Is a home travel agency franchise right for you?

Supported by cruise planners

When you think of a home business, starting a travel agency may not be the first thing that comes to mind right now. While it is true that travel has slowed significantly due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is still a huge appetite for travel, especially after we have been confined to our homes for so long. When it’s safe, all experts predict that travel demand will be high.

Now is a good time to start a home travel agency so you can lay the foundation for your business with the proper training and prepare to capitalize on the inevitable surge in travel.

Cruise Planners gives you the tools and training to get started with a home travel consultant without any previous experience.

Keep reading to find out how a home travel agency franchise works, if it’s right for you, and why now is the right time to start.

How a home travel agency franchise works

As a home travel agency franchisee, you will run your own business and make money helping clients book a variety of travel services such as hotels, all-inclusive resorts, land tours, cruises, car rentals, events and more.

While you run the business for yourself, you will have the support and leverage of the nation’s largest travel franchise network.

Cruise Planners offers comprehensive training and ongoing training to help you build and grow your business, award-winning marketing programs to help you reach customers, and cutting edge technology to help you increase sales.

Benefits of starting a travel agency at home

1. Flexibility

Cruise Planners’ mobile technology gives you the ability to conduct your business from anywhere with an inter .connection, whether at home or while traveling.

As your own manager, you can also define a schedule that suits your lifestyle – you can work full or part time, day or night.

2. No experience required

Cruise Planners provides everything you need to start and grow your business. In fact, most of their top producers have no travel experience.

You will have access to hundreds of hours of online training and a personal business development coach who will be with you every step of the way. When the time is right, you can also attend STAR University, a six-day full-time study at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

3. Reliable brand

With Cruise Planners, you don’t have to start from scratch. You will use a proven business model honed over the past 26 years to ensure your success. Plus, as a travel agent for American Express, you’ll gain immediate recognition and trust.

Why Start a Home Travel Agency Franchise Now

It cannot be denied – these are tough times for the travel industry and the business community in general. The fact that we have had to suspend many things in our lives does not mean that you should put off your goals and pursuits of business ownership and financial freedom.

Tourism industry is resilient and demand will be high

We know one thing: the tourism industry is incredibly resilient. After September 11, the tourism industry bounced back. After the 2008 recession, the tourism industry bounced back. After H1N1, the tourism industry bounced back. And after the coronavirus, the tourism industry will bounce back.

The world is already starting to reopen and let’s face it, we all need a vacation!

Reservations already for 2021, including cruises, which proves the high demand. Travel consultants will play a key role in meeting this demand and bringing back all the joys that travel brings.

Travel advisor value at an all-time high

A travel consultant is more than just knowing the trendiest travel destinations. Consultants protect their clients’ travel investments. When travel restrictions came into effect, travel agents urged their customers to take them home safely and receive a refund or credit for future travel. Travelers who chose to book without a travel specialist often found themselves on hold for several hours and with disabilities.

Even when the world reopens, travelers will need to navigate a web of recommendations that will vary by destination and travel provider. Travel agents will play a critical role in providing advice on safe destinations and activities, and in protecting travelers’ investment.

Where to begin

To learn more about how to start your own home travel agency franchise with Cruise Planners, download their Free Getting Started Guide.

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