of these factors.
This is not your typical take-a-4-hour course and whaalaa, you're a travel agent, program. This is a structured program that incorporates on your own time learning modules, interactive sessions with an educator so you can get your questions answered with practical and academic requirements. We set factors to ensure no trainee is left behind or certified without complete understanding of their role and responsibilities once certified.
Travel Agents do NOT have to add to their client's invoice in order to get paid...
No matter where a trip is booked,there is a commission built into the price.
Did You Know...
If you book direct, the hotel, cruise or airline keeps the commission.
If you book on a travel site, they make the commission.
If you book direct, the hotel, cruise or airline keeps the commission.
Becoming a Travel Agent is NOT for everybody!
Some people are meant to be customers of travel and clients of professionals. These are the people who do not want to take on the urgency and importance of other people's vacation plans as their own. These people may not have the time, dedication or desire to:
Meticulously craft travel plans
Read the fine print
Convey important information to clients
Setting, adhering to and completing tasks within deadlines
Provide customer service
Work as a conflict resolution specialist
Committing to continual training and self development
Deal with rejection/lack of support from friends and family
Conduct their business AS A BUSINESS and not as a hobby
Commit to their roles and responsibilities as a PTM.
On the other hand, this may be PERFECT for you!
Becoming a travel profession is the intersection where passion and profits collide. There are many reasons that travel agents still exist, but we'll share one for now. In light of the many online booking engines, travel agents provide a personalized service to their clients saving both time, money and headache.
The purpose of a Travel Agent is to sell transportation and accommodation to individuals and groups planning trips. They provide advice on travel destinations, plan itineraries, and collect payments and use their expertise to guide travelers through many pitfalls of booking and traveling. When things are going smooth, travel agents are the un-sung heroes but when things hit the fan, clients are usually able to see the power, pull and significance they bring to the table. Like insurance, travel agents are better to have than not to.
Some basic skills you should have OR be willing to develop are:
Customer Service Skills
Active listening and communication skills
The ability to consult and assist with decision making
The ability to be thorough and pay attention to detail
A genuine desire to help people before money is involved in the equation
The ability to carry out basic administrative tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Insatiable desire and appreciation for continual training
Discipline, passion, devotion and commitment
Travel Consultant responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the aforementioned and:
Determining clients' needs and suggesting suitable travel packages.
Organizing travels from beginning to end, including tickets, accommodation and transportation.
Supplying travelers with pertinent information and useful travel/holiday materials.
How Do You Earn Income?
Imagine you got a message from a friend that said:
You find the PERFECT package! Here's how you get paid:
*Example based on relative information and actual possibilities.
What's In It For Me?
Knowledge & Experience
The knowledge and experience that a host agency can provide to you as you embark on your travel career is one of the main reasons that a host partner can be the perfect choice as you set out on this new and exciting journey. While you may have business experience, the travel industry like any other business has its own unique applications and paths to take. Working with a host agency that possesses the knowledge and experience in the travel industry will be a great benefit to you and your business. Today’s hosts are fully qualified as terrific business partners and will bring to you a myriad of offerings with technology platforms and more. If you do not have the experience of running a small business a host can provide you with the necessary tools and services to help you build your business. From them you will learn the tricks of the trade and feel more confident with your own personal knowledge and experience.
Industry Recognition & Network
When you are just getting started with your travel business, the wide variety of travel destinations and the companies that feature those programs can seem overwhelming. There are so many different offerings and suppliers to choose from. Where does one even start? The beauty of choosing a host travel agency partner to work with that has agreements and relationships with companies representing products and services you are interested in selling is that they can make it easy and turnkey for you.
Training & Education
Educational Programs that may be available through a Host Agency can be a great source of information, training and ways to better your business. The majority of host agencies do offer terrific educational offerings and continued training for their agent partners. Many have created independent companies under their host business umbrella to provide this training and education. If you are new to travel sales, you will want to find a host agency that can help you get the knowledge you need to empower your sales.
Sales & Marketing Support
Most host agencies feature a wide choice of options when it comes to their sales and marketing programs. This is a huge benefit to you when you get started with your travel business. A turnkey program provided by a host agency to begin your reach out for new sales is invaluable. The experience the host agency will have in knowing what types of sales and marketing works and when they work in terms of seasonality is also a great benefit to you. Tried and true programs will make your entry into selling travel so much easier.
Technology & Tools
Doing Business As A Professional Travel Manager
Our PTM Program will position you in the seat with direct access to some of the industries leading suppliers of travel. Upon completion of our prerequisites, you'll be able to further your knowledge and hone your skills and expertise by training and working directly with them. In addition, you'll have the ability to rack in the perks of being an industry professional by taking advantage of additional exclusive Travel Agent Rates, Education and Promotions including FAM (Familiarization) Trips and booking incentives from these vendors and suppliers.
Which One is best for you?
Do you already own your own agency, policies and procedures but want to benefit from the relationships and commissions we have already established with vendors? You might want to become a SECRET AGENT.
Are you new to the industry or have prior experience, perhaps with a host agency or call center but still need a bit of guidance and support to take things to the next? You might want to become an AFFILIATE.
Do you want to take earn incentives from reselling our trips, and your own agent-initiated trips? Does the possibility of commission and company positions interest you? You may want to become a Girl Let's Go ASSOCIATE.
Do you only book trips for yourself and occasionally family and friends? If you don't book a large volume of travel, but would like the benefits and commissions when you do, you might want to become a FREE AGENT.
We are not a recruiting mill. Therefore our course enrollments have limited seating and are structured to ensure you have a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to your success every step of the way. For that reason, you must enroll during our open periods or wait for the next open enrollment publication.
HOW LONG IS THE TRAINING
Our PTM Program is designed to last 4 weeks. Intro to Business Course is 2 weeks. Trainees are given the credentials to start earning income after they have passed the trainee exams. Trainees have the opportunity to work with a dedicated mentor 2 weeks, following their certificate of accomplishment. Total time of trainee status is 8 weeks, however you are able to begin booking after your 4 week core course.
WHAT IF I HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
We'll gladly interview you to get a keen understanding of your industry experience. At a minimum though, all PTMs are required to take our DBA training, which covers compliance and use of our credentials.
SHOULD I BOOK NOW OR LATER
If you decide to register early for a course seat, you will not be on idle time. We will provide you with information and tasks that you can do to prepare for your new venture. This will prove to have been a smart move once class is in session because you will be ahead of the game.
WHAT IF I DON'T PASS
This is not a pass or fail program, our commitment is to partner with you and assist you with comprehension of the material covered. Our Girl Let's Go Associate program does require additional interview and we have a limited number of associate positions. Those who are not select will be given an opportunity to work as a Secret or Free Agent and any reimbursements owed will be rendered. Outside of that, course enrollments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Course start dates can be postponed up to (2) sessions (approximately 60 days) before enrollment fees are forfeited. All retainers are non-refundable. All PTMs will be required to sign compliance contracts for use of our credentials.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL
As with owning any business, it takes time and money in order to be successful. The good thing is, there are no sales minimums to hit to maintain. We truly discourage our agents from borrowing the thought that this is a way to get rich quick. Though it can happen (depending on your version of quick) we suggest you consider this like opening a brick and mortar business, only without the overhead. In essence, you are likely to experience a shorter turn around time in terms of profit, but ultimately, it will take time and dedication to reach the level of success you desire.
Reserve Your Seat
Enrollment Open For
March 15-April 15, 2020
Prep Training: April 15, 2020
Course Start Date: May 1, 2020
Certificate & Booking May 25, 2020