If you have a passion for traveling and love people, you should consider a career as a professional group travel organizer. You’ll have the opportunity to travel the world, meet new people, and get paid for doing what you love best.
More people today have ambitions of visiting other countries and continents. It’s a growing market. As a travel affiliate you could transform your business by using flight ticket booking agents. In this article, you’ll discover how to become a group travel organizer and benefit from the lifestyle you thought was the reserve of the wealthy.
· How to start as a group travel organizer
One of the advantages of this career is that you can test it out first. In fact, we’d recommend you do. Take part in group travel. You may already have done so, as part of a sports team, church group, or perhaps when you went on a team building exercise with an employer.
Take notice of what the organizer does while you’re away – it may be less than you think. Most organizers will arrange for local people to handle local trips and arrange hotels and travel. It makes sense, don’t you think?
· Learn about the business
Having established that you want to organize group travel, consider taking a couple of travel-related courses. These are available online, or at local community colleges. Having a qualification in travel agency will help when you set your business up. Visit the ASTA website to find travel schools in your area.
· Volunteer to plan a group trip
Organizing a small group trip is perhaps the best way to get real experience of the work you’ll be doing. Volunteer to organize a trip for your local church, or your sports club, or for family and friends.
· Join a professional organization
When you become a member of a professional travel organization, you raise your reputation by several notches. It becomes easier to find like-minded people who want to travel the world with you. Organizations such as The National Association of Career Travel Agents and the Global Business Travel Association are respected bodies that you might consider.
· Make your work easy
The last piece of the puzzle when you’re considering becoming a group travel organizer is to work smart, not hard. You don’t need to do all the donkey work and organize every minute of every day yourself. By teaming with Up and Away Travel, we’ll help you with access to some of the best pre-packaged tours in the world.
All the hard work is done for you. Your work is reduced to finding the people to travel with you, as we book the best value European tour packages and other travel.
As a group travel organizer, you get to travel where you want, when you want, and how you want. Your trip will be paid for you, and you’ll be paid a commission per person traveling with you. What could be better?
If you love to travel and you love people, becoming a group travel organizer could be the ultimate lifestyle career for you.
Contact us today and we’ll introduce you to how an affiliate travel agency arrangement works. You’ll wonder why it’s taken you so long to discover the opportunity.