The Benefits of Becoming a Travel Agent by primusboy


									The Benefits of Becoming a Travel Agent
There are many different benefits of being a Travel Agent. First off
being a Travel Agent means that you are now in the industry, which means
you automatically qualify to receive travel and vacation benefits. There
is a great way you can get these benefits and much more that I will be
discussing below without having to get a license or qualifications or
anything of such. But the question is, how can you benefit from being a
travel agent. And yes you do need a license to be a Certified Travel
Agent, but I'm going to honestly show you a way where you can become a
travel agent without having a license and still receive all the benefits
I'm going to share with you.
Lets talk about the benefits of being a travel agent.
cruise lines offer travel industry rates for bona fide travel agents. The
rates can vary from $35.00 - $50.00 per person per day. The travel
professional is allowed to bring one companion at the same rate.
Hotels and car rental firms offer discounts to travel industry personnel.
The discounts can vary from 10% up to 50% off normal rates. These
discounts are subject to availability and offered at the discretion of
the supplier.
Many escorted tour companies will offer substantial discounts on their
tours. These discounts will also vary but are typically 10% - 50% off the
retail price.
One of the most appealing benefits to travel agents is the opportunities
to go on a FAM Trip! FAM is short for familiarization. Special trips are
organized specifically with the travel professional in mind.
They are offered by tour companies, hotels, convention and visitor
bureaus, airlines and cruise lines. The purpose of these trips are to
familiarize the agent with the products as being a benefit for being in
the industry. The great thing about these FAM trips or sometimes called
member trips is that they are so easy to use. Once you become a agent you
are able to take one of these FAM trips immediately. These trips are
extremely discounted, and can save you up to 1,500 per vacation, which is
well worth it. Here are some examples of some of the member trips that
you can take advantage of.
1.) 4Day Jamaica Vacation for only $234.00
2.) 4Day Cozumel, Mexico only $181.00
3.) 4Day Cancun Mexico Vacation only $230.00
4.) 6 Day Caribbean Cruise for only $285.00
5.) Myrtle Beach golf vacation for 3 nights for only $359.00
6.) Disney World 3 Day/ 4 Nights Only $335.00- oh the kids will love this
And there are dozens of others that you can take advantage of as well.
These are not single trips these are family vacations.
Other benefits include commissions from booked travel from 70% to 90%,
and enhanced commissions, educational programs and events, Corporate and
leisure hotel programs, travel insurance vendors, blocked cruise space &
exclusive vendor deals, professional familiarization (FAM) rates on
luxury cruises, resorts and tours. Travel agent discount on hotels and
rental cars, show and theme park discounts and free admission to popular
attractions, Take advantage of huge tax breaks available for home-based
businesses. You also can do all of this from home because you get your
very own customized website ready to go set up just like expedia, orbitz
or any other major travel website where your friends and family can book
and you can receive your commissions. And you can set your own hours.
If you would like more information on this topic or have any questions,
please feel free to contact me directly at 240-645-9718
Check out how to get the best travel deals at
Jeffrey Hunter is a Certified Travel Specialist, and writes about travel
tips and secrets, on how to help people get the best travel experiences

To top