Everyone knows that the internet has changed almost everything … especially the tourism industry. Online threats such as Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz have changed course. Travel agents and agencies also book online, while the general public searches and buys their vacations online. It is estimated that 82% of all travel is now booked online. Travel is one of the most researched topics on the internet … and one of the biggest benefits.
seamless, and ideal for the tourism industry. We point to our bags, click and pack. However, before the Internet, bread and butter agents meant business travelers … especially airlines. American Airlines has stopped paying commissions to buy planes as the Internet becomes more accessible on its own and more and more business travelers are finding better deals online.
More than 200,000 agencies have left the business since 1997. More than a million travel agents are losing their jobs online. This number increased after 9/11. Brick and mortar days were quickly captured with clicks and orders, resulting in a very efficient system. However, there are very few agents and agencies who expect the positive impact of the Internet, jumping on the explosive opportunity provided by the Internet, to keep their clients even greater. Ten years ago very few people chose the flow of change. Today, everyone understands that the internet is right here. When we adapt to change, we thrive and we reap the benefits.
Thanks to the internet
, the online travel agent is also home-based. Thanks to good opportunities, sustainable industrial development, and industry training # 1, today’s travel agent is your mom, cousin, aunt, neighbors, best friend, etc. Also, you earn 60-100% on retailer commission. For everyone.
Word of mouth marketing has always been and is the best way to sell anything. Statistics show that 80% (or any other) of all vacations are taken as a result of recommendations from a friend, family member, or coworker. Think about the last time you came home from vacation. Keep it secret? Otherwise! We talked about it 2 months before departure and 2 months after we came back! And we show everyone pictures and videos! And we recommend a place and hotel for everyone (or do not) and tell them where we bought our greatest!
The term FAM Tourism (FAM) plays a major role in advertising. The only way agents can find out what they are selling is to search for them. FAMs are connected to many cruise lines, hotel chains, and destinations around the world. They usually include accommodation, tours, food, exhibitions, transportation, and so on. It is cheaper for agents to travel several times a year due to lower prices … VIP !. Vendors use red carpet sayings when agents arrive. The sellers know when the agents will come back home so it gave them a very unique experience … they talk about it!
The average person sells their vacation once a year and buys them online.
With dollar bills, agents travel several times a year, traveling around the world to get where they want to go. In this regard, FAMs are still one of the biggest advantages of agents in the industry.
It takes us …
Bring home a trip for traveling students, baby boomers, and everyone in the middle!
Leading agencies are smart enough to follow trends online and now they offer the opportunity to train someone to work professionally and sell travel from home !! Oops, how !! Never mind! You can sell a trip and pay for your home luxuries!
Does that mean you’re going to go anyway (especially like boomers) and buy it and pay for it? Or do you get paid commissions when you visit your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers? No doubt! Most people do business with people they know and trust. You might as well be such a person, right?
Agencies also often have open castings that you can attend to get selected. With word-of-mouth marketing … you have a successful combination! When you have more information, additional benefits, FAMs, free tours, promotions, and more available Cha-Ching!
I have been selling travel for many years. Everyone I know knows that I’m a travel expert. For over two decades I was asked “How did you get this job?”
But “What is the best place to go on our honeymoon?” I was also asked. Or “Would you recommend a Caribbean cruise trip?” Or “Which hotel should we stay in on the Mayan Riviera?”
Oops, this is not rocket science !! If I have the answers and do not pay for the sale Hello ??
The Internet has enabled me to create my online agency and take full advantage of the extraordinary benefits available to travel professionals! Being online. Since my business is online, I have access to the world 365 days a year, 24/7! If I go out with my dog, friends and family can book on their own! I can even book flights or all vacations included in my Blackberry directly !! New! So my door-to-door travel business is my travel services !! Very cool !!
Don’t forget the amazing benefits of having a home-based business!
obvious travel benefits,
almost all family vacations are now converted to FAM. As a trained staff, if you take a few minutes to ask questions about the accommodation, tours, and restaurants we see during the holidays,