Starting your own travel agency: What’s in it for you?

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Traveling is an awesome way to connect with nature, meet new people, and become immersed in many cultures and societies. Previously considered a luxury, it is now a means to enrich oneself and live more.

Thanks to travel agencies, we are able to enjoy affordable trips and plan our next vacation with ease. If you’ve been traveling a lot, you might have considered starting a travel business. Read on and see if it’s the right time for you start investing in what’s close to your heart.

✅ How much does it cost to start a travel agency?

Answer: Minimal

If you’re starting a travel agency we bet you’ve already got what you need: phone, laptop/computer, and good Internet connection! Establishing a physical office or to simply deal with your business “in the cloud” is a matter of preference, depending on the scale of business you want to accomplish and your comfort.

✅ Will it take a lot of my time?

Answer: More time for work doesn’t mean more work

Working in an office, you’d probably be sitting in traffic for 45 minutes, dress like an office pro for an hour or so, and then you’re expected to join some office post-shift activities now and then. If you work for yourself and start your travel business, you can slash most of the time spent in effort to “look corporate” and just get your tasks done.

✅ Will there still be a line between business and leisure?

Answer: Your job is to make vacations happen

There’s nothing like declaring that you’re on a trip for “business and leisure.” Welcome to the independent travel agents’ club! Escorting your clients to their destination and visiting new places for ocular are the best parts of the trade. You’ll feel like you’re just on vacation but also for business or vice versa.

✅ But how much profit will I make?

Answer: More than what money could afford

The travel industry is booming and you can rest assured that this investment won’t simply leave a hole in your pocket. Good business management yields good profit, so what you make is really up to your hands as an owner.

The real gem to working in travel is the acquisition of valuable experiences, connection to nature, countless discoveries, and the opportunity to live and work at the same time.

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