It’s Great to Be a Travel Agent!
By: Barb Hartling
I remember in high school taking a “career test profile” to see what type of job I should think about for my future. It came back with 5 career choices, and to this day I remember that being a travel agent was one of them. It took me 15 years to come back around to what this profile assessment told me, but I am happy I got here! Here’s why I’m so glad I have become a travel agent:
Sharing the Magic of Disney
Being able to share my Disney passion is the main reason why I love being a travel agent. Planning exciting and memorable vacations with others allows me to relive the fond memories I have of being a 5th grader going to Disney for the first time. By sharing my knowledge, I am able to educate and help prepare my guest for their vacation, so they are well-informed and prepared to make the most of their time together. With the preparation ahead of time, my guests are able to have trip full of memories to last a life time- and for me there is no greater satisfaction than that!
To be constantly learning and gaining knowledge of new places to see and new things to do while on vacation is fun and motivating. Be it for the guest that just wants to totally relax and be pampered or the guest that wants the non-stop adrenaline to be constant every day of their trip, exploring all the possibilities keeps me on my toes. I’m always learning!
Making Real Connections with People
I love to be able to be that one real person in a world full of emails, electronic devices and the Internet. To be able to have a conversation and be that constant for my guest is another great reason to become a travel agent. I love being able to get to know my guests and prepare the perfect recommendations for them, too. To be able to share your personal experience, training and insight with guest and make their vacation dreams come true is so rewarding!
A great perk about being a travel agent is the ability to be able to travel and explore new destinations as much or as little as you want. Traveling gives you the ability to grow and learn and helps you to share your experiences with others. I have been able to take multiple cruises, visit tropical islands, explore other states, check out theme parks all over the country and visit several oceans — all in the name of my job! No other job gives you these kinds of perks!
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