Do you constantly dream about where you want to travel to next? Do you love discovering new ways to experience a destination and can’t wait to share your findings with fellow travellers? Then this course is for you!
Travel Best Bets Academy is designed for aspiring home-based or agency-based travel advisors all around the world. Created by travel expert, Claire Newell, who has personally hired over 200 advisors and knows better than anyone what it takes to make a great one.
Claire and her team of travel professionals have created this extensive course to perfectly fit into your unique lifestyle. With 100% of the content provided online, you are able to learn whenever works for you and study at your own pace. And better yet, through the phone app you can even access your course material offline, while you’re on-the-go. With a virtual campus, you can discuss coursework or just connect with your classmates. While the course is currently only offered in English, it is available around the world.
The course covers everything an in-class course would, such as air travel, ground transportation, cruising and land accommodations. You will learn how to sell the perfect trip, attract new clients, receive top commissions and market a home-based business.
The demand for travel professionals is booming. With travel becoming more and more accessible and experiences becoming more and more valuable, there will always be a client. Especially as our digital world is heavily saturated with never-ending options for transportation, accommodation and activities, people often need a vacation after planning their vacation! Through this course, you will be completely up to date with all the current technology and fads within travel to best serve your clients. Our goal is to teach you how to become a highly skilled and respected travel advisor that can out perform the “do it yourself” trip bookers in every way!
In as little as 3 months time- or sooner- you will feel confident to begin selling travel and will have the skills to do so. Travel Best Bets Academy opens the door to this incredible industry so that you can begin your exciting new career as a travel advisor.
It’s never too late to do what you want in life.
Who is this course for?
This course is for everybody with a passion for travel. There are absolutely no prerequisites to register, and everything that you will need to know is covered. Whether you are looking to work independently as a home-based advisor or in a retail agency setting, you will come out of this course prepared to begin your dream career.
With that said, if you already have some experience in the travel industry there is plenty of advanced and new information to aid in propelling your career to the next level.
All you need is access to a computer or mobile phone to get started today.
How long do I have to complete this course?
We know that everyone has different schedules and available time to study, so there is no time limit on completing the program. It is completely 'go at your own pace'.
Most students graduate within 2-3 months, however this is completely up to you.
Do I need any secondary resources?
Nope! Everything that you need is right here in the course. And if you're looking to study on-the-go, you can even download course content through the app to access offline.
Do I need any specific computer programs or softwares to access the course?
All you need is an internet connection on any device.
Actually that’s not true, you don’t even need an internet connection after you enroll, as you can download all of the content through the app to access offline. However to download the app you will need an iOS (Apple) device.
Will I be a certified Travel Agent after this course?
While there is no official certification to be a travel agent, you will receive a certification of completion as well as a detailed summary of what you learned. Our goal is to get you to industry standards and a level of professionalism that is required to work in this industry. After this course, you will be both knowledgable and confident enough to pursue your career in travel. With the backing of Travel Best Bets’ worldwide reputation, you should have no problem securing employment or succeeding as a home-based agent.
I'm interested, but I learn better with hands-on experience.
We totally get that, which is why we offer our 'Earn & Learn' option. Through this add-on, you can apply to join Travel Best Bets' home-based advisor program immediately. You can then practice selling real travel to your friends and family as you move throughout the course. And it gets better... you earn a real commission, too!
Please note that there is an interview process and acceptance is not guaranteed. To learn more about applying or to request an interview, email us at [email protected].
Do you offer career resources upon graduation?
Once you have completed the program, you will receive a certificate verifying your success, as well as a comprehensive summary of every skill you learned for future employers. Furthermore, you will immediately be connected with the globally-recognized and respected Travel Best Bets brand.
If you are interested in gaining agency experience before beginning your full-time job search, Travel Best Bets also offers a 30-day practicum internship program for select graduates. You will learn the ropes of a top-selling agency which, in addition to the program, will make you a top candidate around the world. You may even receive an offer to stay on with Travel Best Bets!
Please note that internships are only available at our Vancouver head office and there is also an application and interview process. To learn more or to apply upon graduation, email us at [email protected].
I have more questions, is there someone I can talk to?
Of course! We want everyone to feel confident in their choice :) Please email any further questions to Karen at [email protected]. From here you can ask your questions directly or set up a phone call to discuss in greater detail.