DREAMS TO PLANS: WHY I BECOME A TRAVEL AGENT
I love helping people. It has always made me happy. I love taking vacations and even small trips.
We have always taken family vacations. Mainly to the beach, but also to other places, as well. After our boys were grown we started cruising. Facebook become popular and I started sharing our photos and stories of our vacation on Facebook.
I began getting messages from people asking me about cruising, ships, excursions, packing etc. I told them everything that I know and recommended things to them and I enjoyed doing it. I’d refer them to our carnival cruise vacation planner (PVP) to book. I even started blogging about cruising and those blogs got so many more views and comments than any of my other blogs. I even had a blog on cruise packing that went viral on Pinterest.
You can book online but there are so much more advantages and offers by booking through a travel agent (ME) even more than a PVP through carnival. I couldn’t even tell you how many people that I have referred people to our (former) PVP. He’s great! Then one day I thought, why work for someone else’s dream.
Why live someone else’s dream when I could live my own dream.
I looked into classes to become a travel agent. I talked to my husband and talked to a friend that is a TA, and I felt such peace, signed up and took the course to become a TA. I know it’s not a “get rich” job but I also know it’s something that I’m experienced in and passionate about. I can continue to help people and now even book for them. There are even more advantages to being a travel agent than there is being a personal vacation planner with Carnival because I can give you my honest answers to things (since I don’t work for carnival) I can help get rooms with or by one another, book your dinner together, give you quotes, etc. You get more of a personable experience with me. I can help you from where to park your car to excursions. I can give you all of the in’s and out’s of cruising. I know about boarding, disembarking, what’s on the ship, best room locations, elegant nights, best places to eat and even price drops. You don’t just get your cruise booked, you’re not just a number, you can contact me any time with any questions, we will become friends. Carnival even likes people to book through TA’s. Oh, by the way, it cost you nothing more to book through me than booking online or straight through carnival. It’s all the same price so why not take advantage of everything that I can offer you.💙
If you have a cruise booked right now and it’s not paid in full, you can even transfer it to me. 😊
As Carnival says #travelagentsrock
I know when the sales are and it’s best to book your vacation in advance, it’s cheaper and you can pay it out any way you wish, as long as it’s paid in full 75-90 days before the cruise.
I can also book other cruise lines, all-inclusive beach resorts, river cruise, land vacations, Disney, and just about anywhere you’d like to go. I’m excited for myself to go discover more places.
I’m really excited about being a Travel Agent or as I like to say a vacation specialist. I’ve only been doing it for about six weeks and the agency that I contract out of said that I’m doing great. I take webinars weekly from different company’s. I’m still learning. I want to be the best that I can be.
I look forward to helping YOU book your next vacation.
My facebook travel group is Lost At Sea Travels
Join my group and feel free to add others if they cruise/travel or may be interested. Help me to get the word out. I would appreciate it!
Americans work too much and don’t enjoy life enough!
Enjoy your life!!
I encourage you to find your dream and make it a plan. 💙￼
Enjoying the simple life,