By Emily Peters
Let us paint a picture: travel is constantly on your mind. If you’re not already talking about the next place you’d like to visit, you’re devising ways to work it into your next conversation. You daydream about quitting your day job and getting involved in your true love, travel, for a living.
When you hear your neighbor/coworker/best friend’s cousin’s roommate is planning a trip and needs some help, you’re the first one to offer your expertise. You’re constantly giving your travel advice away for free, and derive pleasure from discovering someone not only took your advice, but it improved their travel experience.
Friend, you’re suffering from “travelprofessionalitis”, a rare disease that strikes without regard for age, gender or professional experience. It’s a sign that your true career path lay elsewhere—possibly into the frightening realm of becoming (gulp) self-employed.
Fortunately for you, host agencies exist as a cure for “travelprofessionalitis”, converting wannabe travel agents into full fledged travel counselors. Even better, when it comes to joining a host agency, you have next to nothing to lose.
It’s Harder—But Not as Scary—as you Think
Starting your own travel business is no longer prohibitively difficult. As a host agency, MTravel stands apart by taking the inclusive approach—one annual fee, virtually all the tools, support and technology you need to thrive, and up to 90% commission. Signing up is as simple as filling out a form and our Jump Start Training for new travel professionals will have your business up and running in about 30 days.
So what’s the catch?
Well, you ARE actually starting a business—and that requires effort. It means that to be successful, you have to relinquish any get-rich-quick dreams and dive deep into the resources your host agency provides. It means you have to think of yourself not as a hobbyist, but as a professional, and command that respect from others by constantly adding to your knowledge.
Yet in the grand scheme of risks, joining a host agency is peanuts.
For as little as a few hundred dollars, you can begin to pave an entirely new pathway to a career you love without having to quit your day job or go back to school for an expensive degree.
You can leave the expensive licensing, bonding, tech-development and more up to your host agency rather than absorbing those costs yourself.
You can glean from the expertise of built-in mentors who have decades of industry experience.
You are immediately inducted into a cadre of like-minded travel peers who openly share their best practices, advice and empathy with fellow MTravel agents.
You are provided with both online and in-person professional development opportunities to help you grow in the environment best suited to your learning style.
You Have Little to Lose
When considering an alternative career path, future travel professionals are uniquely positioned to take a risk with virtually nothing to lose. The hosting process with MTravel is so affordably streamlined that it’s something that you could try for a year, knowing that, no matter what, you’ll invariably come away a better traveler and budding entrepreneur. So what are you waiting for? Stop dreaming and start working for yourself—we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Are you ready to start your independent travel business with MTravel? We are here to help! Contact us here or call us at 800-870-5799. Be sure to check out our website at www.MTravel.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.