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Get Paid to Plan Travel
    Become a Travel Consultant or
    Start Your Own Travel Agency
Imagine having an exciting job that lets you use your creativity to plan travel. Welcome to the world of travel consulting!
As a travel consultant (also known as a travel agent), you can combine your love of travel with a flexible and profitable career.

When you become a travel agent or start your own travel agency, you'll get paid to recommend your favorite vacation destinations, secluded hotels, and luxurious cruise lines to grateful clients.

Plus, you'll learn about the hottest new travel destinations, have exclusive access to discounted "agent-only" travel offers, and you will always get the best deals and rates for your own travel adventures, too.

While there are still traditional job openings in travel agencies, recent changes in the industry have seen many consultants start home-based travel businesses, working flexible hours and earning lucrative commissions. 

You can choose to specialize in whatever type of travel that attracts you the most:

  • Adventure travel
  • Business travel
  • Cruises
  • Golf trips
  • Honeymoons
  • Eco-tourism
  • Luxury travel
  • Family travel
  • Spa getaways
  • Special lifestyles
  • Winery tours
  • Or many other types of travel experiences
As long as you have the desire, you can become a travel consultant or start your own travel agency. No special education or experience is necessary to break into travel consulting and succeed.

If you would like to get a travel consulting job or start a travel agency business, the FabJob Guide to Become a Travel Consultant is for you! In this guide you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the exciting career of professional travel planning.

Guide author Julie Botteri is a self-taught travel consultant whose own travels have taken her from Italy’s wine country to teaching scuba diving on Caribbean cruises. In this guide Julie shares with you her own experiences as well as insider tips and expert advice from other successful travel industry insiders. 

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become a travel consultant in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for starting a travel agency in any country. It includes:

How to Plan Travel

  • What you need to know about how the travel industry works
  • How to do a client consultation (includes a list of sample questions to ask clients)
  • How to get exclusive access to "agent only" discounts (plus get the best deals and rates for your own travel)
  • How to advise your clients about everything from cultures to currency to climate conditions
  • How to have profitable professional relationships with suppliers of:
    • air travel
    • train travel
    • cruise lines
    • accommodations (e.g. hotels, resorts)
    • car rentals
    • tour operators
  • Computer software that can help you plan travel
  • Information about visas and travel documents
  • The steps to making a booking for your client (includes a sample travel itinerary)
Getting Hired as a Travel Consultant
  • Where to find travel consultant job openings
  • Tracking down unadvertised positions
  • How to develop the skills you will need to get hired as a travel agent
  • Developing job-hunting materials for the travel industry (includes sample resumes)
  • Interview tips and sample questions to expect
  • Information about salaries and standard commissions in travel agencies
  • How to negotiate the best pay option for you
  • Insider tips to maximize your income
How to Start a Travel Agency or Travel Consulting Business
  • Working from your own home versus opening a retail travel agency
  • An overview of options for your travel agency business: 
    • Buying an existing travel agency (including how to find travel agencies for sale) 
    • Buying a travel agency franchise 
    • Opening a new travel agency
  • How to partner with a host agency (an established travel agency)
  • How to create a business plan for your travel agency (includes a sample travel agency business plan)
  • Choosing a name for your travel agency
  • Where to get start-up financing for your travel agency business (includes sample start-up budgets)
  • Information about business matters affecting a travel agency company including insurance, licenses, legal structures, etc.
  • What to consider when choosing a retail location for a travel agency, including information about permits and leases
  • Equipment and supplies you need to start a travel agency and where to get what you need
Getting Clients for Your Travel Business
  • Ways to attract clients to your travel agency through advertising and low cost publicity
  • Creating a website for your travel consulting business
  • Effective selling techniques to close sales
  • How to increase your income by selling travel packages 
  • How to deal with difficult customers
  • How to market travel planning services to corporate clients
  • Targeting special-interest groups to maximize your income
  • Strategies to help you get repeat business
  • How to get paid for your services
    • Commissions from suppliers plus ways to increase your commissions
    • Service fees from clients with advice on what you can charge for and typical fees
    • Methods of payment (and which are best)
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Information about popular trends in travel, including:
    • Eco-tourism
    • Luxury travel
    • Adventure travel
  • Valuable samples and checklists, including:
    • Sample questions to identify clients' travel plans
    • Sample travel itinerary
    • Sample booking confirmation sheet
    • Sample credit card authorization form
    • Sample business plan for a travel agency
    • Sample resumes for a travel agent
    • Sample lease agreement
    • Sample budgets for a travel agency
    • Supplies checklist
    • Checklist to evaluate potential locations 
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about how to open a travel agency. The FabJob Guide to Become a Travel Consultant contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to become a successful travel consultant and open your own travel agency.

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You will earn back the price of the guide your first day in business. Plus this guide can help you become a travel agent and start a travel consulting business much more quickly and profitably.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a travel agent or start your own travel agency business.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Travel Consultant takes you step-by-step through what you need to know to become a travel agent and start your own travel agency. If you want insider advice about licenses, working with a host agency, or even the reservation process in general, pick up this e-book today. It will guide you step-by-step from right now to your first paycheck."
 - Jennifer James, Editor

"Being a travel consultant is the next best thing to traveling yourself. In one day you can plan an itinerary for a Tahiti cruise, plot a trek through Kuala Lumpur, price an independent train trip through Italy, and then arrange to fly a client last-minute to surprise his fiancee in California."
- Julie Botteri, Travel Consultant and Author

"Thank you for the FabJob Guide to BECOME A TRAVEL COSULTANT. It's clear, concise, rewarding and informative. As a first timer it answered all of my questions. The advice was invaluable. I now feel confident and after reading the last chapter I know without any doubt that I am ready to take the next step. A must have guide for all travel consultants!"
- Vijay N. Tamaldeo
Elmont, New York


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