Posted by: tropicalgal | September 22, 2012

Anderson Travel Academy – Why Open a Travel School?


Anderson Travel Academy – New Travel School in Gig Harbor 

With all of the options available on the Internet for booking travel, many people are surprised that travel agents still exist.  The truth is, people are coming back to using travel agents big time.  Many people have found that it takes hours of research to plan their trips and that it doesn’t cost extra to use a travel agent, or travel consultant/vacation planner as many of us call ourselves these days.  Just as you would hire an expert in other fields, such as real estate, attorneys, financial planners – hiring a good travel consultant can save you money, time and headaches.

But why would a travel agency owner want to start a travel school.  Wouldn’t the graduates of Anderson Travel Academy become competitors of the agents who work for Anderson Travel?  Marti Anderson, the owner of Anderson Travel, believes that there is plenty of business to go around and I agree.  Also, many traditional travel consultants have been in the business for years and either are retiring or cutting down their hours.  The industry needs new blood. 

Why Would You Attend A Travel School?

Why would someone need to attend a travel school?  There are many host agencies that will let anyone join, there are affiliate programs that have links to online travel agencies, and there are even MLM opportunities that let you buy your own travel website.  Well the truth is, there is a lot more to advising people on their travel and vacation choices then just sending them to a website. 

By attending Anderson Travel Academy, the only travel school in Washington State, you will learn how to work with clients.  You will learn how to access vendors and travel wholesalers and what value they can bring to your business (such as insider secrets, perks for your clients, and travel agency specials that aren’t available to the general public). 

There are so many facets to selling travel.  Many travel consultants specialize in a particular niche – such as a specific destination, cruises, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, business travel, adventure travel, accessible travel, and more.  The world is a big place and there is no one agent or website that can truly give you the best advice, pricing and planning for every destination. 

So, by attending this new travel school, you can learn how to decide what area of travel you want to specialize in, as well as how to get the best training and contacts for that particular speciality.

Anderson Travel Academy – Article About the new Gig Harbor Travel School

Anderson Travel Academy is designed to teach you the basics of the travel industry, as well as give you some direction as to how to get started in the business.  I work with Anderson Travel as my host agency, but I am really a home based travel consultant with my own business, Perfect Paradise Vacations.  Marti Anderson has been a huge help to me in helping me reach my business goals and I have learned a lot from my association with Anderson Travel.

If you want to learn more about this new Washington State Travel School, check out their website

 

 

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