Here’s the Information You Need to Start a Travel Agency

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A Collection of Articles About Starting a Travel Agency

Included in this post, I have chosen articles and resources to give you an overall understanding of what’s needed to start and run your own travel agency, but first, a few points.

If you have a knack for setting up travel deals, dream vacations, and events, then starting your own travel agency may be the right move for you.

In the days before the web, travel agencies were flourishing, but today I see it as a dying industry, because airlines, hotels, rental car companies, etc. allow you to book online. With sites like Expedia, Priceline, Travaglio, Tripadvisor, and Kayak, which search for the best deals in minutes and that makes the job of a travel agent ineffective.

Travel agencies have been on the decline in the past few years. If you’re just going to book travel, well, anyone can do that online, and it will be difficult for you to make any money and compete in the travel industry.

If you’re still set on opening a travel agency, bring something to the market that doesn’t exist.

Here’s an example of the top of my head.

Set up a vacation package to Vegas that includes a lot of activities, in one package price.

Your vacation package can get your group into popular places that are hard to get into if you just show up at the door. If you can get a large group together, you could even include a tour guide that will guide them throughout the entire vacation. You could also find those hidden activities that will make the trip one to remember. Make sure you cover every detail of the event. The travelers just have to show up and everything else is taking care of for them.

Another example is to set something up for like-minded people. For example, people over 50, singles, business people, bird watchers, sports enthusiasts, automotive enthusiasts, history buffs, etc. This turns out to be a social event and as well as a vacation. These were just a couple of examples of how you can survive as a travel agent in a dying industry.

Have a look at the resources I’ve collected that will help you decide if a travel agency is the right business for you to start.

Resources

How To Start A Travel Agency

Starting a Travel Business: A How-to Guide, plus Advice from the Experts | Bplans

13 Easy Steps on How to Start a Travel Agency

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Is Running A Travel Agency The Right Move For You?

I am thinking of starting a travel agent business. Is it a good idea? – Quora

Becoming a travel agent, a good idea or not? – Travellerspoint Travel Forums

A Day In The Life

A Day in the Life of a Travel Agent

A Day In The Life Of: A Travel Agent – Bayt.com

Is the life of a travel agent as glamorous as you think? – A Globe Well Travelled

A Day in The Life of A Travel Agent | TravelPulse

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Pros and Cons

Advantages & Disadvantages of a Travel Agent’s Career | Career Trend

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Startup Costs

Travel Agency Startup Costs and Earnings: What to Expect

Profitability and Revenue

Exclusive Report: Travel Agents Net Their Highest Profits in Years

How Do Travel Agents Make Money?

Is an online travel agency business profitable? – Quora

Trends and Statistics

Digital trends for Travel Agents in 2018 – HiJiffy – Medium

The Travel Agency Industry: Past, Present, and Future

Travel statistics to know about in 2018 and 2019

Tips For Running A Travel Agency

Top 10 Tips to Run Your Travel Agency Business | Travel Agent Central

How to increase sales in a travel company? 8 tips for better sales performance – Lemax Software Blog

What successful Travel Agents are doing everyday | TTS

Marketing Tips

Ultimate List: Marketing Ideas for your Travel Agency or Tour Company

9 Effective Ways to Market Your Travel Agency

10 Powerful Tips for Better Travel Marketing This Year | WordStream

Skills

What Skills Does One Need to Be a Travel Agent? | Chron.com

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Licenses

An Overview On Travel Agent Licensing Requirements In The USA and Canada

Do You Need A Travel Agent License?

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Insurance

Travel Agent Insurance | Insureon

Custom Insurance for Travel Agencies

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Software

Best Travel Agency Software | 2018 Reviews of the Most Popular Systems

Business Plan

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Marketing Plan

Travel Agency Sample Marketing Plan – Executive Summary – Mplans

Travel Agency’s Online Marketing Plan | Articles | Outbrain Help

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Business Cards

Travel Agency Business Cards (Standard Horizontal) – Customizable Design Templates – YouPrint.com

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Logo

41 best Travel Agency Logos images on Pinterest | Travel agency logo, Bhutan and A logo

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Blogs

Top 100 Travel Blogs, Websites, And Newsletters To Follow in 2018

Glossaries

Travel Terms Glossary

Businesses For Sale

Travel Agents For Sale, 66 Available Now in Worldwide on BusinessesForSale.com

Travel Agents Business For Sale USA | BusinessForSale.com

Travel Agencies for Sale, Travel Businesses for Sale & Recreation Businesses for Sale

Franchise Opportunities

Travel Agency Franchise Opportunities, Travel Agency Franchises For Sale | FranchiseDirect.com

Travel Agency Franchise Opportunities With Expedia

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