Not all Travel Agents are Travel Teachers. Some are only “order takers”. Like a drive-thru fast food restaurant – you tell someone what you want and out pops a ticket. Maybe that works for an airline ticket, but for anything more. It’s amazing how much more a travel agent/teacher will do for you.
How many people do you know who work their business from home?
In 2003 when I moved my travel business home, I had no idea how many people in my neighborhood had home-based businesses.
When you picked the travel agent career, did you see the whole picture at the beginning? This industry is extremely complex and has so many different “pictures”. Even after scores of years, new pictures are constantly emerging. This is what makes it exciting and challenging. Every new contact becomes a new adventure and a new “brick” for your wall of knowledge.
Sometimes I feel computers have minds of their own. No matter how important the task, the computer is in charge. As I work through a project I am constantly saving my work. But, just at that time when I forgot to save, the computer decided it has worked enough and takes a break.
Here is your “card” to stay out of jail or to stay in business and not lose everything.
Many new agents have no idea what kind of tasks they are performing that could end them in jail or maybe not quite so harsh, but cause them to lose everything in a lawsuit.