Start Your Own Travel Business

Start Your Own Travel Business
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Travel agent career professionals help people plan family vacations, corporate trips, cruises, international travel, and specialty tours such as adventure vacations. Travel agents generally have access to important information regarding fares and discounts, and are knowledgeable about particular geographic locations. Start your own travel business and discover success by offering unique opportunities--in both geography and market niche. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various roles of the agent in the travel industry
  • Recall the many travel markets available and how to choose a specific market
  • Recognize strategies for pricing your services and travel packages
  • List ways to advertise, promote a business and control finances 

Start Your Own Travel Business Module 1
The Travel Industry

Do you love traveling?  Do you seek thrills from searching for rare and exciting locations to explore?  Module one will discuss the various roles of the agent in the travel industry and the plethora of travel destinations and types.  Opening a travel agency can be a lucrative business, but we first need to determine which type of licenses to obtain and agencies that should be avoided, all discussed in the first module.  

  • The Travel Agent’s World
  • The Other Side of the Coin
  • Travel Business Risks
  • License or Not
  • Agencies to Avoid

Start Your Own Travel Business Module 2
Market Research and Starting Off Right

This flourishing business includes traveling for leisure, adventure, business, and more!  In module two, we will look at these niches and determine which market may be the best start for your business.  Additionally, we will explore how to choose your business name, type of structure, and what type of fees you will have when initially starting your company. 

  • Defining Your Market
  • Sizing Up Competition
  • Laying Your Foundation
  • Operating Expenses
  • Funding Your Business

Start Your Own Travel Business Module 3
All About Adventure Travel

So just what does an independent travel agent do all day?  In this module, we will answer that question!  Module 3 also will explore the many dazzling tour choices and how to narrow them down to help your client find the perfect match.

  • Price Your Time and Package
  • Marketing Tours
  • All About Cruises
  • Do You Have A Niche
  • Seniors on the Move

Start Your Own Travel Business Module 4
Advertising, Media, Controlling Your Finances

This module will explore one of the most fun, exciting, creating and most demanding parts of the travel business—advertising and promotion.  Also in module four, we will discuss how to budget and control your finances and how to overcome those financial bumps in the road.  The module ends with discussion on final tips in becoming a successful travel professional.

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Media Time
  • Controlling Your Finances
  • Bumps on the Road
  • Some Kind of Wonderful

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.