|From a very young age, travel has been part of my life. Having an Uncle who traveled the world and took me to interesting places, sparked this interest. Even in grade school I would sneak into a local hotel on my way home from school and take the brochures from the rack in the lobby. I thought I was stealing and I can still see the dark wood and the dim lights of the lobby. Then I made scrapbooks of every state in the Union and every capital of those states.|
After I married and we moved to various cities as well as on the trips we would take, we always explored the area as though we would never return. We even checked out hotels which I do now as part of my profession.
In 1993 we sold 2 businesses and began a 2 month road trip in the US. After coming home, I was talking to a friend who was going to travel school at a community college. I decided I wanted to do this so I jumped into school and knew this was going to be my “end of life” career. After 2 years in school I went to work in a travel agency as an outside agent. Going to travel school was not even a drop in the bucket of the knowledge I needed to begin selling travel. This is the most complex business I have ever been in. After 7 years in 2 agencies, and being very independent, I moved my office home and have kept right on going. I now have a number of Independent Contractors who work with me.
~ Sharon Emerson, CTC, ECC
You can learn how to become a professional Home Travel Agent.
My guide will answer these questions and more:
- What is the Travel Industry?
- How to Setting Up Your Home Travel Office?
- How to Educate Yourself?
- The Planning Process
- The Booking Process
- How to become a Group Specialist?
- How to become a Cruise Specialist?
- What Records You Need to Keep?
to becoming a Home Travel Agent.
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Recommendations:Sharon has been such a great mentor to me, as well as an inspiration! She has always been available to answer questions and steer me in the right direction. Her years of experience and excitement about being in the industry is obvious, and her willingness to share her knowledge is so appreciated! I feel like she really wants me to succeed in the business and is willing to go the extra mile to help me accomplish that. Thank You, Sharon! ~ Laurie – SpokaneI feel very fortunate to have found Sharon’s Certified Travel Teacher online site at just the right time. A few months before I retired in June 2012, I made the decision to become a Home Based Travel Agent. When I called the phone number listed on Sharon’s online school, she personally answered the phone with a warm and welcoming greeting. She immediately began teaching me all the do’s and don’ts of the travel industry, and gave me the confidence that I needed to get started. Sharon is always available to answer any questions, and assist with any task. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge that she has shared with me every step of the way. Sharon is a kind and compassionate mentor who makes everyone around her feel like one big happy family.~ Gloria – Sacramento
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